Rhode Island Edit

Business Merchants Edit

Collateral Ancestors Edit

John Greene, Jr. (1620 - 1708), Agent for the Colony of Rhode Island to England

Massachusetts Edit

Direct Ancestors Edit

Business Merchants Edit

Charles Apthorp (1698 - 1758), Paymaster General for the British Military forces of the American Revolutionary War.

Elias Hasket "King" Derby (1739 - 1799), Though he never sailed himself, he was the first to trade with China and built the first American ship to cross the Atlantic and back; he had a net worth of $800,000.

Shipping Merchants Edit

Capt. George Crowninshield I (1734 - 1815), Founder of the shipping firm George Crowninshield & Sons.

Capt. George Crowninshield, Jr. (1766 - 1817), financier and designer of American first Yacht "Cleopatra's Barge."