Greene, Elizabeth (2nd)[1]

Female 1771 - 1821  (50 years)


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  • Name Greene, Elizabeth (2nd) 
    Nickname Betsy 
    Born 25 Mar 1771 
    • Elizabeth's birthplace is unknown, but it may have been New Britain, Albany, New York, as her family apparently was living there before her father bought land in Lanesborough, Massachusetts in 1773. Her birth date is taken from the family record given in the note below on this page. Elizabeth's birth date is given as 26 Mar 1771 in Fiske and Fisk Family. [2]
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Jul 1821  Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Mary Shaw Greene wrote that Elizabeth married _____ Fisk. [1]
    • Elizabeth was described in Fiske and Fisk Family as "the daughter of a Baptist clergyman who lived in Cheshire, Mass. near a place once called Muddy Brook". That clergyman was doubtless Elder Timothy Greene. Part of Lanesborough was incorporated into Cheshire when the latter was formed. [2]
    • Some authors have written that Elizabeth married Peleg Wightman and is buried in the Carpenter-Wightman Lot in Warwick, R.I. (aka Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Warwick #112). However, the Elizabeth Greene who married Peleg Wightman was the daughter of John Greene, not Timothy.
      [1, 3, 4, 5]
    Person ID I395  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2018 

    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 Fiske, Jeremiah,   b. 29 Sep 1766, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1823, Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1790  [1, 2
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F158  Group Sheet

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

    2. [S113] Fiske and Fisk Family, Frederick Clifton Pierce, (Pub by author. Printed by W. B. Conkey Co, Chicago, IL, 1896), p. 295.

    3. [S112] Wightman Ancestry, Wade C. Wightman, (Publ for author by Bookcrafters, Chelsea, MI, 1994), 929.2 W698., Vol 1. pp. 114-15.

    4. [S135] Vital Record of Rhode Island, Arnold, James N., (Narraganset Historical Publishing Co.), 974.5 qA75 18., Providence Gazzette - Marriages p 441.
      Wightman Peleg, of Cranston, and Elizabeth Greene, daughter of John, at Charlestown, R.I. Gazette of Aug. 9, 1794.

    5. [S135] Vital Record of Rhode Island, Arnold, James N., (Narraganset Historical Publishing Co.), 974.5 qA75 18., United States Chronicle - Marriages, p. 124.
      Wightman Peleg, of Cranston, and Elizabeth Greene, daughter of John, of and at Charlestown, R.I. Chronicle of Aug. 7, 1794

    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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