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John Thomas Newton
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Birth: May 20, 1794
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1857
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Naval officer. Educated at Nantes, France, and appointed to the U.S. Navy as a midshipman in January 1809. During the War of 1812, he served as a lieutenant aboard the USS Hornet when it sank the HMS Peacock and captured the HMS Penguin. Afterwards, Newton was promoted to captain and commanded the USS Missouri, which was the first U.S. steam-powered naval vessel to cross the Atlantic. Just a few days after completing the journey on August 25, 1843, the ship was destroyed in an accidental fire at Gibraltar. Later, Newton was put in command of the navy yards at Pensacola, Brooklyn, and Portsmouth, and in command of the Home Squadron, for which he earned the rank of Commodore in 1852. Married first to Ameila Kirk of Brooklyn, N.Y., and second to Alice Izard, daughter of a naval officer from South Carolina. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Newton (1762 - 1814)
  Jane Barr Stuart Newton (1775 - 1815)
 
Inscription:
Side 1: John Thomas Newton entered the navy in 1809, was an officer in active service during the war of 1812, and died while in the performance of his duty, having devoted forty-eight years of his life to the service of his country.
Side 2: Be ye therefore ready also, for the Son of Man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
Side 3: The world passeth away, but he that doeth His will abideth forever.
 
Burial:
Presbyterian Cemetery
Alexandria
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Stoke
Record added: Jun 30, 2008
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John Thomas Newton
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USS Powhatan was his flagship for the Home Squadron RIP !!!!!!!!!!!!1
- Rubbings
 Added: Aug. 28, 2012

- Diana
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