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 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Higginson (1722-1781) 30 March 1744 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
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), George Cabot (b. 1752 in Salem), and Samuel Cabot (b. 1758 in Salem), left Harvard to work their way through shipping, furthering the family fortune 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.
- Cabot Family Genealogy
- Joseph Cabot - disambiguation
- Cabot Family of Boston - Boston Brahmin
- Cabot in Essex County, Massachusetts -