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Greenlee, Sutherland/Southerland, Sunderland

Posted by Paul927 
Greenlee, Sutherland/Southerland, Sunderland
September 09, 2011 12:53PM
James Greenlee m Ruth Southerland 14 February 1809
James Greenlee (son) m Harriet Edna Sunderland 1833 (both marriages in Jefferson County)

James Greenlee is listed in the Greenlee biography by Greenlee and Stebbins as a grandson of James Greenlee who came from Ulster, Ireland and was married to Nancy (surname unknown), referenced in the chapter "James Greenlee of Tennessee". Personally, I think James is a descendant of James Greenlee and Mary McDowell.

Also believe Ruth to be the daughter of Abraham Sutherland/Southerland. Ruth allegedly ran a trading post in Jefferson County and in 1830 may have been living apart/divorced from James, as there are separate listing for each of them in the 1830 US Census for Jefferson County. Or James may be deceased at that point and the James in that Census is her son.

James and Harriett Edna move to Crittenden County Kentucky around 1850 with their family, including my gggf Thomas Greenlee who marries Sarah Jane Burklow of Crittenden County, Kentucky in 1859.

Any guidance/information/direction is appreciated.