I just came across information on General Green Flowers. His father was Jacob. Jacob fought in the Rev. War under General Nathaniel Greene. He admired General Green and that is why he named his son General Green Flowers. General Green was second only to George Washington. Together, they shared the distinction of being the only Continental generals that served throughout the entire War of American Independence. General Greene fought in the Battles of Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth and Rhode Island.