I have found out my ancestor Isaac Ingersoll (who was born July 26, 1744
in Gloucester, MA,
married march 2, 1864 Susannah Small)(father was Joseph Ingersoll) was
aboard the American Privateer ship
"Yankee Hero". He was killed by by a six pound shot from the Milford
(source from Descendants of Richard Ingersoll of Salem, MA page 34)
"Captain James Tracey in the American Brig 'Yankee Hero' Chases and
the British Frigate 'Milford', 7th June, 1776 Off Cape Ann, Captain James
Tracey in the brig Yankee Hero with 12 guns and 26 men including
This ship was bound for Newburyport, MA( source was from Cushing library
in Texas that has a canvas portrait of the battle. But, wont send me a
photo. I sent them a email. Requesting more info.
they suggested looking for a book Samuel E. Morrison's maritime history
of Massachusetts ? they werent sure of
the title. Does any have this book or know where to locate one?
The captain was taken prisoner. My question is where would I find a list
the sailors "privateers" that were on this ship? Is there a list
I have checked the Mass Rev soldiers and sailors book and he wasnt
Does anyone know of a book that would have a photo of the ship?
Other info I found was from the book "Library of Congress Naval Records
of the American Revolution 1775-1778"
printed 1906 page 333 , July 16, 1777 "Hero" Mass ship, guns 28, crew
200, bond $10,000
Master James Tracey; Bonders, James Tracey of Newburyport, Noah EMery of
Exeter,Nh, Eliphalet Hale of Exeter, NH
Owners were Jackson, Tracy & Tracey, Newbury,
Witness Ebenezer Thompson, and John McClerg
C.C. 196 Vol 7 page 48? not much help really...
Any help apperciated.
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