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This page provides genealogical information regarding the ancestor of Dorothy Louise Greene.  To navigate the site follow the links below and on each page.

Greene Origins

The Greene family name is of English origin.  The initial form of the name in England was De la Grene or Dela Grene.  A number of minor barons bearing the name De la Grene lived in Northamptonshire during the 12th and 13th centuries.   A direct link has been made to Greene's of Dorsetshire, England as far back as the early 1500's.  According to extensive research by Major-General George Sears Greene, a highly probable link to the Greene's of Northhamptonshire has been established. 

 The ancestors of Dorothy Greene's family lived on an estate in Bowridge Hill, Gillingham, Dorset.  The initial immigrant to the Americas was John "The Surgeon" Greene in 1635.  The family settled in Rhode Island where the original land and estate stayed in the family for about 200 years.  John Greene and his descendents were one of the notable families of colonial Rhode Island.  General Nathaniel Greene, the Revolutionary War hero, was a descendent of John Greene and was born on the family estate.

Albert Greene moved his family from Rhode Island to Missouri and then Kansas shortly after the Civil War.  His brother Thomas moved to Kansas also.  Albert Greene and his wife Susan were one of the largest land holders in Phillips County, Kansas in 1900.  

One of the main references for the Greene family before the 1800's is a book by Louise Brownell Clarke documenting the research of Major-General Greene, The Greene's of Rhode Island, with historical records of English ancestry, 1534-1902

 

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