Naval officer; born in Williamsburg, Va.
, Nov. 3, 1782; graduated at the College of William and Mary
in 1798, and entered the navy in 1800.
He was an officer of the Chesapeake
at the time of her encounter with the Leopard
(see Chesapeake, the
). For his capture of the Épervier (Peacock
, the) Congress gave him the thanks of the nation and a gold medal.
In June, 1815, while cruising in the East India
waters, he captured the Nautilus
, the last prize of the war. He died in Washington, D. C.
, Oct. 12, 1851.