Green, George (1813–1885)

By: Thomas W. Cutrer

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: December 4, 2019

George Green, soldier, was born at Havre de Grace, Hartford County, Maryland, on May 18, 1813, the son of Joshua and Elizabeth Kentle (Myer) Green. He immigrated to Texas in May 1835 and joined Capt. Jesse Billingsley's Company C of Col. Edward Burleson's First Regiment, Texas Volunteers, on March 17, 1836. After the battle of San Jacinto Green reportedly assisted in the capture of Antonio López de Santa Anna. He was discharged on June 20, 1836, and soon enlisted as a private in Capt. William H. Hill's company of Texas Rangers, in which he served from July 1 until October 1, 1836. Green settled in Milam County and in 1837 served under William Mosby Eastland on a campaign against the Indians. In 1840 Green married Martha Chance. They had seven children. In 1841 Green followed Edwin Morehouse against the Indians in Milam and Cameron counties. Thereafter he helped George B. Erath to survey Milam, Falls, McLennan, and several other Central Texas counties. By 1850 he had amassed $3,500 in real property in Milam County. On May 11, 1853, Green was elected a Milam County delegate to the state Democratic convention, to be held at Washington, Texas, in June. After the death of his first wife he married Martha Hasseltine, in 1861; they had six children. On July 15, 1881, Green began to draw his pension as a Texas veteran. He died in his home near Cameron on April 19, 1885, and was buried there in Oakwood Cemetery. He was a Mason and a member of the Texas Veterans Association.

A George Green, born in England but residing in Alabama in 1835, served as a private in Capt. William G. Cooke's company of New Orleans Greys in the siege of Bexar and later served in Capt. Samuel Overton Pettus's company of Greys under Col. James W. Fannin., Jr. He was killed in the Goliad massacre, on March 27, 1836.

Dallas Herald, July 21, 1881, April 23, 1885. Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston: Anson Jones, 1932). Galveston Daily News, April 21, 1885. Telegraph and Texas Register, November 9, 1836. Texas State Gazette, June 4, 1853.

Time Periods:
  • Texas Revolution

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Thomas W. Cutrer, “Green, George,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 13, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 4, 2019