Tom McCabes Genealogy 2022

Greenbury PINKSTONAge: 23 years17471771

Greenbury PINKSTON
Given names
Birth April 17, 1747 24
Birth of a brotherShadrack PINKSTON
before 1750 (Age 2 years)
Note: It has NOT been proved that Shadrack is the son of William and Ann but this conjecture is the most accepted by Pinkston genealogists.
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam PINKSTON
1764 (Age 16 years)
Note: This may not be the same William Pinkston. (There was a William Pinkston who came into Maryland on a ship earlier in the century.) Also, the William Pinkston who lived in Frederick Co was a carpenter according to records in the Maryland Archives.
Death 1771 (Age 23 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: 1743Baltimore Co, MD
8 years
younger brother
-5 years
elder brother
5 months
elder brother
3 years
-16 months
elder sister


From Nat. Gen. Soc. Quarterly, Vol 62, 1974 "Colonial Va. Business Records as a Genealogical Resource" - "... Glassford & Henderson trading store ... Colchester, Fairfax Co, VA .. 1768 Pinkstone, Greenberry, son of William ....'


From an email from Marcia Bignall:

Birth: 17 April 1747, St. John's Parish Records, Baltimore Co MD; see also "Baltimore County Families 1659-1759" by Robert Barnes.

Death: Fairfax Co VA Will Book C, p129, estate inventoried 17 May 1771. John Pinkston(e) was named administrator of Greenberry's estate 19 Mar 1771.

Greenberry Pinkston(e) sued Thomas Wren for assult & battery 15 May 1769 in Fairfax Co (source?)


Some researchers have named Greenberry Pinkston as Shadrack's father. That is almost surely incorrect. The two were about the same age and the estate inventory for Greenberry would seem to indicate he was unmarried. [email from Marcia Bignall, Pinkston researcher.]