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
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: