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View Tree for Robert Duff GreenRobert Duff Green (b. Abt. 1695, d. 1748)

Robert Duff Green (son of William Green and Eleanor Duff) was born Abt. 1695 in North Hampton, England, and died 1748 in Culpepper County, VA. He married Eleanor Duff, daughter of Unknown Duff and Unknown.

 Includes NotesNotes for Robert Duff Green:
The Gate Hearld, Gate City, Virginia (article written regarding James Green)
Robert Green landed in 1712, directly from England. He and his wife Eleanor Duff had 7 children. He landed in Culpepper County, VA. in 1712. On authority of Prof. A. J. Wolfe, Big Stone Gap, James Green, Sr. [Robert Green's grandson] was a close relative of Nathaniel Green [Nathaniel {Nathaniel, Nathanae}]Green is the son of John Green, Sr. [Robert and John were brothers] who gave Cornwallis his greatest lesson of the Revolutionary Way. Nathaniel was a General. His Descendants settled in New Hampshire.

Robert Green was the son of William Green and his wife, Eleanor Duff. It has been said that William Green was an officer in the body guard of William III, Prince of Orange. A roster of that troop shows his name under title "Yeoman".

Robert came to America when he was 17 years old with his uncle, Sir William Duff of Scotland. The settled on the James River. In 1732 Robert received a patent for 120,000 acres along with hi uncle and Joist Hite and Robert McKay. His uncle returned to Scotland, leaving Robert Green in charge of their joint venture. The uncle died without chldren and Robert inherited his uncles interest in Virginia. His possessions were among the largest of early Virginia grants. They were primarily in Prince William, Augusta, Orange, Westmoreland and King George counties. His children lived in Culpeper Co. and later KY.

Robert married Eleanor Dunn, a Scot lady. They were the parents of seven sons, all of who were over 6 feet tall having red hair and beards. The family was know as the "Red Greens" to distinguish them from other families of the same name with different characteristics.

(Susanna Thorton Green, Louisville, KY, June 15, 1895..)"Tradition says young Robert became fond of the violin, dancing, etc. , which his Quaker Uncle did not approve, so (robert) he left (Sir William's) house, going up the Rappahannock River and locating near the spring (where there were remains of an old house about the year 1730-1735, possiby the place now called Liberty Hall). Mrs. Fannie Richards Gilkerson, a descendant of Robert Green, now owns Liberty Hall, his old home. Nearbby is the old family burying ground. She writes: "the last interment was that of General Moses Green in 1859. Colonel John Green, of the Revolutionary Way, is buried there, as well as several of his family, including Robert Green, who died in 1748."

More About Robert Duff Green:
Fact 1: Abt. 1710, Immigration: Came from England to the US.
Fact 2: Member of the House of Burgesses.
Fact 3: Vestrymen of St. Mark's Parish, one of first three there.

Children of Robert Duff Green and Eleanor Duff are:
  1. +Lewis Green, Sr., b. Abt. 1726, Prince George or Dinwiddie County, Virginia, d. October 1784, Blue Spring Road, near Glasgow, Kentucky (then Virginia).
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