My 4th Great Grandparents are Capt. Phineas Pendleton (1780-1873) and his wife Nancy Gilmore Pendleton, daughter of Lt. Peleg and Ann Park Pendleton. Phineas and Nancy had a daughter Mary who married Capt. Woodburn Carver. Woodburn and Mary had Nancy Pendleton Carver who married Capt. Andrew Sherburne Pendleton and they had daughter Marietta Park Pendleton, who never married.
Andrew and Nancy's daughter Marietta Pendleton was born on July 4th, 1868 on the Bark Thomas Fletcher in the Bristol Channel off Cardiff Wales. Her father Andrew was the bark's captain.
Interestingly, Nancy Pendleton Carver Pendleton's brother, William McGilvery Carver, was captain of the Ship Susan Gilmore in 1884 when it was shipwrecked. Capt. Carver swam to shore through the surf and carried a rope which he then tied to a tree. With this small rope he pulled a larger line to shore, fastened it to a tree, and a breeches buoy was set up and hauled to and from until every person was saved, and then he went back and saved all the pets. Our kind of man!