Orley Greenwell

Male11 June 1868–before 1899

Brief Life History of Orley

When Orley Greenwell was born on 11 June 1868, in Alleghany, North Carolina, United States, his father, John F Greenwell, was 25 and his mother, Matilda Billings, was 19. He died before 1899, at the age of 30.

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John F Greenwell
Matilda Billings
Lou Alice Greenwell
Florence Greenwell
John Greenwell
Orley Greenwell
Emmie Greenwell
Elias Wilson Greenwell
Martha Jane Greenwell
John Wesley Greenwell
Florence M Greenwell
George W Greenwell
Clinton Greenwell
Byrdia Greenwell
Byrdie Lee Greenwell

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    World Events (3)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1870 · Giving all the right to vote

    Age 2

    The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

    1877 · Last Troops Leave

    Age 9

    In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

    Name Meaning

    English (Durham and Northumberland): habitational name from Greenwell (Cumbria) or Greenwell in Wolsingham (Durham), Middle English grene ‘green’ + welle ‘spring, stream’. The name may sometimes have been confused with Grindle .

    History: The main English family of this name came originally from Greenwell, Wolsingham, County Durham, where they are recorded as owning land as early as 1183.

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

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