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Commodore George Johnstone (RN), Colonial Governor of West Florida (1730 - 1787)

) George Johnstone (1730 – 24 May 1787) was an officer of the Royal Navy who saw service during the War of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years' War and the American War of Independence, r...

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Captain Charles Fryatt (SS Brussels) (1872 - 1916)

Charles Algernon Fryatt (2 December 1872 – 27 July 1916) was a British mariner who attempted to ram a German U-boat in 1915. His ship, the SS Brussels was captured by the Germans in 1916. When...

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Vice Admiral Robert FitzRoy (Captain of HMS Beagle) MP (1805 - 1865)

Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy RN (5 July 1805 – 30 April 1865) achieved lasting fame as the captain of HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin's famous voyage, and as a pioneering meteorologist who mad...

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Vice Admiral Norwich Duff (BRN) (1792 - 1862)

Admiral Norwich Duff (15 August 1792 – 21 April 1862) was a Royal Navy officer. The son of Captain George Duff RN, and Sophia Dirom, he was born at 9 South Castle Street, Edinburgh. He entered...

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Captain George Duff (RN) (c.1764 - 1805)

Captain George Duff RN (c. 1 February 1764 – 21 October 1805) was a British naval officer during the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars, who wa...

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Vice Admiral Sir Francis Drake MP (c.1540 - 1596)

Alternate date: He his said to have died in January 1596, but his will is dated April 10, 1661. -=-=-=-=-=- Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral (1540 – 27 January 1596) was an English sea capt...

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Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr. (1779 - 1820)

. Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr. (January 5, 1779 – March 22, 1820) was a United States naval officer notable for his many naval victories in the early 19th century. He was born on the eas...

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Commodore Stephen Decatur (Continental Navy) (1752 - 1808)

. Stephen Decatur, Sr. (June 1751 – November 11, 1808) was an American naval captain in the Revolutionary War and later in the Quasi-War. He was the father of Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr. ...

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Commander William B. Cushing (USN) MP (1842 - 1874)

William Barker Cushing (4 November 1842 – 17 December 1874) was an officer in the United States Navy, best known for sinking the Confederate ironclad CSS Albemarle during a daring nighttime ra...

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Almte. D. Cristóbal Colón, gobernador general de las Indias MP (c.1451 - 1506)

Adicionado por Eduardo Cardoso Mascarenhas de Lemos,a 9 de Janeiro de 2014, baseada nas fontes disponíveis na discussão. Segundo a tese defendida pelo historiador português Masca...

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Admiral Franklin Buchanan (CSN) (1800 - 1874)

Franklin Buchanan (September 17, 1800-May 11, 1874) was an officer in the United States Navy who became an admiral in the Confederate Navy during the American Civil War, and commanded the ironclad CS...

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William Brown (1777 - 1857)

Admiral William Brown (also known in Spanish as Guillermo Brown) (June 22, 1777 – March 3, 1857) was an Irish-born Argentine Admiral. Brown's victories in the Independence War, the Argentina-Bra...

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Vice Admiral William Bligh, FRS, RN (1754 - 1817)

Vice Admiral William Bligh, FRS, RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. A notorious mutiny occurred during his command o...

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John Barry (1745 - 1803)

Buried in St. Mary's cemetery Born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1745; died in Philadelphia, 13 September 1803. John Barry followed the sea from childhood, and at the breaking out of the hostilities betw...

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Commodore Samuel Barron (CSA) (1809 - 1888)

) Samuel Barron (November 28, 1809 – February 26, 1888) was a United States, and later Confederate naval officer, acting as a representative in Europe for the Confederacy during the American C...

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Commodore James Barron, USN (1768 - 1851)

James Barron (September 15, 1768 – April 21, 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy. Barron was born in Hampton, Virginia, the son of a merchant captain named James Barron who became...

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Capt. Samuel Tucker (1747 - 1833)

Samuel Tucker (1 November 1747 – 10 March 1833) was an officer in the Continental Navy and the United States Navy. Born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, Tucker began his naval career in the sprin...

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Commodore William Bainbridge (USN) (1774 - 1833)

William Bainbridge (May 7, 1774 – July 27, 1833) was a Commodore in the United States Navy, notable for his victory over HMS Java during the War of 1812. Biography Born in Princeton, New J...

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John Abbott (1701 - 1782)

The son of my ancestors, JOHN & JEMIMA (JOHNSON) ABBOTT, he married Elizabeth Phipps on October 18, 1721 in Lexington, Mass. Bay Colony. He was in Stow, Mass. by 1722 where he bought a house, barn & 66...

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Capt. Benoni Gardiner MP (1696 - 1758)

Benoni Gardiner b. 1696 Kingston, Washington, RI d. 25 June 1758 i. Common Bur Gd, Newport, Newport, RI Parents: Benoni Gardiner, Mary Married Sarah Rogers b. ABT 1700 of Kingston, Wash...

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Capt. Benjamin Pickman (1671 - 1719)

Commander of the ship Province Galley.   * In 1711 the Province Galley was part of a large fleet of ship assembled under Admiral Hovenden Walker to attack Quebec; the expedition ended in fai...

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The Notorious Captain John Stone MP (c.1580 - c.1634)

The most authoritative biography on John Stone is perhaps compiled by the Stone Family Association: The Notorious Captain John Stone John Stone was the son of another John Stone of Bretherton, La...

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John Porter MP (1634 - 1684)

Occupation: a mariner. No known marriage or children At his trial, he was noted to have taken two loads of tanned hides to Barbados, becoming the first to export hides. -------------------- Was i...

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Capt. Lucius C. Larrabee (1799 - 1856)

Children Of Dr. William: 1. Capt. Lucien C.,6 b. Dec. 31, 1799; m. Calista W. Bugbee, in Ticonderoga, N. Y., in 1824, and passed the most of his life on and about Lake George, running a steamboat o...

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Capt. Fitz William Sargent (1768 - 1822)

The Sargent family of Gloucester, Massachusetts, was traditionally involved in seafaring and commerce. Judith Sargent Murray's father, Winthrop Sargent, and grandfather, Epes Sargent, were both success...

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Brevet Major Winthrop Sargent (Continental Army), 1st Governor of Mississippi Territory (1753 - 1820)

Winthrop Sargent (May 1, 1753 – June 3, 1820) was a United States patriot, politician, and writer; and a member of the Federalist party. Governor of Mississippi Territory. A Harvard graduate, ...

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John Babson, Ill (1746 - c.1791)

iv. John Babson III (23); baptized 8 Feb 1746/47; married Hannah Pearson 21 Nov 1775 at Gloucester as "John Babson, 3d;"374 died circa 1791, probably at sea. His name disappears from the ship registers...

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John Babson (1713 - 1797)

John Babson (14) "resided in what is known as the old Garrison house on Back Street." He purchased this property from John Stevens and his wife Judith of Gloucester for £200. This property on Ba...

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William "the mariner" Sargent MP (1659 - 1707)

William Sergent 2d, also of Gloucester, "mariner," appeared in Gloucester in 1678; m. Mary Duncan; descendants given in Babson's Gloucester, pp. 150-7. It is stated that he was the son of Wm. and Mary ...

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Capt. John Somes (c.1745 - 1816)

John Somes was born in Gloucester in 1745, a son of Abraham and Martha (Emerson) Somes. He served as commander of the privateer Swallow during the Revolutionary War, was the first president of the Glou...

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Paul Dolliver, Jr. MP (1727 - 1760)

(II) Paul Dolliver, youngest child of Paul and Mary (Wallis) Dolliver, was born in Gloucester. March 4, 1728. He was a ship master, and died with small pox while on the voyage home from the West Indies...

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Capt. Daniel Barber MP (1705 - 1735)

(8). Daniel' (Robert', John1) was a sea captain residing at Gloucester, Mass.; married Sept. 29, 1727, Anna, daughter of Jabez Baker, of Gloucester; bought of his sisters, Abigail and Mary, for 20 poun...

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Capt. Henry Phelps (1742 - 1786)

V. Captain Henry Phelps, son of Henry Phelps, was born in 1745, and died in 1786. He was united in marriage with Betsey Herrick, of Beverly, Massachusetts. In October, 1786, Captain Phelps was lost at ...

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Capt. William Dane Phelps (1802 - 1875)

William Dane Phelps Birth: Feb 14 1802 - Gloucester, Essex, MA Parents: Henry Phelps, Mary Forbes Coffin Wife: Mary Cushing, Lusanna Tucker Bryant Death: Aug 15 1875 - Magnolia, Essex, MA ...

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Joshua Gee MP (c.1666 - 1722)

Joshua Gee (father of Rev. Joshua Gee), who married as his 2nd wife Elizabeth Thacher, was in his early life a mariner evidently engaged as shipmaster or merchant in trade with the Mediteranean Sea cou...

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Capt. Harvey C. Mackay (1786 - 1869)

Joshua Gee WHITTEMORE b: 29 Dec 1786 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts. Note: changed to Harvey C. Mackay by the General Court 13 feb 1813. Capt Mackay worked on packet boats between England & Bost...

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John Langdon (c.1650 - 1732)

1. John1 Langdon, in the year 1672, lay sick in the Island of Barbadoes. Thinking, perhaps, that his end was near, he executed a will, bequeathing to his brother, Philip Langdon, of Boston, all his pro...

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Edward Langdon (b. - 1704)

DESCENDANTS OF PHILIP AND JOHN LANGDON, OF BOSTON. By Arthur M. Aloer, of Boston. AMONG the early inhabitants of Boston were several families bearing the name of Langdon. The relationship, if any, ex...

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Phillip Langdon (b. - 1697)

DESCENDANTS OF PHILIP AND JOHN LANGDON, OF BOSTON. By Arthur M. Aloer, of Boston. AMONG the early inhabitants of Boston were several families bearing the name of Langdon. The relationship, if any, ex...

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Col. William Pearce (1751 - 1845)

DAR Ancestor #: A091675 Patriotic service: BUILT & OPERATED BRIG 'FRIENDSHIP' Three individuals were notable shepherds of Dogtown, Massachusetts. James Witham, born in 1693, was a shepherd who earn...

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Capt. William Babson (1749 - 1831)

Capt. William Babson Birth: 5 Sep 1749 at Gloucester Parents: Capt. William Babson, Martha Haraden Married: Anna Rogers, daughter of Rev. John Rogers and Mary Ellery, 17 Apr 1777 at Gloucester ...

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Capt. David Lurvey (1748 - c.1778)

Their eighth child, David Lurvey, was born in 1748.  David married Lydia Holland at New Gloucester Maine.  She was daughter of Richard Holland  and Sarah Cunningham  of Glou...

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Commodore Isaac Hull, USN MP (1773 - 1843)

Isaac Hull (1773 - 1843) was a Commodore in the United States Navy. On August 19, 1812, under Isaac Hull's command, USS Constitution encountered the British frigate HMS Guerriere at sea and pounded her...

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Captain Preserved Fish (1766 - 1846)

BIOGRAPHY SKETCH OF THE LATE PRESERVED FISH This singular man, and distinguished merchant, was born in the village of Portsmouth, in Rhode Island, on the third day of July, in the year 1766, and di...

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Captain Cornelius Grinnell (1758 - 1850)

History It is from Cornelius that the legendary New Bedford Grinnells originated. Cornelius, born 11 Feb 1758 at Little Compton, RI, was the son of Daniel4 Grinnell (continuing back to Richard3, Dani...

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Capt. Gideon Howland, Jr. MP (1770 - 1847)

History Much has been written of Capt. Gideon Howland, Jr ., his father's fourth son. It was through his marriage with a relative, Mehitable, daughter of his partner and cousin, Isaac Howland, Jr., t...

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Lt. James Philbrick MP (c.1619 - 1674)

A genealogy of the Philbrick and Philbrook families, descended from the emigrant, Thomas Philbrick, 1583-1667 (1886) Pg.7 THOMAS PHILBRICK,* or Philbrook is supposed to have come from England i...

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Captain Isaac Howland, Sr (1726 - 1811)

History Captain Isaac Howland Sr ., made his fortune on the West Indies trade, and by having the foresight to invest in whaling when that industry was still in its infancy. The Captain settled in New...

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Edward Howland (1807 - 1852)

The following is a letter from the George Howland Letterbook 1837-1856. 11 mo 30th 1839 To Edward Howland 2nd Master of Ship Golconda The ship Golconda is now ready to proceed to Sea unde...

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Osmond Dutch MP (c.1583 - 1684)

Osman Dutch Birth: about 1583 - Bridport, Dorset, England Parents: Robert Dutch, Katherine Forde Wife: Margaret Haywell, Grace Pratt survivng children: Robert, Alice, Grace, Samuel, Hezekiah,...

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Captain Cornelius Howland (1758 - 1835)

History Capt. Cornelius Howland was born in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and was master of a vessel by the age of 18. He was taken prisoner during the Revolution and survived 15 months of captivity in E...

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Captain Joseph Howland (1762 - 1839)

Biographical Note Joseph Howland, the son of Gideon Howland of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, was born in 1762. He engaged in the West Indies trade from Boston and New Bedford, Mass., acting as merchant, ...

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Samuel Porter MP (c.1637 - 1660)

Samuel, son of John and Mary Porter, was a mariner of Wenham, Massachusetts, where he owned a house and large farm. He married Hannah, daughter of William and Elizabeth Dodge of Beverly, to whom was bo...

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John Gilmore Pendleton (1828 - d.)

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Captain Phineas Pendleton (1780 - 1873)

Histoy From the voice of Capt. Pendleton of Searsport Capt. Phineas Pendleton, I am. Born in 1780 as the 11th child of Peleg and Ann Park Pendleton. I married Nancy Gilmore in 1805 at Searsport, ...

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Captain James Cook MP (1728 - 1779)

Captain James Cook FRS RN (7 November [O.S. 27 October] 1728 – 14 February 1779) was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. ...

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Capt. Thomas Dymond MP (1642 - 1687)

Dimond, Thomas, s. of Thomas Born about 1642 died at New London in 1687; married at New London, 22 sept 1670, Elizabeth Bradley, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Brewster). He was a mariner. Childr...

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Thomas Dimon MP (1608 - 1658)

THOMAS DIMON is the first provable ancestor of the Dimon family of Fairfield, Fairfield, CT. He settled in Fairfield prior to 1650, but little is his history and his ancestry is a matter of conjecture....

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Captain Isaac Woodgreene (deceased)

Isaac was Commander of the Prudent Mary.

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Captain Tristam Hull MP (c.1624 - 1667)

CAPT. TRISTRAM HULL (Joseph3, Thomas2, Richard1). Born ca 1624 in Prb Somersetshire, England. Tristram died in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA, on 22 Feb 1667/1668; he was 43. Occupation: Shipping Own...

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Capt. John Hull MP (1654 - 1733)

Captain. Resided in London, England, Connonicut, RI and Newport, RI. Captain John Hull for many years sailed his father's and his own ships between Newport, RI and London, England. 1687- He and w...

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Edmund Woodgreene (c.1578 - 1648)

Will In the Name of god Amen The ffourteenth Daie of February Anno Domini One Thousand Six hundred fortie three in the Nyneteenth year of the Reign of our Soveraigne Lord Charles King of England that...

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Thomas Tiddeman (b. - 1675)

Will I Thomas Teddeman of Dover in the county of Kent, Mariner being sicke and weake of Body but of sound and perfect memory (Praised be God therefore I Do make and ordaine this my last will and test...

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Captain Edmond Tiddeman (c.1628 - 1703)

Captain. Residence: Parish of Mary St. Magdelen's, Bermundy, Southwickshire, England, and was a member of the Horseleydown meeting. 1670, July- The Horseleydown Friends' Meeting House was demolishe...

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Captain Alfred Stevens, Sr (1815 - 1881)

Biography of Alfred Stevens Alfred Stevens, son of Aaron and Louisa Betts Stevens, was born 9 Jan 1815, in London, England. When his parents married, Aaron was 18 and Louisa was 16. They resided in L...

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Capt. Moses Brown, Privateer MP (1742 - 1804)

Captain Moses Brown of the U.S. Navy was born Jan 23, 1741/42 in Salisbury, MA;  bp. Jan 25, 1741/42, Newbury, MA. Died at sea, Jan 2, 1804. He is memorialized in the Old Burying Ground, Newbury...

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Captain Edward John Smith RD, RNR MP (1850 - 1912)

Captain Edward John Smith, RD, RNR From Wikipedia: ) (27 January 1850 – 15 April 1912) was an English naval reserve officer and ship's captain.[1] He was the officer in command of the RMS ...

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Hugh Cannon (1742 - 1801)

History Hugh worked in a fishery. He was honored with the position of Admiral or Vice-Admiral of the Peel fishing fleet. In addition to being superintendant of the taking of the sea harvest of fish...

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Captain Daniel J. Strout (c.1837 - c.1870)

A TRUE STORY. Federal Case No. 13,549, 23 Fed. Cas. 262, decided by Judge Shipman, Sept. 14, 1861, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, was a libel in rem agains...

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Captain Joshua Freeman Strout (1826 - 1907)

Capt. Joshua Strout , a native of Cape Elizabeth and a former sea captain, became keeper in 1869 for $620 per year. Strout’s mother had worked as a housekeeper at Portland Head for Joshua Freema...

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Nelson Smith (1894 - d.)

possible date of death: Sept 24 1981 source: Tally Ho 1982

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Captain Joseph LaBarge (1815 - 1889)

Famous Mississippi riverboat Captain. According to a newspaper article, taught Mark Twain about the Mississippi Biography Captain Joseph Marie LaBarge was only 2 years old when steamboats began to ...

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John Graeme Maclay (c.1828 - 1901)

Showing 1880 Census Record for "John G. Maclay" John G. Maclay First Name: John Middle Name: G. Last Name: Maclay Age at Time of Census: 52 Gender: Male Race: White Ethnicity: American ...

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Joseph Dill (1649 - d.)

Sources Dell, or Dill, George, Salem, 1639, rem. to Boston, freem. 1651, by w. Abigail had John, b. Oct. 1645; Samuel, 31 Aug. 1647; Joseph, Feb. 1650; and Benjamin, 27 Apr. 1652. He was an active ...

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Herman Melville MP (1819 - 1891)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Mo...

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Thomas Chase MP (1616 - 1652)

The CHASE Family lines that are recorded in this genealogy descend from Aquila Chase (b. abt. 1618) of Newbury (now Newburyport, MA) in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and to a limited degree, his brothe...

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Aquila Chase, Jr., of Newbury MP (1618 - 1670)

Aquila Chase was born 9 April 1618 in Cornwall, Chesham, Buckingham, England and died abt. Dec 27, 1670 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA. According to Virkus he emigrated 1636 from England to Massachusetts. Ac...

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Capt. George Dill MP (c.1619 - 1654)

OCCUPATION: Master of own ship Goodfellow BIRTH: 1619, Riverstown, Ireland BAPTISM: 4 Nov 1621, Waltham Abbey, Essex, Englan EVENT: Land grant in Salem, Massachusetts DEATH: 1654, sea on voyage...

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Captain George Cannon (1766 - 1811)

TIMELINE: 1781-1783--George Cannon was a scholar of the Peel Mathematical School. He enrolled 4 April 1781, and left 5 August 1783 at the age of 17. He left as a ship's carpenter, but became a "Gui...

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Major General Alexander McDougall (Continental Army) (1731 - 1786)

Alexander McDougall (about 1731–1786) was an American seaman, merchant, a Sons of Liberty leader from New York City before and during the American Revolution, and a military leader during the ...

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Capt. John Paul Jones MP (1747 - 1792)

Click here to view the Wikipedia page for John Paul Jones. John Paul Jones (July 6, 1747 – July 18, 1792) was the United States' first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary Wa...

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Captain Edmond Dick Burrus (c.1847 - 1880)

The following is an excerpt from John W. Rollinson's Journal: "October 8th 1880 - Capt. Dick Burrus of the Sch. Cox bound to Wilmington passed Hatteras Bar, the wind lite to the eastard. That night c...

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