AMERICAN SAILORS BURIED AT PORT AU
1787 - 1794
The following list of America sailors buried at Port
au Prince, St. Domingo, was abstracted from the Parish Registers of
Port au Prince, now in the Archives de la France d'outremer et me
There were not many Americans in St. Domingo prior to
1790, but in the first year of the French Revolution, contacts
between the United States and the French Carribbean islands, seem to
have been more frequent.
The spelling has, in many instances, been given a
French tone or twist.
Note the young age of some of the soldiers.
||Francis Woodville, 13
||James Buckman, 28, Capt. of the
Ranger, from Salem
||Nathan Tryon, 18, born in Middletown,
||Stephen Tetecomb, 21, from Newbury
Port, sailor on the Lamery Capt. Lunt.
||John Whyte, 15, from Gloucester, Va.,
novice on the Brick la Defaillance, Capt.
||Isaac Gray, 19 years old, of
Baltimore, on the "goelette" Nancy Capt.
||Pierre Bernaut, captain of the
Betsy, from Philadelphia, died at the house of M.
Robert, a surgeon at Belair.
||Mr. Billings, 47, captain of the
||Joseph Noel, 18, born at Naubre (sic), New
||Nick, Richard, 22, from Marbalaide near
||John Mecam, 35, from London, sailor on the
Polly from Newbury, Capt. Wright.
||Hiler Taft, from Mendon, Machamset (Mass?)
||John Porter, 35, American, a merchant in Port
||Joseph Bons, second captain on the brigantine
||Sage, 18, a sailor on the Nancy, Capt.
||Abisah Soule, on the brigantine Pallas,
from Boston, Capt. Iswell Wildis.
||Wlean Megairller, 27, on the Peggy,
||James Fosom, a Canadian on the General
Wolff, Capt. David Kepen.
||Louis Oliver, 25, a sailor on the brig the
Unity, from New London, Capt. Griffen.
||John Spinca, 30, a sailor on the Rebecca,
from New Orleans (sic), Capt. Jos. Puith.
||William Goldsmith, on the Favorite,
||James Clead Laud, 15 a sailor on the brig.
Sally, Capt. Maroiseau, Capt. Jos. Puith.
||George Colman, a sailor on the brig
Baltimore, Capt. Johns.
||Joseph Bosseron, 24, from Baltimore, on the
Hope, Capt. LaTouche.
||Samuel Alkans, a sailor on the Pellegrin,
||Charles Snale, 28, from Norfolk, 2nd captain
on the Two Sisters, Capt. Bevet.
||William Parate, 28, from Baltimore.
||Thomas Ens, 22, a sailor from Virginia, on
the Maria, Capt. Lecart.
||Alain Kelvet, 20, fromNoulanon, New England,
a sailor on the brig Merry.
||Joseph Normand, 22, on the Agnes
d'Ydontour, Capt. Sylvan Howitt.
||Robert Ellas, 28, a sailor on the Ann Mary,
||John Tapin, 24, fromNewbury Port, a sailor on
the Columbia, Capt. Stephen Holland
||Daniel Runy, 25, a sailor on the brigantine
Sale (Sally), from New York.
||Hisbert Thomas Rey, 45, a sailor on the
Eliza, from Salem, Capt. Webb.
||Nicholas Need, 25, a sailor on the
Industry, Capt. Bally
||Francis Boardman, 42, on the Rambler,
||George Dean, 24, from Salem, a sailor on the
Eliza, Capt. Jos. Hosmez.
||Jeremie Marshman, 23, from Alifax (sic)
||John Fibenzen, 14, from Boston
||Benjamin Barber, 50, a sailor from New
||John Boss, 23, captain of the Nancy,
born in Roddelam, Rhode Island.
||Gilles Willand, 28, from Boston, a sailor on
the Nancy , Capt. Hussey.
||William Coffer, a sailor on the Prudent,
||Joseph Crawford, a sailor on he Betsey,
from Philadelphia, Capt. Wm. Clark.
||John Snow, 12, ships boy, from Philadelphia,
on the Betsey, Capt. John Arle.
||Thomas Lemoine, 36, as captain of the
Aurora, from Boston.
||Robert Ingiasson, 22, from Portland, a
sailor on the William, Capt. Codman.
||Samuel Stabord, 19, from Portland.
||Isaac Curtis, 25, a sailor on the Aurora,
Capt. Bonard Smith from Biddleford.
||John Narbach, 30, from Lancaster, Mass.,
working on an American ship.
||Oerenier Pittmain, 31, from No. Caorlina, a
sailor on the Betsey.
||John Gilbert, 22, born Newhaven, sailor on
the Betsey, Capt. Wm. Welk, 30.
||James Donaldson, 21, born Boston, a sailor on
the Samson, from Baltimore, Capt. Joshua
||Edmund Giller, 31, from Beverley, cooper on
the Joshua, Capt. Ebenezer Giles.
||Thomas Foster, 33, from Ipswich, Mass.,
traveling on the Ruby, from Gloucester, Capt.
||Guine, an American sailor
||John Sears, from Annapolis, a sailor on the
Ursule, Capt. Langley.
||MORE TO COME......