Person:Timothy Green (11)

m. 1724
  1. Joseph Green1720 - 1802
  2. Col. Timothy Green1733 - 1812
  1. Innis Green
  • HCol. Timothy Green1733 - 1812
  • WEaffy Finney1735 - 1765
m. Abt 1760
Facts and Events
Name Col. Timothy Green
Gender Male
Birth? 1733 Hanover Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Marriage to Mary Innis
Marriage to Jean Edmundston
Marriage Abt 1760 to Eaffy Finney
Death? 27 Feb 1812 Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States
  1.   Col Timothy Green, in Find A Grave.

    Historical Marker
    Col. Timothy Green
    "In the graveyard to the south rests Timothy Green. Officer in the French and Indian War; signer of the Hanover Independence Resolves in June, 1774; an outstanding leader of this region in the Revolution."

  2.   Robert L. Maley, in Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania: Containing sketches of prominent and representative citizens and many of the early Scotch-Irish and German settlers. (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States: J. M. Runk & Company, 1896)
    Page 177.

    GREEN, TIMOTHY, son of Robert Green, was born about 1733, on the "Monoday," Hanover township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa.; died February 27, 1812, at Dauphin, Pa., and is buried in the old graveyard there. His father, of Scotch ancestry, came from the north of Ireland about 1725, locating near the Kittochtinny mountains on Manada creek. The first record we have of the son is subsequent to Braddock's defeat, when the frontier settlers were threatened with extermination by the marauding savages. Timothy Green assisted in organizing a company, and for at least seven years was chiefly in active service in protecting the settlers from the fury of the blood-thirsty Indians. In the Bouquet expedition he commanded a company of Provincial troops. For his services at this time, the Proprietaries granted him large tracts of land in Buffalo Valley and on Bald Eagle creek. At the outset of the Revolution, Captain Green became an earnest advocate for independence, and the Hanover resolutions of June 4, 1774, passed unaniously by the meeting of which he was chairman, show that he was intensely patriotic. He was one of the Committee of Safety of the Province, which met November 22, 1774, in Lancaster, and issued hand-bills to the import that "agreeable to the resolves and recommendations of the American Continental Congress, that the freeholders and others qualified to vote for representatives in Assembly choose, by ballot, sixty persons for a Committee of Observation, to observe the conduct of all persons toward the actions of the General Congress; the committee, when elected, to divide the country into districts and appoint members of the committee to superintend each district, and any six so appointed to be a quorum, etc." Election was held on Thursday, 15th December, 1774, and, among others, Timothy Green was elected from Hanover. This body of men were in correspondence with Joseph Reed, Charles Thompson, George Clymer, John Benezet, Samuel Meredith, Thomas Mifflin, etc., of Philadelphia, and others. They met at Lancaster again, April 27, 1775, when notice was taken of General Gage's attack upon the inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay, and a general meeting called for the 1st of May, at Lancaster. Upon the erection of he county of Dauphin, Colonel Green was the oldest justice of the peace in commission, and, under the Constitution of 1776, he was presiding justice of the courts. He continued therein until, under the Constitution of 1790, which required the presiding judge "to be learned in the law," Judge Atlee was appointed. After his retirement, Judge Green returned to his quiet farm at the mouth of Stony creek, where he had erected a mill and other improvements. He was thrice married; married, first, in 1760 Effy Finney robinson, daughter of James and Jean Finney, and widow of Thomas Robinson. She died December 28, 1765, and is buried in old Hanover church graveyard.

  3.   Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies; Scotch-Irish and German. (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States: Lane S. Hart, Printer and Binder, 1886)
    Pages 33 to 35.

    Innis Green, b. March 25, 1776 ; d. August 4, 1830 ; son of Col. Timothy Green and Mary Innis ; received a tolerably fair English education, an essential in the Scotch-Irish settlements ; his father who built a mill at the mouth of Stony Creek, on the Susquehanna, about 1790, dying in 1812, Innis took charge of it; he was appointed by Governor Findlay one of the associate judges of the county of Dauphin, August 10, 1818, resigning, however, October 23, 1827, having been elected to the National House of Representatives ; he served during the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses ; Governor Wolf re-appointed him, January 26, 1832, associate judge, a position he held at the time of his death.