Captain George Nicholas Hollis Sr. Born Baltimore September 20, 1799. Died January 18, 1878, in Baltimore.
During the War of 1812, he was on the USS Erie and the defenses of Washington, D.C. He was also on the USS President and served under Commander Stephen Decatur and was captured by the British on January 15, 1815. Then he was a POW in Bermuda until the war ended a month later.
Returning to Navy service, he served under Decatur during the Second Barbary War. Commissioned lieutenant in 1825 and was a commander during the Mexican War.
He was also commandant of Sackets Harbor (NY) Navy Yard from 1854 to 1855 and then ordered to the Mediterranean Sea and commanded the USS Susquehanna.