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Capt Gideon Lathrop
Birth: Apr. 1, 1805
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1877
Columbia County
New York, USA

From the 1884 Lathrop Family Memoir:
Born in Stockbridge, Vt., Aprii 1, 1805, and married, in Albany, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1837, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Dunlop, who had come from Scotland, and settled in Albany. They lived a few years in Burlington, Vt., after their marriage, and then removed to Albany. He was a pioneer in the great steamboat enterprise in this country, and was a deservedly popular captain, both on Lake Champlain and on the Hudson. He will especially long be remembered as the courteous and efficient captain of the North America [1835-1838], running between New York and Albany. He removed to Stockport, Columbia County, N. Y., where he still resides (1873).

In 1832, he was in command of the Phoenix on Lake Champlain, between Whitehall and St. Johns, in Canada, and the first case of the cholera in this part of the country, appeared on his boat. Such was the terror of the announcement that everybody fled from the boat excepting the physician who had been called and the captain. These two men alone stayed with the victim till his death, and with such help as they could get, buried him on an island near the wharf.

Gideon's diaries are at the Columbia County Historical Society, Kinderhook, NY.
Family links: 
  Gideon Cobb Lathrop (1782 - 1854)
  Catherine Sprout Adams (1782 - 1855)
  Elizabeth Dunlop Lathrop (1815 - 1895)*
  Helen Elizabeth Lathrop Stott (1837 - 1907)*
  Robert Dunlop Lathrop (1840 - 1863)*
  Janet Andrew Lathrop (1843 - 1927)*
  Archibald Dunlop Lathrop (1847 - 1872)*
  Alexander Dunlop Lathrop (1851 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried Dec. 8, 1877
Albany Rural Cemetery
Albany County
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 4, Sec. 4
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Record added: Jun 12, 2011
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Capt Gideon Lathrop
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