Re: Captain Samuel Atchison a distant cousin of David Rice Atchison
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David Rice Atchison was at best a very distant relative to Capt. Samuel Atchison.
Mr. Bennett's book (John Atchison 1744 - 1803) appears to provideconfirmation of the relationship (father - son) of Samuel M. Atchison to Capt. Samuel Atchison.
The book also seems to provide documentation to tie Samuel M. Atchison to his father (?) William Atchison III.
Other sources confirm the fact that the six Atchison brothers (sons of Samuel M. Atchison) were indeed (dynamic) Steamboat Captains on the Mississippi River.
Jonathan and Tina