Capt. Gideon Lathrop1,2,3

ID# 10137, (1805 - 1877)
FatherGideon Cobb Lathrop4 (14 Oct 1782 - 15 Feb 1854)
MotherCatherine Sproat4

Key Events:

Birth: 1 Apr 1805, Burlington, Vermont5,6,7
Marriage: Elizabeth Dunlop, 14 Feb 1837, Albany, New York8,9,10
Death: 5 Dec 1877, Stockport, New York11
Burial: 8 Dec 1877, Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany Co., New York12

Spouse: Elizabeth Dunlop (16 Jul 1816 - 9 Aug 1895)
     Children:

  • Helen Elizabeth Lathrop25 (24 Nov 1837 - 10 May 1907)
  • Robert Dunlop Lathrop26,25,27 (9 Dec 1840 - 14 Apr 1863)
  • Janet Andrew Lathrop28,25,27 (29 Aug 1843 - 20 Aug 1927)
  • Archibald Dunlop Lathrop29,25,27 (26 May 1847 - 9 Jan 1872)
  • Alexander Dunlop Lathrop30,27 (30 Sep 1851 - 31 Aug 1936)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     
Capt. Gideon Lathrop
photo courtesy Peter Stott
Capt. Gideon Lathrop was born on 1 Apr 1805 in Burlington, Vermont.5,6,7
     Gideon married Elizabeth Dunlop, daughter of Robert Dunlop and Janet Andrew, on 14 Feb 1837 in Albany, New York.8,9,10 He and Elizabeth Dunlop lived for a few years in Burlington, Vermont, then moved to New York in the early 1840's, living first in Fort Edward, Washington Co., then settling further south, in Stockport, Columbia Co. by 1860.13,14,15,16 He and Elizabeth appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Fort Edward, Washington Co., New York, enumerated 24 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $4,000. Their children Helen, Robert, Janet and Archibald were listed as living with them, as were Jane Berril, age 36, Mary Cane, age 15, perhaps servants, and William Connel, age 23, a laborer.3
     Gideon and Elizabeth appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Stockport, Columbia Co., New York, enumerated 1 Aug 1860, reporting real estate valued at $9,000. Their children Robert, Janet, Archibald and Alexander were listed as living with them, as was Jacob Thompson, 17-year old Black farm laborer.15
     Gideon and Elizabeth appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Stockport, Columbia Co., New York, enumerated 5 Jul 1870, reporting real estate valued at $60,000 and personal estate of $50,000. Their daughter Janet was listed as living with them, as were Mary Wiggens and Mary Monse, domestic servants, and Leonord Raissmer, farm hand.17
     He was a pioneer in the steamboat business, both on Lake Champlain and on the Hudson River. He was captain on Lake Champlain steamers from 1823 to 1850, and captain of the North America, running between New York and Albany.18,19,20
     Evidently the steamboat business was profitable. Gideon has been found listed in the Federal Tax lists under Internal Revenue act of 1 Jul 1862, which was passed to raise revenue during the Civil War. In 1862 he was assessed $5.73 in taxes on two carriages, valued at $75 each, and 91 oz. of silver plate. In 1864 he was assessed taxes of $37.68 on the same items and $1,064 in income. In 1865 he was assessed $44.80 on income of $1,609, three carriages, three watches, and silver plate.21
     By 1870 he had apparently retired to farming.22
     Gideon applied for a passport on 5 Nov 1873, stating that he and his wife intended to travel abroad. They did travel to Europe that autumn, and he returned in January. She stayed in Dresden, then decided to go to Russia. Since their passport was in his name, "accompanied by his wife," he, as her "attorney," applied for one in her name on 28 Mar 1874.23,24
     Gideon died on 5 Dec 1877 in Stockport, New York, at age 72.11 He was buried on 8 Dec 1877 in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany Co., New York.12

Citations

  1. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 223, shows name as Gideon Lathrop.
  2. [S2642] Barber, Deaths taken from the New York Evening Post, unknown vol, pg 18, from 11 Dec 1877 edition, shows name as Capt. Gideon Cobb.
  3. [S2670] Gideon Lathrop household, 1850 U.S. Census, Washington Co., New York.
  4. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 223.
  5. [S2668] Gideon Lathrop, Passport Application (7 Nov 1873), shows date, town, as Burlington, and state.
  6. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 223, shows date, town, as Stockbridge, and state.
  7. [S225] Since Gideon's father is not known to have lived elsewhere than Burlington as an adult, and Stockbridge is in Windsor Co., some 70 miles away by road today, I assume that Gideon's sworn statement is correct.
  8. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71203364, Elizabeth Dunlop Lathrop, shows married 1837, citing "1884 Lathrop Family Memoir" [Elijah Baldwin Huntington, A Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family in this Country: Embracing the Descendants, as ...] and include photo of stone showing name as Elizabeth Dunlop, wife of Gideon Larthrop.
  9. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 223, shows date, as 14th, city, as Albany, and state.
  10. [S2667] Maher, Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald, pg 72, shows date of publication as 17 Feb 1837.
  11. [S2642] Barber, Deaths taken from the New York Evening Post, unknown vol, pg 18, from 11 Dec 1877 edition.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71203111, Capt Gideon Lathrop.
  13. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 223, shows they lived in Burlington a few years, then removed to Albany; then says they removed to Stockport, where they were living in 1873.
  14. [S2670] Gideon Lathrop household, 1850 U.S. Census, Washington Co., New York, shows two oldest children, age 12 and 9, born in Vermont, and younger children, age 6 and 3, born in New York.
  15. [S2671] Gideon --- household, 1860 U.S. Census, Columbia Co., New York.
  16. [S2668] Gideon Lathrop, Passport Application (7 Nov 1873), shows him "of" Stockport, Columbia Co.
  17. [S2672] Gideon Lathrop household, 1870 U.S. Census, Columbia Co., New York.
  18. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 223, shows he was a pioneer, and captain of the North America.
  19. [S2236] Rann, History of Chittenden County, Vermont, pg 323, shows he was captain on Lake Champlain.
  20. [S2670] Gideon Lathrop household, 1850 U.S. Census, Washington Co., New York, shows occupation as "L B Captain."
  21. [S2673] Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for New York and New Jersey, 1862-1866,, Gideon Lathrop, division 18, 1862, pg 205, division unidentified, 1864, pg 225, and division 15, 1865, pg 375.
  22. [S2672] Gideon Lathrop household, 1870 U.S. Census, Columbia Co., New York, shows occupation as farmer.
  23. [S2668] Gideon Lathrop, Passport Application (7 Nov 1873).
  24. [S2669] Mrs. Gideon Lathrop, Passport Application (24 Mar 1874), with accomanying letter 1 Apr 1874 W. L Strong to Hon. Hamilton Fish, explaining the reason for the request.
  25. [S2670] Gideon Lathrop household, 1850 U.S. Census, Washington Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  26. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71203111, Capt Gideon Lathrop and #13263751, Lieut Robert Dunlop "Roby" Lathrop.
  27. [S2671] Gideon --- household, 1860 U.S. Census, Columbia Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  28. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71203111, Capt Gideon Lathrop and #71204438, Janet Andrew Lathrop.
  29. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71203111, Capt Gideon Lathrop and #71204628, Archibald Dunlop Lathrop.
  30. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71203111, Capt Gideon Lathrop and #71205464, Alexander Dunlop Lathrop.