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M Prisoners of The Old Jersey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. M Surnames Jean Franco Mabugera John Macay Nicholas McCant John Mace Anthony Macguire Pierre Marker William Macgneol Romulus Mackroy John Madding (2) Peter Madding Peter Maggot John Maginon Stringe Mahlan Peter Mahrin Jean Maikser William Main Joseph Mainwright Simon Majo Pierre Malaque John Maleon Lewis Malcom Maurice Malcom John Male William Malen Francis Maler Matthew Malkellan Enoch Mall Daniel Malleby Thomas Malleby Frederick Malleneux John Mallet Daniel Mallory John Malone Paul Malory Thomas Makend Nathaniel Mamford —- Mamney Peter Manaford Josiah Manars John Manchester Silas Manchester Thaddeus Manchester Edward Mand Edward Manda Jonathan Mandevineur Sylvester Manein Pierre Maneit Etien Manett George Manett George Mangoose John Manhee William Manilla Anthony Mankan Jacob Manlore William Manlove John Manly James Mann John Manor Isaac Mans Benjamin Mansfield Hemas Mansfield William Mansfield Joseph Mantsea Jonathan Maples Jean Mapson Auree Marand —- Marbinnea Mary Marblyn Etom Marcais James Marcey Jean Margabta...

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L Prisoners of The Old Jersey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. L Surnames Basil Laban Pierre Labon Francois Labone Deman Labordas Fortne Laborde Frederick Laborde Anton Laca Michael La Casawyne John Lack Christopher Lacon Oliver Lacope Guilham La Coque Anthony Lafart Dennis Lafferty Pierre La Fille Anthony Lagarvet Jeff Laggolf Samuel Laighton Thomas Laigue Peter Lain Christopher Laird (3) John Laird (2) Simon Lake Thomas Lake Nathan Lakeman Thomas Laley Samson Lalley John Lalour David Lamb William Lamb Pierre Lambert Richard Lambert (2) Cayelland Lambra Thomas Lambuda Evena Lame Thomas Lame Jean Lameari Michael Lameova Alexander Lamere (2) Roque Lamie Henry Land Stephen Landart George Landon Peter Landon William Lane John Langdon Jonathan Langer Darius Langford William Langford John Langler Obadiah Langley Thomas Langley (2) James Langlord Joseph Langola Andrew Langolle Thomas Langstaff Franes Langum Francois Lan Hubere Samuel Lanman Nicholas Lanmand William Lanvath David Lapham Bundirk Laplaine Joseph La Plan James Lapthorn Pierre Laquise Francis Larada...

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K Prisoners of The Old Jersey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. K Surnames Mark Kadoody Jonn Kam Lewis Kale Barney Kane Edward Kane John Kane Patrick Kane Thomas Kane Sprague Kean Thomas Kean Nathaniel Keard William Keary Tuson Keath Daniel Keaton Samuel Kelbey Samuel Kelby John Keller Abner Kelley John Kelley (5) Michael Kelley (2) Oliver Kelley Patrick Kelley Samuel Kelley William Kelley Roy Kellrey Abner Kelly (2) Hugh Kelly James Kelly John Kelly Roger Kelly Seth Kelly Timothy Kelly Nehemiah Kelivan Olgas Kilter William Kemplin Simon Kenim Charles Kenneday James Kenneday Jonathan Kenneday Nathaniel Kenneday Robert Kenneday (2) Thomas Kenneday William Kenneday (2) David Kennedy James Kennedy John Kenney (2) William Kensey Elisha Kenyon Joson Ker John Kerril William Kersey (2) Edward Ketcham Samuel Ketcham William Keyborn Anthony Keys John Keys Michael Keys Jean Kiblano James Kickson George Kidd John Kidd James Kidney Manuel Kidtona Thomas Kilbourne John Kilby Lewis Kildare John Kilfundy Samuel Killen William...

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J Prisoners of The Old Jersey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. J Surnames Michael Jacen Black Jack John Jack (2) John Jacks (2) Frederick Jacks (2) George Jacks (2) Henry Jacks John Jacks John Jackson James Jackson Josiah Jackson Nathaniel Jackson Peter Jackson Robert Jackson Jean Jacobs Bella Jacobs Joseph Jacobs Wilson Jacobs Andrew Jacobus Guitman Jacques Guitner Jacques Lewis Jacques Peter Jadan John Jaikes Benjamin James John James (2) Ryan James William James Daniel Jamison Josiah Janes Jean Jardin Francis Jarnan Edward Jarvis Petuna Jarvis Negro Jask John Jassey Francis Jatiel Clement Jean Joseph Jean William Jean Benjamin Jeanesary Roswell Jeffers Samuel Jeffers James Jeffrey John Jeffries Joseph Jeffries Philip Jeffries George Jemrey Pierre Jengoux David Jenkin Enoch Jenkins George Jenkins Solomon Jenkins George Jenney John Jenney Langdon Jenney Langhorn Jenney Nathaniel Jennings Thomas Jennings William Jennings John Jenny Langhorn Jenny Frances Jerun Abel Jesbank Oliver Jethsam Germain Jeune Silas Jiles Nathan Jinks Moses Jinney Verd...

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I Prisoners of The Old Jersey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. I Surnames Joseph Ignacis Ivede Sousis Illiumbe Benjamin Indecot Isaac Indegon John Ingersall Henry Ingersoll (2) John Ingraham Joseph Ingraham Joshua Ingraham Philip Ignissita Joseph Irasetto David Ireland James Ireland Joseph Ireland Michael Irvin George Irwin Michael Irwin Isaac Isaacs George Ismay Gospar Israel James Ivans John Ivington Francis D...

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H Prisoners of The Old Jersey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. H Surnames Samuel Hacker John Hackett Benjamin Haddock Caraway Hagan Anthony de la Hage James Haggarty John Haglus Ebenezer Hail David Halbort William Haldron Matthew Hales Aaron Hall Ebenezer Hall Isaac Hall James Hall John Hall (3) Joseph Hall London Hall Lyman Hall Millen Hall Moses Hall Nathan Hall Samuel Hall Spence Hall Thomas Hall (3) William Hall Willis Hall Thomas Hallahan James Hallaughan Benjamin Hallett (2) James Hallett (2) Ephraim Halley John Halley Joseph Halley (2) Samuel Halley Richard Halley Charles Hallwell Henry Halman William Halsey Moses Halton Jesse Halts Byron Halway Benjamin Halwell James Ham Levi Ham Reuben Hambell William Hamber Empsen Hamilton Henry Hamilton (2) John Hamilton (2) William Hamilton (2) Flint Hammer Charles Hammond Elijah Hammond Homer Hammond James Hammond Joseph Hammond Thomas Hamsby James Hanagan Stephen Hanagan Henry Hance Abraham Hancock Samuel Hancock Elias Hand Elijah Hand Gideon Hand Joseph Hand...

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G Prisoners of The Old Jersey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. G Surnames Eudrid Gabria Francis Gabriel Franes Gabriel Hernan Gage Isaac Gage Matthew Gage Stephen Gage Jonas Gale Joseph Galina Andrew Gallager John Gallard John Gallaspie Richard Galley William Gallway Anthony Gallys James Gamband James Gamble Joseph Gamble Peter Gambo Pierre Ganart William Gandee William Gandel Francis Gandway John Gandy Hosea Garards Antony Gardil Silas Gardiner William Gardiner Alexander Gardner (3) Dominic Gardner James Gardner (3) Joseph Gardner (5) Larry Gardner Robert Gardner Samuel Gardner Silas Gardner Thomas Gardner Uriah Gardner William Gardner Dominico Gardon John Garey Manolet Garico James Garish Paul Garish John Garland (2) Barney Garlena Joseph Garley —- Garner Silas Garner John Garnet Sylvester Garnett Isaac Garret Michael Garret John Garretson Antonio Garrett Jacques Garrett Richard Garrett William Garrett Louis C. Garrier Jacob Garrison (2) Joseph Garrison (3) Joseph Garrit Thomas Garriway Jean Garrow Roman Garsea William Garty Job Gascin Daniel Gasett Jacob...

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F Prisoners of The Old Jersey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. F Surnames Jean Paul Fabalue John Faber Ashan Fairfield Benjamin Fairfield John Fairfield (2) William Faithful Henry Falam Ephraim Falkender George Falker Robert Fall Thomas Fallen Henry Falls Francis Fanch Jean Fanum John Farland William Farmer John Faroe Michael Farrean William Farrow Thomas Fary Henry Fatem Jacob Faulke Robert Fauntroy Joseph Feebe Martin Feller James Fellows Nathaniel Fellows John Felpig Peter Felpig Benjamin Felt David Felter Thomas Fennall Cable Fennell John Fenton Cable Fenwell Joseph Ferarld Domigo Ferbon David Fere Matthew Fergoe Pierre Fermang Noah Fernal Francis Fernanda Thomas Fernandis Matthew Fernay Ephraim Fernon Fountain Fernray Ehemre Ferote Joseph Ferre Lewis Ferret Toseph Ferria Kennedy Ferril Conway Ferris Paul Ferris William Fester Elisha Fettian Manuel Fevmandez Frederick Fiarde John Ficket Charles Field John Fielding W Fielding William Fielding John Fife Edwin Fifer Nathaniel Figg Benjamin Files Jean Francis Fillear Patrick Filler Ward Filton John Fimsey Bartholomew...

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E Prisoners of The Old Jersey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. E Surnames David Each Simon Eachforsh David Eadoe Benjamin Earle Isaac Earle Lewis Earle Pardon Earle (2) Michael Eason Amos Easterbrook Charles Easterbrook John Eaves Joseph Ebben John Ebbinstone Avico Ecbeveste Joseph Echangueid Francis Echauegud Amorois Echave Lorendo Echerauid Francis Echesevria Ignatius Echesevria Manuel de Echeverale Fermin Echeuarria Joseph Nicola Echoa Thoman Ecley — Edbron Thomas Eddison William Ede Butler Edelin Jessie Edgar John Edgar Thomas Edgar William Edgar (2) James Edgarton Philip Edgarton Doum Edmondo Henry Edmund John Edmund Alexander Edwards Charles Edwards Daniel Edwards Edward Edwards Henry Edwards James Edwards John Edwards Michael Edwards Rollo Edwards Thomas Edwards William Edwards (2) James Eggleston Samuel Eggleston James Egrant James Ekkleston Jonathan Elbridge Nathan Elder Luther Elderkin Daniel Elderton Aldub Eldred Daniel Eldridge (2) Ezra Eldridge James Eldridge Thomas Eldridge William Eldridge William Eleves Richard Elgin John Eli Benjamin Elias Benjamin Elith James Elkins Nicholas Ellery...

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D Prisoners of The Old Jersey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. D Surnames Guilliam Dabuican Jean Dabuican John Daccarmell Isaac Dade (2) Jean Dadica Silas Daggott John Dagure Benjamin Dail James Daily (2) Patrick Daily Robert Daily Samuel Daily (2) William Daily James Dalcahide Jeremiah Dalley Reuben Damon Thomas Danby Christopher Daniel John Daniel (3) Samuel Daniss Benjamin Dannison William Dannison William Dannivan Benjamin Darby William Darby W Darcey Thomas Darley Henry Darling (2) Richard Darling William Darling Charles Darrough Robert Dart Samuel Daun Basteen Davan James Daveick Lot Davenport Christopher Davids John Davidson Samuel Davidson Pierre Davie Benjamin Davies (2) Christopher Davies Edward Davies Eliga Davies Elijah Davies Felton Davies John Davies (9) Henry Davies Lewis Davies Richard Davies (2) Samuel Davies (3) Thomas Davies (3) William Davies (3) Benjamin Davies (2) Charles Davis Christopher Davis Curtis Davis Henry Davis Isaac Davis James Davis John Davis (2) Lewis Davis Samuel Davis Thomas Davis William Davis Thomas...

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C Prisoners of The Old Jersey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. C Surnames Abel Cable Louis Cadat Louis Pierre Cadate Michael Cadate John Caddington Nathan Caddock Jean Cado John Cahoon Jonathan Cahoone Thomas Caile David Cain (2) Thomas Cain Samuel Caird Joseph Caivins Pierre Cajole Thomas Calbourne James Calder Caplin Calfiere Nathaniel Calhoun Charles Call Barnaby Callagham Daniel Callaghan William Callehan James Callingham Andrew Caiman Francis Calon Parpi Calve Nicholas Calwell Joseph Cambridge Edward Cameron Simon Came Oseas Camp Alexander Campbell Frederick Campbell James Campbell Jesse Campbell John Campbell (2) Joseph Campbell Philip Campbell (2) Robert Campbell Thomas Campbell (2) James Canady Joseph Canana Satarus Candie Jacob Canes Richard Caney Jacob Canmer William Cannady William Canner Charles Cannon Francis Cannon John Cannon Joseph Cannon Samuel Cannon Jean Canute Francis Cape Timothy Cape Daniel Capnell William Caransame Robert Carbury Juan Fernin Cardends Joseph Carea Isaac Carelton Joseph Carender Ezekiel Carew Daniel Carey John Carey (4) Joshua Carey Richard...

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Recollections Of Andrew Sherburne

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Andrew Sherburne, a lad of seventeen, shipped on the Scorpion, Captain R. Salter, a small vessel, with a crew of eighteen men. This vessel was captured by the Amphion, about the middle of November, 1782. Sherburne says that the sailors plundered them of everything they possessed, and that thirteen of them were put on board the Amphion, and sent down to the cable tiers between the two decks, where they found nearly a hundred of their countrymen, who were prisoners of war. “We were very much crowded, and having nothing but the cables to lay on, our beds were as hard and unpleasant as though they were made of cord wood, and indeed we had not sufficient room for each to stretch himself at the same time. “After about two weeks we arrived at New York, and were put on board that wretched ship the Jersey. The New York prison ships had been the terror of American tars for years. The Old Jersey had become notorious in consequence of the unparallelled mortality on board her. * * * “I entered the Jersey towards the last of November, I had just entered the eighteenth year of my age, and had now to commence a scene of suffering almost without a parallel. * * * A large proportion...

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Testimony Of Prisoners On Board The Jersey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now “As the morning dawned there would be heard the loud, unfeeling, and horrid cry, ‘Rebels! Bring up your dead!'” – Thomas Philbrook We must again quote from Ebenezer Fox, whose description of the provisions dealt out to the prisoners on board the prison ships shall now be given. “The prisoners received their mess rations at nine in the morning. * * * All our food appeared to be damaged. The bread was mostly mouldy, and filled with worms. It required considerable rapping upon the deck, before these worms could be dislodged from their lurking places in a biscuit. As for the pork, we were cheated out of it more than half the time, and when it was obtained one would have judged from its motley hues, exhibiting the consistence and appearance of variegated soap, that it was the flesh of the porpoise or sea hog, and had been an inhabitant of the ocean, rather than a sty. * * * The flavor was so unsavory that it would have been rejected as unfit for the stuffing of even Bologna sausages. The provisions were generally damaged, and from the imperfect manner in which they were cooked were about as indigestible as grape shot. The flour and oatmeal was often sour, and when the suet was mixed with...

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The Experience Of Ebenezer Fox

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now “It had been a common practice of the British to keep their prisoners four or five days without a morsel of meat and thus tempt them to enlist to save their lives.” – Ebenezer Fox Ebenezer Fox, a prisoner on board the Jersey, wrote a little book about his dreadful experiences when he was a very old man. The book was written in 1838, and published by Charles Fox in Boston in 1848. Ebenezer Fox was born in the East Parish of Roxbury, Mass., in 1763. In the spring of 1775 he and another boy named Kelly ran away to sea. Fox shipped as a cabin boy in a vessel commanded by Captain Joseph Manchester. He made several cruises and returned home. In 1779 he enlisted, going as a substitute for the barber to whom he was apprenticed. His company was commanded by Captain William Bird of Boston in a regiment under Colonel Proctor. Afterwards he signed ship’s papers and entered the naval service on a twenty gun ship called the Protector, Captain John F. Williams of Massachusetts. On the 1st of April, 1780, they sailed for a six months cruise, and on the ninth of June, 1780, fought the Admiral Duff until she took fire and blew up. A short time afterwards the Protector was...

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The Case Of Christopher Hawkins

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now “I was, of course,” he continues, “naked, my head excepted. She was, or appeared to be, excessively frightened, and ran towards a house, screeching and screaming at every step.” – A boy named Waterman Christopher Hawkins was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1764. When he was in his thirteenth year he sailed on board an American privateer as a cabin boy. The privateer was a schooner, called the Eagle, commanded by Captain Potter. Taken prisoner by the British, Hawkins was sent on board the Asia, an old transport ship, but was soon taken off this vessel, then used for the confinement of American prisoners, and sent on board a frigate, the Maidstone, to serve as a waiter to the British officers on board. He remained on board the Maidstone a year. At the end of that time he was allowed a good deal of liberty. He and another boy were sent on shore to New York with a message, managed to elude the sentinels, and escaped first to Long Island, and afterwards returned home to Providence. About 1781 he again went on board a privateer under Captain Whipple, was again captured, and this time he was sent to the Jersey. He describes the condition of the prisoners on their way in a transport to this fearful...

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