The printed copy should read:
Only Eliza and Maria of Jonathan and
Phebe’s four children lived to an old age.
John was the first child, the one born in
Warwick, Rhode Island. He captained
steamboats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and sailed from New York for Cuba
and Latin American ports. He married
Mary Ann Carolton. One child, a
daughter, was born while John was at sea.
She lived only three days. John
died in 1825 on board ship; the cause, yellow fever.
The second child was Charles. Until his marriage, he flatboated produce
down the Mississippi River for the farmers of Belpre. He married Elizabeth Dana, and they had two
daughters, Mary Ann and Pamelia Francis.
Charles made a living as a merchant.
When Mary Ann was four and Pamelia two, tragedy stuck this young
family. Charles drowned while swimming
to capture boats that had broken loose.
Maria and Eliza married brothers; Maria
married Jesse Lawton, a son of James and Susannah Gould Lawton. They had six children; Maria was born on
November 20, 1800, and died on July 5, 1870. Eliza married James Lawton, who left his
recollections, and they were parents to eight children. Eliza died in 1898.