John Jenckes Kilton

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John Jenckes Kilton

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Place of Burial: Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Thomas Kilton Jr and Sarah Kilton
Husband of Sarah Kilton
Father of Sally Kilton; Mary "Polly" Kilton; Betsey Charlotte Kilton; Thomas Kilton; Capt. Thomas Kilton and 7 others
Half brother of Sarah Lucilla Downer; Phebe Juliana-Charlotte Crapon; Julius C Downer; Henritta Bower and Sylvana A Burroughs

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
1772
November 19, 1772
Age 23
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1774
February 12, 1774
Age 24
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1775
December 13, 1775
Age 26
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1777
July 29, 1777
Age 28
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1779
July 20, 1779
Age 30
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1781
October 6, 1781
Age 32
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1785
August 23, 1785
Age 36
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1786
May 6, 1786
Age 37
Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States