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 Benedict Arnold I

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Benedict Arnold I

Birth
Ilchester, South Somerset District, Somerset, England
Death 19 Jun 1678 (aged 62)
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot rear of house
Memorial ID 11077117 View Source
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British 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.

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  • Originally Created by: Linda
  • Added: 2 Jun 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11077117
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11077117/benedict-arnold : accessed ), memorial page for Benedict Arnold I (21 Dec 1615–19 Jun 1678), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11077117, citing Governor Arnold Burying Ground, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .