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Joseph Cabot was born 24 July 1720 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States to John Cabot (1669-1742) and Anna Orne (1678-) and died 8 December 1767 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Higginson (1722-1781) 30 March 1744 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. Ancestors are from the Channel Islands.
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Shipping Career

John Cabot (b. 1680 Isle of Jersey) and his son, Joseph Cabot (b. 1720 in Salem), became highly successful merchants, operating a fleet of privateers carrying opium, rum, and slaves. Shipping during the eighteenth century was the lifeblood of most of Boston’s first families.

Joseph’s sons, Joseph Cabot Jr. (b. 1746 in Salem),[6] George Cabot (b. 1752 in Salem),[7] and Samuel Cabot (b. 1758 in Salem),[8] left Harvard to work their way through shipping, furthering the family fortune[5] and becoming extraordinarily wealthy. Two of the earliest U.S. Supreme Court cases, Bingham v. Cabot (1795) and Bingham v. Cabot (1798) involved family shipping disputes. In 1784, Samuel Cabot relocated to Boston.



Children


Offspring of Joseph Cabot and Elizabeth Higginson (1722-1781)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Cabot (1744-1821)
Joseph Cabot (1745-1774)
Elizabeth Cabot (1746-1747)
Elizabeth Cabot (1748-1786) 14 February 1747 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States 22 June 1786 Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States Joseph Lee (1744-1831)

Andrew Cabot (1749-1750)
Andrew Cabot (1750-1791) 16 December 1750 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States 17 May 1791 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States Lydia Dodge (1756-1807)

George Cabot (1752-1823) 16 January 1752 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States 18 April 1823 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States Elizabeth Higginson (1756-1826)

Nathaniel Cabot (1753-)
Stephen Cabot (1754-1779)
Francis Cabot (1757-1832) 14 June 1757 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States 1832 Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, United States Anna Clarke (1761-1788)

Samuel Cabot (1759-1819) 9 November 1759 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States 20 April 1819 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States Sarah Barrett (1763-1809)

Siblings


Offspring of John Cabot and Anna Orne (1678-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Cabot (1700-1737)
Susanna Cabot (1703-)
John Cabot (1705-1749)
Esther Cabot (1706-1739) 11 June 1706 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts 31 October 1739 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts John Higginson (1697-1744)

Anna Cabot (1710-)
Margarett Cabot (1713-1787)
Francis Cabot (1717-1786) 22 May 1717 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States 12 April 1786 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States Mary Fitch (1724-1756)
Elizabeth Clarke (1716-1785)

Joseph Cabot (1720-1767) 24 July 1720 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States 8 December 1767 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States Elizabeth Higginson (1722-1781)

Elizabeth Cabot (1715-1797) 12 June 1715 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States 26 April 1797 Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States Stephen Higginson (1716-1761)

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