14 May 2012

John and David Newcomb from VA

A reader sent me this inquiry:

In John Bearse Newcomb's Geneological Memoir of the Newcomb Family, on pg. 531 he lists a John Newcomb that immigrated to Charlotte, Va. about 1774, and married Elizabeth Malcolm. He died in 1811. JBN lists 10 children with the last being David who left before the War of 1812 and was not heard from. He also lists a David Newcomb from Cocke Co., Tenn. who married Mary Jane Lane in Halifax Co., Va. in 1800, and then served in the War of 1812 from Tenn. on pg. 546.

Has anyone found any data that would show that these Davids are the same individual? I've seen David Newcomb from Tennessee on several Ancestry.com family trees that show him with a father named John. But they don't have citations to confirm anything. Help would be appreciated. Thanks.

1 comment:

  1. Just a note - JBN says that the widow of David Newcomb made an application for a land warrant in 1955, witnessed by Levi and Milly Newcomb. In my database I have Levi Newcomb and his wife Milly of Tennessee - Levi's age would be right to possibly make him a grandson or nephew of David and Mary Jane. Levi and Milly (listed in the 1880 census in Monroe Co. TN) had several children, including sons named John and David.


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