LEVY, JONAS PHILLIPS:
American merchant; son of Michael Levy and Rachel Phillips; born in Philadelphia 1807; died in New York 1883. He was granted the freedom of the country by the government of Peru for signal services rendered inthe navy of that country. He commanded the U. S. S. "America" during the Mexican war, and was assigned to the transportation of troops to Vera Cruz, at the surrender of which port he was appointed its captain by Gen. Winfield Scott. He left three sons (Jefferson M., Louis Napoleon, and Mitchell A. C.) and two daughters.