(Photos submitted by  Dennis Mantle of the cottage where the US Naval hero was born)

John Paul Jones was born at Arbigland, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, 6 July 1747. Apprenticed to a merchant at age 13, he went to sea in the Brig Friendship to learn the art of seamanship. At 21, he received his first command, the Brig John.  Later Jones' commission to command the Ranger came on the same day that Congress adopted the new 13-star flag. This coincidence forever married Jones and the Ranger, which carried the new flag, as symbols of the New Republic.
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John Paul Jones Cottage    cottage back    cottage left    cottage right

cottage    cottage    cottage    cottage
cottage    cottage        Ship Builders Plaque
                         John Paul Jones bust                Bonhomme Richard
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Dennis Mantle and I became friends thru the Internet after he visited my Ranger Website. 
Dennis is from England and served aboard Carriers of their Navy. He visited the 
John Paul Jones Cottage and sent me photos of it. 
I appreciate having them to add to the site. John Guy


John Paul Jones Crypt


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