Samuel Greeley

20 October 1797–14 March 1866 (Age 68)
Weston, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Greeley was born on 20 October 1797, in Weston, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Greeley, was 23 and his mother, Olive Hamblet, was 31. He married Lydia Thurston on 3 October 1821, in Chester, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 14 March 1866, in Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Heuvelton, Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Samuel Greeley
Lydia Thurston
Marriage: 3 October 1821
John Greeley
William Harrison Greeley
William Henry Greeley
Lydia Angeline Greeley
Abigail Eliza Greeley
Mary Louisa Greeley
Christiana Elvira Greeley

Spouse and Children


    Lydia Thurston


3 October 1821
Chester, Windsor, Vermont, United States


    John Greeley


    William Harrison Greeley


    William Henry Greeley


    Lydia Angeline Greeley


    Abigail Eliza Greeley


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Samuel Greely, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Greely, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Samuel Greely, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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