Captain, United States Navy
at New York City, October 29, 1848, he took the name of his grandfather,
Nathan Sargent, by Act of Congress, 1866. He received his prepatory education
at Emerson Institute and Gonzaga College, Washington, D.C. He was appointed
to the United States Naval Academy from Montana in 1866 and graduated in
1870. He married Isabel Hill, April 26, 1879.
He was promoted to Ensign, July 1871; Master, July 1874; Lieutenant, January 1881; Lieutenant Commander, March 1899; Commander, September 1901; Captain, May 13, 1906. He commanded the USS Scorpion and USS Machias, Atlantic Fleet, 1899-1901; USS Baltimore, Asiatic Fleet, 1904-06. He was a member of the Navy General Board.
He made his home in Washington, D.C. until
his death there December 5, 1907. He is buried in Section 1 of Arlington
National Cemetery, beneath an ornate private memorial which features an
Angel blowing a horn. His wife, Isabel Hill Sargent, is buried with him.
Mr. Morrill presented the petition of Nathan Dustin, praying that his name may be changed to that of Nathan Sargent; which was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.
Dustin, Nathan, petition ... 33
Dustin, Nathan Sargent, may change his name by dropping the name of Dustin and bearing that of Nathan Sargent ... 255 to take effect January 1, 1867 ... 255
Sargent, Nathan, to be the name of the person heretofore called Nathan Sargent Dustin
Dustin, Nathan Sargent, bill (S. No. 470) to
authorize the change of a name ... 96, 181, 1116, 1939, 1958, 1992
Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Windrich Monohan
SARGENT, ISABEL HILL W/O NATHAN
Updated: 20 August 2001 Updated: 2 August 2003 Updated: 18 September 2005
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003