The Mysterious Disappearance of Theodosia Burr Alston
On December 31, 1812, Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of former vice-president and very notorious founding father Aaron Burr (Aaron Burr, sir!), boarded a modest ship named Patriot bound for New York to spend some quality time with her father who was “freshly out of exile”. Once the ship had left port in South Carolina, no would ever see Theodosia or Patriot again. What happened to Theodosia? Pirates? A tragic shipwreck?