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William Eaton

William Eaton, American diplomat. member Massachusetts Legislature, 1 term.

Background

  • Eaton, William was born on February 23, 1764 in Woodstock, Connecticut, United States. Son of Nathan and Sarah (Johnson) Eaton.

  • Education

    • Graduate Dartmouth, 1790.

    Career

    • Commissioned captain United States Army, 1792, served Army of West, later Georgia, 1792-1795, Philadelphia, 1795-1797. United States consul in Tunis, 1798-1804. Navy agent to Barbary States, forced to return to the United States while attempting to guide faction in Tripolitan civil war, 1804.

      Member Massachusetts Legislature, 1 term.

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts Legislature, 1 term.

    Connections

    • Married Eliza Sykes, August 22, 1792.
    • father: Nathan Eaton
    • mother: Sarah (Johnson) Eaton
    • spouse: Eliza Sykes
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    Born February 23, 1764
    Died June 1, 1811
    (aged 47)
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