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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 2: Ancestors.—parentage.—birth. (search)
stors.—parentage.—birth. Origin of the family old Captain Ezekiel Greeley Zaccheus Greeley Zaccheus the second roughness and tenacity of the Greeley race maternal ancestors of Horace Greeley John Woodburn character of Horace Greeley's great-grand-mother his Grandmother Romantic incident Horace Greeley is born as black as a chimney comes to his color succeeds to the name of Horace. The name of Greeley is an old and not uncommon one in New England. It is spelt Greeley, Greely, Greale, and Greele, but all who bear the name in this country trace their origin to the same source. The tradition is, that very early in the history of New England— probably as early as 1650—three brothers, named Greeley, emigrated from the neighborhood of Nottingham, England. One of them is supposed to have settled finally in Maine, another in Rhode Island, the third in Massachusetts. All the Greeleys in New England have descended from these three brothers, and the branch of the fami