The Resource Items located in oversize, box 9

Items located in oversize, box 9

Label
1777, 1818
Inclusive dates
1777, 1818
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1777 and 1818, of Berryman Green (1754-1825) consisting of a commission, 31 March 1777, appointing Green quartermaster of the first regiment of horse in the Continental Army and is signed by John Hancock (1737-1793); and a letter, 22 March 1818, from Berryman Green to one of his sons sending a silhouette likeness of himself
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Biographical or historical data
Berryman Green was born 31 January 1753 or 1754 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Thomas Green (ca. 1725-ca. 1799) and Lucy Davis Green (ca. 1735-1785). Green's family moved to Prince Edward County, Virginia, and in 1769, he was apprenticed to the court clerk of Charlotte County, Virginia. In 1776, Green enlisted in Henry Lee's (1756-1818) command, then received an appointment as quartermaster for General George Washington's (1732-1799) staff. In 1781, Green was appointed an assistant deputy quartermaster for the state of Virginia. After the war, Green lived in Westmoreland County, then moved to Halifax County, Virginia in 1787 where he became a planter. Green represented Halifax County in the House of Delegates in 1796. Green married first Anne Pritchard (d. 1787) of Pennsylvania in 1799, and they had five children. He married second Nancy Terry (1758 or 1763-1836) of Halifax County 6 January 1789), and they had six children. Green died in Halifax County 14 September 1825, and was buried in the Terry family cemetery there.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
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Items located in oversize, box 9
Note
Items located in oversize, box 9
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Haden, H. T., Dr.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000488251
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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