Born: 1810-01-03 West Virginia
Died: 1880-05-04 Sangamon County, Illinois
Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
Greenwood moved with his father to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1824. In November 1831, he married Elizabeth (Eliza) Miller, with whom he had three children. In the 1830s, John purchased eighty acres of public land west of Chatham, Illinois. Eliza Greenwood died in February 1841, and in March 1843, John married Emily Miller, Eliza's sister. In 1850, he was farming in Sangamon County and owned real estate valued at $1,100.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 14 November 1831, 8 March 1843, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 336; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 838; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon County, 68:132, 177, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 157.