Maria Lewis

28 December 1822–
West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Lewis was born on 28 December 1822, in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Roger Lewis, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Wilcox, was 27. She married George Tillinghast Greene on 30 December 1841. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States in 1880.

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George Tillinghast Greene
Maria Lewis
Marriage: 30 December 1841
Ann Greene
Elisha Albert Greene

Spouse and Children

30 December 1841
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Amy Lewis


    Maxson Lewis


    Reynolds Lewis


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 13

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
1862 · US Naval Academy

Age 40

The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

Name Meaning

1 English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.2 Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn ( see Llewellyn ).3 Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lughaidh’. This is one of the most common Old Irish personal names. It is derived from Lugh ‘brightness’, which was the name of a Celtic god.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Maria Greene in household of George T Greene, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Maria in entry for Elisha A. Greene, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Maria Greene in entry for Elisha Albert Greene, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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