Harriet Balch Macomb
Birth: June 17, 1783, Georgetown, District
She was the second wife of Major General Alexander Macomb, Jr., Commander-in-Chief, United States Army, and the daughter of Dr. Stephen Bloomer and Elizabeth Beal Balch (of the Old Presbyterian Church in Georgetown, D.C.). She married the General on 26 May 1826, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
In the month of May, 1826, General Macomb married Mrs. Harriet Balch Wilson, a widow lady (widow of James Reid Wilson who she married in about 1806 in Georgetown, District of Columbia), daughter of the Reverend Doctor Balch, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Georgetown, in the District of Columbia. Respect for the sensitive delicacy of her feelings forbids, while living, the eulogy she richly merits; and distant be the day when urn or stone shall speak of her!
"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so with him God will raise thee also. Who have fallen asleep through Jesus will God bring with him." 1 Thessalonians IX.
Section 1, Grave 302-A, Arlington National
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003