Another day, another four Certificate of Enrollment books. I reviewed volumes 6637-6640 dating from 1 Jan 1855 to 31 Dec 1857 finding another steamboat with a connection to Georgetown, PA. Buried in the enrollment owners and partners listing were Jacob Poe, Thomas Poe, and George W Ebert. Together they had a 1/6 interest in the str Grand Turk.
Str Grand Turk
|Owners and Partners||Share||Vol:||6637|
|AB Gallatin||1/3||Enroll No :||169|
|(Jacob Poe, Thom Poe & GW Ebert)||1/6||Cert Date:||23 Oct 1855|
|H Miller||1/16||Cert Type::||Enrollment 135|
|Jas Matthews||1/16||Build Locn:||McKeesport, PA|
|Wm Evans||2/16||Build Date:||1854|
|Ed E Jones||1/16|
It is unknown whether the principal owner, AB Gallatin, was a relative of the famed politician Albert Gallatin who was a US Representative in western PA at the time of the Whiskey Rebellion and later served as Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson administration. During his time as secretary, Albert Gallatin helped plan the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
The other names I do not recognize.
Findings like this new boat are the reason that I scan every page of every volume. No doubt I will miss some clues, but I hope to catch more than I miss.
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