Hannah Saunders

15 April 1811–10 February 1887 (Age 75)
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Saunders was born on 15 April 1811, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Samuel Saunders Sr, was 30 and her mother, Frances Bliven, was 27. She married Jason Palmer Greene in November 1834, in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 10 February 1887, in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jason Palmer Greene
Hannah Saunders
Marriage: November 1834
Jason Palmer Greene Jr.
Henry Greene
Charles Greene
Henry Saunders Greene
Charles F Greene
Hannah Greene
Samuel Greene
Hannah Frances Greene

Spouse and Children

November 1834
Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Daniel Bliven Saunders


    Henry Saunders



    Atwell Saunders


    Fanny Saunders


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 21

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Saunder, reduced vernacular form of Alexander .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hannah Green, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hannah in entry for John Brown Dunn, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Hannah Saunders in entry for Samuel Green, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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