|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1808|
District Of Columbia, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1887|
Thomas Tingey Craven was born at Washington, D.C., 20 December 1808, the son of Tunis and Hannah (Tingey) Craven. His father was a Navy purser and storekeeper while his maternal grandfather, Commodore Thomas Tingey (1750-1829) was long commandant of the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard.
He married Virginia Wingate, then married Emily Truxton. He had eight children and three of his sons grad from the United States Naval Academy; one daughter, Ida, married future Assistant Secretary of the Navy Frank W. Jackett. His brother was Commander Tunius Augustus Macdonough Craven, killed commanding the USS Tecumseh at the Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Admiral Craven died at the Boston Navy Yard, 23 August 1887 and was originally buried in Geneva, New York. In 1929, the bodies of he and his wife were reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery.
He received appointment from New Hampshire, 1 May 1822. He was promoted to Captain, 7 June 1861; to Commodore, 10 July 1862; Rear Admiral, 10 October 1866; and transferred to the retired list, 30 December 1869. He was twice commandant of midshipmen at the Naval Academy.
He captured the Confederate Raider Georgia off the coast of Portugal in August 1864. In March 1865, he tried unsuccessfully to blockade the CSS Stonewall at El Ferrol, Spain. He was subsequently court-martialed in December 1865, receiving a two-year suspension of duty. The verdict overruled a year later by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles.
Tunis Quick Craven (1781 - 1866)
Emily Henderson Craven (____ - 1887)*
Charles Henderson Craven (1843 - 1898)*
Macdonough Craven (1859 - 1919)*
Arlington National Cemetery
Created by: Joseph Craven
Record added: Aug 23, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7788172
Admiral Craven's 2nd wife was Emily Truxton HENDERSON, daughter of Thomas Henderson and Anna Marie Truxton, herself a daughter of Commodore Thomas Truxton.|
Added: Aug. 8, 2010
Added: Oct. 23, 2004