Descendants of Archibald Greenfield



First Generation


1. Archibald Greenfield 1 2, son of Archibald Greenfield and Christian Booklass, was born on 24 Nov 1692 in Dunbar, Scotland and died in Aug 1769 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Lands Recorded; 2 May 1722; Newport, Newport Co., RI 3. Thomas Ward of Middletown, Hartford Co., CT, and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Mr. Thomas Starr, formerly of Newport, deceased, carpenter, conveyed unto thier brother, Archibald Greenfield of Newport, "a Piece of Land with a House upon it lying and being within the said Town of Newport which was granted by the Proprietors of said Newport to our Honoured Father Thomas Starr."

2. Emigrant Ancestor; Bef 1733; Salem, Essex Co., MA.

3. Lands Recorded; 1733-1734; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 4. Comfort Starr of Guilford, Conn; Comfort Starr of Danbury, Conn; Thomas Norton and wife Rachel, and Daniel Dennison and wife Rachel of New London; Archibald Greenfield and wife Hannah of Lyme; Jonathan James, Thomas Starr, and John Chester and wife Mary of Groton, Conn; John Sage and wife Hannah, Joseph Kenney and wife Mary, Joseph Starr and Elizabeth Ward of Middletown, Conn, and William Peabody and wife Jerusha of Little Compton, R.R., in 1733-4, release to Benjamin Starr of New London, their right in 400 acres of land "granted by the Assembly in the Province of the Mass. Bay in General Court 19 Oct 1658 unto the widow of Thomas Starr late of Charlestown and by the General Court of said province in Oct 1733 confirmed unto the said Benjamin and the rest of the descendants of the said widow."

4. Will; 1 Nov 1767; Salem, Essex Co., MA 1 5. Last Will and Testament of Archibald Greenfield IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. Archibald Greenfield of Salem in the county of Essex an New England. Mariner being weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given to God & calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, Do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following manner; that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executor hereafter named, And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner. In primis I give to my wife MARY GREENFIELD the rent of my dwelling house where her son THOMAS GAUTER and her son-in-law JOSEPH ANTHONY now dwell for the term of one year after my decease.

ITEM: I give to my Nephew JOHN LYALL and to his heirs and assign forever all my houses and lands in Queen Ann's County Maryland.
ITEM: I give to my wife MARY the use and improvement of my now dwelling house that stands in my garden with half the garden during her natural life . I also give to my said wife a large black walnut table and one iron pot which she shall choose and all her own household furniture which she brought with her to me and all the wood I have in the wood house and barn with the meat in the house.
ITEM: I give to my grandson ARCHIBALD GREENFIELD the son of JAMES GREENFIELD my bible and a silver spoon marked A.G.F.
ITEM: I give to my grandson JAMES GREENFIELD the son of STARR ARCHIBALD GREENFIELD a silver spoon marked A.G.F. & I .G.R .
ITEM: I give to my grandson GREENFIELD ALGER a silver spoon marked A.G.F. & A.R.G.
ITEM: I give to my grandson ARCHIBALD GREENFIELD son of STARR ARCHIBALD GREENFIELD my silver shoe buckles and knee buckles.
ITEM: I give to the wife of my son STARR ARCHIBALD GREENFIELD two silver teaspoons marked A.G.F.
ITEM: I give to the wife of my son JAMES two silver spoons marked A.G.F.
ITEM: I give two tea spoons to my daughter ELIZABETH ALGER
ITEM: I give to my daughter ELIZABETH ALGER and her heirs and assign forever one-fourth part of my estate both real and personal
ITEM: I give and bequeath to my two sons viz. STARR ARCHIBALD GREENFIELD and JAMES GREENFIELD and to their heirs and assign forever all the residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal.
Lastly I hereby constitute & appoint DAVID SMITH of Salem sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills and testaments ratify & confirming this my & no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal Nov. the First 1767. Signed sealed pronounced & declared by the said Archibald Greenfield as his last will and testament in the presence of

BENJ. BACON

JOSEPH X ANTHONY (his mark) ARCHIBALD X GREENFIELD {SEAL}

JOHN NATHING (his mark) **************************************************************** Essex County Court House Registry of Probate, Salem Mass [ vol. 345] Book 45 page 256 ****************************************************************

Archibald married Hannah Starr 6, daughter of Dr. Thomas Starr Jr. and Ruth Unknown [Starr], before 1715. (Hannah Starr was born about 1687.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 29 Nov 1717; Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT 6. Joseph Starr made distribution of the estate of Jehoshaphat Starr to Capt. Thos. Ward in right of his wife Elizabeth, and to Hannah Greenfield, both sisters of the sd. deceased.

2. Lands Recorded; 1733-1734; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 4. Comfort Starr of Guilford, Conn; Comfort Starr of Danbury, Conn; Thomas Norton and wife Rachel, and Daniel Dennison and wife Rachel of New London; Archibald Greenfield and wife Hannah of Lyme; Jonathan James, Thomas Starr, and John Chester and wife Mary of Groton, Conn; John Sage and wife Hannah, Joseph Kenney and wife Mary, Joseph Starr and Elizabeth Ward of Middletown, Conn, and William Peabody and wife Jerusha of Little Compton, R.R., in 1733-4, release to Benjamin Starr of New London, their right in 400 acres of land "granted by the Assembly in the Province of the Mass. Bay in General Court 19 Oct 1658 unto the widow of Thomas Starr late of Charlestown and by the General Court of said province in Oct 1733 confirmed unto the said Benjamin and the rest of the descendants of the said widow."


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. James Greenfield 1 7 was born in 1715 in Newport, Newport Co., RI 1, was baptized on 5 Nov 1738 in First Church, New London, CT and died after 1 Nov 1767 1.
   3 M    ii. Archibald Starr Greenfield 7 was born in 1718 and died on 1 May 1793.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1 Nov 1767; Salem, Essex Co., MA 1 5. Received half of residue of his father's estate.

Archibald married Sarah Van Zandt.

   4 F    iii. Elizabeth Greenfield 7 was born in 1723 and died in Jan 1814.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1 Nov 1767; Salem, Essex Co., MA 1 5. Received one quarter of her father's estate, named as Elizabeth Alger.

Archibald next married Sarah Bacon on 31 May 1733 in Salem, Essex Co., MA 9.

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 31 May 1733; Salem, Essex Co., MA 9. Archebald Greenfeild & Sarah Bacon

Archibald next married Mary Platt on 10 Jan 1739/40 in Huntington, New York.

Archibald next married Mary White Gautier on 31 Dec 1757 in Salem, Essex Co., MA 9.

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 31 Dec 1757; Salem, Essex Co., MA 9. Archibald Greenfield & wid. Mary Gautier, int. 31 Dec 1757


Second Generation (Children)


2. James Greenfield 1 7 (Archibald1) was born in 1715 in Newport, Newport Co., RI 1, was baptized on 5 Nov 1738 in First Church, New London, CT and died after 1 Nov 1767 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1 Nov 1767; Salem, Essex Co., MA 1 5. Received half of residue of his father's estate.

James married Elizabeth Raymond 10, daughter of Sands Raymond and Elizabeth Unknown (Raymond), on 25 Jan 1740/41 in New London, New London Co., CT 8. (Elizabeth Raymond was born about 1720 in New London, New London Co., CT.)

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 25 Jan 1740/41; New London, New London Co., CT 8.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 5 M    i. Enos Greenfield 1 2 was born in 1749 in Lyme, New London, CT 1 and died on 23 Nov 1824 in Pompey, Ononodaga Co., NY 1.
   6 M    ii. Archibald Greenfield 1 7 was born about 1748 in New London, New London Co., CT 1 and died in May 1823 in Sampronius, Cayuga Co., NY 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth; Abt 1748; New London, New London Co., CT 1.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1 Nov 1767; Salem, Essex Co., MA 1 5. Received a bible and a sliver spoon marked A.G.F. from his grandfather, Archibald Greenfield.

   7 M    iii. Raymond Greenfield 7 11 was born on 21 Jan 1743/44 in New London, New London Co., CT 11 and died in Dec 1821 in Sempronius, Cayuga Co., NY.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 21 Jan 1743/44; New London, New London Co., CT 11. Raymond Greenfield, son of James Greenfield & Elizabeth

   8 F    iv. Sarah Greenfield 11 was born on 30 Jun 1742 in New London, New London Co., CT 11.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 30 Jun 1742; New London, New London Co., CT 11. Sarah Greenfield, dau of James Greenfield & Elizabeth

   9 M    v. Bethuel Greenfield 7 was born in 1750 in New London, New London Co., CT 1 and died in Mar 1833 in Trenton, Onieda Co., NY 1.
   10 M    vi. William Greenfield 7 was born on 16 Dec 1756 in New London, New London Co., CT and died on 18 Sep 1829 in Fairfield, OH.
   11 M    vii. James Greenfield 7 was born on 25 Dec 1753 in New London, New London Co., CT and died on 23 Jan 1812 in Russia, Herkimer Co., NY.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


5. Enos Greenfield 1 2 (James2, Archibald1) was born in 1749 in Lyme, New London, CT 1 and died on 23 Nov 1824 in Pompey, Ononodaga Co., NY 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Revolutionary War Service; Apr 1776; Connecticut 12. Captain Hale's Company, Col. Webb's Regiment, payroll for the month of April 1776, dated 10 Jun 1776. Private Enos Greenfield 2-0-0

Casualties in Capt. Hale's Company, Col. Webb's Regiment - 1776
June 8 - Enos Greenfield returned from 12 Days command.

2. Census; 1790; Washington Co., NY 13. 02-01-05-00-00

3. Census; 1810; Saratoga Co., NY 14. 00001-00001

Enos married Mary Curtis, daughter of John Curtis and Margaret Davis, about 1769. (Mary Curtis was born in 1750 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI and died on 26 Apr 1775.)


Children from this marriage were:

   12 M    i. John Greenfield 7 was born in Saratoga Co., NY.
   13 F    ii. Mary Greenfield 7 was born on 26 Apr 1775 in New London, New London Co., CT, died on 10 Oct 1841 in Pompey, Ononodaga Co., NY and was buried in Hilltop Cemetery, (Pompey Hill), Pompey, NY.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Gravestone; 10 Oct 1841; Hilltop Cemetery, (Pompey Hill), Pompey, NY 15. Grimes, Mary Greenfield d. Oct. 10, 1841, ae. 66-5-14, w/o Thomas

Mary married Thomas Grimes on 25 Dec 1794. (Thomas Grimes was born on 17 Nov 1769 in Hoosick, Rensselear Co., NY, died on 11 Apr 1847 in Pompey, Ononodaga Co., NY and was buried in Hilltop Cemetery, (Pompey Hill), Pompey, NY.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Lands Recorded - Sold; 31 Dec 1835; Pompey, Ononodaga Co., NY 16. FHL microfilm 873,062
Onondaga Co., New York Deed Book 66:65

Grantors: Mary & Thomas Grimes
Mary "his wife"
Residence: Pompey Lot 78r
Lots 78 & 79
Grantees: A. Van Woert
[Abraham Van Woert]
Residence: LaFayette, Onondaga Co.

Location of Land: State: New York
County/Twp or Town: Pompey/Onondaga Co.
Amt. Paid: $2900 Acres: 109 Lots: 78 & 79 Pompey

Date made: 31 Dec. 1835
Date recorded: 10 Apr. 1837 1 P.M.
Thomas signed
Mary signed with mark
Wit: Horace Wheaton attested to signature of Mary Grimes

Description of land: North by lands of Timothy Copit, Calvin Copit,
Rensselaer Johnson, and John Anderson; east by the highway; south by the
highway; west by lands of John Nearing containing 109 acres .

Notes: faint but clear writing. Mary examined privately 29 May
1836. Horace Wheaton Comm[issione]r of Deeds.

A. Edwards, Clerk

Repository: FHL SLC
Date of abstract: 14 May 1999
by Margaret P. Swanson

2. Census; 1840; Pompey, Ononodaga Co., NY 17.

3. Gravestone; 11 Apr 1847; Hilltop Cemetery, (Pompey Hill), Pompey, NY 15. Grimes, Thomas d. Apr. 11, 1847, ae. 77-4-24

   14 M    iii. James Greenfield 7 was born in NY and died after 1840.


Sources


1. Judy Gresko's Family Cairn, (http://net2.netacc.net/~jscott/cairn.html Website with Greenfield, Hitchcock, and others).

2. Charles Wilcox, Charles Wilcox Family File, (chucktrains@email.msn.com).

3. Hosea Starr Ballou, Dr Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War, and his Family Connections, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 89, April 1935, p 172 & subsequent). Vol 91, p 75.

4. Henry R. Waite, Starr - deed from Worchester Co., MA, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 31, p 330).

5. Essex County Court House Registry of Probate, Salem Mass, ([ vol. 345] Book 45 page 256).

6. Hosea Starr Ballou, Dr Thomas Starr, Surgeon in the Pequot War, and his Family Connections, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 89, April 1935, p 172 & subsequent). Vol 91, p 74.

7. Judy Greko.

8. The Barbour Collection, (The Connecticut Nutmegger; on-going series). New London Marriages, Vol 23, No 1, June 1990, p. 40.

9. Vital Records of Salem, Essex Co., MA, (Search & Research CD). Vol 3, p 447.

10. Samuel Raymond, Genealogies of the Raymond Families of New England, 1630-1886, (J.J. Little & Co. Press, New York 1886). p 9.

11. The Barbour Collection, (The Connecticut Nutmegger; on-going series). Film # 0002919.

12. Connecticut Historical Society, Rolls & Lists of Connecticut Men in the Revolution, 1775-1783, (Hartford, 1901). p 29-30.

13. 1790 New York Federal Census. p 90.

14. 1810 New York Federal Census. p 208.

15. Gravestone, Hilltop Cemetery, Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY, (Onondaga Co., NY, GenWeb site).

16. Onondaga Co., New York Deed Book 66:65, (FHL microfilm 873,062). Courtesy of Margaret Swanson; mswanson@impulse.net.

17. 1840 Census, Pompey, Ononodaga Co., NY.

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