Person:Lucy Green (5)

m. 4 April 1765
  1. Unknown GleasonAbt 1767 - bef 1786
  2. Rufus GleasonAbt 1769 - 1810
  3. Lucy Gleason1771 - 1843
  4. Enoch Gleason1774 - 1832
  5. Ariel Gleason1776 - 1864
  6. Elijah S. Gleason1779 - 1863
Facts and Events
Name Lucy Green
Gender Female
Alt Birth[2] 22 Apr 1740 New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
Birth? 17 Jan 1743 Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United StatesSee alternate date and place below
Marriage 4 April 1765 Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Ariel I. Gleason
Death? 23 Oct 1809 Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

Identity of Lucy Green

Are there 2 Lucy Greens? One married Amos Cutler, 18 Jun 1765. Could there be some confusion?

This is partially based on an article (I no longer have the quote) in a Salisbury area newspaper that Lucy Gleason at the residence of her son (Rufus, I assume) slit her own throat. Another researcher claims by family tradition that her maiden name was proof yet. [Neal Gardner]

The following is from Andrews, Adele. The ancestors and descendants of Elijah Gleason and his first wife, Cynthia Johnson, and his second wife, Betsey Davis. Published by A. Andrews, 1960 (as reported by Matt Lipsey, 23 Dec 2000, in Green Family Genealogy Forum) - #8242

"Extensive search for the parentage of Lucy Green, wife of Ariel Gleason, has been made in printed records and in land and probate records of Berkshire Co., Mass. and of Litchfield Co., Conn. If Lucy Green Gleason was the Mrs. Gleason aged 64 who died in Salisbury, Conn. Oct. 23, 1809, having cut her throat in a fit of insanity, as seems most likely, she must have been born ab. 1744 or 45. The marriage of Ariel Gleason and Lucy Green is given in the Tyringham, Mass. Vital Records Apr. 4, 1765. These are the only references to her that have been found. Since published vital records for many of the towns involved in possible leads are not available, it has been difficult to check."

Here is another intriguing possibility:
"Lucy Green might be related to my Samuel Green. Samuel Green of Canaan, CT. married Anna Clark of Sheffield, Massachusetts Feb. 23, 1775 in Litchfield County, CT." (Susan Rhodes, 22 Dec 2000, in Green Family Genealogy Forum)

Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) gives the following:
Name: Lucy Green
Birth Date: 22 Apr 1740
Birth Location: New London (Connecticut)
Parent Name: Samuel
Parent Name: Abigail (Clark)

  1.   Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Secondary quality. Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

  2. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI), Secondary quality.

    Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)