My great grandfather John A. Martin was one of the few survivors of this June 17,1850 fire that sank the sidewheel steamer G.P.Griffith just outside of Wolloughby Ohio. Whoever he came over with did not survive. He was just a child that didn't know his last name. He was placed in an orphanage but later ran away. He was taken in by a man with the first name of Martin so he took that as his last name. To make an incredibly longer story shorter, I'm trying to find any info I can on the shipwreck, passenger lists, info on the Captain C.C. Roby, or the Engineer D.R. Stebbins. I have found Some info on the wreck only. If any body could help me out with info on this or if nothing else, point me in the right direction, I'm new to this game!
Thanks a lot!!! Chris