From: W. L. Irish
[Copied from an undated letter from this oldest daughter of Robert and
Martha Ann (Irish) Beals to a Charles Irish] About a year after the
marriage of Captain Cook Irish, a dau., Martha Ann Irish was born. She
married Robert Beals and they had three daughters. A second daughter was
born to Sarah, the wife of Captain Cook Irish about two years after Mary
Ann was born which was about four months after Captain Cook's death.
Captain Cook was shipwrecked, but succeeded in getting to shore where he
was found frozen to death with a gun and a tiny box in the form of a
trunk, containing the ship's papers. The widow married again.