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Sailors and seamen

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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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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Nathaniel Service, Seaman, Sailmaker

Nathaniel Service. Born in 1746 or 1747, nothing is known of the parentage or place of birth of Nathaniel Service of Boston. According to the payroll records of the Alliance in the Barry-Hayes Collection at Independence Seaport Museum Library, Nathaniel … Continue reading

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Giles Chester, Seaman

Giles Chester. Giles Chester was born in 1760 to Samuel Chester (b. 1715) and Ann Latham, apparently the youngest of ten children. His genealogy is confused and includes old inaccuracies published in the “Old Northwest” genealogical quarterly, Volumes 10-11 (1907). … Continue reading

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