Catharine Littlefield

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Catharine Littlefield was born in Washington County, Rhode Island.  In 1772, she met her future husband which was a dozen years her senior.  They were married in 1774, a year later her husband was called to war.  She did not want to be a domesticated housewife, so she joined him at his headquarters whenever possible.

After the war, her husband returned home to share in the responsibility of raising their children. However, during the war he had make a promise to the soldiers he commanded.  He purchased clothing and promised to personally guarantee several thousands of dollars to the merchants who provide the clothing. 

They had to sell the plantation to cover the debt.  Her husband died of heatstroke in 1786, leaving her and their children penniless.  She married Phineas Miller in 1796, with President George Washington and Martha serving as witnesses.

Catharine died in 1814, she was 59.  What you may be asking yourself who was her first husband, well it was none other than Nathanael Greene. Now you know the rest of the story.

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

Good morning, James Dray and here's Nathanael Greene.... served under General George Washington....

Nathanael Greene - Wikipedia

May 05, 2020 03:36 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... quite the story... and we should know more of them from our history about these founders of our nation who sacrificed so much and did so selflessly.

May 05, 2020 04:40 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Finally again I knew who she was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 05, 2020 04:55 AM #3
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Nathaniel Greene is a well-known commodity but I never knew what his wife's name was...

Happy Tuesday from the West Coast James Dray 

May 05, 2020 05:15 AM #4
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Very neat bit of history and I had no clue. Thanks James Dray . This one just might stick in the old memory bank.

May 05, 2020 05:15 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Some people serve with honor and honor their commitments, regardless of personal loss. Too many politicians today have it wrong and profit tremendously at the citizens expense! Honor and dedication be gone! Enjoy your day!

May 05, 2020 05:20 AM #6
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Just think about all the people that are making a difference right now, we will have many history stories about our front line workers right now. It has always been our story in stepping up when life hands us challenges. Stay safe do something good and pay it forward.

May 05, 2020 05:22 AM #7
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

He was an interesting man and she obviously moved in the right circles as well.

May 05, 2020 06:52 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I had no idea of any of this.  My knowledge of American history is rather scant, but thanks to you I am really learning. A

May 05, 2020 07:00 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never been much of a history buff, so when you reveal the name of the person that is well known, I often have never heard of them, haha.

May 05, 2020 07:02 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James Dray - there you go.  The rest of the story.  All of us know Nathanael Greene

May 05, 2020 10:01 AM #11
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - I admit the name Nathaniel Greene was kinda known to me but definitely not as much as I read today.  Thanks for the update.  

May 05, 2020 10:21 AM #12
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  Wow to hav George and Martha to be at the wedding was a major honor for sure.


May 05, 2020 10:24 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- more history and love it. And the photo Barbara Todaro shared shows a very stately gentleman. 

May 05, 2020 10:30 AM #14
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years


Thank you for sharing this history of Catharine Littlefield and Nathanael Greene.

May 05, 2020 02:30 PM #15
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - Nathaniel Greene does not ring a bell for me. 

May 05, 2020 04:54 PM #16
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 this interesting piece of history.  Nathaniel Greene was definitely a man of honor.

May 05, 2020 08:24 PM #17
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James I love your posts and have to smile about Barbara Todaro  adding the visual illustrations you both should team up and write each post together:))Endre

May 05, 2020 10:57 PM #18
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Happy Thursday, James Dray.    I found this post very interesting and of course, I just had to Google it.  When I did, among the many pictures of Caty Littlefield Greene, the Greene Homestead Plantation, was the astrological birth chart of General Nathanael Greene.  You know I had to be delighted being I am an Astrologer.

May 07, 2020 03:16 PM #19
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

I certainly knew Nathanael Green but knew nothing about his wife. It was fun to do a bit of Googling after reading this.


May 09, 2020 11:55 AM #20
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