John Portineus Greene, Reverend

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John Portineus Greene, Reverend

Birthplace: Newport, Herkimer, NY, USA
Death: Died in Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Greene 1751 and Anna Greene
Husband of Mary Elizabeth Greene Young and Rhoda Greene
Father of Mary Emma Greene; Evan Melbourne Greene and John Young Greene

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About John Portineus Greene, Reverend

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...John Portineus Greene (3 September 1793 – 20 September 1844) was an early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement...."

:...Greene was born in Herkimer, New York. He was a Methodist minister at Mendon, New York. He was friends with Heber C. Kimball and they claimed to witness signs in the Heavens on September 22nd, 1827. He later met Latter Day Saint missionary Samuel Harrison Smith, who sold Greene a copy of the Book of Mormon. Greene later joined the Latter Day Saint church, as did the family of his wife Rhoda, which included Brigham Young..."

"...Greene would serve a total of 11 missions for the church. In May 1834 Greene baptized three people while serving as a missionary in Villanova, Chautauqua County, New York. He was the original president of the Eastern States Mission in May 1839. He published a pamphlet about the 1838 expulsion of the Mormons from Missouri in 1839..."

"...Greene was the chief of police in Nauvoo, Illinois in 1844. As such he supervised the destruction of the press of the Nauvoo Expositor. When Joseph Smith, Jr. and his brother Hyrum Smith submitted to incarceration in Carthage, Greene was part of a select group of men that accompanied them to the Carthage Jail..."


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John Portineus Greene, Reverend's Timeline

September 3, 1793
Newport, Herkimer, NY, USA
February 11, 1813
Age 19
December 22, 1814
Age 21
Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, USA
September 2, 1826
Age 32
Mentz, Cayuga, NY, USA
January 8, 1843
Age 49
Batavia, Genesee, NY, USA
September 10, 1844
Age 51
Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA