"Greenbury was born about 1789 in Baltimore County before his father settled in Huntingdon County, PA. He was married to Keturah Lovell, daughter of William Lovell who ran a public house by 1803 at Chilcoatsville (now Cassville), PA and was the earliest settler of that place. Greenbury got in trouble with the law and was indicted for larceny in Huntingdon County, PA and a grand jury entered a "true bill" against him. I don't know the outcome or if he spent time in jail, but by Dec., 1835 and in 1836 he was living in Licking County, OH then moved to Illinois. He entered land in Jasper County in 1839, but I think he was living in Edgar County in 1840. He was called Greenbury Gosnell "of Illinois" in the will of his father-in-law, William Lovell, of Huntington County, PA in 1841. Greenbury was living in Jasper County, IL in the fall of 1843, but died by the summer of 1845. (I'm not exactly sure where he died)."
Residences & events:
1840 McKean Twp, Licking Co, OH. At census time Greenberry lived just down the road from sister Mary and Hethcote Chilcote. The family included: Greenberry at 40-50, 2 males age 5-10, 1 at 10-15, 1 at 15-20, 1 was 20-30, 2 females at 5-10, 1 at 10-15, 1 was 15-20, 1 at 20-30, and 1 aged 40-50.
Laurel McGlenn at Rootsweb.com wrote:
"Greenberry (Greenbury) Gosnell came to Newton, Illinois about 1830. He came from the city of Syloania (now named Highwater), County of Licking, State of Ohio." Obviously it was after 1840 when he migrated.