Cyrenius Newcomb

Male 1749 - 1815  (65 years)


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  • Name Cyrenius Newcomb  [1
    Born 15 Jan 1748/49  Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1815  Albany, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6817  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 

    Father Cyrenius Newcomb,   b. 16 Apr 1721, Lebanon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Smith,   b. 15 Jul 1723, East Haddam, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1744  Salisbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Morris,   b. 25 Mar 1754, Sackets Harbor, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1822, Pittstown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1772  [1
    Children 
     1. James Smith Newcomb,   b. 21 Oct 1773, Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1848, Parma, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     2. Jean Samuel Newcomb,   b. 4 May 1775, Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1853, Montreal, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     3. Kinner Newcomb,   b. 15 Jun 1777, Little Nine Partners, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Cyrenius Newcomb,   b. 27 Apr 1779, Little Nine Partners, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. John Newcomb,   b. 1 Nov 1781, Plattsburgh, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1866, Schaghticoke, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     6. Elizabeth Newcomb,   b. 21 Nov 1783, Plattsburgh, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, Plattsburgh, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  [natural]
     7. Zaccheus Newcomb,   b. 5 Nov 1786, Plattsburgh, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Smith Newcomb,   b. 5 May 1789, Plattsburgh, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lake City, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Henry Newcomb,   b. 19 Jun 1793, Plattsburgh, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807  (Age 13 years)  [natural]
     10. Hiram Kinner Newcomb,   b. 12 Mar 1799, Pittstown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Cyrenius Newcomb, (son of Cyrenius, of Thomas, of Simon, of Andrew) was born at Little Nine Partners, or North East Princinct, near Cold Spring, Dutchess County, N.Y. Jan. 15, 1749. He married Jane Morris, who was born at Sacketts Harbor, NY March 25, 1754; died Aug. 1822. (Cyrenius and Jane married about 1772 and their first son was born in Dutchess County - as were others - in 1773 when Cyrenius was 25 and Jane, 19. In 1778, he enlisted for the American Revolution at Dutchess. So how/when did he meet Jane Morris if she was born at Sacketts Harbor, as is referenced? Or, did she/family relocate from there to Dutchess prior to her marriage at age 18?) It may be that Jane Morris was also from the Poughkeepsie area.)

      Mr. Newcomb later settled in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, and afterward removed to Pittstown. He was an officer in the War of 1812, as was his son, Smith Newcomb. By trade a tanner and shoemaker. He died at Albany, NY in 1815.

      Cyrenius Newcomb served in the American Revolutionary War, reported May, 28, 1778, as second lieutenant, Stoutenburgh's 4th Regt., Dutchess Co. Militia; also, was reported as of the same rank Oct. 17, 1785. He was an officer in the War of 1812. His brothers Simon and Kinner also served in the American Revolution.

      Simon Newcomb enlisted for the Revolutionary War at the same time and in the same company with his brother Kinner, from Nine Partners, Jun 1776, in Capt. Melancton Smith's Co. of Rangers, Stephen Haight, Lieut. ; Holmes, Ensign; no colonel; was engaged for five months at Nine Partners, Fishkill, Peekskill, and Verplanks Point in arresting and guarding Tories. While at the latter place the British ship Asia, 74 guns, and other smaller vessels, came up the North River and anchored opposite. His duties were transferred to watching and preventing the landing of the army until September, when ordered to White Plains, and he was employed until October in traversing the foregoing names places and on the Peekskill mountains; returned to Fishkill, thence to Poughkeepsie, to guard prisoners until the end of the month, when he was discharged at Nine Partners. On 10 Dec. 1776 he volunteered in the same company; was discharged in February following. On 10 Aug. 1777, he volunteered in Capt. John Rouse's Co., Ingals, Lieut, Col. Graham's Regt, Gen. Glover's Brigade; marched to Stillwater and encamped on Bemis Heights; was present at the capture of the army of Gen. Burgoyne, during the battle being in Gen. Gates' Division; after Burgoyne's surrender he was ordered to Albany, then to Esopus, etc., and was discharged Nov. 10. In June and July 1778, he served under Capt. Elijah Herrick, Col. Frazer's Regt.; in 1779 in Capt. Ostram's Co., same regiment. As a result of his services during the war he was a pensioner.

      Kinner Newcomb served in the American Revolution. A patriot soldier, 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.

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