|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1794|
Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1871|
Son of Senator Christopher Ellery of Rhode Island and his wife, Clarissa (Bird) Ellery.
Frank Ellery, naval officer, born in Newport, R.I., July 23, 1794; died in Castleton, Vermont, March 24, 1871, entered the navy as a midshipman on January 1, 1812, and served in the frigate "President" on all her cruises, being wounded in the action with the "Belvidere" by the bursting of the gun at which he was stationed. He received a sword and the thanks of congress for his services on Lake Champlain, was in the "Constellation" in the Mediterranean in 1815, at the capture of an Algerine frigate and a Turkish flagship, and assisted in expelling McGregor's band of adventurers from Amelia island, Fla., in 1817, capturing one of their privateers with her prize. He became lieutenant, March 28, 1820, commanded the "Cyane," of the Brazil squadron, in 1827, and was on duty at the Boston and New York rendezvous in 1829-37. He commanded the steamer "Enterprise" in 1840, was put on the reserved list, September 13, 1855, commanded the Boston rendezvous again in 1861, and was commissioned commodore on the retired list, April 4, 1867. (from Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske; New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1887-1889)
Christopher Ellery (1768 - 1840)
Elizabeth Fowler Martin Ellery (1815 - 1901)
Commodore, U.S. Navy.
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Record added: Jun 10, 2009
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