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CAPTAIN ENOCH PREBLE.
AND HIS DESCENDANTS TO 1870. m oeh Oreble the fourth son of Brigadier-General
5 Jedidiah Preble and Mehitable Bangs,
born on Falmouth Neck, Mass., July 2, 1763, was married by the Rev. Caleb Jewett* to Miss Sally Cross,t of Gorham, Me., the daughter of Deacon Thomas Cross and Lucy Hovey, Sept. 14, 1800, and died at Portland, Me., Sept. 28, 1842, aged 79 years, 2 mos. and 26 days.
Mrs. Preble survived her husband and foto Pyeblu dersi
died of apoplexy, June 20, 1848, aged 70
years, 8 months and 28 days. Their remains were first interred in the Cross tomb, at the old burial place, in Portland, but were “tenderly” removed in 1868 by their surviving son, to Ever-green Cemetery, Westbrook, and a memorial stone erected over them.
Capt. Preble was the next younger, and at his death the only surviving brother of Commodore Edward Preble, and the oldest shipmaster out of Portland. He made his first voyage to sea when sisteen years old, in 1779, and his last and 27th voyage in 1824, when sixty-one years of age, as appears from the following memorandum in his hand-writing, found among his papers. Memorandum of the different Voyages that I have been from my first
going to Sea. ist voyage, 1779. From Portland to Dominica and back to Portland, in the brig Union of 8 guns—Captain Henry Elwell. 8 weeks 2 days voyage.
* The Rev. Caleb Jewett was a native of Newburyport. Graduated at Dartmouth College, 1776, and died at Gorham, April 16, 1802. He first preached in Gorham, 1781, and was regularly ordained Pastor of the Congregational Society Nov. 5, 1783. In Sept., 1800 (just about the time he officiated at the above marriage), after a long negotiation about the terms of his dismissal, his final separation from his people took place. He resigned his connection on the condition of the town paying him a certain sum of money, and exempting his property from taxation for a specified number of years. When the town passed these votes and they were sent to Mr. Jewett, he sent a written reply to the Town Meeting, saying:
"I accept your conditions and resign my ministerial office, and consider it my jubileeMultuin Guadio! Guadio Multium! so subscribc myself as one worn out in the service of God and yours. CALEB JEWETT.” (Hon. Josiah Pience's Hist. of Gorham, Me.]
The Rev. Calch Jewett was descended from Joseph Jewett, who came from Yorkshire, in England, and settled in Rowley, Mass.-Willis's History of Portland.
+ Pedigrees of the Cross, Hovey, Cox, Greenleaf, Gore and Harris, and other funilics connected by marringe with Enoch Preble and his descendants, will be found at the closc of tlus memoir of Enoch Preble and his descendats.
2d voyage, 1780. From Portland to the Havana and back to Portland in the ship Fox, Capt. Joshua Stone, mounting 14 guns, in the year 1780. Made one prize, and were embargoed in Havana.
3d voyage, 1781. From Portland to·Martinique and from thence to Cadiz and back to Portland, in the brig Union, of 8 guns, Capt. Reuben Gage, in four months.
4th voyage, 1783. From Portland to Martinique, to St. Kitts, to Cape Francois : and back to Boston in the ship Minerva, of 12 guns, Capt. Jacob Cole. Peace took place this voyage.
5th voyage, 1786. From Portland to Trinidad and back to Portland in sloop Active, Amos Greenleaf.
6th voyage, 1787. From Portland to Trinidad, St. Eustasia, Martinique, and back to Portland in the schooner Pallas, myself commander (aged 24 years).
7th voyage, 1788. From Portland to St. Croix, Charleston and Savannah, and back to St. Croix, and return to Portland in the schr. Pallas, myself master.
8th voyage, 1789. From Saco to Teneriffe, Cape de Verd Islands, St. Eustasia, and back to Saco, in the schooner Hector, owned by Matthew Cobb, myself master.
9th voyage, 1790. From Portland to Bordeaux, in France, and to Savannah, in Georgia, in the brig Union, 2d, myself master.
10th voyage, 1791. From Savannah to London, and back to Nor. folk, Virginia, in the brig Union, myself master.
11th voyage. From Norfolk to Oporto in Portugal, and back to Norfolk, in the brig Union, myself master.
12th voyage, 1792. From Norfolk to Rotterdam, in Holland, and back to Norfolk, and from thence to New York, and there sold the brig Union, and returned myself to Portland.
13th voyage, 1793–94. From Portland to Charleston, S. C., in the new ship Commerce, and from thence to Portsmouth, in England, and from thence to Bordeaux, France, and from thence captured and carried to Ilalifax and back to Portland, myself master.
14th voyage, 1795. From Boston to Senegal on the coast of Africa, from thence to the Cape de Verd Islands, and from thence to Goree, on the coast, and from thence to Boston, in the schooner Mermaid, Capt. Joseph Price, myself supercargo.
15th voyage, 1796. From Boston to Senegal and Goree, and back to Boston, in the schooner Rambler, myself master.
16th voyage, 1797. From Boston to Ilispaniola and back to Boston, in the schooner IIero, myself master.
17th voyagc, 1799. From Boston to Gibraltar and Malaga, and back to Boston, in the ship Caroline, 12 guns, 20 men, nyself master ; made the passage from Boston to an anchor at Gibraltar in 21 days.
18th voyage, 1800. From Boston to Gibraltar and Leghorn, and from thence to Gibraltar and back to Boston, in the ship Caroline, myself master.
19th voyage, 1801. From Boston to Senegal, and from thence to Liverpool (England), and back to Boston, in the brig Apollo, myself master. .
20th voyage, 1803-4. From Boston to Havre de Grace (France), from thence to London, and from thence to Senegal and back to London, and return to Boston, in the brig Charles, myself master.
21st voyage, 1805. From Boston to Senegal and back, in the brigantine Favorite, myself master.
22d voyage, 1816-17. From Charleston to Liverpool and Havre de Grace and Baltimore, in the ship Numa.*
23d voyage, 1817.-In the brig Valiant of North Yarmouth, bound to Matanzas, was cast away on Key Blanco, about 40 miles from Matanzas, 21 days out from Portland, saved ten thousand dollars in gold and our clothes and bedding, but lost the vessel and came to Boston in the brig Moro, Capt. Eliphalet Greely.
24th voyage, 1820. From Portland to the Bay of Honduras and back to Portland, in the schooner Solon.
25th voyage, 1822. From Portland to Surinam in the brig Francis and back to Portland.
26th voyage, 1823. From Portland to the Bay of Honduras in the brig Favorite, a passenger, and back to Portland in the brig Washington. (I went out to settle Capt. Shaw's estate at $100 per month and all expenses paid.)
27th voyage, 1824. From Portland to the Coast of Africa in the schooner Reporter two twelve pounders, and back to Portland, myself master.
During all these voyages, one man was lost overboard, one died at sea, two died on board at Senegal, one died in the Havana and one at Liverpool, and these six were all that died belonging to any vessel I have ever sailed in.
* The following poctical advertisement and certificate, in his hand writing, have reference to his twenty-sccond voyage in the Numa, in 1816-17:
For Liverpool direct the ship Numa is bound.
E. P. Certificate to the Stevedore who stowed the cargo of the Numa, at Charleston, South Carolina, 1817.
This may certify that Tony Smith has stowed