his father and tea party

Started by Private User on Saturday, December 26, 2009


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12/26/2009 at 11:01 AM

General Greene was appointed spokesman for the Patriot 'Friends.' They were of one mind. They had risked their lives in the cause of liberty and they were not only not sorry for it but were proud of it. The General stated to the committee that in reply to its demand that they should acknowledge the act as wrong he had but one answer to make and that it was a decided one, 'they would be damned if they would do it.' From that time on Thomas Greene repudiated the Society of Friends. He left his people and went to Virginia, thence to Somerset County, Kentucky, and thence to Franklin County, Indiana, where he died on his farm two miles below Brooklyn." - [1]
John Green, surgeon, came with wife Joan Tattersall and children from Eng. in 1635 on the ``James'', settled in Providence RI and in 1640 with 12 others bought Narragansett. John Green, brother of Nathaniel Green, both sons of Jabez Green, moved from Rhode Island to South Carolina in 1770, 100 miles N. of Charleston and 40 or 50 miles from Camden. In 1775 3 sons of John threw tea into Charleston harbor and Tories raided Green home killing John and his wife (some say the other 3 sons) Thomas, aged 15, escaped overland to RI and joined RI regiment. Thomas m. Elizabeth Matthews ``whose mother was a Ransbird of Wales and was titled''. Thomas in 1790 NC Census in Morgan District of Wilkes County, NC.'' - [2]

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