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Andrew Pinkham

Birthplace: Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Bethel, Clermont, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jethro Pinkham and Susannah Pinkham
Husband of Deborah Pinkham (Bunker)
Father of Captain Alexander Bunkham Pinkham; Lt. Reuben R Pinkham; Dr Thomas Pinkham and William Pinkham

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About Andrew Pinkham

Captain Andrew Pinkham (1767-1840), was a prominent Nantucket whale man. Andrew captained the whaling ship "Alliance" 1791-1794 & the "President" 1795-1801 to ports around the world. He commanded several whaleships between 1785 and 1809, and had many years experience as a mariner. His experiences included escaping privateers while master of the New Bedford ship President in 1801 by crossing the Atlantic during hurrican season with only two-inch boards covering the holes from cannon shots.

Andrew Pinkham's parents were Jethro Pinkham (1745-1820) and Susannah Coffin (1748-1827), the parents of ten children. Raised a Quaker, Andrew married Deborah Bunker Pinkham (1771-1840), a non-Quaker and in 1800 purchased a house at the corner of New Dollar and Milk Streets. The couple attended the Congregational Church.

The family of Andrew Pinkham emigrated form Nantucket at the outbreak of the War of 1812. They and eleven families from the region moved to the Ohio valley. He settled in the Cincinnati area in 1812. He is credited with naming the small village of Bantam and possibly the county seat of Batavia after towns in Java. The original ship's log of the Alliance is in the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County and can be accessed online through their "Virtual Library".

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Andrew Pinkham's Timeline

July 15, 1767
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
Age 24
Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA
Age 32
Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA
Age 34
Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA
Age 42
Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA
March 12, 1840
Age 72
Ohio, United States
Bethel, Clermont, Ohio, United States