James Green

15 November 1740–5 January 1812 (Age 71)

The Life of James

When James Green was born on 15 November 1740, in Ireland, his father, Thomas Green, was 32 and his mother, Sarah McConnell, was 29. He married Sarah Abbott on 15 August 1770, in Cambridge, Charlotte, New York Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Albany, Albany, New York, United States in 1790. He died on 5 January 1812, in Cambridge, Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Cambridge, Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Green
Sarah Abbott
Marriage: 15 August 1770
Samuel Green
Thomas Green

Spouse and Children

15 August 1770
Cambridge, Charlotte, New York Colony, British Colonial America


    Samuel Green


    Thomas Green


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Green


    Sarah McConnell




    Elizabeth Green



    Ellenora "Nellie" Green


    Thomas Green


    Deborah Green


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World Events (6)


Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 36

New York is the 11th state.
1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

Age 37

The Constitution of New York was adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York on April 20, 1777. New York’s Constitution preceded and strongly influenced the United States’ Constitution. Three governmental branches were created including the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch made up of two houses.

Name Meaning

1 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, Middle English grene (a transferred use of the color term). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Green, "United States Census, 1790"
  • James Green, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Will of James Green

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