Rev. 23 Dec. 2002, Gen. 908








George Greaves (1) was born about 1880-1890 (probably in 1880, based on passenger arrival record) in England.  He married Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1880-1890 (probably 1883, based on passenger arrival record), probably also in England.  They immigrated in 1819 or 1820 to Philadelphia, PA on the schooner Telegraph from Great Britain, ship master J. L. Blanchard, according to Passenger Arrivals in the U.S., 1819-1820 (although it is difficult to be positive that these were the same as the parents of Alfred).  The passenger arrival record gave his age as 41 and hers as 37.

Their son Alfred was the purchaser and seller of many acres of property throughout Montgomery County.  One such plot of land purchased by Alfred was sold by his parents, and listed Alfred as son of the sellers.  George was in the 1840 census for Horsham Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, page 14, with 1 male 20-30 (probably Alfred), 1 male 50-60 (himself), 1 female 10-15, and 1 female 50-60 (his wife Sarah).  It seems most likely that the third child (mentioned in the passenger arrivals) was a daughter and she was married by 1840, and that another daughter was born after they arrived in PA.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

  2.  child (probably daughter)

+3.  Alfred Greaves, b. 23 Sept. 1811, m. Sophia Hallowell, d. 25 Aug. 1897.

  4.  child (probably daughter)

  5.  daughter, b.c. 1825-1830.






Alfred Greaves (3) was born 23 Sept. 1811 in England, and died 25 Aug. 1897.  He married Sophia Hallowell.  She was born 3 March 1829 in PA, and died 7 May 1915.  They were both buried in Hatboro Cem., Montgomery Co., PA.  All their children were born in PA.

The 1860 census for Horsham Twp., Hatboro, P.O., Mongomery Co., PA, dwelling 459, listed Alfred, 38, Sophia, 30. with children Anna E., 8, Sarah J., 6, and George, 5, all born in PA.  The 1870 census for Horsham Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, page 2, house 16, listed Alfred, 58, Sophia, 40, Annie E., 18, Tamzen, 16, George, 15, and Ella, 5.  The 1880 census for Horsham Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, page 177A, listed Alfred, 68, Sophia, 48, Anna E., 24, George, 22, and Ella, 17.  It also showed the father of Anna and George born in PA, and the father of Ella born in England, raising the question of whether Alfred was only the father of Ella and the other children were by a previous marriage.  It seems more likely that the census taker made an error.  If Sophia had the earlier children by another marriage, their names probably would not have been changed to Greaves.  The 1900 census for Horsham, Montgomery Co., PA, page 257B, house 21, showed Sophie Greaves, head, married 1830, age 70, widow, had 5 children, 4 living children.  The family has not been found in the 1850 census.

The will of Sophia’s father in 1849 lists Alfred Greeves as being married to his daughter Sophia, supporting Alfred’s being the only husband of Sophia.  In the 1871 Montgomery County map book, Alfred owned a plot of land in Horsham where the residence was until his death and his wife’s death, and it appears that the land was sold after Sophia’s death and the money split between all her descendants.  Dates of births and deaths are all from the cemetery records.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

  6.   Elwood Greaves, b. 3 June 1849, d. 18 Dec. 1859.

  7.   Anna Elizabeth Greaves, b.c. 1852, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Thomas, after 1880.

  8.   Tamyson (or Tamson) Hallowell Greaves, b. 3 July 1853, m. William Emmor Worthington, perhaps c. 1879, d. 16 Sept. 1932.  He was b. 28 Feb. 1849 and d. 28 Dec. 1919.  They were in the 1880 census for Cheltenham, Montgomery Co., PA, with his occupation listed as huckster, and no children.

+9.   George Hayland Greaves, b. 31 Dec. 1855, m. Anna Mary Harding, 1 March 1868, d. 1908.

+10.  Ella Greaves, b. 6 June 1861, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bready, d. 26 Feb. 1947.






George Hayland Greaves (9) was born 31 Dec. 1855 in PA, and died in 1908.  He married Anna Mary Harding, daughter of Harper Roberts Harding and Sara Ann Krewson, on 1 March 1868.  She was born 1 March 1868, and died 30 July 1952 in Abington, PA.  They were both buried in Hatboro Cem., Montgomery Co., PA.  All their children were born in PA, and died in Abington, PA.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+11.  Tamyson Worthington Greaves, b. 17 Jan. 1892, m. George Mathews Cope, d. 8 Sept. 1920.

  12.  Sophia Hallowell Greaves, b. 23 March 1900, d. 16 April 1917.

  13.  Sara Harding Greaves, b. 13 March 1903, d. 20 Feb. 1921.


Ella Greaves (10) was born 6 June 1861 in PA, and died 26 Feb. 1947.  She married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bready.  (R‑1)

Children - Bready

  14.  John Bready

  15.  Sophia Bready






Tamyson Worthington Greaves (11) was born 17 Jan. 1892, died 8 Sept. 1920 in Abington, PA, and was buried in Hatboro Cem., Montgomery Co., PA.  She married George Mathews Cope, son of Clinton B. Cope and Elmira Mathews.  He was born 2 March 1892 and died 24 Sept. 1956.  (R‑1)

Children - Cope

+16.  daughter, m. William Thomas White.

  17.  son, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ McFadden.  2 children.

  18.  Elmira Stratton Cope, b. 21 Feb. 1917, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Barnard, d. after 1990.  3 children.

  19.  daughter, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Sutori.


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