I hope you found my discussion of a Peter Groshong, wife, and some children (no Uriah) who may have been a ship captain and who seems to lived the last part of his life in Washington State (something like White, Salmon, Washington State.He died there and some of his family lived near him.
His lineage stems from Jacob Groshong in PA.
II. Peter Jeremiah Groshong md. Elizabeth Willisms
Peter Groshong md Elizabeth Williams
They married 30 November 1784, Chowan County, Nor Car.
III.William GroshongmdBetsey Savage
He b. 1792 Charleston, South Car.
She was born up north, 27 Feb. 1793, Buckland, Mass.She died ca 1847, where ?
They married 17 March 1810
On the other hand, William died ca. 1845/ 15 Feb. 1847, in of all places Hebron, Jefferson county, Wisconsin.They had about 7 children.
However, the one of most interest to you in your pursuit of a ship captain (although there may be three generations of sea going men) is Peter Groshong.All 7 children of William and Betsey Savage were born in NY State.
Peter Groshong, b. 10 May 1822 in Albany, NY
d. 28 May 1909 White Salmon, Klickitate county, Washington State, where he is buried.
He may have married twice, but the only wife and family I could find for him was the following:
Peter Groshong b. 10 May 1822 in Albany, NY
md. Malinda Agens Miller on 22 July 1858 where ?
Malinda Miller was born 19 Sept 1843 Sugar Grove, Fairfield, Ohio (on the Ohio River?)
dhe married Peter when he was 36 years old and she was 15 years of age.My question "Was he married earlier?"
By the dates and places of birth of the five children of this couple (the total that I could find, perhaps there were more and perhaps there were more by a first wife) Peter and Malinda were in Iowa, Cherokee county, Kansas, at least until around 1879.
One died in White, Salmon, Washington.One in Baker county, Oregon,
Peter and his wife Malinda Agnes Miller died in White, Salmon, Klickitat County, Washington State.He is buried there as is his wife.
Also, since I wrote so much about the water travel during that time in the nations life, I thought the following information might give you more chances to find this elusive sea captain Uriah Groshong.There are National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) sites around the US, now available all on line.I will just mention three:
The Kansas City branch has marine inspection and navigation records, including licenses of pilots, mates, masters, and engineers of vessels on the Mississippi River, Red River of the North, Lake Superior and Yellowstone Lake.
The Boston branch has New England customs records, including information on passengers, seamen, masters and owners of vessels.
I am not certain how much in the Seattle branch of NARA might help, but here it is:
The Seattle branch holds numerous cases relating to fishing, Land title and other treaty rights of Indian tribes and recods relating to the settlement of Alaska.
You might find some of this important if Uriah or Peter carried passengers to Alaska.