Ebenezer Bowditch, Capt. (1703 - 1768)

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Birthplace: Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Managed by: Thomas Shirley
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About Ebenezer Bowditch, Capt.

Ebenezer was a shipmaster, known as Captain Bowditch. His ship the armed galley "Mary" was shipwrecked in a hurricane at Port Royal, Jamaica, on October 22, 1726. He is listed as a proprietor at New Salem in 1742. He seems to have inherited his grandfathers faculty of being unfortunate in money matters, for it is stated that in addition to losing his own fortune, he borrowed and lost the savings of his son Habakkuk.


RESIDENCE: Salem - (now 209 Essex St)

OCCUPATION: Shipmaster, Merchant

BURIAL-TOMBSTONE: Charter Street Burying-Ground, Salem - REF: NER Apr 1849 "Here lies buried the body of Mr. Ebenezer Bowditch, who departed this Life Febry ye 2d, 1768, in ye 65th year of his age.

CHILDREN: Ebenezer; John; Thomas; William; Habakkuk; Mary

NOTE: Only male issue Bowditch this line - his grandson was an astronomer.

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Ebenezer Bowditch, Capt.'s Timeline

April 26, 1703
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
August 15, 1728
Age 25
Salem, Essex Co., MA
December 6, 1728
Age 25
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
September 28, 1729
Age 26
Salem, Essex Co., MA
April 3, 1732
Age 28
Age 29
Age 30
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
January 5, 1738
Age 34
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 38
February 2, 1768
Age 64
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States