28 February 2010

Delia Yarrington

Martha Maria Newcomb (b. 18 Apr 1847) married Merrill Eugene Yarrington (b. Mar 1846) in 1868. They had one child. The old Newcomb books give her name as Grace, but in the census she is always listed as Delia.

Thomas Newcomb (b. 1675)

From Chalmers' Biographical Dictionary:

Newcomb (Thomas), M.A. son of a worthy clergyman in Herefordshire, and great grandson, by his mother's side, to the famous Spenser, was born in 1675, and was, for some time educated at Corpus Christi college, Oxford; but we do not find his name among the Graduates. He was afterwards chaplain to the second duke of Richmond, and rector of Stopham in Sussex, in 1734, when he published a translation of "Velleius Paterculus". For some time before this he lived at Hackney, in rather distressed circumstances. So early as 1718, he was author of an excellent poem, under the title of "Bibliotheca," which is preserved in the third volume of Nichols's "Select Collection of Miscellany poems," and on which Dr. Warton thinks Pope must have formed his goddess Dulness, in the "Dunciad." Besides the many productions of Dr. Newcomb reprinted in that collection, he was author of several poems of merit; particularly of "The last Judgment of Men and Angels, in twelve books, after the manner of Milton," 1723, folio, adorned with a fine metzotinto portrait; of another, "To her late majesty queen Anne, upon the Peace of Utrecht;" "An Ode to the memory of Mr. Rowe;" and another, "To the memory of the countess of Berkeley." He also translated several of Addison's Latin poems, and Philips's "Ode to Mr. St. John."

Dr. Newcomb died probably about 1766, in which year his library was sold, and when he must have been in his ninety-first year.

20 February 2010

Hester Newcomb (b. 1866)

David A. Newcomb (b. 4 Jun 1837, BMN #2275) married Frances Bridgeham in 1862. According to the old Newcomb books, they had a daughter named Ivey born in 1866, who died in 1879. However, the 1870 census shows them with a daughter of the right ager named Hester J.

10 February 2010

Edward Morton Newcomb

Edward Morton Newcomb (b. 16 Oct 1855, BMN #746) was the son of Lemuel Morton Newcomb (b. 3 Feb 1807) and Matilda Flagg (b. 1808). He married Maria S. Curtis (b. 31 Jul 1855) in 1877.  The old Newcomb books list his death date as 10 Dec 1892, but he was still alive for the 1920 and 1930 censuses.

08 February 2010

Saving Newcomb College

The Louisiana Court of Appeals will hear oral argument on the appeal of the case to save Newcomb College on March 4, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in New Orleans. For more information, see http://www.newcomblives.com.

03 February 2010

Charlotte Lyman (ca 1836)

Charlotte Lyman was the daughter of John West Lyman (b. 3 Nov 1809) and Jerusha Newcomb (b. 4 Apr 1807).  Based on her age in the census, she was born around 1836. According to the old Newcomb books, her parents were married in 1840. It is highly unlikely she was born before her parents' marriage. Either the marriage date is wrong, or she may have been the child of a previous marriage.