Capt. Samuel Gerrish - Kittery Point, Maine
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 43° 04.869 W 070° 42.899
19T E 360397 N 4771253
Quick Description: Gravestone of ship captain who became a prison of war during the Revolutionary War.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2012 8:10:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMETGN
Views: 6

Long Description:
Capt. Samuel Gerrish was the captain of the Brigantine Aurora in service to the continental forces. The brigantine had eight cannons. The ship was captured by the HM Frigate Cerberus on May 14, 1780. Captain Gerrish was held at Mill Prison near Plymouth, England beginning July 25, 1780, he escaped December 28, 1780. He survived the war. He died November 12, 1807 at age 65.
Location type: Single Grave

Date of Death: November 12, 1807

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
Capt. Samuel Gerrish Died Nov. 12, 1807 aged 65 years


Ranks:
Captain


Date of Birth: Not listed

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