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LTC Robert Macomb
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1783
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1832
Kings Bridge
Bronx County
New York, USA

Robert was the youngest of 8 children when his family moved from Detroit to New York City in 1885. Their large home was built at #7 Broadway (now #39) and became the residence of Pres. Washington from Feb 1790-July 1790. Robert graduated from Columbia College in 1802 and received a master of arts degree 3 years later.
He and Mary Cornell Pell were married on Nov. 3, 1806.

Robert became a lawyer and served as clerk of the Court of General Sessions at New York from 1811-1813 and from 1815-1817. He held the rank of Lt. Colonel during the War of 1812, serving as an aide to Gov. Tompkins of NY.

In 1813, Robert petitioned the NY State Legislature for permission to build a dam across the Harlem River, from Bussing's Point to Devoe Point, that would transform the waters into a mill pond to furnish power. A causeway and a bridge were erected. Several schemes ensued without success. By 1828, NY Hydraulic owned Macomb's Dam.* It continued its controversial and tempestuous history for many years.
"The Story of the Bronx", Stephen Jenkins, 1912 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Alexander Macomb (1748 - 1831)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Cornell Pell Macomb (1785 - 1854)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Macomb (____ - 1824)*
  Julia Macomb (1809 - 1830)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Navarre Macomb (1774 - 1810)*
  Alexander Macomb (1782 - 1841)*
  Robert Macomb (1783 - 1832)
  Elizabeth Maria Macomb Flandreau (1795 - 1873)*
  Martha Keturah Macomb Dinsmore (1797 - 1859)*
  Edwin Bennett Macomb (1802 - 1831)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Pauls Church Cemetery
Mount Vernon
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Pell Vault
 
Maintained by: Shirley Stanton
Originally Created by: Floral Designer
Record added: Dec 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62403056
LTC Robert Macomb
Added by: Shirley Stanton
 
LTC Robert Macomb
Added by: Floral Designer
 
LTC Robert Macomb
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- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 30, 2014

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 Added: Aug. 23, 2011
 
 
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