|Salisbury, Essex County, Mass.|
Source: Wikipedia Commons
He is also noted as operating other mills, as well as running a ferry at Haverhill. It appeared that he was financially comfortable until he had to sell his Haverhill property to pay the debts of his son Benjamin, who died in December 1690. The following spring, he returned to Salisbury to live with his son Andrew. He remained in Salisbury until his death June 30, 1697.
Andrew and Mary had six children: Philip, Andrew, Mary, Joseph, Benjamin, and Westwood. All except Andrew, who was born in Haverhill, were born in Salisbury (found in Haverhill and Salisbury Town Vital Records).
Each generation seemed to have large families and they reused names, so I always need to refer to my genealogy program to remember who is who. Note that in my line there are five Samuel Greeleys in a row, and only the fifth one was given a middle name! I am descended from Andrew and Mary's fourth child and third son, Joseph.
Generation 3: Samuel Greele (1695-1771) married Rachel Robenson before 1721. He was born in Haverhill and died in Hudson, New Hampshire. According to the Greely-Greeley genealogy, he was a bricklayer. I have not researched Rachel's family. They had nine children, also all born in Haverhill. The oldest was Samuel.
Generation 4: Samuel Greele (1721-1802) married Abigail Blodgett in 1744. Her ancestors were in Chelmsford, Massachusetts for a couple of generations, though she was born in Haverhill and died and was buried in Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. They had six children, all born in Hudson, New Hampshire, and the fourth child (and second son) was Samuel.
|Hillsborough County, New Hampshire|
In the green-shaded image of New Hampshire at right, the dark green area represents Hillsborough County. In the county image to the right of that, the red town is Hudson and the yellow square indicates where Wilton is.
Generation 6: Samuel Greele (1783-1861), was married four times and fathered two children with his second wife, Louisa May. He was born in New Hampshire, graduated from Harvard College in 1802, and lived much of his life in Boston. He died in Swampscott, Massachusetts.
Generation 7: Samuel Sewall Greeley (1824-1916) seemed to be the first one in my line to regularly go by Greeley instead of Greele. See his obituary and read about his Civil War service.
Generation 8: Ethel May Greeley (1875-1931)
Generation 9: Lowell Townsend Copeland (1900-1974)
Generation 10: My mother
Generation 11: Me
Secondary sources that I have used to learn about this family include:
George Hiram Greeley, Genealogy of the Greely-Greeley Family (Boston, Mass.: 1905), which can be found at Google Books and the Internet Archive.
David W. Hoyt, The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (Providence, R.I.: 1897), which can be found at Google Books.