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  • ID: I029024
  • Name: George Washington Storer
  • Sex: M
  • Title: Rear Admiral
  • Birth: BEF 10 MAY 1789 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH 1
  • Death: 8 JAN 1864 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH
  • Baptism: 10 MAY 1789 Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH 1
  • Note: STORER, George Washington, naval officer, was born in Portsmouth, N.H., in 1789. He was warranted midshipman, U.S. navy, Jan. 16, 1809; commissioned lieutenant, July 24, 1813; served on the man-of-war Independence, under Commodore Bainbridge, in the Mediterranean, 1815-16; was in command of the schooner Lynx in the Gulf of Mexico, 1817; was attached to the frigates Congress and Java, cruising in the West Indies, 1818-19, and to the Constitution, Mediterranean station, 1820-24. He was promoted master-commandant, April 24, 1828; captain, Feb. 9, 1837; was in command of the receiving-ship Constellation, Boston, Mass., 1839; of the frigate Potomac, Brazil station, 1840-42; of the Portsmouth navy-yard, 1843-46, and commander-in-chief of the Brazil squadron, 1847-50. He was on leave of absence, 1851-54, in the meantime [p.51] serving as president of the board of inquiry; was governor of the Philadelphia Naval asylum, 1855-57; was retired, Dec. 21, 1861, serving on special duty in Brooklyn, N.Y., 1861-62, and promoted rear-admiral on the retired list, July 16, 1862. He died in Portsmouth, N.H., Jan. 8, 1864. (The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume X)



    Father: Samuel Storer b: ABT JUN 1752 in Wells, York Co., ME
    Mother: Mary Lear b: 30 DEC 1759 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH

    Marriage 1 Mary S. Blount b: ABT 1790 in perhaps Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH
    • Married: ABT 1820 in probably Portsmouth Rockingham Co., NH
    Children
    1. Has No Children Samuel Storer b: BEF 5 APR 1821 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH
    2. Has No Children Robert Blount Storer b: BEF 3 APR 1825 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH
    3. Has Children Jacob Storer b: BEF 12 NOV 1826 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH
    4. Has No Children Lincoln Lear Storer b: BEF 5 OCT 1828 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH
    5. Has No Children Mary Washington Storer b: BEF 17 OCT 1830 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH

    Sources:
    1. Title: NEHGS Register
      Repository:
      Media: Magazine
      Page: Vol. 82, p. 141
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