Born to Rufus Greene and Martha Russell. He was the first cousin of famed Gen. Nathanael Greene and he married Phebe Sheffield, daughter of Benjamin Sheffield and Hannah Coggenshall, 6 Dec 1778 at E. Greenwich, RI. Mr. Greene came to Marietta, probably in the latter part of 1788, or early in 1789. He built a house in what was known as Campus Martius, on the Stockade, in which he resided during the Indian war, with his wife and his three children, Sophia, Susan, and Charles. His wife's sister, Miss Sheffield, resided with them. She afterwards married Major David Ziegler, of Wayne's army (who settled in Dayton, O.). Mr. Greene was one of the earlier merchants of Marietta and was also engaged, after 1800, in building sea-going vessels: in 1800, brig "St. Clair," in 1801, brig "Eliza Green," in 1806, brig "Sophia Green." The brig "St. Clair" went out in the spring of 1801, under the command of Commodore Whipple. She was owned by Mr. Greene and several other business men of Marietta, and was loaded with flour, pork, and other produce. Her first voyage was to Havana, where her cargo sold to advantage. Flour brought forty dollars a barrel (the duty was twenty). The yellow fever raged in Havana, and hindered their operations somewhat. The next voyage of the vessel was to Philadelphia, where she was sold. During the continuance of the Territorial Government from 1788, to the organization of the State Government in 1803, there was no registration of marriages; but, as I understand, the second wife of Mr. Greene was Miss Wallace, the daughter of Dr. Robert Wallace. Capt. W. W. Greene, who died at St. Louis, on the 16th of April, 1873, was their son. Mr. Greene, while living in Marietta, built a house on Ohio street, afterwards occupied by Moses McFarland as a public house. A portion of it is still standing. Part of it was torn away to build a three story brick for Skinner & Thomas. Mr. Greene's eldest son, Charles Russell Greene, settled at Dayton, at an early period, and was killed in an unfortunate circumstance by a man named Thompson.