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John Rodgers Goldsborough
Birth: Jul. 2, 1809
Death: Jun. 22, 1877

Civil War Union Naval Officer. Born in Washington, DC, he was appointed as a Midshipman in the United States Navy in 1824, and served in the Mediterranean Squadron and in the United States Navy Coastal Survey. During the Civil War he was advanced to Commander in 1861, and was given command of the screw steamer "USS Union". With that vessel he served on blockade duty off the Carolinas, where it captured 4 Confederate blockade runners, including the privateer "CSS York" (he also administered the colony of freed slaves on St. Simons Island, Georgia). Promoted to Captain in July 1862, he was assigned to command another blockader, the "USS Florida". Assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, he was again successful in capturing a number of rebel blockade runners. In 1863 he was assigned to the USS Colorado in the Gulf Blockading Squadron, where he spent the remainder of the war. He was promoted to Commodore in 1870, and was placed on the retired list at that rank. He was the brother of Civil War Union Admiral Louis M. Goldsborough. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Goldsborough (1765 - 1834)
  Sarah Yerbury Goldsborough Goldsborough (1787 - 1861)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Lawrence Goldsborough (1825 - 1869)
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Greenbury Goldsborough Kerr (1791 - 1870)**
  Anna Maria Sarah Goldsborough Fitzhugh (1796 - 1874)**
  Charles Yerbury Goldsborough (1805 - 1807)*
  Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough (1805 - 1877)*
  John McDowell Goldsborough (1806 - 1807)*
  William Tilghman Goldsborough (1808 - 1876)*
  John Rodgers Goldsborough (1809 - 1877)
  George Washington Goldsborough (1810 - 1812)*
  Charles McDowell Goldsborough (1811 - 1815)*
  Wilhelmina Elizabeth Cadwallader Goldsborough Laird (1814 - 1865)*
  Mary Tilghman Goldsborough Goldsborough (1816 - 1849)*
  William Henry Fitzhugh Goldsborough (1818 - 1819)*
  Caroline Fitzhugh Goldsborough Dandridge (1820 - 1854)*
  Robert Fitzhugh Goldsborough (1822 - 1824)*
  Sarah Letitia Goldsborough (1824 - 1825)*
  Richard Tilghman Goldsborough (1826 - 1896)*
  Henrietta Maria Goldsborough Henry (1828 - 1846)*
  Charles Fitzhugh Goldsborough (1830 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saint James the Less Episcopal Churchyard
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: May 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27120989
John Rodgers Goldsborough
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John Rodgers Goldsborough
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John Rodgers Goldsborough
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Commodore, thank you for your lifetime to service to our country serving the United States Navy and the part you played in our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 22, 2016

- Rebecca Marden
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