George B. Greenup

Male15 June 1812–5 September 1844

Brief Life History of George B.

When George B. Greenup was born on 15 June 1812, in Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Witten Greenup, was 42 and his mother, Catherine McIntosh, was 37. He married Rebecca Dailey on 22 May 1839, in McDonough, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 5 September 1844, in McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Dailey, Champaign, Illinois, United States.

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George B. Greenup
Rebecca Dailey
Marriage: 22 May 1839
Melinda J. Greenup
Margaret A. Greenup

Sources (2)

  • George Greenup, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Barton Greenup in entry for Margaret A. Greenup, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 May 1839McDonough, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 7

    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. 

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 9

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Cumberland): habitational name from Greenup Edge in Borrowdale (Cumberland), early recorded as Grenehope.

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

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