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Niagara Falls in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Charles Green

1740 - 1827

 

— United Empire Loyalist —

 
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By Jamie Abel, August 31, 2012
1. Charles Green Marker
Inscription.  “If the captain wants me, he may come himself and if he does I will shoot him.”

With these words, Charles Green refused induction into the N. Jersey rebel militia. Imprisoned, he escaped and joined the “King’s Rangers” a loyalist unit. He “suffered very considerably both in person and property”. At war’s end he walked from N. Jersey leading his wife and two children on horseback. His wife Rebekah, buried next to him, gave birth eight days later to a daughter. The first white child born on the frontier. He donated these lands, part of a grant from George III, to the Methodist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 43° 5.35′ N, 79° 7.328′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker is on Lundy’s Lane 0.1 kilometers east of Montrose Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2H 1G8, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Charles Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, August 31, 2012
2. Charles Green Marker
Marker with Lundy's Lane Cemetery in the background.
3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To the Memory of the Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); British Retreat (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Battlefield Tourism (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); The British Defense (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Battle Ground Hotel (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Ruth Redmond (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Americans Withdraw (approx. 2.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
More about this marker. The marker sits along the street within an inset of the wrought-iron fence surrounding Lundy Lane Cemetery.
 
Charles Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, August 31, 2012
3. Charles Green Marker
Marker visible on the left, looking east down Lundy's Lane.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on August 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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