Need help!! trying to locate info on a privateer
- Dear List members,
I hope someone can help me. I am trying to prove that my ancestor Issac
Ingersoll born 7-26-1744 in Gloucester, Mass married 3-3-1764 Susanna Small
in Falmouth Maine she born 10-6-1744 in Falmouth.
I am trying to prove his military service.
He served aboard an American Privateer brig "Yankee Hero". According to the
book A genealogy of the Ingersoll family 1629-1925 by Lillian Drake Avery
page 34 Issac was killed by a six pound shot from the British Brig
"Milford", he was from Newburyport bound to Boston. Capt. Samuel Ingersoll
of Salem, Ma, Master. Capt. James Tracy commander. The book doesn't list its
source for this information. I also found information about the battle from
a book called A Naval History of the American Revolution Chapter 5 Events at
Sea in 1776. It states that 4 men were killed that day and the remainder
taken prisoner. But it doesn't list the names of the men killed! I also have
copies of James Tracy's military records but they are no help. I have the
history of the ship which is no luck, it just says who owned it and
describes its size etc. I have searched the Mass soldiers and sailors of
the rev war no luck. Also tried all the rev war databases listed on
ancestry.com to no avail.
Any suggestions as to where I might find a list of the crew members aboard
this ship? Were privateers names listed anywhere? Any help really!