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Col Christopher Greene
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1737
Rhode Island, USA
Death: May 14, 1781
Yorktown
Westchester County
New York, USA

Born near Warwick, R.I., Col. Greene ran his family's mill after his father's death in 1761, marrying Anna Lippit and fathering 9 children. He served in the Rhode Island legislature from 1772-1774, and became a lieutenant in the Kentish Guards of the Revoluntionary Army in 1774. He was promoted to major in the Army of Observation in 1775 by George Washington, and led a regiment from Cambridge (MA) under the command of Benedict Arnold. He was captured during an attack on a British garrison in Quebec in 1775, and was held prisoner for 8 months. In 1776, he was promoted to colonel, and was placed in charge of Fort Mercer (N.J.), defending it from Hessians, under the command of Count Von Donop, during the Battle of Red Bank on October 22, 1777. Returning to Rhode Island, Col. Greene helped assemble the 1st Rhode Island regiment, a regiment of free African-Americans and slaves who were freed to serve in the army. Under the command of Gen. John Sullivan, Col. Greene and his troops participated in the Battle of Rhode Island, which began on August 29,1778. Along with several members of his regiment, he was killed by Loyalists near the Croton River on March 14, 1781. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Anne Lippitt Greene (1735 - 1816)*
 
 Children:
  Christopher Greene (1774 - 1828)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: there is also an individual marker for this individual in the Capt. Samuel Green lot, Warwick, Kent county, Rhode Island--Find-A-Grave memorial # 17885626
 
Burial:
First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Yorktown
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Pat
Record added: Apr 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36004806
Col Christopher Greene
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To honor and perpetuate the memory of his sacrifice to the patriot American cause during its time of need. From a 3rd cousin, 6 generations removed
- Alan (Bert) Catlin
 Added: Sep. 12, 2013
My third cousin seven times removed. Rest in Peace
- Michael Ratliff Lutz
 Added: Mar. 7, 2013

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Apr. 18, 2009
 
 
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