Name: Sangster, Bill (See) Name: Sayer, Thos. Boats: 1868, Jan. 4, Master of HARRY DEAN when it blew its boilers Comments: See Article Name: Scales, William, of Zanesville, Oh. Boats: TUSCARAWAS, MUSKIGUM VALLEY, 1844-46, ZANESVILLE PACKET Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: Schadler, Joe Area: 1999, Moline, Ill. Boat: 1999, CELEBRATION BELLE Name: Schadler, Scott Area: 1999, Moline, Ill. Boat: 1999, CELEBRATION BELLE Name; Sanders, Donald J. Area: Present, Rising Sun, Ind. Boats: 1959-60, summers, deck hand, AVALON Later, ?Pilot or Capt.?, DELTA QUEEN 1978-79, First Mate, MISSISSIPPI QUEEN 1990's Mate then Capt. of DIAMOND LADY in Bettendorf, Iowa; EMERALD LADY Capt./Mate, PLAYERS RIVERBOAT CASINO, Metropolis, Ill. Capt., GRAND VICTORIA I Present (1999) Senior Capt., GRAND VICTORIA II, ?Rising Sun, Ind.? Name: Scott Boat(s): 1897, AUG 18:LORENA and HAZEL RICE : 1898: Comments: Notes from The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Aug. 18 1897 Name: Scott, Uriah B. Area: Ohio and Columbia rivers, Puget Sound Boats: 1863, had built, BEN GAYLORD 1864, Mar. purchased CLERMONT for $20,000 1866, was running VICTOR No.1 Portsmouth-Hunington 1868, with others built the LIGHTWOOD 1871, supervised the building of the CHESAPEAKE and was first master 1872, designed the FASHION Comments: 1. Name: Scovell, F.E. Area: 1895 - 190?, L. Miss. R., N.O. - Shreveport Boats: 1895 - 190?, W.T. SCOVELL Owners Associated With: 1895 - 190?3?, Red River Line 1. Name: Scudder, Michael R. Area: 1865-1866, Aug. 6, White R. Boat: 1865-1866, Aug. 6, pilot on GOVERNOR MORTON Companies Associated With: 1865-1866, Aug. 6, Indianapolis and White River Steamboat Company Name: Sellers, Isaiah, Captain Boats: 1825, Feb. shipped on steamer RAMBLER 1826, engaged on GENERAL CARROL (Nashville to N.O.) 1827, aboard PRESIDENT (Smithland to N.O.) 1828, joined JUBILEE as a pilot 183?6?, With others, purchased ALTON from Capt. John Simonds 1836, May 26, completed and left Pittsburgh with the Steamer PRAIRIE, the first "stateroom cabin" boat seen on the Miss. R. Comments: First steamboat trip said to be in 1811; Linked to Westport. Mo.; Clemens knew him in ?; Devised signals for meeting other boats. Well respected on boats and ashore. Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis Mo. Name: Shallcross, Henry Clay Born: 1842 Died: 1922 Burried: Mouny Wood Cemetery, Wheeling, West Virginia Comments: held at least 9 steam engineering licences. : piloted Union vessels running the Confederate forts, Henry and Donaldson, on the Mississippii during the Civil War. : 1870 WV Census, Film M593, reel 1696, Page 161, Dwelling 571, Family 566, Ward 1, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV, Lists Henry Shallcross 28 Steamboat engineer, born in Va. Wife Rebecca 24, keeping house, born in Ohio, Hemry A, 4 born in W. Va., Jesse 1 born in W. Va. : See Name: Shallcross, John Boats: 1820's,DIANA 1840-?45?, Capt. of GREY EAGLE 1847-?66? Possibly the ferryboat BLACK LOCUST 1846, PEYTONA 1884, HIBERNIA See Comments: Capt. of DIANA when she sank Oct, 1834. : A native of Louisville, this captain worked his way up being a river engineer. He was active in getting up the original steamboat inspection laws in 1851. :See : The date 1884, in last boat entry makes me wonder if
there were two John Shallcroses, D. Name: Shallcross, William D., native of Wheeling, W. Va. Died: Marysville, California, 2 October 1870, at 49 years. Area: San Francisco-Suisin Companies Associated with: California Steam Navigation Co. Comments: See Name: Shaw, John Boats: 1853, had built, the ARABIA Name: Shaw, John H. Area: Mo. R. 1870, had built, the FONTENELLE 1. Name: Sheble, Edwin A. Boats: 1864, BEN STICKNEY; 1865, IRON CITY; 1864-68, owner MONSOON 1871, owned part of CITY OF ALTON Companies associated with: 1864-65, Atlantic and Mississippi Steamship Company 1. Name: Shouse, John Area: 1849 or so, around Pittsburgh, Pa. Boat: 1849, MESSINGER No. 2 Name: Shields, G. F. Boats: 1871 and 1874, sometime between, master of LADY LEE, St. Louis to Red R. Companies associated with: 1871, Carter Line Name: Shipp, N. C. Area: 1860, White R., Marion County landings Boats; 1860, BELVIDERE Comments: Mentioned in this Article : Father of White R. Capts. William C. and Hardin C. Shipp Name: Shipp, Hardin C., son of Capt. N.C. Shipp, above Area: U. White R. Boats: 1881, pilot on ALBERTA NO. 2 See Name: Shipp, William C., son of Capt. N.C. Shipp, above. Area: 1869, U. White R. To Talbert's Ferry Boats: 1869, F.W. BROOKS and ARGOS 1886, RALPH Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: Shreve, Henry M. Born: Perryopolis, PA Boats: 1913, Designer and operator of COMET 1814, Capt./Co-owner of ENTERPRISE 1816 - 20, Capt./owner of WASHINGTON 1820s? HELIOPOLIS; Comments: Early 1910s, Co-owner with French, Daniel of Monongahela Steam Navigation Co. : The city of Shreveport was named after this captain. Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951. Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 Many details of WASHINGTON'S life. Comments: Another mention in this article : Also See Name: Shorpshire, William. New Orleans Boats: 1853, Operated the N.W. THOMAS Name: Shropshire Area: c. 1880, Tombigbee R. Boats: 1881, Was sentenced for "abducting" the ALICE. Sentenced to 2 years in penitentary. Name: Shunk, John M. Area: 1876, Cincinnati-St. Louis Boats: 1876, MARY MILLER 1. Name: Silver, David H. Area: 1856, Mo. R., St. Louis - St. Joseph Boats: 1856, MARTHA JEWETT POLKA 1877, owner of TYRONE
Name: Simmonds, John, Sr. (Father) Died: 1839 Area: 1817-39, St. Louis Boats: 1829-31, owned with others, PHOENIX Comments: Was harbormaster, St. Louis for severl years. Name: Simmonds, John, Jr. (Son) Born, 1800, Mar. 13, Windsor, Vermont Married: 1824, Mar. 4 to Miss Theresa Geyer. 2 daughters before she died. 1852, May 5, ro Miss Susan M. Kennett Area: 1817 - ??, St. Louis Boats: 1829, Spring, with others, purchased PHOENIX 1832? built BOONS LICK 1833, Built the ALTON. 1835? Sold to Capt. Isiah Sellers. Comments: 1819, was deputy constable, St. Louis : 1821, was deputy sheriff, St. Louis : 1825, was appointed United States Marshal - 1828, was removed because of politics, Decided to get out of politics. : 1835, opened large commission house which he owned until 1852. : 1852, commenced banking business with James M. Lucas. 1857, retired from that business. Name: Sims Boat(s):1913: LEOTA Area:Coosa R. (Ga. and Ala.) Comments: Source 1. Sims, Edward Boats: 1904, BEN HUR Name: Sims, Thomas B. Boat(s): 1889, BENTON *: 1898-1900, HILL CITY Area: Mo. R. Out of St. Louis Name: Sims, William ("Captain Billy") Comments: Began his career as cub to Capt. Blunt, Charles Sr. 1869, at 27 years of age, had established himself as one of the steadiest and most respected masters of river. Name: Sims, W.H., Chamberlain, S.D. Comments, Mentioned in records of Burle County, S.D. Historical Society as a captain who settled in Chamberlain. See King Family Name: Singleton, Jacob H. of Wheeling W.V.Died: Died: 1872, while living in Iowa. Boats: At one time, the GENERAL MEIGS Comments: During Civil War was Acting Ensign aboard Union Tinclad FAIRPLAY. Name: Sire, Joseph Boats: 1843, OMEGA; Name: Sites, Lee Thomas Born: 1842, in Lamine township, Cooper County, Mo. Boats: 1897-early 1900s, NADINE Area: Mo. and Lamine Rs. in Mo. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: Slaven, Al J. Boats: 1877, was clerk on the EMMA GRAHAM 1884, with Capt. Hod Knowles purchased HARRY D. KNOX Comments: Mentioned in this Document and here Name: Smith, Albert B. Area: U. White R. 1872, Buffalo City and Talbert's Ferry Boats: 1872, owner and capt. of BATESVILLE 1876, ALBERTA 1880, built the ALBERTA NO. 2 1880-81 season, chartered the C. B. WARNER 1884, ALBERTA NO. 3 Also this year possibly had the IDA SMITH built. See 1887-88 season, purchased GENERAL CHAS. H. TOMPKINS Comments: brother-in-law to Captain Charles Coles, : Several mentions in this Article Name: Smith, Carter Sewell Boats: At one time, SPRAGUE Name: Smith E.B. Boats: 1881, PLOW BOY 1884, IDA DARRAGH 1. Name: Smith, Frank O. Area: Louisville, Evansville and Henderson Boats: 1875, JOHN S. BRANSFORD
Companies Associated With: 1875,
Louisville, Evansville & Henderson Mail Line. Name: Smith, Henry Clay Area: Neches R., Tex. Boats: 1857, had built with Henry Force, T.J. SMITH Comments: When this captain defected to the Union Navy in 1862, his boat, the SMITH was confiscated by the Confederate States Gov. : See source Article 1. Smith, J.J. Area: 1858, out of Rock Island, Ill Boats: 1858, ROYAL ARCH Name: Smith, John J. Area: U. Miss. R. Boat(s): 1848 or so, TEMPEST Comments: Mentioned in this Article *Name: Smith, Joseph Died: 1863 Area: 1848, U. Miss. R. Pittsburgh - Cincinnati trade Boats: 1848, NOMINEE; 1870, H. WEBER Name: Smith, Nicholas W. Died: 1893 Area: Mo. R., Osage R. in Mo., lived near Blackwater, Mo. Boats: PLOW BOY Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: Smith, Orrin, ?B.?, middle name possibly Bayington Boat(s): BRAVE, BRAZIL, 1849-50, SENATOR 1851-53, Master, NOMINEE 1855, clerk on the LADY FRANKLIN 1854-58, WAR EAGLE Area: 1849-53, Galena - St. Paul Companies Associated with: 1849-50, Galena, Dubuque and Minnisota Packet Company 1854, President of Minnesota Packet Company Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 : Mentioned in Article : Mentioned in Article : 1854, Was one of the founding stockholders in Galena & Minnesota Packet Co. : 1850, Apr. 19, NOMINEE and HIGHLAND MARY were first boats to St. Paul : A fervant Sabbath observer, Capt. Smith laid his boats up on Sundays. 1. Name: Smithers, D.Y. Boat(s): 1852, owner with others of the ILLINOIS Name: Smoker, John Area: 1848, Apr. 21, departed Shreveport for New Orleans Boats: 1848, Apr., SATONA 1867, had built, GOVERNOR ALLEN 1. 1869, Purchased BELLE LEE at auction at Louisville courthouse steps. This entry prompted by: Journal of Paul Haralson, March, 1848. Name: Smoker, John Boats: 4. 1870, Dec. ROB'T E. LEE Name: Smyth, Andrew, of Bevilport in Jasper County, Tex. Died: *1879, Beaumont, Tex., while docked with the LAURA, had fatal stroke. Buried in Magnolia Cemetery in that city. Area: 1870s, Neches R., Tex. Boats: 1869, with others pruchased the CAMARGO 1870s, LAURA Comments: See source Article 1. Name: Snapp, Capt. Lewis Boats: 1850-52, Owned 1/2 of the 1st GEM Name: Socwell, Henry Mansfield Area: Earlier, Ohio R. 1865-1866, Aug. 6, White R. Boat: 1865-1866, Aug. 6, GOVERNOR MORTON Companies Associated With: 1865-1866, Aug. 6, Indianapolis and White River Steamboat Company Comments: After the GOVERNOR MORTON sank, Capt. Socwell became a leading grocer in Indianapolis. Name: Spahr, Andrew Jackson (Bud) Boats: Capt. Kinney's boats and The Star Line Boats and the snaggboat U. S. S. SUTER Area: Mo. R. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: Spencer Comments: * 1866, Nov. Is said Capt. Spencer was having the SILVER CLOUD built by Mr. Parsons 1. Name: Staines, Henry B. Area: 1862, u, Miss R.; 1866, Mo. R. Boats: 1862-66, POCAHONTAS Name: Stallings, Thomas B. Area: 1880, U. White R. Boats: 1880, built the LADY BOONE for U. White R. trade 1885, owner of MILT HARRY 1886, NEW HOME 1894, MYRTLE 1901, Possibly the MYRTLE COREY Comments: Mentioned in this Article : Once dubbed the Young Commodore of the Upper White River. Name: Stallnaker, Berry Area: Ohio R. Comments:Notes from The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Aug. 18 1897 1. Name: Stapleton, Billy Area: 1915, Cincinnati-Memphis Boats: 1915, OHIO Name: Stark, Eben Fletcher Boat(s): unknown Area: Ohio R. Comments: 1836: Captain Stark is said to have died while attempting to rescue passengers after a boat wreck. This info is from Jim Stark It was in his grandfather's obituary notice. Any further info would be appriciated. Name: Stead, Area: St. Louis to Memphis Comments: Source: Great Grandaughter, Eileen, who is looking for more info. Name: Sterling, Mark Boat(s): 1846: MAJOR BROWN 1852, late-55, Dec. 7, owner/master, PRAIRIE CITY 1855, with others, the 1855 LACLEDE Area: 1846: Rio Grande R. 1852-55, Pittsburgh-St. Louis Comments: 1846, Oct. 24: reached Laredo. She was the only boat of size ever to reach Laredo. Was stuck there for a year because of low river levels. Comments: Source Article Name: John Sterrett Name: Stickel, Bill Boat(s):1998: LORENA No. 2 Name: Stillman, Charles Boat(s): 1828: BESSIE Area: Rio Grande R. Comments: Was first to traverse the Rio Grande R. Comments: Source Article Name: Stine, Frank Reference Boat(s): 1860'S: CLIFTON Name: Stine, J.A. Boats: 1882, Aug. 23, master of T.T. HILLMAN when snagged and lost 1. Name: Stockdale, Jackman Taylor of 1854, Georgetown, Pa., later Allegheny. Pa. Died: cir. 1886 Boats: 1845, Clerk on the AMERICAN 1851, Principal owner of the ALEONIA 1853, 1st master of the ADMIRAL 1861, Part owner with J.N. McCurdy of HORIZON, formerly named the JOHN C. FREEMONT 1868, Owned with Capt. T.S. Calhoon the SALLIE 1869, Master of the AUSTRALIA Supervised the building of the BARRANQUILLA Owned with others the NICK WALL, a Mo. R. Boat 1870, Owned with Capt Thomas S. Calhoon the GLENCO 1877, Owned 1/4 of KATIE STOCKDALE 1886, Owner of CITY OF CHARTIERS Comments: 1878, was the Pittsburgh manager of Pittsburgh and Cincinncti Packet Company : Daughter named Ida (IDA STOCKDALE) : Youngest daughter named Katie (KATIE STOCKDALE) : Mentioned in this Document 1. Name: Stockdale, Willis Boats: 1877, Owned 1/2 of KATIE STOCKDALE 1886, Master of CITY OF CHARTIERS Name: Stockholm, Peter D. Born:*Probably Brooklyn, NY Died: 1901. Beaumont, Tex. Area: 1860-1900, Neches and Sabine Rs., Tex. Boats: At various times the BERTHA ROBUCK and JUANITA *1862, pilot on JOSIAH H. BELL Comments: See source Article Name: Stoll, C. W. Reference and Photo Name: Stone Area: 1858, Tombigbee R. Boats: 1858, Mar. 1 when she burned, the ELIZA BATTLE 1. Name: Stowe, O.J. Area: 1883, Muskingum R. : 1886, Muskingum R., mostly Beverly-Parkersburg : 1888-89, Marietta-Zanesville Boats: Built the HARRY D. KNOX : Post 1885, master of T.D. DALE : 1886, Master of BURNSIDE : 1888, master of S.R. VAN METRE Name: Strader, Jacob See Name: Strasser, Paul C., Evansville, In., 1853-1902 Born: 1840, Wuerttemberg, Germany to Xavier and Anna Maria May Strasser Died: 1904, Nov. 24, St. Louis, Mo. Union Station Married: 1864, May 4, Martha (Mattie) Palmer. Had 7 children. Area: Ohio, Miss., White and Green Rs. Boats: 1900, transfer boat DE KOVEN Comments: was pilot, second class during time when piloting in 11th Mississippi Squadron. Eventually became Master Pilot. : This information from family records of Eleanor Dobbs Name: Streckfus, Capt. John, Capt. Joe, Capt. Roy, and Capt. Verne, Comments: see Streckfus Steamers Artical on Brothers Name: Strong, William Area: Cumberland R. Boats: 1860, master of RED ROVER 1870, master of TARASCON
Name: Sturgeon, Edward T., of Louisville, Ky. Born: July 12, 1817 Died: July 6, 1884 Area: Miss. R. Boats: 1852-57, early, had the 1852 ECLIPSE built when he was 35 yrs. of age. 1857-62, DIANA Comments: To learn a bit more about this captain see notes on accident aboard the Diana. Name: Suarez, Bert Area: 1999, New Orleans Boats: 1999, CREOLE QUEEN Name: Summers, Frank Boats: 1897, Feb. 24, JESSIE Area: Ohio R. Comments: Brother of James Summers, below. From The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Feb. 24 1897 Name: Summers, James Born: 1831 Boats: Area: Ohio R. Comments: Brother of Frank Summers, above. From The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Apr. 28 1897 1. Name: Summons, John Blair Born: 1792, Dec. 12, on the banks of the Allegheny River, in or near Olean NY to James Summons and his wife Nancy Blair. Married: 1818, Mar 30, Cincinnati to Prudence Ann Green Children: James Blair in 1819, Mary Jane in 1827, William Blair in 1829, and Ann Eliza in 1831 Died: 1858, Feb. 28, Cincinnati, Oh. of lung complaint. Buried in Cincinnati's Spring Grove Cemetery. Area: 1853-58, Cincinnati-Louisville Boats: 1826-27, owner with others of 1827 BEN FRANKLIN 1834-35, Master, of 1834 BEN FRANKLIN 1835-36, Master of 1835 SWIFTSHURE, 1836, Master when new, 1836 BEN FRANKLIN 1843, Master of 1943 Dr. Franklin 1843-49, Master of BEN FRANKLIN No.6 1853-58, 1st Master of JACOB STRADER. Companies Associated with: 1818-1858, United States Mail Line Comments: Note from this captain's G G Grandaughter, Jane Carlson He began his boating career on rafts, flatboats and barges. As a boy working on keel boats, he went to Cincinnati OH, where he lived for the rest of his life. He was 47 years on the river. John Blair Summons was associated with the U.S. Mail Line from the very beginning in 1818, and remained with the company for 40 years. He never met with a serious accident to any boat while in his charge. He advanced from a poor, penniless deckhand. and steadily progressed, filling the stations of Mate, Pilot and Captain. In 1853 Captain John Blair Summons became the first commander of the newly-built and ultimately famous steamboat, the Jacob Strader. Name: Swager, Joesph Boats: 1830s early, had DIANA built for company below. 1. Owned 4 DIANAs starting with 1828 boat Comments: Part founder of Cincinnati and Louisville Packet Co. : 4. Captured reward of $500 in gold from U.S. Postal Department for being first steamboat to make New Orleans-Louisville in under 6 days. Did it in 183?8? in 05/23/15. : 4. The Captain became a rich man riding on this fast record. 5 yrs. later he owned a flock of race horses and donned a tall silk hat and gold headed cane. Name: Swain, David M. of Stillwater, Minn. Died: 1918, July 3. Boats: 1888, had built, BOREALIS REX 1886 built the first VERNE SWAIN 1913, built CHARLES E. CESSNA/JULIA BELLE SWAIN 1913, built the second VERN SWAIN Comments: See Owners Capt. David Swain for more on this captain. Name: Swain, Fred, Ohio, Ill. Name: Swain, Percy, Peoria, Ill. Boats: 1916, Capt. of CHARLES E. CESSNA Name: Swain, Verne, Peoria, Ill. Name: Swann, Sam B. Comments: Mentioned in this Document Name: Sweeney, John Boats: Mate on VIRGINIA : Starting 1897, May 29 HUDSON Area: Ohio R. Comments: From The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. May. 12 1897 Name: Swinney, W.D. of Glassgow, Missouri Boat(s):1850s, KATE SWINNEY Comments: Daughter was Kate for whom the sidewheeler KATE SWINNEY was named. Comments: from article from Elk Point~Jefferson High School, Elk Point South Dacota. 1. Name: Swon, John Coburn Born in Kentucky and when quite young, both his parents died and he went to St. Louis, Mo. where he was adopted by a quite wealthy and respected family. Boats: 1842-47, ALEX SCOTT 1846-47 Master and owner of the 1844 J.M. WHITE 1848, ALECK SCOTT Comments: This Capt may have been a principal of the Railroad Line. : The boat J.C. SWON named after this capt. Name: Swymer, John Area: Georgia Rivers Cos. Associated With: Between 1823 and 1834, Steamboat Company of Georgia Boats: Between 1823 and 1834, GEORGIA", SAMUEL HOWARD SAVANNAH, ALTAMAHA, EDGEFIELD Comments: Source Name: Sylvus, Samuel W. (?Sylvis?) Boats: *1845, engineer on the ARROW 1884, July, this Article has a Capt. Samuel Sylvis of the firm of John A. Wood & Son, coal shippers, passing through Parkersburgh, W. Va. en route to Pittsburgh. 1. Name: Symmes, Henry H. Areas: St. Louis - New Orleans Boats: 1864, purchased burned wreck of DANIEL G. TAYLOR for machinery 1864? BART ABLE 1865-67, sometime between, MOLLIE ABLE 1870s, MARY E. FORSYTH Companies associated with: 1864? Merchant and Peoples Line 1865-67, sometime between, Atlantic and Mississippi Steamship Company Comments: Mid-Feb., For $1,000, bought wreck of DANIEL G. TAYLOR and took out machenery. Name: Syphers, William F. Boats: 1907, purchased part of HAZEL L. WATSON 1909, purchased HAZEL L. WATSON entire. 1920, fall, Capt. on LEROY 1. Source: Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994 4. She Takes The Horns, by Fredrick Way, Jr.
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