Beebe, John (d. 1907) X-21

Beebe, John (d. 1907) X-21

Location:

New North Cemetery
Section no: X
Memorial no: 21
Orientation: West

See map of this cemetery: https://cemeteries.nha.org/new-north-cemetery/sections-w-x-ee-ff/

Personal Information

Name: Captain John A. Beebe
Gender: Male
Age:
Birth: March 19 1830
Death: April 28 1907
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Number interred: 1


Notes

Inscription:
B
CAPT. JOHN A. BEEBE
BORN IN NANTUCKET
MARCH 19, 1830.
DIED IN WELLESLEY
APRIL 28, 1907.

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Biographical notes: Ship captain. The experiences of John and Lydia Beebe aboard the bark Brewster of New Bedford make an exceptionally well-documented record of a profitable, Indian Ocean whaling venture during the artificial prosperity produced by the Civil War. Before they returned home to Nantucket, the Beebes had taken walks in the Moluccas, the famous Spice Islands where nutmegs, mace, and cloves had first attracted the Portuguese, English, and Dutch in the sixteenth century. Together they had observed unfamiliar cultures there and in New Guinea. They had also survived a chase by an enemy vessel, a hurricane, a near-shipwreck, a cholera epidemic, and insubordination bordering on mutiny.
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Inscription Condition: Clear but worn


Monument

Stone Composition: Granite
Stone Shape: Round top with one step base
Type of Monument:
Monument Condition: Sound, in place|Discolored/stained
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Shape of text panel:
Main motif: Scrollwork (pattern)
Marginal motif: Decorative border
Width of stone: 1′ 9 3/4″
Thickness of stone: 7 3/4″
Length of slab: 3′ 5.5″
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Data Collection

Date data collected: June and July 2003
GPS marker location:
Stone exists 1900:
Stone exists 2002:
Stone exists 2003: Yes
Stone exists 2004:
Stone exists 2005:
Footstone exists: No
Location note:
Citation source: Preservation Institute Nantucket students
Field recorder: Susan Jolley or Jill Donlon
Data input by: Penny Snow
Reviewed by: Automatic