My name is Calvert Green. I am trying to trace my ancestry back to the mid 1700's in Litchfield county and specifically to Cornwall. I have been able to follow my heritage to my 2great grandfather James Green and my great grandfather who immigrated from Ireland to Cornwall in the mid 1800's. Their names were James and Lawrence Green respectively. They farmed and raised families in Cornwall. Later some of their sons moved to Torrington and Waterbury for employment. And some of the daughters married and followed their husbands to these cities. I was born in Waterbury in 1947. I have had no success trying to find my ancestors back in Ireland. I discovered that their were Greens living in Cornwall, Canaan and Bethlehem in the mid 1700's. I recently began to ask “Why cross the ocean to go to a tiny farming town in Connecticut”. So, I am asking the same question. It only makes sense that there is some connection, probably through family. The only names I have in Cornwall are an Elizabeth Green, born 8 Apr 1747 and a Hannah Green, born abt. 1750. There is also a Samuel Green , born abt. 1750 in Canaan and a Lucy Green living in South Canaan in 1824. I also found an Eleazer Green, died before 1835 who lived in Bethlehem. If you have any information or potential leads as to a connection between the 18th and 19th century Greens in Cornwall I would be very appreciative.
Calvert Lawrence Green III, PhD