Re: Quaker Greenups
Yes, Pat, I am still around.I will try to answer your questions - my current email address is [email protected]
I have been asked about this Eleanor Greenup before and I do not know anything about her.It is possible she was from one of the Greenup families who were in Philadelphia, PA in the 1700s.My 2nd Greenup book has thousands of Greenups, but she just isn't there.
I suspect the Mary Greenup who m. John Nailer was also from one of those families.Some think she was the Mary Greenup b. in Prince George's Co., MD in 1701, but I could neither prove nor disprove it.I have never found a colonial record connecting any Greenup to the Quaker faith.
All official sources state Gov. Greenup was born in Virginia, but he wasn't, he was born in Maryland.There were no Greenups in Virginia until he wandered across the Potomac into Loudon Co. and knocked on the door of a Col. Binns ca 1769.His brother John sold the family plantation, Red Oake Slipe, in Frederick Co. in that year and went to S. W. Virginia.Prior to that there were no Greenups in Virginia.The reason the records state that he was born in Virginia is that he came into prominence in Kentucky after living in Virginia for several years.He never said he was born there and, after his death, people who wrote about him just assumed he was born there.
Gov. Greenup's children are named in his will:
Wilson P. Greenup, Nancy Peyton Greenup, Susan Greenup, Charlotte V.C.Greenp, Lucetta Greenup and Christopher C. Greenup.
Years of research have convinced me that neither of the sons of Gov. Greenup married or left any descendants.Wilson P. died young and Christopher C. went to Florida Territory where his sister and her husband, John Grattan Gamble, had settled.Christopher C. was an editor, publisher and attorney in Tallahassee and he vanished from the records after the 1830s.
I had not seen the tax record of Edward Greenup in Frederick Co., VA before.I don't know who he might be, but my current book is on colonial Virginia families and I will see what I can find about him.
Sorry I couldn't help, but I am always glad to try.
Elise Greenup Jourdan