Nathanael Greene

Nathanael Greene

Death Oct 1768 (aged 60)
Burial Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot 00005
Memorial ID 17937146 · View Source
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141. NATHANAEL GREENE of Potowomut (Jabez, James ,John ') was born November 4, 1707. He inherited the homestead of his father (see No381) and grandfather on the banks of the river.

He was a Quaker preacher, and was also engaged with his brothers in the Iron Works, which were in full operation in 1741, one year before the birth of General Nathanael Greene,
his fourth son. He married (i), September 13, 1733, his second cousin, Phebe ', daughter of Benjamin" (Benjamin^, Thomas, John') and Phebe (Arnold) Greene, who died May 3,
1737 (see Certificate, Appendix II.). He married (2), April 18, 1739, Mary, daughter of Jacob and Rest (Perry) Mott, born April 25, 1708, died March 7, 1753. She was the mother
of Major-General Nathanael Greene of the Revolutionary army. Her father was Deputy from Portsmouth, R. I., 1705-9, and her grandfather, Jacob Mott, senior, served as Deputy in
1674. He with three others built the first Quaker meeting-house at Dartmouth, Mass., 1699. He left by will (proved 1712) to his "son Jacob confirmation of half the farm as per deed "(August 28, 1 705). Adam Mott, the emigrant ancestor, came from Cambridgeshire, England, in the ship Defence, July 2, 1635. He and his second wife, Sarah
Lott ( widow), were members of the First Church at Roxbury, but removed to Portsmouth, R. I., 1638, where he had a grant of land, June 23, 1638. He was made freeman, March 16, 1641. Was clerk of the military company, 1642. Phebe (Arnold) Greene, first wife of Nathanael, was the granddaughter of Stephen Arnold of Providence, R. I., who was Deputy
for thirteen years, 1664-1690, inclusive, and Assistant for nine years, 1672-98; and greatgranddaughter of William Arnold of Rhode Island, who it is claimed came from Cheselbourne, County Dorset, England, and was a lineal descendant of Roger Arnold of England, twelfth in descent from Ynir, King of Gwentland in Wales (Somerby's Arnold Family). -Nathanael Greene died in October,1768, and was buried in the old Friends' meeting-house lot at East
Greenwich, his grave being marked by a rough, reddish granite stone about one foot above ground. His will, made March 25, 1765, was proved December 24, 1770. The third wife of Nathanael Greene was Mary Gardiner (see below)

Children by First Marriage:
387. Benjamin, born July 7, 1733-4, married Freelove Tillinghast. 388. Thomas, born
November 11, 1735, died February 14, 1760, s. p. Children by Second Marriage:
389. Jacob, born March 7, 1739-40, married Margaret Greene.
390. Phebe, born March 20, died October, 1741.
391. Nathanael (Major-General of Revolutionary army), born July 27, 1742, married
Katharine Littlefield.
392. William, born November i, 1743, died unmarried. Served in Revolutionary War.
393. Elihu, born December 10, 1746, married Jane Flagg.
394. Christopher, born July 3, 1748, married (i) Katharine Ward and (2) Deborah Ward.
395. Perry, born November 9, 1749, married Elizabeth Belcher.

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