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William Taylor Greer
Posted: 31 May 2004 4:10PM GMT
Greer, Rock, Brown, Harbin, Laha, Kidd
Looking for the parents of William Greer who married Eula Rock, children Otis who married Nannie Whitlock, Marjorie who married Joe Harbin, Mavis who married Marvin Brown and William Austin who married a Laha. most of these are associated with Larue county, but have ties with Green and Hart County, Ky. I am looking for the tie with the Kidd line.
Re: William Taylor Greer
Posted: 21 Nov 2009 12:24AM GMT
I am related to the Laha from Larue Co. KY...My tie is with William Laha who married Mattie Ballard..I have his brothers and sister and would like to know who William Austin married.
Re: William Taylor Greer
Posted: 21 Nov 2009 2:49PM GMT
Ancestors of William Austin Greer
Generation No. 1
1. William Austin Greer, born 15 Sep 1920 in Hart County, Kentucky. He was a bulldozer operator; died 23 Dec 1991 in LaRue County, Kentucky. He is buried in Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville. He was the son of 2. William Taylor Greer and 3. Eula (Beulah) Frances Rock. He married (1) Patricia LaVerne Laha 04 Sep 1947 in Kentucky. She was born 02 Mar 1925. She was the daughter of Bill (William Miles) Laha and Sally Darcus Harbin.
Generation No. 2
2. William Taylor Greer, born May 1892 in Metcalfe County; died 26 Jun 1952 in He is buried at Shady Grove Baptist Church cemetery in Metcalfe County. He was the son of 4. Gilliam T. Greer and 5. Mary L. Kidd. He married 3. Eula (Beulah) Frances Rock Abt. 1920 in Kentucky.
3. Eula (Beulah) Frances Rock, born 1896 in Metcalfe County.; died 09 Dec 1961 in Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville. She is buried at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. She was the daughter of 6. William F. Rock and 7. Flora ?.
Notes for William Taylor Greer:
In the 1920 Kentucky Census for Sulphur Well, Metcalfe County; William T. Greer was head of household and 27 years old. Living with him is his mother, Mary T. , age 53, widow. and a brother, Malcolm, 12.
Living next door was Henry T. Rock, 20, head of household, with his sister, Eula F., age 23. Also sister, Lillian M., 17; and Claud F. Rock, 7.
In the 1930 Hart County, Kentucky Census, Hardy (Hardyville?)
William T. Greer is 37 years old and his wife, Eula 33. Their children are Austin, 9; Otis, 7; Marjorie, 5; and ? Greer, 1.
Newspaper obit: around 1950-1955
William T. Greer Dies. Hodgenville, KY., June 26, 60 years, died today at his farm home six miles southeast of here near Jericho. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beulah Rock Greer; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Harbin and Mrs. Marvin Brown, Gleanings, KY; two sons, William A. and Otis Greer, Hodgenville; two sisters, Mrs. Laurence Atwell, Horse Cave, and Mrs. James Atwell, Greensburg, and two brothers, Herbert Greer, Hodgenville, and Mack Greer, Horse Cave. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Metcalfe County.
Notes for Eula (Beulah) Frances Rock:
LaRue Herald News, Dec 14, 1961:
Mrs. Eula Frances Rock Greer, age 65 years, of near Hodgenville, died late Saturday afternnon at the Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville, where she had been under treatment for many weeks.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joe Harbin and Mrs. Mavis Brown, and two sons, Austin and Otis Greer, all of Hodgenville, one sister, Mrs. M. W. ----, and three brothers, Floyd, Henry and --- Rock, all of Hardyville. Thirteen grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held Monday at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Metcalfe County with burial in the church cemetery.
Children of William Greer and Eula Rock are:
1 i. William Austin Greer, born 15 Sep 1920 in Hart County, Kentucky. He was a bulldozer operator; died 23 Dec 1991 in LaRue County, Kentucky. He is buried in Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville; married Patricia LaVerne Laha 04 Sep 1947 in Kentucky.
ii. Otis Greer, born 13 Feb 1923 in Hart County, Kentucky; died 18 Jul 1991 in Kentucky. He is buried in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery; married Nannie Ellen Whitlock 07 Apr 1950; born 06 Mar 1932 in Larue County Ky.; died 21 Dec 2008 in North Hardin Health and Rehabilitaion Center. She is buried in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church cemetery.
Notes for Otis Greer:
S2, US Navy, World War II.
OBITUARY: Otis Greer, 68, of Hodgenville, died July 18, 1991, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was a member of the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, a Navy Veteran of World War II, and a retired employee of General Electric Appliance Park in Louisville. Survivors include his wife, the former Nannie Ellen Whitlock of Hodgenville; two sons, Ronnie Wayne Greer of Louisville and Randall Dale Greer of Lexington; two daughters, Regina Gail baker of Hodgenville and Mae Denise McClure of Elizabethtown; a brother, William Austin Greer of Hodgenville; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 20 at Mt. Tabaor Baptist Chruch with the Rev. Herman Wilkins officiating. burial was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Brownfield Funeral Home in Hodgenville was in charge of arrangements.
Notes for Nannie Ellen Whitlock:
OBITUARY: Nannie Ellen Greer, 76, of Hodgenville, passed away Dec. 21, 2008 at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church; a devoted wife and mother of four. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Greer; her parents, Hubert and Ida Mae Carr Whitlock; three brothers, Kenneth, Donald and Bobby Whitlock; and a sister, Darlene Miles. Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Greer and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Louisville and Randall Greer and his wife, Joyce, of Lexington; two daughters, Regina Baker and her husband, Clarence, of Hodgenville and Denise Reynolds and her husband, Bryant, of Elizabethtown; four brothers, Leon, Asa, Berny and Tommy Whitlock; two sisters, Geneva Carroll and Ruby Perkins; eight grandchildren, Craig, Anthony and Natalie Greer, Ryan, Clarence and Paul Baker, Kyle McClure and Tristan Reynolds; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob and Nicholas Cash Greer, Chase and Conner Baker. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Billy Howell Funeral Chapel in Hodgenville with Bro. Barry Fields officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Tabor Church Cemetery
iii. Marjorie Greer, born 1925 in Hart County, Kentucky; married Joseph (Joe) Daniel Harbin; born 21 Sep 1924 in Kentucky; died 01 Jun 1988 in LaRue County, Kentucky. He is buried in Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville.
Notes for Joseph (Joe) Daniel Harbin:
LaRue County Herald News, Dec 7, 1950:
Bobby Lewis, 13, son of Mr. and Mr. Ted Lewis, of this city, won first prize in the weekly amateur show last week at the State Theatre in Elizabethtown. He was awarded $25 for his rendition of a hillbilly song.
The week before winners of the contest were Elsworth and Joe Harbin, sons of J. L. Harbin of LaRue County.
iv. Mavis Greer, born 16 Feb 1929 in Hart County, Kentucky; married Marvin Dewain Brown 17 Feb 1949 in Kentucky; born 28 Jan 1923 in Kentucky. (lived in Gleanings, KY); died 02 Aug 1979 in Kentucky. He is buried in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery.
Notes for Marvin Dewain Brown:
OBITUARY: Marvin D. Brown, age 56, of Route 3, Hodgenville, died Thursday, Aug 2, 1979 at his residence due to a heart attack according to Deputy Coroner George Bertram. He was a farmer, a veteran of WW II, and a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mavis Greer Brown; two sons, Jerry Brown, of Elizabethtown; and Mitchell Brown of Route 3, Hodgenville; one grandson; three sisters; Mrs. Lucille Seeley, Lebanon; Mrs. Lela Mae Fields, and Mrs. Mary Payton, both of Louisville; five brothers, John W. brown, Frankfort; James P. Brown, New Hope; Joseph A. Brown and Harold Brown, both of Louisville; and Robert brown, of Mt. Washington. The body was at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home until funeral services Saturday at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with Rev. Carlos Compton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Generation No. 3
4. Gilliam T. Greer, born Mar 1848 in Kentucky; died 21 Jan 1919 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. He was the son of 8. Samuel N. Greer and 9. Virginia Burd. He married 5. Mary L. Kidd 1884 in Kentucky.
5. Mary L. Kidd, born Mar 1866 in Kentucky; died Aft. 1920 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. She was living with her son in 1920. She was the daughter of 10. Alexander Kidd and 11. Mahala ?.
Notes for Gilliam T. Greer:
In the 1900 Metcalfe County Kentucky census;
Gilliam T. Greer was 52 years old, and married 16 years to Mary L., 34, mother of 8, 6 living chilren. The children were Cordelia A., 13; Bessie F., 10; William T., 8; Idia F., 5; Mary M., 3; Hubbard O., 4 months.
In the 1910 Metcalfe County Kentucky Census;
Gilliam T. Greer was 62 years old and married 26 years to Mary L., 44, mother of 11, 7 living children. The children at home: Ida F., 15; Mary M., 12; Herbert O., 10; Edwin T., 7; Malcom F., 2. Also in the home, Alexander C. Kidd, 84, father-in-law.
Children of Gilliam Greer and Mary Kidd are:
i. ? Greer, born in (ONE OF THE GIRLS BELOW); married Laurence Atwell; born in (Lived in Horse Cave, KY).
ii. ? Greer, born in (ONE OF THE GIRLS BELOW); married James Atwell; born in (lived in Greensburg, KY).
iii. Mack Greer, born in (MALCOLM ?) (lived in Horse Cave, KY).
iv. Cordelia A. Greer, born Sep 1886 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
v. Bessie F. Greer, born Sep 1889 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
2 vi. William Taylor Greer, born May 1892 in Metcalfe County; died 26 Jun 1952 in He is buried at Shady Grove Baptist Church cemetery in Metcalfe County; married Eula (Beulah) Frances Rock Abt. 1920 in Kentucky.
vii. Ida F. Greer, born Nov 1894 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
viii. Mary M. Greer, born Jun 1897 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
ix. Herbert O. Greer, born Jan 1900 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky (Lived in Hodgenville, KY).
x. Edwin J. Greer, born 1903 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
xi. Malcom F. Greer, born 1908.
6. William F. Rock, born 1857 in Kentucky. He married 7. Flora ? 1892 in Kentucky.
7. Flora ?, born 1870 in Kentucky.
Notes for William F. Rock:
In the 1910 Kentucky Census, Lafayette, Metcalfe County,
William F. Rock was 53 years old and married 2nd to Flora, age 40, 1st marriage, for 18 years. She is mother of 4, 3 living children.
In the home: Eula F., 13; Henry T., 10; Lillian M., 7; and from his first marriage, Joseph I. Rock, age 22. Also in the home, mother, Susan Stilts, age 89, widowed, mother of 6, 4 living children.
Children of William Rock and Flora ? are:
i. Floyd Rock
ii. Joseph I. Rock, born 1882 in Kentucky.
3 iii. Eula (Beulah) Frances Rock, born 1896 in Metcalfe County.; died 09 Dec 1961 in Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville. She is buried at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery; married William Taylor Greer Abt. 1920 in Kentucky.
iv. Henry T. Rock, born 1900 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
v. Lillian M. Rock, born 1903 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
vi. Claude F. Rock, born 1913 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
Generation No. 4
8. Samuel N. Greer, born 1825 in Warren County, Kentucky; died 26 Oct 1876 in Hart County, Kentucky. He was the son of 16. Jesse Greer and 17. Cassandra Ann Hedger. He married 9. Virginia Burd.
9. Virginia Burd, born 1815 in Kentucky.
Notes for Samuel N. Greer:
1860 census, Hart County, Kentucky, 28 June 1860
S. N. Greer, 35, Distiller, ALL b.KY
Lucrecia B., 14
Gillem T., 12
Louisa A., 10
William H., 8
Nancy K., 4
1870 census, Caverna, Hart County, Kentucky, 22 June 1870
Greer, S. N., 45, farmer, ALL b.KY
Louisa A., 19
William H. N., 17
Sampae, 9, F
John W., 13
Notes for Virginia Burd:
1880 census, Hart County, Kentucky, 5 June 1880
Greer, Virginia,65, ALL b.KY
Gilliam T., 31 son, farmer
William H., 26, son, farmer
Louise Ann, 25, dau
Mary Jane, 23, dau-in-law
Sam P., 20, dau [sic] [ Sampae in 1870 census ]
Cora A., 2, granddaughter
Children of Samuel Greer and Virginia Burd are:
i. Lucrecia B. Greer, born 1845 in Kentucky.
4 ii. Gilliam T. Greer, born Mar 1848 in Kentucky; died 21 Jan 1919 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky; married Mary L. Kidd 1884 in Kentucky.
iii. Louisa A. Greer, born 1850 in Kentucky.
iv. William H. N. Greer, born 1852 in Kentucky.
v. Nancy K. Greer, born 1855 in Kentucky.
vi. John W. Greer, born 1856 in Kentucky.
vii. Lampae Greer, born 1860 in Kentucky.
10. Alexander Kidd, born 1826 in Virginia. He was the son of 20. ? Kidd and 21. Lucy ?. He married 11. Mahala ?.
11. Mahala ?, born 1828 in Virginia.
Notes for Alexander Kidd:
In the 1870 Green County Census, Alex C. Kidd was 44 and his wife, Mahala, 41. The children were: Clarinda, 20; Susanah, 17; Francis, 13; Nancy, 10; Florence, 7; Mary, 5; Amana, 8 months. Also in the home, Lucy Kidd, age 83, born in Virginia.
Children of Alexander Kidd and Mahala ? are:
i. William Barnett Kidd, born 28 Jul 1847 in Green County, Kentucky; died 10 Sep 1937 in Center, Metcalfe County, Kentucky. Buried in Kidd Cemetery in Green County, Kentucky; married Eliza Jane Young 04 Feb 1866; born 09 Apr 1848 in Green County, Kentucky; died 30 Jan 1938 in Green County, Kentucky.
Notes for William Barnett Kidd:
In the 1920 Kentucky census, Sulphur Well, Metcalfe County;
William B. Kidd was 72 years old and his wife, Lizie J., 71. They lived alont but next door to some of their family.
ii. Clarinda A. Kidd, born 1850.
iii. Susannah C. Kidd, born 1853.
iv. Frances K. Kidd, born 1855.
v. Nancy W. Kidd, born 1859.
vi. Florence Kidd, born 1863.
5 vii. Mary L. Kidd, born Mar 1866 in Kentucky; died Aft. 1920 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. She was living with her son in 1920; married Gilliam T. Greer 1884 in Kentucky.
viii. Amana Kidd, born 1870.
Generation No. 5
16. Jesse Greer, born 1806 in Kentucky; died Aft. 04 Jul 1870 in Hart County, Kentucky at age 64. He married 17. Cassandra Ann Hedger Abt. 1824 in Kentucky.
17. Cassandra Ann Hedger, born 1806 in Kentucky; died Aft. Jun 1880 in Hart County, Kentucky.
Children of Jesse Greer and Cassandra Hedger are:
8 i. Samuel N. Greer, born 1825 in Warren County, Kentucky; died 26 Oct 1876 in Hart County, Kentucky; married Virginia Burd.
ii. Pascal Greer, born 1829 in Kentucky.
iii. William Greer, born 1830 in Kentucky; died 1853.
iv. Sarah Ann Greer, born 1834 in Kentucky.
v. Robert S. Greer, born 1836 in Kentucky.
vi. James P. Greer, born 1838 in Kentucky.
vii. Nancy L. Greer, born 1843 in Kentucky.
viii. Susan Greer, born 1847 in Kentucky; died in \.
ix. Jesse Greer, born 1850 in Kentucky; died 1858.
x. Serimus Greer, born 1856 in Kentucky.
xi. John W. Greer, born 1857 in Kentucky.
xii. Mitchell Greer, born 1858 in Kentucky.
20. ? Kidd, born Abt. 1785 in Virginia. He married 21. Lucy ?.
21. Lucy ?, born 1787 in Virginia.
Child of ? Kidd and Lucy ? is:
10 i. Alexander Kidd, born 1826 in Virginia; married Mahala ?.
Re: William Taylor Greer - Claude Greer - Hart County Kentucky
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 2:08PM GMT
Paschal (also shown as Pascal) Greer, son of Jesse, had a son shown as "Claudia" in the 1880 census. I believe that "Claudia" is actually Claude W. Greer, born abt 1873 in Kentucky (according to 1930 census in CA). He married Minnie Tatum in Texas, and they had several children.
I have been searching for my great-grandfather's lineage and have hit the same dead-end that many others have. My Claude had a son that he also named Paschal - with that extra "h". I cannot locate any birth or burial records for Claude W Greer. He died in Santa Clara County CA, but I have no confirmation of date.
If you have any information on Jesse & Cassandra's son Claudia/Claude, that might help me confirm my theory, that would be wonderful.
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