Owen Tudor

Midshipman in the new US Navy from 1799, serving aboard the USS Connecticut under Capt. Moses Tryon, then Capt. Richard Derby.  Born on 23 March 1777 to Dr, Elihu Tudor and Lucretia Brewster of East Windsor, CT.  In 1800 Owen was given a temporary raise in rank to Sailing Master of the Connecticut. He left the Navy on 20 July 1801, never having become a lieutenant much less a captain in the Navy despite the claim of a few genealogical records from the late 19th/early 20 centuries.  Owen went on to become a merchant vessel captain, sailing often to the West Indies.  He married Theodosia (called Dosha) Bancroft on 25 January 1803 in East Windsor in the part now called South Windsor, in the First Congregational Church… Dosha is buried there as are Owen’s parents, but Owen is not.  According to a vague record Owen seems to have died in 1818… One finds this conclusion amongst the records held by Familysearch.org but the source cited is “private” and no corroborating evidence has yet come to light.  So I think he died in 1818 but proof and circumstances are yet to be had.

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