388. William8 Newcomb (Peter9, Hezekiah10, Simeon11, Andrew12 , Andrew13 Newcomb) was born in Columbia, Tolland, CT 19 March 1752. William died 29 December 1822 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA, at 70 years of age.
He married Elizabeth Connable 1779 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA. Elizabeth was born 1757 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA. Elizabeth was the daughter of Samuel Cunnabell and Mary English. Elizabeth died 14 November 1821 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA, at 64 years of age.
William Newcomb was a farmer; he served nine months in the Revolutionary War, chiefly in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and was with the army when it waded the Schuylkill river several times during a winter night. By will of his father of Sept. 9, 1779, he received, in addition to other property, "all the land I have in Bernardston," it being the land Mr. Newcomb's grandfather, Hezekiah Newcomb, came into possession of in 1737. Upon this farm William Newcomb settled and built his house in 1779, and here he resided until his death Dec. 29, 1822; his wife died Nov. 14, 1821, in her 64th year; slate gravestones in the old cemetery. Altogether Mr. Newcomb owned 250 acres, a part being in Guilford, Vt. The house which he built in 1779 is still standing. It is upon the south side of the "Newcomb road" in the westerly part of the town, and about 3 1/2 miles from the village. After William Newcomb's death the farm was owned and occupied by his son Hart, who resided upon it until his decease in 1863, and since then has been owned and occupied by his son, William Hart Newcomb, a great, great grandson of the proprietor.
William Newcomb and Elizabeth Connable had the following children:
389 i. Asahel7 Newcomb b. Dec. 27, 1780; cabinet maker; m. Nov. 29, 1804, Lucinda, dan. of Samuel Sykes, h. in Suffield, Conn., June 16, 1782. Immediately after their marriage they settled in Putney, Vt., where they resided until 1828, when they removed to Whitestown, N. Y., where he d. Aug. 2, 1852; she d. May 22, 1865. Children: 1 Lucinda Eliza, b. Nov. 4, 1805; 2 Harriet Angeline, b. Jan. 8, 1807; 3 John Milton, b. Dec. 9, 1808; 4 Emeline Hopkins, b. May i8, 1811; 5 Almira Lucinda, b. Feb. 17, 1813; 6 Eunice Sykes, b. Dec. 13, 1815; 7 William Oliver, b. Feb. 11, 1818; 8 Elizabeth Ann, b. Dec. 3, 1819; 9 Maria Paulina, b. Apr. 4, 1823; 10 Geo. Whitfield, b. Apr. 12, 1825, a lawyer in Chicago, III.
390 ii. Solomon Newcomb b. Apr. 3, 1783; cabinet and chair maker; owned shop and water power on Newcomb brook, a few rods east from his father's house; d. Dec. 8, 1845; unmarried.
391 iii. Elizabeth Newcomb b. Oct. 19, 1784: tailoress; m. Mar. 12, 1810, John Willis, farmer, b. in Petersham, Mass., Apr. 2, 1782; settled in Leyden, Mass., where he d. July 25, 1830. The location of his house in Leyden is shown upon the map page 40. The farm is now owned by Charles Longman. In 1832 she removed to Fabins, N. Y., in 1837 to Jackson, O., in 1841 to Elgin, Ill., and in 1843 to Greenwood, McHenry Co., in same State, where she d. Dec. 4, 1854. Children: 1 Elizabeth L., b. Sept. i8, 1811; 2 Phebe M., b. Mar. 8, 1813; 3 Sarah Ann, b. Apr. 12, 1816; 4 William Newcomb, b. Nov. 18,1819; 5 Horatio John, b. Aug. 18, 1821; 6 Solomon, b. Aug. 7, 1824.
+ 212 iv. English Newcomb was born 26 June 1787.
392 v. Orson Newcomb Cabinet maker, born in Bernardston, Mass., June 9, 1789. Immediately after their marriage they settled in Bridgewater, Oneida Co., N. Y., where he died July 28, 1822. They had three children. She married (2) July 26, 1834, Loring Stanard, who died Feb. 22, 1837; she died in Nunda, N. Y., April 1, 1855.
393 vi. William Newcomb b. Aug. 11, 1791; cabinet maker, at which trade he labored over 70 years; settled 1815 in the village of Hampton, town of Westmoreland, N. Y., where he m. (1) May 7, 1816, Esther Bearse,8 dau. of Dea. John5 and Molly (Beardsley) Bearse (Thomas,4 Josiah,3 Josep h2 Augustine1), b. in New Fairfield, Conn., Apr. 21, 1789, d. Feb. 12, 1852. He m. (2) Dec. 28, 1852, Mary Pratt, dau. of Enos and Mabel (Johnson) Pratt, b. in Saquoit, N. Y., Mar. 2, 1807; d. May, 1877. Mr. N. was an officer many years in the Congregational church in the village of Hampton, where he resided until a short time before his decease, when he took up his residence with his daughter in Utica, where he died May 1, 1876. Child: 1 Elizabeth, b. May 7, 1817.
394 vii. Samuel Newcomb b. Jan. 8, 1794; farmer and physician; m. Oct. 30, 1822, Jemima Hunting, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Jeseph) Hunting, b. in Rovalston, Mass., Apr. 2, 1796. Settled in Fabins, N. Y., 1822-3, 'n Kirtland, O., 1836, in Elgin, lll., 1838, where she d. Oct. 25, 1851. He removed in 1855 to Janesville, Iowa, where he resided with his adopted son, William Newcomb Gaines, until his death, Aug. 13, 1879. In the w ar of 1812 he was in service 7 weeks in 1814, at Commercial Point, near Boston; was under Capt. Strickland, of Greenfield, Col. Thomas Long- ley. Child: 1 William Samuel, b. Nov. 13, 1824.
395 viii. Hart Newcomb b. Nov. 10, 1795; farmer; m. (1) Apr. 18, 1821, Sophia Hannum, of Belchertown, b. in Greenwich, Mass., May 26, 1799, d. Oct. 10, 1826; m (2) Apr. 17, 1827, Sarah Hannum, sister of his first wife, b. in G. Apr. 10, 1801, d. Apr. 3, 1842; m (3) Sept. 4, 1842, Roxana Tower, b. in Hinsdale N. H., Apr. 10, 1798, d. July 5, 1868. Resided upon and owned his father's farm in Bernardston, where he d. Jan. 1, 1863. Chil dren: 1 Elizabeth Sophia, b. Aug. 26, 1822; 2 Abigail Sarah, b. Jan. 27, 1825; 3 Martha Ann, b. Oct. 1, 1826; 4 Sophronia Maria, b. Dec. 16, 1827; 5 Louisa Lydia, b. Dec. 17, 1829; 6 Louise Julia, b. Feb. 2, 1832; 7 Adelia Jane, b. Dec. 23, 1834; 8 William Hart, b. June 7, 1837; 9 Mary Elizabeth, b. Apr. 22, 1839; 10 Amelia Thankful, b. Mar. 30, 1842.
Obadiah Newcomb b. Mar. 10, 1798, in Bernardston, Mass.; m. in West moreland, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1823, Molly Bearse,8 dau. of Dea.
John5 and Molly (Beardsley) Bearse (Thomas,4 Josiah,3 Joseph,'1 Augustine1), b. in New Fairfield, Conn., Dec. 14, 1795. Settled 1823, in Fabins,
Onondaga Co., N. Y., one-half mile south of his cousin, (37) David Conable5; removed in spring of 1837 to Illinois and resided in what is now known as
the town of Naausay, Kendall Co., where he d. Sept. 27, 1840; his wife d. Aug. 15, 1840. Mr. N. was a farmer and mill owner in N. Y. and a farmer in
Illinois; was ruling elder in the Presb. church in Apulia, N. Y. Children: 1 John Bearse,* b. July 1, 1824; 2 Esther, b. Apr. 2, 1826.
* John Bsarse Newcomb, residing in Elgin, lll., is the author of a "Geneal ogical Memoir of the Newcomb Family," an octavo volume of 602 pages, published 1874;
397 x. Sally Newcomb was born in Bernardston, Franklin, MA 31 October 1800. Sally died 31 August 1802 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA, at 1 year of age.
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