If anyone has information regarding the ancestry of Samuel GREEN [Sr.] or any other new information about him, please contact me.

Some sources suggest a Richard GREEN, an early West Jersey settler who is believed to have arrived on the ship Shield, might be Samuel [Sr.]'s father; however, no proof has been seen to substantiate this.

Samuel GREEN [Sr.] is believed to have had brothers Richard & George.

(1) Samuel GREEN [Sr.], b. about 1670 possibly in England, d. 1760 in Hardwick Twsp., Sussex Co., NJ; m. 1st, about 1694 probably in Burlington Co., NJ, to Margaret KEMP (b. unknown; daughter of Edward KEMP); their children:

        i. Samuel [Jr.], b. 1695, d. 15 Apr 1775, m. Anna Abigail LIGHT.
Samuel GREEN [Sr.] m. 2nd, about 1702 probably in Gloucester Co., NJ, to Sarah BULL (b. unknown; daughter of Thomas & Sarah BULL); they resided in Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ, and later near Hope, Sussex Co. [now Warren Co.], NJ; their children:
[#2]   ii. Margaret, b. about 1711, d. 16 Mar 1775, m. John OPDYCKE;
      iii. Sarah, b. about 1712, m. Benjamin SEVERENS;
       iv. Ann, b. about 1717, m. Joshua OPDYKE;
        v. Richard, b. about 1717, d. 1794, m. Elizabeth ____.
Samuel GREEN [Sr.] m. 3rd, about 1738/39 probably in Somerset Co., NJ, to Hannah WRIGHT (b. about 1714; daughter of Jan "John" REYT/WRIGHT & Aertie "Orka" BRAS); their children:
       vi. Adam, b. about 1739, m. Martha SMITH;
      vii. John, b. about 1740, d. 1830, m. Mary DAVIS;
     viii. William, b. about 1742, m. Mary HUEY;
       ix. Daniel, b. about 1744, m. Gennet ____;
        x. George, b. about 1746, d. 1777, m. Anna MOORE;
       xi. Rebecca, b. 7 May 1747, d. 17 May 1820, m. Francis GLOVER;
      xii. Mary, b. Jan 1749, d. 20 Jan 1836, m. Levi HOWELL.

Gravestone for
1711 - 1775
Samuel GREEN [Sr.] was a justice of the peace for Hunterdon Co. 1716-34, and a captain in the Amwell, NJ Militia in 1722. In 1729 he had the title "Deputy Surveyor General in the Province of New Jersey."


(2) Margaret GREEN, b. about 1711 in Amwell, Burlington Co., NJ, d. 16 Mar 1775 in Headquarters, Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., NJ; burial: Opdycke Cemetery; m. to John OPDYCKE (b. 1710, d. 10 Aug 1777).

Continued on my OPDYCKE Family Page



  1. Benson, Helen E. O. The Samuel Green Family of Northwest New Jersey, 1972, pages 1-16.

  2. Harris, Rousty. Written communications, 26 January 1994 to 20 August 1996.

  3. Johnson, Bruce. Register Report for Samuel Green of Sussex County, New Jersey, 1998, Web page: http://www.ptbruce.kanservu.ca/Genealogy/Whitesell/Green.html

  4. McCarthy, Don. Written communication, 23 April 1999.

  5. Opdyke, Charles W. "Samuel Green". The Op Dyck Genealogy, Weed, Parsons & Co., Albany, NY, 1889, pages 214-217.

  6. Snell, James P. "Justices". History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, New Jersey, Everts & Peck, Philadelphia, PA, 1881, page 258.

  7. Wright, Richard. Written communications, 28 May 2003.



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