William Edgar Greene

1795–about 1860 (Age 65)
Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of William Edgar

When William Edgar Greene was born in 1795, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, William Greene, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Saunders, was 23. He married Catherine Elizabeth Hyland about 1820, in State Bridge, Verona, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Verona, Verona, Oneida, New York, United States for about 5 years and Verona, Oneida, New York, United States in 1860. He died about 1860, in State Bridge, Verona, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 65.

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William Edgar Greene
Catherine Elizabeth Hyland
Marriage: about 1820
Elizabeth Rebecca Greene
Benjamin Harrison Greene
Abigail Greene
Sanford Greene
Peter Greene
Edgar Greene
Mary Anne Greene
Rosella A Greene
Matilda A Greene
Charlotte Green
William Edgar Green

Spouse and Children

about 1820
State Bridge, Verona, Oneida, New York, United States


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World Events (6)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 2

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 16

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

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

1 Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó hUainín ‘descendant of Uainín’ ( see Honan 2).2 variant spelling of Green as an English name or as an Americanized form of name of similar meaning in some other European language.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Green, "United States Census, 1830"
  • William Greene, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Green, "New York State Census, 1855"

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