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GREATON, John, soldier, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 10 March, 1741; died there, 16 December 1783. Before the war he was an inn-keeper and officer of militia in Roxbury. On 12 July, 1775, he was appointed colonel of the 24th regiment, and in October following colonel of the 36th, and afterward colonel of the 3d Massachusetts, on the continental establishment. During the siege of Boston he led an expedition which destroyed the buildings on Long Island in Boston harbor. On 15 April, 1776, he was ordered to Canada, in December joined Washington in New Jersey, and was afterward transferred to Heath's division at West Point. Congress made him a brigadier-general, 7 January 1783.
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