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Cadwallader Colden
Birth: Feb. 7, 1688
Death: Sep. 20, 1776
Flushing
Queens County
New York, USA

New York Colonial Governor. He graduated from Edinburgh University and became a scholar in medicine, science and mathematics. He moved to Philadelphia in 1710, where he started a medical practice. He relocated to New York in 1718 and held many colonial offices, including Master in Chancery, Surveyor General and President of the Governor's Council. Colden was New York's first representative to the Iroquois Confederacy, and based on this experience he authored the first book about the Iroquois, "The History of the Five Indian Nations." He served as Lieutenant Governor and Governor throughout the 1760s and 1770s and was burned in effigy during the Stamp Act protests of 1765. Colden left office in 1771 and retired to Spring Hill, his Flushing estate, where he pursued studies in botany, astronomy and other sciences. His son was Congressman and New York City Mayor Cadwallader David Colden. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Alice Christie Colden*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Colden DeLancey (1720 - 1784)*
  Cadwallader Colden (1722 - 1797)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Colden Family Cemetery
Flushing
Queens County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Sep 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15922942
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-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 7, 2013
Happy Birthday Governor, Rest in eternal Peace
- Ann Joscher
 Added: Feb. 7, 2013

- seekerJay
 Added: Jul. 21, 2012
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