My G. Grandfather, was John W. Newcomb (various spellings)if Newcomb was his name, supposedly born about 1833 in Kansas or Missouri. His Father's name may have been Will. He has a brother named Sam, a brother named Alec (or Alex), and a sister named Minnie who married a Johnson or Johnston.
There was a John Newcomb, who killed a Charles Coker in the Cherokee Nation, in 1870.Charles Coker was buried in Nowata. Nowata was in the Cherokee Nation, and wherre the Delaware were. Federal records out of Ft. Smith said that Charles Coker was white, but family said to me that he had Cherokee? ancestors. I got the Ft. Smith arrest record on John Newcomb, but I don't know if he was ever arrested or what happened to him.
It says he was half Cherokee, but the Stockbridge went in with the Delaware in Kansas, then went down into Indian Territory with the Delaware, and the Delaware went in with the Cherokee, and were known as "Cherokee Delaware". The ranch in Texas that Indian ED Newcomb came from, was close to where my G. Grandfather first shows up. I think the Bar X was in Young County, Tx. and my G. Grandfather first shows up in Palo Pinto, Co. Tx.