Barron Commodore 1769-1851 Born In Virginia In Command Of The
Chesapeake, on board which were some British deserters, 1807. On the
refusal of Barron to give them up, the British frigate Leopard
attacked and compelled his surrender. Court-martialled and suspended
from rank and pay for five years. Fought and killed Commodore Decatur in
a duel, 1820. Became senior officer of the navy, 1839. =Index=: (General Brock era)
Enlists deserters from British ships on board Chesapeake, 83, 85.