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 William Wister McKean

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William Wister McKean

  • Birth 19 Sep 1800 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 22 Apr 1865 Binghamton, Broome County, New York, USA
  • Burial Binghamton, Broome County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section C, Lot 79
  • Memorial ID 19117

Civil War Union Naval Officer. Grandson of Declaration of Independence Signer Thomas McKean. Entered U.S. Navy at 14, and served in the War of 1812 on board the "U.S.S. Java" under Oliver hazard Perry. Served in the West Indies and commanded the "U.S.S. Dale" during the Mexican War. Promoted to Commodore, and named commander of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in October 1861, serving until February 1862 when he was relieved by David Farragut.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 19 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19117
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Wister McKean (19 Sep 1800–22 Apr 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19117, citing Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .