Christopher Godfrey, Capt 1804 – 1852

Capt Christopher Godfrey Headstone

 

Ancestry:  John Godfrey;  Caleb Godfrey;  Jonathan Godfrey;  Moses Godfrey;  George Godfrey

Born: January 12, 1804 in Nantucket Ma.

  • Father: John Godfrey; (1784 – 1810) (Caleb Godfrey & Mary Pinkham)
  • Mother: Elizabeth/Betsey Gardner; (1783 – 1832) (William Gardner & Mehitable Mayo)

Died: January 29, 1852 in Sandwich Ma. at 48 yrs.

  • Buried: Pocasset Cemetery; area A

Occupation: Mariner

Married (1): Int. November 20, 1824

  • To: Mary Ann Barlow; (1806 – 1827) (Solomon Nye Barlow, Capt. & Anna (Barlow))

Children: 1

  • 1. Joanna E. Godfrey Nye; (January 16, 1826 – January 14, 1908); Married Ebenezer F. Nye, Capt. (1822 – 1879) (Ebenezer Nye, Jr., Capt. & Syrena Dimmick); There is a headstone for Ebenezer “Who lost his life in the Arctic, winter of 1879-1880 at 57 yrs.”  in Cataumet Cemetery; Joanna is buried in Rural Cemetery in New Bedford Ma.

Married (2): 1827-1831

  • To: Mercy A. Barker; (1809 – 1859) (Jonathan Barker & ?); Mercy married (2) Isaac Clement (1798 – 1887) (Isaac Clement & Mary (–)) in Sandwich Ma. on July 29, 1855.

Children: 5

  • 1. John A. Godfrey; (1831 – October 6, 1849); John was born in Newport R.I. & died in Sandwich Ma. at 18 yrs, 7 mos, 16 d.; He was a mariner & is buried in Pocasset Cemetery.
  • 2. Louisa E. Godfrey Barlow; (1837 – ?); Married Thomas B. Barlow (1832 – 1862) (Samuel Barlow & Silvinia Bennett) in Sandwich Ma. on February 1, 1862; Thomas is buried in Pocasset Cemetery.
  • 3. William Godfrey; (1841 – ?)
  • 4. Charles N. Godfrey, Civil War; (May 20, 1846 – July 19, 1864); Charles was wounded at City Point Va. & died at N.Y. Hospital; He is buried in Pocasset Cemetery with his mother (“Mother & Brother”).
  • 5. Ella F. Godfrey Wallace Dow; (March 11, 1849 – January 3, 1901); Married (1) Almon A. Wallace (1848 – 1897) (Abraham Wallace & Mary Ann Alley) in Lynn Ma. on November 24, 1870 (they divorced) & married (2) Francis Dow, Civil War (1840 – 1899) (Jeremiah Dow & Martha P. (–)) in Lynn Ma. on December 24, 1878; Ella, Almon & Francis are buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn Ma..

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