Josias Lyndon (1704 - 1778)

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Birthplace: Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died
Cause of death: Small Pox
Managed by: Bronwyn Prytherch-Graham
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About Josias Lyndon

LYNDON served as colonial Governor of Rhode Island from 1768-1769. He supported the movement to defend the rights of the colony against royal aggression and wrote King George III, denying that Rhode Islanders were disloyal, adding that "All they ask is to be treated as free subjects and not as slaves." He refused reelection and returned to his clerkship. When the British took possession of Newport during the Revolution, Lyndon fled to Warren, his wife's family home, where he died of smallpox in 1778.

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Josias Lyndon, Colonial Governor of Rhode Island's Timeline

March 10, 1704
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Age 22
March 30, 1778
Age 74