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John Greene

Male Bef 1620 - 1708  (> 88 years)


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  • Name John Greene  [1
    Born Bef 15 Aug 1620  Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 15 Aug 1620  St. Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Died 27 Nov 1708  Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Buried Spring Greene Farm, Warwick, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I18597  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2017 

    Father John Greene,   b. Abt 1590, Boweridge Hall, Gillingham, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 28 Dec 1658 and 7 Jan 1659, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Joan Tattershall 
    Married 4 Nov 1619  St. Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Family ID F11558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annis Almy,   b. Bef 26 Feb 1627, South Kilworth, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1709, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 82 years) 
    Married Bef 1649  [5
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Greene,   b. 30 Jan 1671, Occupasuetuxet, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F11552  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia:

      John Greene Jr. (1620 – 27 November 1708) was a deputy governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations who spent almost his entire adult life in the public service of the colony. Born in England, he was the son of John Greene Sr. and Joan Tattersall, and sailed to New England with his parents in 1635 aboard the ship James. His father, after coming from Massachusetts to Providence, became one of the original settlers of Warwick. In 1652 Greene served in his first public role as a commissioner from Warwick, and served in some public capacity every year until 1690 when he was first chosen as deputy governor of the colony. He then served 10 consecutive one-year terms in this capacity, retiring from public service in 1700 at the age of 80. He was one of the 10 Assistants named in the Royal Charter of 1663, which would become the basis for Rhode Island's government for nearly two centuries. During the devastating events of King Philip's War, Greene was one of 16 prominent inhabitants of the colony whose counsel was sought by the General Assembly.

      Greene died in Warwick on 27 November 1708 and was buried on the Spring Greene Farm (later the property of Governor Theodore F. Green) in Warwick. Greene married Ann Almy, the daughter of William and Audry (Barlow) Almy. They had 11 children, the youngest of whom, Samuel, married Mary Gorton, a granddaughter of Rhode Island colonial president Samuel Gorton. Their grandson, William Greene Sr. served for 11 one-year terms as a governor of the colony, and their great-grandson, also named William Greene Jr. was a governor of the State of Rhode Island. John and Ann Greene are also ancestors of United States President Warren G. Harding, as well as inventor Thomas A. Edison, Canadian politician and religious leader Nathan Eldon Tanner, cowboy artist and inventor Earl W. Bascom, and Hollywood actor John Wayne.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    2. [S1802] George Walter Chamberlain, "The English Ancestry of William Almy of Portsmouth, R.I." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 71:310, October 1917.

    3. [S1615] The Greenes of Rhode Island, with Historical Records of English Ancestry, by George Sears Greene. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1903.

    4. [S1715] Greenes of Warwick in Colonial History by Henry E. Turner, M.D. Newport, Rhode Island: Davis & Pitman, Steam Printers, 1877., year only.

    5. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    6. [S1802] George Walter Chamberlain, "The English Ancestry of William Almy of Portsmouth, R.I." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 71:310, October 1917., date only.

    7. [S160] Wikipedia.

    8. [S1715] Greenes of Warwick in Colonial History by Henry E. Turner, M.D. Newport, Rhode Island: Davis & Pitman, Steam Printers, 1877.

    9. [S1615] The Greenes of Rhode Island, with Historical Records of English Ancestry, by George Sears Greene. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1903., year and place only.