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Philip Greene Family


 

 

Descendants of Philip Greene

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Rev Philip19 Greene  (John18, Richard17, Richard16, Thomas15, John14, Richard13, Richard12, Robert11, John10, Thomas9 De Greene, Thomas8, Thomas7, Henry6, Thomas5, Thomas De Greene4 De Boketon, John De Greene3, Walter2, Alexander1) was born 17 Jul 1789 in Warwick RI, and died 24 Jan 1869 in Lumberport, Harrison Co., West Virginia.  He married Martha Brooks 19 Jul 1821 in Ohio, daughter of Gideon Brooks and Clarissa Pond.  She was born 17 Jul 1798 in Cheshire Co., Connecticut, and died 18 Feb 1858 in Independence Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

                                                                         

Notes for Rev Philip Greene:

Taken from the History of Washington County by H Z Williams

pg 573 - 574

In 1816, in section twenty-six, at Lower Newport, a hewed log school-house was erected on the land then owned by Philip Greene, George Greenwood was the first teacher in this building, which stood near by the Ohio River.

 

pg 575

As early as 1815, at Lower Newport settlement in section sixteen, on the bank of the Ohio, there was a Methodist church. The building was of hewed logs, and stood on the land of Philip Greene, now owned by Henry Sheets. Philip Greene early became a Methodist minister, and it is probable that he was the means of having the church built, and that he was its first preacher. The house has long since disappeared.

 

Taken from minutes of the Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church for the year 1870 Vol XIII New York

 

        Philip Greene was born in the town of Warwick, Kent County, R. I., July 17, 1789. He was the tenth child of John and Mary Greene. When he was five [sic. seven] years old his father removed from Rhode Island to the Northwest Territory and settled at what is now Belpre, where he remained two years; then removed seventeen miles up the river to a place now called Newport, in Washington County, Ohio, where some of his relatives yet live. In that early day an Indian war* was on hand, and scarcely any literary advantages to be had; the land was heavily wooded; farms had to be made in the forest, the country defended, and family wants supplied by dint of industry and care. Under such circumstances the venerable Father Greene got his education. God knew the toils and labors that our fathers would have to endure with cultivating Immanuel's fields, and wisely called the men inured to hardship to do the work.

        In his youth Father Greene had been a wild boy, and fond of fun; and readily shook off his convictions and the instructions of pious friends until affliction and the death of a dear friend aroused his slumbering fears, which brought him to a full sense of his lost condition. His energy of character, as seen in after life began to be seen. He sought a home in the Methodist Episcopal Church near Newport, Ohio, joining as a probationer on June 18, 1813. In July of the same year, he was converted at a camp-meeting near Parkersburg, Va., and at once commenced praying with and exhorting sinners whenever he had opportunity. His labors were owned and blessed by God in the awakening of many souls, so that, on the 26th day of July 1814, J. C. Hatton gave him license to exhort; and in July 1816, David Young gave him a license to preach, which he faithfully used for one year, when he entered the traveling connection, and continued forty-four years as an itinerant, doing the work of an evangelist.

        Father Greene's a talents were of the solid and useful kind, rather than ornamental; his speech was plain, and to the point, and his arguments were biblical. The ground he occupied extended from the head-waters of the Kanawha and the Monogahela to Lake Erie, the head of the Muskingum and its tributaries and the Alleghanies in Ohio, in Pittsburgh and West Virginia Conferences. His circuits were large, often three and four hundred miles round and from twenty to thirty preaching places in four weeks; often no roads, but paths with marks on trees for a guide; log-cabins for a home, course fare  and from $100 to $250 for [yearly] salary for himself and family; many deep and rapid waters to cross without bridges or ferries. One day with his family was often all that he could spare from his work in a round. No storms- either from the clouds, men, or devils - could change his mind, or stop him in his course. He had declared war against sin, and made no compromise with it either in high of low places. He was a man of kind feelings and warm heart. He loved his friends and the Church more that life; and now standing rebuke to every timid and ease-loving Methodist preacher. I have known him long and will, and for any appointment in particular, or for easy work, went to them as an obedient son in the Gospel, and did his work to the best of his ability. God owned him; and, through poor, we never wanted. He died near Lumberport, Harrison County, W. Wa., January 24, 1869, in full possession of all his mental powers, in a great old age, happy in God.

 

 

 

More About Rev Philip Greene:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

More About Martha Brooks:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

       

Children of Philip Greene and Martha Brooks are:

        2                 i.    Cornelia Maria Gilmore20 Greene, born 17 Jan 1823 in Canton, Stark Co., Ohio.  She married Lucien Paine Rogers 01 Apr 1852 in Harrison Co., (West) Virginia; born 19 Aug 1816.

+      3                ii.    George Alexis Greene, born 29 Oct 1824 in Canton, Stark Co., Ohio; died Bef. 1900.

+      4               iii.    Martha Brooks Greene, born 02 Jun 1827 in Burton, Geauga Co., Ohio; died 14 May 1899 in Indiana.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        3.  George Alexis20 Greene (Philip19, John18, Richard17, Richard16, Thomas15, John14, Richard13, Richard12, Robert11, John10, Thomas9 De Greene, Thomas8, Thomas7, Henry6, Thomas5, Thomas De Greene4 De Boketon, John De Greene3, Walter2, Alexander1) was born 29 Oct 1824 in Canton, Stark Co., Ohio, and died Bef. 1900.  He married (1) Susan Bernice Miller 31 Jul 1844 in Meadville, Crawford PA.  She was born 31 Jul 1825 in Watertown ,NY, and died 10 Feb 1850 in Pittsburg, PA.  He married (2) Henrietta Maria Fishburn 29 Dec 1853.  She was born Abt. 1825 in Louisiana, and died Aft. 1880.

 

More About Henrietta Maria Fishburn:

Residence: Bet. 1870 - 1880, East Feliciana, Louisiana

       

Children of George Greene and Susan Miller are:

        5                 i.    Clara Marian21 Greene, born 21 May 1845 in Ashtabula, Ohio.  She married Horatio M. Herne.

        6                ii.    George Cecil Greene, born 08 Jul 1848 in Winsor, Ashtabula Co., Ohio; died in youth.

        7               iii.    Susan Bernice Greene, born 03 Feb 1850 in Ashtabula, Ohio.  She married James Reed.

 

       

Children of George Greene and Henrietta Fishburn are:

        8                 i.    Theresa21 Greene, born 03 Oct 1856; died Aft. 1880.

        9                ii.    William Temple Greene, born Oct 1854; died Aft. 1880.

        10             iii.    Martha Brooks Greene, born 06 Oct 1858; died 06 Aug 1863.

        11             iv.    Matilda Hendrick Greene, born 06 Sep 1860; died 16 Aug 1863.

        12              v.    George Alexis Jr Greene, born 17 Nov 1862; died Aft. 1880.

 

 

        4.  Martha Brooks20 Greene (Philip19, John18, Richard17, Richard16, Thomas15, John14, Richard13, Richard12, Robert11, John10, Thomas9 De Greene, Thomas8, Thomas7, Henry6, Thomas5, Thomas De Greene4 De Boketon, John De Greene3, Walter2, Alexander1) was born 02 Jun 1827 in Burton, Geauga Co., Ohio, and died 14 May 1899 in Indiana.  She married William Elston Decker 14 Dec 1846 in Ohio, son of Abraham Decker and Margaret Rea.  He was born 11 Feb 1826 in VA, and died 18 Mar 1905 in Anderson, Madison Co, Indiana.

 

Notes for William Elston Decker:

 

 

 

More About William Elston Decker:

Occupation 1: 1860, Farmer

Occupation 2: 1880, Oil Producer

Residence: Bet. 1860 - 1880, Independence Twp., Washington Co., Ohio

       

Children of Martha Greene and William Decker are:

+      13               i.    Willis Greene21 Decker, born 19 Mar 1848 in Indepence Twp., Washington Co., Ohio; died 08 Nov 1938.

+      14              ii.    Frederick Roscoe Decker, born 15 Jul 1850 in Monroe Co., Ohio.

+      15             iii.    George Martin Decker, born 27 Apr 1852 in Washington Co., Ohio; died 20 Jul 1932.

+      16             iv.    Rasselas Monroe Decker, born 20 Nov 1854 in Washington Co., Ohio; died 09 Oct 1943.

        17              v.    Mary Elizabeth Decker, born 07 Nov 1856.  She married Fletcher Markey 14 Jun 1874.

+      18             vi.    Philip Greene Decker, born 07 Nov 1858 in Washington Co., Ohio; died 09 Apr 1939.

        19            vii.    Nannie Emma G. Decker, born 18 Dec 1861 in Washington Co, OH; died 25 Aug 1943.  She married Dr. P E McWilliams 1903.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        13.  Willis Greene21 Decker (Martha Brooks20 Greene, Philip19, John18, Richard17, Richard16, Thomas15, John14, Richard13, Richard12, Robert11, John10, Thomas9 De Greene, Thomas8, Thomas7, Henry6, Thomas5, Thomas De Greene4 De Boketon, John De Greene3, Walter2, Alexander1) was born 19 Mar 1848 in Indepence Twp., Washington Co., Ohio, and died 08 Nov 1938.  He married Deborah Ann Perkins 15 Jun 1878.  She was born 28 Jan 1847 in Ohio, and died 19 Jan 1920.

 

More About Willis Greene Decker:

Occupation: Bet. 1880 - 1900, Oil Producer

Residence 1: 1880, Aurelius Twp., Washington Co., Ohio

Residence 2: 1900, Summit Twp. Monroe Co., Ohio

       

Children of Willis Decker and Deborah Perkins are:

        20               i.    Royal Burris22 Decker, born 27 Apr 1884 in Macksburg, Washington Co., Ohio; died 30 Oct 1937 in Monroe Co., Ohio.  He married Louise Albert Okey 21 Sep 1907 in Muskingum Co., Ohio; born 03 Aug 1890 in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio; died 30 Jun 1956 in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio.

 

More About Royal Burris Decker:

Nickname: Roy

Occupation: 1930, Contractor

Residence: Bet. 1910 - 1930, Woodsfield Ohio

 

More About Louise Albert Okey:

Burial: Woodsfield Cemetery, Monroe Co., Ohio

 

        21              ii.    William Benson Decker, born 30 Aug 1880 in Monroe Co., Ohio; died Aft. 1930.  He married Ina V Tschappatt 17 May 1905 in Monroe Co., Ohio; born 11 Jun 1889; died Jul 1975 in Harrison Co., Ohio.

 

 

        14.  Frederick Roscoe21 Decker (Martha Brooks20 Greene, Philip19, John18, Richard17, Richard16, Thomas15, John14, Richard13, Richard12, Robert11, John10, Thomas9 De Greene, Thomas8, Thomas7, Henry6, Thomas5, Thomas De Greene4 De Boketon, John De Greene3, Walter2, Alexander1) was born 15 Jul 1850 in Monroe Co., Ohio.  He married Mary A Clancy 13 May 1869 in Washington Co., Ohio.  She was born Abt. 1840 in Ohio.

       

Children of Frederick Decker and Mary Clancy are:

        22               i.    Elizabeth22 Decker, born 01 May 1871 in Harmar, Washington Co., Ohio.

        23              ii.    Fred Decker, born 01 May 1881 in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio.

 

Notes for Fred Decker:

NOTE: check out this connection

 

Dorothy Marie Horne Decker, 88, of Vienna passed away Friday, March 25, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

 

 

She was born Feb. 4, 1917, in Red Springs, N.C., a daughter of the late William and Clara Callahan Horne.

 

Dorothy was a graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., with a B.A. in arts and history. She was an art teacher and an outstanding local artist with paintings and portraits of family and other prominent officials that are displayed in local, state and national exhibits. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two sons, Fred A. Decker III of Charleston, W.Va., and Daniel H. Decker of Vienna; one daughter, Julie Weaver of Vienna; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Louise Ailor of Richmond, Va.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred A. Decker Jr., and one brother, William Van Horne.

 

Memorial services will be 6 p.m. Monday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor Jim Mike Ward officiating. Family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Artsbridge of Parkersburg, 935 Market St., or the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

        15.  George Martin21 Decker (Martha Brooks20 Greene, Philip19, John18, Richard17, Richard16, Thomas15, John14, Richard13, Richard12, Robert11, John10, Thomas9 De Greene, Thomas8, Thomas7, Henry6, Thomas5, Thomas De Greene4 De Boketon, John De Greene3, Walter2, Alexander1) was born 27 Apr 1852 in Washington Co., Ohio, and died 20 Jul 1932.  He married Louise B Montrose 16 Mar 1873 in Washington Co., Ohio.  She was born Abt. 1844 in Ohio.

       

Children of George Decker and Louise Montrose are:

        24               i.    Linet Belle22 Decker, born 19 Dec 1874.

        25              ii.    Montrose Arthur Decker, born 09 Feb 1880; died 12 Feb 1953.

        26             iii.    Child Decker, born 11 Nov 1883.

 

 

        16.  Rasselas Monroe21 Decker (Martha Brooks20 Greene, Philip19, John18, Richard17, Richard16, Thomas15, John14, Richard13, Richard12, Robert11, John10, Thomas9 De Greene, Thomas8, Thomas7, Henry6, Thomas5, Thomas De Greene4 De Boketon, John De Greene3, Walter2, Alexander1) was born 20 Nov 1854 in Washington Co., Ohio, and died 09 Oct 1943.  He married Samantha Harry 28 Dec 1879, daughter of Joseph Harry and Amanda Griest.  She was born 15 Oct 1851 in West Lebanon, Wayne, Ohio.

 

More About Rasselas Monroe Decker:

Residence: 1900, Anderson Twp., Madison Co., Indiana

       

Children of Rasselas Decker and Samantha Harry are:

        27               i.    Harry Elston22 Decker, born 09 Apr 1884 in Macksburg, Washington Co., Ohio.

        28              ii.    Child Decker, born Bet. 1881 - 1900.

 

 

        18.  Philip Greene21 Decker (Martha Brooks20 Greene, Philip19, John18, Richard17, Richard16, Thomas15, John14, Richard13, Richard12, Robert11, John10, Thomas9 De Greene, Thomas8, Thomas7, Henry6, Thomas5, Thomas De Greene4 De Boketon, John De Greene3, Walter2, Alexander1) was born 07 Nov 1858 in Washington Co., Ohio, and died 09 Apr 1939.  He married Phebe Rapp 26 Dec 1880.  She was born Nov 1859 in Germany.

 

More About Philip Greene Decker:

Occupation: 1900, Gas Well Contractor

Residence: 1900, Anderson Twp., Madison Co., Indiana

       

Children of Philip Decker and Phebe Rapp are:

        29               i.    P. G.22 Decker, born Oct 1882.

        30              ii.    Howard Decker, born 25 Apr 1884.

        31             iii.    Martha Decker, born Jul 1883.

        32             iv.    Fred Decker, born Apr 1886.

        33              v.    Elnora Decker, born May 1890.

        34             vi.    Ruth D. Decker, born Mar 1895.