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[TSL] SALLIE - IRELAND > CHARLESTON - 1801
Janet Winter <janwinter@mindspring.com> on 06/28/2013

Trying again to find info about the following. Any help would be 
greatly appreciated.

Trying to find ship's passenger list for my gg grandfather, Andrew E. 
(M) McWilliams.
Born 1786 in Larne, Antrim, Ireland. Age 15 at emigration. Port of 
entry was Charleston,
SC and he settled in Laurens County, SC, near town of Cross Hill, SC 
on Cane's Creek.

My gg grandmother was Sarah Anne McGowan McWilliams. Born 1784 (or 1786?) in
Larne, Antrim, Ireland. Age 17 or 15)  at emigration. Port of entry 
was Charleston, SC on
the same ship, and I believe she and Andrew might have been married 
prior to departing
Ireland.

Others on the ship that I know include:
Patrick McGowan - Born about 1760? in Antrim, Ireland
Mary Thompson McGowan - wife of Patrick born in Ireland
William McGowan - Born 1787 - age at emigration 13 - son of Patrick 
and Mary (sister was Sarah Anne above)
Janie (Jeannie) McWilliams - Born about 1794 - age at emigration 7 
(Later married Willliam)

According to a book published about the Reunion of the McGowan Family 
held at Liberty
Springs Church (Presbyterian) in Cross Hill, SC, Aug. 3, 1915, 
Patrick McGowan, the
McWilliams and other Irish families set sail from Belfast in the good 
ship "Sallie" in the
early part of the year 1801 and after a long and stormy voyage 
reached Charleston, SC
in May of that year. Their first attempt on the Sallie was in the 
fall of 1800. After passing
through the Irish Sea, the ship sprang a leak and had to put into the 
harbor of Cork for
repairs.

Of course, the spelling of the ship could have been SALLY. And it 
appears that they may
have sailed in 1801 from Cork - not Belfast. 

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