13 March 2012

William Newcomb 1733-1814

From B.M. Newcomb's book:

Tradition says that William Newcomb was a loyalist at the time of the Revolutionary War and was compelled to leave the country. He returned with his family to Cornwallis, but removed, about 1780, to Warren, Conn. The last years of his life were spent with his daughter Sarah. He nearly ruined his health, when a young man, in a successful attempt to remove a tree which had fallen upon his father, and was never afterward able to endure hard labor. His children were born in Cornwallis, where, it is stated upon good authority, he left a considerable tract of land undisposed of.

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