Who Was Silas Talbot?

  1. PhoenixV profile image79
    PhoenixVposted 4 years ago

    Who Was Silas Talbot?


  2. robie2 profile image97
    robie2posted 4 years ago


    Silas Talbot is best known as  the first Captain of the USS Constitution ) and a naval hero of the American Revolution.

    But he also was a merchant, gentleman farmer and legislator. He served in  the House of Representatives from his district in New York, and was an important figure in early United States history.  He is buried in Trinity Church cemetery in New York city. 

    Here is a link to his obit on Findagrave.com  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg … ;GRid=2868

    Follow this link for a complete bio and to check out the Silas Talbot Collection at Mystic Seaport http://library.mysticseaport.org/manusc … ad63744416

    ( the portrait above is in the Mystic Seaport collection)