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Sailors and seamen

Isaac Hanson, Marine and Seaman

Isaac Hanson. Born at Dover, NH on 3 June 1758, Isaac Hanson was the youngest son of a number of children born to Isaac Hanson, Sr. (1713-1758) and Susannah Canney (1715-1760). Despite grandson Isaac Walter Hanson’s assertion in his 1895 … Continue reading

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Esek Whipple, Marine, Seaman

Oldest son of Benajah Whipple (1734-1817) and his wife Tabitha, Esek Whipple was born 3 June 1760 at Fruit Hill in North Providence, RI. Benajah Whipple served as Captain of the 1st Militia Company from Gloucester during the Revolutionary War … Continue reading

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Robert Maynard Peck, Midshipman & John Peck, Boy

Robert Maynard Peck. Son of Hester Plaisted and Boston glazier John Peck (1721-1761), Robert Maynard Peck was born on 1 October 1747, a little over ten months after his parents were married on 15 December 1746. Peck’s grandparents were John … Continue reading

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James W. Head, Seaman

James W. Head. Middle child of Jane McKenzie (1731-1818) and John Head (1731-1779), James Waller Head was baptized at Trinity Church in Boston on 5 July 1766. An Episcopal parish, Trinity Church was founded in 1733 and at the time … Continue reading

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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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