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GREER, THOMAS N. B. (?–1842). Thomas N. B. Greer, soldier, was born in Tennessee and moved to Texas in 1835 with his brother Andrew. During the Texas Revolution he served as a private in Lt. Col. James Clinton Neill's "artillery corps" and manned one of the famed Twin Sisters at the battle of San Jacinto. After the revolution, on February 22, 1840, President Mirabeau B. Lamar commissioned Greer to raise a company of Texas Rangersqv for frontier defense. Greer commanded this company, known as the Boggy and Trinity Rangers, in John H. Moore's victory over the Comanches on the upper Colorado River in 1840. Greer was killed in action against Indians on the Trinity River near the Houston County settlement of Alabama in June 1842. He was married to the daughter of a Stephen Rogers.

During the Mexican War a Thomas Greer served as a private in Capt. G. M. Armstrong's Company G of Col. John C. Hays's First Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers, seeing action in the campaign for Mexico City in 1847.


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). Charles D. Spurlin, comp., Texas Veterans in the Mexican War: Muster Rolls of Texas Military Units (Victoria, Texas, 1984). Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker, eds., The Writings of Sam Houston, 1813–1863 (8 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1938–43; rpt., Austin and New York: Pemberton Press, 1970).

Thomas W. Cutrer


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

Thomas W. Cutrer, "GREER, THOMAS N. B.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.