07 November 2007

Green County Kentucky

A reader wrote the following:

A line of Newcombs originated in Maryland and found their way to Kentucky in the 1790s and early 1800s. The base line ancestors that have been well documented are Mathew (MD - 1795), Isaac (MD - 1793), and John Wesley "Turk" MD 1790. The family names they married into in my line were Holland, Davis, Caulk, Benningfield, Sapp, Burris (var. sp.) among others. This line populated the Rolling Fork Branch of the Salt River Watershed and the Valleys of the upper Green River in central Kentucky.

At one time this line of Newcombs was well discussed on this site and others.

I will be sending email ticklers to some who have contributed here-to-fore and invite new submitters for this line.

I have come down through a branch that has the spelling of Newcome. That change was due to an enumerator's error in the 1850 Census.

Have you other Newcombs come across my line?

John Newcome


  1. I don't think I have much information on this line. In my database I have a John Wesley Newcomb, Jr., born 15 Sep 1890 at Taylors Island MD. No information on his family.

  2. Thanks.

    John Wesley was a popular name in the Newcomb line that originated in MD. The three brothers Matthew, John Wesley (Turk) and Isaac are prominenly documented in the various census reports of Green, Taylor and Marion counties Kentucky. They seem to have originated in the Eastern Shore of MD, north of the Choptank.

  3. timnewcombMarch 19, 2009

    John Wesley Newcomb Jr. was my Great Great Grandfather.

  4. Tim -- Thanks for posting here. Perhaps you can answer some of the questions about this family line.


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