Deacon William Greenewood

Male 1689 - 1756  (66 years)


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  • Name William Greenewood 
    Born 14 Oct 1689  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Military 1710  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation say 1714  Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Married 21 Jun 1715  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9
    Offices Held 1717  Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Offices Held say 1720  Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    History Abt 1730  [4, 10
    He was a man of character and great respect. It is said that, about 1730, he received the first potatoes in town and after testing their succulent qualities declared that "after freezing and thawing a few time they would be good.
    Land/House 1730  Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Offices Held say 1740  Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Offices Held 1747  Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Died 1756  Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Siblings 1 sibling 
     1. James Greenewood,   b. 19 Dec 1687, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1742, Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Deacon William Greenewood,   b. 14 Oct 1689, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1756, Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     
    Person ID I20524 
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2019 

    Father Thomas Greenewood,   c. 4 Jun 1643, Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1693, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Abigail 
    Married Abt 1687 
    Family ID F348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Oct 1689 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - His name was drawn to go to Port Royal and Canada. - 1710 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - He was a farmer and a deacon in the church. - say 1714 - Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abigail Woodward, the daughter of John and Rebecca (Robbins) Woodward. She was born on 25 May 1695 in Newton, Massachusetts. On 26 February 1727/28 in Newton, Massachusetts, Abigail was mentioned in the will of John Woodward. She died on Saturday 9 September 1775 in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. Abigail Greenwood (1716-____) 2. Dorcus Greenwood (1717-____) 3. William Greenwood (1721-____) 4. Caleb Greenwood (1724-1800) 5. Jonas Greenwood (1727-1802) 6. Samuel Greenwood (1729-____) 7. John Greenwood (1730-____) 8. Daniel Greenwood (1732-____) 9. Joseph Greenwood (1734-____) 10. Abigail Greenwood (1737-1767) 11. Abigail Greenwood (1737-____) - 21 Jun 1715 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was a tithingman. - 1717 - Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was the Town Clerk for 24 years. - say 1720 - Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand/House - He was granted land. - 1730 - Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was a Selectman for 6 years. - say 1740 - Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was elected the Representative to the Massachusetts General Court from Sherborn. - 1747 - Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1756 - Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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    2. [S665] Woods, Henry Ernest. Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1905).

    3. [S452] Woodward, Norma Slater. Descendants of Richard Woodward New England 1589-1982, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982).

    4. [S954] Greenwood, Frederick. Greenwood Genealogies, 1154-1914 , (New York: The Lyons Genealogical Company, 1914).

    5. [S457] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. Ward Family: Descendants of William Ward, (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1851).

    6. [S463] Bond, Henry. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts including Waltham and Weston, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860).

    7. [S666] Ritter, Priscilla R. and Thelma Fleishman. Newton, Massachusetts, 1679-1779 A Biographical Directory, (Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1982).

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    9. [S456] Jackson, Francis. A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, from 1639 to 1800, (Boston: Stacy and Richardson, 1854).

    10. [S78] Morse, Abner. Genealogical Register of the Descendants of The Early Planters of Sherborn, Holliston, and Medway, Massachusetts, (Boston: Damrell & Moore, 1855).



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