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Stephen Decatur, Sr
Birth: Jun., 1752
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1808
Frankford
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

United States Naval Officer. The father of famed 1812 Commodore Stephen Decatur Jr., he served in the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War, and in the post-War United States Naval forces, himself reaching the rank of Commodore. He was responsible for the 1800 commissioning of the 28-gun sailing frigate "USS Philadelphia", which a few years later his son gained international fame for his part in daring night time raid to burn the vessel to keep it out of the hands of Tripolitan pirates during the Barbary Wars. The elder Decatur commanded the vessel during the "Quasi-War" with France, capturing five French ships with it before he was relieved of it's command by his own request. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ann Pine Decatur (1755 - 1812)*
 
 Children:
  Ann Pine Decatur Hurst (1776 - 1819)*
  Stephen Decatur (1779 - 1820)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Peter's Episcopal Churchyard
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Oct 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11900978
Stephen Decatur, Sr
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Stephen Decatur, Sr
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Stephen Decatur, Sr
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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