26 October 2009

Jesse Newcomb (b. 1883 or 1885)

Jesse Newcomb (b. 1 Jan 1961, MBN #1341) was the father of Jesse Earl Newcomb (BMN# 2451).  B.M. Newcomb's book states that Jesse Earl Newcomb was born in 1883 and that he was the son of Jesse Newcomb's first wife, Jennie Cady. However, census records indicate that he was born in 1885, which would make him the son of Jesse's second wife, Annie Hallam. BMN has a death date for Jennie in 1884, and a marriage date for Jesse and Anna in 1885. The length of their marriage is given as 16 years in the 1900 census, which would suggest 1884 rather than 1885. But it is given as only 20 in the 1910 census, which would make it 1890; this seems unlikely since their sons Guy and Charles were both born before 1900.

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