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Peleg Arnold

  • Birth 10 Jun 1751 Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 13 Feb 1820 Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 12713158

Continental Congressman. A Rhode Island lawyer, he figured prominently in the political life of the northern part of the state. He was the first delegate to represent Rhode Island in the Continental Congress in 1787. Arnold was also a founding member of the Providence Society for the Abolition of Slavery, and eventually became Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 17 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12713158
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peleg Arnold (10 Jun 1751–13 Feb 1820), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12713158, citing Union Cemetery, North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .