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Name: Charles Cooke <fallintimbers@g-mail.com>
Date: 2015-03-02
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? yes
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! no
Comments:
Edward Cooke and his wife and their 10 children all drowned
on that ship, they were coming to start a new life here, Edward had two brother's in this country, Colonel William Cooke out of Northumberland Co., Pa. and Colonel Jacob Cooke out of Lancaster, Col. William Cooke was one of Pennsylvania's founding Fathers.

 

Name: Bruce William Stunkard <humc_pastor@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2013-03-16
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? James Stunkard
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! Yes
Comments:
Presently working out the details.
1850 U.S. Census collected Sep 12 1850 in Centre Township, Indiana Co. PA,lists James Stunkard as 89 years old (1760/61), a carpenter, from Ireland who is living with Nelson (45yr) and Hannah (35yr) McDonald and their 6 children.
I believe Hannah is a granddaughter to James.

1800 PA Census taken in Dublin Township, Huntingdon, PA lists a James Stunkard taxed 15 pounds as a carpenter.

 

Name: David <Jackoysterrocks@me.com>
Date: 2013-03-08
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? ?
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! ?
Comments:
Hello Bob, Thank you for your story and research. I live just north of Lewes on my family's farm, they have been here since the early 1700s. There have been many times I look to the sky toward the bay and say its going to be a ruff night out there. I could not imagine there passage. I go to coin beach often to metal detect, I have found pieces of copper flashing that may have come from a ships hull? I have never found a coin but I going tomorrow and look again. Thanks for your work.
David

 

Name: Lois Argo <lois198@comcast.net>
Date: 2012-06-17
Comments:
What is your definition of a Faithful Steward ancestor?
 

Name: Diane McGowan Tichenor <dtich6703@logonix.net>
Date: 2012-04-30
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? yes
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! Simon and William Elliott
Comments:
For those who have written hoping that they are descended from Simon Elliott, so sorry, he remained a bachelor. He d. 1845 Fulton Co, Illinois. He left his estate to his 16 nieces and nephews, all named, children of his brothers, William, also a Faithful Steward survivor (not James), and John, my ancestor, who came over a few years earlier. I still need to learn from what town the Elliotts came. Good to see some places of birth for some of the relatives on this post. THANKS to BOB ELMWOOD. LOVE your site. Diane McGowan Tichenor, Macomb, Illinois. My Elliotts are on Ancestry Public Tree "Crist"
 

Name: Jill Clark <clarkjem@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-11
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? yes
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! yes
Comments:
I am a descendant of James McEntire (M'Intire) who was a survivor of the Faithful Steward. I have a copy of a newpaper article from the Crawford Journal 1881 that quotes an earlier article from the Meadville Courier of 1831. It is the story of the Faithful Steward shipwreck as told by James. I was wondering if you would like to have a copy of this story for your website. I see that your site mentions a recollection that some relatives said the captain of the ship was drunk. The story told by my G-G-G grandfather also says the captain was drunk at the time of the wreck.

Please let me know if you are interested in this story. The copy I have is large newpaper sized and would be difficult to scan but I can type the story in for you.


 

Name: John Cook <jmc1949@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-12-15
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Hugh I. Lee & Mary Elliott (Lee)
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! They couldn't board the ship.
Comments:
I can't find Mary's parents names, Mary E. Elliott, She was born 1745 in Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland and died 30 NOV 1820 in Cross Creek, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
 

Name: John Cook <jmc1949@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-12-09
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? James Lee & his wife Isabella Boscawen (Lee)
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! They were the oldest on-board & didn't survive.
Comments:
They were my great, great, great, great, great, grand-parents.
 

Name: Dennis Sly <Dennysly@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-08-16
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? I think so but am not sure. William
Comments:
I am a decendant of Perry c Elliott. I have found a William Elliot married to Ann Finney and also William Elliott married to Isabella Mullen in my research. I believe that the Elliott Mullen is my line. Any help would be appreciated.
Dennis Sly Iowa

 

Name: S. Poe <sapala6@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-08
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Elizabeth Elliott?
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! Yes, according to our family story.
Comments:
This story seems pretty jumbled and reminiscent of others here, but we have believed that Elizabeth Elliott (1763-1834) was on the ship, maybe already married, survived, and woke up on the beach, being fed cornbread by a 'Negro'. #Someone else has a similar story#. She made her way to Pennsylvania, living in Lancaster and Washington County. Later married David Paisley, had 8 children, one of whom was my grandfather, Samuel Paisley. She isn't on the survivors list, but could be a sister to the Elliott men. Any help?
 

Name: Rob McKee <rob_mckee@gial.edu>
Date: 2010-12-25
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? I believe so.
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! Yes.
Comments:
Sorry I BLEW my account where James begat Cora May Wallace who married George McClelland Stahlman and had with him Claude, Adda, Ida, and Harry. I was reading off a convoluted draft of a kinship chart I'd drawn.
 

Name: Rob McKee <rob_mckee@gial.edu>
Date: 2010-12-25
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? I believe so.
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! Yes.
Comments:
Margaret Kincaid, according to a history of the Wallace family I claimed from among my deceased mother's effects last year that appears to me, a cultural anthropologist, pretty carefully done.
The history is evidently mistaken in saying that Margaret was the lone survivor of a shipwreck. It says she was about 12 yrs. old at the time of the wreck and that she married Samuel Wallace, a good friend of Margaret's brother, when about 15.
A few further details from the history:
Samuel died ca. 1815.
Samuel begat Robert (b. 1-1-1795, d. 1-22-1865), Robert begat James (b. 9-27-1827, m. Eve Arthurs, d. 9-29-1904), James begat George McClelland Stahlman, George begat Claude, Adda, Ida Jane, and Harry and held me, Robert Guy McKee (b. 9-21-1952), when I was a babe.
I'd be glad to be in touch with you to discuss and try to verify/falsify disputable parts of this.
Best regards,
Rob McKee

 

Name: JoAnn DeSimone <jdesimone10@aol.com>
Date: 2010-12-19
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Maybe
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! John Scott
Comments:
I was told a story of a great great grandfather as a baby having his name pinned on him and placed in a barrel during a shipwreck. Scottish immigrants coming from North Ireland. When I saw a lone John Scott listed as a survivor it does fit. I'm hoping I can find out more about him - especially his age. Thanks for your article.
 

Name: Edna Keller <ednak25@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-17
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? yes
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! yes
Comments:
James & Isabella Lee
 

Name: James M. Watt <kilowat1946@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-08-28
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? yes
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! yes
Comments:
James Watt,married Jane-Jeanette-Janet about 1790 in , Southampton, Virginia. James was born about 1764 in , , Ireland. He died about 1805 in , Montgomery, Tennessee.
 

Name: barry moore <barry@rrrtc.com>
Date: 2010-05-30
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? James Lee
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! About 20 years ago, my father, Harold Wm. Moore, deceased, gave me a 10 page copy of "The Lee Legend," compiled by Mrs
Comments:
Anyone out there who would like to know more about Mrs. Forbes' research, or anything else I have related to the Lee-line, please send me a line. Thanks, Barry
 

Name: Roberta McElhinney Cooke <bobbimac7@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-01-28
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? John McElhaney
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! Yes
Comments:
Married Sarah Henry, originally settled near Prospect, Pa, then north of the Stone House, Rt. 8 just south of Harrisville, Pa. I am descended from their son William who settled near Franklin, Pa. Story goes he was rescued from the water just in time. We recently talked with a relative that has a copy of a tin-type and had a picture made from it of John. It is so great to see what he looked like. My brother found this. Thank you for writing this.
Bobbi, a descendent of a survivor.

 

Name: Jill Clark <clarkjem@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-10-28
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? yes
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! yes
Comments:
My ancestors were survivors James M'Intire Senior, James M'Intire and Rebecca M'Intire. The younger James was my great (3rd) grandfather. I had heard about the two James before but did not know about Rebecca until looking at your list of survivors! I very much enjoyed reading your story of the Faithful Steward and was interested to see a mention of the idea that the captain was drunk at the time of the wreck. My family passed down a story that there was a birthday party on board the ship that night and that the captain (and perhaps the first mate too) did indeed get drunk at the party, and that was the cause of the wreck. I am not sure but I think this information came from a newspaper article that was written about the wreck many years later. I know members of my family had a copy of the article in the past but I have not been able to find it. I still hope to turn it up. Thanks again for sharing your story and research.
 

Name: Glo Wellman <glo26@sonic.net>
Date: 2009-05-03
Comments:
not sure. I am looking for Tottens and I corresponded with Augusta some time back.

Glo

 

Name: Lynda Elliott Dixon <Ljdgld@aol.com>
Date: 2009-02-27
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Maybe
Comments:
Hello! My family has long been trying to find our immigrant ancestor. What we know: My ggggrandfather, Matthew Elliott b. 1799 Washington DC, went to Oberlin, OH 1818,among the first members of McKendrie M.E Church, Morgan Co, OH ( 1832); 1st wife Elizabeth Van Shiver ( 9 Jan 1823 ), 2nd wife Anna Wilson ( 21 March 1833, Belmont Co, OH ) Family moved to Ford Co, IL 1852; My grandfather's elderly 2nd cousin has devoted her life to finding out anything about Matthew's father, Thomas Elliott to no avail. We know he came from Northern Ireland and was most likely of Scottish descent. Since Simeon Elliott was in Morgan Co, OH at the same time could they be related? Thanks so much for your site - amazing story.
 

Name: Mike McElhinney <chinabeach1968@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-02-28
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? John McIlheney
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! Yes
Comments:
He is our start in the USA. I'm trying to do our family's genealogy. But it all ends with the ship wreck. We have no info as to where he was born or lived other that Ireland.
 

Name: Marlene Chambers <mchambers@denverartmuseum.org>
Date: 2008-02-22
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? perhaps
Comments:
Can you be my cousin Bob, son of my father Harry M. Van Alstine's sister Margaret, whom I remember from the time my mother, sister Marcia, and I spent on the farm of our grandfather Otis Van Alstine's farm near Goodrich Michigan during World War II while my father was serving in the U.S. army?


 

Name: Michael Morgan <spinway@aol.com>
Date: 2008-02-04
Comments:
Bob,

My name is Michael Morgan and I write weekly history columns for two newspapers on the Delaware coast and I have written about the wreck of the Faithful Steward on several occasions. Your account of your search for Margaret Kincade is a story that deserves wider circulation. Do you mind if I use your account as the basis for a newspaper article?

Could you share with me any additional details about your family so that a clearer line can be drawn between Margaret and yourself?

As you know, the wreck of the Faithful Steward is well known on the Delaware coast and any information about the survivors of the tragedy would be of great interest to my readers.

Thanks in advance for you help.

Michael Morgan
Delaware Coast Press
Delaware Wave

 

Name: Kathy Koenig <jkdakoenig@aol.com>
Date: 2007-08-30
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? no
Comments:
I found your story very interesting. I am not directly related to the Faithful Steward incident, but I am indirectly related to you, I suppose! My ancestor was Henry McKissick, born in 1810, married to Mary Wallace, born in 1811. I see them included in your family tree.
 

Name: C. B. Emenhiser <cbeind2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-06-16
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? maybe
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! yes
Comments:
My grandmother was an Elliott, I can trace her line to a Simeon Elliott abt 1778 Ireland. I have info from a family tree posted on Rootsweb, that Simeon's first son was born in Washington Co., Pa. and second son James (my line) was born in Morgan Co., Ohio. The Simon Ellist(Elliott) on the Faithful Steward seems to be the correct age. I haven't been able to find any actual data to confirm. I find this story very interesting and will continue to watch the postings. Maybe someone has more information on Simon Ellist(Elliott).

Enjoyed your website

 

Name: Tybring Hemphill <murrhemp@telus.net>
Date: 2007-05-21
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Yes
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! Yes
Comments:
My ancestor Hugh Colhoun of Philadelphia had two brothers (Gustavus and Thomas) of whom I know, both of whom were passengers on and survivors of the Faithful Steward. I am unsure if these two were emigrating at the time or were perhaps more likely engaged in a commercial voyage. The reason I suspect the latter is that both were cabin passengers, but also, and more interestingly, because Gustavus and Hugh Colhoun were involved in providing copper to the US mint and perhaps were therefore accompanying their shipment of coppers, the same coppers that have been washing up on the Delaware beach for so many years. I would be pleased to hear from anyone who has any information about this family.
 

Name: Michael E. McElhinney <chinabeach1968@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-30
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? John McIlhaney
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! yes
Comments:
Doing my search I have found very little about John McIlhaney, other than he ended up in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Apparently a farmer. I have only found his name a couple of times. So I guess he did exist. I really enjoyed your story and pictures. Thank You for sharing. Mike
 

Name: JL Beeken <jgen@telus.net>
Date: 2007-03-16
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Yes
Comments:
An entire line, 12 people, of the Cooke family of Enniskillen, perished in this incident. My 5th great-granduncle, Edward Cooke, and his family. This I know from an old journal. What I don't know are the names of the other 11 people. Does anyone know where I can find the passenger list leaving Londonderry?
 

Name: Cindy Tong <genleetong@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-08-10
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Yes
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! Hugh Lee
Comments:
I e-mailed earlier and gave incorrect birth date of James Lee that perished in shipwreck. His birthdate was 1708. The son,Hugh,that survived was born in 1740 in Donegal, Ireland. Sorry! Did you know that the genealogy goes back to Sir Lancelot, captain in Cromwell's army? He is listed as among the 49 officers that were granted land in Ireland for their services.
 

Name: Cindy Tong <genleetong@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-08-10
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? yes
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! Hugh Lee
Comments:
Born 1740 in Donegal, Ireland, son of James Lee, b. 1708, Donegal, and Isabella Boscawen, b. abt 1710. James, Isabella, two sons, and one daughter died in the wreck of "The Faithful Steward." James is my maternal fifth-great grandfather.
 

Name: Michael Espey <espeys@cox.net>
Date: 2006-07-16
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? yes
Comments:
I figured out an inaccuracy on the survivors list. Passenger John McIllheney is really John Espey, son of Hugh Espey. His wife, Elizabeth McIllheney was also aboard and survived. Both are buried in Ripley OH. I mistakenly referred to James Harvey Espey as Robert in my previous posting. Therefore, parents Hugh and Mary Stewart Espey died with daughter Mary Christina Espey as a result of the shipwreck. John and James H. Espey survived to eventually live near brothers William and Hugh Jr. in Westmoreland/Fayette Co. PA. In an ironic twist of fate, James H. Espey died by drowning in the Ohio river in 1813.
 

Name: Michael Espey <espeys@cox.net>
Date: 2006-07-10
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Yes
Comments:
Thanks for the connections. The Hugh Espey family comes from the Tobermore region of NI east of Derry. One account puts Hugh Espey, wife Mary Stewart Espey (both perished) and 3 of 5 children (John, survived; Robert, survived but crippled; Mary Christina, survived only one day) on the doomed Faithful Steward. They were to meet the two eldest sons Hugh Jr. and William of Philadelphia who had taken earlier passage. William was the oldest and a Rev. War vet. William and Hugh Jr. Espey took in both surviving brothers John and Robert. William Espey eventually bought land and farmed in Fayette County, PA. They may have helped other survivors too. It is interesting that Joan Ebersold's entry on wreck survivor James Lee (1/18/04) states that he worked in Fayette County. I am curious why the Espey’s are not listed on the survivors list. My family line continues from William Espey through Rising Sun, IN then Trinidad, CO.
 

Name: Vera Hurst <vjl_47@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-02
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Margaret Elliott
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! Yes
Comments:
Margaret was a daughter of the Elliotts on the Faithful Steward. She stayed in Ireland with her husband, Thomas and came in 1790 to PA. This is my mother's family line.
 

Name: Ben Wold <naiveyank@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-05-04
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Patrick McElwain in 1779
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! He survived but I know very little else.
Comments:
I'm trying to learn about an earlier voyage of the Faithful Steward. I'd like to know if the Faihful Steward left from the same dock and where it landed in the Americas.
 

Name: Francie Jacobson <francie@clarkston.com>
Date: 2005-06-29
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? yes, James Lee, born 1759
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! yes
Comments:
James Lee, born 1759 married Elizabeth Rankin, born 1773. James Lee worked on the farm of James Rankin, father of Elizabeth. He was 14 years older than Elizabeth Rankin. She was about 12 years when James first went to work for James Rankin. They married in 1792.
 

Name: Lynne <onken@dtnspeed.net>
Date: 2005-04-13
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? no
Comments:
I am interested in the "Miss Milby" that witnessed the wreck. I believe I am related to her. Any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: mugu <mugu@mugui.com>
Date: 2004-05-19
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! no
Comments:
I love this site good site mugu keep offffffffffffffffffffoooooooooh-h-h-h
 

Name: Charlene Stunkard <silver_karma@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-28
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? James Stunkard
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! yes. I know very little about him, I only know he was born before 1770 and died after 1850 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Comments:
I am so amazed by your story. I hope one day I can go to Ireland,too. James was Irish, but he is proving to be a large mystery since I can't get any further back than him on his branch of the family tree. I think his last name may have been Stankard and he changed it, because there are no Stunkards outside of the U.S., and they are all related to him one way or another. Stankard on the other hand, I have found through out Ireland and England.
 

Name: joan charles <j.charles@erols.com>
Date: 2004-02-05
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? no
Comments:
Love your site. I am a shipwreck researcher and would like to share the following with you:
October 24, 1874 - The Delawarian (newspaper) Dover
Wrecks of the Olden Time. Fearful Wreck on the Delaware Coast. The recent getting of the Life Saving Stations established on our coast by Francis Vincent, has brought up in people's minds the reminiscence of the most terrible wreck that ever occurred on the Delaware sea-coast, no printed record of which probably exists at the present time. Between eighty and ninety years ago the ship Faithful Steward was wrecked on the Rohoboth Beach, near where one of the life boat stations recommended by Mr. Vincent has recently been established. She had on board four hundred and sixty souls, only about sixty of whom were saved. They were mostly emigrants seeking a home in this good land of ours. The wreck was witnessed by Miss Milby, afterwards the mother of Nathaniel Wolfe, Esq., who was formerly sheriff of this county, who is now seventy-seven years old. She was a girl in her teens, and her father's farm was close to the site of the wreck. Mr. Wolfe now resides in Philadelphia. The only living witness now in existence who saw this wreck is Mrs. Marshall, the widow of the late respected pilot, William Marshall. She is now ninety-six years old. She was a girl at the time. Thiw was the greatest loss of life that ever occurred in our state. Four hundred people never were before or since killed at one time in this state. Many of the saved were children, some of whom were taken and raised by the Rodney's and Fisher's, then large landholders and important families in that neighborhood. Old people used to describe with horror the awful sight of the four hundred corpses that strewed the shore. Breakwater Light [another newspaper]

I found it interesting that the Rodney and Fisher families were mentioned. I have been intending to research the census record for 1790 or 1800 to see if children with different last names are listed with them. I would also like to search the land records of people mentioned. I hope this helps some one connect the dots to their family history.
Joan Charles

 

Name: Patrice (Fulton) Stark <FultonGenealogy@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-01-21
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? n/a
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! n/a
Comments:
Thank you, Bob!

Excellent sleuthing of the "Faithful Steward"! I'm glad you preserved the entire tale, including all of the interesting twists and turns of your own research.

I'm a FULTON hunter and, like you, have traveled to Derry in search of family connections. My eye was drawn to your genealogy summary describing the Van Alstine descendants of Jonas and Ann (Fulton) Totten who settled in Adrian, Lenawee Co, MI.

I have additional information regarding Ann's father, David Fulton, of New Windsor, Ulster Co, NY. His Will, signed 13 June 1770; proved 9 Nov 1770, provides for his sister Hannah Fulton who was still living in [Northern] Ireland, near "Coldrain" (Coleraine). Yes, David Fulton also provides for his daughter, "Ann Totten."

I suspect that your Van Alstine family information will prove the correct ancestry of a butcher/meat merchant George Fulton, (George W. Fulton & Sons), who was b 1820 NY, and died 1871 at Adrian, Lenawee Co, MI. The informant on his death certificate (unidentified), reported that George Fulton's mother was "Mrs. Quackenbush" -- another distinctive name that appears in your Van Alstine summary.

Patrice (Fulton) Stark
Lone Tree, Colorado

 

Name: Judith Abernethy <jabernethy@sw.rr.com>
Date: 2004-01-19
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? James LEE
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! yes
Comments:
I have been told that he set sail aboard the FAITHFUL STEWARD at age 15 with both his parents, all his brothers and sisters - including "Pretty Polly Lee, the Irish Beauty" of whom many poems were written - three sets of uncles and aunts, and thirty-three cousins I believe that the roster entries for Stankard, Stewart, Espy, and Elliot respresent the extended family,; I've no actually proof as yet). Of the 200 who perished,48 were of the Lee family. Only James Lee and four of his cousins survived.
 

Name: Joan Ebersold <joanebers@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-18
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? YES
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! YES
Comments:
James Lee, born January 1759, was my great, great, great, great grandfather. His daughter Jane married Ebenezer Henderson and I am a descendant through her.

From James Lee's obituary: "James Lee was a native of Ireland, which country he left in 1785 in comapny with his parents, three brother and two sisters, three uncles and aunts, and thrity-three cousins. They embarked in the ill-fated ship "Faithful Steward." . . . His whole connection were drowned except four cousins. This disaster left him penniless and almost friendless. He labored in Maryland and in Fayette County Pa. until 1796, when he moved to Washington County Pennsylvania. . . ."

I can't imagine being in a strange land, parents and siblings all drowned, and only 16 years old. Apparently the Elliot survivors were cousins?

Thank you for your wonderful research.

 

Name: Richard Konieczka <EnergyTeamInc@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-04
Comments:
You go, bro!
 

Name: June Hunt <sing2u@insightbb.com>
Date: 2003-01-03
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Lee???????
Comments:
I dont know If I have relatives Who lived or died. I am researching My Lee acestors. Doing so I came across your website and I have enjoyed it tremendously. I Will press on though looking for my ancestors and I guess I need to start with the survivors. I am new at this so I am sure I have a long road ahead. Thank you June
 

Name: June Hunt <sing2u@insightbb.com>
Date: 2003-01-03
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Lee???????
Comments:
I dont know If I have relatives Who lived or died. I am researching My Lee acestors. Doing so I came across your website and I have enjoyed it tremendously. I Will press on though looking for my ancestors and I guess I need to start with the survivors. I am new at this so I am sure I have a long road ahead. Thank you June
 

Name: Allan Goldston <agoldston@triad.rr.com>
Date: 2002-11-11
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? No
Comments:
Excellant story!
 

Name: Merril Bourne <m.bourne@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2002-09-14
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? No
Comments:
What a wonderful story Bob, so happy that you had a successful trip.
 

Name: lenbourne <lenbourne@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2002-09-08
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? no
Comments:
Nice one Bob greetings to New Orleans from New Zealand
 

Name: Jill S. Lensbower <deafiemom@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-04-19
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Yes
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! Yes
Comments:
My ancestor, William Elliott (born 1764 in Ireland) survived with his brother, Simeon Elliott from Faithful Steward in Sept. 1785 when William was about 21 years old. His father (unknown name) did not survive and I dont know if other family members who did not survive, but I know two Lee relatives survived too. William and brother Simeon Elliott settled in Washington County, Pennsylvania and their other brother John Elliott who came to America from Ireland one year later, settled in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. My ancestor William Elliott married Sarah Wilke or Wilkes in Washington Co., Pa. in 1801 and 11 children (some born in Washington Co., Pa and some born in Muskingham County, Ohio where William and his wife Sarah died. Their daughter Elizabeth Elliott (b. Nov. 12, 1807 in Wash. Co., Pa.) married to John Thompson in 1835 in Muskingham Co., Ohio. Their son William Elliott Thompson (1837-1917) was my g-g-grandfather. Some of William Elliott's children went to Iowa where my g-grandfather Ernest Morse Thompson and my grandmother Martha Thompson were born in Fairfield, Jefferson Co. Iowa.
 

Name: Richard Tyler Elliott <elliottrt@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-06
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? Yes
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! Yes
Comments:
My Gr,Gr,Grandfather was William Elliott brother of Simon shown on the survivors list as "Ellist". They were cousins of the Lee's I do have copies of the stories of the wreck as handed down through our family also a version from the Lee's. We haven't had any success in finding the father's name or any of the other family members who were lost in the wreck. Happy to share any information if you are interested. Your are to be commended for your website.
 

Name: wtragese <www.goucher.edu>
Date: 2002-01-22
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? no
Comments:
great site bob. i found it very interesting because i have read several books on the voyage of the faithful steward. i also have a coin,fork,brass bookbind,and a spike from this ship.
 

Name: Philip Van Alstine <thevanman@fuse.net>
Date: 2002-01-09
Comments:
Bob and Augusta, Thanks for all your hard work I'm sending this information onto my sons Brian Philip and Steven Michael.. Keep up the good work and have a great year.
 

Name: Richard <rkonieczka>
Date: 2001-12-28
Comments:
Happy New Year!
 

Name: mary m. white <trelyll@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-12-07
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? no
Comments:
Bob: What a wonderful adventure...well-researched, well-told, well-photographed. A veritable tour de force. Aside from the pleasure of following your search I was delighted to know that Brian Mitchell is as available and approachable as you describe. I must have three or four of his tremendously clear and helpful books.

What next? How do you top this? Appreciatively, Mary White

 

Name: stuart singer <stuart.singer@ubspainewebber.com>
Date: 2001-10-14
Comments:
As always, Terrific
 

Name: Brian Mitchell <niancestors@btclick.com>
Date: 2001-10-10
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? No
Comments:
Great site, Bob. It was over 7 years ago that I searched through issues of the Londonderry Journal to find out the story of the Faithful Steward from the Irish end. In searching through microfilm copy of the Londonderry Journal of 1785 I came across 2 letters, date 1933, from an American solicitor, then based in London, called Duncan Campbell Lee. These letters were sent to William Maxwell Scott Moore of Mollennan (outside Derry) who had agreed to search through the Derry Journal (which his family then owned) for references to the Faithful Steward.

I think the links are great too, I enjoyed reading them.

Brian Mitchell
Genealogy Centre Manager
14 Bishop Street
Londonderry

 

Name: Margaret Ogilvie Peterson <scopete@msn.com>
Date: 2001-10-08
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? yes
Did he/she/they survive? Tell me about it ! yes
Comments:
My ancestor James Lee, born 1759 in County Donegal, Ireland, sailed with 47 family members. All except James, a brother's wife, and four cousins, drowned. James eventually settled in Washington Co., PA. Several of his descendants are researching his family, and would love to find the names of the passengers who did not survive.
 

Name: Augusta Elmwood <abe01@prodigy.net>
Date: 2001-10-03
Do you have a Faithful Steward ancestor/collateral? No
Comments:
But I'm married to someone who does!
May you get 10,000 hits ! Electronically speaking, that is


Augusta Elmwood