The historian Molly Elliot died at the age of 56. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
An American historian and the author of more than ten books, she published works such as Midshipman Paulding; Paul Jones; Decatur and Somers; and A Virginian Cavalier. Her popular works include nautical fiction, regional stories, and tales of romance.
She grew up in Gloucester, Virginia, as the child of John Tyler Seawell and Frances Elizabeth Jackson Seawell.