Thomas Marston Green, Sr. (1723 - 1805) MP

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Birthplace: Williamsburg, James City County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Jefferson County, Mississippi Territory, United States
Managed by: Shelley Chrystal Mactyre
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About Thomas Marston Green, Sr.

Not much is known of Green's service in the Revolution. What is known is that he was a commissioned Colonel in the Colonial Army. He later moved to Georgia where he met and befriended General George Rogers Clark. After discussing a plan with George, Thomas gathered a small army. Green gathered his men at the Holston River where they built a small fleet of boats. After floating down the river the party did not find George as expected so they continued on to Natchez, Mississippi. Thomas received an interview with the Spanish Governor Manuel Gayoso de Lemos where he claimed the entire district for Georgia. The Spanish expecting a revolt had him arrested and thrown in prison in New Orleans. Soon afterward his wife Martha came down to have him released, but she soon after died of exposure and stress. The Governor feeling sympathy for the Green family released Thomas. He settled his family in Jefferson County, Mississippi where he became one of the most influential men in the territory. He was also instrumental in forming Bourbon county the 2nd largest county in the United States history when he had the Bourbon Act of 1785 passed.

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Col. Thomas Marston Green, Sr.'s Timeline

1723
November 10, 1723
Williamsburg, James City County, Province of Virginia
1752
November 21, 1752
Age 29
1753
October 21, 1753
Age 29
James City County, Province of Virginia
1755
November 11, 1755
Age 32
1758
February 26, 1758
Age 34
Williamsburg, James City County, Province of Virginia
1760
January 1, 1760
Age 36
1762
January 1, 1762
Age 38
James City County, Province of Virginia
1763
December 25, 1763
Age 40
James City County, Province of Virginia
1765
December 17, 1765
Age 42
James City County, Province of Virginia
1765
Age 41