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) Burlingame, Silence,   d. 1813 
    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, Rhode Island, as other states are commonly named in these records. [1, 6]
    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,   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. Possibly 1817, Possibly 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,   b. 9 May 1768, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1821, Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F151  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jun 1725 - West Greenwich, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Sep 1751 - West Greenwich, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - 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. - 1763 - Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef 1769 - Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - 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. - Abt 1770 - New Britain, Albany, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 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" - 13 Dec 1773 - Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1775 - Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 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 - 12 Apr 1783 - Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - It is presumed that Timothy lived in Rensselaerville as he was apparently the first pastor of the The First Church of Rensselaerville (see notes). - Aft 1790 - Rensselaerville, Albany, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • 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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