Person:Josiah Winslow (5)

m. 12 May 1621
  1. Unknown Winslowbet 1622 and 1623 - bet 1622 and 1623
  2. Edward Winslowest 1624 - aft 1627
  3. John Winslowest 1626 - aft 1627
  4. Governor Josiah Winslow1628 - 1680
  5. Elizabeth Winslowest 1631 - Bef 1698
m. 1657
  1. Isaac WinslowAbt 1671 - 1738
  2. Margaret Winslow
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Governor Josiah Winslow
Gender Male
Birth[4] cal 1628 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Education[3][7] 1646 Harvard College; did not graduate.
Marriage 1657 to Penelope Pelham
Death[3][4] 18 Dec 1680 Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[5][6] 23 Dec 1680 Winslow Cemetery, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Military[2][3] The Great Swamp Fight
Reference Number? Q16863860?
source: Wikipedia

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 in 1658 and was reelected for thirteen years. He was chosen one of teh deputies, and in 1657 one of the assistants, 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.[8]

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  1. Edward Winslow, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004), 508-09.

    "Children: … iv Josiah Winslow, b. after 22 May 1627 (not in cattle division); m. by 1658 Penelope Pelham, daughter of Herbert Pelham (eldest 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])."

  2. 2.0 2.1 Josiah Winslow, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, [1].
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Josiah Winslow, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 4:602-603.

    "Josiah (Winslow), Marshfield, only s. of Gov. Edward that liv. to grow up, of admira. discret. yet brave, enterpise. constant in prosp. or adv. circumst. as early as 1657, was chos. an Assist. had been rep. a yr. or two bef. and was in milit. office at 23 yrs. of age, in 1658 became head of the forces of the Col. and one of the commiss. of Unit. Col. of N. E. when he did not subscr. their recommend. to put to d. the quakers, wh. should return aft. a former conviction and banishm. always reelect. to this most import. duty until he was raised to the stat. of Gov. 1673, to his d. In the early part of the gr. Ind. war with Philip, that broke out in that Col. of Plymouth, June 1675, the Mass. seem. to have the chief direction of the body of troops, as later, in its Western sweep on Conn. riv. the Col. of Conn. was very forward with her supplies; but the advice of the Commiss. of the Unit. Col. in the autumn of the first yr. made him the Gen.-in-chief over the aggreg. soldiers of the larger communities for the gr. battle. He was a stud. at Harv. Coll. and with others left in disgust, says tradit. less entitled to any credit, than usual; but truth is that he m. 1651, Penelope, d. of Herbert Pelham of Cambridge, had a d. b. 1658, d. very soon; Eliz. 8 Apr. 1664, wh. m. 4 Sept. 1684, Stephen Burton; Edward, 14 May 1667, d. young; and Isaac, 1670, wh. well sustain. the ancestr. reput. He d. 18 Dec. 1680, and his wid. d. 7 Dec. 1703. Baylies, IV. 9, has giv. just character of this first native Gov. of any of the Col."

  4. 4.0 4.1 Sherman, Robert M., and Ruth Wilder Sherman. Vital Records of Marshfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. (East Greenwich, Rhode Island: Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island, 1970), 390.

    "Winslow, … Josiah, Governor of New Plymouth, died 18 December, 1680, 'Aetatis 52.'"

  5. Thomas, M. A. Deaths and Burials from the Early Records of Marshfield, Ma. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Apr, Jul 1854), 8:228.

    "Gov Josiah Winslow buried 23 Dec 1680."

  6. Josiah Winslow, in Find A Grave.
  7. Josiah Winslow, in Colonial Collegians: Biographies of Those Who Attended American Colleges before the War for Independence. (Boston, Mass.: Massachusetts Historical Society & New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2005), Harvard:85-86.
  8. Memoir of the Descendants of Edward Winslow, NEHGR 4:299-300