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John Rodgers
Birth: Jul. 11, 1772
Havre de Grace
Harford County
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 1838
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

United States Naval Ofifcer. He became a hero in the pre-War of 1812 Naval squabbles with France and Great Britain. He served with distinction in the Quasi-War with France, helped to defeat Tripolitan naval forces in the Barbary Wars and defeated a British Sloop-of-War in 1811, which brought back a measure of respect to the United States Navy in the wake of the USS Chesapeake-HMS Leopold affair. He commanded several squadrons crushed in the War of 1812, but helped to successfully defend Baltimore from British attack. After the War, he was named President of the United States Navy Board of Commissioners (which included fellow Commodores Isaac Hull and David D. Porter). (bio by: Russ) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Rodgers (1726 - 1791)
  Elizabeth Reynolds Rodgers (1742 - 1816)
 
 Spouse:
  Minerva Denison Rodgers (1784 - 1877)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Smith Rodgers (1809 - 1891)*
  Frederick Rodgers (1811 - 1828)*
  John Rodgers (1812 - 1882)*
  Louisa Rodgers Meigs (1816 - 1879)*
  Jerusha C. Rodgers (1819 - 1883)*
  William Pinkney Rodgers (1821 - 1891)*
  Henry Rodgers (1822 - 1854)*
  Ann Minerva Rodgers Macomb (1826 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Range 56, Site 152
 
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Record added: Oct 12, 2000
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