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John Newcomb (b. Jul 22, 1720, d. Apr 13, 1778)John Newcomb (son of John Newcomb and Alice Lombard) was born Jul 22, 1720 in Lebanon, New London, CT, and died Apr 13, 1778 in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia.He married MercyBarneby on Jul 18, 1747 in Lebanon, New London, CT, daughter of Timothy Barneby and Martha.
Notes for John Newcomb:
From the Newcomb Genealogy: John Newcomb settled in Lebanon upon a farm
adjoining his father's. From his father he received by gift "for love and
affection," in 1754, fifty acres; this farm was enlarged by several purchases.
His town tax in 1760 was 5 pounds 1 shilling 8 pence, a large tax at that
period. 10 Mar 1760, he and his father and their wives sold their lands at
Lebanon for 550 pounds and removed to Cornwallis, N.S. where they arrived
before 12 Oct 1760. He was one of the original grantees of the township of
Cornwallis, 1761. He received a one-half-acre lot in the compact part of town
by reason of the birth of his daughter, martha, 12 Oct. 1760. He also received
a five-acre lot, letter F, No. 5; six acres Dyke lot No. 18; sixty-six acres
farm lot No. 1--6th Division, draughted by his uncle, Benjamin Newcomb, and
surveyed by his cousin William, son of said Benjamin Newcomb. He appears to
have been a leading man among the first settlers. He is said to have had
twenty one children, a part dying young, their names not preserved. The first
four children were born in Lebanon, Conn.
The farm in East Cornwallis, upon which John Newcomb lived and died (and
upon which his father, Dea. John, died) was left to his son John, his son's
son John, and was later owNed and occupied by his great-grandson, Elder John
Samuel Newcomb, who had a son named John Stewart Newcomb.
More About John Newcomb and MercyBarneby:
Marriage: Jul 18, 1747, Lebanon, New London, CT.
Children of John Newcomb and MercyBarneby are:
- +Joseph Newcomb, b. Jul 08, 1751, Lebanon, New London, CT, d. Apr 17, 1832, Pero, Nova Scotia.