Gardiner Greene (1753-1832)

Cotton Planter & Merchant, of Boston, Massachusetts

He died with a fortune estimated at $3-million. He inherited capital to begin with but greatly increased his property through the cultivation of cotton in Demerara. He was married twice. He had four children by his first wife and eight children by his second wife but in total only nine of his children lived to adulthood (listed). His widow - daughter of the famous painter John Singleton Copley and sister of Lord Lyndhurst, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain - survived him by 34-years.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 21/08/2020 and last updated on 03/01/2024.