1 Reply Latest reply on May 5, 2021 11:53 AM by Charleen Vocca

    Seeking photos of steamboat Captain Thomas Washington Poe, Jr

    Francis Nash Newbie

      Do any portrait photos of steamboat Captain Thomas Washington Poe, Jr who was born in 1819 and died in 1881 exist? My  biography of Capt Thomas W Poe can be found at the following link Capt Thomas W Poe « (georgetownsteamboats.com).  To date, I have not found a photo of Capt Thomas W Poe.

        • Re: Seeking photos of steamboat Captain Thomas Washington Poe, Jr
          Charleen Vocca Scout

          Dear Mr. Nash,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub! 

           

          We suggest that you contact  Beaver County Genealogy and History Center.  Their website indicates that they have family history, historical photographs and even early 19th century newspapers.  For more information, please contact the Center at research@beavercountyhistory.org

           

          Since Captain Poe’s family history includes numerous prominent figures from history, many of whom have photographs posted online, it is possible there is a photograph of him in existence in a private family collection. If you have an account with Ancestry, you may be able to reach out to a descendant via their message boards. Instead, you may wish to check your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.

           

          We hope this is helpful.  Best of luck in your research!