Goldsborough, J. R. (John Rodgers), 1808-1877

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John Rodgers Goldsborough (1808-1877) was a Union Naval Commodore who commanded the U.S. Steamer, Florida off Saint Simons Island, Georgia during the Civil War.

From the description of John Rodgers Goldsborough letter to his wife, 1862. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 608222187

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referencedIn Florida (Battleship). Records, 1931. University of Florida
creatorOf Goldsborough, Mary Pennington. John R. Goldsborough papers, 1861-1867. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn John R. Goldsborough papers, Goldsborough, John R. papers, 1861-1867 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Goldsborough, John Rodgers, 1808-1877. John Rodgers Goldsborough letter to his wife, 1862. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
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Relation Name
associatedWith Butler, Pierce, 1807-1867 person
associatedWith Couper, J. Hamilton (James Hamilton), 1794-1866 person
associatedWith Florida (Battleship) corporateBody
associatedWith Godon, Sylvanius, d. 1879. person
correspondedWith Goldsborough, Mary Pennington person
associatedWith Goldsborough, Mary Pennington person
associatedWith Merrimack (Frigate) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Georgia--Saint Simons Island
Wassaw Island (Ga.)
Jekyll Island (Ga.)
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)
Frederica (Ga.)
Slaves--Education--19th century
Slaves--19th century
Slaves--Social conditions--19th century


Birth 1808-07-02

Death 1877-06-22



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