John Navarre Macomb, Jr.
Colonel, United States Army
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.
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)
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, MINERVA MACOMB D/O JOHN N
ANNE R W/O JOHN N
NANNIE R D/O JOHN N
MINERVA MACOMB D/O JOHN N
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003