Batchelder Family Genealogy Forum
Pierce's book names a Capt. Josiah Batchelder b. Beverly, MA, 25 Sept 1736; m. 18 Feb 1760, Hannah Dodge
It does not name his ship, but says, "He early began a nautical life, and by energy of character soon rose to the command of a vessel. In 1761, on his passage from Georgia to St. Christopher, with a cargo of lumber, he was taken by a French privateer, and after being detained 24 hours succeeded in obtaining release of his vessel for two thousand three hundred pieces of eight. ..."
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