1Ellery Bicknell Crane, Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, Vol. 4, p. 274 (1907).
"(II) John Greenwood, third child of Thomas Greenwood (1), was born in Newton, about 1675, married Hannah Trowbridge, daughten of Deacon James Trowbridge. She died June 21, 1728, aged fifty-six years. He married second Alice Lyon, of Roxbury, in 1729. He was prominent in town affairs for many years. as the squire-justice of the peace--for many years he celebrated nearly all the marriages in town. He was selectman for eighteen years successively after 1711, and was for three years deputy to the general court. He died August 9, 1737. Children of John and Hannah Greenwood were: Thomas, see forward; Elizabeth, born September 20, 1697; Hannah, born March 4, 1699; Ruth, born October 12, 1701; Daniel, November 27, 1704; Susanna, born December 21, 1709, lieutenant, selectman and ancestor of some of the Hubbardston family.".
1Ellery Bicknell Crane, Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, Vol. 4, p. 274 (1907).URL = http://books.google.com/books?id=ByzhgLUOIRIC&pg=PA274&lpg=PA274&dq=%22Thomas+Greenwood%22+%22Hannah+Ward%22&source=bl&ots=Y0XEFLoU3W&sig=C9-BSpmc3ExVQ-Tg0U72ISMd-yM&hl=en#v=onepage&q=%22Thomas%20Greenwood%22%20&f=false.
"GREENWOOD FAMILY. Thomas Greenwood (1), the pioneer and progenitor of the family in this country, was born in England, it is presumed, in 1643, and died in Newton, Massachusetts, September 11, 1693. He came to Newton in 1667, when he was twenty-four years old. He was a weaver by trade, and became a useful and distinguished citizen. He was elected constable at the first meeting, August 27, 1679, when the town was organized and is supposed to have been the first town clerk. He was selectman in 1686-87-90-93. His homestall was between that of Captain Prentice and John Ward. He bought it in 1673 of Nathaniel Hammond, and from time to time later bought real estate extensively. His widow administered his estate, which was valued at more than four hundred and eighty-one pounds.
He married (first) Hannah Ward daughter of John Ward, Sr., July 8 or 16, 1670. He married (second) Abigail Spring. Children of Thomas and Hannah (Ward) Greenwood were: 1. Thomas, born January 23, 1671, died young. 2. Thomas born July 15, 1673, Harvard College, 1690, minister at Rehoboth, Massachusetts. 3. John, see forward. Children of Thomas and Abigail (Spring) Greenwood were: 4. James, born December 19, 1687, ancestor of the Holliston branch. 5. Deacon William, ancestor of the Sherborn branch, born October 14, 1689."