Capt. Paul Delano was born 15 June 1775 in Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States to Nathan Delano (1732-1805) and Sarah Tripp (1730-1790) and died 4 February 1842 Talcahuano, Bío Bío Region, Chile of unspecified causes. He married Ann Ferguson (1774-1847) 13 April 1800 in Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.


Captain Paul Delano, (AKA: Paul Jefferson Delano, Paul Delano Tripp) born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, was a sea captain and a member of the prominent American Delano family. He moved to Chile as Captain of the Curiacio where he arrived in June 22, 1819 and became an important part of that country's First Chilean Navy Squadron. He came with his two sons, Paul H., and William.[1]:{{{1}}}

Paul Delano was commissioned as a captain and commanded sixteen troop transports of the Freedom Expedition of Perú and later he commanded the Lautaro.

In 1822 he became Captain of the port of Valparaíso where he directed the building of the first wharf and the first lighthouse of the port in 1837.

His son, Paul H. Delano, became Admiral Cochrane's personal aide and, at fourteen years of age, was given command of one of the boarding parties during the capture of the Esmeralda (1791) in the port of Callao on 5 November 1820.

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Marriage and Family

  1. Mary Ann Delano (1801-1866) - went to Chile with parents
  2. Eliza Delano (1802-1803) - died young
  3. Paul Hinckley Delano (1806-1881) - went to Chile with parents
  4. Robert F Delano (1808-1827) - went to Chile with parents
  5. William Gibson Delano (1810-1877) - went to Chile with parents


Offspring of Capt. Paul Delano and Ann Ferguson (1774-1847)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Ann Delano (1801-1866)
Eliza Delano (1802-1803)
Paul Hinckley Delano (1806-1881)
Robert F Delano (1808-1827)
William Gibson Delano (1810-1877)



  • ^ William L. Neumann, United States Aid to the Chilean Wars of Independence, The Hispanic American Historical Review, Volume 27, 1947, pp. 204-219
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