George Greene

Date of Birth

Nov. 8, 1761

Date of Death

Jan. 15, 1852

Letters Authored

1

Letters Received

0

George Greene was born 257 years ago.
167 years ago, George Greene passed away at the age of 90.

Letters Authored in Collection

History

BACKGROUND
According to genealogical data bases, George Greene was born in Warwick, Rhode Island 8 Nov. 1761 and died 15 Jan. 1852 in New York. He was married to Sarah Waterman (b. 1761, d. 1 Oct 1859). His father was Stephen Greene (b. 22 May 1740, in Old Warwick, Rhode Island. His Mother was Mercy Lockwood (b. 26 Nov 1737, d. 10 Apr 1790). Mercy Lockwood's brother, Amos Lockwood, the uncle to whom George Greene is writing, was born 25 Apr 1727 in Warwick, Rhode Island and died 9 Jun 1806, in Warwick; Amos was married to Mary Warner (b. 25 Nov 1727, d. before 1800).

THE LETTER
George Green is writing his uncle from “Mount Independence” in Vermont. The letter gives some of the details of his journey and the work he and his family did as they settled into their new home. He mentions having stayed one night at his Uncle Brayton's. It should be noted that Mercy Lockwood's sister, Barbara Lockwood (b. abt 1747), was married to a Francis Brayton (b. 15 Aug 1743). It is believed that Francis was a brother of Gideon Brayton (b. 1718) who did in fact live in Vermont at the time, but as of this writing this is only speculation.

MOUNT INDEPENDENCE
“Atop this rugged promontory along the Vermont shore of Lake Champlain, American Revolutionary War troops built a fort complex to guard against a British attack from Canada. The troops named it Mount Independence in honor of the Declaration of Independence. This new fort faced north and stood across the lake from the fort at Ticonderoga.”[1]

[1] From "Vermont State Historic Sites".
http://www.historicvermont.org/mountindependence/independence.html