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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thomas Greene

"Thomas Green, father of Captain Oliver Hazard Perry Green, of New Castle, was a soldier in the war of 1812. The family is of Quaker stock and remotely connected with the famous Quaker General of the Revolution--Nathaniel Greene of Rhode Island. Mr. Greene was living at that time in Bellefonte, Centre county, where he was drafted and sent to Erie to guard the fleet building by Commodore Perry at that point.When the vessels were all afloat and safely over the bar, Mr. Green volunteered with others to go on board and serve against the enemy. He was in the brig Niagara during the celebrated action of September 10, 1813, in which the British fleet was captured entire. For his services in this battle the State presented him with a silver medal in 1821. It is of coin silver of the value of nearly five dollars, and has a profile likeness of Commodore Perry on the obverse side, and on the reverse the name of Thomas Green, encircled by a wreath and the words, "In testimony of his patriotism and bravery in the naval action on Lake Erie, September 10, 1813." Perry's celebrated dispatch to General Harrison--"We have met the enemy and they are ours" is graven on the margin. This medal is in the possession of Captain O. H. P. Green, whom his father named in honor of the Commodore."Source: "History of Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania, 1770 - 1877", by S.W. and P.A. Durant

John Greene (Surgeon)
Birth: ABT 1590, Gillingham,Dorsetshire,England
Death: JAN 1658/1659, Kingstown,Washington co.,RI
Family 1: Joanne Tattershall
Marriage: 4 NOV 1619, Salisbury,Wiltshire,England,St.Thomas Church
Mary Greene
John Greene
Peter Greene
Richard Greene
James Greene
Thomas Greene
Joan Greene

Thomas Greene
Birth: 4 JUN 1628, Salisbury,Wiltshire,England
Christening: 4 JUN 1628, Salisbury,Wiltshire,England,St.Thomas's Ch.
Death: 5 JUN 1717, Warwick,Kent,RI
Burial: Stone Castle,Old Warick,RI
Father: John Greene
Mother: Joanne Tattershall

Family 1: Elizabeth Barton
Marriage: 30 JUN 1659
Elizabeth Greene
Thomas Greene
Benjamin Greene
Richard Greene
Welthyan Greene

Thomas Greene
Birth: 14 AUG 1662, Stone Castle,,RI
Death: 1 FEB 1698/1699, Newport,,RI
Father: Thomas Greene
Mother: Elizabeth Barton

Family 1: Anne Greene
Marriage: 27 MAY 1686
Elizabeth Greene
Anne Greene
John Greene
Phebe Greene
Phillipa Greene
Welthyan Greene
Deborah Greene

John Greene
Birth: 14 APR 1691, Potowomut,,RI
Death: 8 DEC 1757
Father: Thomas Greene
Mother: Anne Greene

Family 1: Deborah Carr
Marriage: 6 DEC 1711
Thomas Greene
Caleb Greene
Anne Greene
Benjamin Greene
Job Greene
Almy Greene
Richard Greene
Nathaniel Greene

Then and Now: John Greene, Surgeon 2: Mr. Green, a peacemaker
Full story: Warwickonline.com

The attack by Massachusetts soldiers on the Gortonists at Shawomet in 1643. One of the first six colonists to receive "home lots" in Providence was the remarkable John Greene, Surgeon.

Rufus Greene
Nathaniel Greene

1 comment:

  1. The other John Greene, known as John Greene the surgeon or John Greene of Warwick, was the ancestor of General Nathanael Greene (See Family # PR37), famous in American history as Washington's second in command during the War for Independence.

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