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Biographical Sketch of William Ellery Greene

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Greene, William Ellery, Vergennes, was born in Vergennes, Vt., on August 2, 1810. He has been a member of the common council, a commissioner, and also a quartermaster in the militia. He served five years as an apprentice at the tailor trade, and at the age of twenty-one years he went to New York city as a journeyman, and in 1833 he returned to Vergennes, Vt., where lie has since engaged in the merchant tailoring business, and also is connected with a large lumber business, and is now largely interested in the manufacture of scales and the raising of blooded and graded stock. He was married on August 15, 1836, to Ann Jane Sherrill, who was born in Vergennes, Vt., on September 27, 181’7. They have had a family of ten children born to them, five of whom are living- John E., Fanny, Laura, Lucy, and William E. Ann Jane was a daughter of Elliott and Laura (Bellamy) Sherrill. William E. was a son of John and Hannah (Beers) Greene. She was born in Newtown, Conn., in 1775, and he was born in Rhode Island in 1777. He died in October, 1823. They settled in Vergennes, Vt., about 7 804, where they were married. They had a family of five children born to them, two of whom are now living-Lucy H. and William E. John Greene was the first druggist of Vergennes, Vt., and was also postmaster for many years. Hannah Greene died in Montreal in 1833, of cholera.


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