Cyrenius Newcomb

Male 1721 - 1760  (38 years)


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  • Name Cyrenius Newcomb  [1
    Born 16 Apr 1721  Lebanon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1760  Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6819  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 

    Father Thomas Newcomb,   b. 1691, Edgartown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1761, Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 17 Jan 1720  Lebanan, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Smith,   b. 15 Jul 1723, East Haddam, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1744  Salisbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Cyrenius Newcomb,   b. 15 Jan 1748/49, Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1815, Albany, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     2. Sarah Newcomb,   b. 2 Mar 1751/52, Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1840, Easton, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     3. Simon Newcomb,   b. 30 Nov 1753, Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841, Columbus, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     4. Kinner Newcomb,   b. 17 Aug 1756, Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1840, Plattsburgh, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     5. Keziah Newcomb,   b. 7 Nov 1758, Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1814, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     6. Solomon Newcomb,   b. 1760, Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1808  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
     7. Deborah Newcomb,   b. 5 May 1745, Salisbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1805  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     8. Elizabeth Newcomb,   b. 1747, Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F1201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - Cyrenius Newcomb was born April 6, 1721 at Lebonon (Now Columbia) CT and died as part of the British advance in the French and Indian War at Oswego, NY in 1760. He was married about 1743 to Sarah Smith. At age 18, he moved with his parents to Salisbury, CT where on Nov. 9, 1741, he was made the first town clerk, an office which he held up to the time of his moving in 1746 to Nine Partners, Crum Elbow Precinct (now Pleasant Valley) in Dutchess County, NY.
      His property in 1742-44 was set down at a value of 33 pounds sterling. He made several grants of land in Salisburxy after moving to New York. By trade he was a tanner, currier and shoemaker.
      He served as an officer in the French and Indian War and in the muster roll for Dutchess County, NY taken on May 1, 1760, the following was stated concerning him: "Age 39. Born in Conn. Laborer. 5 ft. 5 in. brown hair. Irish complexion. Enlisted April 8, Capt. Peter Harris Co." His name is among those on the list of deceased soldiers, 1756-1762, whose heirs received the pay due them at the time of their deaths: Cyrenios Nucomb, April 8, age 39, Conn.
      Fort Oswego was effectively abandoned until 1758, when the British reoccupied the area, and Bradstreet led an expedition from it that captured and destroyed Fort Frontenac. It was used again in 1759 as a departure point for a successful expedition against Fort Niagara, and in 1760 by Jeffery Amherst's army as it began its final attack on Montreal. Amherst's forces left Oswego on Aug. 10, 1860, and Cyrenius Newcomb was among them. Somehow, he was killed on or just several days after, possibly by natives friendly to the French cause, since no attacks by the French at Oswego are recorded. One family web site puts the date as Aug. 20, unlikely since that was one day into the attack on Fort Levis at Ogdensburg.
      Local militias of the non-centralized colonies were the military force in which all able bodied men served at some time. The Dutchess County New York militia of 104 men was commanded by Captain Peter Harris. Some of those who enlisted in April, 1760, joined Burgoyne's Army at Ticonderoga and some Amherst's army at Oswego. The History of Dutchess County lists members of Capt. Harris' company and shows lieutenants being Joseph Power and Isaac Conclin. Cyrenius Newcomb is among the members but is not listed as an officer.

  • Sources 
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