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Re: Thomas Chubb of MA/TX
Posted by: David M. Sullivan (ID *****9910) Date: October 21, 2004 at 09:14:20
In Reply to: Re: Thomas Chubb of MA/TX by Pat mannion of 402

Pat;

Thomas Chubb is not an ancestor. He is a sibject in the book I am preparing for publication. It will be a biographical dictionary of the officers of the Confederate States Navy. Here is what I have on him. Please let me know of any corrections. I could use a copy of any image you have access to. Many thanks, David Sullivan
Chubb, Thomas Beaverstock
       Born in Boston, Massachusetts, 12 June 1811.
       Father: Thomas Chubb
       Mother: Abigail Beaverstock
Ship’s boy, USN, 1818-1823. Coxwain, United States Navy, 1827-1831. U. S. Frigate Java. Stevedore at Boston. Engaged in commercial and maritime pursuits, including stave trading, 1831-1836.
       Admiral, Texas Navy, 1836.
       Superintendent of Public Construction, State of Texas. Merchant in naval operations and merchantile businessman at Galveston, Texas, 1839-1861. Took part in the capture of the steamer Star of the West at Indianola, Texas, 19 April 1861.
Appointed Acting Master, CSN, from Texas, 9 October 1861.
Commanding the schooner Royal Yacht, 10 October - 8 November 1861. Captured in Galveston Harbor, Texas, 8 November 1861.        Imprisoned at New York City, Fort Lafayette, and Fort Calhoun. Paroled, 4 February 1862. Exchanged and reported to duty, 25 March 1862. Resumed command of Royal Yacht, 27 May 1862. Captured 15 April 1863, while running the blockade.
       Married Phoebe Briggs, 8 October 1829.
              Children:
                     Abby
                     Thomas
                     Mary Ann
                     Thomas Henry
                     Cecelia
                     John Eugene
Phoebe
                     William Bennett
       Harbormaster for the Port of Galveston, 1882-1886       
       Died 26 August 1886 at Post Mills, Vermont.
       Buried in Galveston, Texas


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