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Greene, A. J., was born in the town of Adams, December 15, 1832. His father, Joseph Greene, was a native of Berlin, Rensselaer county, and went from there to Brookfield, where he married Clarissa, daugh ter of Oliver White. In 1817 they moved to Jefferson county and settled at Greene's Settlement, where he was identified as a farmer He was one of the founders of the Seventh Day Baptist church and died in 1864. A. J. Greene was educated at Adams Seminary, and carried on farming until 1861, when he engaged in the hotel business and in 1806 engaged in the mercantile business, continuing up to 1891, then gave his attention to farming and dealing in horses and stock. In 1855 he married Mary L., daughter of Joseph Hull; she died in 1889, and he then married Terressa V. Greene, and they have two children, Benjamin M. and Janie B. Mr. Greene traces his descent from John Greene, who landed on the Rhode Island coast about 1639. Joseph Greene and Oliver White, grandfathers of Mr. Greene, both served in the Revolutionary war, and his father served in the war of 1812 at Sacket Harbor.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898