Peter Greenlees

Peter Greenlees (1799 - 1876)

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Peter Greenlees
Born in Argyll, 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: Kintyre, Argyll | Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Argyle, Illinois | 1850 US Census, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois | Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Illinois | Charter Member, Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.


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Biography

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.

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

Children

Mary 1826 - 1877
James 1829-1911
John 1832-1861
Hugh 1833-1864
Martha (Smith)1836 - 1897
Peter 1832 - 1861
William 1840-1869


Sources

  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYZF-WW1 : 10 February 2018), Peter Greenlies, 07 Sep 1799; citing KILLEAN AND KILCHENZIE,ARGYLL,SCOTLAND, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,070.
  2. "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTR5-S8W : 10 February 2018), Peter Greenlees and Martha Ferguson, 03 Mar 1825; citing Campbeltown,Argyll,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,005.
  3. "New York, New York, Index to Passenger Lists, 1820-1846," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K84H-Z6X : 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.

See also:

1841 Scotland Census

Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census Parish: Southend; ED: 9; Page: 3; Line: 1530; Year: 1841

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

United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M85H-NH7 : 12 April 2016), Peter Greenlees, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing family 100, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Peter Greenlees M 51 Scotland
Martha Greenlees F 52 Scotland
Mary Greenlees F 22 Scotland
James Greenlees M 21 Scotland
Hugh Greenlees M 16 Scotland
Martha Greenlees F 14 Scotland
Peter Greenlees M 12 Scotland
William Greenlees M 10 Scotland
Mary Clark F 87 Scotland

1870 US Census

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6W1-VXN : 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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