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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Greene Mess

I thought I had Christopher Greene's history back to England, apparently I do not.
I had it that Christopher Greene was born 1786 in Rhode Island to James Greene (born 1761) and Susannah Lynch (born 1760-62) married 1784.
Here is the problem, the James Greene who married Susannah Lynch was born 1724, four YEARS before his supposed father, Elisha!!
Yeah, I call that a snafu.
I cant get it to copy and paste, but I will type it up.

History of Waitsfield (book)
(page 326)

4. Elisha Greene (James, James, John) was born in Warwick, RI, Aug 5, 1698; Called "Elder"; blacksmith; res. Cranston, RI; ordained as Baptist minister, July 30, 1764; died at Gloucester, RI, 1780.
He married (1) Sept 26, 1723, Martha, daughter of James Brown, b Oct 12, 1703; d July 27, 1725; (2) Mar 13, 1727 to Abigail, wid. Arthur Fenner and daughter of John Dexter, b April 26, 1696; d Jan 11, 1770.
Children:
5. i. James b Sept 15, 1724
    ii Elisha b 1728 d Mar 13 1776 m 1750 Hannah Gorton
   iii Abigail m Mar 21 1767 to Solomon Owens

5. James Greene (Elisha, James, James, John) was born in Providence, RI, Sept 15, 1724; merchant, deacon, died at Gloucester RI soon after 1782 (this is a mistake, as he and Susannah married in 1784)
He married (1) Dec 12, 1745, Freelove, daughter of Elder Thomas Burlingame, b 1727 d Mar 6 1751 (2) Sept 4 1754 to Abigail Freeley of Newport who d before 1780.  (3) Aug 19, 1784 to Susannah Lynch at Portsmouth.  (I know this is true, I have seen a copy of their marriage)
Children:
6.  i Daniel b Oct 10 1747
     ii Elisha b 1748
     iii Josiah b 1750; his will, dated Dec 21, 1790, was proved Jan 28, 1791; m Susannah Vaughn
     iv John Morley b 1760 d after 1822
     v Thomas b 1766 m Susannah Blackmar
     vi Susannah m (1) Nov 6, 1791 Dr Nathaniel Richmond (2) Sept 11, 1795

As you can see above, Susannah and James most likely never had any children together.  So where this James born 1761 comes from is beyond me.
I have taken that James off of my tree, simply put a James as father to Christopher (as when I was doing some research, as noted in a blog a day or two ago, that I found in the Warren County website, that there is a James that is father to Christopher.)
Just who that James is, is a mystery at this time.

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