Moses Poor Greenleaf

7 February 1818–29 January 1848 (Age 29)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Moses Poor

When Moses Poor Greenleaf was born on 7 February 1818, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Greenleaf, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Hale, was 20. He married Susan Marsters Allen on 8 October 1846. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 29 January 1848, at the age of 29, and was buried in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Moses Poor Greenleaf
Susan Marsters Allen
Marriage: 8 October 1846
Benjamin Greenleaf

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8 October 1846


    Benjamin Greenleaf


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World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 2

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 12

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English grēne ‘green’ + lēaf ‘leaf’, presumably applied as a nickname, the significance of which is now lost.2 Jewish (American): English translation of the Ashkenazic ornamental surname Grünblatt, a compound of German grün + Blatt ‘leaf’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Moses P. Greenleaf, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Moses P. Greenleaf in entry for Benjamin Greenleaf, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Moses Greenleaf in entry for Susan Greenleaf, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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