Person:John Greene (9)

m. 4 Nov 1619
  1. John Greene1620 - 1708
  2. Peter Greene1621/2 - 1677
  3. Richard Greene1624 - BEF 1636
  4. Captain James Greene1626 - 1698
  5. Thomas Greene1628 - 1717
  6. Mary Greene1633 - 1686
  • HJohn Greene1620 - 1708
  • WAnne AlmyBef 1627 - 1709
m. 1648
  1. Deborah Greene1649 - 1728
  2. John Greene1651 -
  3. William Greene1652/53 - 1679/80
  4. Peter Greene1654 - 1723
  5. Job Greene1656 - 1745
  6. Phillis Greene1658 - 1708
  7. Richard Greene1660 - 1711
  8. Anne Greene1662/3 - Bef 1713
  9. Catherine Greene1665 - Bef 1755
  10. Audrey Greene1667 -
  11. Capt. Samuel Greene1670 - 1720
Facts and Events
Name John Greene
Gender Male
Christening[2] 15 Aug 1620 Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Marriage 1648 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United Statesto Anne Almy
Will[3] 30 Dec 1706 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Reference Number? Q6236183?
Death[1] 27 Nov 1708 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Burial[5] Spring Greene Burial Ground, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

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John Greene Jr. (1620 – 27 November 1708) was a deputy governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations who spent almost his entire adult life in the public service of the colony. Born in England, he was the son of John Greene Sr. and Joan Tattersall, and sailed to New England with his parents in 1635 aboard the ship James. His father, after coming from Massachusetts to Providence, became one of the original settlers of Warwick. In 1652 Greene served in his first public role as a commissioner from Warwick, and served in some public capacity every year until 1690 when he was first chosen as deputy governor of the colony. He then served 10 consecutive one-year terms in this capacity, retiring from public service in 1700 at the age of 80. He was one of the 10 Assistants named in the Royal Charter of 1663, which would become the basis for Rhode Island's government for nearly two centuries. During the devastating events of King Phillips War, Greene was one of 16 prominent inhabitants of the colony whose counsel was sought by the General Assembly.

Greene died in Warwick on 27 November 1708 and was buried on the Spring Greene Farm (later the property of Governor Theodore F. Green) in Warwick. Greene married Ann Almy, the daughter of William and Audry (Barlow) Almy. They had 11 children, the youngest of whom, Samuel, married Mary Gorton, a granddaughter of Rhode Island colonial president Samuel Gorton. Their grandson, William Greene Sr. served for 11 one-year terms as a governor of the colony, and their great-grandson, also named William Greene Jr. was a governor of the State of Rhode Island. John and Ann Greene are also ancestors of United States President Warren G. Harding, as well as inventor Thomas A. Edison, Canadian politician and religious leader Nathan Eldon Tanner, cowboy artist and inventor Earl W. Bascom and Hollywood actor John Wayne.

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  1. Arnold, James N. Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636–1850: First series, births, marriages and deaths. A family register for the people. (Narragansett Hist. Publ. Co., 1891).

    1708 Greene Greene Capt. John, died, aged 89 years, Nov. 27, 1708. Vol 1 page 2 Death Warwick

  2. John Greene (father), in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    Children with first wife... i. John Greene, bp. St. Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 15 Aug 1620; m by 1649 Ann Almy, daughter of William Almy.

  3. Abstracts of Warwick Wills, in Rhode Island Genealogical Register. (Princeton, Massachusetts: A. G. Beaman), 2:137.

    John Greene of Warwick, being aged in my 87 year. Will dated 30 Dec 1706, proved 20 Dec 1708, pps. 61-63 and receipts dated 1709 and 1710, p. 65.
    Unnamed wife in her 80th year.
    Sons: Richard whose wife is Ellen, Samuel, Peter and Job.
    Daughters: Deborah Torry wife of William Torry, Philip[a] Dickenson, Anne Greene, Catherin Holden wife of Charles Holden & Adere Spencer wife of John Spencer.
    Granddaughter Mary Dyer wife of Edward Dyer.
    Daughter Philip[a] Dickinson's children when of age.

  4.   John Greene, Jr., in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  5. Maj John Greene, in Find A Grave.