Philip Besume, Jr.

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Philip Besume, Jr.

Birthplace: Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: September 11, 1824 (38)
At Sea
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Besome and Rebecca Bessom
Husband of Sally Besume; Jane Besume and Elizabeth (Betsy) Besume
Father of Philip Bessom; Joseph Bessom and Mary Jane Bessom
Brother of Joseph Bessom; Rebecca Bessom and Joseph Bessom

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About Philip Besume, Jr.

Philip Bessom (1786 - 1824) was the son of Joseph Brown Bessom ( 1764 –) and Rebecca Chinn (1761 – 1837). Philip Bessom (1786 - 1824) married Betsy Martin (1785 – 1860) and three children:

1) Philip Bessom (1811 – 1873) married Louisa (1818 -).

2) Joseph Bessom (1815 – 1895) married Rebecca Warner Homan (1814 – 1854).

3) Mary Jane Bessom (1820 – 1897).

Philip Bessom (1786 - 1824) did not have a daughter Hannah. Note Philip Bessom's (1786 - 1824) father is the same Joseph Brown Bessom. That's the same Joseph Brown Bessom that is named with his middle name “Brown” in Philip’s grandmother’s will.

Philip Bessom (1786 - 1824)'s Vital records:

Birth: Vital Records under Besome: Philip, s. Joseph and Rebecca, bp. Aug. 20, 1786. CR1

There are two Death Vital Records for Philip Bessom (1786 - 1824):

1) Philip, 2d, "son-in-law of Dick Master, suicide, drowned at sea," May ––, 1824, a. 38 y. PR1 [Jan. GR4] <= this is the date of actual death that occured while out deep at sea. It was recorded in Marblehead months later, not uncommon when at sea. I believe this is a transcription error should read Son-in-law of *Dick Martin.* Not *Masters*. Dick Martin was his wife’s father. Thus this Philip was the son-in-law of Dick Martin. In that context this makes perfect sense.

2) Philip, s. the late Joseph and Rebecca, at sea, rec. Sept. 11, 1824*

  • Note it says this is the *recording date* not the date of death event. He died in May 1824 but the death wasn’t recorded until the crew came back to Marblehead. This is very common in Marblehead Vital records Men lost at sea may not be recorded officially as dead for months after the event. The families sailed as far as China, India and Brazil and frequently died months away from Marblehead. This has been documented elsewhere in my tree where I have attached articles about their voyages to these countries and the death they suffered there. So it could take months to return to report a soul had been lost at sea.
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Philip Besume, Jr.'s Timeline

August 20, 1786
Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
November 24, 1811
September 11, 1824
Age 38
At Sea