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Catherine Greene

Female 1698 - 1777  (79 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Catherine Greene was born on 31 Mar 1698 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island (daughter of Benjamin Greene and Susanna Holden); died on 28 Nov 1777.

    Catherine married William Greene, Governor of Rhode Island on 30 Dec 1719. William (son of Samuel Greene and Mary Gorton) was born on 16 Mar 1695 in Apponaug, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; died on 23 Jan 1758; was buried in Governor Greene Cemetery, Warwick, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Samuel Greene was born on 25 Aug 1727; died before 1761 in At sea.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Benjamin Greene was born on 10 Jan 1666 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island (son of Thomas Greene and Elizabeth); died on 22 Feb 1758.

    Benjamin married Susanna Holden. Susanna (daughter of Randall Holden and Frances Dungan) was born on 8 Dec 1670 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Susanna Holden was born on 8 Dec 1670 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island (daughter of Randall Holden and Frances Dungan).
    Children:
    1. 1. Catherine Greene was born on 31 Mar 1698 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; died on 28 Nov 1777.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas Greene was born before 4 Jun 1628 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (son of John Greene and Joan Tattershall); died on 5 Jun 1717 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Jun 1628, St. Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

    Thomas married Elizabeth on 30 Jun 1659 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth

    Notes:

    Probably not Elizabeth Barton, as frequently claimed.

    Children:
    1. 2. Benjamin Greene was born on 10 Jan 1666 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; died on 22 Feb 1758.

  3. 6.  Randall Holden was born about 1612 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; died on 23 Aug 1692 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    From Wikipedia:

    Randall Holden (c.?1612-1692) was an early inhabitant of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, was one of the original founders of Portsmouth, and one of the co-founders of the town of Warwick. Coming from Salisbury in England, he is first recorded in New England as one of the signers of the compact establishing the settlement of Portsmouth by followers of the banished dissident minister, Anne Hutchinson. Following a few years on Aquidneck Island (called Rhode Island), he joined Samuel Gorton and ten others in establishing the town of Warwick in early 1643, on land purchased of the Indian sachems.

    The first few years of the Warwick settlement were fraught with difficulty, and the settler's lands were claimed by Massachusetts, who sent soldiers to apprehend the Warwick settlers for supposed infractions against the local Indian sachems. The Warwick settlers were hauled off to face trial in Boston, but their charges had nothing to do with the sachems; instead they were charged with heresy and sedition based on their religious views. Being sent to various jails in the Boston area, they were eventually released, but were banished not only from the Massachusetts colony, but also from their own Warwick lands. Holden soon thereafter joined Gorton and John Greene on a trip to England to seek redress for the wrongs committed against them. Being successful in their mission, Holden and Greene returned to New England in 1646 with a new charter for their settlement, and protection from the crown.

    Upon returning to the Rhode Island colony, Holden became heavily involved in the affairs of his town of Warwick, and of the entire colony. During the next 40 years he frequently served in a variety of roles as councilman and treasurer at the town level, and in the colony he was often Assistant to the President (or Governor), Commissioner, or Deputy. Holden was so highly respected within the colony that in 1676 during the dire events of King Philip's War he was one of 16 of the colony's most esteemed citizens to be called to the General Assembly for their counsel. Holden continued to serve the colony into his mid 70s, only a few years before his death in 1692 at the age of 80.

    Randall married Frances Dungan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Frances Dungan (daughter of William Dungan and Frances Latham).
    Children:
    1. 3. Susanna Holden was born on 8 Dec 1670 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Greene was born about 1590 in Boweridge Hall, Gillingham, Dorset, England (son of Richard Greene and Mary Hooker); died between 28 Dec 1658 and 7 Jan 1659 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; was buried in Surgeon John Greene Cemetery, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1594, Gillingham, Dorset, England
    • Alternate death: Jan 1659, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island

    Notes:

    He was a surgeon, among several other skills.

    From Wikipedia:

    John Greene Sr. (c. 1594-1658) was an early settler of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, one of the 12 original proprietors of Providence, and a co-founder of the town of Warwick in the colony, sailing from England with his family in 1635. He first settled in Salem in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, but he had difficulties with the Puritan authorities and soon followed Roger Williams to Providence, becoming one of the original proprietors of that town. In 1643, he joined Samuel Gorton and ten others in purchasing land that became the town of Warwick. Difficulties with Massachusetts ensued, until he accompanied Gorton on a trip to England where they secured royal recognition of their town.

    Once Warwick became safe from external threats, Greene became active in its government. He served on the town council, was Deputy to the General Court of the colony, and served as magistrate of the General Court of Trials. He died in the last days of 1658, being survived by his wife and six grown children, and becoming the ancestor of many prominent citizens.

    John married Joan Tattershall on 4 Nov 1619 in St. Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Joan Tattershall

    Notes:

    Spelled many ways, even "Tatarsole."

    Children:
    1. John Greene was born before 15 Aug 1620 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; died on 27 Nov 1708 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; was buried in Spring Greene Farm, Warwick, Rhode Island.
    2. 4. Thomas Greene was born before 4 Jun 1628 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; died on 5 Jun 1717 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.

  3. 14.  William Dungan died before 20 Sep 1636 in St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England; was buried on 20 Sep 1636 in St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England.

    Notes:

    He was a perfumer.

    William married Frances Latham. Frances (daughter of Lewis Latham and Elizabeth) was born before 15 Feb 1610 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England; died in Sep 1677 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island; was buried in Common Burying Ground, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 15.  Frances Latham was born before 15 Feb 1610 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England (daughter of Lewis Latham and Elizabeth); died in Sep 1677 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island; was buried in Common Burying Ground, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 15 Feb 1610, Kempston, Bedfordshire, England

    Notes:

    She emigrated about 1638 with her second husband Jeremy Clarke and her four children by William Dungan.

    From Wikipedia:

    Frances Latham (1610-1677), was a colonial American woman who settled in Rhode Island, and is known as "the Mother of Governors." Having been widowed twice, she had three husbands, and became the ancestor of at least ten governors and three deputy/lieutenant governors, and is related by marriage to an additional six governors and one deputy governor.

    Born in Bedfordshire, England, she was the daughter of Lewis Latham, a falconer for King Charles I. She was first married to William Dungan, with whom she had four children. Dungan died at an early age, and she soon married Jeremy Clarke who brought her and her Dungan children to New England where they settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Clarke was a prominent merchant who became the President of the colony for a year. With Clarke, Frances had seven children, the oldest of whom, Walter, later became a governor of the colony.

    Jeremy Clarke died when all of his children were still minors, after which Frances married her third husband, the Reverend William Vaughan of Newport. Frances and her last husband both died at about the same time in 1677 in Newport, and Frances was buried in the Common Burying Ground there. She leaves a legacy of thousands of descendants, many of whom reached great prominence during their lives.

    [...]

    Governors who are direct descendants:

    Walter Clarke, her son, Rhode Island governor 1676-1677, 1686, and 1696-1698
    Samuel Cranston, Rhode Island governor 1698-1729
    William Greene, Jr., Rhode Island governor 1778-1785
    Nehemiah R. Knight, Rhode Island governor 1817-1821
    Henry Lippitt, Rhode Island governor 1875-1877
    Charles W. Lippitt, Rhode Island governor 1895-1896
    John R. Rogers, Washington governor, 1896-1902
    John Chafee, Rhode Island governor, 1963-1969
    Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island governor, 2011-

    Also John R. Rogers, Washington state governor, 1897-1901.

    Children:
    1. 7. Frances Dungan