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Who was john paul Jones?

John Paul went to sea when he was 12, and his youth was adventure-filled. He was chief mate on a slave ship in 1766 but, disgusted with the work, soon quit. In 1769 he obtained command of the John, a merchantman that he captained until 1770. In 1773, while Jones was in command of the Betsy off T ( Full Answer )

Was John Paul Jones a patriot?

Yes, John Paul Jones was an American Patriot,(although the question does not capitalise the word patriot and thus implies a patriot, ie a person loyal to one's country, in the general sense. This definition ruled out many of the British colonists and opportunistic fellow travellers like JPJ who re ( Full Answer )

Where did john paul Jones live?

ANSWER: John Paul Jones was born in Scotland, in the year of 1747. He eventually lived in France. However, he was accused of killing a man there, so he fled to America in 1773.

Did John Paul Jones have a wife?

no he did not have a wife or have any kids because if he had kids and he was not married then the person he had the kids with would be hung and he would not speak of the children

Did John Paul Jones have siblings?

Yes, he had siblings; he was the youngest of four. He had two older sisters and an older brother. He actually had 8 siblings

Did john paul Jones have kids?

Musician John Paul Jones (best known as the bassist for classicrock band Led Zeppelin) has three daughters. They are calledTamara, Jacinda, and Kiera.

What did John Paul Jones say?

An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it. John Paul Jones I have not yet begun to fight! John Paul Jones I wish to have no connection with any ship ( Full Answer )

Did John Paul Jones marry?

yes he did, otherwise he wouldn't have had five children, William, Elizabeth, Janet, Johnny, and Mary Anne!

Who were John Paul Jones' siblings?

Captain Jones was the fourth child of eight. He had an older brother named William; two older sisters; two younger siblings that died in infancy; and two other younger sisters named Mary and Ann.

What did John Paul Jones do in the war?

In 1778 he carried out an unsuccessful raid on the English port ofWhitehaven. His plan was to destroy by fire the many Britishmerchant ships moored in the harbour but his men got drunk and verylittle actual damage was done. His raid did cause consternation inBritain and resulted in the improvement o ( Full Answer )

Did John Paul Jones have a job?

John Paul Jones was a sailor for the Navy and was instrumental innaval battles during the American Revolution. The military was hiscareer.

What awards did john paul Jones get and why?

John Paul Jones received the Congressional Gold Medal for his valorand brilliant service. In France he hailed as a hero and wasawarded the rank of chevalier.

What john paul Jones do that are so important?

John Paul Jones secured the exchange of British captives for the freedom of American prisoners of war. He also captured a British ship carrying uniforms, winter clothes, and provisions to British soldiers in America, thus depriving them of necessary equipment and aiding the Americans. In addition ( Full Answer )

Who was john paul Jones fian'ce?

John Paul Jones never married although he did propose to Madame la Comtesse de Lowendahl in 1780.

Where was John Paul Jones last seen?

John Paul Jones was last seen in his apartment at 19 Rue Tournon in Paris, France by Retired Colonel Samuel Blackden. Captain Jones died on July 18, 1792.

What did John Paul Jones look like?

John Paul Jones had straight brown hair, hazel eyes, and a cleft chin. He was also small of stature. MOst would describe him as being handsome.

What is the name of John Paul Jones ship?

In his career, Captain John Paul Jones commanded the ships John, Betsy, Providence, Alfred, Ranger, Bonhomme Richard, and Vladimir .

Did john paul Jones get married?

There is no evidence suggested the John Paul Jones was ever marriedor had children. For all intents and purposes, it can be said thathe was married to the sea.

Who influenced john paul Jones?

if you're talking about the bass player of Led Zeppelin, he was was influenced by American blues musicians

Why was John Paul Jones famous?

John Paul Jones was a captain of an American warship during theRevolutionary War. He is famous for refusing to surrender to anapparently superior British force.

Who is John Paul Jones family?

Father: John Paul Mother;: Jean Macduff Girlfriend: Mrs. Townsend That's all i known so far

What were John Paul Jones accomplishments?

Briefly, there were many American heroes on land in the Revolutionary war, but John Paul Jones was America's first hero at sea. A natural sailor, Jones served on merchant ships before the war. Although the Continental Navy was no match for the British Navy, Jones compensated with skill and daring. H ( Full Answer )

What did John Paul Jones say and when?

John Paul Jones's most famous phrase is "I have not yet begun to fight!" He said this to Captain Pearson of the H.M.S. Serapis during the Battle of Flamborough Head in 1779.

Who did john paul Jones married?

I don't think he ever did marry because I have looked up many things about him for a report but, I couldn't find anything say he got married

What is john paul Jones ship name?

John Paul Jones commanded (in order) John, Betsy, Providence, Alfred, Ranger , Bonhomme Richard, and Vladimir.

Was John Paul Jones a colonist?

John Paul Jones was a sailor, and became famous as a naval fighter during the American Revolution. He is sometimes referred to as 'the father of the American Navy.'

What British Ship did John Paul Jones capture?

In 1778 Jones commanded the French ship Ranger with orders toattack enemy commerce in British waters. He sailed in April 1778from Brest for the Irish Sea and then to Whitehaven and attemptedto abduct the Earl of Selkirk with the intention to exchange himfor Americans held by the British. In the proc ( Full Answer )

What are facts about john Paul Jones?

he is an American naval hero. He went to sea at age 12 and became a ship's master at age 21. He joined his brother in Virginia in 1775. When the American Revolution began, he joined the new Continental Navy under Esek Hopkins. In 1776 he sailed the Providence along the Atlantic coast, capturing eigh ( Full Answer )

Did john paul Jones wear wigs?

He did once led zeppelin had to recreate footages for 'the song remains the same' movie concert. the firector found that there were crucial holes in the concert footage and they had to recreate the show but at that time john got an haircut so he had to wear a wig.

What did john paul Jones most famous battle have to do with the british?

John Paul Jones was the captain of the American ship Bonhomme Richard and commodore of a supporting flotilla that fought the British ship HMS Serapis off the coast of England during the American Revolutionary War when it became engaged with the HMS Serapis in an attempt to take the convoy the Serapi ( Full Answer )

Why was John Paul Jones brave?

he was brave because he was a brave captain he lead his crew through winds and storms. He was brave also because he has killed a man. In fact one of his men. One of his men tried to kill him so he stabbed him in the back with his sword.

Was john paul Jones smart?

In my opinin I would say he was because he managed to defeat the british navy on several occasions

Why was John Paul Jones Ship name Bonhomme Richard?

The USS Bonhomme Richard , was so named as a tribute by Jones to Benjamin Franklin, whose Poor Richard's Almanac was first published in France under the title, " Les Maximes du Bonhomme Richard ".

Where is the John Paul Jones Arena?

John Paul Jones Arena is located inside the forest of Newweather, in California Heights. John Paul Jones Arena includes many fun family activities for all.