Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Independence

Arrive San Francisco

January 8, 1852
Captain T. D. Lucas
From San Juan del Sud, Nicaragua


January 9, 1852, Daily Alta California, San Francisco


Six Days Later from the Atlantic States.
Arrival and Magnificent Reception of Kossuth in N. York.
Organization of Congress.
Lynn Boyd, of Kentucky, elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Illness of Henry Clay.

The fine steamer Independence, of Vanderbilt s Independent Line, commanded by Capt. Lucas, arrived in our harbor last evening at 11 o clock. She left San Juan del Sud on the 22d of December at 7-1/2 P.M., and has consequently made the run in about 17 days. We tender our acknowledgements to Capt. Lucas for stopping his steamer in the lower bay to permit our untiring marine reporter to come on board.

Purser Freeborn has our thanks for memoranda, passenger list and files of latest papers.

To Gregorys Express we are indebted for late New York papers and the delivery of our correspondence.

Berford & Co. also have our thanks for the early delivery of files of the latest New York Papers.

The Independence brings two hundred and fifty passengers, a list of whom will be found under the proper head.

We have no further intelligence of the state of the revolution in Nicaragua.

By this arrival, we have received dates from New York to the 8th of December. This is six days later than previously received by the Northerner from Panama. The intelligence, though of no particular moment, is of very great interest.


Aldrich, W.
Allen, C. E.
Arnold, S.
Arnold, Sam D.
Atkire, J.
Averill, H.
Averill, William
Bailey, James A., Jr.
Barbour, T. T.
Barnes, N.
Baxter, D.
Baxter, J.
Blight, William
Bolton, O. H.
Boomer, J.
Bostwick, V. M.
Botham, J.
Boyd, O.D.
Bray, J.W., lady and two children
Brown, Capt. A.
Bryant, Mrs. G. W.
Bryant, S.S.
Bullard, Mrs. E. M., child and servant
Burgess, H.
Busby, L.
Calahan, C.
Carpenter, Dr. 
Carter, E.
Cassa, Joseph
Caulfield, Mrs.
Chalmers, J.
Chettle, T.
Chipchase, J.
Clarke, G. W.
Cox, Swan
Crowell, Dr.
Crumb, Thomas
Culver, S. M.
Daniels, N.
Doll, G. W.
Don, R., wife and infant
Downing, W. P.
Drake, William
Ellis, H.
Ellis, J. H.
Farnham, George W.
Floyd, J.C. and lady
Foley, M.
Follett, E.
Freed, A. D.
Fregloan, J.
French, Mrs. J. A. and two children
Frye, C.
Frye, L.
Frye, S.
Gallagher, P.
George, I.
Gilman, J. R.
Goldsworthy, R.
Gren, William
Gwillim, P. G. (listed as Gwlilum, but possibly a typo given that there is another Gwillim on board)
Gwillim, R. W.
Hannath, C. J., wife and family
Harris, F.
Haskell, J. (Might be I. or L. Haskell. Difficult to read.)
Hastings, R.
Helmer, H.
Hoffman, Mrs.
Howe, C.
Howe, H.
Howell, J.
Jeffers, M.
Johnson, J.
Jordan, William
Keith, Howard
Kelaher, F.
Kelly, E.
Kerrican, P.
Kidder, Mrs. M. and boy
King, John
King. M.
Kyle, Stephen H.
Leunner, J.
Lockwood, J.
Lyon, G. H., wife and two children
Maise, D.
McArdle, Pat
McCormick, J.
McCutchings, S.
McLaughlin, P.
McLaughlin, Thomas
McMillen, C.
Monntfort, M. L.
Moody, E. G.
Moore, J. H.
Moutry, J.
Nichols, J.
Norton, Miss
O Meara, John C.
Osgood, S. S.
Owen, J.
Petty, J.
Pollard, F.
Prunty, P.
Prunty, Pat
Ray, P.
Reed, E.
Reed, F.
Reynolds, H.
Reynolds, Miss
Reynolds, W.
Rice, B.
Rich, D.
Ricker, J.
Ripley, Tim 
Roberts, N.
Rogers, E.
Rye, L.
Salisbury, J.
Sauters, S. O.
Sawyer, D. H.
Secor, J. (A guess. The "e" is actually unreadable)
Sheen, D.
Short, D. M.
Short, J., wife and two children
Short, John, Jr. 
Skillman, Archibald
Smith, H. G.
Smith, Mrs. A. and two children
Smith, S.
Snow, Mrs. Lucy E.
Soule, Mrs. Hannah
Springer, H. M.
Steuart, C. V.
Stevens, C.
Stevens, William H.
Stock, C.
Store, Charles
Thomas, Capt. T. C.
Thompson, J.
Tinkham, A.
Toombs, A. W.
Treman, J.
Tuttle, Robert
Van Dozen, H. M. 
Van Dozen, William J.
Van Duzen, T. (This is probably Van Dozen because two other passengers are listed thusly)
Van Martes, J.
Vandewater, Mrs. R. J.
Vela, G.
Vose, A.
Vose, E. S.
Waddell, Mrs.
Waddell, William
Walton, J. H.
Warlock, J.
West, William
Willis, W. N.
Wilson, Mr.
Yeomans, T. W.

Map of Central America. 1862.

Central America 1862
by Dilbryado
Featured are the counties and territories of Vera Cruz, Oaxaca, Tobasco, Las Chiapas, Estado de Yucatan, Guatemala, Honduras, San Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Nueva - Granada. Also shown are the Rio Pirri, Rio de las damas, Rio Naranjos, Rio Savagre, Rio Barru, Rio Dominion, Rio Ximenes, Rio Lagarlos, Rio Chomes, Rio Aranjuez, Rio Naranjo, Rio Tengas, Rio San Carlos, Rio Costa Rica, Rio San Fray, Rio Castillo, Lago de Nicaragua and many other creeks, rivers, lakes, points, capes and other landmarks of interest.

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