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ITEMS OF INTEREST 



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Oliver Hazard Perry in Newport 



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Newport in the War of 1812 



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FOREWORD 



This year being the centennial anniversary of the Vic- 
tory on Lake Erie, by our revered townsman, Oliver 
Hazard Perry, the Newport Historical Society felt that it 
would be eminently appropriate to issue in a condensed 
form a reminder of the event. 

The committee to whom was intrusted this matter 
present these brief items, not only as an acknowledgment 
of the service rendered his country by Oliver Hazard 
Perry, but with a desire that the youth of today may be 
imbued with his spirit of patriotism and duty. 

Robert S. Frankun, Secretary, 
Edith May Tilley, Librarian, 

Committee. 



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Some Items of Interest Concerning Oliver Hazard 
Perry in Newport 

Newport has a glorious and precious heritage in the 
memory of Oliver Hazard Perry, and although born in 
South Kingstown, R. I., August 23d, 1785, he seems 
peculiarly our own, for in Newport he was baptized, edu- 
cated and married ; with Newport men he sailed to vic- 
tory upon Lake Erie ; and in the Island cemetery at 
Newport he lies buried. 

During the early days of his boyhood, he resided in the 
house on the comer of Second and Walnut Streets. This 
house is still standing, and has been marked by the New- 
port Historical Society as the birthplace of his brother, 
Commodore Matthew C. Perry. 

January 13, 1795, Oliver Hazard, Raymond Henry 
Jones, Sarah Wallace and Matthew James Calbraith, chil- 
dren of Christopher Raymond Perry and Sarah his wife, 
were baptized at Trinity Church, Newport, by Rev. 
William Smith. 

Captain Christopher Raymond Perry had removed to 
Newport largely to take advantage of the educational 
facilities for his children, and Oliver became a pupil in the 
academy of Mr. John Frazer in Church Street, which for 
many years took high rank as a classical school. A notice 
which appeared in the Mercury of October 6, 1821, well 
describes the man and the esteem in which he was held. 



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Died. In this town, on Wednesday last, Mr. John 
Frazer, in the 56th year of his age. He was for nearly 
thirty years, an eminent teacher in the Latin and Greek 
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highly respectable, founded on a finished education at the 
High School and University of Edinburgh. Many of his 
scholars have been celebrated for the extent and accuracy 
of their classical and mathematical attainments. Mr. 
Frazer was an honest man, never ashamed of, and reflect- 
ing honor upon that highly literary nation, Scotland, 
which gave him birth. His loss will be deeply felt, and 
his memory, as a man of science and integrity, will be 
held in high respect by his fellow citizens." 



This stern Scotchman and severe disciplinarian became 
devotedly attached to Oliver and took pleasure in teaching 
him mathematics and their application to navigation and 
nautical astronomy, and it is said in the intervals between 
school hours, and on holidays, would frequently walk to 
the beach with him, where a horizon could be obtained, 
to take astronomic observations, and otherwise render his 
lessons more practical. Before Oliver left Mr. Frazer's 
school, the latter was wont to boast that he was the best 
navigator in Rhode Island. 

Influenced by his father's example and his own love for 
the sea, Oliver early determined to become an officer, and 
in April, 1799, he entered the Navy of the United States, 
receiving his warrant as a Midshipman. A portrait of him 
in this uniform, which was painted on the floor of his 
house on the Point, is now in the possession of the New- 
port Historical Society. 

Midshipman Perry was immediately ordered to the 
''General Greene," which had been built at Warren 
under the superintendence of his father, and under his 
command, sailed from Newport on her first cruise, June 

2, 1799- 

In 1802, he sailed on the frigate '*John Adams," 
and later on the ''Constellation" as a Lieutenant, to 



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OLIVER HAZARD PERRY AS A MIDSHIPMAN 

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which rank he had been promoted on his eighteenth birth- 
day, August 23, 1803. During these and other voyages, 
which he made from Newport, Perry gained such ejEciency 
in his chosen profession that he received the highest praise 
from his superior oiEcers and won the admiration of all 
his friends. Between voyages, he remained in Newport, 
continuing his studies in astronomy and mathematics, and 
becoming popular in the social life of the place. Here, 
in 1807, he met Miss Elizabeth Champlin Mason, who 
afterward became his wife. She was the daughter of Dr. 
Benjamin Mason and his wife Margaret Champlin, the 
famous belle of Revolutionary days. The marriage took 
place during a furlough granted to him after several years of 
service and varied duties at sea, when he returned to New- 
port, which he desired to make his home. The wedding 
ceremony was performed on the fifth of May, 18 11, by Rev. 
Mr. Towle, pastor of the Moravian Society in Newport, 
in the drawing-room of the old Mason mansion on Thames 
street, still standing, but sadly altered. 

Not many months after the return of the young couple 
from their prolonged wedding journey, and soon after the 
declaration of war with Great Britain, Perry was ordered 
to command the gunboats then lying at' Newport and New 
London, and, although anxious for active service, he de- 
voted himself faithfully to training the crews of the flotilla 
in gunnery and seamanship. 

In February, 1813, Commodore Chauncey, to whom he 
had offered his services, wrote that he had requested the 
Secretary of the Navy to have him ordered to the Lakes, 
saying '* You are the very person that I want for a partic- 
ular service, in which you may gain reputation for your- 
self and honors for your country," and, on the seventeenth, 
orders were received to proceed to Sackett's Harbour with 
all the best men under his command in the flotilla ; thus 
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Erie. When these orders were known, aH the men on the 
gunboats begged to accompany Perry, and many were 
taken from the State, and particularly from Newport. 
The Hon. Tristram Burges, in an address, has said : 

** When it is called to mind that Commodore Perry was 
a native of Rhode Island, and that he carried with him 
from that State up to the I^ke, those men, who, under 
his direction, and with the aid of a few others, built and 
equipped that fleet, which, under his command, subdued 
the enemy on those waters ; it is not too much to regard 
this distinguished enterprise as a part of the maritime 
affairs of Rhode Island. Be this as it may, the achieve- 
ment was glorious for the country, and no manner of con- 
sidering it can diminish its merits or tarnish its splendor." 

Accounts of the Battle on September lo, 1813, are 
numerous and need not be repeated here. Deposited with 
the Newport Historical Society is a fine engraving of the 
Battle, framed in wood taken from the ** Lawrence." 
Perry reported the victory in the following letters : 

Com. Perry to the Secretary of the Navy: 
U. S. brig Niagara, 
I^ke Erie, Sept. 10, 1813. 
Sir — It has pleased the Almighty to give to 
the arms of the United States a signal victory 
over their enemies on this lake. The British 
squadron consisting of 2 ships, 2 brigs, i 
schooner, and i sloop, have this moment surren- 
dered to the force under my command, after a 
sharp conflict. I have the honor to be &c. 

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U. S- Niagara 
Off the Western Sister, head of I^ake Erie, 
Sept. loth, 1813, 4 p. m. 
Dear General — We have met the enemy ; 
and they are ours. — Two ships, two brigs, one 
schr. and one sloop. 

Yours with great respect and esteem, 

O. H. Perry. 
Major-General Harrison. 

The Newport Mercury of October 2, 181 3, contained the 
following notice of the Battle. 

Unparalleled Naval Victory. 

We lay before our readers with a proud satisfaction, the 
details of the triumph of the American squadron on Lake 
Brie, under the command of our gallant townsman, Com. 
Oliver H. Perry. 

As federalists we deprecate the war, but we are full of 
pride and pleasure at the honor which this affair, brilliant 
without precedent, has reflected upon the national charac- 
ter. — It has been the lot of our Perry, to have earned a 
garland of praise, decked with new and peculiar laurels. 
The nation is indebted to him for the most glorious 
achievement which the naval annals of the world can fur- 
nish ; and as important in its consequences as it is brill- 
iant. — Commodore Perry met a fleet superior to his own in 
men and force. He vanquished them. He captured every 
vessel of the enemy, and took more prisoners than he led 
men into action. In his own modest, but expressive 
terms, giving the glory to the Most High, it pleased the 
Almighty to give to the arms of the United States^ under 
his command^ a stgnal victory. Or in the Spartan brevity 
of his communication to General Harrison — ** We have 
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We have long been accustomed to anticipate success 
where single ships of equal force come in contact ; but 
this is the first instance in which an American fleet has 
been engaged, and although contending against a force 
greatly superior, we have been triumphant. We confess 
we were not a little anxious as to the issue ; for although 
experience had convinced us that whatever heroism and 
valor could do would be achieved by our gallant Tars, yet 
unaccustomed as our officers have been to manoeuvre 
squadrons, we were apprehensive that heroism and valor 
might not prevail over the skill of the enemy. Our ap- 
prehensions have been removed, and we most sincerely 
rejoice in common with our fellow-citizens. 

Commodore Perry left this town about six months since 
for Erie ; when arrived there the government had neither 
men nor ships on that Lake. He immediately commenced 
building a squadron. The difficulties and impediments 
which met him, were indeed great ; but the ability, spirit 
and enterprise of Commodore Perry overcame them, and 
the squadron was finally equipped and put to sea, to the 
surprise and astonishment of all those who were unac- 
quainted with the character and talents of the com- 
mander. 



Perry's return journey was one great ovation. He was 
given the freedom of several cities, swords were presented 
to him, and medals and other trophies. The Mercury 
spoke as follows of his homecoming : 

Commodore Perry : Our fellow -citizen, Com. Oliver 
H. Perry, arrived here on the evening of Monday last. 
We have not, on any occasion, in our recollection, wit- 
nessed such general joy among the citizens as pervaded all 
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country and himself with an imperishable wreath of glory. 
On Tuesday morning the bells were rung, and a variety 
of flags and the national colors were displayed from the 
numerous shipping in our harbor, whilst the most cordial 
congratulations went round, and the smile of satisfaction 
sat on every face and joy glistened in every eye. 

Salutes were fired by the Artillery Company, from Fort 
Wolcott, by the U. S. Flotilla, and by the Revenue Cut- 
ter. Major-General Sheldon, accompanied by a number 
of Brigade and Regimental Officers, under the escort of 
Capt. Pearce's company of militia, waited on the Commo- 
dore to welcome his return. In the evening the State 
House was brilliantly illuminated, under the direction of 
the Town Council. 



Previous to his arrival, the citizens of Newport had 
appointed a committee to select for him a suitable token 
of their love and esteem. They chose a silver vase, sur- 
mounted by an eagle and appropriately embellished, and 
engraved with these words, ** From his fellow-citizens of 
Newport, a memorial of their sense of his signal merit in 
achieving the victory of the loth of September, 1813, on 
Lake Erie." This was presented on the 28th of Decem- 
ber, with appropriate exercises. Other cities delighted to 
honor the hero, and Perry was the recipient of many gifts 
and testimonials. 

He was again ordered to the flotilla at Newport, and 
there spent a well earned rest, being detached to command 
the Java, just built at Baltimore, and afterward receiving 
an appointment to command one of the flying squadrons, 
destined for a Mediterranean cruise, which was prevented 
by the ratification of the Treaty of Peace, between this 
country and Great Britain. 

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. people of Newport, and the Newport Mercury issued an 
** extra " at four o'clock in the morning of February 14, 
1815, in order to impart the ** heart-cheering intelligence" 
at the earliest opportunity. 

The ** extra," an original issue of which may be seen 
at the Rooms of the Newport Historical Society, reads as 
follows : 

Peace, 

Office of the Newport Mercury, 
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4 o'clock A. M. 
To the politeness of Messrs. Brown and B. Tilley, just 
arrived from Bristol, we are indebted for the following 
heart-cheering intelligence : 

Centinel Office, 
Feb. 13, 8 o'clock A. M. 

We have this instant received in 32 hours from New 
York the following Great and Happy News : 

To B. Russell, Esq., Sir: — I hasten to acquaint you, 
for the information of the public, of the arrival here this 
afternoon of H. B. M. sloop of war '' Favorite," in which 
has come passenger Mr. Carroll, American messenger, 
having in his possession a Treaty of Peace between this 
country and Great Britain, signed on the 26th of Decem- 
ber last. — Mr. Carroll reached town at 8 o'clock this 
evening. 

'* He shewed to a friend of mine, who is acquainted 
with him, the pacquet containing the treaty, and a London 
newspaper of the last date of December, announcing the 
signing of the treaty. 

** This city is in a perfect uproar of joy, shouts, illumi- 
nations, etc." 



In 1 81 7, Perry was once more in command of the New- 
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Brenton House, on Thames Street, which was loaned to 
President Monroe for occupancy during his visit here. 
This house, which Mr. George C. Mason thought was 
built previous to the eighteenth century, is still in exis- 
tence, but shows signs of modem neglect, and is now com- 
pletely hidden by stores on the Thames Street front. 

In November, 1818, Com. Perry purchased the old 
Seixas house on Washington Square, and we are told by a 
relative that he had occupied it only about a month or six 
weeks, when in March, 18 19, he was ordered to Venezuela, 
upon a delicate and diplomatic mission. This was his 
last voyage, for he was stricken with yellow fever, which 
would not yield to the unremitting attention of the sur- 
geons. During his illness, his courage and patience never 
forsook him, and not long before his death he said: ** Few 
persons have greater inducements to make them wish to 
live than I ; but I am perfectly ready to go if it pleases 
the Almighty to take me; the debt of nature must be 
paid." 

Thus, at Trinidad, August 23, 1819, died Oliver Hazard 
Perry, and there occurred the burial services, attended by 
officers and seamen, and a large number of inhabitants of 
the island, including even the Governor, as a very un- 
common token of respect. 

The announcement of Perry's death was received in the 
United States with sorrow and a deep sense of national 
loss. President Monroe, in his message of December 7, 
1 819, said ** It is with deep regret I have to state the loss 
which has been sustained by the death of Commodore 
Perry. His gallantry in a brilliant exploit in the late war 
added to the renown of his country. His death is deplored 
as a national misfortune." 

In due time the ship ** Lexington " was despatched to 
bring the remains of Oliver Hazard Perry to Newport, 
and on December 4th, 1836, the re-interment took place 
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The Mercury of December 9th, gave the following ac- 
count of the Funeral Ceremonies. 



Funeral Solemnities 

Conformably to public notice previously given, the 
remains of Com. Perry, brought here by order of govern- 
ment in the U. S. Ship Lexington, Capt. Shubrick, from 
the Island of Trinidad, the place of their original sepul- 
ture, were re-interred in this town on Monday last, the 
4th inst., in a manner appropriate to his worth, and ex- 
pressive of the affectionate remembrance universally felt 
by his fellow-citizens of the Town and State, and by his 
brother officers of the Navy. 

At ten o'clock his Excellency Governor Fenner, and 
Major Gen. Carpenter, arrived in the steam-boat Washing- 
ton, from Providence, accompanied by their Aids, by a 
great number of civil and military officers, and of respect- 
able citizens from the north and middle counties of the 
State, and by six Independent Military Companies from 
Providence and Pawtucket. At the same hour the two 
Independent Companies from Bristol arrived in a packet. 

A number of Officers of the Navy from Boston and New 
York arrived on the morning of the day, and on the pre- 
ceding evening. 

The procession on the water, of boats from the Ship, 
bearing the Remains of the Commodore, accompanied by 
the officers of the ship, and a detachment of seamen, 
reached Clarke's wharf, at the extreme south of the town , 
at half past 11 o'clock. — The marine procession was met 
at the wharf by the Committee of Arrangements, and the 
remains received by the U. S. Troops and Marines united 
in one corps for this service, under command of Lieut. 
Webb of the Army, (Major Mason, the commandant of 
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— They were then taken from the boat and placed on a 
Car constructed for this occasion, emblematically orna- 
mented, and drawn by four white horses. The Car, 
canopy, drapery and plumes were all of black. The coffin 
was covered with an Ensign, on which were placed the 
naval hat and epaulettes worn by the deceased when living, 
and the sword presented him by the city of Philadelphia, 
in honor of his victory on Lake Erie. 

The Funeral Ceremonies in this town on Monday last, 
were the most imposing ever witnessed in this State, and 
are said to have exceeded in solemnity of the scene, the 
funeral ceremonies of the French Admiral De Ternay, 
who was interred in this town, in Dec. 1780. Notwith- 
standing the thousands of citizens who occupied the whole 
extent of Thames street, through which thie Funeral Pro- 
cession passed, the utmost silence and good order pre- 
vailed, and only the sound of the mournful music, and the 
march of the military, were heard. The solemnities on 
this occasion reflect the highest credit on the committee, 
and evince the high estimation in which the memory and 
the virtues of Com. Perry, are still held by his fellow-citi- 
zens. 



The funeral car was designed by Benjamin J. Cahoone 
of Newport, and was made to represent the boat in which 
Perry left the ** lyawrence " for the ** Niagara." Dr. J. 
Bernard Gilpin, son of J. B. Gilpin, British Consul, then 
very young, drew a little sketch of the car, as it appeared 
during the passing of the procession along Thames Street. 
This sketch has recently been presented to the Newport 
Historical Society. It differs somewhat from the illustra- 
tion in Miss Cahoone's book on Newport, and it is said 
that Dr. Gilpin and Miss Cahoone, who were friends, had 
many an amiable discussion in regard to the respective 
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On the H4th of May, 1836, the town of Newport com- 
pleted the purchase of the Perry enclosure, now included 
in the Island Cemetery. Here is his last resting place, 
which has become one of the shrines of our country, 
marked by a tall granite shaft caused to be erected by the 
State of Rhode Island, and cared for by an annuid appro- 
priation of the General Assembly 

For many years, the people of Newport felt that a statue 
of Oliver Hazard Perry should be erected in his home town, 
to commemorate his name and his victory on I^ake Erie. 
With the aid of private subscriptions, as well as appropri- 
ations from the State and from the town of Newport, the 
necessary amount was obtained, and the statue was erected 
from the model of William G. Turner, * * not because he 
was a native of Newport, but because his model appeared 
to the committee to be preferable to any other presented.'* 

Thef statue was placed in the park nearly opposite his 
last residence, and was inaugurated with appropriate cere- 
monies September 10, 1885. 

In dedicating the memorial the Committee said, *'Take 
the statue for those whom you represent, let it be kept as 
a cherished treasure by the people of the State at a rge, 
and especially by the people of the city of Newport. lyCt 
no vandal hand deface the monumental bronze. Let it 
stand defying the wastes of time and the power of the ele- 
ments, keeping pace with history in its march through 
coming ages in recalling to each succeeding generation 
the man and the event which this statue is designed to 
commemorate, ever inspiring the young to patriotism, and 
solacing the aged with the reflection that a grateful people 
properly appreciate and appropriately reward their bene- 
factors. lyCt the ideal Perry shadow the passerby, and 
from its high pedestal apparently cast a glance at each be- 
holder, which shall penetrate and permeate his mind and 
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erous purpose and lofty soul which animated Perry on the 
occasion which the artist, has undertaken to represent him. " 

In accepting the trust, Hon. Robert S. Franklin, then 
Mayor of Newport, replied: 

** In receiving this statue, I congratulate you, Mr. Chair- 
man, upon the successful completion of the labor of your 
committee ! As citizens of Newport we may well feel 
proud of the skill of our townsman, Mr. William G. Turner, 
the designer of this beautiful work of art. I shall not speak 
of the life or character of him whom it is intended to com- 
memorate, neither shall I refer to the particular event that 
rendered his name illustrious, and placed it among the 
naval heroes of the country ! This you have done in elo- 
quent and appropriate language. The place of location is 
an eminently proper one, in this city, the home of his 
adoption, and on this park, within sight of the house he 
once occupied. In behalf of the city I accept the trust 
you have now given me, assuring you that it shall be care- 
fully guarded, hoping that all who look upon this statue 
may ever remember and emulate the courage and patriot- 
ism of Oliver Hazard Perry.'* 

During this year the hundredth anniversary of the Vic- 
tory is being celebrated. The Newport Historical Society 
hopes to have, in addition to its usual Loan Exhibition of 
antiques and heirlooms, a special exhibit of relics pertaining 
to the War of 1813 and to Oliver Hazard Perry, and trusts 
that all who have such relics will co-operate. The Soci- 
ety's library, containing many references to the above 
events, and many interesting notes concerning Perry, is 
daily at the service of the public. 

Edith May T11.1.EY, 

Librarian. 



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NEWPORT MEN WITH PERRY 



The following list of men who went with Com. Perry 
to I>ke Erie is compiled from several lists which are 
believed to be authentic. 



John Adams 
Daniel Albert 
Daniel Albro 
Samuel Albro 
James W. Allen 
Levi Alien 
Thomas C, Almy 
Job Anderson 
John Anderson 
Abel Armington 
Joseph Austin 
Peter Austin 
Abraham Babcock 
John Baptist 
Henry Barker 
Thomas Bams 
Jeremiah Bowers 
Thomas Breese 
Thomas Brewster 
Edward Bridgeport 
Samuel Brotherton 
John Brownell 
Thomas Brownell 
Henry Brown 
John A. Brown 
John Brown 
John Brown 
Robert Buckley 



Seaman 



O. Seaman 
O. Seaman 
Seaman 
Sailing Master 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Master's Mate 

O. Seaman 

Seaman 

Seaman 

Gunner's Mate 

Seaman 

Midshipman 

Captain's Clerk 

Master's Mate 

Seaman 

Seaman 

Sailing Master 
Seaman 

Carpenter's Mate 
O. Seaman 
Boatswain's Mate 
Gunner's Mate 



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James Bird 




John Buraham 


Seaman 


John G. Bush 


Seaman 


Caleb Butte 




John Cane 


0. Seaman 


James Carty 


Sail Maker 


Joseph Cary 


Carpenter's Mate 


Stephen Champlin 


Sailing Master 


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Steward 


Nathan Chapman 


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Seaman 


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George Clarke 


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William Cozzens 




Bernard Crandall 


Seaman 


William Cranston 


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Cyrus Crary 


Seaman 


William Cross 


Seaman 


George Davis 


Seaman 


Robert Davis 


Seaman 


Simeon Doty 




Peleg Dunham 


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George Dunwell 




Benjamin Dring 


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William N. Dyne 




Benjamin Easton 




Francis Elliott 


Seaman 


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William Gardner 




Noah Gates 


Steward 


William Goddard 


Seaman 


Robert Graham 




Andrew Griffin 




Thomas Guamey 


Boy 


John Gurney 




James Hadwin 




Daniel Hall 


0. Seaman 


John P. Hammond 




Thomas Hammond 


Blacksmith 


Jeremiah Harry 




Newport Hazzard 


Seaman 


Joshua Hiscox 




London Horse 


Seaman 


Richard Hubbard 


Midshipman 


Henlick Huddy 




John Jackson 


Seaman 


William James 


0. Seaman 


Israel Jefferson 


0. Seaman 


William Johnson 


Boatswain's Mate 


Westerly Johnston 




James Jones 


Cook 


Peter Kinsley 


Seaman 


Peter Laport 


Seaman 


Francis Lawrence 


Seaman 


William Lawson 


Gunner's Mate 


John Lawton 


Carpenter's Mate 


Parker H. Lawton 




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Carpenter's Mate 


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Wileoa Mays 


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John McDonald 




Andrew Michael 


Seaman 


John Miller 


Seaman 


Edward Moody 


Seaman 


John Moody 


Seaman 


James Morris 


Seaman 


Caleb Mumford 




John Murray 


Boy 


Nicholas Narbourn 




John Newman 


0. Seaman 


Robert H. Nichols 


Midshipman 


John Norton 


Boy 


J. W. Palmer 


Master's Mate 


Lemuel Palmer 


Carpenter's Mate 


William Parker 


Seaman 


Isaac Peckham 


Seaman 


James Alexander Perry 


Midshipman 


James Peterson 


Seaman 


James Phillips 


Seaman 


Charles Pohig 


Seaman 


Samuel Pool 


Cook 


Simeon Price 


Gunner's Mate 


William Ralph 


Steward 


John Ratler 


Seaman 


WilUam Read 


Carpenter's Mate 


Benjamin Reynolds 




Thomas Rogers 


Seaman 


James Rowland 


Seaman 


Hezekiah Sanford 


Seaman 


John R. Sheffield 


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Joseph Simpson 




Charles Smith 


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George Smith 


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Joseph Southwick 


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Elias Spear 




Thomas Stanfield 


Seaman 


William Stevens 




John Sterne 




James 'Stone 


Carpenter 


Palmer Sweet 




Thomas Sweet 




Jonathan Tallman 




WUliam V. Taylor 


Sailing Master 


John Thomas 


Seaman 


Nicholas Thompson 


Seaman 


William Thompson 


Seaman 


Silas or Cyrus TiflFany 


Musician 


Jacob Trusty 


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Daniel Turner 


Lieut Commandant 


Robert Tyler 


Seaman 


George Varnum 


Seaman 


John Vose 


Steward 


Nathaniel Wade 


0. Seaman 


C. B. Walker 


Master's Mate 


Richard Walsh 


Seaman 


Samuel Warner 




James Weaver 


Master's Mate 


Charles Weeden 




WiUiam Weeden 




John Welsh 


Seaman 


John White 


Seaman 


Joseph Whiting 


0. Seaman 


Sylvester Wilcox 


Carpenter's Mate 


George Wilkinson 


Seaman 


George Williams 


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Living Descendants of Capt. Christopher Raymond Penyt 
U. S. N., and his wife Sarah Wallace Alexander 



Furnished from advanced sheets of " The Penys of Rhode Island 
and Tales of Silver Creek/' about to be published by Rev. Galbraith 
B. Perry, D. D., of Cambridge, N. Y. 



Direct Descendants of his eldest Son, Commodore Oliver 
Hazard Perry, U. S. N. 

(a; Through his oldest son Dr. Christopher Grant Perry, 

of Newport : 
Mr. John Moore Perry, St. James, L. I. 
Mr. Oliver Hazard Perry, Elmhurst, L. I. 
Mr. Franklin Perry, (last address given Is. of Anti- 

costa, Canada). 
Note. These three sons survive Mr. Oliver H. Perry, 

Com. Perry's oldest grandson, d. April ii, 1913. 
Mr. Thomas Sargeant Perry and daughters, 312 

Marlboro St., Boston. 
(Miss Margaret and Miss Edith Perry) 
Mrs. Joseph C. Grew (Alice Perry) , address Heugrasse 

30, Vienna, Austria. 
Mrs. John lyaFarge (Margaret Perry), Newport, R.I. 
Mr. Christopher G. LaFarge, 124 E. 22d St., N. Y. 

City (LaFarge & Morris, Arch., N. Y. City). 
Mrs. William R. Claxton, 831 Shawmut Ave., Chest- 
nut Hill, Phila., Pa. 
Mr. John lyouis Bancel LaFarge, Mont Choise, Ouchi 

Vaud, Switzerland. 



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Miss Margmiet LaParge, Newport, R. I. 

Mr- Oliver H. ?• LaFargc, Bank for Savings, Seattle, 

Wash. 
Rev. John LaFarge, S. J., St. Aloysius Rectory, 

Leonardtown, Md. 
Mrs. Frances S. Pepper (widow late Dr. William 

Pepper, LL. D.), 1811 Spruce St., Phila., Pa. 
Dr. William Pepper, 1813 Spruce St., Phila., Pa. 
Mr. Benj. Franklin Pepper, Sunset and Crefelt Ave., 

Chestnut Hill, Phila. 
Mr, Oliver Bayard Perry Pepper, 181 1 Spruce St., 

Phila. 

(b) Through his second son, late Capt. Oliver Hazard 

Perry, U. S. N- 
Mr. Oliver Hazard Perry, Lowell, Mass. 
Mr. Oliver Hazard Perry, Jr., Lowell, Mass. 
Mrs. Charles Baldwin, Austin's PL, New Brighton, 

S. I., N. Y. 
Mrs. George D. Cabot, 42 King St., Weehawken, N. 

J- 
Mr. Henry Ward Perry, Apart. Postal PI., Atlanta, 

Ga. 
Miss £liz. R. Storrow, 13 Kenwick St., Boston, Mass. 
Mr. James J. Storrow, 44 State St., Boston, Mass. 
Mr. James J. Storrow, Jr., 44 State St., Boston, Mass. 
Mr. Samuel Storrow, Miss Elizabeth Storrow and Mr. 

Seth Storrow, all of 534 Palmetto Drive, Passadena, 

Cal. 
Mrs. Henry B. Scudder. 
Miss Mary M. Scudder. 
Miss Alice B. Scudder. 
Mr. Marshall Sears Scudder. 
Mrs. P. K. Hiscock. 
Lieut. Randall Perry Scudder, U. S. N., address all 

N. Yakima, Wash. 



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Miss Annie Perry Hincks, care Prof, Rev. Edward 
Y. Hincks, Andover Theological Seminary, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

(c) Through his only daughter, Mrs, Elizabeth Perry 
Vinton. 
Miss Gertrude Vinton. 
Mr. Raymond Perry Vinton. 

II 

Descendants of the brother next of age, Lieut. Com. 

Raymond H. J. Perry, U. S. N. 
Miss Frances ly. Merriman, Bristol, R. I. 
Rev. James DeWolf Perry, D. D., Queen Lane, Ger- 

mantown, Phila., Pa. 
Mr. Robert Swain Perry, Harrison Bros. & Co., 

3500 Gray's Ferry Road, Phila., Pa. 
Mr. Ward T. Perry, 3500 Stokeley St. N., Phila., Pa. 
Mr.James DeWolf Perry, Naval Academy, Annapolis, 

Md. 
Mr. Robert Swain Perry, Jr., 3500 Stokeley St. 

N., Phila. 
Rt. Rev. James DeWolf Perry, D. D», Episcopal 

Residence, Providence, R. I. 
Mrs. Julia Bourn (Perry) Thurber, Hinckley Road, 

Milton, Mass* 
Mrs. Eliz. Russell (Perry; Hubbard, Chestnut Hill, 

Phila. 
Mrs. Emily Tyson (Perry) Russell, Mattapan, Milton, 

Mass. 
Rev. Calbraith Bourn Perry, D. D., St. Luke's 

Rectory, Cambridge, N. Y. 
Mr. Charles Varnum Perry, Bristol, R. I. 
Mr. Andrew Ramsey Perry, East Providence, R. I. 
Mr. James DeWolf Perry. 



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Mr, Charles Varnum Perry, Jr. 
Miss Mary Isabel Perry. 
Mr. Calbraith Bourn Perry. 
Miss Eleanor Ramsey Perry. 
Mr. Oliver Hazard Perry. 
Mr. Basil Harrison Perry. 

Address care of Mr. Chas. V. Perry, Bristol, R. I. 
Mr. William Sumner Perry, 133 Tyson St., New 

Brighton, S. I., N. Y. 
Mr. Alexander Perry, 32 W. 40th St., N. Y. City. 
Mr. George Clinton McKesson Perry, New Brighton. 
Mrs. Georgiana McK. (Perry) Delafield, Bromley 

Ct., Prescott St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Mrs. Eda Lefferts (Perry) Woodward, New Brighton, 

S. I., N. Y. 
Miss Marianne DeWolf Perry, Bristol, R. I. 
Mrs. Josephine DeW. (Perry) Gardner, lyong Branch, 

Hugo, (>)lo. 
Mrs. Wilfred Hamp, Hugo, Colo. 
Mrs. Harold Payson, Short Hills, N. J. 
Miss Ivillie Perry, Long Branch, Hugo, Col. 

HI 

Descendants of the third son. Commodore Matthew Cal- 

braith Perry, U. S. N. 
Rear Admiral Frederick Rodgers, U.S.N. (Ret.) 

St. James, L. I., N. Y. 
Frederick Rodgers, Jr., St. James, L. I., N. Y. 
Mrs. William Albert Pease, loi E. 94th St., N. Y. 

City (and Hempsted, ly. I.) 
Mr. John Perry Rodgers, Durban, So. Africa. 
Rear Admiral John Augustus Rodgers, U. S. N. 

(Ret.) Havre de Grace, Md. 
Mr. John Rodgers, Havre de Grace, Md. 



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Mr. Robert Perry Rodgers. Care of above. 

Mrs. John Forsythe Meiggs, Wayne, Del. Co., Pa. 

Mrs. Morgan White Jopling, Marquette, Mich. 

Mr. Robert Rodgers Meiggs, 1236 i6th Ave. , Altoona, 

Pa. 
Ensign John Forsythe Meiggs, U. S. N. 
Mrs. William C. Emmett, Morristown, N. J. 
Mr. John Hone, 5 Grammercy Park, N. Y. City. 
Mr. John Hone, Jr. 
Mr. Fred de Peyster Hone and Mr. Augustus C. 

Hone, address care father, Grammercy Park. 
Mrs. Henry J. Bartol, address care father, Grammercy 

Park. 
Mrs. Charles E. Lewis, Morristown, N. J. 
Miss Jane Hone Lewis, Morristown, N. J. 
Mrs, Charles King, 102 Waverly PL, Morristown, N. 

J. 

Mrs. Charles A. Richards, 102 Waverly PL, Morris- 
town, N. J. 

Mrs. Fred W. Merrill (Sarah Perry) , 40 MaccuUock 
St., Morristown, N. J. 

Mr. Fred H. Merrill. 

Miss Sarah Lawrence Merrill. 

Miss Mary Wiston Merrill. 

Mr. Perry Belmont, 1618 New Hampshire Ave., 
Washington, D. C. 

Mr. August Belmont, Sr., 44 E. 34th St., New York 
City. 

Mr. August Belmont, Jr., Islip, N. Y. 

Mr. Raymond Belmont. 

Mr. Morgan Belmont, both care of August, Sr. 

Mr. Perry Tiffany, address Knickerbocker Club, New 
York City. 

Mr. Belmont Tiffany, Florence, Ala. 

Miss Jane Caroline Perry Tiffany, Cazenovia, N. Y. 



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Living Descendants of Mrs. Ann (Perry) Rodgers, sister 
of Commodore O. H. Perry. 

Col. Alex. Rodgers, U. S. N. (Ret.) 1321 Conn. 
Ave., Washington, D. C. 

Ueut. Com. C. R- P. Rodgers, U. S. N. Com- 
mander of the Sylph, U. S. N., Washington Navy 
Yard. 

James Donald Cameron Rodgers, Curtiss Publishing 
Co., Phila. Pa. 

Alexander Rodgers, Jr., 1221 Conn. Ave., Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Mrs. lyouis Neilson. 

Ivieut. Raymond R. Neilson, U. S. N., (Ret.) ? 

Mr. Louis Neilson, Tampa, Fla. 

Mr. Alexander R. Neilson, Harvard University, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Mr. Frederick Neilson, in care of Mrs. Neilson. 

Capt. Thomas Sliddell Rodgers, U. S. N., Dept. 
Nav. Intelligence, Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Henry Rice, Farmington, Conn. 

Mrs. S. R. H. Welles, 64 Brownell St., Hartford, 
Conn. 

Miss Annice Welles, above address. 

Mis. Keats Westcott, 13 10 i6th St., Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Alex. Black and Mrs. Andrew Olsen, 8th St. 
and Second Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mrs. Benjamin Paulson. 

Mrs. Alex. Cuthbert. 

Mrs. Alex. B. Murray. 

Miss Ruth Black, Mr. Donald McM. Black. 

(All may be addressed care Mr. Alex. Black, as 
above.) 

Mrs. David Roe Young, 320 Conn. Ave., New 
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Mr. Oliver Hazard Perry Young, Babcock Printing 

Press Co., New London, Conn. 
Mr. Leslie Newman Young, 320 Conn. Ave., New 

London, Conn. 
Mr. Geo. Belden Perry, 10^ W. 93d St., New York 

City. 
Mr. Edmund Freeman Perry, 438 49tli St., Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 



Living Descendants of Mrs. Jane Tweed (Perry) Butler, 
of South Carolina, sister of Com. O. H. Perry. 

Mrs. Charles F. Etterick, 605 33d St., Norfolk, Va. 

Miss Ethland B. Woodward, 2 no 15th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

Miss Mary Pierce Woodward, (above address.) 

Mrs. Chas. Benj. Stone, Earl St., Greenville, So. 
Carolina. 

Mr. William Butler, 4th National Bank, Atlanta, Ga. 

Mr. Christopher Raymond Butler, Savannah, Ga. 

Mrs. Eloise Bushyhead, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 
(widow of late Chief of Cherokee Nation, Oo-nah- 
dah-toh.) 

Mr. James Butler Bushyhead, Pleasant Greene, Mo. 

Mrs. James Knox Gibson, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. 
(Children of late Geo. Oliver Butler could be ad- 
dressed through Mrs. Bushyhead.) 

Mrs. Richard M. Foster, Greenville, So. Carolina. 

Mr. Guy Butler Foster, Mr. Richard Columbus 
Foster, Mr. BothwellJ. Foster, Mr. Calbraith Perry 
Foster, Mr. William L. Foster, Mr. Robert Pierce 
Foster and Miss Annie Foster, (all of Greenville, 
So. Carolina.) 

Mrs. Stephen Frizzard, Breezeport, N. Y. 

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Mrs. Rastus Crawford, Santoc, So. Carolina. 
Hon. Thomas Bothwell Butler, Gaffney, So. Carolina. 
Dr. Francis W. P. Butler, Edgefield, So. Carolina. 
Major Matthew Calbraith Butler, U. S. A., Des 

Moines, la. 
Mrs. Maria Calhoun McNeeley, wife of Lieut. W. 

McNeeley, U. S. N., on special duty in China. 
Mrs. Sarah Wallace (Butler) Rutherford, widow of 

Judge Rutherford, eldest of three surviving nieces 

of Com. O. H. Perry, Ft. Smith, Ark. 
Mr. Samuel Morton Rutherford, Muskeegee, Okla. 
Mr. William Butler Rutherford, Ft. Smith, Ark. 
Mrs. Andrew Scales Dowd, Ft. Smith, Ark. 
Mr. Raymond Perry Rutherford, Chicotah, Okla. 
Mrs. Robert Faulkner, Ft. Smith, Ark. 
Mrs. Emmala Frank (Butler) Stone, (widow of 

Andrew J.) the second niece surviving of Com. O. 

H. Perry. Address Waco, Texas, 
Dr. Jesse Bannister Stone, lycwisville, Ark. 
Miss Jessie Irene Stone, Waco, Texas. 
Hon. Thomas Pierce Stone, 529 nth St., Waco, 

Texas. 
Miss Eloise Stone, Rosebud Agency, Falls Co., Texas. 
Mrs. Elise (Butler) Carson, wife of Charles A. Carson, 

328 Stone St., Greenville, So. Carolina, the third 

and youngest niece of Com. O. H. Perry. 
Mr. William Butler Carson, Sea Board Air Line R. 

R., Hamlet, No. Carolina. 
Mr. Thomas P. Perry Carson, Clinton Bank, Clinton, 

So. Carolina. 
Mrs. Sylvanus Haile Bowen, Jr., care Mr. C. A. 

Carson, Greenville, So. Carolina. 
Mrs. Fred H. Barron, Elkins, W. Virginia. 
Mrs. Barton Van Ness, 123 W. Lanvale St., Balti- 
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Descendants (Living) of the youngest brother of Com. 

O. H. Perry, Capt, Nathaniel Perry, U. S. N. 

(Children of the recently deceased General Alex. 

Perry, U. S. A.) 
Capt. John A. Perry, U. S. A. Asheville, No. Carolina. 
Capt. Alex. Wallace Perry, U. S. A. , 3003 1 St. , Wash- 

ington, D. C. 
Mrs. Henry Pairchild Osbom, 850 Madison Ave., 

N. Y. City. 
Mrs. Ralph Sanger, New York City. 
Mr. Alex Perry Osbom. 
Mr. Henry Fairfield Osbom, Jr. 
Miss Josephine A. Osbom. 
Mrs. Junius Spencer Morgan., New York City. 






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