Wife died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 21 July 1776 of cancer.
From: "Glenn R. Bailey" via the Trefethen Roundtable:
"The wife of George TREFETHEN died in Portsmouth," circa July 1776 ("Deaths," New Hampshire Gazette, 27 July 1776).
George Trefathan [or Triffering or Triffendo] of Portsmouth was a sailor on either the "Dalton" or the "Charming Polly." The "Dalton," commanded by Captain Eleazar Johnston, was captured by the "Reasonable," in December 1776. The "Charming Polly" was captured in May 1777. Trefathan was committed to the Old Mill Prison, in Plymouth, England, in June 1777. He was pardoned for exchange, 20 December 1778 (Marion & Jack Kaminkow, Mariners of the American Revolution, Baltimore, Maryland (1967); Jeremiah Colburn, "A List of the Americans Committed to Old Mill Prison since the American War," New England Historic Genealogical Society R, 19:74-5, 19:136-41, and 19:209-13; Charles Herbert, A Relic of the Revolution, Boston, Massachusetts (1847)).
George TREFETHEN was the head of a Deerfield, New Hampshire, household at the time of the First (1790) Federal Census. His household included 1 male, aged 16-plus years, and 1 female.
George Tresfethen was the head of a Montpelier, Vermont, household at the time of the Second (1800) Federal Census. His household included 1 male, aged 27 - 44 years (himself), 2 males, aged 10 - 15 years, 1 female, aged 27 - 44 years, 2 females, aged 10 - 15 years, and 1 female aged under10 years.
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