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Name: McAllister, John Born: 1825, Jan. 27, Kentucky Died: 1872, Nov. 4, Quincy, Lewis County, Kentucky Married: 1846, Dec. 1, Scioto County, Ohio, Catherine S. Bagby Boats: 1869, principal owner and master of MOUNTAIN BELLE 1872, had built, FANNIE DUGAN to replace MOUNTAIN BELLE Name: McClintock, George B. Boats: 1853, Principal owner and master of HENRIETTA 1885, master of HIBERNIA 1885-86, master of MINNIE BAY 1886, Master of LIZZIE BAY 1887, master of OLIVETTE 1.Name: McCloy, John Boats: 1852, Capt. of DUROCK, when she sank 1853, July, BLUFF CITY 1854, SULTAN *1854, Apr. SAM CLOON 1863, Possibly one of men who purchased the ROBERT CAMPBELL, JR. 1865, sometime after, CONTINENTAL Name: McCormick (See) *Name: McCormick, Henry Boats: 1881, CADDO BELL Comments: 1881, ?Sept.? committed suicide on CADDO BELL Name: McClure, John, Jr., Wheeling W. Va. Boats: 1839, Part owner with James H. Lauderback of AMAZON 1853, Capt. of THOMAS SWANN, Wheeling-Louisville Name: McCourtney Boat(s): 1841, WARSAW Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Name: McCullough,, M.J. Area: 1864, New Orleans-Vicksburg, then up the Mo. R. Boats: 1864, June, LANCASTER No. 4 Name: McDermott, Dennis Patrick (posssibly a captain?) Comments: From site visitor, Beverly Crawford, I first accessed [your site] to see if I could find any information about my great-aunt's husband, Dennis Patrick McDermott (1844-1901). My aunt's obituary indicated that he had been a prominent river man and that he was on a steamer that ran the blockage at Memphis during the Civil War. I did not find his name on your site (I don't know if he was ever a captain.) I was wondering if you had any recommendations as to other sources I might check find information about him--either electronic or print. Name: ?McGarity, James? Could be same as McGarry? Boats: BENTON IV Area: U. Mo. R. Name: McGarry, James Born: 1835 (about), County Leitrim, Ireland Died: 1879, July, According to tombstone, July, 1879. Boats: HELENA, BENTON IV : 1872, spring - 1873, Mar. 19SIOUX CITY Area: Mo. R. Comments: Obituary 1. Name: McGee, Cornelius (Connie) Died: 1938, April, from cancer at the U.S. Marine Hospital. Area: 1915 or so, Miss. R. Boats: 1915 or so, OHIO Companies associated with: Diamond Jo Line Streckfus Steamers Comments: Rivermen and Riverboats, A site on this captain and family *Name: McGuire, Hiram 1820s, a captain of a boat on the river Name: McGuire Boats: 1849, CONFIDENCE 1861, J.H. BALDWIN Area: 1849, Louisville - St. Louis 1861, Louisville - Cumberland R. trade.
*Name: McGuire, James B. Area: 1870s, pilot of a steamboat on the Kentucky River Comments: 1873, was issued a licence Name: McHarry, Francis (Frank) Boats: 1867, the FRANK McHARRY was named after this captain. Comments: Probably the same man as McHenry below. : Frank's son-in-law, James F. Irvin, was also a steamboat captain whose brother, Moses Irvin, ran the New Albany-Portland ferry. : The bodies of this capt. and his wife were placed in an ornate burial vault above the Ohio near near Elizabeth, IN. The vault was built for Alexander and Margaret McHarry, this captain's father and mother. After vandalism near the turn of the century the bodies were moved to Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville. Name: McIntire, John Boats: 1884, July, B.D. WOOD 1. Name: McIntyre, Sterling Boats: 1904, when she burned, SUNSHINE 1. Name: McKinley *Died: 1884, Oct. at home near Bellaire, ?W. Va.? He was 72 years of age. Burried Fri., Oct. 10 Boats: 1854, DAVID GIBSON Name: McLean, Daniel Area: 1840s, U. Miss. and St Croix Rs. Source: ARTICLE Name: McLure, Jno., Wheeling W. Va. ````Boats: 1839, Part owner with James H. Lauderback of AMAZON 1853, Capt. of THOMAS SWANN, Wheeling-Louisville Area: 1879, Out of Wheeling, W. Va Comments: Note from the WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 1. Name: McLure, John, Jr. of Wheeling W. Va. Area: 1853, Ohio R. Boats: 1832, was striker on CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL, his first job afloat. 1839, Stockholder in AMAZON 1845, with Thomas C. Wilson built SENATE 1845, Built 1854 SENATOR and soon sold her 1847, Built DR. FRANKLIN. Sold that fall to Galena, Dubuque and Minnesota Packet Co. 1848, built 1848 DR. FRANKLIN No. 2 1848, owner with John Reed and John J. Roberts of Wheeling of 1848 ALLEGHENY CLIPPER 1851, Built and wqas master of LADY PIKE 1853, Owner of THOMAS SWANN and built CITY OF WHEELING 1858, Master of 1857 COURIER 1860-62, Master of EUNICE 1865-66, Master NEW STATE 1877, built PHAETON, but soon sold her Companies Associated With: 1851, U.S. Mail Line 1853, Wheeling Union Packer Line At one time, Dean Line Comments: In 1861 EUNICE was fLagship in U.S. fleet of 12 steamboats up the Kanawha R.. This resulted in the Capt. being made Commodor of the Kanawha fleet. He held this command unti transfered to Tenn. river in summer of 1862. Name: McMullan, O.H., of St.Louis in 1859/Parkersburgh, W. Va. Died: 1859, Apr. 24, when the ST. NICHOLAS blew her boilers. See Boats: 1859, Apr. 24th, ST. NICHOLAS Comments: This captain's wife also died by drowning after the explosion of the ST. NICHOLAS Name: McPhail Born: 1824, Inverness, Scotland. Died: 1885, Stillwater Area: 1840s - 1870s, U. Miss. and St Croix Rs. Comments: Was one of the first log pilots on the waters of the Miss. and St. Croix Rs.. Source: ARTICLE Name: McPherson, E. B. Comments: Mentioned with his brother, below. Name: McPherson, Henry Boats: 1856-59 Capt. of MORNING STAR; 1862?-65, MARS; 1858-59, C. W. SOMBART; 1859?-61?, CARRIER; 1869, JENNIE LEWIS; 1865, TWILIGHT; ISABELLA; 1878, HEADLIGHT; 1882?, MARTHA STEPHENS; 1884? ROB ROY Area: Mo. R. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Name: McVay, James C. See Owners, M
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