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James Barron
Birth: Sep. 15, 1768
Death: Aug. 21, 1851

United States Naval Officer. He performed well in the United States-France Quasi War and the Barbary War, and commanded the "USS Chesapeake" when it was overtaken by the "HMS Leopold" on June 27, 1807. The British demanded that Commodore Barron hand over four alleged British Navy deserters, and after first refusing, Commodore Barron capitulated to the British. He was subsequently court-martialed for his quick surrender, and was suspended from the Navy for five years. Upon his return to the service in 1812, he was blocked from advancement and sea duty. He blamed Commodore Stephen Decatur for his frustration, and eventually killed him in a duel in 1820. Commodore Decatur was a genuine War of 1812 Naval hero, and his death ensured James Barron a negative place in United States history. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Mosely Armistead Barron (____ - 1823)
  Mary Ann B Wilson Barron (1802 - 1884)
 
 Children:
  Margaretta Barron Tuttle (1798 - 1825)*
  Susan Virginia Barron Pendergrast (1808 - 1873)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery
Portsmouth
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 10, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12850
James Barron
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James Barron
Added by: James L. Gorham, HMC USN(Ret.)
 
James Barron
Added by: James L. Gorham, HMC USN(Ret.)
 
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