Category Archives: Continental Navy Enlisted Men

John Baxter Carr, Seaman

John Baxter Carr. Born in Arundel, York County, ME on 6 May 1760 to Mary Baxter and Benjamin M. Carr, John Baxter Carr was named after his maternal grandfather. Mary Baxter’s mother Mary had been the second wife to John … Continue reading

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Aaron Goodwin, Seaman

Aaron Goodwin. Born on 18 August 1754, Aaron Goodwin was the son of Aaron Goodwin and Sarah Thompson of South Berwick in York County, Maine (then Massachusetts). According to “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution,” Aaron … Continue reading

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Joseph Ferdinand, Seaman

Joseph Ferdinand. According to his pension application #S-34843, Mariner Joseph Ferdinand of Boston was sixty years old in June 1820 suggesting 1760 as the year of his birth. His mortuary notice suggests 1755, stating his age as eighty-six years old … Continue reading

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Robert Bell, aka Robert Leathhead, Marine

Robert Bell. Robert Bell was the alias of Robert Leathhead whose intriguing story is fleshed out in pension application # S-37609. Born in Scotland in about 1756, Robert Leathhead ‚Äúdeserted from the British Service and fearing detection…took in the American … Continue reading

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Jacob Gibson Bowen, Seaman

James Gibson Bowen. According to his pension application # S-34,061, James Gibson Bowen of Boston was born about 1740. His parentage and place of birth is not known. An interesting note in the Genealogies of Barbados Families (1983) by James … Continue reading

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