The Patriot of Kings County

Meet RI doctor, politician, and patriot Joshua Babcock, friend of Benjamin Franklin.

Dr. Joshua Babcock was a farmer, physician, postmaster, statesman, Revolutionary War general, Rhode Island Supreme Court justice, one of the three founders of Brown University, the first Rhode Islander to graduate from Yale, and a good friend of Benjamin Franklin. The film includes interviews with several local residents, including Timothy Babcock, a 10th-generation descendant of Joshua Babcock.

The Patriot of Kings County is a local public television program presented by Rhode Island PBS.