Delaware County, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
naval officer, born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
in 1799, died in Philadelphia, 12 February 1868. He entered
the navy as a midshipman on 30 November 1814, and became lieutenant
on 13 January 1825. During the Mexican war he commanded the
" Princeton" and served in the blockading squadron.
He was promoted to captain in 1855, and at the beginning of
the civil war was sent to China to bring home the "Hartford."
He was then assigned to the command of the Philadelphia navy
yard, and subsequently became governor of the naval asylum
in that City. He was promoted to be rear admiral on the retired
list, 25 July 1866.