Samuel H. Greenleaf

17 March 1835–18 July 1899 (Age 64)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel H.

When Samuel H. Greenleaf was born on 17 March 1835, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Greenleaf, was 34 and his mother, Annas Stewart, was 32. He married Deborah Walker Wasson on 14 August 1867, in Compass, West Caln Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Sadsbury Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 18 July 1899, at the age of 64, and was buried in Christiana, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel H. Greenleaf
Deborah Walker Wasson
Marriage: 14 August 1867
Anna Virginia Greenleaf
Frances O. Greenleaf
Martha Greenleaf
Sarah A Greenleaf
Jacob Wasson Greenleaf
Lydia May Greenleaf

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 August 1867Compass, West Caln Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 11
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 28
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Essex and Middlesex): from Middle English grene ‘green’ + lef ‘leaf’, presumably applied as a nickname, the significance of which is now lost.Jewish (American): translation into English of the Ashkenazic artificial surname Grünblatt, a compound of German grün + Blatt ‘leaf’.Americanized form (translation into English) of French Canadian Vertefeuille .

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Samuel Greenleaf in household of Jacob Greenleaf, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Samuel H. Greenleaf in entry for George P. Todd and Frances O. Greenleaf, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Samuel H Greenleaf, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"

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