Arnold John Greenwell Sr.

6 May 1749–22 June 1799 (Age 50)
St. Mary's, Maryland, British Colonial America

The Life of Arnold John

When Arnold John Greenwell Sr. was born on 6 May 1749, in St. Mary's, Maryland, British Colonial America, his father, Justinian Greenwell, was 67 and his mother, Margaret, was 49. He married Mary Thompson about 1783, in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 June 1799, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 50.

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Arnold John Greenwell Sr.
Mary Thompson
Marriage: about 1783
Arnold John Greenwell
Henry Greenwell
Raphael Greenwell
Mary Elizabeth Greenwell
Robert Greenwell

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about 1783
St. Mary's, Maryland, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 27

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 27

"At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""

Age 40

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English (Northumberland): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream among lush pastures, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + welle ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or habitational name from a minor place so named.

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

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