My 14th week in Amy Johnson Crow’s “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” family history blogging challenge.
The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor.
I’m no longer a few weeks behind in this series. I am now 7 weeks behind in this series (the challenge just wrapped up week 21). I initially blamed my tardiness on being super busy at home, work, and with my volunteer work. However, the extended lapse can be blamed on the recent diagnosis of some critical health issues that had wiped me out for a while (you can read about that on my food blog).
John “The Surgeon” Greene
Yesterday marked the anniversary of Rhode Island’s statehood. Two-hundred twenty-four years ago, in 1790, Rhode Island became the last of the thirteen original colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution, becoming our thirteenth state. I thought this anniversary an opportune time to share a bit about my husband’s ancestor’s role in Rhode Island’s history.
Origin & Immigration
From Massachusetts to Rhode Island
|Town layout of Providence with Greene’s lot fifth from the top. Public domain photo courtesy of Wikipedia.|
John Greene’s Relationship To My Husband
- John “The Surgeon” Greene (abt 1590 – 1659)
- John Greene (abt 1619 – 1708), oldest son
- Samuel Greene (1670 – 1720), youngest son
- Benjamin Greene
- Christopher Greene (1733 – 1820)
- William Greene (1772 – )
- Johnathan Greene (1803 – 1873)
- William Henry Greene (1837 – 1921)
- William Wallace Greene (1869 – 1944)
- William Wallace Greene (1908 – 2003)
- Richard Greene, my father-in-law
- Jeff Greene, my husband
The bulk of my research comes from:
Niki Davis says
Hello, cousin! I descend from this line as well. This is one of my favorite to research … they’re so interesting and there is so much out there! Thanks for sharing.
Kelly M. Greene says
Kelly Matthew Greene 1967- Me
Donald Roy Greene 1925-1990 My Father
Ross Anthony Greene 1893-1958 Grand Father
Edwin Arnold Greene 1855-1932 1st Great Grandfather
Albert Arnold Greene 1825-1908 2nd GG
Caleb Greene 1792-1866 3rd GG
David Greene 1760-1834 4th GG
David Greene 1728-1789 5th GG
David Greene 1701-1757 6th GG
David Greene 1677-1761 7th GG
James Greene 1626-1698 8th GG
John Greene “the Surgeon” 1597-1659 9th GG
Christina Greene says
Hi! I’m descended from John Greene as well! I also read on his Wikipedia page that John Wayne (yes THE John Wayne!) is descended from him as well, along with Thomas Edison, President Warren G. Harding and more. I’ve figured out the connected to President Harding awhile back, but does anyone know how John Wayne (birth name Marion Mitchell Morrison) is descended from John Greene?
Kim Freni says
John “Surgeon” Greene is my 9th GG on my mothers side, thru his son James, David Greene 1677, David Greene 1701, David Greene 1728, Davis Greene 1760, Reynolds Greene 1794, Oliver Watson Greene 1833, James H Greene 1882, Elizabeth S (Greene) Webster b.1908 , my grandmother What wonderful history we all have ❤️