Thank you so much for looking for my lost Slover.My Slover line is also from Middlesex County.My father, Everitt F. Tuttle, lived or worked in South Amboy at one time.Do you have any Simonson's in your line.Mary Simonsonmarried, in 1822, John A. Slover (I do know he was in the War of 1812 and was probably a constable/farmer after that).He died between 1845 & 1850.Mary's daughter, Susan, married Capt. George W. Fouratt, a steamboat captain. The author of the "Faurot (original spelling) Family Book" mentioned to me that Mary's family are the one's who got the Fouratt's into the steam boat business, although that info was not included in his research book. He did not say whether it was a Slover or a Simonson.
We have a tin type ( unfortunately it is wrinkled) of Susan Slover with her husband & 3 of her children, one of whom we beleive to be our grandmother, Katherine Shaw Fouratt Tuttle.Susan did not die until 1925.We havehave sepias of her holding a baby ( we think it is our father) which would be around his birth,1906.
The story about Capt. James Slover does intrigue me, because if he is related to us, and ran (non Military) cargo up & down the coast, England would have owed our family lots of money for the destruction of his ship. But proof of this would be so hard to come by and the statute of limitations has run out, at least that is what my father told me.As one friend of mine said "I have narrowly escaped being rich".I would love to, at least, hand down a "rich" story about the family to my children. I appreciate any help you can give me - your response was a wonderful surprise. Best regards, Diane