Josias Lyndon, 35th Colonial Governor of Rhode Island

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Josias Lyndon

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Newport, Newport County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Death: Died in Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States
Cause of death: Small Pox
Place of Burial: Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: 35th Colonial Governor of Rhode Island
Managed by: Bronwyn Prytherch-Graham
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About Josias Lyndon, 35th 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, 35th Colonial Governor of Rhode Island's Timeline

1704
March 10, 1704
Newport, Newport County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1727
1727
Age 22
1778
March 30, 1778
Age 74
Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States
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Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States