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SMN Jacob Jenkins

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SMN Jacob Jenkins

  • Birth 1791 New York, USA
  • Death 11 Apr 1862 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot USNH Plot 2 Row 4 Grave 8
  • Memorial ID 85026011

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Jacob Jenkins
Name: Jacob Jenkins
Death Date: 11 Apr 1862
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 2 Row 4 Site 8

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about Jacob Jenkins
Name: Jacob Jenkins
Birth Date: 1791
Death Date: 11 Apr 1862
Age: 71
Military Branch: Navy
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Delaware

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 about Jacob Jenkins
Name: Jacob Jenkins
Birth Date: abt 1792
Birth Place: New York
Death Date: 11 Apr 1862
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 70
Burial Date: 12 Apr 1862
Gender: Male
Race: White
Cemetery: Naval Asylum
Marital Status: Single
FHL Film Number: 1977747

USS Independence

After Alta California was secure most of the squadron proceeded down the Pacific coast capturing all major Baja California Peninsula cities and capturing or destroying nearly all Mexican vessels in the Gulf of California. Other mainland ports, not on the peninsula, were taken as well. The objective of the campaign was to take Mazatlan, a major supply base for Mexican forces. USS Cyane was given credit for eighteen captures and numerous destroyed ships.[5] Entering the Gulf of California, Independence, Congress and Cyane seized La Paz on the Baja California Peninsula, and captured and or burned the small Mexican fleet at Guaymas across the Gulf on the mainland. Within a month, they cleared the Gulf of hostile ships, destroying or capturing thirty vessels. Later on their sailors and marines captured the town of Mazatlan, Mexico, on 11 November 1847. A Mexican campaign to retake the various captured ports resulted in several small battles and at least two sieges occurred in which the Pacific Squadron ships provided support. USS Cyane returned to Norfolk on 9 October 1848 to receive the congratulations of the Secretary of the Navy for her significant contributions to American victories in Mexico. Other ships headed home too. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed in February 1848 and its subsequent ratification by the United States and Mexican legislatures, marked the end of the Mexican-American War.

The Philadelphia Naval Asylum, later the Naval Home, was a hospital, the Philadelphia Naval School, and a home for retired sailors for the United States Navy from 1834 to 1976, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Located on over 20 acres (81,000 m2), the central building, Biddle Hall, was completed in 1833. Biddle Hall, the surgeon's residence and the governor's residence were all designed by architect William Strickland. They are considered some of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in the United States.[by whom?] The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

One of the uses of the Naval Asylum was for the Philadelphia Naval School, an academy for midshipmen that was a precursor of the United States Naval Academy. Beginning in 1838, midshipmen approaching examinations for promotion were assigned to the school for eight months of study. William Chauvenet was placed in charge of the school in 1842 and formalized much of the study. When the United States Naval Academy was formed in 1845, four of the seven faculty members came from the Philadelphia school.

The name was changed to Naval Home in 1889. In 1976, the Naval Home relocated to Gulfport, Mississippi, after it was determined that the Philadelphia facility could not be economically expanded and modernized.

The property was sold to residential developer Toll Brothers in 1988. The main building was the victim of arson in 2003. It has since been restored and designed as luxury condomiums.

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  • Created by: Rubbings
  • Added: 15 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85026011
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SMN Jacob Jenkins (1791–11 Apr 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85026011, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .