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Benedict Arnold
Birth: Dec. 21, 1615
Ilchester
Somerset, England
Death: Jun. 19, 1678
Newport
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

Colonial Governor. After coming with his father to New England, in 1637, in Rhode Island, he signed a "compact as one of thirteen to any agreements made by the masters of families." He mastered the native languages and became a negotiator with the Indians in 1645. In 1653 he moved to Newport and was elected Assistant. In 1657 he was one of the purchasers of the island of Conanicut. On May 19,1657, after Roger Williams retired from the office of President of the Colony, he was elected to that office. In 1660 he was elected Assistant again. On May 22, 1663, he was elected as the first Governor of Rhode Island. He was re-elected in 1664, 1669, 1677 and 1678, and helped bring about the union of the Rhode Island and Providence Plantations into one colony. (bio by: Linda) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Arnold (1587 - 1677)
  Christian Peake Arnold (1584 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Damaris Westcott Arnold (1621 - 1679)
 
 Children:
  Benedict Arnold (1642 - 1727)*
  Caleb Arnold (1644 - 1719)*
  Josiah Arnold (1646 - 1724)*
  Damaris Arnold Bliss (1648 - ____)*
  Penelope Arnold Cuttler (1652 - 1718)*
  Oliver Arnold (1655 - 1697)*
  Godsgift Arnold Bull (1658 - 1691)*
  Freelove Arnold Pelham (1661 - 1711)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Arnold Carpenter (1611 - 1685)*
  Benedict Arnold (1615 - 1678)
  Joanna Arnold Rhodes Reape (1617 - 1691)*
  Stephen Arnold (1622 - 1699)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Governor Arnold Burying Ground
Newport
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: rear of house
 
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Originally Created by: Linda
Record added: Jun 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11077117
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