GREER, THOMAS N. B.
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.
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