William Ward Burrows

William Ward Burrows

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 6 Mar 1805 (aged 47)
Georgetown, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section1, Grave 301-B
Memorial ID 8154555 · View Source
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United States Marine Corps Officer. He was the First Commandant of the reconstituted Marine Corps, appointed by President John Adams on July 12, 1798 and serving until March 6, 1804. His son, Lt. William Burrows, served aboard the brig "USS Enterprise" and was killed in a sea battle with the British brig "HMS Boxer," along with it's Captain, Samuel Blyth.

Bio by: Peter Burrow


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peter Burrow
  • Added: 4 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8154555
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Ward Burrows (16 Jan 1758–6 Mar 1805), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8154555, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .