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John Navarre Macomb, Jr.
Colonel, United States Army
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John Navarre of New York
Appointed from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 September 1828 (14)
Brevet Second Lieutenant, 4th United States Artillery, 1 July 1832
Second Lieutenant, 30 September 1833
First Lieutenant, 15 October 1836
First Lieutenant, Topographical Engineers, 7 July 1838
Captain, 4 August 1851
Major, 6 August 1861
Lieutenant Colonel And Assistant Aide-de-Camp, 28 September 1861
Colonel And Additional Aide-de-Camp, 15 May 1862
Honorably mustered out of the U.S. VOlunteers, 31 May 1866
Lieutenant Colonel, Engineers, 3 March 1863
Colonel, 7 March 1867
Retired 30 June 1882
Breveted Colonel, 13 March 1865, for faithful and meritorious services during the war.
Died 16 March 1889


J. N. Macomb, Jr. was a great grandson of Philip Livingston, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

John Navarre Macomb: Died 16 March 1889. Section 1, Grave 75 (right next to Rucker's site).  His card says, "Future interment of his daughter  Nanny R. Macomb."  She was subsequently buried in this grave in 1952.


JN Macomb PHOTO
US Army Photo
Courtesy of the Macomb Family
John Navarre Macomb, Jr.

9 April 1811 - 16 March 1889
Born at New York City and died at Washington, D.C.
GRADUATION: 1 July 1832, United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
Father: John Navarre Macomb
Mother: Christina Livingston
First wife Czarina Macomb, daughter of General Alexander Macomb (Born 1810 at North Carolina and died 24 April 1846)
Marriage: 7 March 1838 at Washington, D.C.
Event: Celebrant: 7 March 1838, Rev. Wm. Hawley, Rector, St. John's Church
Children: John Navarre Macomb
John Navarre Macomb III 

Second Wife: Ann Minerva Rodgers, daughter of John and Minerva Denison Rodgers and sister of Louisa Rodgers who became the wife of Montgomery Cunningham Meigs)
Marriage: 2 Apr 1850
Children:
William Henry Macomb
Montgomery Meigs Macomb
Augustus Canfield Macomb
Minerva Henry Rodgers Macomb 
Christina Livingston Macomb 
Nanny Rodgers Macomb


MINERVA HENRY RODGERS MACOMB
THOMAS WILLING PETERS
Marriage: 16 March 1881 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Life in the territory of Wyoming in the 1880s is documented in the correspondence of Minerva Macomb Peters, a daughter of "Nannie" and John Macomb. After her marriage in 1881 to Thomas Willing Peters, she journeyed to Wyoming with her husband where he raised cattle.

In 1889, he obtained an appointment in the consular service at Plauen in the state of Saxony, Germany, and the family left the United States to settle in Europe. The letters Minerva Macomb Peters wrote to her parents in the 1890s reflect a different type of life from that which she had encountered in Wyoming. The Peters's sons, John and Evelyn, continued to correspond with the Macomb family after their mother's death in 1898 and are represented in the collection by their letters written to their aunts, Nannie R. and Christina Macomb, up to 1945.

Alexander Macomb, a grandson of "Nannie" and John Macomb, wrote of his life in the Navy, mainly during peacetime, in letters to his mother, Ella Chelle McKeldon Macomb, during the period 1911-1932. He describes events, situations, duties, and persons encountered during a career that took him all over the world.

Thomas Willing Peters Consul to Germany, (1907-1913)
Peters, Thomas Willing Birth:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PETERS, MINERVA MACOMB D/O JOHN N
DATE OF DEATH: 07/03/1898
BURIED AT:   SITE 75
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 DAUGHTER OF JN MACOMB, COL USA RETD


Ann Minerva Rodgers "Nannie" Macomb (1824-1 April 1916) wife of John Navarre Macomb.  Born and died in Washington, D.C.

Ann Minerva Rodgers Macomb PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of the Macomb Family


MACOMB, CHRISTINE L D/O JOHN N
DATE OF DEATH: 11/06/1945
DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/08/1945
BURIED AT: SECTION WEST  SITE 75
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  DAUGHTER OF JOHN N. MACOMB COL USA

MACOMB, ANNE R W/O JOHN N
DATE OF DEATH: 04/01/1916
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION D  SITE E S 75
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF JOHN N. MACOMB  COL USA

MACOMB, JOHN N
COL OF ENGRS USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 03/16/1889
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT:   SITE 75
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

MACOMB, NANNIE R D/O JOHN N
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/11/1864
DATE OF DEATH: 04/13/1952
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/16/1952
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 75 WH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  DAUGHTER OF JOHN N. MACOMB COL USA

PETERS, MINERVA MACOMB D/O JOHN N 
DATE OF DEATH: 07/03/1898
BURIED AT:   SITE 75
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 DAUGHTER OF JN MACOMB, COL USA RETD

JN Macomb Gravsite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002


Posted: 17 August 2002 Updated: 1 September 2002 Updated: 13 October 2002 Updated: 24 June 2003 Updated: 19 July 2003  Updated: 28 July 2005
Updated: 10 February 2007 Updated: 28 July 2007
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JN Macomb Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003