Jacob Nicholas Jones

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Jacob Nicholas Jones

Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Death 3 Aug 1850 (aged 82)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 7001117 · View Source
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United States Naval Officer. Trained as a physician, he practiced medicine in Kent County, Delaware, before entering the United States Navy as a midshipman in 1799. During the Barbary Wars, he served a a Lieutenant aboard the "Philadelphia" when she grounded in Tripoli harbor in 1803, and spent twenty months in prison in Tripoli. Promoted to Commander in 1810, and to Captain in 1813, he commanded the "Mohawk" on Lake Ontario in the War of 1812, and the "Macedonian" in the Algerine War. He commanded the Mediterranean Squadron from 1821 to 1823, the Pacific Squadron from 1826 to 1829, and the Baltimore Naval Station from 1829 to 1839. He served as port captain of New York Harbor from 1842 to 1845, and as Governor of the Philadelphia Naval Asylum from 1845 to 1850.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Nicholas Jones (Mar 1768–3 Aug 1850), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7001117, citing Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .