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Old 03-01-2010, 01:40 PM
Carl Jones Carl Jones is offline
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Default Information William Birthisel

William Birthisel was born in 1848 in Virginia ( 1870 census Gallipolis)
living in his mother, Jane's Household she was born 1807 in Ireland
In 1873 he was clerk on the SB Kittie Hegler (Way 3296)
in 1880 he was Master on the SB Lizzie Johnston in the Gallipolis-Huntington trade (Way 3536)
in 1881 when she first came out he was clerk on the Hibernia in the Gallipolis-Marietta trade under capt Alf Day.
He married Pattie Shaw Hall and the had a son Charles Dayton Birthisel born 18 Sept 1876 (LDS New Family Search) Charles Married an Eva born Dec 1877 in West Virginia about 1898 they had a son, Erstie (sp) born Jun 1899(1900 Census for Falls Dist, Fayette Co., West Virginia.)

Fred Way's Packet Directory can be found in a lot of bigger (river side) libraries.

I didn't find him in any of the lists of masters and pilots I have available.
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