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William Poorman Green

William Poorman Green was born February 26, 1821, at Bellefonte, Centre Co., PA.  In 1840, at the age of 19 years, he made a contract to cut wood in Clarion Co., and on the way he stopped for the night at the home of Andrew Vasbinder, in Rose Township.  There he met Isabella, one of the Vasbinder daughters.  Two years later, on March 24, 1842, they were married, and made their home at Bellefonte for a time.  In 1852, they built a home in Rose Township on land purchased from Octavius Pickering.  Mr. Green was a farmer and lumberman, piloting rafts of timber down Redbank Creek and the Allegheny River.

William and Isabella were the parents of eight children: Nancy Mary Haugh, Sarah Catherine Deibler, Margaret Anna, Huldah Barbara McCracken, William Albert, Rosa Belle Undercoffer, John Charles, and Myrtle B.

Isabella was born July 11, 1823, in Jefferson County, and died March 19, 1892, just 5 days before their 50th wedding anniversary. She was buried in the Green family cemetery on their farm.  William died on April 27, 1903, and was buried beside his wife. 

("Tombstone Hoppin", Volume I, p. 50)

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