James Greenhow (b. March 1808, d. August 31, 1876)
James Greenhow (son of William Green and Ann Verinder)882 was born March 1808 in Froglane, Wigan, Lancashire, England882, and died August 31, 1876 in South Grove township, Dekalb County, Illinois882.He married Mary Long on February 02, 1830 in Halton, Lancashire, England882, daughter of John Long and Mary Dawson. Notes for James Greenhow: JAMES GREENHOW was born 1808 in Bolton Le Sands, Lancashire, England, and died August 31, 1876 in South Grove, Dekalb County, Illinois. He married MARY LONG February 02, 1830 in Halton, Lancashire, England1. She was born May 04, 1809 in England, and died August 20, 1893 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. They arrived in the America in 1841. They came from England on a ship called the Harvest which departed from Liverpool and arrived in New York. John and Mary were close to the family of William Pitt. Two of James Greenhow's children married three of William Pitt's children. James Greenhow bought much land in Dekalb county, which he farmed. Later his land was bought and his house became the site for a railroad depot. This is ironic, since James opposed and even threatened the railroad works for bringing it to his land. Greenhow’s land, bought by William T. Kirk and his partners later was called Kirkland. "One of the queer decrees of fate is seen in the purchase of the James Greenhow house at Kirkland for the use of the new steam railroad as a depot. The house is of brick, built in 1850, and a landmark of the neighberhood." "But that isn't the story." "It seems that James Greenhow was a hater of railroads, at least a hater of railroads when they threatened to cut up his tidy little farm into flat irons so as to get across it. So he fought the first railroad through that section, fought them fiercely, and it is even said that he threatened to use a shotgun on the workmen if they came upon his place." "The matter was finally settled, Kirk and Byers bought the place; it has passed through other hands and now the old house of the man who fought the first railroad is going to be used as a depot by the owners of another railroad." Don Greenhow later wrote about Mary (Long) Greenhow, "After James's death she moved near Chicago to live with her daughter Margaret ( She didn't tell us the last name) and when she died she did not want to be brought back out here for buriel and was buried in the Forest Home Cemetary in Forest Park, IL." James and Mary had many children: 1. MARGARET GREENHOW, born May 27, 1830, England; died 1830, England. Margaret, who died in infancy, was a twin to Mary Ann Greenhow. 2. MARY ANN GREENHOW born May 27, 1830, Lancashire, England; died December 13, 1897, Ogle County, Illinois. 3. MARGARET GREENHOW, named after her deceased sister, she was born January 30, 1832, Lancashire, England; died January 29, 1918, Cook County, Illinois. 4. JOHN GREENHOW, born September 01, 1836, England; died September 09, 1885. 5. THOMAS GREENHOW, born November 11, 1838; died Before August 04, 1841. He must have died in infancy, not listed on 1850 or later censuses. 6. ANNE GREENHOW, born November 09, 1839, Lancashire, England; died July 23, 1899, Sycamore, Dekalb County, Illinois. 7. RICHARD JAMES GREENHOW, born November 15, 1840, Fleetwood, Lancashire, England; died February 11, 1924, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois. 8. WILLIAM COOPER GREENHOW, born January 10, 1843, Franklin Township, Dekalb County, Illinois; died March 01, 1918, Kirkland, Dekalb County, Illinois. 9. ELIZABETH J. M. GREENHOW, born December 04, 1844; died September 10, 1845, Kirkland, Dekalb County, Illinois. Elizabeth was buried in Maple Cemetary, Kirkland, Illinois. 10. JANE GREENHOW, born 1847; died before 1860. Jane is not listed in the 1860 census. 11. MILLISON GREENHOW, born March 27, 1849, Kirkland, Dekalb County, Illinois; died. September 11, 1933, Rockford, Winnebago County Illinois. MARTHA GREENHOW, born May 17, 1851, Franklin Township, Dekalb County, Illinois; died December 06, 1892; m. THOMAS HILL, January 29, 1873, Winnebago County, Illinois. As I said James and Mary had many children, but only from William C. Greenhow did the family name carry on. Check Family History by Kyle Greenhow. http://www.littlewolf93.com/greenhows/famhis/images/jamesgreenhow_land.jpg Have a full copy of transcribed will. The will is over 100 pages long. It took 18 years to settle the estate. Alternate parents (Ancestry.com...entry: 14107 ) Father: Thomas Greenhow b: BEF 1785 in England Mother: Margaret Townson b: 22 MAR 1778 in England More About James Greenhow: Date born 2: 1800, Wiltshire, England.883 Date born 3: 1800, Wiltshire, England.883 Date born 4: 1800, Wiltshire, England.884 Burial: September 13, 1876, Kingston Cemetery, DeKalb County, Illinois. Died 2: August 31, 1876, De Kalb, IL, USA.885 Died 3: August 31, 1876, De Kalb, IL, USA.885 Died 4: August 31, 1876, De Kalb, Illinois, USA.886 Family Crest: Website::http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.fc/qx/greenhow-family-crest.htm. More About James Greenhow and Mary Long: Marriage: February 02, 1830, Halton, Lancashire, England.887 Children of James Greenhow and Mary Long are:
Millison Greenhow, b. March 27, 1849, Kirkland, De Kalb, Illinois, USA888, d. September 11, 1933, Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, USA888.
William Cooper Greenhow, b. January 10, 1843, Franklin Township, De Kalb, Illinois, USA888, d. March 01, 1918, Kirkland, De Kalb, Illinois, USA888.