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William Wister McKean
Birth: Sep. 19, 1800
Death: Apr. 22, 1865

Civil War Union Naval Officer. Grandson of Declaration of Independence Signer Thomas McKean. Entered U.S. Navy at 14, and served in the War of 1812 on board the "U.S.S. Java" under Oliver hazard Perry. Served in the West Indies and commanded the "U.S.S. Dale" during the Mexican War. Promoted to Commodore, and named commander of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in October 1861, serving until February 1862 when he was relieved by David Farragut. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Davis Rosa McKean (1806 - 1877)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel M. McKean (____ - 1891)*
  Rose D. McKean Hotchkiss (1844 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Forest Cemetery
Binghamton
Broome County
New York, USA
Plot: Section C, Lot 79
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Dec 19, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 19117
William Wister McKean
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William Wister McKean
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
William Wister McKean
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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