Peter Greenlees

Peter Greenlees (1799 - 1876)

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Peter Greenlees
Born in Killean, Argyll and Bute, Scotlandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Argyle, Winnebago County, Illinoismap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Apr 2018
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Categories: Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | 1860 US Census, Winnebago, Illinois | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.



Peter was born in 1799 in Scotland. He was the son of James Greenlees and Maria Clark. [1]

He married Martha Ferguson in 1825. [2]

He and his family came to the U.S. in 1842 on the Gleaner. [3]

He and his family were among the first residents of the Scottish Settlement in Argyll, Illinois

He died in 1876 and is buried with his family at the Scottish Cemetery in Caledonia, Illinois. [4]

NOTE: Greenlees are sometimes listed with an S and sometimes not, even in the same family. I'm just listing them all as Greenlees.


  1. Original data: Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013
    Name: Peter Greenlies
    Gender: Male
    Baptism Date: 7 Sep 1799
    Baptism Place: Killean and Kilchenzie,Argyll,Scotland
    Father: James Greenlies
    Mother: Mary Clark
    FHL Film Number: 1041070
  2. Original data: Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
    Name: Peter Greenlees
    Gender: Male
    Marriage Date: 3 Mar 1825
    Marriage Place: Campbeltown,Argyll,Scotland
    Spouse: Martha Ferguson
    FHL Film Number: 1041005
  3. "New York, New York, Index to Passenger Lists, 1820-1846," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 March 2018), P Greenless, 1842; citing NARA microfilm publication M261 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 350,241.
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #53401240


1841 Scotland Census

Name Peter Greenlees
Age 40
Where born Argyll, Scotland
Civil parish Southend
County Argyll
Address Gartlosgan
Occupation Ag Lab
Peter Greenlees 40
Martha Greenlees 40
Mary Greenlees 15
Agness Greenlees 13
James Greenlees 33
Hughy Greenlees 7
Martha Greenlees 5
Peter Greenlees 3
William Greenlees 3 Mo
Gavin Ralston
Ared Fergerson

1850 US Census

Year: 1850; Census Place: Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois; Roll: M432_134; Page: 383A; Image: 176

Peter Greenlees 51
Martha Greenlees 52

Mary Greenlees 22 James Greenlees 21 Hugh Greenlees 16 Martha Greenlees 14 Peter Greenlees 12 William Greenlees 10 Mary Clark 87

1860 US Census

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Peter Greenlee, 1860.
Peter Greenlee M 61 Scotland
Martha Greenlee F 62 Scotland
Mary Greenlee F 30 Scotland
Hugh Greenlee M 25 Scotland
Martha Greenlee F 23 Scotland
Peter Greenlee M 21 Scotland
William Greenlee M 19 Scotland

1870 US Census

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Peter Greenlees in household of John Ralston, Illinois, United States; citing p. 7, family 55, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,793.

John Ralston M 41 Scotland
Jane Ralston F 30 Scotland
Gavin Ralston M 11 Illinois
Elizabeth Ralston F 4 Illinois
William Ralston M 1 Illinois
Augustus Ericson M 23 Sweden
Peter Greenlees M 69 Scotland
Mary Greenlees F 44 Scotland
Andrew Smith M 19 Scotland

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