Oh my! I need to start check this message board directly. I did not get a notice in my inbox.
Thanks for your dedication and hard work. I do not know when his boat sank. It was one of those stories. I do know my grandmother, Mattie, was support to have been aboard. They all survived, but my uncles wind up with pneumonia and later in life they both lost their hearing.
Thanks again for you help on this. I still have family there on my mother's (Brown) side. The Berdadine Vann family and Mat Jones' family.