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Jesse Havens

Male 1753 - 1814  (61 years)


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  • Name Jesse Havens  [1
    Born 1753  Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1779  Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1779  , Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1780  Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1780  , Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 28 Mar 1814  USS Essex, Valparaiso, Chile Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I23432  Master
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2015 

    Father John Havens,   b. 1720, Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1788, Manasquan, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Anna Davis,   b. 23 Jan 1728, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1786, Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1745  Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F6220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Content Davis,   b. 27 Feb 1758, Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1840, Salem, Harrison, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1777 
    Children 
     1. Anna Havens,   b. 04 Nov 1778, Salem, Harrison, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1796, Salem, Harrison, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)  [Natural]
     2. Judith Havens,   b. 1780, Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Crogham Township, Sandusky, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. Jesse Havens, Jr,   b. 23 Jun 1781, Squan Bay, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1862, Denver, Bremer, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Natural]
     4. Ann Havens,   b. 4 Apr 1783, Squan, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1857, Squan, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F6211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1753 - Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1779 - Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1779 - , Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1780 - Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1780 - , Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1814 - USS Essex, Valparaiso, Chile Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jesse Haven grave
    Jesse Haven grave
    Frigate USS Essex-1799
    Frigate USS Essex-1799
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Essex_%281799%29
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Valpara%C3%ADso
    Jesse Havens SAR1- son of Anna Davis and John Havens
    Jesse Havens SAR1- son of Anna Davis and John Havens
    Jesse Havens was a 2nd Lt. in the Monmouth County, NJ Militia in 1776 during the Revolutionary War. Jesse Havens lost his life on 28 March 1814 during the naval battle in the harbor of Valparaiso, Chile, South America where the English sunk the "Essex".
    Jesse Havens SAR1- son of Anna Davis and John Havens
    Jesse Havens SAR1- son of Anna Davis and John Havens

  • Notes 
    • He was a sailor with the ship ESSEX which was sunk by the British in the harbor at Valporiso, 1814. (DAR Paper #551935). Jesse m.c. 1775 CONTENT DAVIS, b. 27 Feb. 1758; d. 27 July 1840, #6 (d/o James). She m. 2nd c. 1785 JOSHUA DAVIS, #43. There were 2 daughters who migrated to western Virginia, probably 1789 with Joshua & Content. The Will of John Havens dated 1 July 1788, appoints son John as guardian of his grandson Jesse. He mentions gr-dau, Anna to have son Jesse's share if Jesse does not return to claim it in 4 years. [Davis--The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia; Susie Davis Nicholson]
    • GWCSG Sailors Memorialize 19th Century Shipmates

      5/20/2008

      By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW/SCW) Dennis J. Herring, George Washington Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs





      VALPARAISO, Chile (NNS) -- Sailors from the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) held a memorial service and wreath-laying May 16 for shipmates who died and were laid to rest in Valaparaiso in the 1800s while in service of the U.S. Navy.

      The ceremony, held at the Cementerio de Disidentes on PanteĆ³n Hill, honored 58 Sailors from USS Essex, two Sailors from USS Baltimore and one Sailor from USS Pensacola.

      During the War of 1812, the British ships HMS Phoebe and Cherub defeated and captured the American frigate Essex just north of Valparaiso. Essex casualties included 58 dead and 31 missing (of a crew of 154).

      In 1881, a memorial to remember these Sailors was placed in this Protestant cemetery by the Daughters of the War of 1812. The memorial was the result of a subscription campaign begun in 1876 by USS Richmond Assistant Surgeon Dr. Howard Aimes and continued by the Rev. David Trumbull, pastor of the Union Protestant Church in Valparaiso.

      "In any navy, a shipmate is a shipmate for all time," said Rear Adm. Philip Hart Cullom, Commander, GWCSG, who spoke during the service. "Today, we lay these wreaths in remembrance of these Sailors who are our shipmates, now and forever.

      "They share with us a special kinship created from the bond of sacrifice -- sacrifice of family separation, sacrifice of physical hardship of man versus sea, and sacrifice of serving a cause greater than ourselves."

      About 50 Sailors attended the ceremony from USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Kauffman (FFG 59), both on a scheduled port visit.

      "Today was a very special opportunity to pay tribute to the Sailors who came before us," said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW) David Murray, a crew member from USS George Washington (GW). "To me, this was an honor because it's not every day we come to a foreign country and get a chance to honor fellow Sailors who have made the ultimate sacrifice. I wouldn't miss this for the world."

      Before the ceremony, GWCSG Sailors found a way to memorialize their fallen shipmates. Those arriving early spent about an hour making charcoal rubbings of the names on the marker stones for entry into the official Navy Log, part of the U.S. Naval Institute's historical preservation efforts.

      "We made charcoal rubbings of the names on the markers honoring the Sailors," Murray said. "This gave us a chance to give back to those Sailors and to give others the opportunity to see the names of these Sailors who gave the ultimate sacrifice."

      Many Sailors said the opportunity brought many emotions, thinking about fallen shipmates and having a chance to remember them.

      "I think this shows these Sailors that they have not been forgotten," said Air Traffic Controller 3rd Class Juan M. Rosario, also from GW. "There are people out there who do care and remember their sacrifice they have made for their country."

      Rosario compared this opportunity to immortalize shipmates from long ago with another memorial of the recent past.

      Rosario said his grandfather had a friend he served with in Vietnam whose name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. He was able to go to there and see the friend's name with him and make a charcoal rubbing.

      "It brought back a lot of memories," he said. "That's why I wanted to do this. It reminded of seeing my grandfather's emotion when he was able to see his friend's name and was able to keep it. I am sure if some family member would see this, their emotions would be the same - somebody still remembers."

      Capt. K. Brent Canady, commanding officer of the current USS Essex (LHD 2) also contributed to the ceremony with a letter when he learned of the ceremony for the men of the first USS Essex.

      "I can think of no better way to honor and remember the fallen Essex Sailors than by the crew of USS George Washington, a ship named after our first President and the father of our great country," he wrote.

      "The men buried in these two cemeteries did not want to die, but they did. It is now up to us to give meaning to their lives," Cullom said in closing. "We must guard their legacy of democracy with the same vigilance they did. And we must be willing to give nothing less than they did, if necessary. The eternal flame of freedom must burn brightly within all of us, never to be extinguished, as long as we have breath to take. That is the legacy we owe these shipmates."

      For more news from USS George Washington, visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn73/.

  • Sources 
    1. [S385] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.), SAR Membership Number: 94999.

    2. [S747] New Jersey, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1643-1890, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc) (Reliability: 3).
      NAME: Jesse Havens
      STATE: NJ
      COUNTY: Monmouth County
      TOWNSHIP: Shrewsbury Townshiptx
      YEAR: 1779
      RECORD TYPE: January Tax List
      PAGE: 005
      DATABASE: NJ Early Census Index
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=njcen&h=18942884&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&ssrc=pt_t76317514_p38343949575_kpidz0q3d38343949575z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgplz0q3dpid

    3. [S747] New Jersey, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1643-1890, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).

    4. [S747] New Jersey, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1643-1890, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc) (Reliability: 3).
      NAME: Jesse Havens
      STATE: NJ
      COUNTY: Monmouth County
      TOWNSHIP: Shrewsbury Township
      YEAR: 1780
      RECORD TYPE: February Tax List October Tax List
      PAGE: 005
      DATABASE: NJ Tax Lists Index 1772-1822
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=njcen&h=18931748&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&ssrc=pt_t76317514_p38343949575_kpidz0q3d38343949575z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgplz0q3dpid

    5. [S748] New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    6. [S748] New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.) (Reliability: 3).
      NAME: John Havens
      RESIDENCE: Monmouth
      SPOUSE: Anna Davis
      MARRIAGE DATE: 21 Jan 1745
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=NJMarriages&h=41992&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&ssrc=pt_t76317514_p38353114286_kpidz0q3d38353114286z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgplz0q3dpid