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merchant , Naval officer

Alexander Wylly Habersham, American naval officer, merchant.

Background

Habersham, Alexander Wylly was born on March 24, 1826 in New York City. Son of Richard W. and Sarah (Elliott) Habersham.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1848.

Career

Served with Coast Survey, 1851-1852. Served in ship J. P. Kennedy in expedition to North Pacific and China Seas as acting Lieutenant, 1853. Assigned to John Hancock at Hong Kong, 1854.

Assigned to Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1855-1857. Assigned to ship Powhatan of East India Squadron, 1857-1860, resigned to engaged in business in Japan. One of 1st American importers of Japanese tea.

Returned to the United States, 1861, arrested as Southern sympathizer. Became part owner firm Habersham & Barrett, importers and dealers in teas and East Indian goods, Baltimore, 1865. Engaged in coffee and canned goods brokerage business, 1870-1871-83.

Author: My Last Cruise, or Where We Went and What We Saw, circa 1856.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: My Last Cruise, or Where We Went and What We Saw, circa 1856.

Connections

Married Jessie Steele, several children.

father:
Richard W. Habersham

mother:
Sarah (Elliott) Habersham

spouse:
Jessie Steele