30 November 2011

Lemuel Newcomb

From B.M. Newcomb's book:

A hero of the Revolutionary War, he entered the service 13 Jan. 1776, in Winslow Lewis' Co. at Cambridge, and served without absence until discharged in Jan. 1777. He served also in the company of Capt. Elijah Vose, Col. John Graton's Regt.; was in the battle of Lake Champlain when Gen. Arnold was defeated.

Before and after the above service he was in the state militia; he was a pensioner under the Act of 1818; Rep., Gen'l Connecticut, Massachusetts, 1801-4-6.

23 November 2011

Kinner Newcomb 1756-1840

From biographical sources:

A patriot soldier, Kinner Newcomb served during the War of the Revolution. He enlisted from Nine Partners in June 1776, in the Co. of Capt. Melancton Smith's Rangers, Stephen Haight, Lieut-Col.; rendered nearly five months' service there, and at Verplanks Point, Poughkeepsie, and on the Peekskill Mountains, in apprehending and guarding Tories. In Aug. 1777 he enlisted at Nine Partners in Capt. John Rouse's Co., joined the regiments of Col. Graham in Gen. Glover's brigade at Lansingburgh, marched to Stillwater, encamped on Bemis Heights until 16 Oct., then pursued the retreating army of Gen. Burgoyne, which surrendered on the 19th. Soon afterwards he returned to Albany, then Esopus, a part of the time having only roasted apples for food; was discharged at the end of three months. He was also in the Co. of Capt. Wanderburgh, Second N.Y. Regt.; served in Col. Philip Courtlandt's regiment, a portion of the time as orderly sergt.; was named Col. Marinus Willett; was a private in the Fifth Regt., Rosecranse Co. Jan 1778 to Jan 1782.

He afterward drew 600 acres of land for his services; was a pensioner under Act of 1828, and his widow Olive under Act of 1853.

18 November 2011

07 November 2011

George Newcomb 1754-1787

From B.M. Newcomb's book:

George Newcomb served in the Revolutionary War, as shown by the following records:

"George Newcomb, Drummer, Capt. Nathan Smith's co., enlisted Oct. 5, 1775, service to Dec. 1, 1775, 2 mo. 1 day. Company stationed at Martha's Vineyard in defense of sea cost." "George, Drummer, Capt. Nathan Smith's Co., Enlisted Jan 18, 1776; Service to Sept. 1, 1776, 7 mo. 14 days. Co. stationed at Martha's Vineyard for defense of seacoast."

03 November 2011

Ethan Newcomb 1763-1849

From the Newcomb genealogy books:

A hero in the War of the Revolution, he volunteered at the age of 16 in the militia service, and served at various periods nearly 2 years. the militia were often called out for emergencies and for guard duty. He served one tour of 10 months and another of 2 months in the Co. of Capt. William Low, Lieut. Reuben Cheeseman, most of the time under his uncle, Gen. Silas Newcomb, guarding the banks of the Delaware River 60 miles below Philadelphia and near its mouth, the object being to prevent the landing of refugees to plunder the inhabitants. Mr. N. received no compensation from the State, but had his share of prize money in capturing a boat. He was a pensioner under Act of Congress, 1832. He signed his application for a pension with a cross.