08 November 2009

Norman Simeon Newcomb (b. 1836)

Norman Simeon Newcomb (BMN #2033) was born 4 Nov 1836, the son of  Hiram Newcomb (1810-1889) and Almira Baxter (1815-1890).  Was Norman's name (or middle name) really John? Or did he perhaps change it to John? Or did B.M. Newcomb have him confused with someone else? He does not apepar with his parents in the 1850 census, although there is a Norman Newcomb of the right age living with the Ladd family in Tolland CT. In the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses, there is a John Newcomb whose wife and children are exactly the ones BMN attributed to Norman. I have listed those census records with Norman, and have kept the wife and children with him, but I am not convinced it's the same person.

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