Wharton J. Green (1831 - 1910) came to my attention as the father of Sarah who married 1st Pembroke Jones and 2nd Henry Walters (See Relatively Fiction blog entry here). While researching Sarah, Wharton Green's book of Recollections was mentioned.
Wharton J. Green was born at St. Mark's Florida to Thomas J. & Sarah (Wharton) Green.
(St. Mark's, Florida Lighthouse)
Wharton Green attended Georgetown, the United States Military Academy and Cumberland University in Tennessee. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was commissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel for the Confederate Army. Lt. Col. Green was wounded at Washington, North Carolina in 1862; taken prisoner at Roanoke Island on 8 February 1862.
He was wounded again at Gettysburg and taken prisoner on a train carrying wounded soldiers from the field of Gettysburg 3 July 1863 and confined at Johnson's Island on Lake Erie (Ohio) according to this source.
Wharton Green's father, Thomas, was known as General Thomas Jefferson Green of Texas fame and his mother, Sarah, was the daughter of Jesse Wharton, a U.S. Senator from Nashville, Tennessee. General Green (1802-1863) participated in the Somervell and the Mier expeditions in the Texas War of Independence and was also a Confederate Officer in the Civil War. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Warren Co., North Carolina (according to findagrave).
After the Civil War, Wharton Green lived in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and represented North Carolina as a congressman in the 48th & 49th Congress. He is buried in the Cross Creek Cemetery #2 in Cumberland Co., N.C., as is his first wife, Esther (Ellery) Green and possibly his second wife, Adeline (Burr) Davis Green. Adeline was the widow of Supreme Court Justice David Davis who was the executor of Abraham Lincoln's estate.
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