660. Peter9 Newcomb (Hezekiah10, Simeon11, Andrew12 , Andrew13 Newcomb) was born in Lebenon, New London, CT 28 November 1718. Peter died 26 September 1779 in Lebenon, New London, CT, at 60 years of age.
He married Hannah English 2 November 1740 in Lebenon, New London, CT. Hannah was born 19 September 1722 in Lebenon, New London, CT. Hannah was the daughter of Richard English and Mary Hinksman. Hannah died 9 January 1796 in Lebenon, New London, CT, at 73 years of age.
[From "Genealogical memoir of the Newcomb family" by John Bearse Newcomb] b. in Lebanon, CT, Nov. 28, 1718, and baptized on the 20th of Jan. following. He was married in the north part of the same town (called the "Crank," or "Second Society"), now Columbia, by Rev. Eleazer Wheelock, Nov. 2/1740, to Hannah English, dau. of Richard and Mary, who came from Bristol, R. I., and settled in Lebanon in 1717. Hannah was born at "Lebanon Crank," Sept. 10, 1722, and d. Jan. 9, 1796. By will of her father she received "a good Bible" in addition to former gifts. Immediately after their marriage they removed to Falltown (now Bernardston in Franklin Co.), Mass., where he was added to com mittee, Sept. 23, 1741, for building a bridge over Fall river. On Dec. 20, 1742, he bought of John Perry of Hadley, for £41, 60 acres in Falltown, lot 99 in 1st division, also meadow lot 58 in 2d division, and agreed to "settle the said Right" to satisfaction of the proprietors, and pay one half the rates or taxes. On Dec. 25, 1742, for £3, he bought of his father, Hezekiah, 18th lot in 1st division of Falltown; also 98th lot in 2d division, (with after rights accruing,) the same lot upon which his father, in 1789, agreed by bond to erect a house. Peter Newcomb remained in Fall Town with his family 4 or 5 years, but was compelled to abandon his home on account of the hostility of the Indians, the Old French and Indian War was then prevailing. Returned to Lebanon, 1744-5, and settled 2 miles E. from the present village of Columbia, and on direct road to Windham. The house which he built, and in which he lived and died, stood upon the north side of the road, and a few rods east of the cross road leading to Hartford. The house, a wooden one and painted red, has disappeared ; a barn is near where the house stood. The well, which he dug in the rock 125 years ago, yields an abundance of water. The barn now standing upon the south side of the road, opposite the house, and built by Mr. Newcomb nearly 125 years ago, is used by Bernard Flynn, the present owner and occupant of the farm. Mr. Newcomb, though a carpenter and cabinet-maker, owned over 200 acres land; he received between 50 and 100 acres by will of his father. He made purchases of land in Lebanon in 1747, 1749, 1750, 1763, 1765, 1767 and 1778. A case of drawers, made by him 125 years ago, is now in possession of a great grandson, who owns the farm adjoining on the North. His tax in 1760 was £3 7s. He was elected surveyor 1748, collector of taxes 1753, lister 1760, lister and surveyor of highways 1761, surveyor of high ways 1766 and 1772, and hayward in 1777.' Both Mr. Newcomb and wife were members of the church, over which Rev. Eleazar "Wheelock (afterward 1st. pres. of Dartmouth College) was pastor 35 years. Mr. Newcomb died in Lebanon (now Columbia), and was interred in old cemetery in the village; his gravestone contains the following inscription:
Peter Newcomb who Departed
this Life Sept ye 26 1779 in the
61 year of His Age. He was Beloved
in Life & Lamented at Death
he bore his Dying Pains with
Christian Patience & Left the
World in the Comfortable Hope
of a Blessed Immortality
Behold the place
Where I repose my head
And where I rest
Till Christ shall raise the dead.
In his Will, Sept. 9, 1779, proved Oct. 11 following, he grave to his "Loving and well beloved wife Hannah" the improvement of one-third of his real estate during life, and one-third of the personal property for her own forever. To son Hezekiah, "in addition to what he formerly has had," the Kingsley lot, 11 acres; the River Pasture, 7 acres, and " my best suit of Clothes." To son Samuel, the Martin lot, 42 acres, with buildings and orchards thereon," together with the former help afforded him," and one-third of the Landfear lot; also "the cow he now milks & also a midling year-old heffer." To son William he gave " all the Land I have in Bernardston [Mass], and also the Lot I live on with the appurtenances containing 35 acres Lying on the North of Road to Capt Hills ; also 1/3 the Landfear lot, and all my farming and joiners tools." To son Joseph, " the 50 acre lot on which the barn stands on the opposite side of the way from the house where I now dwell ;" one-third of the Landfear lot adjoining Capt. Hill's, " my Best Saddle and also a pair of year old Stears, my gun & acutrements theretoo." To dau. Phebe a "midling good cow" in addition to what he formerly had given her. To dau. Jemima he gave "the Bed she Now Lies on with the furniture thereto; also one Case with Drawers & plain Chests:" the Medcalf hill lot, 13 acres, and "a midling good Cow," she to receive " 83 2/3 Spanish mill Dollars" from William, and 83 1/3 from Joseph. Estate not named, to sons. Wife Hannah and son Hezekiah, executors.
Peter Newcomb and Hannah English had the following children:
661 i. Phebe8 Newcomb was born in Bernardston, Franklin, MA 15 September 1741. Phebe died 15 July 1785 in Stafford, Tolland, CT, at 43 years of age. She married Nathaniel Cushman [Captain] 15 November 1759. Nathaniel was born 2 September 1738 in Plympton, Plymouth, MA. Nathaniel was the son of Nathaniel Cushman [Captain] and Sarah Coomer. Nathaniel died 17 August 1817 in Stafford, Tolland, CT, at 78 years of age.
662 ii. Hezekiah Newcomb was born in Bernardston, Franklin, MA 6 May 1747. Hezekiah died 25 January 1821 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA, at 73 years of age. He married Lydia Hunt 15 September 1768.
663 iii. Samuel Newcomb was born in Lebanon, New London, CT 23 October 1749. Samuel died 30 June 1800 in Somers, Tolland, CT, at 50 years of age. He married Mary Crandall.
+ 388 iv. William Newcomb was born 19 March 1752.
664 v. Jemima Newcomb was born in CT 24 October 1756. Jemima died 13 October 1844 in Columbia, Windham, CT, at 87 years of age.
665 vi. Joseph Newcomb was born 3 May 1762.
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