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Genealogical memoir of the Newcomb family, containing records of nearly every person of the name in America from 1635-1874. Also the first generation of children descended from females who have lost the name Newcomb by marriage. With notices of the family in England during the past seven hundred yea online

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man, b. Sept. 11, 1817. Mr. X. resided in Troy, where he
was a confectioner; removed, 1852, to Luzerne, Warren Co.,
N. Y., Avhere he has since been engaged in forming. Issue :
1 Stephen L.,^ b. Apr. 20, 1840 ; d. Jnlv 5, 1840. 2 Catha-
rine E.,' b. Mar. 20, 1850; d. Nov. 23"^, 1850. 3 Caroline
EUzabeth,' b. Apr. 30, 1852 ; m. Sept. 15, 1868, Augustus
H. Cross, who d. Apr. 14, 1870 ; she m. 2d, in 1873, D. B.
Smith, clerk ; res. McHenry, McHenry Co., 111. 4 xVbram,'
b. Apr. 25, 1855.

7 Austin," b. June 27, 1816; d. in infancy.

8 Eliza M.," b. Dec. 18, 18] 7 ; m. Jacob Seabury ; had 9 cli. ; res.

Williamsburgh, Long Island, IST. Y.

9 John," b. Feb. 12, 1820, confectioner; m. Rosie Wheeler, and

d. Feb. 14, 1869 ; had 6 ch., 4 living.

10 Christina,* b. Aug. 19, 1821 ; m. James L. Seabury; has 7 ch.;

res. Peekskill, A^ Y.

11 Isaac,' b. Sept. 11, 1823 ; d. Oct. 1831.

12 Jacob,' b. May 27, 1827; d. 1830.

185 John Xewcomb' (JJyrenim' Oyrenius^Tliom-
a%^ Simon^ Andrew^ Andreio')^ b. Nov. 1, 1781, proba-
bly at Plattsburgb, N. Y,, shoemaker; m. Jan. 1, 1803,
Haiinali, dau. of Daniel and Waity Bissell, b. at Pitts-
town, N. Y. Resided at Troy, Pittstown, Peekskill,
Lansino-buro'h and Schao-Litieoke in N. Y. ; Tjotli d. at
last named place — she Xov. 11, 18()1: ; he Oct. 30, 1866.
Mr. X. served in War of 1812 in Art. Co. under Capt.
Edward Badger, Col. Stephen Thorn.

Issue :

1 Ann Eliza,* m. Roswell Brown, mason and singing teacher, and

d. at Schaghticoke.

2 Waity Jane," m. Roswell Brown, as his 2d wife (her sister. Ann

E., being his 1st) ; 6 ch.

3 Henry C.,* shoemaker; m. Caroline Douglass of Chateaugay, jST.

Y. ; resided at Troy, N. Y. ; had 2 dans.

4 Cyrenius William," shoemaker ; m. Chase; have 1 son

and 3 daus. : res. Troy, N". Y.

5 Sarah Amanda,® b. Jnlv 23, 1823; num.; res. Schaghticoke, N.Y.

6 Charlotte Maria,' b. Julv 23, 1823 : unm.; res. S.

7 John,^ d.

8 Sally,* b. June 1, 1828 ; d.

186 Hiram Kiiiner Neweoiiil)' {Cyreniiis' Gyre-

mus^ Thomas^ Simon^ Andrexv^ Andrew ^^ was b. in



264 THE NEWCOMB FiUIILY.

Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., K Y., Mar. 12, ,1799. At age
of 20 years he removed to Watertown, N. Y., and estab-
lished himself as a jeweler upon his arrival; continued
in the business there 41 years; d. Feb. 25, 1860. He
m. in W., Feb. 17, 1825, Clarissa, dau. of Col. Lee of the
U. S. Army, 1). in Schuyler, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1798; she
removed from W., in the spring of 1869, to Nora, in Jo
Daviess Co., 111., where she d. Dec. 15, 1869.



1 James Henry/ b. in W. June 5, 1832 ; d. at Brockville, Upper

Canada, Sept. 2. 1836.

2 George,' b. in Brockville, IT. C, Apr. 12, 1836 ; drowned from

off a steamboat 6 miles above New Orleans on evening of Feb.
10, 1866 ; at the time of his decease he was acting as govern-
ment auctioneer; he was the successor of his father in busi-
ness at Watertown.

3 James Henry/ b. in Watertown, JST. Y., Apr. 10, 1839; m. July

28, 1869, Julia Marie, dau. of Dr. Charles Orvis of Nora, for-
merly of Martinsburgh, Lewis Co., N. Y. Mr. N. enlisted in
Co. A, 1st Eegt. Wis. Vol. Inf., Nov. 3, 1861 ; was disch. on
account of heart disease, Oct. 8, 1862. After remaining at
home 3 months he was connected with the army as stevedore
at Aqua Creek, Va., scout in Department of the Gulf, and
sutler. Issue :

1 George Hiram,'' still-born Oct. 10, 1870.

2 Clarissa Hannah,** b. July 4, 1872.

187 Maj. Piatt Newcomb' {Kinne)'' Cyrenms"
Tliomas' Simon,' Andreiv,^ Andretv'') was ];>. in Platts-
burgh, Clinton Co., N. Y., Nov. 1, 1785— the 1st white
male ch. 1). in the town. He graduated at Union Col-
lege 1808 ; served in the War of 1812, as orderl)^, under
Capt. Seth Sherry, Col. Thomas Miller, in 36th Regt., at
Plattsburgh, 1813-14 ; was in a skirmish party at Beek-
mantown in advance of the British when they marched
on Plattsl)urgh in 1814; helped tear uj:* the Inidge at
P.; was stationed in the river Saranac at the time of
the l)attle of Plattsburgh to prevent the crossing of the
British. A part of his service was as adjt. on Gen. B.
Mover's staff, N. Y. Militia ; was commissioned inspector
of the 42d Brigade. He served as a member of the
Legislature of N. Y. He m. May 1 3, 1810, Ruth Scrib-



THE NEWCOMB FAMILY. 265

ner. Maj. N. resided in West Plattsburgli until Ms
decease in Aug. 1871.

Issue :

1 Kinuer/ drowned at Plattsburgli May 25, 1830, in 20th year.

2 Angeline L.,' b. Oct. 20, 1813 ; m. Apr. 29, 1838, Samuel New-

comb* {Samuel,'' Cyrenius," Chirenius,^ Thomas," Simon,^ An-
drew,^ Andrew'); res. West Plattsburgli, N. Y. ; family given
in another place.

3 Levi P.,' b. June 11, 1821, farmer; m. Nov. 18, 1858, Emilia L.

Barber, b. in Beekmautown, Columbia Co., N. Y. ; she d. Dec.
16, 1865. Mr. N. lives at West Plattsburgh, N. Y. ; has had
1 dau.

4 Sarah E.,« h. June 3, 1828 ; m. Dec. 24, 1857, Amos Barber,

farmer; b. in Beekmautown, N. Y.; resided at Plattsburgh,
where she d. July 7, 1866. Had 2 ch. — Clarissa only living.

5 Julia R.,** b. Apr. 16, 1830; unm. ; res. Plattsburgh.

188 Buell l^eweouihXAzanah'AzaHah^'Thomas,"
Simon' Andrew^ Andrew')^ h. in Dutchess Co., N. Y.,
Mar. 30, 1785; m. Mar. 15, 1810, Dorothea, dau. of Dill
and Merza (Nash) Sawyer of Piermont, N. H., b. Apr.
2, 1791; d. in Starkey,' Yates Co., N. Y, Apr. 2, 1834.
After the declaration of war between the U. S. and
Great Britain in 1812, both being American-born citi-
zens, the}^ lied from Onnstown, Canada, under a 3 days'
proclamation, the purport of Avhich was, to swear alle-
giance to the King of Great Britain and bear arms
under the King, or vacate the province. They left their
property and tied to the State of N. Y. ; located, in Mar.
1813, upon a farm in the then town of Reading, Steuben
Co., now Starkey, Yates Co., where he d. Dec. 22, 1832.
Seven of their ch. were taken care of and brought up
by his brother Hiram and sister Amanda.

Issue :

1 Hiram Azariah,* b. Aug. 4, 1811 ; m. Louisa Irene Page. 395

2 Hester A.,^ b. May 6, 1814; d. Mar. 14, 1845.

3 Amarilla,' b. Api\ 1816; d. Apr. 1816.

4 Sarah,"^ b. May 7, 1817 ; m. Nov. 6, 1844, Dr. L. D. Wiggins of

Hector, N. Y. ; had : Frank Newcomb [his surname now
changed to Newcomb], b. Aug. 15, 1845; m. Oct. 12, 1871,
Helen, dau. of Henry and Eliza (Hurd) Koberts ; res. Starkey.

5 Harvey Buell,'^ b. July 18, 1819; m. Dec. 19, 1849, Henrietta

17



2(>6 THE NEWCOjMB FAMILY.

Maria, dau. of John M. and Hannah (Peck) Wlieeler of Xorth
East, b, in Amenia, ])utehess Co., JST. Y. Mr. N. was a mer-
chant several years in Yates Co., N. Y., also in N. Y. City;
he left Starkey for N. Y. City 1851 ; removed to ISTortli East,
in Dntchess Co., 1862, where he resides ; at present engaged
in farming and dairying. No ch.

6 Algernon Sidney," b. Ang. 2, 1821 ; m. Jan. 29, 1850, Sarah

Ann, dan. of Thomas and Anna (Fnlberson) Cnlver of Dix,
Stenben Co., N. Y., b. in Starkey, l^ates Co., N. Y., Jnly 18,
1827. He has been snpervisor of his town, also county clerk
3 years ; was merchant several years, now a farmer — his resi-
dence, the last 25 years, has been at Orange, Schuyler Co.,
ISr. Y. Isstte :

1 Caius Cassins,^ b. Nov. 18, 1850. 2 Marcus Brutus.' b.

Apr. 20, 1852. 3 Cora Amanda," b. Oct. 23, 1856. 4 Sarah

Idalia,' b. Nov. 26, 1863.

7 Louisa A.; b. Aug. 29, 1823 ; d. Oct. 17, 1840.

8 Alva Moreau," b. Nov. 7, 1828, farmer; m. June 5, 1867, Mary

E., dau. of Rev. Charles Chapman of Orange, N. Y"., 1). in
Colchester, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1841. Mr. N. has been postmaster
at Eock Stream, town of Starkey, since 1867 ; was suj^ervisor
of the town of S. 1868-69 ; is engaged in farming ; has :
Charles Hiram," b. June 2, 1868.

9 William Morgan,' b. Apr. 22, 1830 ; m. at Rock Stream Oct. 9,

1860, Mary Eliza, dau. of George W. and Deborah (Hathaway)

Simmons, b. in Starkey, May 8, 1842. He lives in Townsend,

Schuyler Co., N. Y^. ; farmer, now a merchant. Issue:

1 Willard Simmons," b. Sept. 6, 1861, at Orange. 2 Hattie

Louisa,' b. Jan. 22, 1863, at 0. 3 George Buell,' b. Mar.

26, 1864, at 0. 4 Hiram Moreau." b. Mar. 19, 1866, at S.



189 Daniel Tobias l^^^vm\\\h\Bamd' Zacchens'

Thomas,* Simon,'' Andrew^ Andrew'), was b. at tlie old
homestead of liis parents iu Pittstown, Kensselaer Co.,
N. Y., July 25, 179.4. His youtli and early manhood
were spent on his father's farm in his favorite pursuit —
agriculture. In the War of 1812 he served imder Capt.
John Fake, Col. William Kniekerbacker, in 1 )rigade com-
manded by Gen. Eddy at invasion of Plattsl^urgh, Sept.
1814. In 1822, at the age of 28, he located in Essex
Co., N. Y., with a view to the cultivation of a large tract
of land which he owned there ; the land was situated in
what is now the town of JSfewcomh, so called after him
(incorporated 1828), and of which he was the first super-




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THE NEWCOIVrB FAMILY. 267

visor. He m. July 13, 1825, Patience Viele, eldest dan.
of Abraham L. and Hannah (Douglass) Viele of Pitts-
town, where she was h. Feb. 5, 1804. Immediately after
their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. N. removed to Essex Co.,
then a wild region of the Adirondacks, where they resided
4 or 5 years, when they returned to Pittstown. Mr.
Newcoml)'s ambition was to become a large agricidtur-
ist ; he decided therefore to explore the " Great West."
Early in Jan. 1837, lie left his home and traveled alone
on horseback (the snow l)eing in man}" places 2 feet deep)
through N. Y., Upper Canada, Mich., Ind. and 111. to the
Mississippi river, crossed the -river into what is now la.
(then Wisconsin Territory), and after his explorations,
decided to settle on the west side of the " Father of Wa-
ters." In Sept. Mr. and Mrs. N. emigrated with Mi's.
Newcoml)'s parents and family, arriving in la. Nov. 10,
1837. They located in a l)eautiful part of the country,
on the Mississippi river, about 15 miles l)elow Rock
Island, and took possession of a log cal:)in. At this time
there were l)ut 2 counties in all that is noAv la., Dubuque
and Des Moines. Here they resided several years, and
endured the labor, fatigue and privations incident to
settling and opening a farm in a new country. Here
Mr. N. found ample scope for gratifying his aml)ition —
here he became a "large agriculturist." The })roceeds
and profits of his estate, under his wise management and
untirino^ industry, accumulated into a laro-e fortune.

At an early day, seeino; that the location of the site
of the present town of Davenport was surpassingly
beautiful, even in a state of nature, he decided to make
it his future home. Accordingly, in 1853, he I'emoved
to that city, and erected a fine residence on spacious
grounds, known as the "Newcomb Mansion." In this
lovely home, which commands a charming view of the
Mississippi river and Rock Island, he spent the remain-
der of his days, dispensing the same generous hospitality
that he had done in his cabin in the country. He d.
Dec. 22, 1870, of apoplexy, beloved and respected by all
who knew him.



268 THE NEWCOJIB FAMILY.

Mr. N. was a man of little or no personal j^retensions,
unusuall}' retiring, remarkable for sonnd jndgment and
close observation, liis ni)riglituess unquestionable, cor-
rect in all his dealings — so generous to the needy and
kind to the poor he was often called "the poor man's
friend." The golden rule, "Do to others as you w^ould
have others do to you,'' was the law of his life. No man
could with truth charge him with injustice or oppression
in a l)usiness transaction, and all trusts committed to him
were scrupulously performed. The sternness of his char-
acter was equaled only by his goodness, temjjerance and
integrity. Though never a member of any Christian
denomination (his sympathies were with the old school
Presbyterians), }^et he always entertained a profound
respect for religion and its ordinances, and manifested
his sense of duty Ijy an habitual attendance at the house
of worship. He lived and died in the assurance of a
blessed immortality. He often said his hoj^e of heaven
was unclouded, that death to him had no terrors, the
silent grave no gloom. Ts o words more fully represented
his feelings than the following : " I know that m}^ Re-
deemer liveth;" he expressed this sentiment in these
words a short time previous to his death. His character
may be thus brietly summed up: to a sound judgment
and uprightness of heart and life he united great energy
and untirino; industry in all afiairs of business. His
remains rest in the family grounds in Oak Dale Ceme-
tery, Davenport.

Mrs. ISTewcomiys father, Abraham L. Viele, was b. at
"The Valley," now A' alley Falls, in the town of Pitts-
town, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., Oct. 8, 1772, and d. at his
residence in Muscatine Co., Iowa, May 17, 1840; his
father, Lodewecus Yiele, settled at " The Valley" a little
more than 100 years ago. Mrs. Newcomb's mother,
Hannah (only dau. of Major Samuel Douglass), was
b. in the town of Pittstown, N. Y., Oct. 21, 1781 ; d. in
the city of Muscatine, Iowa, Mar. 10, 1846; she rests
by side of her husband in Oak Dale Cemetery at Daven-
port, in same lot with their son-in-law, Mr. Newcomb.




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THE NEWCOMB FAMILY. 269

Mrs. Newcomb's long devotion to her husband, to his
memory, is not more marked than her benevolence in
every good work about her by which the happiness or
well-being of others may be promoted ; she unites in
her character those qualities which have ever rendered
woman a blessing to the world. She has erected to her
husband's memory, in Davenport, the Newcomb Memo-
rial Chapel. Mr. and Mrs. N. had no issue.

The accompanying portrait of Mr. N. was engraved
from a photograph taken a short time before his decease.

190 Thomas Wallace Xewcomb' {Daniel' Zaclie-

us," Thonuis,^ Simon^^ Andrew^ Andreio')^ b. in Pittstown,
Rensselaer Co., K Y., Fel). 5, 1797; m. Dec. 17, 1823,
Nomina Xewcomb' {Simoii^ Simon ^ Thomas^ Simon^
Audreiv' Andrew'), h. in Pittstown Jan. 10, 1805. Mr.
N. resided upon his father's farm in Pittstown, and in-
herited it after his decease. Active, untiring and well
informed, he engaged at an early day in mercantile pur-
suits; sold his farm and settled in the citv of Trov in
1840, where he established an extensive and lucrative
trade in the drug business. Removed, 1842, to Lansing-
burgh, and in 1848 to Albany, N. Y., when he retired
from l)usiness with a competence. Here he continued to
reside until his decease; he d. at his residence in Madi-
son Avenue, June 4, 1870. In business he was prompt,
accurate and of scrupulous and unswerving integrity;
up to the time of his death he enjoyed the respect and
esteem of all who knew him. A kind, aifectionate hus-
band and father, retined and delicate in his feelings,
thorouo;hlv domestic in his tastes, unassumino;, kind-
hearted, delighting in the retiracy of a happy home, a
patriarch among his unusually large family, he bore the
weio'ht of years ^A^ith such vivacity' and such a spirit of
youth that he seemed scarcely advanced beyond the
prime of life. Of firm religious convictions and equally
settled in his political opinions, he respected the views
and sentiments of others, and while listening; with
patience, could refute with judgment. Since Mr. New-



270 THE NEWCOMB FAMILY.

coinl»'s decease his widow lias resided with her children.
A ])()rtT'ait of Mr. Newcomb accompanies this sketcli.

Issue :

1 George Hopkins/ b. Dec. 3, 1825, in Pittstown, N. Y.; gradu-
ated at Albany Medical College 1855 ; mustered in the llotli
N. Y. Inf. Vols. Aug. 15, 1802 (afterward the Ttli N. Y.
Heavy Art.) ; went out as assistant surgeon and returned
as surgeon, having acted in the latter capacity most of the
time. Was 15 months at Fort Eeno ; was in active service
from the battle of the Wilderness; was at Spottsylvania
and siege of Petersburg!! ; had many narrow escapes, and
took the best care of his men. Returned July 3, 1865. Dr.
N. lives at Albany, N. Y., where he is engaged in the prac-
tice of his profession ; is unm. In 1850-1 he was one of
the firm of Flack & Newcomb, grocers, at Albany.

.2 Nomina,' b. Feb. 14, 1828, in Pittstown, N. Y.; m. June ID,
1851, Dr. Daniel D. Bucklin, h. in Brunswick, N. Y., Mar.
8, 1822, son of SAdvanus and Jane (Miller) Bucklin ; res.
Lansingburgh, N. Y. Issue:

1 Charles Aubrey, b. Nov. 14, 1852.

2 Jennie Newcomb, b. Feb. 28, 1858.

3 Helen Mary, b. May 11, 1860.

4 Nomina Newcomb, b. Nov. 5, 1868.

3 Thomas Daniel," b. Jan. 16, 1830, in Pittstown, N. Y. ; m.

Oct. 14, 1808, Mary E., dau. of Jerome C. and Charlotte
(Strong) Briggs, b. at Green Point, town of Selina, N. Y.,
Oct. 15, 1844. Mr. N. was engaged very largely in the book
trade with his brother AVilliam W., under the firm name of
Newcomb & Co., at 524 Broadway, Albany, N. Y. ; he d. in
Albany Sept. 8, 1873. Mr. N. was a successful business man,
an enterprising and public-spirited citizen — one of the kind-
est and most affectionate of sons, husbands and fathers.

1 Charlotte Briggs,' b. Aug. 26, 1870, at Albany.

4 William Wallace,* b. Feb. 5, 1832, in Pittstown, N. Y.; m. in

Albany, N. Y., Oct. 17, i860, Magdalena Ganesvoort Ten
Eyck of Albany, dau. of Harmon G. and Catharine (Britton)
Ten Eyck of Little Falls. Mr. N. was in company with his
brother Thomas D.* in the book trade at Albany ; res. A.
Issue :

1 Magdalena Ganesvoort," b. July 7, 1862.

2 Catharine Nomina," b. Sept. 9, 1866.
3. Helen Georgia," b. Feb. 15, 1870.

4 William Wallace," b. June 20, 1872 ; d. Dec. 24, 1872.
Augustus,' b. May 15, 1834, in Pittstown, N. Y.; d. May 17,

1835.
6 Augustus," b. Jan. 17, 1836, in Pittstown; d. Aug. 25, 1838.



THE NEWCOaiB FAMILY. 271

7 Edward/ b. Apr. 35, 1838, iu Pittstown, N. Y.; m. Oct. IG,
18GG, Mary Emma, dau. of Eliphalet and Ruby (Squires)
Trask, b. in Springfield, Mass.; her father is ex-Governor.
Mr. N. lives in Albany, N. Y. ; is engaged in the practice of
law. Issue :

1 Nellie Trask," b. July 13, 1867, in Mass. ; d. July 29,

1868, in Albany.

2 Emma Trask," b. Nov. 12, 1868 ; d. Feb. 21, 1869.

3 Lilla N.," b. Sept. 17, 1870, in Albany.

^ Charles Wesley,* b. Apr. 26, 1840, at Troy, N. Y.; m. in New
York City, Mar. 21, 1868, Euth M., dau. of Joseph A. and
Sarah (Adams) Andrews, b. at Medfield, Mass., Oct. 19,
1849 [her mother a relative of Pres. John Q. Adams]. She
d. Jan; 5, 1872. Mr. N. is a stock-broker at No. 19 Broad
St., New York City. Issue :

1 Eddy Adams," b. Oct. 13, 1870 ; d. at birth.

2 Euth Andrews," b. Dec. 8, 1871, in New York City.

9 Helen Mary,' b. Feb. 7, 1843, in Lansingburgh, N. Y. ; m. in
Albany, Oct. 25, 1865, William James Carlton, b. in Win-
chester, N. H., Sept. 14, 1838 ; his parents were William
Galpin Turner and wife Helen Maria (Stevens). W.J. C.'s
father d. Aug. 8, 1847, at Oswego, N. Y., and his mother
m. Eev. Thomas Carlton, D. D., agent of the New York
Methodist Book Concern. Her 2 sons, William J. and Charles
T., were adopted by their stepfather and took his name, by
which they have ever since been known. Mr. C. lives at
Elizabeth, N. J. ; is a most enterprising and successful news-
paper and magazine advertising agent ; his place of business
is in the Times building. New York City. Their ch. were
b. at Elizabeth. Issue :

1 Helen Jennie, b. Apr. 30, 1867.

2 William Newcomb, b. Feb. 19, 1869.

10 Henry Chalmers," b. Dec. 25, 1845, at Lansingburgh ; d. Feb.

23, 1848, at L.

11 Simon Mead,' b. Apr. 7, 1849, in Albany ; d. May 5, 1849, in A.

12 Irving,' b. July 20, 1850, in Albany ; res. New York City.

191 John Jay Newcomb' (Joh/i' Zaccheus" Thnn-

<is* Simon ^^ Aruh'ew^ Andrew'^ b. iu Pleasant Valley,
Dutchess Co., K Y., Mar. 14, 1813; m. at Troy, N. Y.,
Oct. 3, 183T, Mary S., dau. of Benjamin S. and Maria
(Starbuck) Marshall; b. in Troy Oct. 18, 1818. Her
father was one of the Dartmour prisoners, in War of
1812, captured on voyage to China. Mr. N. resided a
short time at Toledo, O. ; removed ti'om Troy to Boston,
Mass., in 1841, and has been largely engciged in the pro-



272 THE NEWOOMB FAMILY.

duce and commission Inisiness there to tlie ])resent time ;
res. 46 Worcester St.



1 Leila Antoinette," b. Jan. 22, 1839, at Toledo, 0. ; d. at Boston

Mar. 35, 1842.

2 Edgar Marshall,' b. at Troy Oct. 2, 1840; entered Harvard

University 1856, graduated 1860. A martyr in the War of
the Eebeliion; he enlisted in the 19th Mass. Inf. Vols. Aug.
1861; was appointed sergt.-maj. in Nov. following. He
passed through 14 battles and skirmishes unhurt; was
Avounded at battle of Fredericksburgh Dec. 19, 1862, and d.
the day following at Falmouth, Va.; his body was brought
home and interred at Mount Auburn. Among his last
words were: "Tell mother I could not die in a holier cause,.
or more happy." The discourse on the occasion of his death
was printed in an 8vo. pamphlet, 16 pp.; subject: Waiting
for Daybreak.

3 Leila Frances,' b. Aug. 11, 1843 ; m. Oct. 6, 1869, Ezra Farns-

worth, jr. ; res. New York Citv ; have : Arthur Jay, b. Oct.
20, 1871.

4 Charles Benjamin,' b. in Boston June 22, 1845 ; m. Sept. 17,

1868, Ida M., dan. of J. W. and K. S. Thomas of Philadelphia.
He was for a time in company with his father in commission
business in Boston ; removed to St. Paul, Minn., 1869, and is
president of the Union Improvement and Elevator Company.

1 Edgar Clifford," b. Oct. 8, 1870.

2 Stanley,^ b. Apr. 5, 1872 ; d. Feb. 22, 1873.

5 John Jay,' b. Oct. 6, 1849. While studying and practicing the

art of portrait painting in Paris, France, he was taken ill ;
returned home May, 1871, and d, on the 20th of July fol-
lowing.

6 James GiflFord,' b. July 30, 1854; lives at home.

192 William ^eWCOmb' {Simon: Simrw; Tlom-
as^ Simo7i: Andrew^ Andrew^^, b. in Pittstown, Rensse-
laer Co., N. Y., Dec. 28, 1802; m. Mar. 6, 1833, Emily,
dau. of Nahum and Mary (Locke) Taft; 1). in P. 1812,
Pi'evious to his marriao:e he tausrht school 6 years in Ga.
Mr. N. was a farmer, merchant, manutacturer, lawyer,
and florist; the last 25 years of his life he sutfered
greatly from tic-doloreux, not, however, preventing him
from attending to business most of the time. His ch.
were b. in Pittstown, where he d. July 24, 1865.



THE NEWCOMB FA5IILY. 273



1 Emilv/ b. May 6, 1834; d. June 22, 1843.

2 Eliza/ b. Oct. 10, 1836 ; d. Oct. 19, 1836.

3 "William,' b. May 2, 1838, dentist; resided at Cambridge, N. Y.^

afterward at the Sandwich Islands ; returned from the islands
1871 ; is unra.

4 Nahum,' b. Feb. 20, 1840, farmer ; m. at Schaghticoke, N. Y.^

Oct. 12, 1870, Anna C, dan. of Tobias and Esther Case ; res,
Johnsonville, N. Y. Issue :
1 Emily,' b. Aug. 19, 1872.

5 Simon J).,' b. Sept. 7, 1843 ; enlisted Dec. 31, 1861, in Co. I,.

93d Regt. N. Y. Vols. ; was disch. at camp before Petersburgh,
Va., Jan. 15, 1865. While at North Anna River, Va., May
24, 1864, acting as personal aid on staff of Brig.-Gen. Peirce,
he was wounded by the explosion of a shell, fracturing and
dislocating right foot and unkle, and contusing whole frame.
At this time he was lieut. of Co. C. He was promoted capt.
from Oct. 6, 1864; detached for a time from his Co.. and
served on staff of Gen. Mott as assistant mustering-in officer,
3d Div., 2d Corps. Brig.-Gren. John S. Crocker wrote Gov.
Fenton of N. Y. requesting that Mr. Newcomb be commis-
sioned brevet lieut.-col. and brevet col., for brave and valuable
services at battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania and Xorth
Anna. He served 3 years in his command, always efficient,
and one of the bravest men he ever saw. Served on his brigade
staff through above-mentioned battles and until dangerously
wounded. At Spottsylvania all his staff but Mr. N. had been
wounded, and thus extraordinary services were required of
him. May 12, 1864, the lirigade charged and captured the
enemy's works and many heavy guns. To secure these it
was necessary to push forward a few hundred men, and vol-
unteers were called for. The men were obtained, but Mr. N.
was the only officer that would volunteer for the occasion.
Gen. Crocker, with Mr. N. and the men, moved forward,
accomplishing the desired object. The danger of the move-
ment may be estimated from the fact that more than two-
thirds of the men engaged in it were either killed or wounded.
He considered Mr. N. one of the bravest and most efficient
officers in his brigade of 9 regiments. At Spottsylvania he
won the special commendation of Gen. Birney commanding-
the division. Mr. N. is engaged in the practice of medicine
at Georgetown, D. C. He m. at Johnsonville, X. Y., Nov. 3,.
1870, Marv, dan. of Israel Catliu of Trov. Issue :



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