William Greenleaf

1767–16 September 1817 (Age 50)
Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine, United States

The Life of William

When William Greenleaf was born in 1767, in Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine, United States, his father, Joseph Greenleaf, was 40 and his mother, Dorcas Gray, was 36. He had at least 4 sons and 8 daughters with Sally Lander. He died on 16 September 1817, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

William Greenleaf
1767–1817
Sally Lander
1773–
Thirza Greenleaf
1795–1848
Gason Greenleaf
1796–1854
Mahala Greenleaf
1798–1861
Elfrida Greenleaf
1800–
Sabrina Greenleaf
1802–1817
Eliza Greenleaf
1802–1861
Lydia Greenleaf
1804–1889
Vaughn Greenleaf
1807–
Julia A Greenleaf
1810–1894
Joseph H. Greenleaf
1810–1886
Elvira E Greenleaf
1812–1889
William Greenleaf
1817–1880

Spouse and Children

children

(12)

    Thirza Greenleaf

    Female1795–1848Female

    Gason Greenleaf

    Male1796–1854Male

    Mahala Greenleaf

    Female1798–1861Female

    Elfrida Greenleaf

    Female1800–Female

    Sabrina Greenleaf

    Female1802–1817Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 9

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 14

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English grēne ‘green’ + lēaf ‘leaf’, presumably applied as a nickname, the significance of which is now lost.2 Jewish (American): English translation of the Ashkenazic ornamental surname Grünblatt, a compound of German grün + Blatt ‘leaf’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Greenleaf in entry for Polly H Greenleaf, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Wm. Greenleaf in entry for Eliza Greenleaf, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • William Greenleaf in entry for Joseph Greenleaf, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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