Greene, Elder Timothy

Male 1725 - Aft 1790  (65 years)


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  • Name Greene, Timothy  
    Title Elder 
    Born 14 Jun 1725  West Greenwich, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1763  Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Elder Timothy Greene was Pastor of the Maple Root Six Principle Baptist Church in Coventry, Rhode Island.

    Timothy Greene was the first pastor of the First Church of Renssaelaerville (now Preston Hollow Baptist Church) circa 1790-93. He is presumed to be our Timothy, as his children Silence, Huldah, Levi and Rowland were living very near Preston Hollow and were almost certainly founding members of the church. The church was founded in 1787, the year that the Greene siblings signed leases on land very near present day Preston Hollow. 
    Residence Bef 1769  Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relocation Abt 1770  New Britain, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    New Britain is now a hamlet in New Lebanon, Columbia, New York but in the 1770s the name may have referred to the western part of the present town of New Lebanon. This needs clarification.  
    Land 13 Dec 1773  Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Sold by Ebenezer Richardson for 75 pounds to "Timothy Green of a New Place called New Britain, in the County of Albany and Province of New York Yeoman" a lot in the "Town of Lanesborough, in the County of Berkshire and Province of the Massachusetts Bay, containing 100 acres be ye Same more or less, it being Lott No. 48. in the second division of land in sd. Lanesborough, Drawn by the Original Right No. 13. and is Bounded Northerly on Lott No 68, Eastwardly on Lott No 41. Southardly on Lott No. 43, and Westwardly on Lott No. 36". Signed "this 13th. Day of December, and in the fourteenth Year of his Majestys Reign A: Dom 1773" 
    Residence 1775  Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Land 12 Apr 1783  Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Sold by "Timothy Green Yeoman of Lanesborough in the County of Berkshire and Commonwealth of Massachusetts in New England" for 210 pounds to Moses Perkins a " tract of Land in Said Lanesborough Containing one hundred Acres the same being more or less Bounded North on Land of Joseph Bennet East on Land of Cleark Green south on land of Stately Westcoat and James Angel West on Land of Jabez Barnum " .
    . . . "I the said Timothy Green have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Twelvth day of April Anno Domini 1783 Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
    James Barker
    Ezra Barker
    Peleg Green
    Robt Green
    Signed Timothy Green
    Signed Silence (mark X) Green
    "Lanesborough April the 14 1783 be it known that I Silence Green Wife to the within Grantor Timothy Green do hereby these Presents freely acquit . . . all my right of Dower or Power of thirds to the within Writen premises
     
    Residence Aft 1790  Rensselaerville, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    It is presumed that Timothy lived in Rensselaerville as he was apparently the first pastor of the The First Church of Rensselaerville (see notes).  
    Died Aft 1790 
    Person ID I381  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2016 

    Family (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  [1
    • 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. [1, 6]
    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.]
    Children 
     1. Greene, Peleg,   b. 15 Apr 1752, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Greene, Enfield (Infield),   b. 15 May 1754, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Greene, Huldah,   b. 20 Dec 1757, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Probably 1817, Probably Old Batavia Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     4. Greene, Levi,   b. 6 Jun 1759, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1851, West Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +5. Greene, Mary,   b. 5 May 1760, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Greene, Silence,   b. 14 Apr 1762, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1811, Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     7. Greene, Rowland,   b. 12 Apr 1766, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Greene, Elizabeth (1st),   b. 9 May 1768, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1769, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     9. Greene, Elizabeth (2nd),   b. 25 Mar 1771,   d. 4 Jul 1821, Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F151  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    History of Preston Hollow Baptist Church
    History of Preston Hollow Baptist Church
    This clipping was found at the Rensselaerville Historical Society. It names Timothy Greene as the first pastor. The first meeting house was near the homesteads of the Greene siblings. Unfortunately, the original source of the document is missing.
    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).

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

    2. [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.

    3. [S169] People Made It Happen Here, (The Renssaelerville Historical Society, Rensselaerville, NY, 1977), p. 101, 120.

    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. [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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