John Greeley

22 April 1777–30 October 1861 (Age 84)
South Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of John

When John Greeley was born on 22 April 1777, in South Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Richard Greeley, was 33 and his mother, Edith H Page, was 34. He married Hannah Greeley on 3 October 1809, in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Washington, Minnesota, United States in 1857 and Lakeland, Washington, Minnesota, United States in 1860. He died on 30 October 1861, in Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater Township, Washington, Minnesota, United States.

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John Greeley
Hannah Greeley
Marriage: 3 October 1809
Susan Page Greeley
Sarah Colby Greeley
Hannah Peace Greeley
Edward Burnham Greeley
Elam Andrew Jackson Greeley
David Burnham Greeley
Nathan Burnham Greeley
Himan Watts Greeley
Phoebe Dow Greeley
Servia Carpenter Greeley
Aquila D Greeley
William Henry Greeley

Spouse and Children

3 October 1809
Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States


    Susan Page Greeley


    Sarah Colby Greeley


    Hannah Peace Greeley


    Edward Burnham Greeley


    Elam Andrew Jackson Greeley


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 11

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname for someone with a pock-marked face, from Old Northern French greslé ‘pitted’, ‘scarred’ (from gresle ‘hailstone’, of Germanic origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Greely, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Gruley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Greeley, "Minnesota Territorial Census, 1857"

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