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Jonathan Hassam

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: January 14, 1859 (74)
Massachusetts, United States (Typhoid fever)
Place of Burial: Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hassam and Elizabeth Allen
Husband of Sarah Hassam and Mary Smith Hassam
Father of John Hassam; Sally Danforth; William Hassam; Jonathan Hassam; Elizabeth (first) Hassam and 3 others
Brother of Nancy Cheever and Betsey Hassam

Occupation: Captain, Master Mariner
Managed by: Jessica Marie German
Last Updated:

About Captain Jonathan Hassam

Title Genealogies: The Hassam Family, the Hilton Family, the Cheever Family Author John Tyler Hassam Publisher Priv. print., 1896 Original from Harvard University Digitized Jan 18, 2008 Length 89 pages

8. William3 Hassam (Jonathan,* William1), b. Aug. 11,1752; master mariner. His intentions of marriage with Elizabeth, dau. of Ambrose Allen,' were published July 22, 1775, but he was seized by a press-gang shortly after and served nearly five years on board a British frigate during the greater part of the revolutionary war. He then succeeded, with a number of others, in making his escape, and was published the second time April 29, 1780, and m. May 15, 1780. He d. April 9, 1833.f His wife d. Feb. 10, 1833. Their children, all born in Manchester, were:—

i. William, b. May 4, 1781; lost at sea about 1803.

10. ii. Jonathan, b. May 23, 1784; d. Jan. 14, 1859.

iii. Betsey, b. Oct. 11, 1786; m. Benjamin Leach, Nov. 4, 1810, and d. widow, Oct. 4, 1859.

iv. Nancy, b. Nov. 10,1788 ; m. (1) Jacob Cheever,t Nov. 26, 1812; m. (2) Samuel Cheever, Oct. 10, 1819; and d. April 5, 1871.

10. Jonathan Hassam (William,3 Jonathan,3 William1), b. May 23, 1784; master mariner; was master of a vessel before he had arrived at the age of twenty-one, and was very successful in running to and' from the French and Mediterranean ports through the English blockading squadrons. He was in Naples in the summer of 1809, in command of the . Joanna, of Salem, but was captured Aug. 23, of that year, while running the blockade of the former port, by the English man-of-war Espoir, Robert Mitford commander, and carried into Malta, where a prize court declared the capture illegal and ordered the restoration of the vessel and cargo. On a subsequent voyage he was taken in the Bay of Biscay, by an English ship-of-the-line, to which he and his crew were transferred, while a prize crew was put on board of the American vessel, which was ordered into Portsmouth. The next night a terrible gale arose. The man-of-war was badly crippled, and was with the utmost difficulty kept afloat, but in the height of the storm Capt. Hassam refused to order his crew to work the pumps. The prize was never heard of afterwards, and must have gone down with all on board. He was captured still another time in the Mediterranean. He m. Oct. 22, 1808, Sally, dau. of John Cheever.* She d. Aug. 19, 1848, and he m. (2) 1849, Mary, widow of Thomas Smith, and d. Jan. 14, 1859. She d. Feb. 24, 1867. He had eight children, all by his first wife and all born in Manchester:—

11. i. John, b. Sept. 4, 1800; d. Aug. 3, 1885.

ii. Sally, b. May 25, 1811; m. Jeremiah Danforth, May 24, 1832, and d. April 28, 1835.

iii. William, b. July 26, 1813; d. Oct. 29, 1832.

iv. Jonathan, b. Sept. 3, 1817; was a trader in N. Y. City, and d. June 15,1843, at Mobile, Ala., on his return from a voyage to Europe, undertaken for impaired health.

v. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 17, 1819; d. Sept. 2, 1821.

vi. Samuel, b. April 17, 1820; d. Jan. 17, 1847.

vii. Henry, b. July 11, 1822; d. Portland, Oregon, June 2, 1891.

viii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 8, 1827.

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Captain Jonathan Hassam's Timeline

May 23, 1784
Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
September 4, 1809
Age 25
Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
May 25, 1811
Age 27
Manchester, MA, United States
July 26, 1813
Age 29
Manchester, MA, United States
September 3, 1817
Age 33
Manchester, MA, United States
March 17, 1819
Age 34
April 17, 1820
Age 35
Manchester, MA, United States
July 11, 1822
Age 38
Manchester, MA, United States
September 8, 1827
Age 43
Manchester, MA, United States