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Capt Moses Tryon
Birth: Nov. 18, 1750
Death: Dec. 27, 1817

A merchant deep sea captain who operated almost exclusively between Connecticut and the Caribbean. During the American Revolution, Moses served as a Privateer captain, master of several vessels, and four times captured by the enemy.

After the RevWar, Moses returned to the merchant service until 1799 when he secured a commission as a captain in the new US Navy, and commanded the US sloop of war CONNECTICUT during the Quasi-War of the US vs France (1798-1801). The CONNECTICUT had been built in Chatham (the section now called Portland) and launched on 6 June 1799. Moses superintended the building of the vessel and sailed her against the enemy (in this case, France) from Oct. 1799 to Oct. 1800 when he returned to New London (official home base) for repairs and to engage a new crew (enlistments in those days were one year from the leaving of the vessel from port). He resigned from the Navy in November of 1800, being replaced by Capt. Richard Derby (of Salem, Mass). Moses remained on the Navy list until March of 1801 when the Navy greatly downsized with the Peace Establishment Act unpon the cessation of hostilities. He did not return to the Navy and therefore saw no action during the later Tripolitan War or after. He lived out his days peacefully in Wethersfield.

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 Spouses:
  Mercy Turner Tryon (1751 - 1780)
  Eunice Treat Tryon (1754 - 1840)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Tryon Edwards (1778 - 1857)*
  Nancy Tryon (1789 - 1873)*
  Chiffonette Legrass Tryon Woodward (1796 - 1818)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wethersfield Village Cemetery
Wethersfield
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: ancient burying ground (A-4-r & A-3-u)
 
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Record added: Jul 28, 2007
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