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George Washington Greene
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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. 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathanael Greene (1742 - 1786)
  Catharine Littlefield Miller (1755 - 1814)
 
 Siblings:
  George Washington Greene (1775 - 1793)
  Nathanael Ray Greene (1780 - 1859)*
  Louisa Catharine Greene Shaw (1785 - 1831)*
  Helen Hall Blair (1888 - 1972)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Johnson Square
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Douglas Robinson
Record added: May 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90519030
George Washington Greene
Added by: Douglas Robinson
 
 
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