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".

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