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Clergyman

Jacob Green, American clergyman. member New Jersey Provincial Congress, 1776.

Background

Green, Jacob was born on February 2, 1722 in Malden, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Jacob and Dorothy (Lynde) Green.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1744, honorary Master of Arts, 1749.

Career

10 children including Ashbel. Licensed to preach, 1745. Pastor Presbyterian Church, Hanover, New Jersey, 1746.

An original trustee College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1748-1764, acting vice president, in charge of school, 1758-1759. Member New Jersey Provincial Congress, 1776. Author: Sermons, 1768.

A Pamphlet on the Jewish Church, 1768. Sermons, 1769; wrote widely circulated tract “Observations on the Reconciliation of Great Britain and the Colonies in which are Exhibited Arguments for and against that Measure, by a Friend of American Liberty”. Wrote many articles on the currency under pen-name Eumenes.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Sermons, 1768. A Pamphlet on the Jewish Church, 1768. Sermons, 1769

    • wrote widely circulated tract “Observations on the Reconciliation of Great Britain and the Colonies in which are Exhibited Arguments for and against that Measure, by a Friend of American Liberty”.

      Wrote many articles on the currency under pen-name Eumenes.

Membership

Member New Jersey Provincial Congress, 1776.

Connections

Married Anna Strong, June 1747. Married second, Elizabeth Pierson, October 1757.

father:
Jacob Green

mother:
Dorothy (Lynde) Green

spouses:
Anna Strong

Elizabeth Pierson