Thomas Newcomb

Male 1691 - 1761  (70 years)


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  • Name Thomas Newcomb  [1
    Born 1691  Edgartown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1761  Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6905  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 

    Father Simon Newcombe,   b. 1662, Edgartown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1744/45, Lebanon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Deboarah Lathrop,   b. 1664, Edgartown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1756, Lebanon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1687  Edgartown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Judith Woodworth,   b. 1701, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lebanon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 Jan 1720  Lebanan, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. 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)  [natural]
     2. Azariah Newcomb,   b. 18 May 1722, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Keziah Newcomb,   b. 14 Nov 1723  [natural]
     4. Zaccheus Newcomb,   b. 19 Feb 1723/24,   d. 1790, Kinderhook, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     5. Adonijah Newcomb,   b. 3 Feb 1725/26, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Pittstown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     6. Thomas Newcomb,   b. 15 Jun 1730, Braintree, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1799, Quincy, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     7. Judith Newcomb,   b. 21 May 1733  [natural]
     8. Simon Newcomb,   b. 9 Jan 1735/36, Lebanon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1819, Pittstown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     9. Deborah Newcomb,   b. 21 Jun 1738  [natural]
     10. Adonia Newcomb  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Thomas Newcomb was b orn in Edgartown, Island of Martha's Vineyard, Duke County, Mass, 1691-2. He was married at Nantucket, Mass, by William Worth Esq. Oct. 28, 1712, to Eunice Manning, daughter of Dennis and Catherine (Innes) Manning of Nantucket (she was born about 1685.) He settled in Lebanon, CT about 1714 and resided there until 1739 when he removed to Salisbury, CT. His wife died Dec. 7, 1715, and he married Judith, daughter of Benamin Woodworth of Lebanon, on Jan. 17, 1720.
      He was by trade a cordwainer, but soon after his settlement in Lebanon, he became largely engaged in mercantile pursuits, which business he followed until 1739, or over 20 years. The book in which he held his accounts was later owned by his son Somon, and then grandson, the late Dr. Simon Newcomb of Laninburg, NY. He owned some 20 pieces of real estate in Lebanon. He was elected surveyor of highways Dec. 8, 1729. He was living in Lebanon as late as March, 1739 and then removed to Salisburn (then New Haven County) CT and became one of the original proprietors of the town. He was moderator of the first town meeting Nov. 9, 1741, and the first chosen selectman. New the close of 1746 he removed to a place called Crum Elbow Precinct, or Little Nine Partners, it being the 8th division of the Great Nine Partners in Dutchess County, NY, about 10 miles east of Poughkeepsie. He was one of the "Little Nine Partners" to a large tract of land granted by government. He gave to each of his sons a farm, but whether by will or deed is unknown. He resided in what was afterward called Charlotte Precinct, in the town of Pleasant Valley. The house in which he lived and died was distant about 40 rods in a southwest direction from the large brick house afterward erected by his sone Zaccheus. He was interred in Washington Hollow churchyard, about two and a half miles NE of the brick house. The inscription on his gravestone is T N, 1761.

      Thomas, son of Simon and Deborah Newcomb, was born in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, 1691-92. He settled in Lebanon, Connecticut, 1714, where he remained until 1739, when he removed to Salisbury, Connecticut. He was by trade a "cordwainer," but after his settling in Lebanon was largely engaged in mercantile pursuits. His old book of accounts, commenced in 1735, is still in possession of his descendants, and show three hundred and fifty persons with whom he had business transactions. He was an original proprietor of Salisbury, where he was chosen moderator of the first town meeting, November 9, 1741, and the first chosen selectman. Near the close of the year 1746 he removed to a place called "Lower Nine Partners," Dutchess county, New York. He was one of the "Lower Nine Partners" to a large tract of land granted by the government. He gave to each of his sons a farm, probably by deed, as no settlement of his estate has been found. He resided in what was later called Charlotte Precinct in the town of Pleasant Valley. He married, at Nantucket, Massachusetts, "28th day 10th month" 1712, Eunice, born about 1685, died December 7, 1715, daughter of Dennis and Catherine (Inness) Manning. He married (second) January 17, 1720, Judith, daughter of Benjamin Woodworth, of Lebanon. He is buried in Washington Hollow churchyard, about two and a half miles distant from his former home. No record is preserved of the death of his second wife Judith. His children were all born in Lebanon, Connecticut, and their names are copied from the old family Bible printed in London, England, 1711. This Bible was owned by his grandson, Dr. Simon Newcomb, of Lansingburg, New York. Children of Judith, second wife, were: Cyrenius, born 1721; Azariah, Keziah, Zacheus, Adonijah, Thomas, Judith, Simon, see forward; Deborah. No names are preserved of children of first wife; as she only lived three years after her marriage there was probably no issue.

  • Sources 
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