Theodosia Burr Alston was the daughter of Aaron Burr, who served as Thomas Jefferson's vice president. On December 30, 1812, she sailed from Georgetown, South Carolina for New York. The ship never arrived and is thought to have vanished mysteriously off the Outer Banks. Local lore suggests that she was the victim of piracy. Information in the History of the Tuttle Family, to whom she was related, sheds some new light on the mystery.