Back in 2006, was speaking with you about the death date for Charles.CFA reports it was Sept. 16, 1818, at that time had received a copy of a section of Newspaper from anohter researcher.The copy did not have the date visible but the researcher commented on the back ot the copy that the date of the article with Sept. 18, 1813.
The article was an obit in the Carolina Federal Republican ( New Bern ) which was a newspaper published by John S. Pasteur from 1809 to 1818. What I have of the Article is as follows:
On Thursday last, Mr. Charles Churchill, Merchant of this town - He has left a disconsolate widow, and a number of small children to bewail his loss.
On Friday Evening,William Ferrand Esq. a respectable inhabitant of Swansborough, Onslow County aged 55 years.
Below these obits is another add which states:
On Monday the 11th of October next,
William Sheppard's warehouse, will commence the sale of 215 bales, 22 chests, 13 trunks, 43 cases, 2 boxes, 60 casks, 474 bundles, and 22 crates of
ENGLISH GOODS, captured by the private armed schooner SnapDragon, Otway Burns commander, on board British Brig Ann
That is all of the article.
Looking at a calendar for 1813:
Thursday is the 16th of September
Saturday is the 18th of September
October 11th is a Monday
This is not the case for the year 1818.
The SnapDragon was a Privateer, operating during the War of 1812.It was owned and commanded by Captain E. Pasteur and Otway Burns.In August and September of 1813, she captured the brigs Good Intent, Venus and Happy, the bark Reprisal, and the schooner Elizabeth. All of these vessels were destroyed at sea after the more valuable portions of their cargoes had been taken out.The Snap Dragon also took the brig Ann, with a cargo of dry goods worth half a million dollars.
Also found a reference in Marriages and Death records from the Raliegh Register and North Carolina State Gazette 1799 - 1813.
Two records of interest.
Churchill, Charles, Jly 16 New Bern RR, Oct. 1, 1813
Ferrand, William, Sept. 17, Swansborough, Oct. 1, 1813
Not sure why the indicate Jly for Charles with the Oct 1, reporting date, but Mr. Ferrand fits with the information reported in the newspaper article.Would think the information about Mr. Ferrand and the SnapDragon might give more support to the 1813 death date for CharlesWould be very interested in your thoughts and comments, when last we spoke about this you said, the earlier death date my give new meaning as to why Benjamin arrived in New Bern.