Naval officer; born in Woodstock, Conn.
, July 26, 1784; entered the navy in July, 1799, and helped in the destruction of the Philadelphia
In the encounter between the Constitution
he was severely wounded.
In 1814, while he commanded the frigate John Adams
, he took her up the Penobscot River
for repairs, was blockaded there, and on the approach of the British
he destroyed her. In 1825 he commanded the frigate Brandywine
, which conveyed Lafayette
back to Europe
after his visit to this country.
He was constantly employed in the public
service, afloat or ashore, and at the time of his death in Washington
, Jan. 27, 1856, was chief of the bureau of ordnance and hydrography.
He had the supervision of the Naval Academy at Annapolis
for several years.
His remains lie in the Oak Hill Cemetery
, and over them is a neat white marble monument.