Monday, December 26, 2016

Favorite Ancestors: Holden Rhodes

The sea was not necessarily kind to my Rhodes family. Immigrant Zachariah Rhodes drowned. His great-great-grandson, Holden Rhodes was a prize master [officer in charge of a captured vessel]aboard a privateer sloop during the American Revolution. The privateers were essentially the American navy during the war. Holden's sloop "Satisfaction" was captured by the British in July 1778. The prisoners were sent to Forten Prison in England and were released in December of 1779.

Holden remained a mariner after the war. Four of his sons would be lost at sea.

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