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Elihu Greene

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Potowomut, Kent County, Rhode Island
Death: circa August 1, 1827 (76-84)
Rhode Island, United States
Place of Burial: Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Greene and Mary Greene
Husband of Jane "Jenny" Greene
Father of Franklin Greene; Celia Greene; Sarah Greene and Jane Greene
Brother of Phebe Greene; Jacob Greene; Maj. General Nathanael Greene (Continental Army); Christopher Kitt Greene; Perry M. Greene and 2 others
Half brother of Benjamin Greene and Thomas Greene

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About Elihu Greene

Ref.: < >, Elihu Greene, Old Forge Burial Ground, Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island. ~Husband of: Jane Flagg: m. 5 Dec 1775

Ref.: E & C Greene Records, 1786-1830: []

Elihu and his brother Christopher were both involved in the family's iron forge at Potowomut and had a mercantile partnership ( E. &C. Greene). Their close relationship is reflected in the name of one their sloops, Two Brothers. Their partnership began circa 1786 and they conducted business locally, as well as up and down the east coast. They shipped iron iron products (especially anchors), staple goods, produce, milling of grain, shoe repair and sales, wool spinning, medicine and alcohol. Though Elihu died in 1827, it appears that Christopher kept the business going until his death in 1830.


Clarke, Louise Brownell. The Greenes of Rhode Island with Historical Records of English Ancestry, 127-128 and 210-211. New York, 1903.

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Elihu Greene's Timeline

December 10, 1746
Potowomut, Kent County, Rhode Island
September 3, 1780
Age 33
Potowomut, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States
August 1, 1827
Age 80
Rhode Island, United States
Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States