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Como John Cassin
Birth: Jul. 7, 1760
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1822
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

Commodore, United States Navy. Little is known of Cassin's early life, but what is known reveals he fought in the Revolution as early as 1777 participating in the Battle of Trenton and continuing his service with the Army until he became a First Mate as a Pennsylvania Privateer on board the "Mayflower" on June 27, 1782. After the Revolution Cassin became a merchant seaman, twice being shipwrecked. Cassin developed a warm personal friendship with George Washington during and after the Revolution and because of this Washington gave him a oil portrait of himself as a gesture of that friendship. Unfortunately that painting was destroyed in a fire at his home. Near the turn of the century it became necessary to increase the size of the Navy due to the ongoing Barbary pirate attacks along with other potential threats. He enlisted as a Lieutenant on November 13,1799. On April 6,1806 he was promoted to Master Commandant and became second in command of the Washington Navy Yard. On July 3, 1812 he was promoted to Captain, then the highest rank in the United States Navy. During the War of 1812-1815 he led the United States Navy in the Delaware for the defense of Philadelphia. He was also the Commanding Officer of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard from August 10, 1812 until June 1, 1821 when he was chosen to be the Commanding Officer of the Southern Naval station based at Charleston, South Carolina. (bio by: Saratoga) 
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  Ann Willcox Cassin (1758 - 1821)*
  Joseph Cassin (1794 - 1826)*
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Saint Mary of the Annunciation Cemetery
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
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Record added: Feb 28, 2009
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Como John Cassin
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Como John Cassin
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Como John Cassin
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Commodore thank you for your service to our country serving United States Navy. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 7, 2016

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 Added: Jul. 7, 2015

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