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Barron, James

Born: 1769 AD
Died: 1851 AD
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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.