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MICHAEL GREENLEE,’ was born a out 1700 died in KENT County,

Delaware (will dated November 8, 1788; January ~,. 7 9); married

; married second before November 26, 1761, ESTHER DAVIS,

who was born about 1740, daughter of John Davis. She di about 1796. [See Administration of Will of Michael Greenlee.]

CHILDREN: (given in order as mentioned in Will:.

2. I. Samuel; married Mary Jones.+
3. II. Mary; married Roggers.
4 III. Elizabeth; married Gruff en.
5. IV. John, born 1758; married Nancy Hamilton.+

6. V. James, born about 1770; married Richey Herring; married second
Hester Ann Willoughby.+
7. VI. Michael, born April, 1759; married Bethia Maxson.+
8. VII. Rachel; married —------- Stuard, or Stuat
9. VIII. Mary; married Jacob dILL1)111+
10. IX. David; married Elizabeth Morris.+
11. X. William; married
12. XI. Allen (youngest child) rn in 1774 married Sarah McKelvey.+

MICHAEL GREENLEE purchased land in Kent County, Delaware as early as 1754; but the following, related by Edmund Greenlee, as told him by his father, shows that he must have settled in Delaware many years before.

"My Grandfather Greenlee came from Ireland at the age of about 14 years,

had no Irish brogue on his tongue, settled in Delaware near the Maryland

his first wife’s name unknown; had children by her; David Greenlee one—-

of the sons moved to Georgia when quite young. He (David) had the small pox while at home and became very much reduced in flesh; on recovery strength came before he gained flesh, and my father said he was the smartest

person to walk he ever saw. Another son was William Greenlee ~ do not know where he lived, but the last letter received from him stated that he was going to move up the Red River. I do not remember hearing the age at which Grandfather married his first wife, but at the time of his second marriage he was 60 years of age. I do not know his second wife’s given name or maiden name but she was 19 years of age when they were married. Grandfather at 60 years of age was very strong and active; is said to have taken a hog after it had been killed weighing 200 lb.. by the bristles and lifted it from the ground with one hand, and could Jump up and strike his feet together twice before touching the ground. He was by occupation a farmer. He had I think three children by second wife, Michael, Allen and I think ~ a daughter Betsy."




13. I. William, born February 23, 1778; married Mary Ramsey.+

14. . II. James; served in the war of 1812.
15. 1fl. Samuel, 1~orn, 1787; married Nancy Gantz.+
16. IV. Jacob, born
, April, 1791; married Elizabeth Gantz.+
17. V. Lydia, born in 1795; married John Clawson.+
18. VI. Martha;. married
Goodwin. James Goodwin, Fairchance,
Pennsylvania and Mrs. Jane Swaney, Haydentown, Pennsylvania. --
think they are greatgrandchildren of Martha Goodwin.

[James Harvey Clawson, son of Lydia, says that his grandfather Samuel Greenlee had but four children, viz., William, Jacob, Samuel and Lydia.]


SAMUEL GREENLEE resided in Duck Creek Hundred, Kent County,

· Delaware. May 17, 1787, Samuel Greenly yeoman of Duck Creek Hundred, Kent County, and wife Mary sell for £253-6s-3d, to Benjamin Farran of same

· place, parcel of land in Hundred and C~uiity aforesaid, belng part of Larger tract called Jones’ addition surveyed uiider the province of Maryland to Thomas Jones. Deed Book Z, p. 90. Lxv signing the deed the name is spelled

Gfeenlee. 3,



JOHN GRKENLKE,2 son of Michael Greenlee, was born jn 1758 in De~1a-ware; died March 31, 1839, or 1844, near Multona Springs, ~1ississippi; mar-ried about 1814, probably in Anderson Co., South Carolina, NANCY HAMIL-TON who died near Multona Springs, Mississippi, daughter of Hainil-ton. He was a fanner; in religion, Old Presbyterian, or Baptist. He resided in Delaware, Pennsylvania, South Carolina ;~in 1835 ‘left South Carolina and went to Georgia; thence to Mississippi, settling in 1836 in wha~ is now Attala County.


19. I. John L.; never married.
20. II. Andrew Hamilton, born July 3, 1816, or 1815; married Annis D.
21. III. Lemuel James; married Caroline ‘Perkins.+.
22. IV. William A., born April 13, 1826, or 1827; married Susan Dulin.+ . I’

23. V. Mariani Elena, born August 17, 1835; married Samuel Rufin



24. VI. Juli~ Ann, born 1838, near French Camp; died unmarried February

1.0, 1901, at the home. of Mr. W. P. iftigaby, Lily, Attala Co., Mississippi. ~he joined the Methodist church at an early ag~ and died as she had lived, a true Christian.

25. VII. Martha; married in Mississippi, Aps Baker, uncle of Richmond Baker Sizemore.


JAMES GREENLEE,~ son of Michael Greenlee and Esther Davis, was born about 1770 or 1771 in Kent Co., Delaware; dipd at Dover, Delaware; married RICHEY HERRING, or MARY HERRIN; married second HESTER ANN WILLOUGHBY, born at Greensboro, Maryland, died September 1, 183% at Collinaville, Illinois, daughter of Martin Willoughby; farmer; in polities Old Line Whig ~ in religion, Methodi4; resided in Delaware, not far from Greensboro, Maryland.


26. I. William (eldest), born December ).4, 1793; married Mary Hughs.+
27. II. James; married Nancy Hughs. ~
28. III. Mary; married John Gideon Cooper.
29. IV. Charles.
SO. V. Rebecca.


MICHAEL ~GREENLEE,2 son of Michael Greenlee, was born April, 1759, in Kent Co., Delaware, near the Maryland line; died in 1827. in his 68th year [from gravestone] near Mosiertown, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania; -married April 19, 1792, at George’s Creek, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, BETHIAH MAXSON, of New1 Jersey, who was born about 1768, died 1819 aged 51 years [from gravestone] near Mosiertown, Pennsylvania.


31. I. Robert, born February 6, 179k married Anna Chamberlain.+

~2. II. Elizabeth, born November 13, 1~V94; died Unmarried
33. III. John, born October 24, 1796; married Mary Chamberlain.+
34. IV. Esther, born June 16, 1T98; married Miles P. Curtis.+

35: V. Jacob. Davis, born January 22, 1800; married Rachel W. Chain-U


36. VI; Lucinda, born January 2, 1803; married Lemuel Stebbins.+
37. VII. Maison, born February 3, 1804; married Catharine Compton.+
38. VIII. James, born March .29, 1806; died aged 16years.
39. IX. Mary, born September 30, 1807; married Harley Umberfield;
married second Andrew MeKelvey Greenlee.+
40. X. Experience, born September A7, 1809; married Nathaniel Mallory.+
41. XI. Edmund, born March 31, 1811; married Mary Wright Stebbins.+

MICHAEL GREENLEE was one of the oldest settlers of Crawford County, Pennsylvania. The Maxson family in moving to Virginia passed through Fayette County, Pennsylvania, where Bethia remained and did not go on with the family. She was living there with’ Rev. Woodbridge when Michael Greene lee married her. After his marriage he resided in Franklin County for a period of two years, then moved to Pittsburgh, where he remained one year, ( MICHAEL OF DELAWARE. Page 89) and then, in company with his family and a small colony of settlers, earns up the Allegheny River and French Creek on a flat-bottom boat or raft, which was pushed up the stream with setting poles, to, Meadville, where there was a small settlement. He brought with him eighteen barrels of flour) two barrels of side pork, a lot of flax, one and one-half bushels ‘of salt, one yoke of oxen, one cow, two two-year-old heifers, one mare, one large black walnut che~t ~nd other household goods. There was nothing but an Indian trail t)~rough the woods from Pittsburg to Meadville~ at that time, ahd the only stopp)ng place in the whole distance was where James and Philip~pnn had s6ttled; Here they stopped for a’rest. During their trip up the river ‘it rained so that thei beds were-getting wet, and he put boards on barrels for covering forhis wife and little son, Robert. On this journey the live stock was driven to the new home along this primitiv~ trail through the. forest, and on this trip Mr. Green-lee injured his back pushing the boat, from the ~ffect4of ivhlch he never recovered. He remained one year.on French Creek Flats, near Meadville,--where he raised a patch of corn. When the crop was ready ‘to harvest, being unable to walk, he took a chain and rode one of the olen into the, field, where he hitched the chain around a shock of corn and drew it to a shed, thus saving his corn, while his neighbors left theirs on the field and it was swept down ,the creek in’ ‘a freshet and was lost. The spring following,. ii~ March, 1797, he went on horseback to Venango Township, now Cussawagp Township, and secured four hundred acres of land and btiilt a smali~log cabin. When he Went to look for t~ie land, a man had agreed to come out from Meadville and bring him a gun and~fire tools, but disappointed him, and the consequence was that he ‘.4.. obliged to stay in the woods a night with his horse and dog, without fire or. gun, there being four inches of ~w on the ground. He made his bed beside a fallen tree, against which he st~’od pieces of bark for covering. His dog barked continually, thus keeping th~ wild animals away; otherwise it seemed to him as though he must have beeA killed by them, as all through the long, weary night these denizens of the forest gave distinct evidence of their presence.

In order to get supplies fo~ thefr families, the men had ‘to go through the. woods on horseback along an Indian trail to Pittsburgh. During his absence on one of these trips, which took several days, Mr. Greenlee ‘s wife, was very much annoyed by wolves, bears and panthers, which came alarmingly near. She took lighted pine torches ana threw them at the. animals, which were afraid of fire, thus keeping them away. A blanket was used to cover the entrance to the, little cabin and served in lieu of a door.

That fall Mr. Greenlee hired ‘th~ underbrush dug out and this ‘large ,trees "N gir4led, for which service ,he paid five dollars, and the ground was prepared for seed in as effective- a way as possible. He bought one bushel of seed’ wheat, costing four dollars, and sowed it on this acre of ground, which produced thirty bushels. There was a brush fence around this acre, somewhat protected from wild animals, but nevertheless it was necessary to’ guard it both day and night until the crop was harvested. That one bushel was all the wheat he ever bought for the use of his family. Being an invalid, as stated above, he was unable to personally do much farm work, so he took up the manufacture of reeds for weaving, and~ other similar work. He always kept…



Weep not my friends,

Dry up your tears,

We meet again,

When Christ appears.


MARY GREENLEE daughter of Michael Greenlee and Esther Davis, was born izi rent Co., Delaware; married JACOB D114 who died between December 31, 1792, and December 6, 1798.


42. I. Shadrick Dill; died unmarried in Morgan Co., Indiana at the home of his cousin William Greenlee. He entered a quarter section of land in Rush County which was afterward bought by William Dill. After selling his land he went to Greenlee Dill,.

43. II. Greenlee Dill; married

44. III. William Dill.


DAVID GREENLEE,’ son of Michael Greenlee and Esther Davis, was born at Hollandsville, Kent Co., Delaware; died before April 20, 1824; married ELIZABETH MORRIS, of Kent Co., Delaware, who died before August 2, 1833, daughter of Morris.


45. I. Robert, born November 22, 1796; married Sarah Emory.+
46. II. William; married Sarah Addam.
47. III. John; married Eliza Ann Smith.+
48. IV. James; married Susan Cooper.+
49. V. Sally; married after April 20, 1824, Pernel Jesup.
50. VI. Rachel; married Warner Dill.
61. VII. Hester; married Samuel Clark.
52. VIII. Mary; married Abner Tribbet.
53. IX. Elizabeth; married Samuel Cohee.

DAVID GREENLEE was a farmer.; in politics, a Democrat; resided in Kent County, Delaware. His descendants may be found about Sandtown, Delaware, or Greensboro, Maryland.

David Greenlee of Kent County, and wife Elizabeth, Mary Dill relict of Jacob Dill deceased, and William Dill, son and administrator of said Jacob Dill, deed to Andrew Edwards of same County, two parcels of land one sur-veyed to James Anderson; the other to David Greenlee on a warrant bearing date Philadelphia, June 27, 1758, and granted to David Greenlee January 3, 1795. Deed dated December 6, 1798. (Deed Book F 2, p. 175.1

May 15, 1798, George Cubbage of Kent County, Delaware, sells to David


Elizabeth Greenley being dead, this deed was signed by her heirs, viz., Robert Greenlee, William Greenlee, James Greenlee and John Greenlee.

[Deed Book H 3, p. 1.]


WILLIAM GREENLEE,’ son of Michael Greenlee and Esther Davis, was born in Kent Co., Delaware; married ----- ------- He resided in Kent Co., Delaware and Ohio.


54. I. Thomas; settled in Ohio but later moved West.

55. II. James.

56. m. William, born in 1795; married Nancy Dryden.+

WILLIAM GREENLEE, of Kent County on Delaware, sells on December 31, 1792, to Jacob Dill of same place, his rights in the estate of his father, Michael Greenlee, who bequeathed all his lands and tenements, together with his dwelling plantation to his four youngest children, viz., Mary Dill, David Greenly, William Greenly and Alien Greenly, to be equally divided between them after the death of their mother, Esther Greenly.

[Deed Book D 2, p. 124.]


ALLEN GREENLEE,’ son of Michael Greenlee and Esther Davis, was born in 1774 in Kent Co., Delaware; died in 1819 aged 45 years, in Crawford Co., Pennsylvania; married in Crawford Co., Pennsylvania, SARAH McKELVEY. He settled in Cussawago Township, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania, near Mosier-town, in 1797. She married second, John Cummings.


57 AndrewI~rfcKelvey, born December 25, 1807; married Mary (Greenlee) Umberfield; married second, Olive Ide; married third, Ann
Eliza Houck.+
d-~e--~ I~7~ r~ IA L~e~i 2or~ietv...e 77.-.~ t~ "5
58. II.David, born January 9, 1811; married Harriet Mallory.+
59. III. Huldab; marrie4 stafford.
60. IV. Elizabeth; died unmarried aged 18 years.

There were ink. .th children, whose names were not given.



son of Samuel Greenlee and Mary Jones, was born February 23, 1777, or 1778, in Sussex Co., Delaware; died September 6, 1870 at Ruble; Fayette Co., Pennsylvania; married in 1806 near Smithfield, Pennsylvania, MARY RAMSEY, who was born in 1787 in Ireland, died December 16, 1866, at Ruble, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, daughter of Robert, or William, Ramsey and Nancy Huston; farmer; Republican; Methodist; resided at Ruble, Pennsylvania.




61. I. Asenath, born November 9,1807; married Robert Britt.+
62. II Samuel, born March 7,1809; married Aim Hess; dead.
63. III. Nancy, born March 4,1811 ~ married Alexander Deyarman+
64. IV. Eliza, born in 1813; living at Ruble; Pennsylvania, March 1899; unmarried

65. V. Robert, born in 1815; dead.
66. VI. Charles. born June 7, 1817; died unmarried.
67. Vii. Porter, born August 3, 1819; married Margaret Hess; dead; descendants live in Missouri.

68. VIII. Frederick, born in 1822; dead.
69. IX. Norval; dead.
70. X. Mary Frances, born July 4, 1829; married Reese H. Jones.+



son of Samuel Greenlee and Mary Jones, was born about 1787 in Kent Co., Delaware; died August 7,1876 in his 89th year in West Bethlehem Township, Washington Co., Pennsylvania; married when about 25 years old, at Smith-field, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, NANCY GANTZ, born September 7, 1790, at Smithfield, died September 7, 1863, in her 73rd year at Zollarsville, Pennsylvania, daughter of William Gantz and’ Griffen (?).

CHILDREN (all married and bad children, none less than three):

71. I. Elizabeth ~ married Isaac Gayman; dead; resided at Zollaraville; had children.

71a. II. Nancy.
72. III. George, bjrn March 27, 1811; biarried Maria L. Bottenfield; mar--
ried second Elizabeth Teegarden; married third Elizabeth Cole.
73. IV. Jacob, born August 7, 1812; married Mary Spencer.+
74. V. Lewis, born July 27,1814; married Ann Eliza Kerr; married second
Anna Gregg.+
75. VI. John Arnold, born. September 17, 1816; married Jane Greenlee;
married second Hannal~ Buckingham.±
76. VII. James Gans, born in 1818; married Catharine Bell; married second
Catharine Fulton; married third ~1iza Armstrong, or Gueu.+
77. VIII. Susannah, born October 20, 1820; married Joseph Gayman.+
78. IX. Mary; married Stephen Fulton;
dead; resided at Ruff Creek.
Greene Co., Pennsylvania.
79. X. Benjamin, born July 12, 1825; married Rebecca Bigler.+
80. XI. Daniel, born March 30, 1827; married Mary Jane Weaver.+
81. XII. Margaret, born July 9, 1829; married Demas Bennington.+
82. XIII. Albert; married Eliza Spencer; dead.
83. XIV. Anne (youngest), born August 6, 1834; married Lemuel Young


WuWEL GREENLEE removed from Delaware to Fayette County, Peimayl. vania, when he was quite young and there passed hi. youth. He learned the shoemaker’. trade which he foliowed in connection with farming. About 1812. he removed with lii. family to West Bethlehem township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, going there to live with an uncle and aunt of Mrs. Greenlee, whose farm came into his possession after their death,andisnowthepropertyofhis son Benjamin. Beginning~life as a poor boy, his constant industry enabled him to accumulate a good property. He was an earnest reader of current literature, and took an active interest in public matters. In politics .he was a Democrat; in religion, Baptist.


JACOB GEZUNLEN’ ~SamuelGmmIee * xic~a. ores.:..’

qon of Samuel Greenlee and Mary Jones, was born April, 1791, in.Maryland, or Delaware; died. August 20, 1867, at Woodbridge, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania; married in 1815, ELIZABETH GANTZ, born May 21, 1796, died August 10, 1863, daughter of William or George Gans and Mary Cole, or Arnold. He was a shoemaker and farmer; in politics, Republican; in religion, Baptist; resided near Woodbridge, Tennessee.


84. I. James, born February 22, 1816; married Mary Joliff.+
85. II. John, born July 9, 1818; married
— —; died, 1901; re--
sided at Elwood, Indiana, Children: James, Louisa, Cassius (a
lawyer at Elwood), Emma, Flora, Nettie, Ida.
86. IlL Rebecca, born March 31, 1820; married George Chick.+
87. IV. Mary, born March 21, 1822; married Henry Boderick.+
88. V. William, born April 5,1824; married Sarah Calvert.+
89. VI. Luther, born August 10, 1826; married Marietta Wood.+
90. VII. Oliver P., born September 28, 1828; dead.


LYDIA GREENLEE daughter of Samuel Greenlee and Mary Jones, was born in 1795; died at Car-Michael., Green Co.’, Pennsylvania; married at Smithfield, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, JOHN CLAWSON, born in 1793, died at Carmichael., Pennsylvania.


91. I. Thomas Clawson; died.
92. II. Mary A. Clawson; married Stout Prior.
93. III. Lavina Clawson; married James Wilton.
94. IV. James Harvey Clawaon, born May 26, 1826; married Lydia Mona- yer..+
95. V. Samuel Cla’!son; died.
96. VI. Caroline Clawion; married Fleming Jolluff.
97.VII. Alpheus Clawion; married Lavina Gwynn.
98.VIII. Lydia Clawion; married Mark Stathers.



son of John Greenlee and Nancy Hamilton, was born July 3, 1815, or 1816, at Pendleton, South Carolina, or in Georgia; died December 14, 1880 at Pittaboro, Calhoun Co., Mississippi; married July 26, 1835 at Columbus, Mississippi, ANNIS D. GILES, born May 11, 1818, died January 30, 1891 at Oxford, Lsfay-ette Co., Mississippi, daughter of William Giles and Nancy Jane Winters (See John Reid Greenlee U 317].


99. 1 Elvira Parlee, born August 5, 1836; married Richmond Baker
Sizeniore; married second Green MeFerrin Sizemore.+
100. II. Emily Parizade, born August 25, 1838; married Benson Collins
101.III. Martha Elizabeth, born July 28, 1842; married James Suohtel Walters.+
102 IV. Frances Giles, born May 26, 1844; married William S. Brown.+
103. V. Nancy Jane, born August 15, 1847; marrie4 Benjamin Winheld Ales.+
104. VI. An~lrew Franklin, born May 26, 1850; married Marie Josephine Rutherford.+
105. VII. Malcolm Meshac (Dr.), born March 20,1855; died unmarried, 1878,
Memphis, Tennessee.

ANDREW HAMILTON GREENLEE was educated in the military school In South Carolina. Having finished a term as sheriff of Lowndes County, Mississippi, he moved in 1836 to Attala County, Mississippi, where he purchased land. Cutting the first stick at Multoona Spring, he built on the hill above the spring. From there he went to Choctaw County about 1840, and settled four miles east of Greensboro at Walnut Grove. He remained there until 1866, then moved to Panola County, Mississippi. He was Major in 1842 or 1843, and In 1845 was commissioned Adjutant on the staff of the 4~rd Regiment of Missis-sippi Militia. October 9, 1847 he was installed as Colonel of the 34th Regiment of Mississippi Militia, and served a number of years. He took part in the Florida Indian war. He went to war under General Scott and General Zachary Taylor, and was at Buena Vista and Rio Grande. He went out as a private with-the militia from Greensboro, Mississippi, in 1864, under Captain James Hit. He would not accept any office during the Civil War o~ account of the oath he had taken in 1845. He was a farmer and merchant and’held offices of different kinds. In politics, he was a Democrat, Being a good public speaker, he took an active interest in the events of those days, and was interested in the erection of county buildings, churches, schools, railroads, etc, and in the advancement of the comimity generally. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity for forty years.

/ In early day. he was an enthusiastic hunter, and with his rifle and accompanied by his dog, delighted in tracking deer and bear.. His last few year. were spent as a teacher in the school room. At the time of his death he was residing at Multona Spring..

MALCOLM MESHACK GREENLEE went to Texas when about eighteen years of age, and remained there two years. He returned to Mississippi and commenced the study of medicine, and attended lectures in Louisville, Ken-tucky. Be practiced lii. profession in Arkansas, but went to Memphis, Ten-nessee to aid in the yellow fever epidemic, and died of the fever.



son of John Greenlee and Nancy Hamilton, died March 20, 1853, or 1861, at

Paris, Lamar Co., Texas; married CAROLINE PERKINS, who died December

20, 1883 at Wilhsport, Van Zandt Co., Texas, daughter of Uriah Perkins and

Caroline Montgomery. He was a mechanic; in politics, Democrat ~ in religion.’

Methodist Episcopal; resided in Mississippi and Texas.

106. I. James Henry; died unmarried November 15, 1881.

107. II. ~arah Jane Dijakin, born April 4, 1845; married Georg~Bell.

108.III Mary Ann Quitman, born April 11, 1848; married ~~eaborn Cowart.+

109. IV. William Hunter Lawson, born January 1, 1851; married Mary Florence Perkins.+


WILLIAM A. GREENL~KE S John Oreenlee’ Michael Greenlee’ -

son of John Greenlee and Nancy Hamilton, was born April 13, 1826, or 1827.. at Kosciusko, Attala Co., Mississippi; died July 23, 1878 at Sarepta, Calhoun Co., Mississippi; married June 26, 1852, or 1853 at Kosciusko,. SUSAN DULIN, born ?November 11, 1~33 at Kosciusko, Mississippi, died November 26, or 35, 1898 at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, daughter of James Duhin and Sarah Hutteon, or Hudson: farmer, school teacher; in politics, Democrat; in religion, Baptist. He reside~l near Kosciusko, Attala Co., Mississippi. He and his brother Andrew were among the first settlers of Attala County.


110. I. James Madison, born December 29, 1854; married Emma Eliza
111. II. Robert Amzie, born August 10, 1856; married Ella Bloodworth,
or Bloodacl; lives at Fort Worth, Texas.
112. III. William A., born June 23, 1858; married Ella Bayes.+
113. IV. Cornelia Alice, born May 2, 1860; %arried Frank Dickey.+

114. V. George C., born November 23, 1861; died October 29, 1887.

115. VI. Charles H., born October 25, 1863; married Jouie Cunningham.~
116.VII. Sallie E., born February 26, 1865; married Milton Head.+
117. VIII. Wattie Thomaa, born October 16, 1868; married Eva Babbitt.+
118. IX. Walter L., borti December 1, 1870; died July 23, 1875.
119. X.. mx.., bc*r~i A~g~i.t Th, ~ married FeViz Waddefl.±



MARIAi~ ELLENA GREENLEE daughter of John Greenlee and Nancy Hamilton, was born August 17, 1835 in Attala 09., Mississippi; died March 8,1870 at Kosciusko, Mississippi; marries in 1853 m Attala Co., Mississippi, SAMUEL RUFIN SCARBOROUGH, born August 15, 1831 in Alabama, ion of John Rasberry Scarborough. He was a farmer; in politics, Democrat; in religion, Methodist; resided at Multona 8pringu, Attala Co., Mississippi. He was living at Tabor, Texas in 1902.


120. I. John Watkins Scarborough, born September 14, 1855.
121.II. Julia Irene Scarborough, born September 4, 1858; married William
P. Rigby; lives at Kosciusko.
122.III. Nannie Ellena Scarborough, born October 14, 1860; married Nor--
man Guess.+
123.IV. Artemus Lafayette Scarborough, born October 17, 1866; married

124.V. Mariam Ellena ("Laura") Scarborough, born April 19, 1869; married Joe Rigby; lives at Kosciusko.


WILLIAM GREENLEE son of James Greenlee and Richey Herring, was born December 14, 1793 at Dover, Kent Co., Delaware; died April 7, 187~l aged 76 years, at Hopkins, Nodaway Co., Missouri; married May 8, 1823 at Dover, Delaware MARY HUGHS, born February 23, 1802 at Dover, Delaware, died July 13, 1863 at Martinsville,. Morgan Co., Indiana, daughter of James Hugh. and Nancy Hopkins.




i25. I. Julia Ann, born- August 14, 1824; married Obadiah Sturgeon.+
126. II. Hester, born December 1, 1825; died.
127. III
. Richey, born October 7, 1828; married Logan Whitaker.+
· 128. IV. Nancy, born Marqh 14, 1832; married Aaron Kivett; lives at
hOpkins, Missouri.
129. V. James Allen, born March 28, ‘1834; married Susan Adelia Scott.+
130. VI. Mary E., born June 28, 1836; married Andrew Thomas Welman.+


131. VII. George W., born April 3,1839; married Joanna Murpky.+

132. VIII. Eliza Jane, born January 3, 1843; married Harrison Downing; died about 1880; no children.

WILLIAM GREENLEE moved from Delaware to Maryland, thence to Ohio when that country was new. In 1838 he removed to Morgan County, Indiana, where he remained until 1866 when he went to Missouri with his children and resided at Hopkins. He was a farmer and cabinet maker; in politics, Whig, then Republican; in religion, Methodist. He was a soldier in the War of 1812.




ROBERT GRZIZILEE son of Michael Greenlee and Bethia Maxeon, was born February 6, 1793 at Fayette Co., Pennsylvania; died October 4, 1861 in spring Township, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania; married August 6, 1820 in Cussawago Township, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania ANNA CHAMBERLAIN, born August 4,1798 in Cumsawago Township, died February 26, 1868 .in Spring Township, daughter of John Chamberlain (a Revolutionary soldier) and Elizabeth Wyckoff.


133. I. Bethiah, born August 6, 1821; married Thomas Shankland Turn--
134. II. Michael, born February 24, 1823; married Rebecca H. Conover.+
135. III. Elizabeth Chamberlain, born December 22, 1824; married George
Washington Newton.+
136. IV. Daughter, borrrMarch 5, 1826; died in infancy.
137. V. John Chamberlain, born September 30, 1828; married Myra
138. VI. Lovina, born December 14, 1830; married Warren Field Head.+
139. VII. Paulina, born January 14, 1833; mated Amos Keep Spicer.+
140. VIII. Charity, born August 13, 1835; married James H. Hotchkius.+
141. IX. Regina, born July 7, 1839; married William Orlando Tubbu.+
142. X. Lois A., boruMay 22, 1842; married Martin Hotchkiss.+

ROBERT GREENLEE at the age of twelve years began to plow and do the heavy work on the farm, his father being in very feeble health, and from that time until his marriage was the main support of the family. His educational advantages were very meagre, consisting of. a few months at a district school. On reaching his eighteenth year he expected to attend school; but the call came for volunteers and he enlisted in the service of his country in the war of 1812. He took his knapsack on his back, and his trusty rifle, and went as far as Water-ford the first day. He arrived in Erie the following day, and there went into camp under Captain Mason, and remained there about four months. During his stay there, the British made an attempt to land, crossing on the ice. The small garrison resorted to strategy. They marched out from behind the bluff in full view of the enemy, then around behind the bluff, then out again, thus (Michael of Delaware Page 54) giving the impression that a large force of men was stationed there, and the enemy fell back".without making a landing.

After his marriage he settled on a farm near Mouiertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, where he lived until February, 1825, when he put his household effects and his family on an ox-sled and went by a path through the woods about eight or nINe miles westward. Here he had one hundred and sixty acres of land and had spent part of the previous summer in raising produce and preparing a home for his family. He cleared a few acres of land and built a log house near an excellent spring of water. The house was not finished when he moved his family in, and a blanket was hung up to serve as a door. They had one neighbor, Mr. Spicer. The next morning after their arrival Mr. Greenlee went out to care for his stock Mrs. Greenlee hearing footsteps supposed he was re-turning and going to the d~or pushed the blanket aside and passed out her water pail,.saying, "Here, Robert, just get a pail of water before you come in." Instead of Robert, it was Mr. Spicer who had come for a neighborly call. He took the pail without a word and filled it, then presented himself again at the door much to her astonishment and his amusement.

He soon after built another room with doors and windows. The usual log houses of those days consisted of one room and the loft, which was reached by means of a ladder. Greased paper was used for windows. His house was a double one with puncheon floors, and a ‘four-paned glass window admitted light to the best room. The furniture consisted of six "Windsor" chairs, a full leaf table and a stand. In the best room was a bed with tester and valance of blue and white checked linen of Mrs. Greenlee’s own spinning and weaving. The wide fireplace with stick and mud chimney afforded abundant ventilation. The tops of the trees could be seen up through the chimney. A large "back log" often drawn in at the door by a horse and placed in position by a hand spike, and a "fore stick" held in place by andirons, with the intervening space filled with logs, was the approved method of building a huge fire, which crackled and roared, filling the room with its genial warmth and ruddy glow. In 1836 he built a frame house, which still stands. To this humble home, where dwelt peace and love, were brought religious and agricultural papers, books, pictures and musical instruments. Here was established the family altar, from which ascended the daily prayers of loving and trustful hearts, the mother’s beautiful soprano voice blending in the singing.

Mr. Greenlee was a kind, conscientious man; and it is said that he was never known to speak a harsh word even to a dumb animal. That he was enterpris-ing and progressive was attested by his well-tilled fields, clean barns an(l yard, large orchard, fine fruit, and the use of labor saving machinery. In politics he was a Whig, then Republican.

MRS GREENLEE was a deeply religious woman. Before her marriage she was a member of Carmel Baptist Church, and he became a member soon after. At this church they were regular attendants, often going the eight or ten miles on foot and carrying a child in arms. Later they became members of the Spring and Cussawago Church and helped build a house of worship about two and one-half miles from their home. This church disbanded and they became members of the Spring Church at Spriughoro. Mrs. Greenlee extended her charity to all. The ministers of her church were never criticized nor their sermons spoken of disparagingly. A needy one was never turned away empty handed. One instance will show the ready sympathy accorded them. It was cold weather when a minister called at their home to spend the nighL He was thinly clad; and after he went to bed, Mrs. Greenlee took flannel from her loom, cut and made under-clothing, and had them ready for his use in the morning.


JOHN.GREENLEE son of Michael Greenlee and Bethiah Maison, was born October 24~, 1790 at Meadville, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania; died June 22, 1865 at Hickernell, Craw-ford Co., Pennsylvania; married June 6, 1819 at Crossingville, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania, MARY CHAMBERLAIN, born September 17, 1796 in New Jersey, died July 26,1867 at Hickerneli, Pennsylvania, daughter of John Chamberlain and Elizabeth Wychoff. He was a farmer; in politics Whig, Republican; in religion, Baptist; resided in Spring Township, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania.


143. I. Elizabeth, born April 6, 1820; died April 5, 1837.
144. II. Lucretia, born September 12, 1821; married Eman Hubbard
145. III. John CT., born May 20, 1823; died November 27, 1833.
146. IV Robert Benson, born January 1, 1827; married Jane A. Baeon.+
147. V Benjamin Chamberlain, born January 17, 1829; married
Julia Ann
148. VI Mary, born November 24, 1833; died December 22, 1851.

149. VII.Frances 0., born November 16, 1835; married Calvin L. F’isher.+

150. VIII.Albert Keith, born July 4,1838; married Martha P. Barnes.+


ESTHER GREENLEE daughter of Michael Greenlee and Bethiah Maison, was born June 16, 1798.in Cussawago Township, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania; died February 23~ 1892 aged 93 years, at Coons Corners, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania; married Sep-tember 29, 1825, near Mouiertown, Pennsylvania, as his second wife, MILES P. CURTIS, born July 4, 1793 at Cattaraugus, New York, or Hartford, Connecticut, died March 16, 1870 in Hayfield Township, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania, son of Eliphalet Curtis.


151. I. Mary 0. Curtis, born October 24, 1826; died September 10, 1827.

152. II. Delilah L. Curtis, born June 3, 1828; married Amasa Crossley; married second Ansel Harroun.+

153. III. Diantha M. Curtis, born August 4, 1830; married Thomas Holton Dunn.+

(Michael of Edelawre page 56)

154~ IV. Stennett 0. Curtis, born January 27, 1833; married January 3,

1854, Margaret Reynolds; died March 7, 1897.

155. V. Rethia L. Cifrtis, born August 1?, 1835; married Henry Clark Smith.+

156. VI. Sidney Mile. Curtis, born March 5, 1838; married Aloha flotch-kiss.+

157. VII. Esther Anna Curtis, born November 22, 1840; married George B. Hall.+

158. VIII. Albert Maxon Curtis, born December 22, 1843; died unmarried,

December 14, 1864 in prison during tbe Civil War.

MILES CURTIS settled in Summerhill Township, Crawford County, Penn-sylvania, where be bought land and cleared away the timber to make the land ready for seed. He resided there a number of years, then finding it necessary to obtain a better piece of land, he sold the farm and made another settlement within five mile. of Hayfield, where he and his family took up the task of clear-ing the land of the huge tree. which so thickly covered it. Here he spent the remainder of his life. The children had only a district school education. The daughters learned to spin flax and wool with which to make their summer and winter clothing, under the instruction of their mother. In politics, he warns Republican; in religion Seventh day Baptist.


JACOB D. GREENLEE son of Michael Greenlee and Bethiah Maxon, was born January 22, 1800 at Mosiertown, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania; died July 12, 1883 aged 83 year. 6 mon~ths, at Amboy, Ashtabula Co., Ohio; married February 23, 1826 at Crossingville, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania, RACHEL W. CHAMBERL&TN, born December 16, 1806 at Mosiertown, died April 16, 1893 aged 86’ years, 4 months, at Amboy, Ohio, daughter of Deacon John Chamberlain and Elizabeth Wyckoff.


159. I. Ira C., born October 10, 1828; married Alma Ransom.+

160.II. Moses Hanson, born September 14~ 1830; married Helen Eliza Lindsley.+

161.III. George Washington, born November 1,1833; died unmarried May19, 1859 at Denver, Colorado.

162.IV. Elizabeth Ann, born October 10, 1835; married John Ludden Morris. +
163. V. John Chamberlain, born February 24, 1837; married Charlotte
c Oliva Brown.+
164.VI. .Arline Blanche, born February 22, 1844; died unmarried July 2, 1894 in Kingeville, Ohio.
165.VII. Philemon Wiard, born September 25, 1846; married Maria Antoinette Brydle.+


166. VIII. Philena Chamberlain, born September 26, 1846; married Byron Hokier ?helps.+

167. IL Elias Chamberlain, born September 14~ 1848; married Mary Louis. Keyes.+

Four other Children, names not given.

JACOB DAVIS GREENLEE had very limited educational advantages. Rim mother taught him to read from the Bible) hymn book and Pilgrim’s Progress, the only books in their humble home. He attended school three months one winter, walking three miles each day over rough. roads and through forest. infested by wild beasts; yet he acquired sufficient knowledge to make him successful in life. In the spring of 1834, he removed to Ohio and settled near Westville, now Aiiaboy. He lived on the same farm for forty years; then be-coming unable to attend to the work, he sold the farm and bought a home in the town of Amboy, where he spent the remaindpr of his life.

GEORGE WASHINGTON GREENLEE went to Kansas Territory in March, 1857, and wrote from there in August of the same year. He rode about fifty miles without meeting a white man. He was delighted with the beauty of the country and the soft warm air, sleeping out of door. without cover, revolver in hand. He intended to go to Mexico and practice his profession, dentistry, but the next year wrote from the same place. He felt a keen pleasure in hunting with the Indians and enjoyed their wild life. He died and was buried on a spot now covered by the city of Denver.

ARLINE BLANCHE GREENLEE attended Kingaville Academy when It was at its zenith, and afterward was a student at Oberlin College. She spent the greater portion of her life at Amnboy, where she was closely identified with the Methodist Church and its people, filling the office of Superintendent of the Sabbath School, and organist. After the death of her mother, she resided with her sister, Mrs. Morris, at Kingsville.


LUCINDA GREENLEE daughter of Michael Greenlee and Bethish Maison, was born January 2,1808 at

Cussawago, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania; died February 25, 1892 aged 89 years,

1 month, 23 days, at Cuasawago; married March 6, 1823 at Cuasawago,

LEMUEL STEBBINS who was born November 10, 1797 (Town Record] at

Wilbrabazn, Massachusetts, died September 24, 1852 in Cussawago Township,

Crawford Co., Pennsylvania, son of Daniel Stebbins and Rachel Blodgett.


168. I. Amanda Stebbins, born January 17, 1824; married Francis Jackson Whipple.*

169. II. Lorene Stebbins, born August 22, 1826; married Sila~ Clark.+

170. III. Lot Dunham Stebbins, born September 11, 1828; married Martha
Susanna Rundell+
171. IV. Orson Michael Stebbins, born January 31, 1832; died September
10, 1859.
172. V. Erastus Blodgett Stebbins, born September 16, 1833; died April
21, 1869.
173. VI. Chloe Rachel Stebbins, born November 16,. 1835; married Alfred
Bennett Carr.+
174. VII. Stebbins, born May 3, 1837; died ‘aged 6 months.
175. VIII.
Stebbins, born August, 1838; died in infancy.
176. IX. Robert Lemuel Stebbins, born July 3, 1839; lives at Mosiertown:
177. X. Matilda Lucinda Stebbins, born September 11, 1841; lives at
Butte City, Montana; unmarried.
178. XI. Benjamin Franklin Stebbina, born March 16, 1844; died July 26,
179. XII. Rufus Reginald Stebbins, born November 19,1846; died September
23, 1850.

LUCINDA GREENLEE, notwithstanding the poor facilities for education, was so persevering tl)at she succeeded in obtaining a very fair education for those times, and stored her mind with choice extracts from the best writers of the day. In early life she united with the Baptist Church and was a con-sistent and useful member of about twenty years. She subsequently became a member of the Universalist organization at Conneautville.

She was a remarkable woman, of much wisdom and good judgment. Her economy and perseverance were evident in the home life to the material sue-cm of the family. Although the radius of her life was uneventful, her trials and sorrows were many but were borne patiently and bravely. To cheerfully accept the duties of life as they came and "make the best of things" was her unquestionable law. She was married to Lemuel Stebbins two or three years after he came to Pennsylvania. United in heart as well as in hand, they began life’s battle in earnest, with little to help them but their strong arms and their abiding faith in God.

Mr. Stebbins prospered wonderfully and added to his farm, first the Eliot farm adjoining his on the west, then the Webster farm adjoining on the south. As the country became more developed he occasionally drove cattle to the eastern markets, bringing home with him news of the outside world, and some. of the new inventions, notably the first cook stove brought into the county, which arrived in its original pieces. On one of his eastern trips he procured mulberry settings, and then silk worm eggs which were carefully hatched and cared for by the older girls, their brother Lot sometimes helping to gather the leaves for feeding. This experiment added to the children’s knowledge and income. -The girls spun the silk on their flax wheels and reeled it into skeins and the father. sold it for them. Besides silk mitts and work bag’s which they made from some of the silk, they had black silk gowns bought with the proceeds from the sale of their silk. But the climate proved too damp for the tender worms and they ran out the third or fourth year. The large mulberry trees stood across the road from the house, where a peach orchard afterward outlived its usefulness. (Michael of Delaware Pg 59) He planted a large apple orchard on the southern Ixposuro of a hill; also near thes house he planted crabapple, pear and sugar plum trees, all of which bore fine fruit. For atime he was in the dry goods business at Mosier-town. 1849-50 he, in company with his brother John, his son Lot, and his son-in-law Silas Clark, and Minot Boyd, bought curd and ran the first cheese factory in that part of the stat. He was very prosperous in this business and made both butter and cheese of a high pad6. At the time of his death he owned three hundred acres of land on which he had erected a steam grist and saw mill, the first one in that part of the country. h politics he was a Whig. He held various town offices and was an excellent business man, held in high esteem by all who knew him.


MAXSON GREENLEE son of Michael Greenlee and Bethiali Maxson, was born February 3, 1804 at Mosiertown, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania; died May 17, 1882 at Chatfield, Fill-more Co., Minnesota; married October 1, 1829 at Meadville, Pennsylvani, CATHARINE COMPTON, who was born May 22, 1805 at Meadvilie, died July 26, 1875 in the 71st year of her age, at Chatfield, Minnesota, daughter of David Compton and Elizabeth Buchanan (or Rebecca Perrine).


180. I. James, born November 15, 1830; died December 26, 1831.
181. U. David Riland, boru~ May 17, 1832; married Harriet Browning
(Compton) Cooper.+
182. III. Rebecca, born May 26, 1834; married Philip Dunn.+
183. IV. Lydia Bethiah, born August 24, 1835; married John Harroun.+
184. V. William Compton, born April 13, 1831. He served three years
in the army, after which he traveled in the South and West
and in the mining countries. He died in the summer of 1885
or 1886, at Leadville, Colorado.
185. VI. Elizabeth Carolina, born May 28, 1839; married Philander M.
186. VII. John Buchanan, born September 8, 1840; married Eveline A. Cof--
187. VIII.’ Mary E., born November 29, 1842 at Mosiertown; teacher and
milliner; lives at Mason City, Iowa; unmarried.
188. IX. Simeon Sylvester, born November 9, 1845; died March 8, 1850.
189. X. Gilbert Michael, born May 23, 1847 at Meadville; lives at Port--
land, Iowa; unmarried.

M.AXSON GREENLEE spent his early life in Cussawago Township, Craw-ford County, Pennsylvania. Soon after his marriage he exchanged his farm for a larger ~ne in Hayfield Township, securing a good bargain because the house on the new farm was said to be haunted. He and his wife received their new neighbors cordially, and the tales of strange noises heard and ghosts seen, soon became old stories. He was a man of wonderful patience and even temper.

(Page 60)

Mrs. Greenlee said she never knew him to be angry but once, and that was

~ In-stantly a sense of deep indignation and passion overtook him, and he made for him with the pitchfork with all vengeance, but his enemy by a dexterous move escaped an untimely death, for which the family was always thankful, that the name of Greenlee might be handed down unblemished and unscathed.

In 1856 he removed to Eyota, ~Jmated County, Minnesota, and residea in that vicinity the remainder of his life. At the age of twenty-one he united with the Baptist Church. In 1856 he severed his connection with that church, and joined the Christ Adeiphiana, of ~~iich s.ociety he was a most devout member. He was a close student, a fluent conversationalist and a formidable opponent in Biblical discussion. In politics he was a Whig, then Republican.

MRS. CATHARINE (COMPTON) GREENLEE, when a child, was drown-ing when she was seen by a neighbor who saved her life. When she was twelve years old her father’s house was burned and she had a narrow escape, but two little brothers were burned to death with their arms around each other. Her father kept the first hotel in Meadville. She spun and wove all her linen before she was married. She was highly respected by all who knew her.

~1ARY ELEANOR GREENLE~ spent the early part of her life on the old farm in Pennsylvania. She removed with her parents to Eyota, Olmated County, Minnesota. Cl~atfleld was the nearest town of any size. At the age of sixteen. she with her brother John attended an Academy taught by Pro-fessor Thomas Thickitun, his wife, brother and sister, all of Meadville, and most excellent teac~ers. Two years later she accompanied her brother Dr. D. B. Greenlee and his wife back to Meadville to attend school. She entered a fine school for Young Ladies kept by the Misses Calender, and returned two years later to Minnesota. She commenced teaching at twenty years of age and taught in a number of schools among them the public schools at Chatfield and Rush-ford, having to resign from the latter the second year on account of poor health. After resting a few months she launched ~into the millinery business in Chat-field and built up a successful business in which she continued for nine years, then sold out and went to Mason City, Iowa which was a larger city. Here she had a flourishing trade for ten years. She then sold out and spent the next three years mostly in traveling and visiting. She Vas much pleased with California and would have liked living there but it seemed too far from home. She returned to Mason City, boarding a year and working in a millinery store, and then decided to build a home.


MARY GREENLEE daughter of Michael Greenlee and Bethiah Maxon, was born September 30, 1807 at Mosiertown, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania; died February 20, 1846 aged 38 years, 4 months and 21 days, at Crossingville, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania;.married HARLEY UMBERFIELD, who was born about 1801 and died August 20, 1834 aged 33 years; married second ANDREW MCKELVEY GREENLEE. Resided in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.






, ( ·

JOHN REENL2E,i brother of Michael Greenlee [p~ge 29] married

;residedinDelaware. /


2. I. Robert, who married — —; married second, Elizabeth or

Salle Ann Ptwden.+. 4



ROBERT GREENLEE,’ son ~f John Greenlee, was born in 1745 in Dela-ware; diea inA793 (when son,· David Maxwell was three years old), i~n Pela.. ware; married — —; married second ~LI~ABETH (or.SALLIE ANN) PUBDEN, who was born in Kent County, Delaware, died in 1790 when son David Maxwell was three days old, daughter of John Purden, or Purdon, and Annie —. He resided in Milford, Kent Co., Delaware.


3. I. John; went back to the old country when a young ~inaiI, By second marriage:

4. II. David Maxwell, born in 1790; married Elizabeth Massy Evans.+


DAVID MAXWELL GREENLEE 8 ~ Greenlee3 3o~au Oreenjee’ }

son of Robert Greenlee and Elizabeth Purden, was born in 1790 near Dover, Kent C,~o., Delaware; died August 21, 1878 in his 83rd year at Georgetown, Sussext~o., Delaware; married Dec ember, 1814 atMilford, Kent Co., Dela~ware, ELIZA~ETH MASSY EVANS, boj’n Novembei~ 3, 1792 near Georgetown, Delaware, died December 25; 1873, or 1874 at Georgetown, daughter of Elisha E~ Evans and Nancy Elizabeth Smith; millwright and carpenter; in politics, Whig, tlien Democrat; in religion, Methodist ~ resided near Georgetown, Dela-ware.


5.. I. ~lisha Evans, born December 1, 1814

Vaughn.~ ; ~married Mary Jane

· 6. II. John Purden, born September 19, 1817; married Louisa Walker.+


7. IlL Sallie Ann, born June 17, 1820; marrIed Levin Bivins P.pper.+

8. IV. David Pemwell, born in 1819; died unmarried January 9,1848.

9~ V. Thomas Lockwood, born, 1821; married Sarah Jane Warner; both dead; no children.

10. VL Oliver B., born, 1823; died September, 1836.

11. rVII. Lurania Messy, born January 23, 1825; died September, 1836.

12. VUL Robert Smith, born December 31, 1827; ~marrled Eunice Abbott.+

  1. IX. Elizabeth Biddle, born Febru4ry 7,1831 Km~rried Coulter C.,Hart+

DAVID GREENLY enlisted before he was quite eighteen at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, under Captain Barker, and fought the British at Fort Pike on Lake upriver, and was also in the battle of Five Points on the river Thames. He was one of twelve men detailed to shoot the Indian chief, Tecumseh. Once, while at Fort Pike, he was ordered by Captain Barker t~ spike a gun and while in the act a French Canadian struck him over the right eye with a flint lock gun, the hammer tearing the flesh for three inches over the eye. The captain witnessed the affair and shot the French Canadian through the head with a horse pistol, killing him instantly. There had been a number of !~icketa’ahot on the southern post, which was near a long strip of woods skirting the camp. It came the turn of a married man, .father of five children, to go on thi&jiout. He offered five pounds to any man who would taie his place. David acci¶~ted the offer,. with the understanding that he could take a spade along. When asked what he wanted with #the spade, he replied, "To dig my grave." He -was young and a favorite, so Captain Barker tried to persuade him not to go.

He arrived at the post he told the picket to report all *ell, and he proceeded to dig a hole near an old tree that was broken off about six feet above the ground, and got into the hole. Inside of thirty minutes he heard the rustle of leaves, and saw what he supposed was a big hog, but at last it 7~ised -up about half way and he saw it was an Indian, so he shot at it. At the report of the gun, the Captain came out and not seeing him cried "Dave is killed,,’ David then spoke and told the Captain that he had killed ai Indian, and they proceeded to the spot where they had seen the Indian fall. He made an at-tempt to scalp the Indian, but l~e was not yet dead and would have killed

· David had not the ‘Captain intervened. After his return from the war~ he

learned the trade of mill-wright, which he followed for a number of years. His / mother having died when he was a baby, he was brought up by his uncle John

Purden, who at his death left him nearly all of his property.

· On May 13, 1817, David Greenly gives receipt to Jacob Biddle and John Adams "my former guardians," for $2,931.50, and interest due $78.65. [Deed Book R 2,..p. 254.]

David Greenly, cM~penter, of North west Fork Hundred. Sussex County and State oL Delaware, sells October 10, 1821, to Jesse Green Esq. of same County

end- Statejpr $500. part of a tract of land and willed to’ said Greenlee by his uncle Jo~don in Mispillon hundred. (Deed Book V 2, p. 42.]


ELISHA EVAKS GREENLY4 I David Maxwell Greenly’ Robert Ore~le’,

Elizabeth IL Evans Elizabeth Pur4·W

John Oreenlee’

son of David Maxwell Greenly and Elizabeth Massy Evans, was born December



1, 1814 at Milford, or Georgetown, Delaware, died August 13, 1876 aged 60

yrg. 8 mo. 12 dhs. [Gravestone] at Smyrna, Kent Co., Delaware; married an

1837 at Georgetown, Sussex Co., Delaware, MARY JANE VAUGHN, born in

1818 at Georgetown, Delaware, died February 14, 1891 or 1892 at Milford, Kent

* Co., Delaware, daughter of Nathaniel Vaughn and Hannah Day; farmer; Demo-crat; Methodist; resided in Sussex Co., near Georgtown.



14. ~ I. Oliver E., born October 1, 1838; married Mz~y Elizabeth Hart.+

15. U. Lurans. M., born in 1840 ;e~rried William Ro6bins; married second


16. III. Sarah E., born in 1842 ~ married Reed, married second

George Thorp.+

17. IV. James Purden, born April 1Q, 1844; married Cruce Dorsey; mar-

ried second Frances Hammond; married third May Jones.+

18. V. David Peniwell, born August 24, 1847; married Rachel ADn Pos-


· 19. VI. John Thomas, born, 1849; died in the winter of 1852.

· 20. VII. franxu~ii Jane, born, 1852; married John Laws Warren~+

21. VIII. John Thomas, born, 1854; married Mary DiU.t



JOEl? PURDEN GREENLY ~ { well ~Jy a R~tGreaIees

John Oreenlee’ }

son of David Maxwell Greenly and Elizabeth Masay Evans, was born Sep-tember 19, 1817 in Delaware; married LOUISM WALKE~I.


22. I. John P.; married and had six children; lived at Mana k, Penn.


Mary Ann; married Mallinson Penn-

23. Ida married John· lives at Philade~a,

24. III. Aiman; lives at Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania.

25. IV. Sarah Ct; unmarried.


SALLIE ANN PDRDEN GREENLY 4 { David Maxwell Greenly’ John Oreenleel }

daughter of David Maxwell Greenly and Elizabeth Massy Evans, w~is born June 17, 1820 at Georgetown, .~ussex Co., Delaware ;\ died July 18, 1876 at Georgetown: married, 1846 at Georgetown, LEVIN BIVINS PEPPER who was ~porn April 1821 at Georgetown, died October 6, 1887 aged aboni 65 years, At Georgetown.: ~e was a con~ctor· and builder; Republican; Episcopalian;

· resided at Oeorge’tow-n, Delaware. He m&rried second, several years after the death of his first wife, Eliza, widow of James Wilson. She survived him.