John Jenckes Kilton (1749 - 1824) MP

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Birthplace: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Occupation: Tailor & Farmer
Managed by: Col James Thomas Cerar (Sidebottom)
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About John Jenckes Kilton

John Jenckes Kilton, only son of Captain Thomas and Sarah (Pearce) Kilton, was born in Providence March 1st, 1749, and there leaned the trade of a tailor, at which trade he worked most of his life, and by which that and farming he supported himself and family.

He was one of the heroes who opened the great drama of the American Revolution. On June 9,1772, he, with a brave party and led by John Brown, of Providence, boarded the British revenue sloop "HMS Gaspee" and set her on fire. He was frequently in service during the war which followed.

The following site will give you a complete Gaspee Incident in PDF format. www.waterfire.org/documents/gaspee-incident.pdf John Kilton is listed listed in item 33. Posted by James 3/18/2013

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John Jenckes Kilton's Timeline

1749
March 1, 1749
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1771
October 4, 1771
Age 22
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1773
1773
Age 23
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1776
1776
Age 26
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1778
1778
Age 28
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1779
1779
Age 29
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1781
1781
Age 31
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1785
1785
Age 35
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States