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Capt Stephen Greenleaf, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1628
Ipswich
Suffolk, England
Death: Dec. 1, 1690
Cape Breton
Essex County
Nova Scotia, Canada

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62 Years, 3 Months, 21 Days - Lost at sea during the Phips Expedition against Port Royal during the Indian Wars while on active duty.
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Captain Stephen Greenleaf, Sr. was the son of Captain Edmund Jr. and Sarah (Moore) Greenleaf. He was baptized on September 29, 1628 at St Margaret's Church in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He arrived in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts aboard the MARY and JOHN in 1634 at age 6.

In 1670 he was appointed an Ensign in the Colonial Militia of Newbury. He was a representative to the Massachusetts General Court in 1676 to 1686. He was raised to the rank of Lieutenant in 1685. In 1686 he was raised to the rank of Captain of the Newbury Militia and went to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to fight in the disastrous Phips Expedition against Port Royal in the Indian Wars. Captain Greenleaf, along with nine other men, were wrecked in a vessel during the siege of Port Royal, and all hands were drowned. It is not known whether their bodies were ever recovered. There are no records that would indicate that they were recovered.

He married (1) Elizabeth Coffin on November 13, 1651 in Newbury, Essez, Massachusetts with whom he had 10 children. He married (2) Mrs. Esther Weare Sweet on March 31, 1679 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. There were no children from this marriage.
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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Edmund Greenleaf (1574 - 1671)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Coffin Greenleaf (1634 - 1678)*
 
 Children:
  Stephen Greenleaf (1652 - 1743)*
  John Greenleaf (1662 - 1734)*
 
 Siblings:
  Judith Greenleaf Coffin (1625 - 1705)*
  Stephen Greenleaf (1628 - 1690)
  John Greenleaf (1632 - 1712)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Lost at sea during the Phips Expedition against Port Royal in the Indian Wars in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
 
Created by: Bonnie Maskery
Record added: Jun 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91747217
 

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