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Theodorick M. Green

THEODORICK M. GREEN, merchant-banker, Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, son of John B. and Elizabeth (Leonard) Green, was born in Wilkes County, Georgia, May 19, 1846, the seventh of eleven children. Mr. Green’s father was a native of Prince George County, Virginia, and his mother a daughter of Edwin Leonard, of Wilkes County.

He attended the common schools of the county until he was fourteen years old, when he entered the store of A. A. Cleveland, Washington, as a clerk.

Two years later he entered the Confederate service as Lieutenant of Company E, Twenty-Seventh Georgia Battalion, organized at Augusta, Georgia. The command was first ordered to Savannah, and thence to Lovejoy’s Station, about thirty miles south of Atlanta on the Central Railway, to aid in obstructing Gen. Sherman’s march southward. Falling back before the Union Army, the command bore its full part in the siege of Savannah, and afterward participated in engagements at Monteith, Georgia, Pocotaligo, South Carolina, and Bentonville and Smithfield, North Carolina. At the last-named place the command was reorganized, and became a part of Elliott’s Brigade, when it was ordered to Greensboro, North Carolina, where it surrendered May 2, 1865.

Returning to Washington, Mr. Green entered into a business venture, in which, in five weeks he made $400. After this he engaged with R. H. Vickers & Co. as a clerk, with whom he remained until 1868, when, in company with his brother, the firm of Green Bros. was formed for conducting a general merchandising business. After a profitable existence of ten years the firm dissolved by the withdrawal of his brother, Mr. Green continuing until now as sole proprietor and manager, and is still doing a large and profitable business. He is also president of the Washington Exchange Bank.

Mr. Green was married June 27, 1877, to Miss Willametta, daughter of Judge Garnett Andrews, by whom he has had one child, a son. Mr. Green is held in high esteem. He is a master Mason.

Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing historical accounts of the states civil, military, industrial and professional interests and personal sketches of many of it’s people, Volume II, The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895.

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