|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1849|
Hunter, a Pennsylvania native, was born in 1793 and died on 5 March 1849 while still on command duty, hence accounting for the remarkably fine condition and survival of these rare naval flags pictured here, indicating his rank as a commodore. He entered the Navy as midshipman on 16 January 1809 and was commissioned as lieutenant on 24 July 1813, making commander's rank on 21 March 1826 and promoted to captain on 9 February 1837. His War of 1812 service included a cruise aboard the USS Constitution and in 1821 served on the USS Franklin, a 74-gun ship-of-the-line (built 1815), later commanding her at Boston in the 1840s. Other previous commands included the 18-gun, sloop-of-war Lexington (built 1825). These burgees or pennants, along with other artifacts associated with his naval career, remained in the hands of descendants until the late 1980s.
Thanks to Rubbings, FAG #47671529, for the above information.
Christ Church Burial Ground
Plot: Section J, Plot XXXVII
Created by: DeLoss McKnight III
Record added: Jul 09, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11324054