Joseph Macomber

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Joseph Macomber

  • Birth 14 Jun 1783 Dutchess County, New York, USA
  • Death 21 Nov 1859 Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 26905789

Son of John Macomber and Mary Davol.

Brother of Judge John Macomber and Wesson Macomber



May have also used Josiah.

Married Marie/ Maria Hammond, daughter of Samuel Hammond and Hannah Sheperd. Maria and Joseph had one child by her before her death, Egbert.

Married Elizabeth Thompson.

Had a tavern.

Had a store and blacksmith shop near Boston. In 1818 they sold their business and moved "west" to Silver Lake in Susquheana Co. Pennsylvania.
Had a nick name of " Mac the Bear" in the Military
War of 1812 Vet Washburn's 4th Mass militia
Remained at rank of Private

"Joseph Macomber and his son Charles came to Winslow from Jo Daviess County in 1836. Joseph even when an old man, perhaps remembering stern days on the new frontiers, went well armed at all times. Under his leather jacket he carried a large pistol secured by a line around his neck, he never left the house without his rifle; these arms he continued to carry to the time of his death."

History of Stephenson County, pg. 18, 1970.


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  • Created by: Macomber
  • Added: 17 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26905789
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Macomber (14 Jun 1783–21 Nov 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26905789, citing Rock Lily Cemetery, Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Macomber (contributor 46980260) .