War of 1812 - Battle of Saratoga, New
General Alexander Macomb, Jr.
He became most famous as the Commanding Officer of a series of stunning U.S. victories during the war of 1812.
The Macomb House at 125 Main Street in Belleville was erected circa 1784-1797, and a frame addition to south end and all windows replaced about 1870.
See a photo at First Baptist Church of Bloomfield, taken 1935. The house was demolished in 1940.
This was originally the home of Sarah Macomb, a widow who lived here with her young daughter.
Around 1799 she took in her 17 year old nephew, Alexander Macomb, (1782-1841) who lived with her while he attended Newark Academy.
In 1803 he married his cousin Catharine and they continued to live here while he pursued his military career.
He later remarried:
Married: Maj. Gen. Alexander Macomb of the U.S. Army and Mrs. Harriet B. Wilson Balch, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Balch, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Georgetown, May 2, 1826, by the Rev. Mr. McCormick.
Additional research by Mike Perrone, Belleville Historical Society:
A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave
Belleville, New Jersey
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