Greene,  Timothy

Greene, Timothy

Male 1725 - 1780  (54 years)

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  • Name Greene, Timothy  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 14 Jun 1725  East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 169250370 
    Occupation Between 1763 and 1770 
    First Pastor, Maple Root Six Principle Baptist Church 
    Ordained 01 Sep 1763  Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1777  Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1780  Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Maple Root Cemetery
    Person ID I9959  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History John Greene of Quidnessett
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Greene, John III,   b. 09 Apr 1688, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1756, West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hill, Ann Nancy,   b. 1690, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1756, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 30 Nov 1713  East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F6769  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rowland, Silence,   b. 17 Jul 1729, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1813, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1751  Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Greene, Peleg,   b. 15 Apr 1752, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. New Lebanon, Columbia, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Greene, Enfield,   b. 15 May 1754, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Greene, Huldah,   b. 21 Dec 1757, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1823, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
    +4. Greene, Levi,   b. 06 Jun 1759, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA 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)  [natural]
     5. Greene, Mary,   b. 05 May 1760, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1842  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    +6. Greene, Silence,   b. 14 Apr 1762, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1811, Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     7. Greene, Rowland,   b. 12 Apr 1766, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1846, Holland Patent, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     8. Greene, Elizabeth,   b. 09 May 1768, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1808, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F3609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jun 1725 - East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Sep 1751 - Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrdained - 01 Sep 1763 - Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1777 - Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1780 - Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Greene, Timothy Birth Record
    Greene, Timothy Birth Record
    Greene, Timothy North America, Family Histories
    Greene, Timothy North America, Family Histories
    Greene, Timothy and Silence Rowland Marriage Record
    Greene, Timothy and Silence Rowland Marriage Record

    Headstones
    Final Resting Place Maple Root Cemetery
    Final Resting Place Maple Root Cemetery

    Histories
    The History of Levie Greene of Rhode Island Massachusette New York Michigan and His Descendants by Mary Shaw Green
    The History of Levie Greene of Rhode Island Massachusette New York Michigan and His Descendants by Mary Shaw Green

    Family Crest
    Greene Family Crest
    Greene Family Crest
    Recorded in the spellings of Green and Greene, this is one of the most widespread of English, and sometimes Irish, surnames. It is usually of Olde English and Anglo-Saxon pre 7th century origins, and derives from the word "grene" meaning green. It has a nunber of possible origins. It may be topographical for a person resident by the village green, or it can be a "status nickname" for a young man who played the part of the mystic and fertile "Green Man" or "Jack in the Green", in the medieval and later May Day celebrations. In this context "green" was symbolic of youthful ardour, springtime and the growth of nature. Sometimes the surname can be of Irish origins, and a 16th century anglicised translation and spelling of the ancient Gaelic given name "Uaithne". Examples of the early recordings taken from authentic rolls, registers and charters of the Middle Ages, the birth of surnames as we understand them, include: Richard de la Grene of the county of Norfolk in the year 1200; William Grene in the Hundred Rolls of Yorkshire in 1230; Robert Othegreen, and Henry on the Green, both of Worcestershire, in 1274. Among the many distinguished namebearers listed in the "Dictionary of National Biography" are Charles Green (1785 - 1870), an early aeronaut, who made the first ascent with a hydrogen gas balloon in 1821. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Geoffrey de Grene. This was dated 1188, in the "Pipe Rolls" of the county of Kent", during the reign of King Henry 11 of England. He was known as "The Builder of Churches". 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • Chapter 1 The History of Levi Greene and his Descendants by Mary Shaw Green. Little is known of the early life of Elder Timothy Green. He was born in West Greenwich, Rhode Island, June 14, 1725. He probably spent his early days on his Father's large Farm in West Greenwich. September 1, 1763, he was ordained as pastor of the famous Maple Root Six Principle Baptist Church, being the first pastor and continuing his work until 1770. This Church of Coventry is situated about two miles west of the Village of Washington and about one and one third miles from the Old Field Cemetery at the foot of Harkney Hill on the old Farm of Lieutenant John Greene*, where several generations of Greene's lie sleeping. His fame as a pastor continues to this day. (1955) He was married by Reverend James Colvin to Mrs. Silence (Rowland) Burlingame of Scituate, Massachusetts, in West Greenwich, Rhode Island, on September 22, 1751. He resided mostly in Coventry. In 1770 he moved to the westward, probably to Lanesboro, Berkshire, Massachusetts, where we find record of his living in 1775. He died about 1780. In a letter written by Jonathan and Molly (Greene) Joice September 3, 1813, from Middleburg, New York, USA, to Levi and Asenath (Robinson) Greene at Scipio, New York, USA, they say: "Old Mother Greene was alive last spring and lived with Pealeg. She is almost helpless. " This is Timothy's Wife and is the nearest knowledge we have to the time of her death.

      *Silence (Rowland) Burlingame-Greene was said to have been of noble birth and to have had much property of which she was deprived. She was said to have owned at one time nearly all of Marblehead, Massachusetts. *See "American Ancestry, " Vol. 5 Page 91.

      HISTORICAL CEMETERY CY049 SMALL MAPLE ROOT CEMETERY COVENTRY RI Location: 0 ft west of HILL FARM RD at TEL pole 108 500 burials with 373 inscriptions from 1831 to 1993. 135 ft x 360 ft in excellent condition enclosed with a metal fence; sign in good condition. Owner: Maple Root Baptist Church, 1625 Hill Farm Road Coventry, RI 02816 (401) 397-7402
      NOTE: At the corner of Hill Farm and Harkney Hill rds, bordered by a metal fence along Hill Farm Road on the east and by the Maple Root Baptist Church parking Lot on the south. The Cemetery is open on the west and north. A few stones broken, but otherwise no signs of vandalism. Two plots are overgrown with weeds, but the Cemetery is otherwise well cared for.
      The gravestones in sect A 9-19 were moved here from West Warwick at Centerville beside the Railroad tracks. Arnold visited on October 13, 1905, Vol. 6, Book H, page 875, "The new Cemetery at Maple Root is Northwest from Meeting House, yard much neglected. " This Cemetery has been recorded and checked.

  • Sources 
    1. [S421] The History of Levi Greene of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, USA, Michigan and his Descendants, Mary Shaw Green, (Name: Adrian College Press, Adrian, Michigan 1944;).

    2. [S373] Rhode Island Vital Records, Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930.
      Record for Timothy Greene

    3. [S373] Rhode Island Vital Records, Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930.
      Record for Silence Burlingame

    4. [S373] Rhode Island Vital Records, Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930.
      Record for Silence Greene

    5. [S192] Greene, Myron Wesley, Jabez Greene And His Descendants, Reprinted from the Naragansett Historical Register, January, 1891.
      p. 3

    6. [S373] Rhode Island Vital Records, Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930.

    7. [S572] American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI).
      Record for Timothy Green

    8. [S192] Greene, Myron Wesley, Jabez Greene And His Descendants, Reprinted from the Naragansett Historical Register, January, 1891, p. 2.