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Capt John Eldred

Capt John Eldred

Birth
North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 12 Nov 1784 (aged 71–72)
Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 16476721 · View Source
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Retired sea captain who as a "one-man army," fired his cannon on the British during the Revolutionary War. When the British came ashore on Conanicut Island, they were surprised to find one lone cannon.

Son of John & Mary Eldred. Husband of Mary Green(e), with whom he had at least 10 children. Second wife was Abigail Fish.


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  • Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 5 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16476721
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Eldred (1712–12 Nov 1784), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16476721, citing Friends Cemetery, Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Jan Franco (contributor 46625834) .