James T. Green was born in Knox county, Kentucky, October 13, 1833. His father is a native of Goochland county, Virginia, and his mother a native of Kentucky. His parents came to Daviess county when he was four years of age, and purchased a farm near Gallatin, where they lived nineteen years. James T. was there reared and educated, and remained until he removed to Monroe township. His attention was given to farming previous to making his home in Hamilton, Caldwell county, where he was engaged in the stage and livery business for nine years, when he returned to Daviess county and resumed farming. His father and himself have been leading citizens of the county, the former having been elected judge of the county in 1844, and again elected in 1849; and was also sheriff of the county at one time;
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Mr. Green was married, March 16, 1856, to Miss Mary J. Foley, a resident of Daviess county, and daughter of Elijah and Mary Blachley Foley, both natives of Virginia. They have seven children: Oscar, William H., Charles 0., Pleasant T., Mary A., Merriwether and James H.