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Name (age) -- Home -- Ship

February 1840

Names not available Saluda

(5 emigrants)

March 1850

William W. Findlay (36) Covington D. C. Foster

Frances (27)

Sarah J. (11)

Samuel (9)

W. W. (8)

H. J. (5)

C. S. (3)

J. (1)

Henry Fry (48) - died Covington

Sarah (27)

Isabella (11)

Elizabeth (7)

H. (5)

Eliza (9)

C. (3)

F. D. (1) - died

Infant (2 days) - died

February 1851

Peter Tompkins (44) Madison Brig Alida - died January 1852

Harriet (45)

Salina Clay (21) - died

Martha Clay (18) - died

Ann Eliza Clay (17)

Emily Jane Clay (15) - died January 9, 1851

Josiah Tompkins (7)

Clay Tompkins (3) - died August 5, 1851

November 1852

Samuel B. Webster (30) Lafayette Barque Shirley

April 1853

Elvin Ash (44) Jackson Co. Banshee

Lucinda (45)

Josephine (10)

Gabriel (8)

Nice (4)

Nancy J. (2)

November 1853

Joseph Ladd (28) Attica Banshee

Susan (17)

George W. (2 mos.)

William Brown (45)

Susan (28)

John (4)

Isabella (4 mos.) - died whooping cough

Cornelius Simms (49) Vincennes

Elizabeth (33)

Charles (18)

William (14)

Sarah (12)

George W. (10)

Charlotte (6) - died whooping cough

Thomas J. (4)

Jacob Stephenson (56) Princeton

Harrison (14)

Robert (12)

Charles (10)

James W. (8)

David Matthews (37) Wayne County

Alley (28)

William H. (12)

Frederick (7)

David (2)

Rev. John McKay (39) Madison (escort for party)

Samuel Coleman Attica - source: ACS records -List of emigrants

November 1854

Lamar (Tamar?) Peters (50) Euphrasia

George (30)

Alexander (25)

Priscilla (20)

Mary (18)

Simon (6)

Charles (4)

Mary (2)

Martha (20)

Rachel (25)

William Robinson (50)

Mary (30)

Emily (17)

Mary (10)

John D. Stewart (20)

The above emigrants may be from Putnam County and Montezuma, Indiana.

November 1859

Rev. M. M. Clark M. C. Stevens

There should be two more emigrants on this ship from Indiana.

November 1862

Isabella Harris (30) M. C. Stevens

J. H. Harris (34)

Sources: African Repository and Colonial Journal; Tom W. Shick, "Emigrants to Liberia, 1820-1843," Liberian Studies Research Working Paper No. 2 (Newark, Del., 1971); Robert T. Brown, "Immigrants to Liberia, 1843 to 1865," Liberian Studies Research Working Paper No. 7 (Philadelphia, 1980).