David S. Green (Grenada County)


David S. Green

State House: 1872-1875

Born in South Carolina. Methodist Episcopal minister. Listed on the 1870 and 1880 census in Grenada County with wife Lucy.

“Dave Green or ‘Bishop Green,’ as he was called, was a negro preacher who lived in Grenada. He was a devoted friend of Price and Kelley. Dave Green was elected to the legislature as a representative, though he had been convicted of hog stealing just before the election. He was a very black, common, old negro.”
(Julia C. Brown, “Reconstruction in Yalobusha and Grenada Counties,” Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, Vol. 12, 1912)


Signature of David S. Green from an 1874 petition to Governor Ames