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George Claghorn

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Seekonk, Rhode Island, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Shubael Claghorn, Jr. and Experience Claghorn
Husband of Deborah Brownell
Father of Henry Claghorn; Tim Claghorn; Benjamin Claghorn; Poly (Mary) Valentine; George Claghorn and 4 others
Brother of Shubael Claghorn; Jedidah Luce; Experience Claghorn; Hawes Claghorn; Benjamin Claghorn and 5 others

Occupation: Colonel, MAJOR
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About Colonel George Claghorn

Photo: USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") under sail, August 19, 2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Claghorn

George Claghorn (July 17, 1748 [O.S. July 6, 1748 – February 3, 1824), was an American patriot who served in the War of the American Revolution. After the war, he was awarded the rank of colonel in the Massachusetts militia. Claghorn was the master builder of the USS Constitution, a.k.a. "Old Ironsides", in 1794 – 1797. The Constitution is the oldest naval vessel in the world that is still commissioned, afloat and seaworthy.


Military career


Claghorn served in the Massachusetts militia during the American revolution. He was shot, wounded in the knee, at the battle of Bunker Hill. After the war, Claghorn was promoted to the rank of colonel in the militia.

Col. Claghorn Memorial http://www.rixsan.com/nbvisit/attract/claghorn.htm


The Constitution, a.k.a. "Old Ironsides" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Constitution


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Colonel George Claghorn's Timeline

1748
July 6, 1748
Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States
1770
1770
Age 21
1771
1771
Age 22
1772
February 8, 1772
Age 23
1776
1776
Age 27
1777
1777
Age 28
Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, United States
1779
1779
Age 30
1782
November 10, 1782
Age 34
1791
February 1791
Age 42
1824
February 6, 1824
Age 75
Seekonk, Rhode Island, USA