12 May 2011

James Newcomb 1754-1843

Frolm B.M. Newcomb's book:

James Newcomb entered the Revolutionary War as a private, Mar. 1775, in Co. of Capt. Joseph Smith. One record shows enlistment "July 17, 1775, discharged Dec. 31, 1775. Service 5 mo. 27 d., in defense of seacoast." He was stationed at Wellfleet until Feb 1776; then marched to Truro, and was discharged in the middle of Mar. following.

"James, Sailor, Sloop 'Martha' Nathaniel Stone Master, bound on voyage to North Carolina; portage bill dated Boston, Jan 22, 1777; shipped Dec. 25, 1776." He was afterward in command of a ship running between Charlestown, Mass., and Charleston, S.C.; was also in service with Capt. Lemuel Newcomb of Wellfleet.

He became a pensioner under Act of Congress of 1832.

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