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John Newcomb

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Province of New York
Death: Died in Cornwallis, Kings County, Province of Nova Scotia
Immediate Family:

Son of Simeon Newcomb; Simon Newcomb; Deborah Newcomb and Deborah Newcomb
Husband of Alice Newcomb
Father of Katherine Webster; Alice Marsh; Capt. Eddy Newcomb; Abigail English; Abraham Newcomb and 3 others
Brother of Andrew Newcomb; Rebecca Ward; Thomas Newcomb; Hezekiah Newcomb; Obadiah Newcomb and 6 others

Managed by: Margaret Irene Schaeffer
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About Deacon John Newcomb

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JOHN Newcomb (b. Abt. 1688, d. February 23, 1765)

JOHN Newcomb was born Abt. 1688 in Edgarton, Dukes Co., Marthas Vinyard, Massachusetts, and died February 23, 1765 in Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia. He married Alice Lombard on September 23, 1709 in Edgarton, Dukes Co., Marthas Vinyard, Massachusetts, daughter of Jonathan Lombard and Elizabeth Eddy.


From John Bearse Newcomb's book, published in 1874:

Removed to Lebanon Ct. where he was admitted to the First Church March 20 1715, and his wife June 8, 1718. They settled in the north part of town called the "Crank", "Second Society", or "North Society", which in 1804 was set off from Lebanon as a town under the name of Columbia. Upon the organization of the Second Society, 1718, he joined it and became first deacon, an office which he held 42 years, or until his removal to Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, in 1760. He took the "Freeman's Oath" in Lebanon, date not given; was elected surveyor of highways 1725, and selectman 1744.

He made several purchases and sales of real estate in Lebanon; his first, January 28, 1716-17, from Thomas Root, 69 acres in the 3rd division; consideration £20. In 1729 he received from his father 20 acres in Lebanon; consideration, "love, respect and good will that I bear to my son John Newcomb".

Deacon Newcomb held various appointments in the ecclesiastical society; from the church records it appears that in 1738 he was chosen as one of the most judicious, prudent and skillful of the brethren of the church to assist in the management of all affairs in church government. In 1741 he was on the committee with Deacon Eliakim Tupper to manage the prudentials of the parish; from Society Rate Bill, containing 154 names, made out by the that year for "defraying the necessary charges in the north parish in Lebanon", £330 16s 9d, it appears he paid the highest tax but one in the parish, his tax being £5 11s 2d. Of the amount raised, £290 was for the support of Rev. Eleazer Wheelock, who was their pastor 35 years and afterward first president of Dartmouth College.

In 1744 Mr. Newcomb was on a committee to see that a school be kept in the parish the year ensuing. In summer of 1760 Deacon Newcomb, his wife, and their children Eddy, Abigail and john, perhaps also Jonathan, and their families, removed to Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, and settled upon lands vacated by the deportation of the French Acadians, 1755-56; the three sons were among the grantors of the township of Cornwallis, 1761. In 1762 Deacon Newcomb assisted in the organization of the First Presbyterian Church, to which many of descendants have since belonged.

The town records of Cornwallis contain the following notice of the deaths of Mr. Newcomb and his wife: "Deacon John Newcomb Departed this Life the 22nd day of February Anno Domini 1765". "Ellis [Alice] Newcomb, wid of Dec John Newcomb Departed this Life January the 8th Day A.D. 1767 Aged about 77 1/2 years." The farm upon which they died has ever since been in the possession of their descendants, each bearing the name John; it is now owned by their g.g. grands. Elder John Samuel Newcomb.

A correspondent writes: "His descendants were persons of strict uprightness, stern integrity and unflinching perseverance, many having remarkable developments of natural talent and native energy."

John was born about 1688. John is the child of Simon Newcomb and Deborah Unknown. John passed away about 1765. [2]

Name Name: John /Newcomb/[3] Residence Name: John Newcomb Arrival Year: 1760 Arrival Place: Nova Scotia, Canada Family Members: Wife Alice Lombard; Son Jonathan; Son John; Son Simon[4] Place: Cornwallis, NS; Lebanon, Ct Ordination Date: 20 MAR 1715 Place: First Chh., Lebanon, CT Note Note: #N264 Notes Note N264John Newcomb - 4th child of Simon who is third child of Andrew who is 2nd child of Andrew Newcomb. (Simon,3 Andrew,2 Andrew1) Deacon John b: Abt. 1688 in Edgartown, Marthas Vine yard, Mass., New England d: February 23, 1765 in Cornwallis, Kings Co, Nova Scotia, Canada .......... +Alice Lombard b: October 19, 1686 in Edgartown, Marthas Vineyard, Mass m: September 23, 1709 in Edgartown, Marthas Vineyard, Mass, New England d: January 08, 1767 in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada .......... 5 Catherine Newcomb b: May 21, 1710 .......... 5 Alice Newcomb b: March 24, 1711/12 5 Eddy (5) Newcomb b: September 23, 1713 in Lebanon or Edgartown, Conn.or Mass d: Aft. October 19, 1781 in Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/k/e/l/Terence--P-Kelley/ODT2-0007.html Joseph Marsh, Sr., born Bef. March 05, 1670/71 in Hartford, CT; died 1755. He was the son of 3264. John Marsh III and 3265. Sarah Lyman. He married 1633. Hannah 1696. 1633. Hannah, born Bet. 1659 - 1685; died Bef. 1725. Children of Joseph Marsh and Hannah are: i. Elizabeth Marsh, born July 30, 1697 in Hartford, Connecticut; died 1770. 816 ii. Ensign Joseph Marsh II, born December 05, 1699 in Hartford, Connecticut; died 1753 in Lebanon, Connecticut; married Mercy Bill September 25, 1723. iii. Hannah Marsh, born November 09, 1704 in Hartford, Connecticut; died 1777; married Peleg Sprague February 24, 1731/32. iv. Pelaith Marsh, born December 08, 1704 in Hartford, Connecticut; died 1755; married Mary Moor May 10, 1731. v. Jonathan Marsh, born September 23, 1713 in Hartford, Connecticut; died 1760; married (1) Alice Newcomb 1733; married (2) Kaziah Phelps December 04, 1752. http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/m/a/r/Kirk-E-Mardock/GENE5-0020.html Andrew Newcomb and His Descendants Author: Bethuel Merritt Newcomb Call Number: R929.2 qN538.1 DEACON JOHN4 NEWCOMB (Simon3, Andrew2, Andrew1) b. in the p. 33 town of Edgartown (Island of Martha's Vineyard), Mass., about 1688, d. 23 Feb. 1765; m. at Edgartown, 23 Sept. 1709, Alice Lombard, b. 19 Oct. 1686, at Edgartown, d. 8 Jan. 1767, dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Eddy) Lombard of Eastham, granddau. of John and Hepzibah Eddy, and great-granddau. of John1 Daggett and Joshua and Abigail (Linnell) Lombard. Deacon John Newcomb removed to Lebanon, Conn., where he was admitted to the First Church, 20 Mar. 1715, and his wife was received into the church 8 June 1718. They settled in the northern part of the town, called the "Crank," "Second Society," or "North Society," which in 1804 was set off from Lebanon as a town under the name of Columbia. Upon the organization of the Second Society, in 1718, he joined it and became first deacon, an office which he held forty-two years, or until his removal to Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, in 1760. The date on which he took the "Freeman's Oath" in Lebanon is not recorded; he was elected surveyor of highways in 1725 and selectman in 1744. He made several purchases and sales of land in Lebanon. On 29 Jan. 1716-17, he bought from Thomas Root 69 acres in the third division; consideration œ20. In 1729 he received from his father 20 acres in Lebanon, consideration "love, respect and goodwill that I bear to my son John Newcomb." His name is mentioned many times in the church records. In 1738 he was chosen as "one of the most judicious, prudent and skillful of the brethren of the church to assist in the management of all affairs in church government." In 1741 he was on a committee with Deacon Eliakim Tupper to manage the prudentials of the parish. From the Society Rate Bill, containing one hundred and fifty-four names, made out by them that year for "defraying the necessary charges in ye North Parish in Lebanon," œ330 168 9d, it appears that Deacon John Newcomb paid the highest tax but one in the parish, this tax being œ5 118 2d. Of the amount raised, œ290 was for the support of Rev. Eleazer Wheelock, who was their pastor for 35 years, and afterward first president of Dartmouth College. The following is a facsimile of Dea. John Newcomb's autograph upon the Rate Bill: In 1744 Mr. Newcomb was on a committee to see that a school be kept in the parish the ensuing year. Tradition says that John Newcomb, at the age of 72 years, made a trip to Nova Scotia in order to investigate conditions. He was so favorably impressed with the country that he returned to Connecticut and immediately began preparations for removing his family to Nova Scotia. Deacon John Newcomb was evidently the recognized head of the family, for it is certain that three generations of Newcombs were among the pioneer settlers. Old Deacon Newcomb worked valiantly with others in bringing the settlement into a condition of order. He was prominent in religious and secular affairs, p.34 but his greatest interest was in the establishment of a church. In the summer of 1760 he brought his wife and their children, Eddy, Abigail, and John, and perhaps also Jonathan and their families, to the lands vacated by the deportation of the French Acadians, 1755-6. The three sons were among the grantees of the township of Cornwallis,(*) 1761. In 1762 Deacon Newcomb assisted in the organization of the First Presbyterian Church, to which many of his descendants have since belonged. The homestead upon which both Deacon Newcomb and his wife died has for generations remained in the possession of their descendants, three consecutive generations bearing the name of John. A correspondent writes: "His descendants were persons of strict uprightness, stern integrity and unflinching perseverance, many having remarkable developments of natural talent and native energy." The town records of Cornwallis contain the following notice of the deaths of Mr. Newcomb and his wife: "Deacon John Newcomb Departed this Life the 22nd day of February Anno Domini 1765." "Ellis (Alice) Newcomb widw of sd Decn John Newcomb Departed this Life January the 8th Day A. D. 1767 Aged about 77 1/2 years Sources •Genealogical memoir of the Newcomb family, By John Bearse Newcomb, published in 1874 •Source: S00099 Title: Compendium of American Genealogist, First Families •Eaton, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton, The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia, The Salem Press Company, 1910, pg 71, 74, 757 (Available at Archive.org and other online sources) 1.↑ Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850 [database on-line]. 2.↑ Entered by Carole Lathrop, Nov 13, 2012 3.↑ Source: #S00099 4.↑ SMITH, LEONARD H., JR., and NORMA H. SMITH. Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. 546p. Acknowledgments •Created on 14 April 2010 through the import of Jamie 2010_2010-04-10.ged. •Carole Lathrop, firsthand knowledge. •Created through the import of Bishop Family Tree.ged on 18 February 2011. •Newcomb-302 created through the import of Towne-Weeden.ged on May 29, 2011 by J X. •Newcomb-301 created through the import of Towne-Weeden.ged on May 29, 2011 by J X. •Newcomb-546 created through the import of VT_SAVAGE.ged on Jul 30, 2012 by Karen Kunz.

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Deacon John Newcomb's Timeline

1688
1688
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Province of New York
1710
May 21, 1710
Age 22
Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1712
1712
Age 24
1713
September 23, 1713
Age 25
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Province of Massachusetts
1715
November 16, 1715
Age 27
Lebanon, New London, CT, USA
1718
July 22, 1718
Age 30
1720
July 22, 1720
Age 32
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA
1722
August 21, 1722
Age 34
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA
1724
October 10, 1724
Age 36