Governor Josiah Winslow
b.af 22 May 1627 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
d.18 Dec 1680 Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
m. 12 May 1621
Facts and Events
Josiah Winslow, Sr. was the youngest son of Gov. Edward Winslow.
He had the command of a military company in Marshfield as early as 1652, and in 1658 was appointed major, then commander of the military of the colony. In 1675 he was general-in-chief of the whole military force of the United Colonies, raised in King Philip's Indian War. He was one of the commissioners of the United Colonies in1658 and was reelected for thirteen years. He was chosen one of teh deputies, and in 1657 one of the asssistants, and every year till 1673, when he was elected Governor of the Plymouth Colony, which office he held seven years, until his death. He was the first native-born General, and first native-born Governor.
Gov. Winslow left a will in which he mentions his son Isaac, daughter Elizabeth, sister Elizabeth Curwin and her son John Brooks, his brothers Resolved White, Edward Pelham and George Curwin, his kinsman William White, and his aught Elizabeth Pelham.