Capt. Beverley Kennon

Male 1793 - 1844  (50 years)


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  • Name Capt. Beverley Kennon 
    Title Capt. 
    Born 17 Apr 1793  Mecklenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Feb 1844  [1
    Notes 
    • Beverley Kennon was appointed a midshipman in the U.S. navy 19 jul 1809, becoming captain on 9 Feb 1837. He was Chief of the Bureau of Construction Equipment and Repair from 7 Mar 1843 until his death during an accident aboard the U.S.S. Princeton. He also served on board the U.S.S. Essex, Congress, St. Mary's, Columbus, United States, Vandalia, and Macedonian. On 28 February 1844, the Princeton departed Alexandria, VA on a pleasure and trial trip down the Potomac with President John Tyler, his Cabinet and approximately two hundred guests on board. Upon the final firing of Capt. Stockton's Peacemaker, the defective gun at last burst, instantly killing Secretary Upshur; Secretary Gilmer; Capt. Beverly Kennon; Virgil Maxcy of Maryland, Chargé d'Affaires to Belgium, 1837?42; David Gardiner of New York, the father of Julia Gardiner who later married President Tyler; and the President's valet, a black slave named Armistead. It also injured about 20 people, including Capt. Stockton. When Julia Gardiner, who was aboard, found out her father had died in the explosion she fainted into President Tyler's arms.
    Person ID I16273  mytree
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2017 

    Father Richard Kennon 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Beverley Munford 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F5848  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elizabeth Dandridge Claiborne,   b. 17 Jun 1808,   d. 24 Sep 1832, Norfolk, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1829  Liberty Hall, King William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. William Dandridge Kennon
     2. Beverley Kennon, Jr.,   b. 1 Apr 1830,   d. 1 Nov 1890  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F5846  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Britannia Wellington Peter 
    Married 8 Dec 1842  [2
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F5847  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Apr 1793 - Mecklenburg, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jul 1829 - Liberty Hall, King William, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p67.

    2. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p68.


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