Gold Rush Voyages to and from California
List of claimants in the 1856 Panama Riot:
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Record Group 76, Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations 1716-1979, containing the claims of private parties for damages in the riot, under the U.S. Claims Convention with New Granada 10th September, 1857. (Textual Services Branch, College Park, MD.)
You may request photocopies from NARA of any of the files listed below. The length of each file varies. When contacting NARA specify "RG76, Claims against Colombia (E76 of P1177)".
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NOTE: Items marked with an asterisk (*) may be ordered directly from webmaster for the price (in postage stamps) as shown. See abstracts below.
Note: Initials "I" and "J" may have been misinterpreted in transcription
Allen, L.I Allen, Edward Adams, S.P. Atwater, Frederick A. Aiken, Mrs. Anna Burlison, L.H. Brix, Thomas Bean, Mlton W. Budd, D.H. Beatty, Sarah Ann Bartol, Fanny Bossiere, Fanny Beyle, Mary L. Bosquet, Peter Barker, Dr. Thos. C. Brindley, Joseph Blaisdell, E.F. Bexton, Wm. C. Bronson, E.D. Baker, Mrs. L.C. Barrow, Mrs. A.M.Back to top
*Children, Edwin Coe, Curtis N. Collins, Rebecca A. Chamberlain, Geo. W. Colt, James Craig Carpenter, Sam'l Colt, Robert O. Chapman, James Clark, Sarah Condon, Mary C. Cotter, John Coppens, Wm.
Danels, John D. Dinkelspiel, L. Dickey, Wm. L. DeKay, J.H. DeSabla, T. J. Dana, George S. Doglass, August Dietz, Edward H. Denner, Victor Denner, Bernard Day, E [W?] Davis, Wm. I. Danels, Bolivar D. Driggs, Seth
*Ermest, Chas. G. Eckford, Henry Ewin, James Eason, Irving Eastman, Ziba P.
Fitzgerald, Cornelius Fenner, A.W. Furgenson, L.F. Franks, Peter Frey, Jacob Freeman, Jonathan Fisher, David I. Fretz, Augusstus C. Freeman, Alfred Foss, Thomas H. Fay, Catherine Fay, Sarah Fisher, James J.
Granger, Ralph Granger, E.G. Gibbs, R.W. Good-Return [may be name of a boat] Gove, Hartley Gibbes, Mrs. Emily Green, Benjamin Gray, Elizabeth Greathouse, Ridgely Gross, Christian and George Garcelon, Wm. Goodrich, Sam'l J.
Horton, Erastus Horton, A.E. Hilton, Susan Hunter, Wm. H. Hudson, Thomas Hill, John Hawthorn, John Harvey, Sam'l A. Hogan, Patrick H. Hunter, Sarah Hoar, George E. Harding, John Holdsclaw, C.D. Hill, Stephen Jr. Hackett, Lafayette Hall, W.W. Hardy, C.H. Harvey, John D.
Kempher, Isaac Kempher, John King, Flora Kellery, Bridget Kendall, Nathan B. Kelley, Catherine
Lastrade, Joseph Lambert, Mrs. T.G. Lee, Thomas Laraway, H.G. Lewis, John Lee, Harvey T. Lane, R.G. Luckell, Conrad Lowery, Geo. W. Lore, Seth
Myer, Joseph B. McFarland, T.W. McAllister, John Miller, Hugh McDonald, A.I. McAlear, James Marks, Robert Moore, John A. McNeever, Mary Meyer, George McLaughlin, Jas. Mennson, Joseph Mosher, Joseph Maloon, Joseph McLeese, Robt.
Nelson, Niels Nottemyer [?], Fred'k
O'Donnell, Wm. O'Donnell, James *Otis, F.N. Oatman, Clement O'Rourke, Thomas Oatman, Ira E. Orton, Palmer Orr, Eliza S. O'Connor, James Oiler, John L. Oliver, Robt & Thos. H. O'Niel, Patrick T. Olmsted, Philo
Phillips, Catherine I. Powell, george Preble, W.T. Pierson, Abner Parker, Joseph N. Pederson, James Putnam, Peter H. Pond & Mason Pexton, Mary L. Pierce, Wm. Perry, Chas. E. Purdy, Isaac B. Perine, David M. Patterson, Wm. L. Peebles, Jacob L. Patterson, Wm.
Quickstep, [may be ship]
Rogers, Mrs. P.E. Ralph, Calvin R. Reford, Lewis Riley, Dr. John P. Reiter, Alexr. Riggs, G.W. & J.K. Rowe, George [M?]
Sherman, Paul W. Sellwood, James W. Sellwood, Rev. John Sweet, Alanson Stokes, James C. Scooffey, P.M. Shannon, D.M. Snow, Isaac Sherwin, L.H. Shiff, Margaret O. Stevens, I.E. Stone, Wm. H. Scott, Michael Smith, Robert Smith, John Stanley, Thos. B.
Tilley, Mary Ann Tillison, Joseph Thompson, Isaac N. Turner, John Tyree, A.T.
Van Vlear, Wm. Verdoorn, B.C. Vance, Harriet
Wasgatt, Deborah B. Warrington, R.W. (see also Otis abstract) Williams, W.W. Waggner, Saml M. White, Daniel Jr Willis, Mary L. Williams, Bridget Winchester, H. Winfield, P.H. Willis, E.P. Willson, Jemima L. Wilcox, R.E.B. Williams, F.O. Wilkins, Wm. P. Walker, Chas. A. Also these boats etc: America Brig Ben Adam Schooner La Constancia Medea Brig Marcelino Brig Mechanics Schooner New Granada Brig Seraphim Brig Also these companies: Panama Railroad Co. Pacific Mail SS Co. United Stated M[ail] S.S. Co.
A B S T R A C T S
Three of the above files are available FROM THIS WEB SITE. Each file contains a "memorial" for each person making an affidavit. The memorial usually gives citizenship, residence and sometimes age and birthplace. The briefs in each file contain details of the riot and the losses sustained by the claimant. In most cases the memorials were submitted in 1861--so ages, if given, are for 1861.
Abstracts of claims: The full file of these claims can be ordered by U.S. Mail. Payment is by postage stamps only. The cost in stamps is shown for each file. To order please go to the TRANSCRIPTSpage.
Charles G. Ernest: Original claim submitted July/August 1856. Filed affidavit 24 July 1861 stating that he was age 30, by trade a tinner, a resident of City of Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, husband of Elizabeth Ernest; that wife and infant child, aged 3, were sufferers in the Panama Riot; that he was lawfully married at Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1 June 1852. Wife and son were in Panama Depot at time of riot and both were shot. She was robbed. She did not fully recover for a long time. Contains brief of wife, Elizabeth Ernest. Contains no further genealogical information, (28 pages, cost: 19 U.S. first class stamps)
Edwin Children: Claimant's memorial: res. Lancaster, Grant Co. WI , naturalized cit, --was passenger of SS Cortes and a guest at Ocean House Hotel at time of riot. Lost personal belongings, clothing and rifle in the riot. Mentions companions D.N. Budd and Mr. Ralph. Was eastbound passenger waiting for a steamer to arrive at Aspinwall. Details of riot. Finally arrived at New York May 9, 1856. (28 pages, cost: 19 U.S. first class postage stamps)
Contains memorial of Daniel H. Budd: (age 38  res Grant Co. WI and U.S. Cit. Mentions that he left Panama from Aspinwall April 16, 1856 for New York.(This memorial can be ordered separately if desired. See Budd below)
F.N. [Fessendin] Otis: U.S. Citizen, physician/surgeon. Provided professional services during riot. Details of victims, services and condition of facilities. (31 pages, cost: 21 U.S. first class postage stamps)
Contains memorial of R.W.Warrington.filed an affidavit on 19 Aug 1860 stating that he resided in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York; that he was born in England in County Derby on the 30th day of September 1809 and came to the U.S. to reside in 1860; that he was a naturalized citizen of the United States, his declaration of intent filed in the court of record in the City of New York; that he had been a surgeon for twenty years and on April 15 was attached to the Steamship Philadelphia. See Warrington below)
Also contains memorial of Alexander Center: (res. NY City , Treasurer of Overland Mail Co., was Supert. of same at Panama 1856. Born in City of Hudson, Columbia Co. NY. Age 53,. Res. at Panama at time of riot. States Otis was regular surgeon on SS Illinois in 1856.)
Daniel N. Budd: Memorial in file of Edwin Children (above). (6 pages, cost: 6 U.S. first class postage stamps)
R.W. Warrington: Memorial in file of F.N. Otis (above). (6 pages, cost: 6 U.S. first class postage stamps)
Alexander J. Center: Memorial in file of F.N. Otis (above). ( pages, cost: 8 U.S. first class postage stamps)