Dear Theodosia: The Story of Theodosia Burr Alston

Join Caroline on Georgetown’s scenic Harborwalk, as we revisit the story of Theodosia Burr Alston.

The beloved daughter of notorious politician Aaron Burr, and the wife of the South Carolina governor, Theodosia was tragically lost at sea during the War of 1812, at age 29. She was last seen in Georgetown’s harbor, and her untimely death would captivate the American public throughout the 19th century. Was she the victim of pirates, the British Navy, or shipwreck-induced injury and amnesia?