07 January 2011

David Barnaby Newcomb (1827-1889)

B.M. Newcomb wrote:

Mr. Newcomb owned the west half, one hundred and fifty acres, of the farm which was once in the possession of his father, John, and grandfather, Benjamin newcomb, the latter having built the house. He was a school teacher for several years, afterward a farmer; in 1863, 18 May, commissioned justice of the peace; 18 Sept. 1863, major of Second Regt., K.C. of Nova Scotia Militia. He was also a newspaper correspondent; wrote essays and delivered lectures; author of a serie of lectures published in pamphlet form -- "How to Win, or the Dignity of Labor". he was one of the leading men of the town and county in which he resided, Sheffield Mills, Cornwallis.

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