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Capt. Josiah Standish, son of Capt. Myles Standish, was born abt 1633 in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. He died on 19 March 1690 in Preston, New London County, Connecticut. A Captain in the Plymouth Colony Militia who participated in King Philip's War, Standish, along with Captain Benjamin Church, led a raiding party that tracked the Wampanoag chief, Metacomet to Mt. Hope, Rhode Island. Finding the chief hiding in a swamp, one of his men, an Indian named John Alderman shot Metacomet.

He married first in 1656 Mary Dingley of Marshfield, MA who died 6 months later, second he married Sarah Allen (daughter of Samuel Allen) around 1660. Josiah and Sarah Standish children: Josiah, (Reverend, lived/died in Stafford, CT) Mary, Mehitable, Martha, Samuel, Israel, Lois and Mercy Standish (Mercy[dau. of Rev. Josiah Standish of Stafford, CT], m. Rev. Eleazer Wheelock, b. 1711,of Windham, CT, who founded Dartmouth College).

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