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Jonathan Arnold

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Glocester, Providence, RI
Death: February 2, 1793 (51)
St. Johnsbury, Vermont, United States
Place of Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, VT
Immediate Family:

Son of Josiah Arnold and Amey Arnold
Husband of Marry Arnold (Burr); Alice Arnold and Cynthia Arnold
Father of Josiah Lyndon Arnold; Sarah Arnold; Amy Arnold; Amaziah Arnold; Polly Burr Arnold and 8 others

Occupation: physician
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About Dr. Jonathan Arnold

A Patriot of the American Revolution for RHODE ISLAND with the rank of PHYSICIAN OR SURGEON. DAR Ancestor # A003279

Jonathan Arnold (1741-1793) was an American physician and statesman from New England. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. Arnold served in the Continental Army as a surgeon, and directed the army hospital at Providence. In 1774 he was a charter member of the Providence grenadiers. He was a member of the general assembly in 1776, and author of the act of May 1776, repealing the law providing for the oath of allegiance to England. [1] During the revolutionary war he was a surgeon in the army, and director of the army hospital at Providence. He represented Rhode Island as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783. He moved to a farm in St. Johnsbury, Vermont in 1787, and later served as a judge.

Arnold Park in St. Johnsbury near the site of his home is named for him. 

Continental Congressman. A physician, he became a charter member of the Providence Grenadiers militia unit in 1774. Elected to the Rhode Island Assembly in 1776, he authored the May Act, a law that repealed the requirement for government officials and militia officers to swear oath of allegiance to England. He joined Continental Army after the Revolutionary War began, and served as surgeon and director of the Army hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He was elected as a Delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782, and served until 1783. In 1786 he moved to Winchester, New Hampshire, and later became proprietor and first settler of St. Johnsbury in Vermont. He was appointed Orange County Judge, an office in which he served until his death. Arnold Park in St. Johnsbury near the site of his home is named for him. He was the father of Rhode Island Governor and Congressman Lemuel Hastings Arnold, and the great-great-grandfather of Rhode Island Governor and United States Senator Theodore Francis Green.

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Dr. Jonathan Arnold's Timeline

1741
December 3, 1741
Glocester, Providence, RI
1764
March 3, 1764
Age 22
1766
February 5, 1766
Age 24
1768
April 22, 1768
Age 26
Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
April 22, 1768
Age 26
1770
April 23, 1770
Age 28
1773
March 24, 1773
Age 31
1777
November 22, 1777
Age 35
1780
March 12, 1780
Age 38