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Nicholson, Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Nicholson, Samuel, 1743–1811, American naval officer, b. Maryland. The brother of James Nicholson, he served in the Continental navy during the American Revolution,…

Hopkins, Esek

(Encyclopedia) Hopkins, Esek, 1718–1802, American Revolutionary naval hero, b. Scituate, R.I.; brother of Stephen Hopkins . He commanded a privateer in the French and Indian War,…

Nicholson, James

(Encyclopedia) Nicholson, James, c.1736–1804, American naval officer, b. Chestertown, Md.; brother of Samuel Nicholson. During the American Revolution, Nicholson, appointed (1776) a…

Gray, Robert

(Encyclopedia) Gray, Robert, 1755–1806, American sea captain, discoverer of the Columbia River, b. Tiverton, R.I. He probably served in the Continental navy in the American Revolution.…

Whipple, Abraham

(Encyclopedia) Whipple, Abraham, 1733–1819, American Revolutionary naval officer, b. Providence, R.I. In 1759–60, as captain of the privateer Game Cock in the French and…

Jones, John Paul

(Encyclopedia) Jones, John Paul, 1747–92, American naval hero, b. near Kirkcudbright, Scotland. His name was originally simply John Paul. Early Life John Paul went to…

Silas TALBOT, Congress, NY (1751-1813)

TALBOT, Silas, a Representative from New York; born in Dighton, Bristol County, Mass., January 11, 1751; completed preparatory studies; went to sea on a coasting vessel; engaged in mercantile…

Montfort STOKES, Congress, NC (1762-1842)

Senate Years of Service: 1816-1823Party: Democratic RepublicanSTOKES, Montfort, a Senator from North Carolina; born in Lunenburg County, Va., March 12, 1762; served in the Revolutionary War in…