My great, great grandfather, William Edds/Eads, was a steamboat captain in St. Louis during the 1850s-1860s. I would appreciate any information on him and/or any of the steamboats on which he served: AUGUSTUS McDOWELL, DUNCAN S. CARTER, EL PASO, IATAN, NEW LUCY, OCEANA, PRAIRIE ROSE, ROBERT CAMPBELL, and WILLIAM CAMPBELL. (During the Civil War Capt. Edds mastered the Federal transports AUGUSTUS McDOWELL, IATAN, and PRAIRIE ROSE.)

I have my own copy of Way's Packet Directory.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!