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  • Faltus
    Mar 27 3:20 PM
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      From: "Faltus" <Faltus@...>
      To: <st-helena-genealogy@...>
      Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 3:02 PM
      Subject: Richards Family

      > I am trying to verify an item about my grest grandmother (Elizabeth
      > RICHARDS) who left the island about 1860.
      > My information has it that she came to New Bedford, Mass on the Whaling
      > "YOUNG PHOENIX" as a sort of "Nanny" to take care of the Captain's wife
      > new born son.
      > Information I received from Thomas RICHARDS (do not know whether he is
      > related or not) stated that the ST. HELENA HERALD for 1860 quoted in the
      > "Shipping Intelligence Column" the following. THE WHALING SHIP "YOUNG
      > PHOENIX" (CAPT. W. SHOCKLEY) ARRIVED 17 JAN 1860. This seems to tie in
      > the family information and verifies that information. (Elizabeth stayed
      > the Shockley several years.)
      > The Census Records (taken 30 Sep 1814) (LDS Microfilm 1259088) shows a
      > Thomas RICHARDS with 1 woman, 3 boys. 3 girls (no other information). This
      > (I believe) could be the grandfather and may have been one of the
      > individuals (along with the MORSE Brothers) brought to the island by Saul
      > Solomon. By the way, this Thonas was listed as a Jeweler.
      > With the island getting so much attention lately I feel that there may be
      > more information available.
      > Thanks for taking the time to read this message and any information
      > will be appreciated.
      > Everett Faltus (faltus@...)
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