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David Cook Greeson
Birth: Mar. 9, 1822
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1885
Hardin County
Tennessee, USA

According to the David Greeson bible record, David was born Thompson's Creek in Bedford County, Tennessee. He was married three times and was the father of fifteen children.

David is found as the head of the household on the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 census of Hardin County, Tennessee. His occupation, in all cases was listed, as farmer.

He joined Green Mount Masonic Lodge #216 in Jan. 1856. This Lodge was located at Houston, Wayne Co., TN. In 1861 he affiliated with Loweryville Lodge #298 at Loweryville, Hardin Co., TN. He served as Treasurer in 1884.

Family tradition states that David died on his knees in church. This has been verified by an obituary which appeared in the Savannah Courier, published Savannah, Hardin Co., TN on Dec. 3, 1885 which reads: "Mr. David Greeson, an estimable citizen living on Horse Creek, died very suddenly, while kneeling in prayer, on last Sunday".

Proof that David C. is the son of Henry and Elizabeth Greeson is found in the Eastern Cherokee application (#42406) of his son Martin Cook Greeson.

The names of his wives and children are found in the David Greeson bible.

Photo of old gravestone was made in 1978. In 1993 the present stone was purchased by Virgil White, Allene Banks Haney and Sandra Haney Tedford. 
Family links: 
  Henry Christopher Greeson (1788 - 1856)
  Elizabeth Cook Greeson (1794 - 1882)
  Flora Ann McFadgen Greeson (1822 - 1852)*
  Sarah Ann Gifford Greeson (____ - 1857)*
  Sarah Ann Elizabeth Berry Greeson (1836 - 1916)*
  Lucinda Annabel Greeson (1844 - 1844)*
  Catherine Elizabeth Greeson Davis (1846 - 1918)*
  Henry Clay Greeson (1848 - 1888)*
  Louisa Jane Greeson Johnston (1854 - 1931)*
  Flora Ann Greeson Lawson (1855 - 1946)*
  William David Greeson (1860 - 1935)*
  Margaret Rebecca Emma Greeson Lutts (1862 - 1950)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Greeson Johnson (1865 - 1913)*
  Martin Cook Greeson (1866 - 1914)*
  Nancy Caroline Greeson Stricklin (1871 - 1948)*
  Dorothy Turley Greeson Sims (1817 - 1896)*
  Hartwell Greeson (1819 - 1910)*
  David Cook Greeson (1822 - 1885)
  William Riley Greeson (1829 - 1903)*
  John L. Greeson (1835 - 1875)*
  Henry C. Greeson (1839 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Inscription -
"Son of Henry C. and Elizabeth (Cook)" (front)
"Husband of
Flora Ann McFadgen
Sarah Ann Gifford
Sarah Ann Elizabeth Berry"
Gillis Mills Cemetery
Hardin County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Sandra Haney Tedford
Record added: Sep 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97134600
David Cook Greeson
Added by: Sandra Haney Tedford
David Cook Greeson
Added by: Sandra Haney Tedford
David Cook Greeson
Added by: Sandra Haney Tedford
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for my 3rd great grandfather
- Diana
 Added: Jan. 27, 2015
Blessings, David
- Cheryl
 Added: Aug. 11, 2014
For my great-great-grandfather.
- Sandra Haney Tedford
 Added: Sep. 15, 2012
This page is sponsored by: Sandra Haney Tedford

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