PIONEER GREENLEY FAMILY


 
1.  TIMOTHY GREENLEY, (son of TIMOTHY and RHODA (KILBOURN) GOSLEE) was born 20 May
1768 at Glastonbury, CT.  Note the change in surname.   Other siblings of TIMOTHY are JAMES,  PENELOPE, 
RHODA, POLLY, all with name of GOSLEE.

TIMOTHY GREENLEY left Glastonbury about 1790 and removed to Herkimer County, NY. He may have bought land in the present Town of Rodman as early as 1802. He was an overseer of roads in 1806, and in 1808 Ruel Canfield taught a school in part of TIMOTHY GREENLEY'S house in Rodman, near "The Corners." He died 19 Feb 1852 in Rodman and is buried in Fairview Cemetery. He married (1) 29 Mar 1782 in Litchfield, Herkimer County NY RUTH KELLOGG (daughter of SOLOMON and RUTH (KELLOGG) KELLOGG) who d 27 Mar 1813. Children, GREENLEY: 2 i FRANCIS GREENLEY 3 ii JAMES GREENLEY 4 iii ORASMUS GREENLEY 5 iv SOLOMON K. GREENLEY married VERONA BUEL, daughter of ZEBA and ZERVIAH (---) BUEL 6 v AMANDA GREENLEY married ORA COOLEY 7 vi GEORGE GREENLEY 8 vii LUCY ANN GREENLEY married MILO LOOMIS 9 viii ALBERT GREENLEY 10 ix ROBERT GREENLEY married LUCETA R. EDWARDS of Rodman 11 x SOPHIA GREENLEY married LORENZO GLASS TIMOTHY GREENLEY married (2) SALLY (---) who died 2 Apr 1837 aged 56 years.

For further information, contact:
Helen McDonald

In addition, Brenda Greenley Rickman wrote in 1999: I have further data on the ancestors of this family, as well as dates of birth and death for TIMOTHY'S children. TIMOTHY was the brother of my grgrgrgrandfather Dr. THOMAS GREENLEY. The original family name was GOSLEE and was changed for unknown reasons to GREENLEY by TIMOTHY and THOMAS when they left Glastonbury CT just prior to 1800. THOMAS went to Hamilton, Madison Co and TIMOTHY settled in Jefferson Co. They had a third brother JAMES, who retained the original surname of GOSLEE, though he also moved to Madison Co NY settling in Eaton. Since this name change makes for very difficult research, thought you might want to include the name change info for anyone looking into this family. You may site my name and email address for anyone to contact if they would like more info. Brenda Greenley Rickman


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