Richard Green III Died
Married Martha Howell then Sarah

"Richard Green III (10), son of Richard Green Jr (6), married, first, Martha, daughter of Christopher Howell,
by whom he had a daughter, Martha, wife of
Charles Reeder.
By his second wife,
Sarah, he had: Ely; Mary; Elizabeth; and perhaps others. He lived in Pennsylvania."



"Until about 1798 Richard Green III lived on the farm originally purchased by his great-grandparents,
Joanna & William Green, willed by them to him by his grandfather Richard. He added 200+ acres to the farm, and built Blooming Grove. It still stands on Upper Ferry Road, but is now a dining establishment. Shortly after the death of his father, Richard sold the property to his brother William R. (see image below) and he and wife Sarah moved to his father's Yardley, Pennsylvania home.
The indenture transferring ownership to William R is posted below.


As you drive east from the river on Upper Ferry Road, toward Old Birmingham, Blooming Grove is on the left hand side of the road. Today the street address is 234 W Upper Ferry Road.


Near Right: Blooming Grove, one of Ewing Twp's historic homes;
            currently a restaurant and bar. Bottom photo shows the original old hitching posts dating from Wm and Joanna Green's farm.
Blooming Grove
The Old Hitching Posts






Above: Martha Green's stone in Ewing Cemetery. She lies buried near her parents.




Indenture Transferring the Old Birmingham farm to William R.- Typed by Keil Green:



This Indenture made this twenty first day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight Between Richard Green and Sarah his wife of Makefield in the county of Bucks State of Pennsylvania of the one part and William Green of the township of trenton in the county of Hunterdon State of New Jersey of the other part. Witneforth that the said Richard Green ????? consideration of the sum of seven hundred and five pounds gold or silver coin to him in hand paid before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and himself there with fully satisfied contested and paid and thereof and therefrom and from every part and parcel thereof doth acquit exonerate and discharge him the said William Green his heirs executors and administrators forever by these presents have granted bargained sold released conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do freely fully  and absolutely grant bargain sell release convey and confirm unto the said William Green and to his heirs and afsigns forever two certain tracts or parcels of Land lying and being in the township of trenton butted and bounded as follow elf first Beginning at a white oak saplen and running thence on Daniel Scudders line South thirty five degrees West thirty two chains and seventy eight links to a stone for a corner thence along Edward Engletons line South forty five degrees and fifteen minutes East thirteen chains  and seventy six links to a stone standing in middle of the road leading from the river road at John Reeders Tavern to the river Delaware thence along said road North forty two degrees East nine chains and fifty links thence North sixty two degrees East fourteen chains and eighty links thence North twenty three degrees and thirty minutes East one chain and seventy two links to a stone in the middle of the said road thence by Lands of the said William Green North twenty six degrees and fifteen minutes West twenty one chains and eighty links to the place of beginning containing fifty acres and an half be the same more or lefs second Beginning at a stone corner in Daniel Scudders line from thence runing South twenty seven degrees and thirty minutes West fourteen chains to a hickory saplen marked for a corner thence thirty degrees seven chains and ??? links to a stone corner thence North twenty seven degrees and thirty minutes East fourteen chains thirty three links to a stone corner thence North thirty six degrees West seven chains and fifty nine links to the beginning corner containing ten acres of Land ------------  Together with all and singular the ways waters water courses improvement rights liberties privileges hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said tracts or parcels of Land and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or accepted deemed reputed and taken as part and parcel thereof and reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents ifsues and profits thereof and all the estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever in law or equity of him the said Richard Green of in and to the same.  To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises with all the appurtenances profits privileges and commodities thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said William Green and to his heirs and afsigns to his and their only proper use benefit and behoof, and the said Richard Green doth for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant promise and grant to and with the said William Green his heirs and afsigns that before the sealing and delivery hereof he is the true sole Lawful owner of the above bargain ?? premises and that he is Lawfully Seized and possessed of the same in his own proper right as a good perfect and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple and that he hath in himself good right full power Lawfull and absolute authority to grant bargain and sell the same in manner as above said and that the said William Green his heirs and afsigns shall and may from time to time and at all times forever here-after by force and virtue of these presents Lawfully peaceably and quietly ?? have hold use occupy possess and enjoy the same with all the appurtenances thereto free and clear and the said Richard Green his Heirs executors and administrators doth hereby freely and clearly acquit exonerate and discharge of and from all and all manner of former gifts grants bargains sales mortgages dowries rights of owner judgements executions evictions molestations betts troubles hindrances cost and charges whatsoever and the said Richard Green doth further covenant and bind himself his heirs executors and administrators firmly by these presents warrant and forever defend the said William Green his heirs and afsigns in the quiet and peaceable pofsefsion of all and singular the premises hereby granted with the appurtenances thereunto against the just and lawfull claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever In Witnefs whereof the said Richard Green and Sarah his Wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above Written 1798

Richard Green
Sarah Green

Signed Sealed and Delivered on the presence of us :

Edward Ingleton
James Ewing

State of New Jersey
Hunterdon --  On the 21st day of May 1798 before me James Ewing one of the judges of the Court of Governor ???  in Jerid County Finally the above married Richard Green and Sarah his wife and did acknowledge the above investment to be their Act and Deed by these signed sealed and delivered for the purposes therein mentions and the said Sarah Green being privately examined agreeably to Le?? did acknowledge that she ex??? the same of her own free will and accord and without any threats or compulsion from her said Husband

Acknowledged before me

James Ewing



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