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William H. Pendarvis, River Boat Pilot
Posted by: j.pendarvis Date: January 06, 2001 at 17:32:07
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William Henry Pendarvis was a Mobile, Alabama River Boat Pilot. He was born in South Carolina in 1805. He married in Mobile, first to Rebecca Glase March 3, 1825. In June, 1854, he married a widow named Catherine Elizabeth Williams Fettus. He is first mentioned in the Mobile City directory in 1837. William's steamboat was the "Louis Cass". In 1838, he is master of the steamboat "Emblem". Other boats he was captain of were "The Selma" and the "W W Fry". In 1855, court records show that William Henry was given guardianship of William A. Pendarvis, an orphan since 1839 by Amanda Foster. William Henry died May 6, 1860 at age 55. William A and William Henry's widow, Catherine Elizabeth, lived at the residence of Charles B. Barnard and Anna Williams Barnard, Catherine's sister, after William Henry's death. Charles and Anna had been married in earlier times at the home of Captain William Henry Pendarvis. In 1869 and 1870, William A. Pendarvis is listed as a watchman for Morgan Line Steamers. William A Pendarvis died on July 11, 1870 at the age of 28

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