Re: Harbor Master Records - Edgar Taylor
Subject: Re: Harbor Master Records
From: Edgar Taylor
Date: June 29, 1999

Hi Daniel- By harbor masters I am presuming you may be looking for harbor
pilots. I have not found such records- if you do find such please let me
know. My gggrandfather, Capt. Samuel Chapman, was a harbor pilot just before
the War between the States. During the war he took his family away from
Charleston as I suspect others might have done. My research and letters to
the presnt day pilots association have only yielded a list of pilots in the
late 1800s, which included my great uncle James Chapman. Earlier records
seem to be missing. There was also a list of pilots which appeared in the
city director in the early 1800.There may be other such listing in the city
directors. I have not been able to check later directories out for a listing
of pilots. 
To my knowledge, little research hs been done on early SC-NC pilots and
their families. I found one - George Thompson - in the Colonial records. He
is probably the ancestor of the Thompson family who have been seamen.
I would very much like to know if you have an ancestor who was a harbor
pilot. Please e-mail me directly. My research has indicated that pilots and
probably ship builders formed a  in which there were a number of
intermarriges between the families.
I hope you get a more positive response from someone else.
Ed T of PGH
>From: Daniel Gannon 
>To: [email protected]
>Subject: Harbor Master Records
>Date: Sun, Jun 27, 1999, 8:22 PM

Would anyone know if there are such things as Harbor Master Records for
>the Port of Charleston during and before the Civil War,say from 1840 to
>1865 and where they could be found?
>  Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.
>   Dan
>Daniel R.M.Ginnane-Gannon

==== SCROOTS Mailing List ====

Go To:  #,  A,  B,  C,  D,  E,  F,  G,  H,  I,  J,  K,  L,  M,  N,  O,  P,  Q,  R,  S,  T,  U,  V,  W,  X,  Y,  Z,  Main