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Greene Family



Thanks to my late cousin Ted for information and leads on the 19th century Greene Family. Based on my research,
"Coventry R.I. Historical Cemeteries" by Eddleman and Sterling (1998), and "The Greenes of Quidnesset"
by Ray Greene Huling (1883/1884; reprinted 1983 in "Genealogies of R.I. Families from R.I. Periodicals," Vol. I,
pp. 362 - 411), this Greene Family descended possibly from the John Greene of Quidnesset line. There is still
considerable controversy on the early John Greene of Quidnesset Family, and no definitive genealogy exists on the
Greenes who are descended from John Greene Jr. For a good review of the controversy of the early John Greene of
Quidnesset Family, click here.
Some researchers believe that "John Greene Jr." is an unrelated individual to John Greene of Quidnesset who moved
into the East Greenwich area during the time of the Fones Purchase (middle to late 1600's). Naming patterns in
the descendants of "John Greene Jr.", however, specifically the frequent names of "John Greene," "Daniel Greene,"
"Benjamin Greene," "Enfield Greene," and "Robert Greene" suggest a descent from John Greene of Quidnesset.
I have used the old (and perhaps incorrect) interpretation that John Greene Jr. is the son of John Greene of
Quidnesset. This Greene Family has been one of the most difficult families that I have personally researched.
Thanks to my distant cousin Elaine for researching the Abigail6 Greene (1796 - 1885) line.


The migration of this Greene Family started with John Greene in Quidnesset, which is part of modern day North
Kingstown and south of the old town of Warwick. Parts of the family moved to East Greenwich and Warwick in the
latter half of the 1600's, and then to Coventry by the 1700's. Some branches of the family moved to neighboring
West Greenwich in the 1700's.






John1 Greene (of Quidnesset)
b. ? in Gillingham, Dorcetshire, England?
m. Bef. 1643?   Joan (Beggarly)?   b. ?   d. ? in East Greenwich, R.I.?
d. Between March 24, 1681 - September 25, 1685 in North Kingstown, R.I.?

John Greene came to Rhode Island by 1639 at the latest with Richard Smith and worked in the trading post that
Richard Smith established at Quidnesset. The nearby town of Warwick was not founded until 1642. John Greene and
Richard Smith were involved in the squabble between the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the colonies of Connecticut
and Rhode Island over the lands in the Narragansett Bay region. John Greene eventually made amends with the
colony of Rhode Island, giving his oath of allegiance to Rhode Island on May 20, 1671. He purchased lands in East
Greenwich and on the island of Jamestown. This information is from Austin's "Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode
Island" and William E. Wright's "John Greene of Quidnesset" web page (see above link) and his "Ancestors and
Descendants of William Browning Greene and Mary Hoxsie Lewis with Allied Families," 1993, pages 118-120.


children:
Edward2 Greene (Abt. 1643 - 1717)
Daniel2 Greene (Abt. 1647 - 1730)
Henry2 Greene (Bef. 1650 - 1694?) (moved to New Jersey)
***John2 Greene Jr. (1651? - 1729)
Robert2 Greene (1653 - ?) (moved to Virginia or New Jersey)
James2 Greene (1655 - 1728)
Sarah2 Greene (? - 1670?)
Mary2 Greene (? - 1670?)
Benjamin2 Greene (Abt. 1665 - 1719)
Enfield2 Greene (? - ?)
Welthian2 Greene (? - ?)





***John2 Greene Jr. (John1 (of Quidnesset) )
b. June 6, 1651? in Quidnesset, R.I.
m. Abt. 1684   Abigail D. Wardwell?   b. ?    in Ipswich, Mass.?    d. ? in Warwick, R.I.?
d. October 6, 1729 in Warwick, R.I.

It is unclear where John Greene Jr. lived during the late 1670's. He may have moved to Newport, R.I. or New York.
He was involved in the Fones Purchase in East Greenwich, R.I. during the 1680's and may have sold this land by
1690. In my opinion, John lived in East Greenwich and had his first three children there until the early 1690's.
He then apparently moved north to southern Warwick as his will proved in Warwick in 1729 distributes his land in
"Cowesett east and west of the river," presumably in the vicinity of Apponaug Cove, to his sons. His son Uzal
(also spelled Usal or Youzel)'s marriage to Susannah Hill is recorded in Warwick in January 1727 (Arnold's VR of
Warwick). Uzal's first four children are recorded in Warwick from 1728 to 1735. These same children are also
recorded in Coventry, R.I. along with Uzal's last two children from 1738 to 1740 (Arnold VR of Coventry). The
middle to late 1730's appear to be the years that several of John Greene Jr.'s sons moved to Coventry, R.I.
This information is from Austin's "Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island" and William E. Wright's "John Greene
of Quidnesset" web page. See also "The Greenes of Quidnesset" by Ray Greene Huling.


children:
***James 3 Greene (1685 - 1771)
John3 Greene (1688 - 1756)
Jane3 Greene (1691 - ?)
Uzal (Usal or Youzel)3 Greene (1694 - ?)
Ebenezer3 Greene (? - 1789?)
Robert3 Greene (? - 1752?)
William3 Greene (? - ?)
Enfield3 Greene (? - 1729)
Mary3 Greene (? - 1750)
Hannah3 Greene (? - ?)





***Captain James3 Greene (John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset))
b. August 18, 1685 in East Greenwich, R.I.?
m. December 18, 1717    Rebecca Cahoone     b. Abt. 1702    d. July 21, 1786 in Coventry, R.I.
d. May 9, 1771 in Coventry, R.I.
burial: Maple Root Cemetery (CY135), Coventry, R.I.

James lived at “Maroon Swamp” which is the area of modern day Coventry Center north of Harkney Hill.
His wife Rebecca was the daughter of Nathaniel Cahoone, who was a resident of Warwick, R.I. in the
early 1700’s (see his Earmark Record in “The Early Records of the Town of Warwick,” E.A. Johnson Co.,
Providence, R.I., 1926, p. 10).


children:
Nathaniel4 Greene Esq. (1718 - 1809)
James4 Greene (1720 - 1797)
Wardwell4 Greene (1723 - ?)
Col. Isaac4 Greene (1724 - 1796)
Patience4 Greene (1727 - Aft. 1771)
Charles4 Greene (1729 - 1758)
Othniel4 Greene (Abt. 1731 - Bef. 1760)
Rebecca4 Greene (? - Aft. 1771)
Jane4 Greene (Abt. 1737 - 1796)
***John 4 Greene





Grave of Captain James Greene (1685 - 1771) in the Maple Root Cemetery in Coventry, R.I.
See Dr. Bill Eddleman and John Sterling’s excellent “Coventry Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries,”
Coventry Historical Cemetery No. 135, “fieldstone sketches from section I,” no. I9, for a
sketch with transcription of this gravestone.





Grave of “Rebekah” (Cahoone) Greene (Abt. 1702 - 1786), wife of Capt. James Greene in
Maple Root Cemetery. See the above work by Eddleman and Sterling, “fieldstone sketches
from section I,” no. I10, for a sketch with transcription of this gravestone.





Picture of the gravestone of Nathaniel Greene Esq. (1718 - 1809) in the Greene-Johnson
Lot (Coventry Hist. Cem. 51) on Arrowhead Road in Conventry, R.I.






This is the negative image of the above picture with letters of the gravestone slightly more legible. The gravestone states:
“Nathaniel Greene Esq., son of James and Rebecca Greene, and grandson of J. Greene of London, died
Sept. 2, 1809, Aged 91 yrs. 2 mos. 18 days.”
The gravestone inscription is controversial as it gives evidence that the descendants of John Greene Jr. are
not descendants of John Greene of Quidnesset. As some researchers claim, John Greene Jr. was an independent
Englishman who came to Rhode Island before the time of the Fones Purchase in East Greenwich in the 1680’s.
Many of the men of the Fones Purchase were former soldiers who served in King Phillip’s War in 1676 and
were rewarded land in East Greenwich for their service. It is possible that our “John Greene Jr.” immigrated
from England to Rhode Island before King Phillip’s War, served as a soldier in King Phillip’s War, then settled
in East Greenwich and later Warwick, R.I.





***John4 Greene (James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset) )
b. Abt. 1742? in Coventry, R.I.
m1. Bef. 1762    Abigail Greene? or Matteson?     b. ?    d. ? in Coventry, R.I.?
m2. Abt. 1774 Elizabeth Nichols     b. ?    d. ?
d. May 6, 1796 in Coventry, R.I.?
burial: Maple Root Cemetery, Coventry, R.I. (CY135).

The Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot Index lists John Greene as having performed patriotic service to
the American Cause during the American Revolution. There was a SAR marker between John and Daniel Greene's
gravestones in Sept. 2003. John served on the Town Council of Coventry, Rhode Island during the
Revolutionary War (see “Rhode Island History,” Vol. 29, February & May 1970, “Democracy in Rhode Island,” p. 8).
The 1796 Coventry probate record of John Greene clearly identifies him as a son of James Greene and the husband
of Elizabeth. The identification of John as a son of Ebenezer Greene by Ray Greene Huling and others
appears to be a mistake (see "The Greenes of Quidnesset" by Ray Greene Huling, The Narragansett Historical
Register, 1883/1884, Vol. 2 in 1983 GPC Reprint “Genealogies of Rhode Island Familes from Rhode Island
Periodicals,” Vol. 1, p. 381)

There is strong family oral tradition in both of John’s sons Daniel and Silas Greene’s familes that their
descendants were cousins of Rhode Island General Nathanael Greene. John Greene’s first wife Abigail has not
had her maiden surname clearly identified. However, she is not a strong candidate to have come from the Rhode Island
Warwick Greene Family (the John Greene the Surgeon Family, which General Nathanael Greene descended from).
The probable explanation for the family tradition of kinship with “Nathanael Greene” is that one of John Greene’s
brothers is, in fact, named “Nathaniel” Greene. Nathaniel Greene, Esq. was born in 1718 and lived in the same vicinity
of Coventry, namely Maroon Swamp (modern Coventry Center), Harkney Hill, and the Maple Root Church.
Nathaniel Greene, Esq. is buried in the Greene-Johnson Lot on Arrowhead Road, Coventry Historical
Cemetery 51 (see Eddleman and Sterling’s “Coventry R.I. Historical Cemeteries,” #51). Historical Cemetery 51
is located less than one mile from the Maple Root Cemetery #135, where James Greene, John Greene, and
Daniel Greene are buried. With several of John Greene’s descendants moving to New York, it is easy to
understand how the incorrect family story of kinship with General Nathanael Greene got started.


children1:
***Daniel 5 Greene
Silas5 Greene (1765 - 1855) (Silas moved to New York and had several descendants)


children2:
Asahel5 Greene (1775 - 1861?)
John5 Greene
Ransom 5 Greene
Jemina5 Greene (1777 - ? )
Abigail5 Greene (1779 - 1864?)
Delia5 Greene (1781 - ? )
Sylvia5 Greene (1787 - 1859)

Note: Several of these children2 moved to New York. Asahel Greene (1775 - 1861?) I believe is buried in Maple Root
Cemetery (CY135). Abigail Greene (1779 - 1864?) is buried in the Jedidiah Shaw Lot (CY95) off the gravel road extension
of Gibson Hill Road in western Coventry, R.I. The children2 are based on the genealogical work “Supplement to the
Greene Family of St. Albans, Vermont” by Walter and Ella Greene, 1969, pp. S14 - S15, which correctly outlines
John4 Greene’s Family.







Gravestone of John Greene and his son Daniel Greene in the Maple Root Cemetery (CY135) in
Coventry, R.I. A S.A.R. marker lies between the gravestones.






Gravestone of John Greene in the Maple Root Cemetery (CY135) in Coventry, R.I.





Daniel5 Greene (John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset))
b. December 19, 1762 in Coventry, R.I.
m. Bef. 1787 in West Greenwich?   Lucena Matteson    b. Abt. 1763 in West Greenwich, R.I.   d. September 5, 1843 in West Greenwich, R.I.?
d. December 19, 1823 in West Greenwich, R.I.?
burial: Maple Root Cemetery, Coventry, R.I. (CY135)- -I first visited the Greene section of the Maple Root
Cemetery in Sept. 2003. This cemetery section is located next to the Maple Root Pond and is heavily
vegetated and wooded (gradually getting cleaned though), and some of the stones are in poor condition.
See "Coventry R.I. Historical Cemeteries" by Eddleman and Sterling (1998) for a good description of this cemetery.

Daniel was a resident of Coventry and West Greenwich, R.I. His wife Lucena Matteson inherited land in West
Greenwich from her father William Matteson in October 1813. This land was along the Carr River in eastern West
Greenwich. She sold part of this land to her son Clarke in 1829 and the remainder to her son Spencer in 1837.


children:
Clarke6 Greene (1787 - 1865)
Caleb6 Greene (Abt. 1792 - 1843)
***Amos6 Greene
Wanton6 Greene (Abt. 1795 - 1872)
Abigail6 Greene (1796 - 1885)
Spencer6 Greene (Abt. 1799 - 1886?)
Lawton6 Greene (? - ?, died aged 7 years)
William6 Greene (1805 - 1807)






Gravestone of Daniel Greene in the Maple Root Cemetery (CY135) in Coventry, R.I.






Gravestone of Daniel Greene’s wife Lucena (Matteson) Greene in the Maple Root
Cemetery (CY135) in Coventry, R.I.





Silas5 Greene (John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset))
b. March 23, 1765 in Coventry, R.I.
m. 1799 in Richfield Springs, Otsego, New York    Deborah Brown     b. 1781 in Leyden, Massachusetts    d. February 16, 1856 in Hannibal, New York
d. October 1, 1855 in Hannibal, New York
burial: Hannibal, New York

Silas served in the Revolutionary War and several of his female descendants were granted membership in the
D.A.R. The only official military record I have found for him is that he served on board the (privateer?) ship
INDEPENDENCE, captained by Joseph Olney of Rhode Island in the summer of 1781. Silas was
“18 years old” at the time, stood 5’ 4 inches, and had a light complexion (Revolutionary War Transcription File
Index, Rhode Island State Archives, Providence, Rhode Island). The ship INDEPENDENCE was built and
launched in May 1781 in Providence and had a short cruise before being captured by the British ship HMS Danae on
July 17, 1781 (Website: “The History of Captain William CREED”
http://www.islandregister.com/creedbk.html ) .

Silas Greene did not file a pension application for his service. Silas moved to upstate New York sometime in the
1780's to 1790's, a period when several Rhode Islanders moved and settled in that part of New York. Silas has
numerous descendants, many of whom moved and settled westward with the expansion of the American frontier in
the 1800's. The following family group data is based on the research of my distant cousin Nancy of Texas, a descendant of
Silas Greene.


children:
Gertie6 Greene (Abt. 1801 - 1828)
Horace6 Ray Greene (1803 - 1872)
Silas6 Greene (1804 - 1877)
Norman6 Greene (1805 - 1898)
Alma6 Greene (1808 - 1828)
Adeline6 Greene (1812 - 1835)
Diodama6 Greene (1813 - 1841)
Bertran6 C. Greene (1817 - 1817)
Benjamin6 Greene (1819 - 1902)
Maria6 Greene (1822 - 1894)
Tobias6 Greene (1822 - ? )
Zilpha6 Greene (Abt. 1826 - 1935)






Gravestone of Silas Greene in the Hannibal Village Cemetery in
Hannibal, Oswego County, New York.
General location of grave from Hannibal (New York) Historic Society Website:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyoswego/towns/hannibal/cemindex.html






Close-up view of limestone gravestone of Silas Greene and Deborah (Brown) Greene.






Side of Silas Greene's Gravestone listing his son Norman's wives:
Clarissa Waters (1813 - 1864), Lydia Harriet Pettit (1826 - 1871),
and Susan Ann Palmer (1841 - 1884).





Clarke6 Greene (Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset) )
b. July 28, 1787 in West Greenwich, R.I.
m. Bef. 1820    Susannah Westcott     b. Abt. 1794 in Coventry, R.I.?    d. May 12, 1881 in East Greenwich, R.I.?
d. March 15, 1865 in East Greenwich, R.I.
burial: originally in the Clarke Greene Lot (EG081); removed to East Greenwich Cemetery (EG038)


children:
Lawton7 Greene (? - ?)
Burrell7 A. Greene (1820 - 1859)
Albert7 C. Greene (1823 - 1846)
Amy7 Greene (1826 - 1910)
Ray7 C. Greene Esq. (1831 - 1857)
Susan7 M. Greene (1838 - 1840)






Grave of Clarke Greene in the East Greenwich Cemetery (EG038), East Greenwich, R.I.






Grave of Susannah (Westcott) Greene in the East Greenwich Cemetery (EG038).






Grave of Clarke and Susannah Greene's son Ray in the East Greenwich Cemetery (EG038).





Caleb6 Greene (Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset) )
b. Abt. 1792 in West Greenwich?, R.I.
m. Bef. 1843    Phebe ( ? )     b. Abt. 1791 in R.I.?    d. October 3, 1849 in West Greenwich?, R.I.
d. September 23, 1843 in West Greenwich?, R.I.
burial: Maple Root Cemetery, Coventry, R.I. (CY135)


children: unknown

Caleb and Phebe are buried in the Maple Root Cemetery (CY135) in Coventry, R.I.





***Amos6 Greene (Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset) )
b. Abt. 1793 in West Greenwich, R.I.?
m. Bef. 1820    Susan R. Hopkins     b. Abt. 1796 in West Greenwich?, R.I.    d. 1874 in North Smithfield, R.I.?
d. March 7, 1857 in New Bedford, Massachusetts
burial: Maple Root Cemetery, Coventry, R.I. (CY135)- -Amos' gravestone was broken and badly worn
(barely legible) in Sept. 2003.

Amos grew up in West Greenwich, R.I. but moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts before 1850. He is listed in the
1850 Federal Census in New Bedford as a farmer with his sons John, Daniel, and Hiram living nearby. By 1850, Amos
was separated from his wife, Susan R. Hopkins, who was living with Charlotte Aldrich in Smithfield, R.I. in 1850 (1850
Federal Census). Perhaps Amos and Susan had divorced by 1850. Charlotte Aldrich died in 1862 and may be a
daughter of Amos and Susan. Susan was living with her daughter Roxana Harris in 1860 in northern Smithfield
(Roxana's husband Orman died in 1853) and was a few houses away from her other daughter Susan M. Aldrich (1860
Federal Census). Amos Greene and his son Hiram died in 1857. Amos was living at 5 First Street in New Bedford
at the time of his death.
John Greene remained in New Bedford, Massachusetts for the rest of his life. Amos Greene Jr. was living with his
brother John in New Bedford in 1860 (1860 Federal Census) and was still in New Bedford in 1880. Daniel Greene has
not been found in the 1860, 1870, or 1880 Censuses yet. A land deed from Susan R. to her sons in 1867 lists
Daniel Greene as living in Worcester, Mass. Land deeds in New Bedford, Mass. indicate that Daniel was living
in Worcester, Mass. with Eunice Ashley in the 1860's before they moved to Dartmouth in 1869 and were married in
New Bedford in 1874. Eunice was originally from the New Bedford area as she sold land to John Greene in New Bedford
in 1853. Clarke Greene was living with his brother John Greene in New Bedford in 1870 and apparently had additional
property in nearby Dartmouth, Mass. in 1870 (1870 Federal Census). Clarke Greene was still living in New Bedford,
Mass. in 1880 (1880 Federal Census). Albert C. Greene was living first in New Bedford during the 1850's, then in
Fall River, Mass. during the 1860's and 1870's (1870 Federal Census), and finally to Tiverton, R.I. by 1880 (1880
Federal Census).
Amos Greene's mother Lucena was the title holder to the Greene family lands in West Greenwich after Amos's father
Daniel died in 1823. Amos may have moved to Cumberland, R.I. by 1830 after Daniel died (more research is required).
Lucena remained in West Greenwich until her death in 1843. There was no probate recorded after her death.
Amos' wife Susan R. (Hopkins) Green(e) died in 1874 and is buried in the Aldrich plot in the Town Cemetery attachment
(NS036) to the Union Cemetery (NS007) in North Smithfield. The Aldrich plot is in relatively good condition
compared to the rest of NS036, which was heavily wooded and overgrown in Sept. 2003. Some of the gravestones are
broken though.


children:
John7 Greene (1817 - 1896)
Daniel7 Greene (1820 - 1889)
***Roxana7 Greene
Albert7 C. Greene (1825 - 1893)
Amos7 Greene (Abt. 1829 - 1902)
Hiram7 A. Greene (Abt. 1832 - 1857)
Clarke7 Greene (Abt. 1833 - 1904)
Susan7 M. Greene (1838 - 1910)






Gravestone of Aldrich Family, with "grandmother" Susan R. (Hopkins), wife of Amos Greene in the Town Cemetery
attachment (NS036) to the Union Cemetery (NS007) in North Smithfield, R.I. I believe "Julia Smith - A Friend"
is Julia A. Hopkins, wife of Thomas8 Smith Jr. Notice that some of the Aldrich children are named
after Amos Greene and Susan R. (Hopkins) Greene's children.





Wanton6 Greene (Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset) )
b. Abt. 1795 in West Greenwich, R.I.?
m. Bef. 1820    Mercy Sweet     b. Abt. 1798 in R.I.?    d. October 22, 1849 in Woonsocket, R.I.?
d. April 2, 1872 in Woonsocket, R.I.?
burial: Cook Cemetery (WO001), Woonsocket, R.I.


children:
Sarah7 Greene (1819 - 1835)
Lucina7 Greene (1823 - 1844)
Calvin7 C. Greene (1827 - 1854)
Ray7 Greene (1831 - 1914)






Gravestones of Wanton Greene and his wife Mercy (Sweet) Greene in the Cook Cemetery
(WO001) in Woonsocket, R.I.






Gravestones of Calvin C. Greene and Lucina Greene in the Cook Cemetery
(WO001) in Woonsocket, R.I.






Gravestones of Ray Greene and his wife Martha (Coggeshall?) Greene in the Cook Cemetery
(WO001) in Woonsocket, R.I.





Abigail6 Greene (Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset) )
b. 1796 in West Greenwich?, R.I.
m. Abt. 1818 in West Greenwich?, R.I.    Halsey Hopkins     b. April 8, 1795 in West Greenwich?, R.I.    d. May 12, 1870 in Coventry?, R.I.
d. April 22, 1885 in Boston, Mass.?
burial: Swan Point Cemetery (PV003), Providence, R.I.


children:
Laura7 Mills Hopkins (Abt. 1819 - 1902)
Stephen7 Hopkins (Abt. 1823 - ?)
George7 Greene Hopkins (1824 - 1897)
Stanton7 Hopkins (1825 - 1853)

The information on this family is based on the research of my distant cousin Elaine of Maine.
Halsey Hopkins is buried in the Hopkins Lot (WG028) in West Greenwich, R.I.






Gravestone of Abigail (Greene) Hopkins in Swan Point Cemetery (PV003) in Providence, R.I.
The inscription for Halsey Hopkins is technically a cenotaph as Halsey is buried
in the Hopkins Lot (WG028) in West Greenwich, R.I.





Spencer6 Greene (Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset) )
b. 1799 in West Greenwich?, R.I.
d. October 16, 1886 in West Greenwich?, R.I.
burial: Maple Root Cemetery, Coventry, R.I. (CY135)

Spencer was a farmer in West Greenwich, R.I. I haven't found any evidence that he married or had children.






Gravestone of Spencer Greene in the Maple Root Cemetery in Coventry, R.I.
The heavy gravestone was tipped over in 2007.





John7 Greene (Amos6, Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset))
b. April 27, 1817 in West Greenwich, R.I.?
m1. ?    Mary Ann ( ? )     b. Abt. 1827 in ?    d. Bef. 1860?
m2. April 10, 1896 in New Bedford, Mass.    Maria Amelia Wood (Coggeshall)     b. October 11, 1856 in Massachusetts    d. December 22, 1922
d. April 21, 1896 in New Bedford, Mass.
burial: Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, Mass.


John Greene was a farmer and trader in New Bedford, Massachusetts. His first wife died probably before 1860.
He “officially” married as an old man in 1896 just 11 days before his death Maria Amelia Wood (Coggeshall), who had been living
as his common law wife since the late 1870's (she was almost 40 years his junior; see their entry in the 1880 Federal Census
of New Bedford). Maria was the daughter of William Jason and Christiana Wood and the sister of William Madison Wood, the
wealthy President of the American Woolen Company, which had a few mills in Providence, Rhode Island. Maria married first on
September 24, 1874 John Coggeshall, son of Capt. Samuel Brown Coggeshall and Ellen Chipman Welles. Maria had a son,
John Wells Coggeshall, born May 16, 1875 in New Bedford, through her first marriage. John Wells Coggeshall would later
work with the American Woolen Company and became wealthy. Maria's first husband John Coggeshall moved to California and
served in the Arctic Whaling Fleet, which became trapped in the ice in 1876 destroying many of the whaling ships.
John Coggeshall was one of the survivors and returned to San Francisco, California. Maria (Wood) Coggeshall became the common law
wife of John Greene after John Coggeshall decided to stay and live in California. [See Charles Pierce Coggeshall and
Thellwell Russell Coggeshall, "The Coggeshalls in America: Genealogy of the Descendants of John Coggeshall of Newport with a
Brief Notice of their English Antecedents" (Boston, Massachusetts: C.E. Goodspeed and Co., 1930), 276, 310. See also the website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/articles/1.html. Thanks to Author and William Madison Wood Researcher Donna Cardon of
California for information on this family.]

John had at least one child (Roxie Greene) with Maria. Maria married two times after John’s death, first William Whittaker in 1897,
who later died, then Michael J. Fagan in 1908.

children2:
Roxie8 Greene    (Abt. 1880 - ?)





Gravestone of John Greene and his wife Maria Wood (Coggeshall) (Greene) (Whittaker) (Fagan)
in Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, Mass.





Daniel7 Greene (Amos6, Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset))
b. November 28, 1820 in West Greenwich, R.I.
m1. August 26, 1850 in Boston, Mass.    Margaret Hennessey     b. Abt. 1822 in Ireland    d. ?
m2. May 4, 1874 in New Bedford, Mass.    Eunice Ashley     b. July 12, 1828 in Freetown, Massachusetts    d. November 6, 1909 in New Bedford, Mass.
d. June 15, 1889 in Tiverton, Rhode Island
burial: Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Mass.

Daniel lived in New Bedford, Mass. in 1850 with his brothers John and Hiram (1850 Census). I haven't been able
to find him in the 1860 through 1880 Federal Censuses. What became of his first wife Margaret is unknown.
Eunice Ashley was living as his common law wife since at least 1850 (see 1850 Census New Bedford). Daniel was
apparently living in Worcester, Mass. with Eunice in 1867, as he is mentioned as being from there in a land deed
from Smithfield, R.I. with his mother Susan R. (Hopkins) Greene. Daniel apparently had an “on and off” relationship
with Eunice as he was excluded from a property in New Bedford that she bought in 1874 (the year of their marriage,
see Southern Bristol County Deeds). Daniel and Eunice’s marriage ultimately ended in a Divorce (see her death record).
Daniel was living in Tiverton, R.I. in the 1880's.

children:
unknown






Gravestone of Daniel Greene in Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, Mass.






Gravestone of Daniel Greene's second wife Eunice (Ashley) Greene
in Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, Mass.





***Roxana (Roxie) G.7 Greene (Amos6, Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset))
b. April 10, 1823 in West Greenwich, R.I.?
m. Before 1843 in Smithfield, R.I.    Orman Harris     b. January 18, 1825 in Smithfield, Rhode Island    d. August 21, 1853 in Smithfield, R.I.
d. July 10, 1885 in Smithfield, R.I.
burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Mass.

Roxana (Roxie) Greene married Orman Harris of Smithfield, R.I. in the early 1840's as her father Amos' family
had moved to northern Rhode Island before eventually settling in New Bedford, Massachusetts by 1850. Orman
died early at age 28, and the widowed Roxie had two young children to bring up. Roxie lived with her mother
Susan R. (Hopkins) Greene in northern Smithfield in 1860 and near her in 1870. Roxie remained a widow in
Smithfield, R.I. for the rest of her life.

children:
Landolina8 Harris    (Abt. 1842 - Aft. 1892)
***Lenora8 Harris    (1847/48 - 1930)





I believe this photo is of Roxana (Greene) Harris, wife of Orman Harris.
Image from Smith Daguerrotype Album, courtesy of Ted Eayrs of Middleborough, Massachusetts.






I believe this woman is an aged Roxana (Greene) Harris.
Image from Smith Daguerrotype Album, courtesy of Ted Eayrs of Middleborough, Massachusetts.






Grave of Roxana (Roxie) (Greene) Harris in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Roxie is buried near her brother Albert C. Greene. Her husband Orman is buried in Smithfield, R.I.




Albert C.7 Greene (Amos6, Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset))
b. March 11, 1825 in Blackstone, Massachusetts?
m. March 20, 1858 in New Bedford, Mass.    Ann Worden     b. Abt. 1827 in New York    d. December 14, 1917
d. July 8, 1893 in Tiverton, Rhode Island
burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Mass.

Albert C. Greene was a farmer who ran a horse stable in Fall River, Mass. for several years before moving to
Tiverton, R.I. in the 1870's.

children:
Melissa A.8 Greene    (Abt. 1852 - 1925)
John8 Greene    (1857 - 1858)
Herbert8 Greene    (Abt. 1866 - ?)
Albert8 C. Greene II    (1869 - 1885)





Grave of Albert C. Greene in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.




Amos7 Greene (Amos6, Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset))
b. Abt. 1829 in Rhode Island
m. Bef. 1860    Mary J. Gifford     b. Abt. 1830 in Westport, Massachusetts    d. March 21, 1902 in New Bedford, Mass.
d. April 9, 1902 in New Bedford, Massachusetts
burial: probably Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Mass.

Amos was a farmer and trader in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and also raised horses in New Bedford in the 1870's.

children:
Emma8 Greene    (Abt. 1856 - Aft. 1886)
Hiram8 Greene    (1858 - 1859)
Amos8 Greene Jr.    (Abt. 1860 - 1862)
John8 Greene    (1863 - ? )
Bertha8 Greene    (Abt. 1865 - ? )
Amos8 Greene    (Abt. 1868 - ? )
George8 E. Greene    (Abt. 1871 - ? )




Hiram A.7 Greene (Amos6, Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset))
b. Abt. 1832 in ?
m. ?
d. September 11, 1857 in New Bedford, Mass.?
burial: Aldrich plot in the Town Cemetery attachment (NS036) to the Union Cemetery (NS007) in North Smithfield.

Hiram was living in New Bedford, Mass. with his brothers Daniel and John in 1850 (1850 Federal Census).

children:
unknown





Gravestone of Hiram A. Greene son of Amos Greene and Susan R. (Hopkins) Greene in the Town Cemetery
attachment (NS036) to the Union Cemetery (NS007) in North Smithfield.




Clarke7 Greene (Amos6, Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset))
b. Abt. 1832 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island?
m. May 20, 1867 in New Bedford, Massachusetts    Rosanna McLane     b. Abt. 1838 in Providence, Rhode Island    d. September 7, 1908 in North Dartmouth, Mass.
d. August 1, 1904 in North Dartmouth, Mass.
burial: Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Mass.

Clarke lived with his brother John in New Bedford, Mass. in 1870. He was a farmer and apparently owned some
property in the neighboring town of Dartmouth, Mass in the 1870's (1870 Federal Census). He later became a liquor
dealer in New Bedford in the 1880's (1880 Federal Census). His wife’s parents were from Scotland. Children Hiram,
Minnie, and Daniel all died of tuberculosis.


children:
Hiram8 C. Greene    (Abt. 1863 - 1888)
Minnie M.8 Greene    (Abt. 1867 - 1891)
Daniel J.8 Greene    (1869 - 1900)
Rosanna8 Greene    (1871 - ?)
Charlotte8 Greene    (Abt. 1874 - ? )
Lillian8 A. Greene    (1876 - ? )
Clark8 Greene    (1880 - ? )




Susan Maria7 Greene (Amos6, Daniel5, John4, James3, John2 Jr., John1 (of Quidnesset))
b. 1838 in Rhode Island?
m. January 30, 1856 in Smithfield, Rhode Island    Reuben F. Aldrich     b. 1831 in Rhode Island    d. 1884 in Rhode Island?
d. 1910 in Rhode Island?
burial: Aldrich plot in the Town Cemetery attachment (NS036) to the Union Cemetery (NS007) in North Smithfield, R.I.

Susan married Reuben Aldrich, a farmer in North Smithfield, R.I.


children:
Emma8 J. Aldrich    (Abt. 1857 - 1912 ) [Emma married Walter Potter]
Daniel8 C. Aldrich    (1858 - 1895 )
John8 H. Aldrich    (1861 - 1938 ) [John married Mary Ann Delaney in 1909]
Albert8 C. Aldrich    (Abt. 1863 - 1905 )
Fredrick8 Aldrich    (Abt. 1872 - ? )
Amos8 Aldrich    (1876 - ? )









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