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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
m. September 25, 1785 in Salem, Essex County,
Massachusetts , Sarah Kehou [Salem
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.
June 19, 1781:
Benjamin, with 200 other prisoners,
signed a petition to the House of Lords. [Kaminkow,1967]
Benjamin was still in the Old Mill Prison.
Sarah, Benjamin's widow, and his son and
daughter were living in Salem with Sarah's brother Samuel Kehou and his wife.
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.