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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William Greenleaf
Sally Lander
Thirza Greenleaf
Gason Greenleaf
Mahala Greenleaf
Elfrida Greenleaf
Sabrina Greenleaf
Eliza Greenleaf
Lydia Greenleaf
Vaughn Greenleaf
Julia A Greenleaf
Joseph H. Greenleaf
Elvira E Greenleaf
William Greenleaf

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    Thirza Greenleaf


    Gason Greenleaf


    Mahala Greenleaf


    Elfrida Greenleaf


    Sabrina Greenleaf


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World Events (8)


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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