28 October 2011

Ephraim Newcomb 1757-1795

From B.M. Newcomb's book:

MSS. No. 1467 - Name Ephraim Newcomb. Residence Salem Co. Rank Private. Time of entrance March 17, 1778. 9 days in service.

20 October 2011

Della Newcomb and Edward Clark

B.M. Newcomb indicated that Delia Miriam Clark (b. 28 Apr 1846) was the daughter of Julia Ann (Kelley) and Sylvester H. Newcomb. Presumably Delia was short for Fidelia (which appears as her name in the 1850 census). However, census and cemetery records indicate that she was called Delia. BMN gave her husband's name as Eberly E. Clark. Census and cemetery records indicate that he was called Edward (possible his middle name).

14 October 2011

Eleazer Newcomb 1755 - 1823

From B.M. Newcomb's book:

Eleazer performed important service in the War of the Revolution. He enlisted at Horse Neck, from Wethersfield, Conn.,, 6 Feb. 1777, for three years in the Co. of Capt. Childs, 5th Connecticut Regt., Col. Philip B. Bradley; served as corporal to 1 Jan. 1780; was discharged at Bearskin Ridge, N.J., 6 Feb. 1780; was in battles of Germantown and Monmouth; received a pension under Act of 1818.

08 October 2011

Dayton Newcomb 1752/3 - 1809

From B.M. Newcomb's book:

Col. Dayton Newcomb served in the War of the Revolution as Second Lieutenant in Capt. Page's co., Col. Enos Seely's Battalion; also as lieutenant in First Battalion; later as captain; then as colonel. "Auditor Book B, page 1 - Lieut Daton Newcomb Regt 1 Cumberland under Brig Newcomb." "MSS. No. 3896 Cumberland Militia Daton Lieut." "Auditor Acct C... Paid to Daten Newcomb April 24, 1778 £120: 0: 0... page 154 (Book B) Officers name, Lieut Datton Newcomb, Amt. £141:7:6." "Inv. 4660 - Name - Dayton Newcomb Residence - County of Cumberland Capt. 1st Regt. Cum. Co. Militia immediately after May 1, 1776. Sergeant Richard Sayres & others of Capt Azel Pierson's company detailed to serve under him at Tindal's Island near mouth Cohansey Creek & served on guard until the end of Aug 4 mo."

02 October 2011

David Newcomb 1763 - 1819

From B.M. Newcomb's book:

In the War of the Revolution David Newcomb shipped with his brother Thomas, the latter part of May 1778, as marine on board the frigate Dean, Capt. Hindham of New London; returned to Boston after capturing two merchant vessels, one a very valuable prize; absent three months. He served in Rhode Island on 2 Aug. 1778, under Capt. Jonathan Rudd; discharged 12 Sept. 1778, service under Genl. Sullivan; he also served in the 5th Brigade of Militia, 12th Connecticut Regt. A return for his service was signed 12 Sept. 1781, by "Jon Kyes, Brigade Major".