Joseph Greer

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Joseph Greer was born in Philadelphia back in 1754 to Andrew and Ruth.  The family moved to Staunton, Virginia.  Joseph was well known as an Indian trader and had a vast knowledge of the Appalachian back country.  During the American Revolutionary War, he served as a Kings Mountain Messenger.

After the war, he used his land grant to purchase several thousand acres near what is not Petersburg, Tennessee.  He also operated a general store in Knoxville, which was the State Capital at that time.  In 1804, he sold his business and moved to his farm in Cane Creek Valley.  He died in 1831, he was 76.

What you may not know about joseph is that he is most famous for delivering the message to the Continental Congress for the American victory over the British at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780.  That battle has been described as “the war’s largest all-American fight”.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray 

No photo today for joseph greer.... didn't blend well with ActiveRain...


Apr 27, 2020 04:02 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. A man who knew his way around the mountains. Quite the rugged guy. Enjoy your day!

Apr 27, 2020 04:20 AM #2
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Some never know when their call to greatness might come. Thank you for sharing my friend...

Happy Monday James Dray 

Apr 27, 2020 04:24 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... King's Mountain you say... that's just up the road from Charlotte and I've sold homes there. Very historic place in the Carolinas.

Apr 27, 2020 04:58 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

He knew his territory well and there is nothing like a good hike in the woods and finding your way back!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 27, 2020 05:00 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

He was well trained in getting the job done.

Apr 27, 2020 05:21 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - the name Joseph Greer isn't recognizable to me but it seems his knowledge of geography came in handy.  

Apr 27, 2020 06:19 AM #7
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Obviously an outdoorsman. I bet it was an interesting yet hard life James Dray .

Apr 27, 2020 06:35 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Joseph Greer is someone I had no idea existed.  Now thanks to you I know so many people from the past.  Happy Monday to you.  A

Apr 27, 2020 06:39 AM #9
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello james,  Always great to learn about the history to this times about great people.


Apr 27, 2020 08:39 AM #10
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Like the man who ran from Marathon to the Greek capital, Joseph could obviously find his way through difficult terrain.

Apr 27, 2020 09:04 AM #11
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, this dude was the ultimate outdoorsman from the beginning.  Thanks for sharing.

Apr 27, 2020 09:09 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- very interesting. I wonder if his tales were passed down to his children and those who followed. 

Apr 27, 2020 10:14 AM #13
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I have never heard of him nor that famous battle before today.  I get a lot of great American history daily from you!

Apr 27, 2020 10:40 AM #14
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing another bit of history.  I always enjoy learning more about the people who have helped make our country what it is today.

Apr 27, 2020 09:37 PM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That was a fascinating story, and all news to me. I enjoy the historical people you share with us!


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