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Maj Alexander Saranac Macomb
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1814
Belleville
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: May 8, 1876
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

He was born in the home of his maternal grandmother, Sarah Dring Macomb, as were many of his siblings and cousins. Alexander entered West Point at the age of 15 and graduated in 1835. He served as 2nd Lt. First Dragoons, and was adjutant at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas from 1835-1837. In April 1837, he was appointed aide-de-camp to his father, Maj.Gen. Alexander Macomb, Commanding General of the U.S. Army, and held that position until Nov.2,1840. He resigned from the military in Jan. 1841, only a few months before the death of his father. It was he who commissioned the greatly admired monument that marks the gravesite of his parents in the Congressional Cemetery.

On April 9, 1840, he married Susan Watts Kearny at St. Paul's Chapel, NYC, Rev Wm. Higbee officiating. They had two daughters, Catherine b.1842 and Susan b.1849. His wife died in Castellamare, di Stabia,Italy April 30,1852.
Following her decease, he continued to live in NYC, with summers in Newport and abroad.

NYT obit:. . ."Socially few men were more popular. One of the most courteous, polished and well-bred of men, he possessed that true gentleness of feeling which springs from the heart. . .he was noted for the quiet elegance of his equipages and his great good taste in all those matters which go to make up the elegancies of life.. . "

He died very suddenly at the Union Club in NYC following a pleasant lunch with his son-in-law, Frederick d'Hauteville and friends.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander Macomb (1782 - 1841)
  Catherine Macomb Macomb (1786 - 1822)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Watts Kearny Macomb (1820 - 1852)
 
 Children:
  Susan Watts Macomb d'Hauteville (1849 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Macomb Mason (1805 - 1885)*
  Alexandrine Macomb Stanton (1808 - 1889)*
  Anna Matilda Macomb (1812 - 1834)*
  Alexander Saranac Macomb (1814 - 1876)
  William Henry Macomb (1818 - 1872)*
  Jane Octavia Macomb Miller (1822 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Trinity Churchyard
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Plot: Section S1d, Southside
 
Maintained by: Shirley Stanton
Originally Created by: Dan Silva
Record added: Oct 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11888308
Maj Alexander Saranac Macomb
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 Added: May. 7, 2014
 
 
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