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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.
- ↑ Edward Winslow, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
Children... iv JOSIAH, b. after 22 May 1627 (not in cattle division); m. by 1658 Penelope Pelham, daughter of Herbert Pelham (eld~est known child b. Marshfield 13 March 1658 [ MarVR 5]; in his will of 1 January 1672/3 Herbert Pelham makes bequests to "my daughter Penelope Winslow" and "my son Josias Winslow" [NEHGR 33:291, 293; TAG 18:144]).
- ↑ Deaths and Burials from the Early Records of Marshfield, MA, Published in NEHGR Apr. 1864 & Jul 1854.
"Gov. Josiah WINSLOW, buried 23 Dec 1680"
- ↑ "Memoir of the Descendants of Edward Winslow," NEHGR 4:299.
- Josiah Winslow.
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Josiah Winslow was born in Plymouth Colony about 1628 and died in 1680 in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony. In records of the time, historians also name him Josias Winslow, and modern writers have carried that name forward. He was born one year after the Charter which founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony, bringing over 20,000 English immigrants to New England in the 1630s. Josiah was the Harvard College-educated son of Mayflower passenger and Pilgrim leader Edward Winslow and was Governor from 1673 to 1680. The most significant event during his term in office was King Philip's War, which created great havoc for both the English and Indian populations and changed New England forever. Josiah was the first native born governor of an American Colony.
- Josiah Winslow, in Find A Grave.
- ↑ Memoir of the Descendants of Edward Winslow, NEHGR 4:299-300
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