Biography - S. F. Greene

S. F. GREENE, ex-sheriff of Greene county, is a son of George Greene, who was a native of Kentucky, and who, in 1819, removed with his family to what is now known as Greene county, and located on Kane Prairie. S. F. Greene, the subject of this sketch, was born December 13th, 1820, and might well be termed an old settler of this county. His advantages for education were extremely limited, owing to the distance of the schools and the general incapacity of the teachers. The deep snows and terrible scenes of those early times are yet fresh in his mind, and fully corroborate the statements made in this and similar publications. In 1846, Mr. Greene was married to Miss Polly Witt, daughter of Hon. Franklin Witt, well known as a state senator and representative. His wife died in 1850, at the age of twenty-four, and in 1852 Mr. G. was married to Miss Eliza J. Witt, sister of his first wife.

Mr. Greene has been identified with the democratic party ever since the commencement of his voting career, and was elected to the responsible position of sheriff of Greene county by a majority exceeding twelve hundred. Mr. Greene is a wide-awake citizen, who believes in progress and reform. His extensive farm of over five hundred acres attests his business management and industrious habits.

Extracted 07 Sep 2018 by Norma Hass from Atlas Map of Greene County Illinois, 1873, page 46.

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