Re: New Jefferson book
Yes my Jewish/Catholic Myers family is on a very short list with Pittsburgh Historians as the possible Boat Builders of Meriwether Lewis' boat.I have several Pittsburgh newspaper articles on this.
My research is based on a book called STANTON by Benjamin P Thomas.Writer Benjamin P Thomas states on page 68 a few lines down that Pittsburgh lawyer Edwin M Stanton married Pittsburgh socialite Ellen Hutchison.Ellen Hutchison was the daughter of wealthy Pittsburgh shipper Lewis Hutchison who was a descendent of Meriwether Lewis.
If this is right, then this leads to Virginia Gov Edmund Jenning Randolph who was Thomas Jefferson's cousin buried at Bishop Meade's Churchyard at Millwood Va.It also leads to Mary Meade Randolph buried at Arlington Cemetery and to Mary Anna Randolph Custis who was General Robert E Lee's wife.
The Myers' of Ft Myers in Lee County Florida were well known suppliers of General George Rogers Clark and to the Lewis and Clark Expedition out of Pittsburgh in 1803.