Friday, November 30, 2018

52 Ancestors - Week 254: #379 Judith (Greenman) Card (1694-1786) of Rhode Island

Judith (Greenman) Card (1694-1786) is #379 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandmother, who married #378 Job Card (1690-about 1760)  in about 1716 in Rhode Island.

I am descended through:

*  their daughter #189 Phoebe Card (1730-1787), who married #188 Elijah Champlin (1730-1779)  in 1751.
*  their son #94 Joseph Champlin (1757-1850), who married #95 Nancy Kenyon (1765-1833) in 1785.
*  their daughter #47 Amy Champlin (1798-1865), who married #46 Jonathan Oatley (1791-1872) in 1813.
*  their daughter #23 Amy Oatley (1826-1864), who married  #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868.
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:                         Judith Greenman[1]    
*  Alternate Name:         Judith Card [2]

*  Sex:                            Female    

*  Father:                       Thomas Greenman (1669-1728)    
*  Mother:                     Mary Weeden (1673-1743)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                         about 1694, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[1]  

*  Death:                        before 10 December 1786 (before about age 92), Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[1] 

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1:                   Job Card (1690-about 1760)    
*  Marriage 1:                before 1716 (before about age 26), probably Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[1]    

*  Child 1:                     Job Card (1718-1777)    
*  Child 2:                     Joseph Card (1720-    )    
*  Child 3:                     Joshua Card (1722-1808)    
*  Child 4:                     Martha Card (1724-    )    
*  Child 5:                     Prudence Card (1726-1774)    
*  Child 6:                     John Card (1728-1803)    
*  Child 7:                     Phoebe Card (1730-1787)    
*  Child 8:                     Jonathan Card (1732-1811)  
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  

Biographical information about Job Card and his wife, Judith, and their descendants were obtained from:

*  Maxine Phelps Lines, "Descendants of Richard Card of Newport," Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Volume 3, Number 3 (January 1981) to Volume 4, Number 4 (April 1982).[1] 

Judith Greenman was born in about 1694, perhaps in South Kingstown or Westerly, Rhode Island, probably the daughter of Thomas Greenman and his wife, Mary Weeden.  

Judith is not listed as a child of Thomas and Mary (Weeden) Greenman in the book by:

*   Peter Holden Greenman, The Greenman Family in America, published 1988 by the Greenman Family Association.  The Thomas Greenman family sketch is on pages 7-8[2].

 In his will dated 11 November 1728 on file at Charlestown, Rhode Island, Thomas Greenman mentioned his wife Mary, sons Silas and Sylvanus, and unnamed daughters.  There is no distribution of the estate of Thomas Greenman included in the Charlestown town probate records.  The only real circumstantial evidence that Judith may have been the daughter of Thomas and Mary is that Job Card (either her husband or his father) was a witness to the 1728 will of Thomas Greenman[1].   

Judith Greenman married Job Card (1690-1760) in about 1716, and they had eight children, all probably born in Westerly, but none of them were registered in a town record[1].  The children were:

*  Job Card (1718-1777), married Martha Davis (1721-1803) in about 1744.
*  Joseph Card (1720-????), married Rebecca --?-- (1723-????), in about 1745.
*  Joshua Card (1722-1808), married Alice Clark (1726-1760) in 1745.
*  Martha Card (1724-????), married Thomas Potter (1722-????) in 1747.
*  Prudence Card (1726-1774), married Elisha Clark (1714-1778) in 1746.
*   John Card (1728-1803), married (1) Sarah Simmons (1730-1750) in about 1748, and (2) Dorcas Potter (1733-1807).
*  Phoebe Card (1730-1787), married Elijah Champlin (1730-1779) in 1751.
*  Jonathan Card (1732-1811), married Sarah Niles (1743-????) in 1759.

Point Judith apparently was named for Judith (Greenman) Card. A tradition says that in crossing from Block Island to the mainland with her husband, she exclaimed, "I see land." He said, "P'nt Judy, P'nt." The land which she saw is a dangerous point on the coast at the southeast corner of the state on which a government lighthouse now stands. The location is still known as Point Judith and is now in the town of Narragansett, formerly South Kingstown[1].

The name of Job Card's wife did not appear in any of the records until after his death, when "Job Card was appointed guardian of his aged grandmother Judith Card." When the grandson Job Card IV (1745-1815, son of Job Card III) could no longer act, John Card, the son of Job and Judith, was appointed administrator. After he died, son Joshua Card was made administrator of the estate of Judith Card late of South Kingstown. An inventory of the estate of Judith (Greenman) Card was taken 10 December 1786[1].  

Judith (Greenman Card died before 10 December 1786 in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.  There is no extant burial date or location.

1. Maxine Phelps Lines, "Descendants of Richard Card of Newport," Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Volume 3, Number 3 (January 1981) to Volume 4, Number 4 (April 1982), Volume 3, Number 3, Page 195-6, Job Card sketch.

2. Peter Holden Greenman, The Greenman Family in America (Cohasset, Mass. : Greenman Family Association, 1988), pages 7-8, Thomas Greenman sketch.


NOTE:  In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2018 to 260 Ancestors in 260 Weeks.

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