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lish man-of-war Espoir, Robert Mitford commander, and carried into Malta, where a prize court declared the capture illegal and ordered the restoration of the vessel and cargo. On a subsequent voyage he was taken in the Bay of Biscay, by an English ship-of-the-line, to which he and his crew were transferred, while a prize crew was put on board of the American vessel, which was ordered into Portsmouth. The next night a terrible gale arose. The man-of-war was badly crippled, and was with the utmost difficulty kept afloat, but in the height of the storm Capt. Hassam refused to order his crew to work the pumps. The prize was never heard of afterwards, and must have gone down with all on board. He was captured still another time in the Mediterranean. He m. Oct. 22, 1808, Sally, dau. of John Cheever.* She d. Aug. 19, 1848, and he m. (2) 1849, Mary, widow of Thomas Smith, and d. Jan. 14, 1859. She d. Feb. 24, 1867. He had eight children, all by his first wife and all born in Manchester:—
11. i. John, b. Sept. 4, 1800; d. Aug. 3, 1885.
ii. Sally, b. May 25, 1811; m. Jeremiah Danforth, May 24,
1832, and d. April 28, 1835.
iii. William, b. July 26, 1813; d. Oct. 29, 1832.
iv. Jonathan, b. Sept. 3, 1817; was a trader in N. Y. City, and
d. June 15,1843, at Mobile, Ala., on his return from a voyage to Europe, undertaken for impaired health.
v. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 17, 1819; d. Sept. 2, 1821.
vi. Samuel, b. April 17, 1820; d. Jan. 17, 1847.
vii. Henry, b. July 11, 1822; d. Portland, Oregon, June 2,
viii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 8, 1827.
11. John6 Hassam (Jonathan* William,3 Jonathan,3 William1), b. Sept. 4, 1809; m. in Manchester, May 15, 1836, Abby, dau. of Capt. Amos Hilton,t of Manchester. He went to Boston when a lad of fourteen and learned the trade of a
ing his majority 1876. began to turn his
attention to real estate, and, after a brief residence in New York, finally established himself in Boston as a real estate broker. In this field his prudence, forethought and
• y.-E. Hist. and Gen. Register, April, 1879 (xxxiii., 164); July, 1882 (xxxvi., 305); April, 1884 (xxxviii., 170); and Jan., 1887 (xi, 65).
The Cheever Family. Boston, David Clapp & Son, 1896. Privately printed.
t N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register, April, 1877 (xxxi., 179) and Jan., 1882 (xxxvi., 40).
Notes and Queries concerning the Hassam and Hilton Families. Boston, David Clapp & Son, 1880. Privately printed.
The Hilton Family. Boston, David Clapp & Son, 1896. Privately printed.
business sagacity soon brought him well deserved success. During the later years of his life he had practically retired from active work and devoted himself principally to the care of trust property and the management of estates. He was greatly respected for his integrity and unswerving honesty. He d. in Boston, Aug. 3, 1885.* Children of John and Abby, all born in Boston, are :—
12. i. John Tyler, b. Sept. 20, 1841.
ii. Abby Hilton, b. Oct. 21, 1843.
iii. Frederick William, b. Aug. 14, 1851.
12. John Tyler6 Hassam, (John,6 Jonathan,* William,3 Jonathan,3 William1) b. in Boston, Sept. 20, 1841; lawyer;
graduated at Harvard College 1863; first Lieut. Seventyfifth U. S. C. L, 1863-4; admitted to the Suffolk bar 1867; member of the Mass. Historical Society, N.-E. Historic Genealogical Society, American Historical Association and other historical societies; author of many historical, genealogical and antiquarian papers. He m. in Salem, Feb. 14, 1878, Nelly Alden Batchelder, dau. of Dr. John Henry Batchelder of Salem. Child:—
i. Eleanor, b. in Boston, March 20, 1879.
Richard Pearce and Sarah Hassam (probably Sarah2 Hassam) m. in Manchester, Mass., April 4, 1717.
William Jones and Sarah Hassam (probably widow of William* Hassam) m. in Manchester, Mass., Dec. 29, 1720.
Nathaniel Waldron, of Wenham, and Sarah Hassam, of Manchester, Mass. (probably widow of William' Hassam), m. in Manchester, Mass., May 14, 1735.
Joseph Picket Jr. and Mary Horsum (probably dau. of John2 Hassam) m. in Beverly, Mass., June 12, 1738.
* N.-E. Hist, and Gen. Register, xl., 132.