Capt. Jonathan Nickerson (1781-1871).
Having escaped British captivity during the War of 1812 — no small feat, since he was commanding a vessel at the time and had to sail her out of gun range without notice — Captain Nickerson went to serve as an important force behind the construction of what is now known the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, Provincetown’s single most beautiful building. He was a third-generation sea captain and ship owner. His lifespan is a palindrome, reading the same backward and forward.
¶ Last updated on 23 July 2017.
Provincetown’s Historic Cemeteries and Memorials, Key O-10, Page 4.