Mary Ellen Green

22 June 1731–May 1817 (Age 85)
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life 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 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 Clark

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Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 45

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 45

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 69

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

1 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) 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). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Spaulding in entry for Josiah Spaulding, "Maine, Church Records, 1734-1907"
  • Mary Green, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Green, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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