Josias Lyndon, Colonial Governor of Rhode Island

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Josias Lyndon

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Birthplace: Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died
Cause of death: Small Pox
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Lyndon and Priscilla Lyndon
Husband of Mary Carr
Brother of Caleb Lyndon

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About Josias Lyndon, Colonial Governor of Rhode Island

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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

1704
March 10, 1704
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1727
1727
Age 22
1778
March 30, 1778
Age 74