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 William Greenleaf

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William Greenleaf

Birth
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 21 Jul 1803 (aged 78)
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 80565557 View Source

The Honorable William Greenleaf was the Sheriff of Suffolk County from Oct. 31, 1775 to Dec. 14, 1780.

As sheriff he proclaimed the Declaration of Independence from the Old State House in 1776.

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William was the youngest son of Daniel Greenleaf and Elizabeth Gooking. He married Mary Brown in Boston, Massachusetts on June 3, 1747, and they had fifteen children.
1. Mary, b. 1747, d. ????
2. Elizabeth, b. 1749/50, d. 1841, m.1. Samuel Elliot, m.2. Edward Pope
3. Mary, b. 1752, d. 1835, m.Daniel Bell
4. Susannah 'Sukey', b. 1754, d. 1832, m. Duncan Ingraham, Jr.
5. Priscilla, b. 1755, d. 1826, m. John Appleton
6. Sarah, b. 1757, d. 1838, m.1. Dr. Nathaniel Walker Appleton, m.2. Joseph Haven
7. William (1), b. 1758, d. 1759
8. William (2), b. 1760, d. ????
9. Margaret, b. 1761, d. 1836, m. the Honorable Thomas Dawes
10. Daniel, b. 1762, d. 1853, m. Elizabeth Greenleaf
11. John, b. 1763, d. ????
12. James, b. 1765, d. 1843
13. Rebecca, b. 1766, d. 1847, m. Noah Webster, Jr.
14. Robert, b. 1768, d. 1816, m. Hannah Arnold
15. Anna Nancy, b. 1772, d. 1843, m. William Cranch, Esq. (most of her VR uses Nancy)

The Provincial Congress appointed him Sheriff of Suffolk during the Revolutionary War.

Gravesite Details

Below the Popes listed on the left side it notes "All removed from 'Old Cemetery' New Bedford"


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