William's father-in-law, George Lamberton, [who is also our ancestor] died at sea and has been immortalized in a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I will probably write about Captain Lamberton at another time although I don't think I could tell it better than you will find here:
The Phantom Ship
It is important to note here that one of Silas's sons by his second wife, John Trowbridge b. 1825, was my 2nd great grandmother's first husband. She [Phoebe Cook] married him in Rush Co., Indiana in 1859. After John died Phoebe married my 2nd great grandfather John CALVIN Trowbridge b. 1843, grandson of Silas and Silas's first wife Elizabeth Emmett.