Admiral david glasgow farraguts historic gravesite is in lot number 1429 44 section 14 a large circle in the center of the woodlawn cemeterys larger aurora hill plot where farragut and his immediate family are interred farragut was the first person to be buried in the cemeterys aurora hill plot. David glasgow farragut was born at campbells station near knoxville tennessee on 5 july 1801 and died at portsmouth new hampshire on 14 august 1870 after fifty nine years of naval service farragut was appointed midshipman on 17 december 1810 and saw his first sea service off the coast of the united states in the frigate essex in 1811. The farragut ships association honors admiral david glasgow farragut the first us navy officer to hold the rank of admiral his legend began in the war of 1812 and lives on through the 21st century aboard the fifth ship to bear his name uss farragut ddg 99. Biography of david glasgow farragut americas first admiral david glasgow farragut was born on july 5 1801 at campbells station a few miles southwest of knoxville despite his scottish sounding name his father was spanish and his mother of irish descent
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