GARDNER, John, (1747 - 1808)

GARDNER, John, a Delegate from Rhode Island; born in South Kingstown, R.I., in 1747; engaged in agricultural pursuits in Narragansett, R.I.; served in the Revolutionary War; captain of the “Kingstown Reds” in 1775 and 1776; representative to the general assembly by the Paper Money Party in 1786 and 1787; Member of the Continental Congress in 1789; justice of the peace for South Kingstown in 1791; died in South Kingstown, R.I., October 18, 1808.