17 October 2009

Calvin Newcomb (b. 1822)

Calvin Newcomb (b. 20 Oct 1822) was the son of Luther Newcomb (b. 13 Apr 1786, BMN #363) and Narcissa Babcock (b. 13 Oct 1786).  B.M. Newcomb said that he died unmarried. But in the 1850 census we see him at age 27, living with his mother Narcissa, age 64, and with Rebecca Jane, age 21, and Otis F. age one. In the 1860 census we find Calvin Newcomb still with Rebecca and Otis, and with four more children. It's true, the 1850 and 1860 censuses do not list family relationships, so it's possible that Calvin wasn't married to this woman and that the children weren't his. But that seems unlikely. In the 1870 and 1880 census, we see Rebecca and some of the children with her second husband, Frank Chapman.

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