Greene - Family History
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Lieutenant Thomas Green - b. Sep 19, 1743. One family account
says he was born in England and came to Boston when "quite young."
Undocumented family history records from the Latter Day Saints say he
was born in Danvers, MA, the son of Thomas Green "of Boston"
(b. prior to 1716) and Mary Evans of Salem, MA (b. 1720). (Note: Danvers
was formerly known as Salem Village.) LT Thomas m. Lydia Kilbourne of
Rowley, Massachusetts, Apr 28, 1769; d. Jun 8, 1826, North Waterford,
Maine, where he is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. According to the LDS records,
Thomas had a sister, Mary Green born about 1739, also in Danvers, MA.
Thomas Green - b. 1775, Rowley, Massachusetts; m. Tabitha Holt
of Albany, Maine in 1799; d. 1809 in North Waterford, Maine. Tabitha was
born Aug 11, 1779 in Andover, Massachusetts and died Jun, 1827. She was
descended from Nicholas Holt, who came to America on the ship James in
1635, first settling in Newbury and later in Andover, Massachusetts.
Jacob Holt Green - b. Jan 18, 1802, North Waterford, Maine; m. Sarah Walker (Frye) Jewett of Fryeburg, Maine, July 10, 1828; d. Oct 13, 1874, North Waterford, Maine. Jacob was a farmer and cabinet maker, learning his trade from Deacon William Warren of North Waterford (formerly of Harvard, Massachusetts). Jacob's wife, Sarah, was a granddaughter of General Joseph Frye, who served in the French and Indian Wars and the Revolution and settled the town of Fryeburg, Maine. She was born Feb 20, 1797 and died Sep 22, 1873. She was the widow of Nathaniel Jewett.
Children of Jacob Holt Green and Sarah Walker (Frye) Jewett:
Dr. William Warren Greene - b. Mar 1, 1831, North Waterford, Maine; m. 1st Elizabeth Carelton of Waterford, Maine on May 21, 1855 (she died Feb 25, 1860 in Gray, Maine); m. 2nd Elizabeth Lawrence of Pownal, Maine in Jan 1861 (she died in Portland, June 15, 1876); d. Sep 10, 1881, and buried at sea while returning from a medical conference in London. William was a respected surgeon and among the founders of Maine General Hospital (later named the Maine Medical Center) in Portland. William had two children by his second wife: Charles Lyman Greene (b. Sep 21, 1862 in Gray) and Ida Lawrence Greene (b. Apr 17, 1871 in Portland). Charles Lyman Greene went on to become a doctor himself, practicing in St Paul, Minnesota. He had two daughters, Dorothy Lawrence Greene who married Alfred J. Schweppe and lived in Seattle, WA; and Jessie Greene who married Dr. Frederick Ramsay Ritzinger and lived in St. Paul, MN. Ida Lawrence Greene married Dr. Addison S. Thayer (Oct 8, 1891) and lived at several addresses on Congress Street before moving about 1915 to 10 Deering Street, Portland, ME. Ida died Feb 26, 1925; Addison Dec 14, 1923. Both are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, ME. Addison and Ida had no children.
Here are some photos contributed by descendants of Dr. Greene.
Sarah Abbott Greene - b. Oct 7, 1835, North Waterford Maine; m. Osgood Bailey of Bridgton, Maine on Mar 7, 1861; d. Mar 8, 1878, Bridgton, Maine. Sarah was "deaf and mute", as was her husband, Osgood. Although no pictures of Osgood or Sarah are known to have survived, Osgood's machine shop is preserved as the Spratt-Mead Museum in Bridgton. No record of any children, though Sarah is believed to have died in childbirth.
Jacob Lyman Greene - b. Aug 9, 1837, North Waterford, Maine; m. 1st Malvina Wood; m. 2nd Mary Annette Humphrey of Monroe, Michigan, Jan 12, 1865; m. 3rd Caroline S. Barrow of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Apr 26, 1870; d. Mar 29, 1905, Hartford, Connecticut; buried in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Lot 204, Linden Slope, Pittsfield Cemetery). Jacob served in the Civil War as adjudant to General George Custer. He was best man at Custer's wedding - they married women who were best friends. Later he became president of Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance. Jacob's first child was Katherine "Kittie" Malvina Greene, b. Nov 6, 1860 in Lodi, Michigan. Her mother was Malvina Wood. Kittie married Harry Slade Richards May 2, 1883 in Ann Arbor, MI. She was living in Rochester, NY, in 1929. Kittie and Harry had at least two children: one was Helen Wood Richards, b. Oct 15, 1886 in Paw Paw (Van Buren County), MI. Another I believe was named Harry after his father. Jacob and Annette had one child, Jacob Humphrey Greene, who married Florence Buck Nov 7, 1894 and lived in Hartford where he rose to a high position at Connecticut Mutual. Jacob H. and Florence had no children..
George Frye Greene - b. Aug 1, 1840, North Waterford, Maine; m. Deborah Blanchard Rideout of New Gloucester, Maine, Nov 25, 1874; d. Sep 23, 1883, in South Paris, Maine. George was my great grandfather. He stayed on the family farm in North Waterford until roughly a year before his death, when he took a job at the shoe factory in Norway, Maine, and moved his family in with his wife's sister's family (Wallace and Sarah Atkins) at 41 Gothic Street, South Paris. George and Deborah had two children born in North Waterford: Edward Leon Greene (b. Aug 1, 1876) and Alice Blanchard Greene (b. Jun 1, 1879). (Edward, who married Ruth Gertrude Jones, is my grandfather.)
Samuel Thomas Greene - b. Jun 11, 1843, North Waterford, Maine; m. Caroline "Cassie" Campbell Howard, Aug 15, 1871; d. Feb 17, 1890 in Belleville, Ontario. Samuel was the first deaf teacher of the Deaf in the province of Ontario. Details of Samuel's life and family can be found at Clifton Carbin's Samuel T. Greene web site. (Clifton is working on a biography of Samuel.) Samuel and Caroline had five children: Howard, b. Jul 17, 1872; Bessie, b. Sep 13, 1874; Sarah, b. Sep 5, 1877; Octavia, b. Mar 3, 1880; and Wilhelmina, b. Jan 22, 1884.
Through the efforts of Clifton Carbin, many living descendants of Samuel Thomas Greene have been identified. Here are pictures of a few of them.
Finally, here are picture archives contributed by Sam's descendants.
Note, there were also two boys, both named Edwin Frye Greene, who died aged 3 years. Headstones are in Woodlawn Cemetery, North Waterford, Maine. The first Edwin was born Sep 1, 1829 and died Jun 21, 1833. The second was born July 27, 1833 and died Feb 19, 1837.
Children of George Frye and Deborah B. (Rideout) Greene:
Edward Leon Greene - b. Aug 1, 1876, North Waterford,
Maine; m. Ruth Gertrude Jones of South Paris, Maine, Jun 5, 1901; d. May
4, 1958. His wife, "Gertie," was born Jun 2, 1878 in Bangor,
Maine, and came to South Paris with her parents, Alphonso "Phon"
Clarence and Abba Ella (Knight) Jones, when she was one year old. She
died Jan 24, 1968. Both are buried in Riverside Cemetery, South Paris,
Alice Blanchard Greene - b. Jun 1, 1879, North
Waterford, Maine; m. Charles Henry Howard in South Paris, Maine, Jun 5,
1901; d. Dec 29, 1918 in South Paris. Both are buried in Riverside Cemetery,
South Paris, Maine.
Children of Edward Leon and Gertrude (Jones) Greene:
Stanley Warren Greene - b. Jul 5, 1903, South
Paris, Maine; m. in Shelton, Connecticut, Ethel Agda Johnson of Flushing,
New York, Jun 8, 1929; d. Mar 5, 1965, in Bath, Maine.
Ruth Kathryn Greene - b. Nov 30, 1911; m. in
Elmhurst, NY, Alexander McPherson Malcolm Jr. of Elmhurst, NY, Aug 20,
Henry George Howard - b. Dec 26, 1902 in South
Paris, Maine; m. Margaret Campbell, Sep 25, 1930; d. Feb 20, 1991.