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George Washington Greene

Birthplace: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Camden, Georgia, United States
Place of Burial: Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. General Nathanael Greene (Continental Army) and Catharine Greene
Brother of Ann Thurston; Martha Washington Turner; Nathaniel Ray Greene; Louisa Catherine Shaw; Catherine Greene and 1 other

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About George Washington Greene

Photo and some conflicting but otherwise necessary info (below) Ref.: < > George Washington Greene, Johnson Square, Savannah, Chatham Co. Georgia.

Birth: 1775 Coventry Kent County Rhode Island, USA Death: Mar. 28, 1793 Savannah Chatham County Georgia, USA

Born to Gen. Nathanael Greene and Catharine Littlefield. He accompanied La Fayette to France in 1785, and was educated under the Marquis's care as a companion of his own son also named George Washington, returning to Georgia. Johnson Square was the first of Savannah's squares and remains the largest of the twenty four. It was named for Robert Johnson, colonial governor of South Carolina and a friend of General Oglethorpe. Interred in the square is Revolutionary War hero General Nathanael Greene, the namesake of nearby Greene Square. Greene died in 1786 and was buried in Savannah's Colonial Park Cemetery. His son, George Washington Greene, was buried beside him after drowning in the Savannah River in 1793. Following vandalism of the cemetery by occupying Union forces during the Civil War the location of Greene's burial was lost. After the remains were re-identified Greene and his son were moved to Johnson Square. An obelisk in the center of the square now serves as a memorial to Gen. Greene.

Family links:

 Nathanael Greene (1742 - 1786)
 Catharine Littlefield Miller (1755 - 1814)
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George Washington Greene's Timeline

February 1776
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
April 28, 1793
Age 17
Camden, Georgia, United States
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, United States