[Thanks to Linda Smith for transcribing this chapter]

CHAPTER XXVIII.

Gov. Josiah Winslow and Others.

   Goodwin says, "Edward Winslow of Marshfield, (Governor) left one son, Josiah2, the future governor of the old colony, who also left one son, Isaac3, the latter left one son, John4, a future general in the British Army, & whose second son, Dr. Isaac5, (who built the present Winslow House in Marshfield, now standing) left a son, John6, and he a son, Isaac6 [sic, 7[, who died in Boston, the last to bear the name of Winslow, descending from the Pilgrim Gov. Winslow.   The name of Winslow, however, has been honorably perpetuated through Governor Edward Winslow's three brothers, who settled near him in Marshfield."   Rear Admiral Winslow, who sank the Alabama in the Civil War, was a descendant of the Winslows.
   The most eminent Winslow of Marshfield, after Gov. Ed. Winslow, the Pilgrim, was his only son, Josiah, an account of whom I have gleaned from the Massachusetts Genealogical Register.   "He had the command of a military company in Marshfield as early as 1652, and in 1658 was appointed Major, then Commander of the military force of the United Colonists, raised in King Phillip's Indian War.   He was one of the Commissioners of the United Colonies in 1658, and re-elected for thirteen years.   He was chosen one of the deputies, and in 1657, one of the assistants, & every year till 1673—when he was elected governor, which office he held seven years, until his death.   He was the first native born general, & first native born governor.
   "He stood upon the uppermost heights of society.   Civil honors awaited him in his earliest youth; he reached every

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