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The Legend of Theodosia

Thoedosia was the daughter of Aaron Burr (Yep Hamilton fans, That Aaron Burr) and the wife of South Carolina governor Joseph Alston. Mysteriously, the ship she was on disappeared in 1812. She had been sailing from Charleston to New York, and it is believed the ship may have been attacked by pirates. So the story goes, her portrait was washed up on the shore of Bald Head Island on North Carolina’s coast, but Theodosia was never found.