Greaton, Josiah a Roman Catholic priest, was born about 1680; entered the Society of Jesus, July 5, 1708, became a professed father, August 4, 1719, resided at St. Inigo's, Maryland, from 1721 to 1724; exercised his ministry in Philadelphia for nearly twenty years (1730-50); returned to Maryland; and died at Bohemia, September 19, 1752. Greaton's name is a prominent one- in the early annals of Catholicism in Philadelphia. See De Courcy and Shea, Hist. of the Cath. Church in the U.S. page 200.