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The Stephen Greenleaf Family of Maine
Posted by: Bud Dorr Date: February 23, 2001 at 16:19:43
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        Descendants of Stephen Greenleaf, Progenitor of Most of the Maine Greenleafs
       
       
       Thanks to Ron Carleton whose web site and excellent research provided the bulk of most of the lines and children not in my direct line (Stephen, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, Mary). I was able to correct an important error prevalent in most published genealogies - that Ebenezer Greenleaf, s/o Stephen and Mary Mackrest, was the Ebenezer who married Mary Preble 16 Feb 1769. In fact it was his son, Ebenezer Jr., who married Mary. For this information, I am indebted to Mr. Linwood H. Lowden, Whitefield Maine historian, for providing the information. Another error was that Ebenezer Sr. was born "on Squam Island, near Southport," in fact he was born in Newbury, MA 23 Apr 1720 (Newbury VRs) just before he and his family removed to York, Maine. I was able to add some important event dates and locations to this family. I have carried forward the lines only three generations. Ron Carleton has additional information on many of these families on his web site. If anyone has anything to add to the Stephen Greenleaf-Mary Mackrest family, I would welcome it…including, of course, corrections. For example, I have not been able to trace Stephen and Enoch, sons of Stephen and Mary Mackrest. Perhaps they died young or never married. Also, I have found very little on his brother, Richard who apparently had two wives, Mary Boucher and Sarah (--?--), and at least one child.
       
       Generation One
       
       
        1. STEPHEN1 GREENLEAF; b. 21 Oct 1690 probably at Newbury, Massachusetts; m. Mary Mackrest, daughter of Benoni Mackrest and Lydia Fifield, 7 Oct 1712 possibly at Salisbury, Massachusetts, since her family was from there; d. 2 Mar 1772 at Woolwich, Maine, at age 81.
        He and Mary Mackrest moved to York, Maine, around 1721, then to Falmouth, Maine around 1731 and finally to Montsweag (Woolwich) around 1738, according to court records. Specifically, Stephen constructed a garrison house at Murphy's Corner, a community in southeast Woolwich, north of the Phips farm, as protection for his family and those of the neighbors during Indian raids.
       
        MARY MACKREST was born on 15 Apr 1690 at Salisbury, Massachusetts. She died on 4 Dec 1774 at Woolwich, Maine, at age 84. It has been assumed that the Mary Mackcres who married Stephen Greenleaf is the daughter of Benoni & Lydia Fifield, although absolute proof is lacking. She was also known as Mary Mackres/Macrest/Mackuses.
        The eight known children of Stephen1 Greenleaf and Mary Mackrest were as follows:
               2.        i.       ENOCH2; b. 23 Jun 1713 at Newbury, Massachusetts. Nothing more known
       +        3.        ii.       RICHARD, b. 24 Nov 1715 at Newbury, Massachusetts; m. Mary Boucher; m. Sarah (--?--).
       +        4.        iii.       SAMUEL, b. 12 Jun 1718 at Newbury, Massachusetts; m. Hephzibah Preble.
       +        5.        iv.       EBENEZER, b. 23 Apr 1720 at Newbury, Massachusetts; m. (--?--) Kingsbury(?).
               6.        v.       LYDIA; b. 3 May 1722 at York, Maine.
               7.        vi.       STEPHEN; b. 27 Feb 1724/25 at York, Maine. Nothing more known
       +        8.        vii.       JOSEPH, b. 2 Jul 1727 at York, Maine; m. Dorcas Gray.
               9.       viii.       MARY; b. 17 Feb 1730/31 at York, Maine.
       
       Generation Two
       
       
        3. RICHARD2 GREENLEAF (Stephen1); b. 24 Nov 1715 at Newbury, Massachusetts; m. Mary Boucher 19 May 1747; m. Sarah (--?--).
       
        The only known child of Richard2 Greenleaf and Mary Boucher was:
       +        10.        i.       JOSEPH3, b. circa 1757; m. Margaret Nason.
       
        SARAH (--?--) died on 14 Jan 1773.
        There were no known children of Richard2 Greenleaf and Sarah (--?--).
       
        4. SAMUEL2 GREENLEAF (Stephen1); b. 12 Jun 1718 at Newbury, Massachusetts; m. Hephzibah Preble, daughter of Abraham Preble and Mary Preble, circa 1744; d. 1792 at Westport, Maine.
       
        HEPHZIBAH PREBLE was born in 1725. She died in 1792 at Woolwich, Maine.
        The seven known children of Samuel2 Greenleaf and Hephzibah Preble were as follows:
       +        11.        i.       STEPHEN3, b. 1747; m. Mary Knight.
       +        12.        ii.       SAMUEL, b. 1749; m. Abigail Sheldon.
       +        13.        iii.       ENOCH, b. 1751.
               14.        iv.       OLIVE; b. 1755.
       +        15.        v.       BENJAMIN, b. 8 Sep 1759; m. Rachel Arnold.
               16.        vi.       HANNAH; b. 1760.
               17.        vii.       DORCAS; b. 1763.
       
        5. EBENEZER2 GREENLEAF (Stephen1); b. 23 Apr 1720 at Newbury, Massachusetts; m. (--?--) Kingsbury(?) circa 1745 possibly at Pownalborough, Maine. The wife of Ebenezer has not been found, but her surname may have been Kingsbury; because a John Kingsbury of Pownalborough was named administrator of his estate 27 Jun 1764; d. before 27 Jun 1764 at Pownalborough, Maine.
        In Back River there are two islands: Oak, off Chewonki Neck; and Pine, off Bluff Head. Ebenezer Greenleaf, an early settler, lived on Oak Island, Woolwich, Maine, and in his time a few Wawenock Indians were left there. From these natives he gathered most of the traditions of the tribe now vanished, and these have come down to us through his friend, Stephen Parsons. He left a will that was administered on 27 Jun 1764 by John Kingsbury of Pownalborough (Wiscasset Probate, Book 5, p. 18).
       
        The only known child of Ebenezer2 Greenleaf and (--?--) Kingsbury(?) was:
       +        18.        i.       EBENEZER3, b. Oct 1746 at Woolwich, Maine; m. Mary Preble.
       
        8. JOSEPH2 GREENLEAF (Stephen1); b. 2 Jul 1727 at York, Maine; m. Dorcas Gray circa 1752 in Maine; d. 1772 in Maine.
       
        DORCAS GRAY was born say 1732. She and Lieut. Moses Hilton filed a marriage intention on 22 Mar 1781. She died either 1812 or 1813 in Maine.
        The eight known children of Joseph2 Greenleaf and Dorcas Gray were as follows:
       +        19.        i.       EBENEZER3, b. 1753 at Woolwich, Maine; m. Elizabeth Chapman.
       +        20.        ii.       JOHN, b. 6 Nov 1755 at Gewnky Neck, Woolwich, Maine; m. Anna Pierce Roberts.
               21.        iii.       MARTHA; b. 1757 in Maine; m. Peter Holbrook 1778 at Pownalborough, Maine; d. Dec 1832.
               22.        iv.       SALLY; b. 1760 in Maine; m. Benjamin Arnold say 1780; d. 6 Jun 1816.
               23.        v.       RACHEL; b. 7 Apr 1763 in Maine; m. Luke Sawyer say 1783; d. 6 Oct 1852 at age 89.
       +        24.        vi.       JOSHUA, b. 14 Jun 1765 at Wiscasset, Maine; m. Hannah Williamson.
               25.        vii.       WILLIAM; b. 1767 at Wiscasset, Maine; m. Sally Lander circa 1794; d. 16 Sep 1817.
               26.       viii.       LYDIA; b. 12 Aug 1770 at Starks, Maine; m. Samuel Hinckley V, son of Josiah Hinckley and Keziah Hutchins, 1789 at Starks, Maine; d. 6 Jan 1853 at age 82.
       
       Generation Three
       
       
        10. JOSEPH3 GREENLEAF (Richard2, Stephen1); b. circa 1757; m. Margaret Nason 5 Nov 1782 at Pownalborough, Maine.
       
        MARGARET NASON was born circa 1761.
        The 13 known children of Joseph3 Greenleaf and Margaret Nason were as follows:
               27.        i.       ABIGAIL4; b. 12 Apr 1783 at Starks, Maine; m. Jonathan Lovell say 1804.
               28.        ii.       MERCY; b. 15 Aug 1784 at Starks, Maine.
               29.        iii.       SARAH; b. 12 Jan 1786 at Starks, Maine; m. James Duley say 1807.
               30.        iv.       ABRAHAM; b. 2 Sep 1787 at Starks, Maine; m. Emma (--?--) say 1808; d. 15 Jan 1818 at age 30.
               31.        v.       LYDIA; b. 17 Sep 1792 at Starks, Maine.
               32.        vi.       THOMAS; b. 5 Feb 1794 at Starks, Maine; m. Mary Young 14 May 1818; d. 30 Apr 1874 at Norridgewock, Maine, at age 80.
               33.        vii.       BETSEY; b. 23 Feb 1796 at Starks, Maine; m. Stephen Williamson say 1817.
               34.       viii.       JOSEPH; b. 1 Oct 1797 at Starks, Maine.
               35.        ix.       ANNA; b. 3 May 1799 at Starks, Maine; m. John Bean say 1820.
               36.        x.       NASON; b. 5 Sep 1802 at Starks, Maine.
               37.        xi.       MARGARET; b. 3 May 1804 at Starks, Maine.
               38.        xii.       PATIENCE; b. 16 Jun 1806 at Starks, Maine.
               39.       xiii.       EMILINE; b. circa 1808; m. (--?--) Crawford circa 1829.
       
        11. STEPHEN3 GREENLEAF (Samuel2, Stephen1); b. 1747; m. Mary Knight 25 Nov 1769; d. 1813.
       
        MARY KNIGHT was born on 2 May 1749 at Scarborough, Maine. She died on 11 May 1832 at Maine at age 83.
        The 11 known children of Stephen3 Greenleaf and Mary Knight were as follows:
               40.        i.       NATHANIEL4; b. May 1770.
               41.        ii.       SARAH; b. 1772.
               42.        iii.       MARY; b. 1774; d. circa 1823.
               43.        iv.       STEPHEN; b. 14 Nov 1775; d. 26 Jun 1835 at Westport, Maine, at age 59.
               44.        v.       WESTBROOK; b. 1778; d. 26 Jun 1865 at Edgecomb, Maine.
               45.        vi.       ABIGAIL; b. Apr 1780; d. Sep 1796 at age 16.
               46.        vii.       EBENEZER; b. Apr 1782; d. Nov 1790 at age 8.
               47.       viii.       SAMUEL; b. Jun 1784; d. Jun 1801.
               48.        ix.       OLIVE; b. 11 Jun 1786; d. 5 Jan 1875 at Maine at age 88.
               49.        x.       THANKFUL; b. 5 Oct 1788; d. 16 Feb 1870 at age 81.
               50.        xi.       EBENEZER; b. 29 Jun 1791; d. 9 Jul 1870 at Westport, Maine, at age 79.
       
        12. SAMUEL3 GREENLEAF (Samuel2, Stephen1); b. 1749; m. Abigail Sheldon say 1780; d. at Westport, Maine.
       
        The only known child of Samuel3 Greenleaf and Abigail Sheldon was:
               51.        i.       ZEBULON4; b. 1781; d. 1823 at Westport, Maine.
       
        13. ENOCH3 GREENLEAF (Samuel2, Stephen1); b. 1751.
       
        The two known children of Enoch3 Greenleaf and an unknown spouse were as follows:
               52.        i.       ABIGAIL4; b. say 1785; m. (--?--) Harding.
               53.        ii.       HENRY; b. say 1788; m. Paulina Dunton circa 1810; d. 14 Oct 1850.
        He lived at Trevett on Barter's Island, Boothbay, Maine.
       
        15. BENJAMIN3 GREENLEAF (Samuel2, Stephen1); b. 8 Sep 1759; m. Rachel Arnold 7 Jan 1784; d. 2 Nov 1843 at Wiscasset, Maine, at age 84.
       
        RACHEL ARNOLD was born on 25 Dec 1765. She died on 2 Apr 1828 at age 62.
        The 10 known children of Benjamin3 Greenleaf and Rachel Arnold were as follows:
               54.        i.       ELIZA (BETSEY)4; b. 26 Dec 1784; m. Henry Adams say 1805; d. 22 Sep 1875 at age 90.
               55.        ii.       BENJAMIN; b. 7 Apr 1786; m. Nancy Pressy say 1807; m. Nancy Murphy 24 Aug 1823; d. 8 Apr 1849 at age 63.
               56.        iii.       SAMUEL; b. 19 Apr 1788; m. Abigail G. Lowell, daughter of John Lowell and Mary Groves, 25 Nov 1817; d. 20 Feb 1857 at age 68.
               57.        iv.       SPENCER; b. 4 Mar 1790; d. 18 Apr 1857 at age 67.
               58.        v.       ABIGAIL; b. 4 Dec 1791; d. 14 May 1828 at age 36.
               59.        vi.       POLLY; b. 23 Nov 1793.
               60.        vii.       JOSEPH; b. 9 Oct 1795; d. 10 Apr 1817 at age 21.
               61.       viii.       REBECCA; b. 29 Aug 1797; d. 19 Dec 1830 at age 33.
               62.        ix.       LYDIA; b. 6 Aug 1799; d. 12 Aug 1876 at age 77.
               63.        x.       EBENEZER; b. 9 Aug 1801; d. 16 Apr 1831 at age 29.
       
        18. EBENEZER3 GREENLEAF (Ebenezer2, Stephen1); b. Oct 1746 at Woolwich, Maine; m. Mary Preble, daughter of Abraham Preble and Mary Kincaid, 16 Feb 1769 at Wiscasset, Maine.
        On 6 Feb 1766 at Woolwich, Maine, two years after the death of his father, Ebenezer Greenleaf, "minor" received a deed from his grandfather, Stephen, for 50 acres of land in Woolwich, Maine (Wiscasset Probate, Book 5, p. 18) and entered into an agreement to care for his grandfather and grandmother (Stephen and Mary) the rest of their days - Ebenezer was a minor at that time. Ebenezer sold this property to Stephen Greenleaf (his first cousin) of Edgecomb on April 14, 1774 (Wiscasset Probate, Book 21, p. 271) two years after his grandfather, Stephen, had died. Ebenezer Greenleaf of Woolwich was among those listed as fit for training May 25, 1776 (Woolwich record). He and Mary Preble moved to Whitefield, Maine, after 1776, apparently first settling near the Sheepscot River at Kings Mills, but soon after moved to Hunts Meadow, where he took up an extensive claim just below the Preble cemetery on the present day Hunts Meadow Road.
       
        MARY PREBLE was born on 27 May 1747 at Pownalborough (Whitefield), Maine. She died in 1822 at Whitefield, Maine.
        The nine known children of Ebenezer3 Greenleaf and Mary Preble were as follows:
               64.        i.       LOIS4; b. 22 Oct 1768 at Woolwich, Maine; m. George Bolton say 1789.
        She and George Bolton lived at Sydney, Maine.
               65.        ii.       JAMES; b. 9 Apr 1770 at Woolwich, Maine; m. Olive Bickford say 1791; d. 1827.
        He and Olive Bickford lived at Whitefield, Maine.
               66.        iii.       STEPHEN; b. 13 Feb 1772 at Woolwich, Maine; he and Lydia Wheeler filed a marriage intention 16 Jan 1796 at Pittston, Maine; d. 1815.
               67.        iv.       HANNAH; m. Daniel Howard.
        She and Daniel Howard lived at Alna, Maine.
               68.        v.       OLIVE; b. 13 Dec 1777; m. Eliphet Blackman.
        She and Eliphet Blackman lived at Whitefield, Maine.
               69.        vi.       SUSAN; m. Nehemiah Turner.
        She and Nehemiah Turner lived at Palermo, Maine.
               70.        vii.       SARAH; m. Timothy Weymouth.
        She and Timothy Weymouth lived at Appleton, Maine.
               71.       viii.       MARY; b. 3 Apr 1781 at Hunt's Meadow, Whitefield, Maine; she and Ebenezer Vose filed a marriage intention 8 Mar 1798 at Pittston, Maine; d. 23 Jul 1846 at Kingfield, Maine, at age 65; bur. at Riverside Cemetery, Kingfield, Maine.
        She was also known as POLLY GREENLEAF. She and Ebenezer Vose arrived on 4 Mar 1816 at Kingfield, Maine, from Mercer, Maine through heavy snow and woods.
               72.        ix.       ISABELLA; b. 27 Feb 1790.
       
        19. EBENEZER3 GREENLEAF (Joseph2, Stephen1); b. 1753 at Woolwich, Maine; m. Elizabeth Chapman 12 Jul 1775 at Pownalborough (Wiscasset), Maine; d. 15 Aug 1817 at Starks, Maine.
       
        The 11 known children of Ebenezer3 Greenleaf and Elizabeth Chapman were as follows:
               73.        i.       JOSEPH4; b. 29 Dec 1775; d. 1816 at Maine.
               74.        ii.       DANIEL; b. 25 Oct 1777; d. 30 Dec 1852 at age 75.
               75.        iii.       SARAH; b. 1 Oct 1779.
               76.        iv.       JOHN; b. 6 Oct 1781.
               77.        v.       BETSEY; b. 30 Nov 1784.
               78.        vi.       DORCAS; b. 9 Mar 1787.
               79.        vii.       EBENEZER; b. 19 Apr 1789.
               80.       viii.       AMY; b. 9 Jun 1791.
               81.        ix.       ELI; b. 25 Jun 1793.
               82.        x.       ANNA; b. 9 Jul 1796.
               83.        xi.       ASA; b. 6 Apr 1800.
       
        20. JOHN3 GREENLEAF (Joseph2, Stephen1); b. 6 Nov 1755 at Gewnky Neck, Woolwich, Maine; m. Anna Pierce Roberts 29 Dec 1781 at Maine; d. 5 Jun 1846 at Starks, Maine, at age 90.
        He and Anna Pierce Roberts had 12 children. They were all born in Starks.
       
        ANNA PIERCE ROBERTS was born in 1761 at Wiscasset, Maine. She died on 27 Apr 1853 at Maine.
        The 12 known children of John3 Greenleaf and Anna Pierce Roberts were as follows:
               84.        i.       JOHN4; b. 12 Oct 1782 at Starks, Maine; d. 5 Jun 1854 at Holliston, Massachusetts, at age 71.
               85.        ii.       SARAH (SALLY); b. 10 Jul 1784 at Starks, Maine; d. 11 Sep 1843 at age 59.
               86.        iii.       ANTHONY; b. 3 Jun 1786 at Starks, Maine; d. 9 Jan 1869 at age 82.
               87.        iv.       LEVI; b. 22 Aug 1788 at Starks, Maine; d. 30 May 1875 at Starks, Maine, at age 86.
               88.        v.       JOSEPH; b. 10 Mar 1790 at Starks, Maine; d. 17 Feb 1848 at age 57.
               89.        vi.       WILLIAM; b. 17 Mar 1792 at Starks, Maine; d. 4 May 1868 at Squirrel Island, Southport, Maine, at age 76.
               90.        vii.       STEPHEN; b. 26 Aug 1794 at Starks, Maine; d. 15 Oct 1881 at Starks, Maine, at age 87.
               91.       viii.       GEORGE; b. 27 Jan 1797 at Starks, Maine; d. 1869 at Waterloo, Missouri.
               92.        ix.       CYRUS; b. 14 Feb 1799 at Starks, Maine; d. 22 May 1820 at age 21.
               93.        x.       JOSHUA; b. 23 Jun 1801 at Starks, Maine; d. 18 Jan 1866 at Starks, Maine, at age 64.
               94.        xi.       RACHEL; b. 14 Aug 1803 at Starks, Maine; d. 26 Jan 1891 at Starks, Maine, at age 87.
               95.        xii.       ELIAS; b. 5 Sep 1805 at Starks, Maine; d. 22 Mar 1856 at age 50.
       
        24. JOSHUA3 GREENLEAF (Joseph2, Stephen1); b. 14 Jun 1765 at Wiscasset, Maine; m. Hannah Williamson 1790; d. 29 Sep 1856 at Mercer, Maine, at age 91.
       
        HANNAH WILLIAMSON was born on 14 Sep 1770 at Wiscasset, Maine. She died on 1 Nov 1859 at Mercer, Maine, at age 89.
        The nine known children of Joshua3 Greenleaf and Hannah Williamson were as follows:
               96.        i.       AMATA4; b. 1 Sep 1791; d. 31 Aug 1840 at age 48.
               97.        ii.       SETH; b. 26 Aug 1794 at Mercer, Maine; d. 20 Aug 1865 at Mercer, Maine, at age 70.
               98.        iii.       DORCAS; b. 6 Feb 1796; d. 5 Jul 1831 at age 35.
               99.        iv.       JAMES; b. 15 Feb 1798; d. 20 Mar 1846 at age 48.
               100.        v.       BETSEY; b. 14 Apr 1800; d. 21 Aug 1868 at Starks, Maine, at age 68.
               101.        vi.       HANNAH; b. 17 Nov 1803; d. 20 Feb 1841 at age 37.
               102.        vii.       JOSHUA; b. 22 Oct 1807; d. 3 Oct 1838 at age 30.
               103.       viii.       SERAPHINA; b. 17 May 1809; d. 7 Sep 1894 at Freedom, Maine, at age 85.
               104.        ix.       SARAH (SALLY); b. 24 Jul 1811; d. 26 Oct 1859 at age 48.
       


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