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Capt Josiah Bass

Capt Josiah Bass

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Death 2 Mar 1850 (aged 81)
Burial Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 27933702 · View Source
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Son of Samuel and Abigail (nee Crosby). He was a Revolutionary War Soldier at a very early age. He was one of the Braintree men on the Privateer "Essex" of Salem captured by the British in the English Channel and taken prisoner in England in April 1781 and released through the efforts of John Adams. He was then aged only 13 years and was the cabin boy according to tradition. Husband of Judith Spear whom he wed on October 17, 1793. After she died he married Ann (Nancy) Adams on January 12, 1797. They had six children: Josiah, Abigail Adams, Mary Ann, Samuel, Peter Boylston, and George Washington. Married for a third and fourth time to Priscilla Ford in 1821 and in Lydia Prior, widow of William Prior in 1827.


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  • Created by: ZsOzOne
  • Added: 30 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27933702
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Josiah Bass (May 1768–2 Mar 1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27933702, citing Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by ZsOzOne (contributor 46588051) .