Commodore Alexander Scammel Wadsworth was born 1790 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine to Peleg Wadsworth (1748-1829) and Elizabeth Bartlett (1753-1825) and died 5 April 1851 Washington of unspecified causes. William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Henry II of England (1133-1189)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s, Rollo of Normandy (860-932)/s.


Commodore Alexander Scammel Wadsworth was an officer of the United States Navy. His more than 40 years of active duty included service in the War of 1812. Named for a childhood buddy of his father. Wadsworth was born in 1790 at Portland, Maine. His father was a officer in the American Revolutionary War.

Officers of the Continental and United States Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900 Name: Alexander S Wadsworth Rank Information: Midshipman, Lieutenant, Master Commandant, Captain Service Dates: April 1 1804, April 21 1810, April 27, 1816

War of 1812 Onboard USS Constitution

He was appointed a Midshipman on April 2, 1804 and was promoted to Lieutenant on April 21, 1810. Lieut. Wadsworth was the First Lieutenant on board the Constitution during that famous frigate's successful engagement with Guerriere in the War of 1812. For this action he received a silver medal and was included in the vote of thanks received by the Commanding Officer, Isaac Hull and his officers. Wadsworth later served as First Lieutenant of the corvette Adams during that ship's cruise in 1814 when she captured 10 prizes.

Mediterranean and Caribbean Tours

Promoted to Master Commandant on April 27, 1816 for his services during the war, Wadsworth commanded the brig Prometheus in the Mediterranean Squadron after the Second Barbary War in 1816 and 1817 and later commanded the sloop John Adams. Under Wadsworth John Adams conducted cruises in the West Indies in 1818–1819 and 1821–1822 for the suppression of piracy.

Pacific Squadron Duty

Promoted to Captain on March 3, 1825, he commanded the frigate Constellation in the Mediterranean Squadron from 1829 to 1832. Wadsworth was Commodore commanding the Pacific Squadron from 1834 to 1836, a member of the Board of Navy Commissioners from 1837 to 1840 and Inspector of Ordnance from 1841 to 1850. Commodore Wadsworth died at Washington, D.C. on April 5, 1851.


Offspring of Peleg Wadsworth (1748-1829) and Elizabeth Bartlett (1753-1825)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charles Lee Wadsworth (1776-1848)
Zilpah Wadsworth (1778-1851) 6 January 1778 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 12 March 1851 Portland, Cumberland County, Maine Stephen Longfellow (1776-1849)
John Wadsworth (1781-1860)
Henry Wadsworth (1785-1804) 21 June 1785 Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine, United States 4 September 1804 Tripoli Harbor, Tripoli, Torabulus, Libya
Alexander Scammel Wadsworth (1790-1851) 1790 Portland, Cumberland County, Maine 5 April 1851 Washington
Samuel Bartlett Wadsworth (1791-1874)
Peleg Wadsworth (1793-1875)


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