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Benjamin Vanderford (1012)

Father: Charles Vanderford (223)
Mother: Susannah Peters


d. buried September 5, 1787 in Salem, Massachusetts, died of dropsy at the workhouse. [Salem VR]

m. September 25, 1785 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts , Sarah Kehou [Salem 5:15]
m2. November 6, 1800 in Salem, Essex County, Massacusetts, Jonathan Gavett, Jr. [Salem 4:118]


Mary Vanderford, bap. October 15, 1786, St. Peters Episcopal Church [Salem VR]

m. June 20, 1802 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, William Gladden [Salem 4:121]

Benjamin Vanderford (2004), bap. December 21, 1788, d. March 9, 1842


June 16, 1780:
Benjamin and his brother, John, were mariners in the Revolutionary War. Their ship Harlequin was captured by the British. [NEHGR 19]

December 24, 1780:
Benjamin was committed to the Old Mill Prison at Plymouth, England. [Kaminkow,1967]

May 10, 1781:
Benjamin was in the hospital. [Kaminkow,1967]

June 19, 1781:
Benjamin, with 200 other prisoners, signed a petition to the House of Lords. [Kaminkow,1967]

April 1782:
Benjamin was still in the Old Mill Prison. [Kaminkow,1967]

Sarah, Benjamin's widow, and his son and daughter were living in Salem with Sarah's brother Samuel Kehou and his wife. [census-Ma]

November 28, 1790 (Sunday):
Benjamin's widow Sarah requested prayers on the death of her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Kehou whose child had died a week earlier. Sarah's brother, Samuel was at sea. [Bentley Diary]

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