Transcribed from the Andover News, November 1, 1912.


Caroline Clarke Greene

Caroline Clarke Greene, was born in Brookfield, Madison County, N.Y., January 3, 1823 and died in Independence, N.Y., October 21, 1912. She was the sixth of a family of eight children born to Samuel and Tacy Maxson Clarke. Mrs. Emily Wells, of Little Genesee and Mr. Jerry Clarke, of Andover, are the only surviving children.

Eighty-six years ago, she removed from Brookfield to this locality which has since been her home. Shortly after moving here her mother died and she with her three brothers and four sisters were left alone in those new and wooded hills of Allegany Co. So far, as we know she was the oldest early settler of this vicinity.

On October 14, 1853 she was married to William Bliven Green [sic], who died about 13 years ago. To them were born three children Jennie May, who died when four years old, Mrs. Lucy Randolph, of Fouke, Ark. and John Greene with whom she lived since the death of her husband.

Aunt Caroline as we all called her was baptized by Rev. Stillman Coon and became a member of the church when a young girl. She was also one of the first members of the Ladies’ Aid Society and has been a most faithful worker in all kinds of religious work. It can be truly said that the world was much the better for her having lived in it.