Conner, David, 1792-1856

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David Conner (1792-1856) was a United States naval officer. He served as Navy Commissioner; chief of the Bureau of Construction, Equipment and Repair; commander of the U.S. naval force in the Gulf of Mexico during the war with Mexico; and commandant of the naval base at Philadelphia.

From the guide to the David Conner papers, 1816-1856, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Navy officer.

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to R. C. Hale, 1837 June 10. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165791

Naval officer.

From the description of David Conner papers, 1817-1847 (bulk 1844-1847). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981121

David Conner (1792-1856) was a United States naval officer.

He served as Navy Commissioner; chief of the Bureau of Construction, Equipment and Repair; commander of the U.S. naval force in the Gulf of Mexico during the war with Mexico; and commandant of the naval base at Philadelphia.

From the description of David Conner papers, 1816-1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652199

David P. Conner (1792-1856) was an American Naval officer.

  • 1792: Born in Pennsylvania, the son of an Irish immigrant
  • 16 Jan 1809: Began U.S. Naval career as a Midshipman
  • 1812: Taken prisoner by the British (was later exchanged)
  • 24 Jul 1813: Promoted to Lieutenant
  • 23 Mar 1825: Promoted to Master Commandant
  • 1834: Commanded the USS John Adams
  • 3 Mar 1835: Promoted to Captain
  • Sep 1842: Appointed chief of the Bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repair
  • 1855: Placed on the U.S. Navy reserves list
  • 20 Mar 1856: Died in Philadelphia

From the guide to the David P. Conner Correspondence, 1807-1889, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Fitzgerald, Edward H., 1815-1860. Edward H. Fitzgerald journals, 1834-1852, bulk 1834-1844. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Bullus, Oscar, ca. 1800-1871. Letter: to Commodore David Conner /by Oscar Bullus 1847 Mar 15. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Conner, David, 1792-1856. David Conner papers, 1845-1846. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bliss, William Wallace Smith, 1815-1853. Letters, 1846-1849. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Conner, David, 1792-1856. Letter, to the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, 1844. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf David Conner papers, 1816-1856 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Rodgers, Robert S. Account book relating to the ship Mississippi and a detachment of vessels under the command of Matthew C. Perry, 1847-1853. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn US Frigate Potomac collection, Potomac, US Frigate collection, 1844-1847, 1844-1845 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Edmund Physick Family Papers, 1759-1899 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf David P. Conner Correspondence, 1807-1889 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Conner, Susan Dillwyn Physick. Conner Family Papers, 1816-1903 1832-1856. Independence Seaport Museum
referencedIn Conner, Philip Syng Physick, 1837-1910. Philip Syng Physick Conner letter to David Lewis and song in honor of his father, Com. Conner, 1847-1908. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Conner family papers, Bulk, 1832-1856, Bulk, 1832-1856 1816-1903 Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library
creatorOf Conner, David, 1792-1856. David Conner papers, 1817-1847 (bulk 1844-1847). Library of Congress
referencedIn Rodgers, Robert S. Account book relating to the ship Mississippi and a detachment of vessels under the command of Matthew C. Perry, 1847-1853. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf David Conner papers, 1845-1846 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Conner, David, 1792-1856. ALS : Philadelphia, to R. C. Hale, 1837 June 10. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn John Gwinn Papers, 1815-1864, (bulk 1825-1849) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Letters to Matthew Calbraith Perry from various correspondents, 1799-1945. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hunter, William M., d. 1849. Log book and shipboard journal and watch, quarter and station bill of the USS Franklin, 1821-1824. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Edward H. Fitzgerald journals, Fitzgerald, Edward H., journals, 1834-1852, 1834-1844 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Conner, David, 1792-1856. David Conner papers, 1816-1856. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Gwinn, John, 1791-1849. Papers of John Gwinn, 1815-1864 (bulk 1825-1849). Library of Congress
referencedIn Sanderson, Winslow F., d. 1853. Winslow Fuller Sanderson papers, 1846-1860. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945,. Naval and marine manuscripts, 1731-1942. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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Relation Name
correspondedWith Aulick, John H., d. 1873 person
associatedWith Bainbridge (Brig) corporateBody
associatedWith Bancroft, George, 1800-1891. person
associatedWith Bliss, William Wallace Smith, 1815-1853. person
associatedWith Branch, John, 1782-1863. person
associatedWith Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. person
associatedWith Bullus, Oscar, ca. 1800-1871. person
correspondedWith Chase, Franklin person
correspondedWith Chase, W. H. (William Henry), 1798-1870 person
correspondedWith Chauncey, John S., d. 1871 person
associatedWith Conner family
associatedWith Conner, Philip Syng Physick, 1837-1910. person
associatedWith Conner, Susan Dillwyn Physick. person
associatedWith Conner, Susan Dillwyn Physick, 1803-1856 person
associatedWith Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853. person
associatedWith Dimond, Francis M. person
associatedWith Dimond, Francis M. person
associatedWith Falmouth (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Edward H., 1815-1860. person
correspondedWith Gideon, Joseph person
correspondedWith Glass, James William, ca. 1825-1855 person
associatedWith Gwinn, John, 1791-1849. person
associatedWith Henshaw, David, 1791-1852. person
associatedWith Hunter, William M., d. 1849. person
associatedWith Hunt, William E(William Egar) person
correspondedWith Latimer, William K., d. 1873 person
correspondedWith Lavallette, E. A. F. (Elie Augustus F.), ca. 1790-1862 person
correspondedWith Levi, Henri person
associatedWith Mason, John person
associatedWith Mason, John. person
correspondedWith Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859 person
correspondedWith Mattison, Joseph person
associatedWith McFaul, Eneas. person
associatedWith McFaul, Eneas. person
associatedWith Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860. person
associatedWith Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858. person
associatedWith Physick family
associatedWith Physick, Edmund, 1725 or 1726-1804 person
associatedWith Porpoise (Brig) corporateBody
associatedWith Porpoise (Schooner) corporateBody
associatedWith Potomac (Frigate) corporateBody
associatedWith Rodgers, Robert S. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, person
associatedWith Sanderson, Winslow F., d. 1853. person
correspondedWith Saunders, John Loyall, d. 1860 person
correspondedWith Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866 person
associatedWith Shannon, Wilson, 1802-1877. person
associatedWith Slidell, John, 1793-1871. person
associatedWith Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842. person
associatedWith Thompson, Smith, 1768-1843. person
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States., Navy, Officers. corporateBody
associatedWith Upshur, A. P. (Abel Parker), 1790-1844. person
associatedWith Vandalia (Sloop) corporateBody
associatedWith Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Yucatán (Mexico : State)
Veracruz (Veracruz-Llave, Mexico)
Veracruz Llave (Mexico)
Dominican Republic
Veracruz (Veracruz, Mexico)
Mexico, Gulf of
Yucatán (Mexico : State)
Caribbean Area
Gulf Coast (U.S.)
United States
Subject
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Blockades
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Naval operations
Ship's papers--19th century
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Military intelligence
Military history
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Naval operations, American
Occupation
Public officers--United States
Naval officers
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Birth 1792

Death 1856-03-20

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