Thomas Tillinghast (1742 - 1821)

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Birthplace: East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
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About Thomas Tillinghast

  • Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A115493
  • Service: RHODE ISLAND Rank(s): COLONEL, CIVIL SERVICE, PATRIOTIC SERVICE
  • Birth: 8-21-1742 EAST GREENWICH PROVIDENCE CO RHODE ISLAND
  • Death: 8-26-1821 EAST GREENWICH KENT CO RHODE ISLAND
  • Service Source: SMITH, CIVIL & MIL LISTS OF RI, 1647-1800, VOL 1, PP 334, 350, 355, 383-384, 394, 409-410, 415; HEITMAN, HIST REG OF OFFICERS OF THE CONT ARMY DURING THE WAR OF THE REV, 1775-1783, P 544; BIO DIR OF THE AMER CONGRESS, 1774-1971, P 1819
  • Service Description: 1) ALSO MAJ, LCOL, KENT CO, MILITIA; JUDGE OF CT OF COMMONS PLEAS & SUPERIOR CT, 2) RECRUITING OFFICER, MEMBER OF COUNCIL OF WAR

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Thomas Tillinghast (August 21, 1742 - August 26, 1821) was a United States Representative from Rhode Island. Born in East Greenwich, Tillinghast was elected as a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives and served from 1772 to 1773. He held several offices under the Revolutionary authorities and again served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1778 to 1780. He was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1779. He was a member of the council of war. He served as an Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court from 1780 to 1797.

He was a great grandson of Rev. Pardon Tillinghast (1622–1718)

Tillinghast was elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Elisha R. Potter and served from November 13, 1797, to March 3, 1799. He was again elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1803. Tillinghast died in East Greenwich on August 26, 1821. Interment was in Tillinghast Cemetery.

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Thomas Tillinghast, US Congress's Timeline

1742
August 21, 1742
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1768
1768
Age 25
1770
1770
Age 27
1772
1772
Age 29
RI, USA
1821
August 26, 1821
Age 79
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
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Tillinghast Lot East Greenwich Kent County Rhode Island