Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Dictionary of American Biography Including Men of the Time ... and a Supplement By Francis Samuel Drake

Dictionary of American Biography Including Men of the Time ... and a Supplement By Francis Samuel Drake: "pub during his lifetime 2 vols of his Discourses were issued in 1821 See Life by CE Gadiden 8vo 1833 DeKay GKOROE C commodore b New York d Jan 31 1849 a 47 When quite young he entered the navy of Buenos Ayres tben con tending against the Brazilian Empire listing himself by a scries of brilliant actions under Admiral Brown and on separate commands and in less than two years reached the grade of lieut col equivalent to the English rnnk of commodore In July 1847 he com the frigate Macedonian on her philanthropic mission to starving Ireland His wife was the dim of the poet J Rodman Drake and grand daughter of Henry Eckford DeKay I VMI S E MD naturalist bro of Com Geo C d Oyster Bay Nov 21 1851 a 59 Author of Sketches of Turkey in a d and uncle in corps went Bro years "

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