Capt. GREENLEAF Stephen, Jr.

Capt. GREENLEAF Stephen, Jr.

Male 1652 - 1743  (91 years)

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  • Name GREENLEAF Stephen 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 15 Aug 1652  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    _UID 4DD00D38EB9ED5118A0644455354000091FA 
    Died 13 Oct 1743  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    • (died in the 92nd year of his age; VR and Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family says 13 Oct 1743, but gravestone clearly says 30 Sep 1743. TAG says died age 91 years 2 months.)
    Buried 13 Oct 1743  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    First Parish Burial Ground 
    Capt. Stephen Greenleaf
    Capt. Stephen Greenleaf

    HERE LYES BURIED
    THE BODY OF
    CAPT. STEPHEN GREENLEAF
    SEPtr. Ye 30th
    1 7 4 3. IN Ye 92d.
    YEAR OF HIS AGE.

    Capt. Stephen Elizabeth (Gerrish) Greenleaf gravestones
    Capt. Stephen Elizabeth (Gerrish) Greenleaf gravestones
    Notes 
    • John Brown lived on a farm with his family on the southwesterly side of Turkey Hill in Newbury (now Newburyport).

      On the afternoon of Oct. 7, 1695, about a half dozen Indians hid near the house. After the male members of the family left with a load of produce, the Indians approached the house, tomahawked a girl standing in a doorway, took several items and departed with nine captives, all women and children.

      One girl escaped capture and immediately sought help. The local militia, knowing that the captives would be brought north and west, watched for activity along the Merrimack River. That evening they were spotted on the northwesterly side of Pipe Stave Hill, near where what is now known as Indian River empties into the Merrimack. A violent confrontation ensued and the captives were recovered.

      Cotton Mather, in volume 2, book 7, article 23, of the
      " Magnalia," wrote:
      "The Indians entered the house of one John Brown at Newbury, carrying away nine persons with them. Captain Greenleaf, pursuing the murderers, was wounded by them, but retook the captives.

      The Indians, however, had beaten them so unmercifully that they all afterward died except one lad who was only hurt in the shoulder. Some of them lingered for six months, and some for more than a year, suffering from their wounds."

      Oct. 8, 1695, Colonel Thomas Wade wrote from Ipswich
      as follows :
      "Just now Captain Wicom brings information that the last night Captain Greenleaf with a party of men met with the enemy by the riverside, have redeemed all the captives but one, which they doubt is killed. Three of the Indians got into a canoe and made escape, and the other two ran into the woods. Captain Greenleaf is wounded in the side and arm."

      Captain Stephen Greenleaf was shot through his wrist and had a large wound in his side. He survived after a long painful recovery with care from Doctor Humphrey Bradstreet of Rowley.
    Person ID I30545  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2019 

    Father Capt. GREENLEAF Stephen, Sr.,   c. 10 Aug 1628, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1690, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother COFFIN Elizabeth,   b. Aft 1632, Plymouth, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1678, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 44 years) 
    Married 13 Nov 1651  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Family ID F750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 GERRISH Elizabeth,   b. 20 Sep 1654, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1712, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1676  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 11
    • (VR says Lt. Steven Greenleaft .)
    Children 
     1. GREENLEAF Elizabeth,   b. 12 Jan 1677, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Dr. & Rev. GREENLEAF Daniel,   b. 10 Feb 1679/80, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1763, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. GREENLEAF Stephen,   b. 31 Aug 1682, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1688, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     4. GREENLEAF William,   b. 1 Apr 1684, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1684, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. GREENLEAF Joseph,   b. 12 Apr 1686, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1735, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     6. GREENLEAF Sarah,   b. 19 Jul 1688, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1723  (Age 34 years)
     7. GREENLEAF Stephen, III,   b. 21 Oct 1690, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. GREENLEAF John,   b. 29 Aug 1693, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. GREENLEAF Benjamin,   b. 14 Dec 1695, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. GREENLEAF Moses,   b. 24 Feb 1697/8, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F11919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 TRISTRAM Hannah,   b. 18 Dec 1655, Saco, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1746, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1713  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 12, 13, 14
    • (VR spells Greenleafe and Mrs. Hannah Jordan of Kittery.)
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F11920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Aug 1652 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Oct 1676 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Sep 1713 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1743 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    First Parish Burial Ground - 13 Oct 1743 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
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  • Photos
    Capt. Stephen Greenleaf
    Capt. Stephen Greenleaf

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.184.

    2. [S1890] CD-Mary Adams Rolfe Papers, Disk #2 Follansbee through Long.

    3. [S189] Book-Savage, Vol. 2, p.309.

    4. [S925] Book-A Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family, p.5.

    5. [S86] Death-gravestone, First Parish Burial Ground; Newbury, MA.

    6. [S177] Periodical-The American Genealogist, 22:39 "Family of Ralph Tristram of Maine".

    7. [S47] CD-NEHG Register, Vol. 38, Jul 1884, p. 300.

    8. [S284] Book-Coffin Genealogy, p.2.

    9. [S957] Book-Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family, R929.2 G813., p.190.

    10. [S175] Book-Torrey; NE Marriages Prior to 1700, 324.

    11. [S281] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:190.

    12. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.185.

    13. [S281] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:208.

    14. [S6927] Book-Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court, 1691-1780: A Biographical Dictionary, p.237.