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William Eaton

diplomat

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