John Wellborn Greer

5 March 1806–13 June 1870 (Age 64)
Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States

The Life of John Wellborn

When John Wellborn Greer was born on 5 March 1806, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States, his father, Henry Greer, was 36 and his mother, Susannah Tillery, was 28. He married Sabina McElroy about 1828, in Lowndes, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Falls, Texas, United States in 1860. He died on 13 June 1870, in Greer, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Marlin, Falls, Texas, United States.

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John Wellborn Greer
Sabina McElroy
Marriage: about 1828
John Greer
Susan Elizabeth Greer
Nancy Louise Greer

Spouse and Children

about 1828
Lowndes, Mississippi, United States


    John Greer


    Susan Elizabeth Greer



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World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 5

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 19

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

Chiefly northern Irish: variant of Grier .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Mc Greer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John W Greer, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • John Wilburn Greer in entry for Sarah Melvina Maxwell, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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