- Like his father, Joshua Wynne was sent to the House of Burgesses at a very young age (39) (served 1702-1705). Prior to that service, he'd served as a County Commissioner in Charles City County. Later, he served as sheriff and Justice of the Peace in Prince George County. He did not move, however. His home remained on Monkes Neck Creek, but the formation of the new Prince George County placed him first in Prince George and later in Dinwiddie. The children of Joshua Wynne shown here do not include a son Thomas, but do include a son Joshua II. Rubyn Ogburn ("As I was told, About the Ogburn and Wynne families", Richmond, 1958) does not list Joshua II but does list Thomas. Joshua Wynne was killed by an Indian in 1715. It seems that one of his servants killed an Indian Chief. It was the Indian custom that it was necessary for the Indians to kill a White man of equal significance. The following comes from "The History of Pittsylvania County:" "Major Joshua Wynne was shot and killed by an Indian because his servant had killed one of their great men, and upon the trial of the Indian they pleaded that we were the agressors and that they never rest withour revenge; and that now they said that we and they were equal having each lost a great man, wherefore to avoid more blood-shed there was a necessity to pardon the Indian."