William Wister McKean

William Wister McKean

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 22 Apr 1865 (aged 64)
Binghamton, Broome County, New York, USA
Burial Binghamton, Broome County, New York, USA
Plot Section C, Lot 79
Memorial ID 19117 · View Source
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Civil War Union Naval Officer. The grandson of Declaration of Independence Signer Thomas McKean, he entered United States Navy at 14, and served in the War of 1812 on board the "USS Java" under Oliver hazard Perry. He later served in the West Indies, and commanded the "USS Dale" during the Mexican War. During the Civil War he was promoted to Commodore, and named commander of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in October 1861, serving until February 1862 when he was relieved by Admiral David Farragut.

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  • 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 .