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About Thomas Melville
Thomas Melville (1830-1884) was a sailor and later governor of Sailors' Snug Harbor, and the younger brother of author Herman Melville. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailors%27_Snug_Harbor
Captain Thomas Melville was born to Allan Melville (1782-1832) and his wife Maria Gansevoort (1791-1872). His paternal grandfather was Maj. Thomas Melvill (1751-1832), his maternal grandfather was Gen. Peter Gansevoort (1749-1812).