1769 - James Barron was born in Virginia.
- Served in the Virginia Navy during the last years of the American Revolution.
1798 - Received a commission as a Lieutenant in the new U.S. Navy.
1800-1801 - Promoted to Captain and commanded the frigate Warren
- Served in the First Barbary War in the Mediterranean and supervised the construction of a gunboat.
1807 - Commanded the frigate USS Chesapeake as a commodore in the US Navy.
1820 - James Barron challenged Stephen Decatur to a duel.
1839 - Continued in the Navy on shore duty, becoming senior officer.
1851 - James Barron died in Norfolk, Virginia on 21st of April.
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