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Subject: Re: [GREATON] Lee Greaton
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 03:38:09 -0000


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Here is what I know about Lee Greaton, and I would appreciate any info that you might have that would provide further illumination:

He was b. ca. 1795, prob. in Ellington, Tolland Cty, CT; m. Rhoda Lovejoy, New Portland, ME, 10 Jun. 1815; d. 1843, New Vineyard, ME.

Children, several, including: 1. Mary (b. 9 Jan. 1829, New Vineyard; m. Jairus Furbish, 11 Nov. 1848, New Vineyard; d. 7 Nov. 1896 in Presque Isle, ME). 2. Aurelia W. (b. ca. 1832).

The identity of Lee's parents is uncertain. The best available evidence, however, suggests that he was born in Ellington, CT, the son of Nathan Greaton. Lee appears for the first time in the U.S. Cen. in 1820, living in New Vineyard, ME. From this record, and the 1830 Census, it is clear that he was born in the early 1790s. Lee was married in New Portland in 1815, and it is likely that he was living there, or near there, with his parents prior to that date. In 1820, Nathan Greaton and Leonard Greaton also appear in ME for the first time in the U.S. Cen.; in New Portland and Starks, respectively, two towns that are both very close to New Vineyard. No other Greatons appear in the U.S. Cen. in Somerset Cty during this period. Both Nathan and Leonard appear in the 1810 U.S. Cen. for Wilbraham, Hampshire Cty, MA. Prior to that, Nathan Greaton appears in the 1790 and 1800 U.S. Cen. in Ellington, Tolland Cty, CT. According to these records, while Nathan lived in Ellington, he and h!
is wife had at least three sons during the 1790s, strongly suggesting that Lee was one of his sons. Leonard was likely a brother of Lee. Nathan was likely b. 28 Jul. 1759, in Spencer, Worcester Cty, MA, the son of James Greaton and Hannah Baldwin.

Sources: M. Int. Mr. Lee Graton of New Portland, ME and Miss Rhoda Lovejoy of Starks, ME, 10 Jun. 1815, New Portland TR, p. 34; DC Mary Furbish, 7 Nov. 1896, State of ME Department of Human Services (naming parents Lee Greaton and Rhoda Lovejoy); "Administration of the Estate of Lee Greaton," 1844-45, Franklin Cty Probate Court, Farmington, ME, Docket #182; 1820 U.S. Cen., New Vineyard, Somerset, Cty, ME, p. 310 (Lee Greaton, 1 1 - 1 - - / 1 - 1 - - / - / 2); 1830 U.S. Cen., New Vineyard, Somerset, Cty, ME, p. 181 (Lee Greaton, 1 - 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - / 1 3 1 - - 1 - - - - - - -); 1790 U.S. Cen. Ellington, Tolland Cty, CT (Nathan Greaton, 1 1 / 2 - -); 1800 U.S. Cen. Ellington, Tolland Cty, CT (Nathan Greaton, 2 1 - 1 - / 1 - - 1 -); 1810 U.S. Cen. Wilbraham, Hampshire Cty, MA (Nathan Greaton, - 2 - - 1 / - - 1 1 - - , and Leonard Greaton, 1 - - 1 - / - - 1 - - -); 1820 U.S. Cen., New Portland, Somerset, Cty, ME (Nathan Greaton, - 1 - 1 - 1 / - - - - 1 / - / 2); 1820 U.S.!
Cen., Starks, Somerset, Cty, ME (Leonard Greaton, 2 - - 1 1 - / 1 1 - 1 - / - / 2); "Deed from Tristram Norton of Kingfield to Lee Graton of New Vineyard," 19 Aug. 1824, rec. 9 Sep. 1841, Franklin Cty R.D., Farmington, ME, Vol. 6, p. 108; "Deed from Lee Graton of New Vineyard to Learned Graton of Starks," 13 Aug. 1841, rec. 9 Sep. 1841, Franklin Cty R.D., Farmington, ME, Vol. 6, p. 85; "Deed from Learned Graton of Starks to Lee Graton of New Vineyard," 4 Nov. 1841, rec. 8 Nov. 1842, Franklin Cty R.D., Farmington, ME, Vol. 6, p. 517; "Deed from Lee Greaton of New Vineyard to Wilson Greaton of New Portland," 8 Nov. 1842, rec. 8 Nov. 1842, Franklin Cty R.D., Farmington, ME, Vol. 7, p. 34; "Deed from Samuel Gould, Ward Spooner, Mary Gould and Mary Spooner to Lee Graton of New Vineyard," 21 Dec. 1841, rec. 15 Jan. 1842, Franklin Cty R.D., Farmington, ME, Vol. 6, p. 173; Lovejoy, Clarence Earle, The Lovejoy Genealogy, with Biographies and History 1460-1930 (C.E. Lovejoy, 1930), !
p. 118.


Lee's wife, Rhoda Lovejoy, b. ca. 1798; m. first, Lee Greaton, 1815, New Portland, ME; m. second, Joseph Warren Smith (m. first, Deborah ( ); d. 17 Feb. 1846), 17 Apr. 1845, Industry, ME; m. third, Joseph Knowlton, 15 Dec. 1848, Embden, ME.

Sources: MR Joseph W. Smith and Rhoda Greaton, 17 Apr. 1845, Industry, ME VRs; MR Joseph Knowlton and Rhoda Smith, 15 Dec. 1848, in Walker, Ernest George, Embden Town of Yore (Skowhegan, ME, 1929), p. 712; 1850 U.S. Cen. Embden, Somerset Cty, ME, p. 223 (Joseph Knowlton, aged 69; Rhoda, aged 52; and Aurelia W. Greaton, aged 18); Hatch, William Collins, History of the Town of Industry, Franklin Cty, ME (Knowlton, McCleary & Co., Farmington, 1893), pp. 812.

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