Person:Christopher Greenup (1)

Gov. Christopher Columbus Greenup, 3rd Governor of Kentucky
m. est. 1730
  1. Mary Greenupest 1730 -
  2. John W. Greenup1743 - 1826
  3. Samuel Greenup1745 - 1829
  4. Elizabeth Greenupbef 1748 - abt 1776/7
  5. Gov. Christopher Columbus Greenup, 3rd Governor of Kentuckyabt 1750 - 1818
  • HGov. Christopher Columbus Greenup, 3rd Governor of Kentuckyabt 1750 - 1818
  • WMary Catherine Popebef 1770 - 1809
m. 9 Jul 1787
  1. Nancy Greenupaft 1787 -
  2. William Greenupaft 1787 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Gov. Christopher Columbus Greenup, 3rd Governor of Kentucky
Gender Male
Birth[2][3] abt. 1750 Westmoreland, Virginia, United States
Marriage 9 Jul 1787 Hanover, Virginia, United Statesto Mary Catherine Pope
Death[1][2][3] 27 April 1818 Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United Statesat Blue Lick Springs Resort, where he had traveled seeking relief from his rheumatism
Reference Number? Q359433?
Burial[2][3] Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States

Christopher Greenup Signature

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Christopher Greenup (c. 1750 – April 27, 1818) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative and the third Governor of Kentucky. Little is known about his early life; the first reliable records about him are documents recording his service in the Revolutionary War where he served as a lieutenant in the Continental Army and a colonel in the Virginia militia.

After his service in the war, Greenup helped settle the trans-Appalachian regions of Virginia. He became involved in politics, and played an active role in three of the ten statehood conventions that secured the separation of Kentucky from Virginia in 1792. He became one of the state's first representatives, and served in the Kentucky General Assembly before being elected governor in a race where, due to his immense popularity, he ran unopposed.

Greenup's term in office was marred by accusations that he had participated in the Burr Conspiracy to align Kentucky with Spain prior to the former's separation from Virginia, but he vigorously and successfully rebutted these charges. Following his term as governor, he became less active in the political arena. He died on April 27, 1818. Greenup County, Kentucky and its county seat were both named in his honor.

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Correction on Parentage of Christopher Greenup

Note: Pendleton in his "History of Tazewell County", mis-identifies Christopher Greenup who served as the 3d Governor of Kentucky as the son of John Greenup and Elizabeth Witten, which is incorrect. Christopher was actually the brother of John Greenup; both John and Christopher were sons of John Greenup, Sr. and his wife Ann, from Prince George's and Frederick County, Maryland. This error is also duplicated in Gov. Greenup's wikipedia page, referenced above. John Greenup and Elizabeth Witten did have a son named Christopher, born in 1782, but he was not the one that served as Governor of Kentucky from 1804-1808 (the younger Christopher would have been just 22 years of age in 1804).
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Christopher Greenup, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 GREENUP, Christopher, (1750-1818).

    [last accessed 25 Oct 2012]

    GREENUP, Christopher, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Westmoreland County, Va., in 1750; completed academic studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1783 and commenced practice in Fayette County, Ky. (then a part of Virginia); clerk of the district court at Harrodsburg 1785-1792; served in the Revolutionary War and attained the rank of colonel; member of the Virginia house of delegates in 1785; member of the conventions at Danville, Ky., in 1785 and 1788 to consider separation from Virginia; moved to Frankfort, Ky., in 1792; upon the admission of Kentucky as a State into the Union was elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Second and Third Congresses; reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress and served from November 9, 1792, to March 3, 1797; member of the State house of representatives in 1798; clerk of the State senate 1799-1802; appointed judge of the circuit court in 1802; Governor of Kentucky 1804-1808; presidential elector on the Madison and Clinton ticket in 1808; justice of the peace in Franklin County in 1812; one of the original trustees of Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; died in Frankfort, Ky., April 27, 1818; interment in State Cemetery.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Christopher Greenup, in Find A Grave.

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