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Jamestown (1844) -- Crew Lists
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:24:06 pm »
If you find crew lists, please post links to the pages here.
It isn't necessary to transcribe the names, but if you are willing to do so, we would appreciate it.

Entries in this topic are strictly optional.
Information collected here will help other transcribers, historians and genealogists.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2013, 02:43:29 pm by Randi »

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 12:21:13 am »
This is from the book "Africa Squadron' The US navy while operating off the coast of Africa often hired local natives refered to as kroomen for shore supply runs and to help communicate with the locals. They were also immune against tropical diseases. They were usually given "American" names here are some on the jamestowns 1845-46 cruise: jack Will, Ben Coffee, Poor Joe, Jack Everyday, Jack Frypan, and jack Crowbar.
On the ships 1855-57 cruise: Jack Haultant, Pea Soup, After Supper, Palm tree, Upside down, After breakfast, Fill Away, Flying Jib, Brace Aback, Clear hawse, Hen Coop, Hard tack Bow Gun, Port Anchor, Tar Bucket, last One, and Peter Jarmen. The last named died and was buried at sea.

I hope this is of some interest.

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 05:15:03 am »
They were usually given "American" names here are some on the jamestowns 1845-46 cruise: jack Will, Ben Coffee, Poor Joe, Jack Everyday, Jack Frypan, and jack Crowbar.

These guys are mentioned in the logs, and some more. Saw them a while ago.

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 02:07:37 pm »
The Kroomen are from a specific ethnic group on the west coast of Africa, exactly where the Jamestown was patrolling.  As are the Seedies. http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=703.msg8191#msg8191

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 03:50:10 pm »
In progress - contributions & corrections welcome

Jamestown, 1845



Officers:

Beaumont, John C.     Log Keeper
Midshipman, 1 March, 1838. Passed Midshipman, 20 May, 1844. Master, 30 August, 1851. Lieutenant, 29 August, 1852. Commander, 16 July, 1862. Retired List, 27 April, 1868. Captain, Active List, 10 June, 1872. Commodore, 14 June, 1874. Rear Admiral, 25 November, 1881. Retired List, 3 February, 1882. Died 2 August, 1882.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_045_1.jpg

Chipman, Henry L.     Log Keeper
Appointed Midshipman, 14 January, 1832. Passed Midshipman, 8 July, 1839. Lieutenant, 12 April, 1845. Resigned 19 September, 1846.
Chipman resigned from the navy on September 19, 1846, one day after being arrested for drunkenness and disobedience. :o
http://books.google.fr/books?id=F7upmCqjOxQC&pg=PA398&lpg=PA398&dq=Chipman,+Henry+L.+us+navy&source=bl&ots=jEVbINB4VQ&sig=yyux8VGS3Geci558uUn2JWyfP5w&hl=en&sa=X&ei=d6yUUpuRJonW0QXtjIGwDQ&ved=0CEQQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Chipman%2C%20Henry%20L.%20us%20navy&f=false
http://books.google.fr/books?id=F7upmCqjOxQC&pg=PA42&dq=Chipman+jamestown&hl=en&sa=X&ei=uq-UUuRX5b3KA9rYgKgK&ved=0CFEQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=Chipman%20jamestown&f=false
Joined - http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_186_1.jpg
Left - http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_221_0.jpg

Cunningham Esq, Robert B.     * Commander *
Midshipman, 30 November, 1814. Lieutenant, 13 January, 1825. Commander, 8 September, 1841. Captain, 14 September, 1855. Died 13 March, 1861.

Doyle, James A.     (Temporary) Log Keeper
Midshipman, 4 January, 1832. Passed Midshipman, 23 June, 1838. Lieutenant, 29 March, 1844. Reserved List, 13 September, 1855. Restored to Active List, 7 August, 1860. Retired 4 December, 1861. Died 3 August, 1865.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_125_1.jpg

Gray, George R.     Log Keeper
Midshipman, 1 November, 1826. Passed Midshipman, 10 June, 1833. Lieutenant, 8 December, 1838. Reserved List, 13 September, 1855. Died 2 October, 1866.

Hartstene, Henry Julius     Log Keeper
Sometimes, incorrectly, Hartsteine or Hartstein

Midshipman, 1 April, 1828. Passed Midshipman, 14 June, 1834. Lieutenant, 23 February, 1840. Commander, 14 September, 1855. Resigned 9 January, 1861.
Resigned to join the Confederate Navy:
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AMH/USN/Naval_Registers/CSN-Register.pdf
http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/sources/recordView.cfm?Content=111/0186
http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/singleitem/collection/photo/id/6501/rec/5
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt3x0nf3z7/admin/

Henderson, James L.     Log Keeper
Midshipman, 1 June, 1828. Passed Midshipman, 14 June, 1834. Lieutenant, 6 July, 1840. Commander, 14 September, 1855. Resigned 18 April, 1861.
'new' http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_138_1.jpg
Resigned to join the Confederate Navy:
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AMH/USN/Naval_Registers/CSN-Register.pdf
http://www.nytimes.com/1861/09/01/news/the-confederate-navy-and-marine-corps.html

Morris, Isaac N.     Log Keeper
Midshipman, 7 July, 1836. Passed Midshipman, 1 July, 1842. Died 4 January, 1848.
'new' http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_089_0.jpg
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=94798277

Skinner, Charles W.     * Commodore *
Midshipman, 16 June, 1809. Lieutenant, 24 July, 1813. Master Commandant, 3 March, 1827. Captain, 9 February, 1837. Reserved List, 1 October, 1855. Died 14 October, 1860.

Walbach, John J. B.     Log Keeper
Midshipman, 1 December, 1827. Passed Midshipman, 14 June, 1834. Lieutenant, 25 February, 1841. Dropped 28 September, 1855. Lieutenant, Active List, 25 February, 1841. Resigned 18 February, 1861.
Resigned to join the Confederate Army: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19982262

Woodworth, Selim E.     Log Keeper
Midshipman, 16 June, 1838. Passed Midshipman, 20 May, 1844. Resigned 11 February, 1850. Acting Lieutenant, 10 September, 1861. Commander, 16 July, 1862. Resigned 2 March, 1866.


It looks like some of our officers joined the Confederate side.
Going South: U.S. Navy Officer Resignations & Dismissals On the Eve of the Civil War


Information from: http://www.history.navy.mil/books/callahan/index.htm





Crew:

Allen, Thos - (Sea)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_189_0.jpg
Allmand - (Mr.)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_140_0.jpg
Bamb (unsure), Charles
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_051_1.jpg
Baxter, James - (O.S.)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_140_0.jpg
Beddinger, James/Jas - (rated seaman from April 1st 1845)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_051_1.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_081_1.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_189_0.jpg
Beer, Bottle - (Krooman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_048_0.jpg
Bennett, J
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_055_0.jpg
Bennett, John (same as above?)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_064_0.jpg
Brown, John 1'st - (seaman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_140_0.jpg
Brown, John/Jno 2'd -
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_169_1.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_189_0.jpg
Burrett, Cha's S. - (O.S.)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_140_0.jpg
Butler, J. - (H.S.)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_045_1.jpg
http://books.google.fr/books?id=F7upmCqjOxQC&pg=PA42&dq=Chipman+jamestown&hl=en&sa=X&ei=uq-UUuRX5b3KA9rYgKgK&ved=0CFEQ6AEwBg#v=snippet&q=seaman%20butler&f=false
Chrisman - (Private)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_048_1.jpg
Christman, David (same as above?)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_051_1.jpg
Coffee, Ben - (Krooman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_047_1.jpg
Crowbar, Jack - (Krooman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_047_1.jpg
Davis, Henry
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_051_1.jpg
Everyday, Jack - (Krooman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_047_1.jpg
Fanley, Wm. - (Sea)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_048_1.jpg
Fletcher, Joseph - (Landsman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_140_0.jpg
Fowler, William -
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_189_0.jpg
Frypan, Jack - (Krooman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_047_1.jpg
Garrett - (Marine)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_044_0.jpg
Grant, Vincent C. - (Seaman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_216_0.jpg
Hart, Peter - (Marine, Private)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_116_1.jpg
Hines, Thomas - (Sea)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_140_0.jpg
Howard, Isaac - (Cox'n Barge)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_048_1.jpg
Ireland, John - (Seaman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_171_0.jpg
Jackson, John (doesn't seem to be same one as below)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_058_1.jpg
Jackson, ~ -
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_048_1.jpg
Jameson, William -
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_189_0.jpg
Joe, Poor - (Krooman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_047_1.jpg
Johnson, Jasper A. - (Boy)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_171_0.jpg
Johnson, odolph
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_051_1.jpg
Kneckles ?, Jos H - (Marine)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_189_0.jpg
Land, Jas. E. - (Boy)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_171_0.jpg
Lovejoy, Henry
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_051_1.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_055_0.jpg
Michaels, John M.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_140_0.jpg
Millan ?, Frances ?
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_055_0.jpg
Mosquitoe - (Krooman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_047_1.jpg
Neverfear, Jack - (Krooman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_048_0.jpg
Newman, John - (Seaman?)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_216_0.jpg
Newton, Fred'k
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_062_0.jpg
Nutly, Wm
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_055_0.jpg
Peter, John - (Krooman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_047_1.jpg
Roberts, Jack - (Krooman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_047_1.jpg
Saove, Jack - (Krooman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_047_1.jpg
Snowden, Jas. - (Lands)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_171_0.jpg
Stemel, Fred K.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_096_0.jpg
Stevenson, Coleman - (O.S.)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_140_0.jpg
Tannor, Robt
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_062_0.jpg
Taylor, Richard
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_140_0.jpg
Thomas - (Midshipman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_147_1.jpg
Toppan, Moses - (seaman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_051_0.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_112_0.jpg
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_140_0.jpg
Vreeland, William - (Q.M.)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_171_0.jpg
Will, Jack - (Krooman)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_047_1.jpg
Williams, Jno - (Marine?)
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_189_0.jpg
Wilson, William
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_140_0.jpg





Caution - some of these are best guesses!
« Last Edit: January 13, 2014, 09:57:13 am by Randi »

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Re: Jamestown (1844) -- Crew Lists
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 12:42:39 pm »

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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 01:01:52 pm »
WOW!!! Is that ever elegant!

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 01:04:27 pm »
Yeah, I was very briefly thinking of looking for the appropriate font to transcribe it  ;D

Now, here is the list of officers reporting for duty 13 July 1847

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol003of067/vol003of067_004_1.jpg

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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2013, 01:10:14 pm »
It looks like he is just warming up there ;)

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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2013, 01:16:29 pm »
I looked ahead and it doesn't seem like they get out to sea until 25 Sept 1847. The log book begins 13 July 1847. During that time they went from Boston to Norfolk. So, all we get is Remarks with wind direction, wind strength and weather conditions for about 10 weeks.

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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2013, 06:01:52 pm »

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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2013, 04:29:59 pm »
July 3, 1845,   2 other crew (I assume) mentioned by name in the last entry:

Jat. Land  Appt'd Boy and John Holmes went on liberty

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_109_1.jpg

I'm unsure about that first name!

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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2013, 04:52:07 pm »
Hi camiller,

I'd say the logkeeper used the superscripted form Jas for James or a similar name (this site mentions Jacobus too: http://broadrunit.com/RootsWeb/NameForms.html)

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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2013, 04:57:31 pm »
Oh, that makes sense!  Thanks.

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