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Benjamin Green, Sr.

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Sussex County, New Jersey, United States
Death: Died in Jacksontown, Licking County, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Heath, Licking County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Greene and Freelove Greene
Husband of Catharine Green
Father of Anna Pitzer; Phebe Anna Swisher; Elizabeth Stadden; Richard Stoneman Green; Sarah Anderson and 9 others
Brother of Elizabeth Beem

Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About Sr Benjamin Green

  • Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A046827
  • Service: VIRGINIA Rank: PRIVATE
  • Birth: 4-26-1755 SUSSEX CO NEW JERSEY
  • Death: 9-28-1833 LICKING CO OHIO
  • Pension Number: *S4302
  • Service Source: *S4302
  • Service Description: 1) CAPT SAMUEL COX, COL SUMMERS, MAJ WEST

4 graves side by side: are Benjamin Green, Sen., Catharine (wife or Ben Green, Sen.,), Benjamin Green, Jr., and Sophia Green. David Dunavan has a picture of Benjamin (Senior) head stone from 1928. Benjamin's tombstone in Beard-Green Cemetery reads:

"Benjamin Green, Sen., Died Sept. 28, 1833 Aged 78 y. 5 m. and 2 days. His body consigned to the cold tomb concealed from mortal sight, the happy spirit has gained its home at God's right hand in the sweet world of light."

According to his Rev. War pension application, #7961, Benjamin Green was born in 1755 in Sussex Co., NJ.

Soldier in Revolutionary War, enlisted from Loudon Co., VA, in 1777 and served three enlistments as a Private with the VA troops under Capt. Samuel Cox and Col. Summers. He was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, and was pensioned for six months, discharged in October 1781.

See Hill , N. N., Jr. (1881), History of Licking County, Ohio, pp. 492-497 for a biographical sketch. A. A. Graham & Co. Publishers.

Also, History of the Michael Beem Family, by Nelson Beem.

DAR Magazine, Oct. 1916

Smuckers, Isaac. 1872. Licking County Ohio Pioneers. Clark & King, Newark Ohio.

From 1782 to 1787 Benjamin Green paid taxes in Loudon Co., VA. After Allegany Co., MD was surveyed in 1788 he seems to have moved to the land there that he received as a military grant for his services in the Revolutionary War. In the spring of 1799, Green & his son-in-law Richard Pitzer left Allegheny Co. Md., and lived one year at Marietta, Ohio. In spring of 1800 they moved their families to the junction of the North & South forks of Licking River, and settled on Shawnee Run, then moved on to Hog Run, in Licking Co., OH.


Benjamin served in the Revolutionary War. He and his wife Catharine, and their children were some of the earliest settlers of Licking County, having moved there from Allegany County, Maryland, around 1800. DAR Ancestor #: A046827

Their children included: Anna, Phebe, Elizabeth, Richard, Sarah, John, Daniel, Michael, Sophia, Benjamin, william and Mary.

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Sr Benjamin Green's Timeline

April 26, 1755
Sussex County, New Jersey, United States
March 18, 1779
Age 23
Allegany County, Maryland, United States
April 21, 1781
Age 25
Allegany County, Maryland, United States
Age 27
Allegany County, Maryland, United States
February 18, 1786
Age 30
Alleghany County, Maryland
Age 30
Allegany County, Maryland, United States
Age 32
Alleghany County, Maryland
August 4, 1789
Age 34
Alleghany County, Maryland
June 14, 1791
Age 36
Allegany County, Maryland, United States