Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Commodore Jacob Jones USN (1768-1850)

Jacob Jones was born in Delaware and studied medicine at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He also studied law and was appointed clerk of the Delaware Superior Court befor entering the Navy as a midshipman in 1799. Jones ultimately became one of the most celebrated heroes of the War of 1812. Original by Rembrandt Peale. From catalog, A Gallery Collects Peale by Schwartz Gallery of Phil. This complete September 2012. sold

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