Source:Ancestry.com. New York, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists [database online]. Provo,
Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003. Original data: New York. Registers of Vessels Arriving at the Port of New
York from Foreign Ports, 1789-1919. Micropublication M237, rolls # 1-95. National Archives, Washington,
The informaton contained in the Greer pages, to include bios of Greer ancestors, was transcribed from Old
Landmarks Canton and Stark County, by John Danner
Any photos are property of Shana Greer unless where indicated otherwise.
William Harkness Greer, Sr. emigrated from Ireland to America at the age of 22, at the persuasion of
his brother Samuel, aged 20. They arrived in New York May 23, 1837 passengers on the Ship
Garrick. They joined their Uncle, William Harkness who had settled in Magnolia, Ohio.
James Greer was Born 1779 in Tulleyconnell, County Tyrone, Ireland, and Died 1817 in
Tulleyconnell, County Tyrone, Ireland. He Married Elizabeth Harkness. She Was Born 1784 in
Tulleyconnell, County Tyrone, Ireland, and Died 1859 In Tulleyconnell, County Tyrone, Ireland.
James and Elizabeth had the following children:
I. ELIZABETH GREER B. Tulleyconnell, County Tyrone, Ireland; D. County Tyrone, Ireland;
M. James Fleming, May 10, 1838, Brigh Pres. County Tyrone; Derryloran, County Tyrone.
II. JOHN GREER B. January 10, 1810, Tulleyconnell, County Tyrone, Ireland; D. October 22,
1896, Nebraska; M. (1) Rebecca Duff; D. Bef. 1863; M. (2) Elizabeth Nesbitt; B. 1827, Northern
Ireland; D. May 06, 1890, Nebraska.
III. WILLIAM HARKNESS GREER, SR B. June 23, 1814, Village Of Cookstown, County Tyrone,
Ireland; D. August 08, 1899, Magnolia, Stark County, Ohio; M. Charity Margaret Elson, September
09, 1851; B. January 29, 1828, 1 Mile North Of Waynesburg, Family Homestead, Sandy Twp.; D.
March 10, 1896, Magnolia, Stark County, Ohio.
IV. SAMUEL H. GREER B. 1816, Tulleyconnell, Ballyclog Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland; D. Abt.
1880, West Virginia; M. Mary M. Cecil, June 01, 1854, State Of West Virginia, Ohio County, by
James Mccabe; B. Abt. 1829, Wetzel County, Virginia.
|Descendants of James Greer