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Jesse Green, Sussex County. First Deputy Grand Master, and Second Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Delaware.

GENERAL JESSE GREEN, eldest son of Thomas Dudley and Mary (Simms) Green, was born in Maryland, June 12, 1776.

General Green was a lienal descendant of the first Lord Baltimore, whose daughter, Helen Calvert, married Thomas Green.

Their son, Thomas Green, great-great-grandfather of Jesse Green, came with his uncle, Leonard Calvert, to Maryland where he married Winifred, daughter of Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore.

In June, 1790, General Jesse Green removed from the District of Columbia to Sussex county, Delaware; where he married Sarah Buchanan, widow of ______ Buchanan. This lady lived but a short time.

During the war of 1812, General Green was in active service and was present with his troops at the bombardment of Lewes. He filled many offices of public trust and was for thirty sessions a member of the Delaware Legislature.

Faithful to the precepts of his ancestors, General Green was a devoted Catholic, and during his long and useful life, never neglected his religious duties.

He died at Concord, in August, 1834, and is interred there in the family burial ground.

General Green was of a retiring and studious disposition, and spent much of his time with his books, his library being the finest in Sussex county.

He was a friend to the poor, and it was his delight to assist young men of talent whose means would not afford them the benefits of scholastic training.

Among those thus generously aided by him were many whose history has adorned the annals of Delaware.



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Green, Jesse
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Date: January 02, 2001 07:37PM

Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware, J.M. Runk and Co. Publishers, Vol. II, pp. 1324-1325.


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