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Immigration: By 1640, probably single (ie, no evidence of a prior marriage)
Spouse: Hannah Carter, born abt 1620 in England. Daughter of Thomas and Mary (___) Carter (the blacksmith). Hannah was left widowed with five children in 1654 and married, second, Thomas Brown. They had no children, however, and she died only four years later, in 1658. The kids were 1-10 when the father died and 5-15 when their mother died. I'm not sure where the kids went after their mother's death. If they bonded with their step-dad, they may have stayed with him, or gone to blood relatives to live.
Thomas Carter deeded one-half of one hundred and thirty-five acres to his son-in-law, William Green, in Woburn and the other half to his son, John Carter.
Residence: "William was of Charlestown, 1640, and a subscriber that year to "Town Orders" for Woburn, and among it earliest inhabitants." (Sewall's History of Woburn). He must have lived in a part of town that is near both places, as he is often characterized as from either place.
The most authoritative treatment of this family is probably found in "The Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and his Wife Frances Helen Miller", a commissioned two volume work by Mary Lovering Holman and her daughter Winifred Lovering Holman published in 1948 and 1952.
The conclusive evidence on the question of who is Hannah Green's
husband is found in: "The Ancestry of John Harrington Stevens and his wife
Frances Helen Miller."
Note also, as far as her age, Pioneers of Massachusetts has her dying in 1659 at age 59, which would give a date of birth of 1600, which is still a stretch, considering the kids birthdates.
The Husband of Hannah Green, daughter of William and Hannah (Carter) Green of Woburn.
The LDS Ancestral File has Hannah Green, daughter of William Green of Woburn, married to both Thomas Knowlton and Joseph Richardson at the same time, having babies with both at the same time. Most genealogies of stature, including Vinton's Richardson Memorial, Savage's Dictionary of New England Genealogy, Stocking's Knowlton Genealogy and others indicate Thomas Green of Ipswich was the father of the Hannah that married Joseph Richardson of Woburn and William Green of Woburn is the father of the Hannah that married Thomas Knowlton of Ipswich. A genealogy of a John Harrington by Holman/Holman gives sufficient detail of the estate papers of William Green to give us the answer.
Thanks to Mark Hemmes of the Green Mail List for this info:
and later on p 102 she quotes property receipts recorded in the deeds books administration receipts on this estate when it was settled in 1670-71 among which was the receipt of one Thomas Knowlton which I quote precisely: "Received of my onkells Samuel Carter & John Carter being the overseares of the estate of William Gree of Woburne the Sum of thirty fouer pounds & three shillings and seven pence being the protion of my wife Hannah Green ... this 2nd June 1671 Thomas Knowlton" (Middlesex Deeds 4:425)
From: "The Ancestry of John Harrington Stevens and his wife Frances
Helen Miller," a commissioned two volume work by Mary Lovering Holman and
her daughter Winifred Lovering Holman published in 1948 and 1952.
Joseph Richardson married Hannah Green, daughter of Thomas Green of Malden, as was reported in Vinton's Richardson's Memorial, Savage's New England Dictionary, and other sources.
The Holman genealogy includes this child as the youngest child
of William and Hannah (Carter) Green. This child is not listed in Woburn's
Vital Records (the other kids are), nor in Sewall's History of Woburn (course,
he messed up the marriage of Hannah.) Not sure where the Holman's come
up with Ebenezer, but their work on the will of William indicates they
were thorough, so I'm buying him for now.
This Lawrence Page has our William Green on it.
This Jewett Page has our William Green on it.
The Green(e) Page has a lot of Green info
The Horse Spot
Green page is a terrific Green resource.
Green Marriages.. an attempt to list all Green marriages for research purposes. If you have Green marriages, consider submitting, whether they are your family or not.
The Green Family Roots Quarterly Home Page shows queries in that publication and gives information for submitting queries to it and subscribing.
The Green Genealogy Forum at Genforum
See the "How Do I? Where Do I?" page at this site.
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