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Col John Navarre Macomb, Jr

Col John Navarre Macomb, Jr

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 16 Mar 1889 (aged 77)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Grave 75
Memorial ID 28382161 · View Source
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He was appointed to USMA Sept 1, 1828 and
graduated 14th in his class, brevet 2nd Lieut.,4th US Artillery Sept 1,1832. His military career included exploration with the topographical corps. In 1859, he led an expedition in search of the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers. The geologist for the trek was John Strong Newberry. "On a blazing afternoon in the summer of 1859, a U.S. Army reconnaissance unit led by Captain John S. Macomb discovered the landscape that is now Canyonlands National Park." Just a few miles north of the Macomb expedition route, on a promontory called Needles Overlook, the BLM has built a viewing balcony at the brink of the Orange Cliffs with a monument to him.

John married his cousin Czarina Carolina Macomb in Washington, DC on March 7, 1838. She died in that city on April 24, 1846. The name, John Navarre Macomb, via their only surviving child,findagrave #63504234, continued in direct line until July 8,2000 when the last J.N. Macomb, V died in Illinois in 2000, with no descendants.

On April 2, 1850, Col. Macomb married Nanny Rodgers, dau. of Commodore John and Minerva Rodgers. They had 6 children; their first child, William Henry, died as an infant.



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  • Created by: Shirley Stanton
  • Added: 19 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28382161
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col John Navarre Macomb, Jr (9 Apr 1811–16 Mar 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28382161, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Shirley Stanton (contributor 46546723) .