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Joshua Barney
Birth: Jul. 6, 1759
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1818
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

United States Naval Officer. An acclaimed hero of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Destined for a naval career, Barney became a ship's mate at age 12 and a ship commander at 16. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1776 as a Lieutenant and took part in the defense of the Delaware River. In 1779 he was captured by the British and imprisoned in Plymouth, England until his escape two years later. As US Commander at the Battle of Delaware Bay (April 8, 1782) Barney defeated a superior British force and captured the heavily armed frigate HMS General Monk. During the 1790s he served in the French Navy, commanding two frigates, then returned to America in 1802. He resumed active duty at the outbreak of the War of 1812. On April 25, 1814, President James Madison gave him the commission of "Captain in the Flotilla Service of the United States," which defended Washington DC against the British naval attacks. Barney's autobiography was posthumously published in 1832. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Harriet Coale Barney (1787 - 1849)
 
 Children:
  William Bedford Barney (1781 - 1838)*
  Louis Barney (1783 - 1850)*
  Adele Barney Everett (1813 - 1849)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Allegheny Cemetery
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 8 1/2, Lot 7/11
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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I am proud to be of the line of Ruth Barney, Joshua's Aunt and Mordecai Ford. I am sure all the family was proud of you at the time, I still am. You did your nation proud time and again. If there ever was THE "RIGHT STUFF", you had it. Your actions and co...(Read more)
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