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Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation: Governor, Gov. 1673-. JB's sixth great grandfather's first cousin thrice removed, Governor of Plymouth Colony, 1673-1680
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About Josiah Winslow, Governor of Plymouth Colony

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Major Josiah Winslow:

Wealthy and Harvard-educated, Josiah Winslow was a distinguished member of the "second generation." Winslow did not continue his father's good relationship with the Natives. He acquired lands by dubious methods. His high-handed treatment of Wamsutta earned him the hatred of Wampanoag leader Metacom (King Philip).

Elected the first American-born governor of Plymouth Colony in 1673, Winslow's volatile relationship with the Wampanoag leader did nothing to quell the tensions which exploded into King Philip's War in 1675. Winslow was appointed Commander of the New England forces. -------------------- irth: 1629 Plymouth Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA Death: Dec. 18, 1680 Marshfield Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA

Governor of Plymouth Colony. The son of Mayflower Pilgrim and Governor Edward Winslow, Josiah was educated at Harvard. In 1656 he succeeded Myles Standish as commander of the colony's military forces. Winslow was Plymouth's assistant governor from 1657 to 1673, and Plymouth's Commissioner to the New England Confederation from 1658 to 1672. He became governor of Plymouth in 1673 and served until his death, earning accolades for establishing America's first public school. In 1675 and 1676 Winslow was military commander during the action against Native Americans known as King Philip's War. As governor he signed the colony's declaration of war and also issued a famous statement denying the Indians had a legitimate grievance against white settlers in New England "because the Pilgrims had honestly bought their land.

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Josiah Winslow, Governor of Plymouth Colony's Timeline

1627
May 22, 1627
England
1636
1636
Age 8
1636
Age 8
1646
1646
Age 18
England
1646
Age 18
England
1651
1651
Age 23
London, Middlesex County, England
1658
March 13, 1658
Age 30
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1664
April 8, 1664
Age 36
Marshfield (Plymouth) Massachusetts
1667
May 14, 1667
Age 39
Marshfield, MA
1670
1670
Age 42
Marshfield, MA