Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Independence

Arrive San Francisco

January 8, 1853
Captain T.D. Lucas
From Panama


January 8, 1853, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

Arrival of the Independence

The Vanderbilt steamer Independence, Captain Lucas, from San Juan del Sud, came into port this morning, being the third ocean steamer arrived here in three days. The Independence left San Juan on the 22d ult. She brings no later intelligence. We are indebted to the officers of the vessel for memoranda, a list of passengers, &c., which will be found under the marine head.

Memoranda: Per steamship Independence from San Juan. Left San Francisco Dec. 2. Arrived at Acapulco Dec 13. Sailed from Acapulco same evening, and arrived at San Juan del Sud Dec 17th. Left San Juan del Sud Dec. 22d. Arrived at Acapulco Dec 26th and sailed again Dec 27th for San Francisco. Left at San Juan French barque Heva, at Salinas Bay, barque Cabargos, also Br. BarqueRelvin, to sail in a few days for Callao. Arrived at Acapulco, US sloop of war Portsmouth on 27th Dec. Dec 29th passed steamer Washington, veering WNW; same day, passed a Mexican schooner-of-war. Dec 1st, a steamer passed us, bound up coast supposed to be the Cortes. Jan 3d. saw five whalers; spoke brig Forrester, with 300 bbls. oil.


The following are noted as being from New York:

Allen, Oliver
Antell, Benj.
Bacon, Josiah
Bagley, T.
Barnes, James
Bendle, William
Bennett, Nath (maybe Nathan)
Berry, Jas.
Buttingham, Mrs. E. L.
Clark, Ash (maybe Ashton or Ashith)
Clark, Mrs. Matilda (maybe Matilde)
Deming, J. T.
Freney, A. P. (maybe Frerey)
Gardiner, Thos.
Gray, Miss Jenny
Hammond, J.
Hardenburg, J. G.
Hasbrouck, J.
Henry, E. J.
Henry, Mrs.
Holt, Mrs. and child
Horn, Mrs. Janet B.
Jones, John
Lake, T. A.
Levy, Mrs. Thos.
Louis, Veille and wife (maybe Velle)
Marcellas, Geo. W.
Marshall, John P.
Mead, W. and wife
Merrifield, A. D., wife and three children
Miller, Henry and wife (maybe Heury)
Neville, Thos.
Norcom, Dr. A.
Ostrander, H. J. and wife
Pomeroy, Mrs. and four children
Rhodes, W. H. and servant
Rierdon, Mrs., three children and servant (maybe Riendon)
Rowe, WM.
Sharp, Mrs. Lewis
Smith, Geo.
Tinkham, Albert W.
Trash, Miss Hleen
Valentine, Mrs.
Wainwright, Wm.
Whitehed, J. C. (maybe Whitched)
Willis, E. B.
Wood, Col., wife, three children and two servants
Young, Richd (probably Richard) 

The following are noted as being from New Orleans:

Steerage Passengers.

Gregg, Jas., wife and child.
Inlay, Caleb
Inlay, W.R.
Kelly, G.W.
McKendry, G.E.
Owens, Clay
Owens, L.W.
Pendergast, J.C. and wife
Rea, Wm. (difficult to read)
Spangler, D., wife, child and servant
Spangler, T., wife and child
Stamper, Miss
Sunderland, Israel
Mr. Bordy from San Juan 
48 in steerage (above: steerage passengers)

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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