|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1821|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 1898|
He was married first to Anna C. Ryan on May 3, 1849 and second to Ellen T. Roche (Mrs. Simeon M. Johnson) on June 2, 1882. He was born John Carson, the son of Christian Febiger Carson and Hannah Gibson Lea. He legally changed his name to John Carson Febiger after his adoption by his uncle, Colonel Christian Febiger and his paternal aunt, Elizabeth Carson.
Hartford Courant October 11, 1898
Admiral Febiger Dead
He Served in the Navy With Honor for Over 40 Years
Easton, Maryland, October 10. Admiral John Carson Febiger, United States Navy, retired, died yesterday at Londonderry, his residence near Easton in his 78th year.
Admiral Febiger entered the Navy as a Midshipman from Ohio in 1838 and was on the Concord of the Brazil Squadron when she was wrecked on the eastern coast of Africa in 1843. He became passed Midshipman in 1848 and Lieutenant in 1858. He was for some years in the Coast Survey Service and in the East Indian Squadron.
In 1863 he was commissioned Commander and assigned to the Kanawha of the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron. After commanding various vessels in that and the Mississippi Squadron he was assigned to the Matabeset of the North Atlantic Squadron in 1864 and in that steamer took part in the fight between the little fleet of wooden vessels and the Confederate ram Albemarle in the Albemarle Sound. In this engagement the ram was defeated and her tender, the Bombshell captured and Febiger was commended for his gallantry and skill by Rear Admiral Lee. He was made Captain in 1868 and Commodore in 1874. He was promoted to Rear Admiral February 4, 1882 and July 1, 1882 was retired on his own application having been in the service over forty years.
Funeral services were held his afternoon. The burial will take place in the National Cemetery at Arlington.
Christian Carson Febiger (1787 - 1829)
Annie Catherine Ryan Febiger (1824 - 1881)
Ellen T. Roche Febiger (1834 - 1889)
Ellen Febiger (1856 - 1857)*
George F Febiger (1866 - 1870)*
Lea Febiger (1819 - 1823)*
John Carson Febiger (1821 - 1898)
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 1, Lot 189.
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Record added: Sep 20, 2009
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