Charles Green
son of John Green

Charles Green son of John Green married Rebecca (S)Critchfield, had children: William; Catherine;Hannah;Henry;Reuben;Rebecca;Anna;Charles, Jr.

This information came from P.Rennells who was responding to a query from Michael Bruce Elzinga. She may have more information. She mentions a book we have heard of called Climbing the Green Tree and Other Branches by Watson Kirkconnell.

"Like many other colonials, I supported the crown. I was taken prisoner at the Battle of Princeton, but later escaped and fled to Canada, where I raised my family and became a man of certain distinction."


Charles GREEN
Birth: 16 JUN 1737/1740 in Oxford,Sussex,New Jersey,BNA
Death: 1827 in Lundy`s Lane,Stamford,Niagara,Ontario
Burial: in Greens Corners C, Lundys Lane, Ontario, Canada
Note:
King`s Rangers in 1779, in Canada, at Battle of Princeton 1/3/1777 arrested 8/1777 for belligerently refusing to serve in Rebel militia, imprisoned and escaped.Petitioned King in 7/16/1795.granted lots 132-3 in Stamford Township, Niagara District, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada 10/17/1802, once Queenston.
A Henry Scritchfield m. Alice Seers 4/9/1761 in St. James, Westminster, London.sons served at battle of Lundy`s Lane July25,1814 in 2nd Lincoln Regiment with Henry Buchner, and William in Niagara Light Dragoons. Niagara known as Newark in 1792-1800, Niagara-on-the-lake since 1906. Stamford was first Township 2 then Mount Dorcester.
Marriage: Rebecca Critchfield Rebekah SCRITCHFIELD b: 1750/1754 in Washington,Bedford, Pennsylvania

Child: Catherine GREEN b: AFT 1760 in Warren Greens,Pond,Pond, New Jersey




[Transcribed verbatim on August 1, 2000 by Michael B. Elzinga (a descendant of Charles Green) from the Saturday Spotlight section of the Niagara Falls Review, June 1995.  This newspaper clipping (without the specific day of the date) was found in the Lundy’s Lane Historical Museum on Lundy’s Lane (where it turns into Ferry Street) in Niagara Falls, Ontario, just 1/2 block east of where Main Street crosses Lundy’s Lane.  The museum also displays the gravestone of Rebecca Green (b. Sept. 26, 1786, d. Oct. 8, 1880) who was the daughter born a few days after Charles Green’s arrival in Niagara.  Rebecca married William Biggar.]