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Josiah Winslow
Birth: 1629
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1680
Marshfield
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Governor of Plymouth Colony. The son of Mayflower Pilgrim and Governor Edward Winslow, Josiah was educated at Harvard. In 1656 he succeeded Myles Standish as commander of the colony's military forces. Winslow was Plymouth's assistant governor from 1657 to 1673, and Plymouth's Commissioner to the New England Confederation from 1658 to 1672. He became governor of Plymouth in 1673 and served until his death, earning accolades for establishing America's first public school. In 1675 and 1676 Winslow was military commander during the action against Native Americans known as King Philip's War. As governor he signed the colony's declaration of war and also issued a famous statement denying the Indians had a legitimate grievance against white settlers in New England "because the Pilgrims had honestly bought their land." (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Winslow (1595 - 1655)
  Susanna Fuller Winslow (1595 - 1680)
 
 Spouse:
  Penelope Pelham Winslow (1630 - 1703)
 
 Children:
  Isaac Winslow (1671 - 1738)*
 
 Siblings:
  Resolved White (1615 - 1687)**
  Peregrine White (1620 - 1704)**
  Josiah Winslow (1629 - 1680)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Winslow Cemetery
Marshfield
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jul 27, 2006
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My half 9th great granduncle who was the half brother to my 9th great grandmother Margaret Winslow Hick, the wife of Robert Hicks.
- Toni Trump Fagart
 Added: Jul. 8, 2014
To my 11th great-grandfather. Thank you for starting the first school system.
- Trish Wallace Lande
 Added: Jun. 5, 2014

- Nina's daughter
 Added: May. 14, 2014
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