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Colvocoresses, George Musalas (22 October 1816–03 June 1872), naval officer, was born on the Greek island of Chios, the son of Constantine Colvocoresses and Franka Grimaldi. In 1822 he was kidnapped by Turks, who massacred most of the Greek population of the island, and was taken to Smyrna. His father, who survived the slaughter, ransomed him with the assistance of relatives. Seeing little hope for the boy’s future in Greece, the elder Colvocoresses seized an opportunity through the Greek Relief Committee to put his son on board the U.S. brig ...

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Lee, Samuel Phillips (13 February 1812–05 June 1897), naval officer, was born at Sully Plantation in Fairfax County, Virginia, the son of Francis Lightfoot Lee (1782–1850), lawyer and planter, and Jane Fitzgerald. He was the grandson of Richard Henry Lee and a cousin of ...