Greene, Catharine Ray (1731-1794)

Close friend of Franklin and his family.

Met Franklin in Boston (1754). Corresponded with him from then until his death, meeting with him in person on four additional occasions, the last time in 1776.

Befriended Jane Mecom, who lived with the Greenes for some time during the Revolutionary War.

Born in Block Island, Rhode Island. Married in 1758 to William Greene, who served as Governor of Rhode Island (1778-86); six children, including eldest son Ray, who wrote to Franklin.