John Davis Green

Male1 January 1789–20 November 1878

Brief Life History of John Davis

When John Davis Green was born on 1 January 1789, in Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, Philamon Greene Sr., was 27 and his mother, Lydia Davis, was 20. He married Martha Patty Pike on 12 June 1812, in Sand Lake, Rensselaer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 20 November 1878, in Scio, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 89.

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John Davis Green
Martha Patty Pike
Marriage: 12 June 1812
Martha Greene
John Greene Jr.
Lydia Philena Green
Samuel Griffin Green
Andrew Green
Henry Green
Lucy Lovina Greene
Mary Ann Greene
Alonzo B. Greene
Mary A "Polly" Green
Clarinda Green
William Greene
Lucy Lovina Greene

Sources (4)

  • Legacy NFS Source: John David Greene - Church record: death: 20 November 1878; Scio, Allegany, New York, United States
  • John Davis Green in entry for Lucy Lavina Green, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
  • J. B. Green in entry for Samuel G. Green, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1812Sand Lake, Rensselaer, New York, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    George Washington elected first president of United States.


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries 1791: Rensselaer, New York, United States

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 30

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or was young or immature, or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green (Middle English grene, a transferred use of the color term). This is one of the most common and widespread of English surnames. In North America it has assimilated cognates from other languages, notably German Grün (see Gruen ) and Dutch Groen ; compare 7 below. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    English: alternatively, from a Middle English personal name Grene.

    Irish: adopted for Ó hUainín ‘descendant of Uainín’, a personal name from a pet form of uaine ‘green’, see Honan .

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

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