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Joseph Green 1767-1853

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Joseph Green, the son of Ebenezer Green, was born Feb. 26, 1767, in Sussex County, New Jersey.

He enlisted in the Revolutionary War from Muncy, Northumberland Co., Penn., in Aug., 1779, to serve under Capt. Samuel Brady, for three months at Fort Brady, situated in Muncy.

During this period he was with several scouting parties for Tories and Indians were hostile in the vicinity.

In May 1782, he enlisted for the war, in a company of Rangers commanded by Capt. Thos. Robinson in Col. Samuel Hunter's regiment.

To the same company his brother Ebenezer Green Jr. belonged, who was killed by Indians April 16, 1782.

Joseph Green did garrison duty at Minegan Fort, for three months, with occasional scouting raids, then at Fort Borley for five months, and was discharged the following December.

In June 1788 he removed to Chesining, Tioga Co., New York, where his dwelling was destroyed by fire in 1789.

He came to Madison, O. May 30, 1817. He received a pension from 1837 until his death in 1853, having spent all his life as a pioneer in new settlements.

He was a large man, of excellent character, and proud of the fact that he gave some service to his country in its struggles for independence.

The statement was made, at the time of his death, that he was the youngest Revolutinary soldier.

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