The Plough Boy Journals

The Journals and Associated Documents

The Plough Boy Anthology

19th Century American Whaling

Bonin Islands

Pitcairn's Island

Dictionaries & Glossaries

Ashley's Glossary of
Whaling Terms

Dana's Dictionary of
Sea Terms

Death of Captain Mayhew Folger,
September 1, 1828.

Salem Gazette, October 3, 1828.


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      In Masillon, (Ohio,) Mayhew Folger, Esq. aged 56, postmaster at that place. The deceased was formerly engaged in the merchant service, and whilst in that employment, was the first discoverer of Pitcairn's island, occupied by the mutineers of the ship Bounty. He emigrated to this [Stark] county from Nantucket, in 1812 – and we can truly say, few men have been more advantageously known, or more generally beloved. – Ohio Repository.


Newspaper: Salem Gazette (Salem, Massaachusetts).
Description:October 3, 1828, pg. 3.