Velmor Floyd Green (1897-1984) and Ellen Collins (1898-1970) of Alabama

Green-Collins Marriage St. Clair County, Alabama. Book 1, page 173

Green-Collins Marriage St. Clair County, Alabama. Book 1, page 173

Is Floyd is the son of William Roland Green (1852-1935) and Amanda Elizabeth Underwood (1855-1931)? William and Amanda were married in 1872 in Bartow County, Georgia. They moved to Alabama between 1870 and 1880 and died in Pell City, St. Clair County, Alabama. They are buried in the old Pell City Cemetery. In the 1910 U.S. census for Eden, St. Clair County, Alabama, William and Manda Green have a 12-year-old son named Floyd [enumerated as Flard]. This family hasn’t been found in the 1900 or 1920 census so the available information on Floyd is thin right now. Research in Blount County (Floyd’s place of birth per his World War I draft registration) and in St. Clair County, where it appears he died, is planned. In the 1880 U.S. census William and Amanda were living in Blount County, Alabama, so that fits with Floyd’s claimed birth place.Velmor Floyd Green married Miss Ellen Collins in Calhoun County, Alabama, on 21 February 1915 (Marriage Book 1, p. 173). Calhoun County is adjacent to the¬†northeast portion of St. Clair County. Ellen was named as the wife of “Felmer” Floyd Green on the 1918 World War I draft registration form filed in St. Clair County. Floyd signed his name on the form, but the first name is truncated (see image). The only clue that Floyd might be the son of William is that he gave Bartow County, Georgia, as the birth place of his father. William Roland Green was almost certainly born there since his parents, Edwin and Nancy Green, were living there in 1850 – while it was still called Cass County.

Floyd’s draft registration form describes him as tall and slender with light hair and blue eyes. These physical characteristics are similar to close kin of William Roland Green, Floyd’s possible father.

Green, Floyd_WWI Draft Reg_1 WWI Draft Reg_2

If anyone has information on this family that will help me determine if Floyd is or is not the son of William and Amanda Green, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Just leave a comment on this page and I’ll respond. I’m happy to share what I’ve found on these Green families.

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