Person:Henry Dearborn (5)

m. 1771
m. 1780
m. 1813
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Name Henry Dearborn
Gender Male
Birth[2] 23 Feb 1751 North Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Marriage 1771 to Mary Bartlett
Marriage 1780 to Dorcas Osgood
Marriage 1813 to Sarah Bowdoin
Death[1] 6 Jun 1829 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Reference Number? Q963349?

Settled as a physician, in Nottingham; was an officer of the Revolution; Secretary of War; Maj-Gen. in command of the US Army, in the war of 1812; Minister to Portugal (DOW-7)

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Henry Dearborn (February 23, 1751 – June 6, 1829) was an American military officer and politician. In the Revolutionary War, he served under Benedict Arnold in his expedition to Quebec, of which his journal provides an important record. After being captured and exchanged, he served in George Washington's Continental Army. He was present at the British surrender at Yorktown. Dearborn served on General George Washington's staff in Virginia.

He served as Secretary of War under President Thomas Jefferson, from 1801 to 1809, and served as a commanding general in the War of 1812. In later life, his criticism of General Israel Putnam's performance at the Battle of Bunker Hill caused a major controversy. Fort Dearborn in Illinois, Dearborn County in Indiana, and the city of Dearborn, Michigan, were named in his honor.

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  1. Dow, Joseph. The Dearborns of Hampton, N. H: descendants of Godfrey Dearborn of Exeter and Hampton. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977)
  2. Henry Dearborn, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.