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 Green Berry Chaney

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Green Berry Chaney

Birth
Wilkes County, Georgia, USA
Death
13 Jan 1853 (aged 58–59)
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, USA
Burial
Lavaca, Choctaw County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID
155165389 View Source

Wife: Caroline Hainsworth (Williamson )Chaney 1807-1865
Beginning about 1820 Green Berry and his brother Peyton Cherry Chaney bought land in Sumter and Washington Counties. G.B. was a genius at making and handling money and acquiring land; he owned nearly 20,000 acres of land and 200 or more slaves and was probably the richest man in Choctaw County in 1850. Peyton died unmarried and without issue and left his Washington County land to Green Berry; thus upon G.B.'s death he had land in Sumter, Choctaw, Marengo and Washington counties, on both sides of the Tombigbee River.
He and Caroline had 13 Children whom they reared on their plantation OAKCHAI in Choctaw County, Alabama:
Emanuel Burgess (b.1823 - d.1853)
Sarah Cato (b.1825 - d.1881)
James P. (b.1826 - d.1841)
William P. (b.1830)
Caroline Virginia (b.1831)
Octavia (b.1836 - d.1855)
and her twin
Olivia (b.1836)
Bailey E. (b.1838 - d.1857)
Green Berry,Jr. (b.1840 - d. 1909)
Isabella (b.1843)
Caroline L. (b.1846 - d.1897)
Albert Bona (b.1849 - d.1859) and
Percy W.

There is some confusion about his widow Caroline as the marriage warrant lists her as "Caroline Hainsworth." But it has long been believed that she was indeed, the eldest child of John Williamson (of Davidson County, Tennessee) and his wife, Vashti Coleman, daughter of the Patriot, Francis Coleman and his wife Margaret Daniel who were early settlers in St. Stephens, AL. Charles Fox Williamson and Daniel Mobley Williamson were her younger brothers. The regularity of the dates of the siblings' births would indicate this to be true.

Wife: Caroline Hainsworth (Williamson )Chaney 1807-1865
Beginning about 1820 Green Berry and his brother Peyton Cherry Chaney bought land in Sumter and Washington Counties. G.B. was a genius at making and handling money and acquiring land; he owned nearly 20,000 acres of land and 200 or more slaves and was probably the richest man in Choctaw County in 1850. Peyton died unmarried and without issue and left his Washington County land to Green Berry; thus upon G.B.'s death he had land in Sumter, Choctaw, Marengo and Washington counties, on both sides of the Tombigbee River.
He and Caroline had 13 Children whom they reared on their plantation OAKCHAI in Choctaw County, Alabama:
Emanuel Burgess (b.1823 - d.1853)
Sarah Cato (b.1825 - d.1881)
James P. (b.1826 - d.1841)
William P. (b.1830)
Caroline Virginia (b.1831)
Octavia (b.1836 - d.1855)
and her twin
Olivia (b.1836)
Bailey E. (b.1838 - d.1857)
Green Berry,Jr. (b.1840 - d. 1909)
Isabella (b.1843)
Caroline L. (b.1846 - d.1897)
Albert Bona (b.1849 - d.1859) and
Percy W.

There is some confusion about his widow Caroline as the marriage warrant lists her as "Caroline Hainsworth." But it has long been believed that she was indeed, the eldest child of John Williamson (of Davidson County, Tennessee) and his wife, Vashti Coleman, daughter of the Patriot, Francis Coleman and his wife Margaret Daniel who were early settlers in St. Stephens, AL. Charles Fox Williamson and Daniel Mobley Williamson were her younger brothers. The regularity of the dates of the siblings' births would indicate this to be true.


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