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1. Name: Cable, George B. Boats: 1847, had ST. PAUL built Comments: this capt. also had the JOHN AULL built. 1. Name: Calhoon, Richard Boats: 1861, Master of the HORIZON formerly the JOHN C. FREEMONT 1. Name: Calhoon, Thomas S. Boats: 1861, Clerk on the HORIZON, formerly the JOHN C. FREEMONT 1868, Part owner with J.T. Stockdale the SALLIE 1867, Clerk on the IDA STOCKDALE 1877, KATIE STOCKDALE when new 1. Callahan, John Wesley Area: 1800s Late to 1900s, early, Appalacicola, Chattahoutchee and Flint Rs. Boats: 1906-13, Owned RUTH No. 2 (The 7th and last boat in a string of Ruths) : possibly a boat named for the owner, the JOHN W. CALLAHAN Companies associated With: Owner of Callahan Line Comments: Callahan's was one of the founding families of Bainbridge Ga.. He built a house shaped like a steamboat, which is still standing and well preserved. It is called the Steamboat House. 1.Name: Campbell, Hugh Born: 1815, Feb. 6, near Newtownards, County Down, Ireland. Immigrated 1835. Died: 1871, Sept 9, Crawford County, Ill. at sister's home Boats: 1839, *First mate, VALLEY FORGE. 1845, owner/captain of ROBERT MORRIS 1849-55, sometime between, owner/capt., HINDOO 1852, between and 1857, Capt. of PITTSBURGH 1855-58, probably part-owner/capt. of WILLIAM BAIRD. 1855-62, Dec. 7/8 owner, SIR WILLIAM WALLACE. 1857-62, Part owner and sometimes Master, MARY COOK 1859, Sometime after, JEANNETTE 1864-68, Capt., W.R. ARHTUR 1864, *sometime after, capt. or owner of WILD WAGONER 18?? *Part owner and capt. of MARY DAVAGE Comments: *From Campbell family records. Name: Campbell, John S. Boats: U.S. Government boats. Area: 1828-79, Mo. R.. From Wooldridge, Mo. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. 1. Name: Campbell, James W. Area: 1857, U. Miss. R. Boat(s): 1858, HENRY CLAY 1861, half owner with Capt. Hillhouse of JENNIE WHIPPLE Companies associated with: 1858, Northern Line Packet Company Comments: Mentioned in this Article Comments: This could be one of the above Captains. The article above does not mention first names. Name: Cannon, John W. Born: *1820, June 17, Cannon farm above Hawksville, Hancock Co., Ky. Died: *1882, Apr. 18, burried at Frankfort, KY. Boats: 18?? - 1849, LOUISIANA Source 1854-Oct. 55, W.W. FARMER, owned 5/8ths. 1857, Part owner and Capt. of THE 1st VICKSBURG 1869, Became part owner of ERA No. 8 *1866-76, Owner and Capt of ROB'T. E. LEE *1876-82, Apr. 18, Owner and sometimes Capt of ROBT. E. LEE No 2 Name: Capehart, S.C. Boats: 1879, owner of ROBERT T. ANDERSON Comments: *1881, Circuit Court of Morgan County, this captain brought suit against L&N Railroad Company *Name: Carlisle, Absalom Area, 1830s, Early? U.Miss.R, St. Louis-Dubuque Boat: Owner, WILLIAM WALLACE Comments: *Mentioned in this Article Name: Carroll, John W. Boats: 1864-67, owner with others, PAULINE CARROLL 1864, Sept. captain of the ILLINOIS Name: Carter, Henry S. Boats: 1867, Capt. on HENRY SHREVE 1873, Capt. on GEORGE WOLFE ? 1. Name:Carter, W. R. Area: 1870, Miss. R. Boats: 1868, May, 25- 1870, Feb 28, MISSISSIPPI
Name: Castrop, Henry Area: 1880s early-1888, Lower Osage R., Mo. 1880- Osage R, mouth to Warsaw, Mo. and Mo. R. as part of Osage and Missouri River Packet Company Boats: 1880s early-1888, DAN B. HURLBURT 1888, FREDERICK Mentioned in this Article. 1. Name: Champromere Area: 1845 Miss. R., N.O. - Bends Boat: 1845, BELLE CREOLE 1. Name: Chandler, Joseph P. Area: 1858, Cincinnati-New Orleans Boat: 1858, TELEGRAM, the first one. Comments: from site visitor Diane My great-great grandfather was a captain of a riverboat on the Illinois River. His name was Joe Chandler. My great grandmother was raised on this boat. My older relatives do not remember its name. I would like to find out more information about the Illinois River and its river boats. His brother, Sid Chandler was a pilot of a river boat that came up the Mississippi River to Quincy, Illinois and perhaps further. My uncle says that his boat was an excursion boat. I think that grandpa Chandler's boat may have hauled livestock and goods to the St. Louis markets. I would love to find out more information if anyone has any. Thanks, Diane Name: Chancellor, E.P., 1833-1927, of Parkersburg, W. Va. Boats: 1864, had built the LEWELLIN 1857. clerk on PARKERSBURG 1879, owner and master of W.N. CHANCELLOR Associated with W.P. THOMPSON, CHESAPEAKE, KATYDID, CLARA SCOTT and EMMA GRAHAM, LEWELLIN, and others Comments: Mentioned in this Document Name: Chandler, Sid Area: Miss. R. Comments: See "Comments" in above listing. Name: Chapman, William Boats: 1831, FLOATING THEATER, CHAPMAN'S; 1841, FLOATING PALACE, CHAPMAN'S; Name: Chengery, Gabriel Area: 1999, Cincinnati and New Orleans Boat: 1999, DELTA QUEEN Name: Child, George Died: 1840, Jan 13 in LEXINGTON disaster. Area: 1830s to 1840, Long Island Sound Boats: 1830, late, MOHEGAN 1840, Jan. 13, replaced ailing Jacob Vanderbilt as master on LEXINGTON Name: Childress Boats: 1852, May, Captain of YOHOGANY Comments: Source Name: Chittenden, Hiram M. Boats: Comments: from article from Elk Point~Jefferson High School, Elk Point, South Dakota. Name: Chouteau, Pierre M. Boats: KATE SWINNEY (often misspelled Sweeney) Comments: from article from Elk Point~Jefferson High School, Elk Point, South Dakota. : Mentioned in this Article Name: Christain, Al Area: 1999, New Orleans Boats: 1999, CREOLE QUEEN Name: Christian, Pat (See) Name: Clark, David B. Area: 1861-89, Mo. R. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. *Name: Clayton, George Area: L. miss. R. Boats: 1870, June, Was one of the pilots aboard the ROB'T E. LEE when she raced the NATCHEZ Name: Clemens, Samuel Langhorn (Mark Twain) 1835-1910 Pictures Boats: Apprenticed on at 12 yrs old, PAUL JONES under Horace Bixby; A. T. LACY; A. B. CHALMERS No.2; JOHN J. ROE; * 1860, Nov. was pilot on ALONZO CHILD 1862, cub pilot on ALECK SCOTT under Horace Bixby PENNSYLVANIA; EDWARD J. GRAY Comments: Was cub pilot under Marsh, Grant. : Stood first pilot watches on the CRESCENT CITY : Mentioned in this Article Name: Clements, John M. Area: Sabine R., Texas Boat(s): *1843, Fall, SABINE * Purchased between 1852-62, the PEARL PLANT, DOCTOR MASSIE, MARY FLAVEY, JUANITA 1852-60, SUNFLOWER Name: Coe, Joseph Area: 1800-29, Ohio R. Comments: This entry prompted by a query from site visitor Jenni: "I am researching info on my ggggrandfather who was Joseph COE a steamboat captain on the Ohio and other rivers time period 1800-1829.
1. Name: Cole, J. H. Boats: 1851, some time after, was part owner and master of ST. PAUL Name: Coleman Boats: 1840s, Capt. on SALADIN Comments: Kidnapped President Zachary Taylor in place of boat that was supposed to take him somewhere. Just for the honor of having transported the President. Name: Coles, Charles Area: U, White R. Boats: 1869-71, BATESVILLE Comments: brother-in-law to Captain Albert B. Smith Name: Collins, Brian Area: 1999, New Orleans Boats: 1999, CREOLE QUEEN 1. Name: Comeaux, Eddie Died: 1914, Feb. 14, when GEM burned Area: 1910, Nov. 23,- 1914, Feb. 14, N.O. - Bayou Sara trade Boats: 1910, Nov. 23,- 1914, Feb. 14, GEM Name: Conn, George H. Born: 1860, New Cumberland, West Va. Comments: from site visitor . . . Dear Dave, You have a wonderful site and I've only scratched the surface enough to see that my great-grandfather George H. Conn is missing from the ranks of captains. We know little about him because my grandfather died young and didn't talk about him much anyway. My dad remembered him as a flamboyant character who wore flashy jewelry and hung around pawnshops. He had three wives, the first of whom was an heiress from Toledo, and the last a former showgirl who smoked and drank. George was born in New Cumberland WV in 1860, but we've no information on where his boat operated from or its route or function. I suspect he was a womanizer,too; he had a fake diamond engagement ring which he may have used for nefarious purposes. If you should run across this colorful character, would you give me a holler? Thanks, Betsy (Conn) French Name: Connor, Dave E. (See) Area: Trinity R., Tex. Boats: *1867, purchased the SUNFLOWER Comments: 1867, SUNFLOWER sank at Patrick's Landing, north of Swarthout 1. Name: Convers, J. M. of St. Louis Area: Miss. R. Boats: 1842, J.M. WHITE #1, 1844 -1848, J.M. WHITE #2 1846 - 1848, WAKENDAH 1856 - 1857, J.M. CONVERS 1. Name: Conwell, Willis S., Ohio Area: 1850, Pittsburgh-Wheeling Boats: 1850, DIURNAL, when boat was new. Name: Cooley, LaVerrier Died: 1931 Comments: from Tulane University's web site "Cooley Family papers, 1980-1960 1,177 items, Manuscripts Collection 301. Mainly the correspondence and writings of LaVerrier Cooley (d. 1931) as owner and captain of the America and the Ouachita. The collection also includes the papers of his daughter Esther, who also wrote on river related topics. Name: Cooper, Edmund B. Boats: 1870, SIOUX CITY 1873, Apr. master of CHESAPEAKE, Parkersville-Huntington trade Later Parkersburg-Gallipolis trade 1870s, late, purchased the EMMA GRAHAM 1877, W.P. THOMPSON 1883, HARRY D. KNOX 1880s?, purchased FASHION Area: Ohio R., Mo. R. Associated with: 1873, 76, Parkersburg and Ohio River Transportation Company Comments: From Way's Packet Directory : Mentioned in this Document Name: Cooper, Frank Boats: at one time, HARRY D. KNOX Comments: Mentioned in this Article and Here Name: Corbett, James N. Boat(s): C.E. HILLMAN Name: Cormack, John Area: 1840s, U. Miss. R and ST. Croix R. Died: 1885, Mich., Princeton, Mille Lacs County Home: from 1845, Stillwater, Mich. Source: ARTICLE Also see Coulson Line * Name: Cosper, Samuel A. Area: 1890s, sometime during, Coosa R. Boats: Master of CLIFFORD B. SEAY Name: Cotton, J.A. Area: 1852, New Orleans-Bayou Sara Boats: 1852, EMPEROR Name: Coulson, Martin (Mart) Boats: 1876 or so, Capt. FAR WEST Also see Coulson Line Name: Coulson, Sanford (Sallie) B. see Owners Also see Coulson Line Name: Coulson, William W. Area: 1871, Ohio and Mo. Rs., Pittsburg-Fort Benton trade. Boats: 1863-65, JULIA 1871, Owner and capt., E.H. DURFEE 1879, part owner of 1879 MONTANA Also see Coulson Line Name: Cox, Michael Area: 1884, Monongahela R. Boats: 1884, Owner of JAMES G. BLAINE Name: Craig, Thomas P. Boats: 1924-29, DECATUR, 1930s, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT Area: out of Rocheport, Mo. on Mo R. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. 1. Name: Cramer, Lanford of Clarington, Oh. Died: 1906,Sept. aboard the AVALON near Ambridge, Pa. Area: u. Miss. and Ohio Rs. Boat(s): 1898 - 1907, AVALON Comments: Was head of the Cramer family boat holdings. Name: Cravens, Albert G. Died: 1931, June Areas: U. White R. Boats: 1866, June, ARGOS 1881, was clerk on ALBERTA NO.2 See 1893, MYRTLE 1896, T.E. MORRISON, owner and Capt. Comments: Mentioned in this Article : Also see his strange adventure : Obituary Name: Crawford, Thomas L. Source Boats: 1864 HENRY AMES, New Orleans to St Louis Name: Crooks, Horatio Nelson Born: Belfast, Maine, Sept. 16, 1801 Died: May 16, 1873, Bellville Island near Belleville, W. Va. Boats: 1828, with brother, Benjamin Crooks, worked aboard the WILLIAM D DUNCAN 1830's, early, became partners with brother and brother-in-law, James Cargill in ARGUS 1842, spring, MONTEZUMA 1843, with partners Thomas K. Litch and Ezra Porter built the CLIPPER 1846, built CLIPPER No. 2 with George Black, Robert S. Hays, William Bingham, Thomas K. Litch, Alex Miller and David Holmes 1854, sometime after, master of THOMAS SWANN 1854-60, sometime between, Owned CHALLENGE 1856, was stockholder in the JOSEPH H. CONN 1860, His last boat was the KENTON Comments: See brief Biography Name: Crosby, John K. Area: South eastern seaboard rivers Boats: 1865, Mar., U.S.S. HARVEST MOON Comments; Source Name: Crouch, John A. Area: Cumberland R. Boats: 1897, master of W.K. PHILLIPS 1899, purchased THE 1887 CHARLESTON 1914, purchased the NETTIE JOHNSON Comments: Mentioned Here Name: Cullin, George Boats: 1863, had built with Capt. Frank Maratta, the PRINCESS Name: Cunningham, Robert A. Area: Ohio R., out of Middleport Comments: From The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. July. 12 1897 Name: Cummins Area: 1859 or so, White R. Boats: 1859 or so, the NEBRASKA Comments: Mentioned in this Article 1. 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