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Jonathan was supposedly a "shoreman," or maritime trader along the East Coast. If so, he may have been the Jonathan Woodbury who was captain of the sloop Katherine when it left from Rhode Island (which port not specified) in May 1720 for Jamaica.(1)

child of Jonathan and Eleanor (Ellinwood) Woodbury:


vital records sources: Jonathan's birth, marriage and burial records come from the Beverly vital records.(2) His burial was, in turn, taken from a First Parish Unitarian Church record, buried 7 January, age 91.

1. Boston Gazette, 2 May to 9 May 1720, p. 2.
2. Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Salem:1906-7).

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