Dr. Jonathan Cowdery, USN

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Dr. Jonathan Cowdery, USN

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: November 20, 1852 (85)
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jabez Cowdery and Ruth Cowdrey
Husband of Mary Bryant and Elizabeth Cowdrey
Father of Benjamin Franklin Cowdery; Cornelia Wickham Taylor and Eliza Cowdrey
Brother of Chloe Austin

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About Dr. Jonathan Cowdery, USN

He was appointed a surgeon's mate in the Navy on January 1,1800 and he lived to be the oldest officer in service. A review of his life is not without interest to the medical officer of today for earlier in his career he took part in the war with Tripoli, was taken prisoner on the occasion of the loss of the U.S. frigate Philadelphia, and held captive by Tripoli for over a year and a half, during which time he kept a journal which throws much light on a historical event almost forgotten.

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Dr. Jonathan Cowdery, USN's Timeline

April 22, 1767
Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 22
June 22, 1811
Age 44
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
November 20, 1852
Age 85
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Norfolk, Virginia, United States