Mary Ellen Green

Brief Life History of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Green was born on 22 June 1731, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Green, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Lakin, was 26. She married Samuel Scripture III on 9 October 1746, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died in May 1817, in Somerset, Somerset, Maine, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Nelson, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

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William Spaulding Jr.
Mary Ellen Green
Marriage: 1758
William Spaulding III
Polly Spaulding
Sybil Spaulding
Jonathan Spalding
Josiah Spaulding
Elizabeth Spaulding
Sally Spalding
Mary Spaulding

Sources (20)

  • Mary Green, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Mary Spaulding in entry for Josiah Spaulding, "Maine, Church Records, 1734-1907"
  • Mary Green, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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