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David Conner
Birth: 1792
Harrisburg
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1856
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Mexican War Naval Officer. Entered US Navy in 1809. Served in the War of 1812, captaining the privateer "USS Dolphin", and was captured on board the "USS Hornet". Exchanged, he returned to the "Hornet" and participated in that capture of the "HMS Peacock" in 1813, and the capture of the sloop "HMS Penguin" in 1815, which was the last man-of-war engagement in the War of 1812. Severely wounded in the engagement, and was voted a medal by Congress for his bravery. Served in various ship and shore posts after the war, and was promoted to Captain. In the Mexican War, he was in command of the Gulf Squadron. He led the naval blockade of Mexico, and captured several Mexican coast ports. His most famous accomplishment while in command was the landing of General Winfield Scott's troop at Vera Cruz. Replaced by Commodore Matthew C. Perry as commander when he fell too ill. Later commanded the Philadelphia Naval Yard. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Susan Dillwyn Physick Conner (1803 - 1857)*
 
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Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 14, Lots 241-242
 
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Record added: Feb 22, 2001
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David Conner
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David Conner
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David Conner
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