Mary Green

18 July 1701–23 November 1786 (Age 85)
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Mary

When Mary Green was born on 18 July 1701, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Robert Green, was 29 and her mother, Ruth Backus, was 26. She married Ebenezer Rood on 9 May 1726, in Norwichtown, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 23 November 1786, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Rood
1704–1785
Mary Green
1701–1786
Marriage: 9 May 1726
Ebenezer Rood
1726–1760
Mary Rood
1729–1795
Sarah Rood
1731–1787
Lois Rood
1734–
Lydia Rood
1736–1794
Abigail Rood
1738–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 May 1726
Norwichtown, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (2)

1776

Age 75

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 80

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

1 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, Middle English grene (a transferred use of the color term). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Green, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary in entry for Lowas Rood, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary in entry for Sarah Rood, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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