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John Henry Upshur
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1823
Northampton County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 30, 1917
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Mexican-American War, Civil War

Born John Henry Nottingham, his name was changed at his mother's request, because of the naval prominence of her family.

He was married to Katherine Alica Williams (1834-August 22, 1864) in 1851, and they had the following children (some of whom kept their father's birth name):
Custis Parke (Upshur) Nottingham b. August 21, 1852-1920 (buried as Custis Parke Upshur, Ensign, U.S. Navy); George Lyttleton (Upshur) Nottingham b. February 8, 1856 in Washington, DC.; Kate (Upshur) Nottingham b. March 12, 1861; Gertrude (Upshur) Nottingham b. July 23, 1862; Harri N. (Upshur) Nottingham; Harri P. (Upshur) Nottingham

After Katherine's death, he married Agnes Maxwell in 1868, and they remained together the rest of the Admiral's life; she died on July 2, 1917; Katherine and Agnes are interred with him along with several of their children.

Admiral Upshur was appointed a midshipman on November 4, 1841, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1848, and
his first assignment was with the Mediterranean Squadron.

He also served with Commodore Perry's expedition opening up Japan to commerce.

At the opening of the Civil War, he was serving as an instructor at the Naval Academy at Annapolis.

His last assignment was as Commander of the Pacific Squadron from 1882 to 1885. Rear Admiral Upshur retired on June 1, 1885, and died in Washington, D.C., on May 30, 1917.
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Kate Alicia Williams Upshur (1832 - 1864)
  Agnes Maxwell Upshur (1833 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Custis Parke Upshur (1852 - 1920)*
  George Lyttleton Upshur (1856 - 1938)*
  Kate Upshur Moorhead (1860 - 1927)*
  Gertrude Upshur Hunt (1862 - 1944)*
  Harrie P. Upshur (1862 - 1865)*
  Harrie N. Upshur (1865 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section ES, Site 1883
 
Created by: Ralph W. Morton
Record added: Jun 23, 2008
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John Henry Upshur
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John Henry Upshur
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- SLGMSD
 Added: Nov. 13, 2013
Rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Oct. 23, 2013
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