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Nancy Potter Green
Birth: Dec. 30, 1793
Death: Dec. 20, 1867

The Greens were early pioneers & settled 1/2 mile north of New Salem, Illinois.

Bowling Green was a close friend and mentor to Abraham Lincoln.
Bowling Green sort of nudged Abraham Lincoln into politics.
Bowling and Nancy Green took Mr. Lincoln into their home when he was despondent over the death of Ann Rutledge. They may have saved his life
since many witnesses felt that Mr. Lincoln was close to suicide.
Abraham Lincoln again stayed with Mrs. Green after his friend Bowling Green died. He escorted Mrs. to and from the funeral and delivered a eulogy. (bio by: Michael Ratliff Lutz) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Rebekah Reavis Potter (1778 - 1818)
 
 Spouse:
  Bowling Green (1786 - 1842)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth R. Greene Abell (1822 - 1847)*
  William Carroll Green (1825 - 1903)*
  Jane McNulty Green (1828 - 1843)*
  Nancy Amanda Greene Harrison (1830 - 1903)*
  Delilah Green Blatchly (1832 - 1895)*
  Bowling Green (1834 - 1864)*
  McHenry Greene (1837 - 1896)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Potter Green (1793 - 1867)
  Edward Bunn Potter (1795 - 1863)*
  Delilah Armstrong Potter Short (1803 - 1861)*
  John Potter (1808 - 1900)*
  Royal Potter (1812 - 1878)*
  Elijah Potter (1813 - 1876)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Petersburg
Menard County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 15, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 21363
Nancy <i>Potter</i> Green
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Nancy <i>Potter</i> Green
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Nancy <i>Potter</i> Green
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- Jackie Howard
 Added: Dec. 30, 2013
Merry Christmas to my 3rd great-grandmother.
- Michael Ratliff Lutz
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013

- DENA ANN
 Added: Dec. 20, 2013
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