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Francis Green

Francis Green, American Loyalist, philanthropist.

Background

  • Green, Francis was born on August 21, 1742 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Benjamin and Margaret (Pierce) Green.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1760.

    Career

    • Ensign in French and Indian War, 1754. Present at battles of Louisburg, 1758, Martinique and capture of Havana, 1762. Captain 3d Company of Loyal Associate Volunteers, 1775.

      Appointed magistrate, Halifax, Nova Scoti, Canada, 1776. Went to New York, 1777. Banished to England because of Loyalist sympathies, 1778-1784.

      Sheriff of Halifax County (Nova Scoti), 1784-1787. Went to Massachusetts, 1797. 1st joint treasurer of Massachusetts.

      Published many articles and translations concerning training of deafmutes (1st American writer in this field, became interested in subject because one of his children was a deaf mute). Helped to establish a school for deafmutes, London, England. Author: The Art of Imparting Speech, 1783.

    Works

    • Author: The Art of Imparting Speech, 1783.

    Connections

    • Married Susannah Green, October 18, 1769, 3 children. Married second, Harriet Matthews, 1785, 6 children.
    • father: Benjamin Green
    • mother: Margaret (Pierce) Green
    • spouses: Susannah Green
    • Harriet Matthews
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    Born August 21, 1742
    Died April 21, 1809
    (aged 66)
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