Archive for December, 2012

Three months ago the text was completed along with the possibility thatThe Chetwynd Chronicles would be available by Christmas. But I had made a commitment that my book would not preempt the publication of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church’s history, Coming Home. For all sorts of reasons that book’s process was delayed.

Nevertheless, formatting, some tweaking, and the addition of a bit of information for The Chetwynd Chronicles proceeded but at a leisurely pace. My prediction is that the final copy will be ready for proofing right after the holiday. Then off to CreateSpace it goes.

Given the extra time I yielded to temptation by Googling “G. Stapylton” one more time but with no expectation of finding anything new. Up popped a website unknown to me, GenealogyBank.com, that primarily focuses on newspaper archives all over the United States. I clicked on the link provided. New York Herald Tribune, Saturday, November 26, 1881, page 5, cited a list, “Passengers Arrived from Liverpool—by steamship Gallia,.” a ship of the Norwegian Cunard fleet. G. Stapylton was one of the over 200 passengers that had endured the 11 day trip. Another week or so later he landed on Florida’s eastern shore destined for the third leg on the St. Johns and Ocklawaha Rivers to Fruitland Park.


Steamship Gallia

I had searched and searched some more previously for a ship list bearing his name but to no avail. So given public records I simply deduced that he arrived in Florida in the winter of 1882. It turns out that proved to be true.

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