Greene, Silence

Female 1762 - 1811  (49 years)


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  • Name Greene, Silence  
    Born 14 Apr 1762  Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Relocation Abt 1770  New Britain, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    When Silence was 8, her family moved west, apparently to New Britain, Albany, New York (now within New Lebanon, Columbia, New York). 
    Relocation Abt 1773  Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    When Silence was 11, her father bought 100 acres of land in Lanesborough. He sold the land in 1783. 
    Residence 1787  Samuel Martin's Land, Rensselaerville, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel and Silence, their brother-in-law Samuel Baker and Josiah Skinner (unrelated) leased lot 147 (164 acres) in the Town of Rensselaerville from Stephen van Rensselaer III, the Patroon of Rensselaerwyck. The pin on the map (below) is the estimated position of the southern boundary of lot 147. Silence's brothers Rowland and Levi Greene, leased lot 166, the adjacent lot to the north. 
    Died 29 May 1811  Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • According to the History of Levi Greene (p. 5) Silence married _____ Martin.
    Person ID I28  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2016 

    Father Greene, Timothy,   b. 14 Jun 1725, West Greenwich, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1790  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother (Rowland, Rouland) Burlingame, Silence,   b. 17 Jul 1729, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1813  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1751  West Greenwich, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Mary Shaw Greene wrote that Silence was a widow from Scituate, Massachusetts without evidence. Arnold's entry for the marriage reads [Greene] "Timothy, of W. Greenwich, and Silence Burlingame, widow, of Scituate; m. at Coventry by Elder James Colvin, Sept, 22 1751". The fact that Scituate is not specifically said to be in Massachusetts, suggests that Silence was from Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island, as other states are commonly named in these records. [6, 7]
    Notes 
    • A record of the births in the Greene family is given in the following, which is a transcription of a copy of a note written by Sarah Mallory Baker, who had copied the original record. In her note Sarah Baker states explicitly that Huldah was the daughter of Elder Timothy Greene. Sarah personally knew Huldah. Mrs. Percy Barker copied Sarah's note and sent it to Maud Martin Latham via Eva Sowden in 1956. My comments in [ ]. Sarah's note said:

      "Elder Timothy Green & Silence Rowland marriage September y 21 day 1751 old stile, also their death old stile
      Timothy Green born June y 14 day 1725 week 2 day between 12 & 1 in the afternoon Silence Green born July ye 17 Day 1729 week y 5 Day old stile [i.e. Silence Rowland Burlingame]

      [Burlingame written in the margin and tied to Roulen, who was apparently her son by her first marriage.]

      Roulen her first born March y 1 Day 1749 week 4 day between 9 & 10 at night - 3

      Peleg Green born ye April 15 Day 1752 week ye 4 day between 6 & 7 in the afternoon

      Enfield born May ye 15 Day 1754 weeks & Days half after 3 Monde morning

      Huldah born ye December 20 Day 1757 3 week 2 days 9 at night

      Levi born ye 6 d 1759 week 3 days between 2 & 3 in the afternoon - 3

      Mary born May ye 5 Day 1760 week y 2 day 3 in the morning
      [she was called Molly written in the left margin]

      Silence born April 14th day 1762 ye 4 Day ye 9 at night

      Rowland born April 2 Day 1766 week 7 day half After 10 in the morning

      Elderlatte [Elizabeth] the first-born May ye 9 Day 1768 week 1 Day Dyed September 5 1769

      Elisabath the second born March ye 25 1771 - weeks the 4 Day 4 in the morning.

      This is a true copy from an old record as exact as I could possibly make it - I have endeavored to preserve the quaint old manner of the orthography of a hundred and twenty years ago.

      For Thomas Horner and the posterity of my Dear Mother-in-law Mrs Huldah Baker. who was daughter of Elder Timothy Green and Grandmother to the children of Mrs Olive Horner of Burford, W.C.

      Aunt Sarah Baker
      Batavia, April 14, 1853"

      [The "-3" at the end of some lines may have been flourishes and may have no meaning.]
    Family ID F151  Group Sheet

    Family Martin, Samuel,   b. 1759,   d. 28 Aug 1832  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1780  Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Samuel and Silence very likely were married in Lanesborough or a nearby town, although no record has been located yet. Silence's family moved to Lanesborough in 1773 when she was 11, her sister Huldah was married in Lanesborough in 1782, and Silence's son Silas was born in Massachusetts in 1783.
    Children 
    +1. Martin, Earl,   b. 15 Jun 1780,   d. 1 Aug 1837, Brantford, Canada West, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +2. Martin, Silas,   b. 1783, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1858, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Martin, Eunice,   b. 1785, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1875, Brantford, Brant, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +4. Martin, Calvin,   b. 1787, Rensselaerville, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1875, Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +5. Martin, Elial,   b. 1787 or 1789, Rensselaerville, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1873, Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Martin, Lydia,   b. 1790, Rensselaerville, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Martin, Martha Matilda,   b. 21 Sep 1792, Rensselaerville, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1874, Ensley, Newaygo, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     8. Martin, Francis,   b. 1796, Rensselaerville, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1869, Blenheim, Oxford , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     9. Martin, George,   b. 1798, Rensselaerville, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1870, Blenheim, Oxford , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     10. Martin, Solomon,   b. 1798, Rensselaerville, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1809, Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
     11. Martin, Reuben,   b. Abt 1802, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1881, West Oxford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Historical Marker at the Baptist Church of Preston Hollow
    Historical Marker at the Baptist Church of Preston Hollow
    Four members of the Green family and their spouses were almost certainly founding members of this church in 1787 (Silence Green and Samuel Martin, Huldah Green and Samuel Baker, Levi Green and Asenath Robinson, and Rowland Green and Elizabeth Champlain). Elder Timothy Green, their father, was the first pastor of the church (abt 1790).

    Headstones
    Martin, Samuel and Silence Greene
    Martin, Samuel and Silence Greene
    The memorial was a stone box. The inscriptions were on the top (which was cracked) and were badly eroded and sometimes illegible. In addition to Samuel and Silence, the monument also memorialized their son Solomon, who died as a boy, and also their son Elial and his wife Mary and several of their sons.
    Inscriptions: [illegible] the remains of / SAMUEL MARTIN / who died Aug 28[?], 1832 aged 73 yrs / SILENCE / his wife died May 29, 1811 48[?] yrs / sons of Elial and Mary Martin / SUMMERS/ died Mar[?] 3 1812[?] / ANDREW / died Oct[?] 17 1812 / ISAAC / died Dec 1 1816 AE 11 yrs / JACOB / died April 16 1851 AE 22 yrs / SOLOMON / died Feb 15 1809 AE 11 yrs / ELIAL MARTIN died Apr[?]1873 / Aged 81[?] yrs | MARY / wife of ELIAL MARTIN / died M[?] 1812 / aged 29 yrs

    Plot: Pioneer Section
    Martin, Samuel and Silence Greene
    Martin, Samuel and Silence Greene
    Inscription on memorial.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] History of Levi Greene, Mary Shaw Green, (Adrian College Press, Adrian, Michigan, 1944), 929.2 G798 73-7693., p. 5.

    2. [S135] Vital Record of Rhode Island, Arnold, James N., (Narraganset Historical Publishing Co.), 974.5 qA75 18., Vol. 1. Coventry Births, p. 74.

    3. [S135] Vital Record of Rhode Island, Arnold, James N., (Narraganset Historical Publishing Co.), 974.5 qA75 18., Vol X. Maple Root Church of Coventry, p. i.

    4. [S164] Deed, Northern Berkshire District Registry of Deeds, Book B, p 181.

    5. [S164] Deed, Northern Berkshire District Registry of Deeds, Book C, p. 197.

    6. [S38] History of Levi Greene, Mary Shaw Green, (Adrian College Press, Adrian, Michigan, 1944), 929.2 G798 73-7693., p. 3.

    7. [S135] Vital Record of Rhode Island, Arnold, James N., (Narraganset Historical Publishing Co.), 974.5 qA75 18., Vol 1., Kent County, Coventry Marriages, p. 22.


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