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Encyclopedia > Alexander Godfrey

Alexander Godfrey was born in Chatham, Massachusetts in 1768. In 1791 he married Phoebe West. He was commander of the privateer brig The Rover which defeated a Spanish squadron off the Spanish Main in 1800. He died of yellow fever in Jamaica in 1803. His only child Ruth, who died of burns, is buried in Liverpool, Nova Scotia's historic cemetery. Seal of Chatham, MA Chatham is a town located in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A privateer was a private ship (or its captain) authorized by a countrys government to attack and seize cargo from another countrys ships. ... In sailing, a brig is a vessel with two masts at least one of which is square rigged. ... The Rover was a privateering ship out of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. ... The Spanish Main was a name given to the Caribbean coast of the Spanish Empire in mainland Central and South America. ... -1... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Liverpool (pop. ... Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York A cemetery is a place (usually an enclosed area of land) in which dead bodies are buried. ...


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