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Frederick Elderkin, Crewman

Frederick Elderkin. Frederick Elderkin is listed in the Frigate Confederacy Riggers’ Returns 1778-1779. Minor Elderkin is also listed in the Riggers’ Returns for the same period. A letter from Seth Harding to Major Joshua Huntington dated 26 August 1779 in … Continue reading

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Hugh Fiddis, Seaman

Hugh Fiddis. According to his pension application #R-3525, Hugh Eldridge Fiddis was born in Groton on 5 August 1766. He was the son of a Scottish refugee who came to America about 1762, Hugh Fiddis (c.1739-c.1767) and Hannah Eldridge (1/25/1743-6/25/1828), … Continue reading

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Ebenezer Hyde, Crewman

Ebenezer Hyde. Ebenezer Hyde was born on 26 November 1753 at Lebanon, Ct. The youngest son of Elijah Hyde, Sr. and Ruth Tracy, at least two of Ebenezer’s older brothers also served in the Revolutionary War. Elijah, Jr. was a … Continue reading

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John Tribby, Crewman

John Tribby. This crewman on the frigate Confederacy is most likely the John Tribby who was baptized on 24 September 1758 at Newport, RI to John Treby (c1736-1778) and Sarah Richardson (1732-1769) four years after their marriage on 5 September … Continue reading

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