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Isaac Newcomb

Birthplace: Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Death: May 16, 1761 (61)
Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Newcomb and Elizabeth Newcomb
Husband of Thankful Newcomb and Mary Newcomb
Father of Bennony Newcomb; Thankful Newcomb; Bethiah Field; Capt. Thomas Newcomb; Nathaniel Newcomb, Died Young and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Feesie; Ebenezer Newcomb and Ebenezer Newcomb, Died Young
Half brother of Ruth Doucet

Occupation: Housewright, Surveyor of timber, Surveyor of highways, Constable
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About Isaac Newcomb

Town Records

  • These following were married by ye Rev. Mr Niles. Isaac Newcomb & Thankful White, 9th April 1722. pg.746
  • December the twenty sixth 1722, Bennony the son of Isaac Newcomb & Thankful, his wife was born. pg. 713
  • Thankful Newcomb died December the 30th, 1722, pg.726
  • Bennony Newcomb Died the 9th Day of May, 1723, pg. 726

Source: Records of the Town of Braintree 1640-1793; Town of Braintree; Randolph, Mass.; Daniel H. Huxford, Printer;1886; pg.746


Payne- Joyce Genealogy

41108. Isaac Newcomb. Born on 24 Apr 1700 in Braintree, MA. Isaac died in May 1761 in Braintree, MA. Buried on 16 May 1761 in Braintree, MA. On 17 Nov 1724 when Isaac was 24, he married Mary Jackson (39631) , daughter of Edmund Jackson (2 Aug 1672-26 Feb 1723/4) & Mary Whitmarsh (21685) (12 Jun 1674-5 Jul 1737), in Weymouth, MA. Born on 30 Nov 1696 in Weymouth, MA.79

Perhaps Mary, the wife of Thomas Nash, was the daughter of Sebas and Sarah (Baker) Jackson born at Newton 26 Dec 1687.214

Children of Thomas and Mary (Jackson) Nash, born at Weymouth:

  • i. Ruth Nash, b. 1715;
  • ii. Mary Nash, b. 1718;
  • iii. Sarah Nash, b. 1720; and
  • iv. Daniel Nash, b. 24 Feb 1723/4.

Children of Isaac and Mary (Jackson) (Nash) Newcomb, born at Weymouth or Braintree:

  • i. Thankful Newcomb, b. 23 Oct 1725, d. ca. Aug 1745 at Weymouth;
  • ii. Bethiah Newcomb, b. 28 Nov 1727;
  • iii. Thomas Newcomb, b. 15 Jun 1730, d. 15 Jul 1799 at Quincy;
  • iv. Nathaniel Newcomb, b. 8 Aug 1732, d. ca. Sep 1747 at Braintree;
  • v. Micah Newcomb, b. ca. 1733, d. 6 Jul 1825 at Quincy; and
  • vi. Betty Newcomb, b. ca. 1737.


Entry for Isaac Newcomb

Isaac Newcomb (John, John, Francis), b. in Braintree, Mass. Apr. 24, 1700;  house wright; m. Apr. 4 or 9, 1722, Thankful, dau. of Samuel and Anna (Buigley) White; b. in Weymouth, Apr. 17, 1700; she was "admitted to half -way covenant" in chh., Dec. 9, 1722, and d. in south precinct of Braintree, now Randolph, Dec. 3O, 1722. He m. 2d., Nov. 17, 1724, Mary Nash of Weymouth. Mr N. owned lands in the South Precinct, now Randolph, where he was first town clerk, 1729; removed soon after 1730 to N. part of Braintree, now Quincy, where he d.; his son Thomas was appointed administrator of his estate, July 11, 1761. In 1737 he and wife Mary sold John Hayward their house and 20 acres land for 450 (pounds); in 1758 he sold son Thomas house and one- half acre, near Ebenezer Newcomb's, for 70 (pounds). Mr. N. served in the Old French War; was in R. Thayer's Co., 1747.
  • 1 Benoni, b. Dec. 26, 1722; d. May 9, 1723
  • 2 Thomas, b. June 15, 1730; m. Bethiah Copeland
  • 3 Nathaniel, b. Aug. 8, 1732; probably d. young
  • 4 Micah, b. 1733; m. Molly Adams; 2d, Susannah Randall
  • 5 Betty, bap. 1737; m Feb. 24, 1757, Joseph Curtiss

There was a Lot Newcomb living in Braintree in 1810 who may have belonged to this family

Source: Genealogical Memoir of the Newcomb Family: Containing Records of Nearly Every Person of the Name in America From 1635-1874; By John Bearse Newcomb; Knight and Lord Printers; Chicago; 1874; Pg.452-53


Entry for Isaac Newcomb

He was elected surveyor of timber 1732 to 1735, surveyor of highways 1747,1756, constable 1751 but was excused from it, was precinct clerk of the South Parish 1729.

59-85, Jul.10,1761 - Thomas Newcomb, housewright administrator of late father Isaac Newcomb, housewright with Joseph Field, cordwainer, & Ebenezer Newcomb Jr., yeoman.

59-209, Inventory, Jul.27,1761 - 18 acres land, 1 a. cedar swamp, 10 a. part upland & swamp.

61-287 - Account

61-287 - Quit claim to estate of Isaac Newcomb by Joseph Curtis & wife Betty, her father, Aug.18,1762.

61-289 - Quit claim to estate of Isaac Newcomb by Gilford Field & wife Bethiah, her father, Aug.18,1762.


The Old French War

The Old French War, so called to distinguish it from that of 1753, was declared by Louis XV. on March 15, 1744, and accepted by England, March 29th. It was two months after before the news reached New England although known a month earlier by the French of Canada. To secure the friendship and active aid of the Six Nations, the Governor of New York called a council of the chiefs of the confederacy, who met at Albany, June 18, 1744 and "renewed, strengthened and brightened the covenant chain that had so long tied them and the subjects of his majesty the great king their father, in mutual ties of friendship."

Although inclining to peace they promised in the strongest terms to stand by their friends if attacked. During this war as in the others preceding it, the French and their allies were the most actively aggressive, sending out almost daily small parties of their Indians to annoy and distress the frontier settlements and bring back such plunder and captives as they could find. The points of attack in this Province were settlements along the Mohawk and Hudson, particularly Saratoga, Schenectady and Albany and the outlying places.

No family was safe unless protected by blockhouse or palisade; no man was exempt from military duty save by age or infirmity. In Schenectady and Albany each, able bodied men kept watch and ward every third or fourth night. French and English reports alike give sad accounts of shocking barbarities practiced on both sides by skulking parties of savages and white men. The following examples, among many others taken from French reports, clearly show the cruelties practiced by these two Christian nations, who rewarded their savage allies in proportion to the number of scalps returned.



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Isaac Newcomb's Timeline

April 24, 1700
Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
December 26, 1722
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
October 23, 1725
November 28, 1727
June 15, 1730
Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
August 8, 1732
October 23, 1737