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Greenlief Wing (1798 - 1872)

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Greenlief Wing
Born in Wayne, Kennebec, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died in Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, United Statesmap
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Greenlief was born in 1798. He is the son of Aaron Wing and Sylvina Perry. He died at Auburn, Maine, Sept. 24, 1872, aged nearly 75 years. He was educated at Bloomfield Academy, and when but sixteen years of age, in response to the call of Governor Strong, of Massachusetts, for troops to defend the coast of Maine just before the close of the war of 1812, he volunteered as a substitute for one Stephen Dutton. At eighteen he became orderly-sergeant, and at twenty-one was elected captain. Two years later, when two companies were consolidated into the Wayne Rifle Company, he was unanimously elected captain, and served with distinction. After the close of the war, he commenced business in Mount Vernon, where he built and ran a saw-mill, a grist-mill, a carding and clothing-mill, etc. Here he married Roxana B. Gilman, of that town and soon removed to Belgrade Mills, and for five years carried on the same business there. He then went to reside at Levant, Penobscot County, Maine and was a successful farmer. Their children: Octavia (1831-1859), Preston B. (1839), Emma V. (1841), Chandler C. (1843-1844), Charles G. (1848-1853). [1] He is buried in Wing Cemetery, Wayne, Maine. [2]


  1. Conway P. Wing., A historical and genealogical register of John Wing, of Sandwich, Mass. and his descendants, 1632-1888. (New York: De Vinne Press, 1888), pages 179, 287-288.)
  2. Find A Grave: Memorial #43176688

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