Samuel H. Greenleaf

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

The Life 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 2 sons 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
Martha Greenleaf
Frances Greenleaf
Jacob Greenleaf
Anna Virginia Greenleaf
Sarah A Greenleaf
Jacob W. Greenleaf
Lydia May Greenleaf

Spouse and Children

14 August 1867
Compass, West Caln Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Greenleaf


    Annas Stewart




    Hanford Sylvester Greenleaf


    Martha Jane Greenleaf


    Jacob B Greenleaf


    John E Greenleaf


    Borines Greenleaf


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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

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)

  • Samuel Greenleaf in household of Jacob Greenleaf, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Greenleaf in household of Jacob Greenleaf, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Greenleaf, "United States Census, 1870"

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