The Cunningham Cousins of Hampton, Virginia:Information about Thomas Herbert
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Thomas Herbert (b. Abt. 1751, d. Bef. 1831)Thomas Herbert (son of John Herbert and Judith Curle)1217, 1218 was born Abt. 1751, and died Bef. 1831.
Notes for Thomas Herbert:
Elizabeth City County Court, 20 January 1831 An order certified which is same as the above of the same date, but further: ''That John Herbert, deceased was a Carpenter and Midshipman in the Safe-guard, in the Virginia State Navy in the Revolutionary War; that the said John Herbert was a brother of Thomas Herbert, deceased who was called "Silver Fist'', from having lost one of his arms and having a silver fixture on its stump; that the said John Herbert entered the service at an early period of the war, and never returned, wherein the order stated that Thomas S. Herbert died without issue, instead of ThomasHerbert, who was usually called "Silver Fist". Copy teste William H. Wilson Clerk.
Exec. Dept. March 19, 1834. The heirs of Thomas Herbert are allowed Land Bounties his services as a Captain in the State Navy (to rank as a Major in the land service) for three years. John Floyd Norfolk County, Virginia.
Elizabeth City County Court, 23 June 1836, Certified that Thomas Herbert was an officer in the Revolutionary War, and that at the time of his death, he left two sisters and one brother, named, Pascow, Margaret and Rose Herbert.
Virginia Navy in the Revolution
HERBERT, Capt. THOS. "Silverfist," so called from a silver
device that took the place of his left hand he had lost. Of Elizabeth City Co., but lived in Portsmouth after the War. Uncle of James Barron, Jr.'s first wife. Lt. of the Brig Liberty; commissioned June 1, 1777. Made the voyage to Nantes and captured several Brigs. Later in command of a flotilla of small craft, at the time of the siege of York, for provisioning Washington's army and watching the movements of Cornwallis. He died Sept. 1, 1799. VSP. Heirs John Herbert, Amelia Lively, Barbara Lattimer, Garet H. Prendergrast, Geo. S. Blake, Frances C. Herbert, Thomas Herbert, Ed. Lattimer, Mary Ann Lattimer, and Margaretta Eliz. Tuttle, Eliz. C. Herbert wrote from 658 Fourth St., New York, in 1854 asking that her claim be paid. See also BH, 895-899. HERBERT, WM. Hero Galley, Lt. Aug., 19, 1776.
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Military service: Captain in the State Navy during the Revolutionary War;.