Sarah NEWCOMB

Female Abt 1698 -


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Sarah NEWCOMB was born Abt 1698, Edgartown, Massachusetts (daughter of Simon NEWCOMB and Deborah UNKNOWN).

    Sarah married Ebenezer NYE 13 Jan 1719/20, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut. Ebenezer was born Abt 1692, Sandwich, Massachusetts; died 02 Jul 1759, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Simon NEWCOMB was born Abt 1665, Poss. Kittery, York Co., Maine (son of Lieut. Andrew NEWCOMB and Sarah UNKNOWN); died 20 Jan 1744/5, Lebanon, Connecticut.

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    It is possible that at the time of his birth his parents were residing upon one of the island of the group called "Isles of Shoals", situated in the ocean, a few miles from Kittery and Portsmouth. It appears that the first four years of his life were spent on what was then called Hog Island or Appledore, the most picturesque of the "Shoals." The next four years were spent on the mainland, in the village of Kittery. Soon after he was eight years old the family removed to Edgartown, on the Island of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co., Mass., where they remained until the autumn of 1713, when his father established the family at Lebanon, New London Co., Conn......

    ....Mr. Newcomb served as member of various committees in town affairs; in May 1693 had "full power and order for ye ordering of ye sheep & Cattle"; signed a venire as Canstable of Chelmark, 1699 (According to Court Records); was chosen to settle bounds of lands in 1704; viewed lands to find Thomas Peas' dividend on 28 Jan. 1705; found record of town's bounds 5 Me. 1705/6; in 1710 he was chosen by his townsmen as "Field Drive" at Edgartown. Simon newcomb took the Freeman's oath at Lebanon and was elected highway surveyor in 1714. On 15 Sept. of the same year he was one of a "Comity" of three for building "meetin" house in Hebron, and reported. 5 Oct. following, a proper site for same. In 1718 he was chosen grand juryman; in 1721 he was appointed guardian to Caleb Jones and in 1741 was chosen fence viewer.

    That Mr. Newcomb and his wife belonged to the churches of Edgartown and Lebanon there an be no doubt; but the loss of early records makes it impossible to give positive proof. That they had a family of about twelve children, baptized in infancy, is proven by a tradition, entitled to the very highest respect, and furnished by John Burton Newcomb, in 1873, then 64 years of age, who stated that his father's mother, Mercy (Gore) Newcomb, his contemporary twenty-four years, informed him that her husband's father, Simon, who died when she was twenty-four years old, told her that he was the youngest (or nearly the youngest) of a large family, about twelve in number, all of whom were in their infancy presented to the Lord in baptism and prayer by their pious and truly exemplary parents. (This leaves an opening for other children, providing a record of such can be found, who perhaps died young.)

    Simon married Deborah UNKNOWN Abt 1687, Edgartown, Massachusetts. Deborah was born Abt 1664; died 17 Jun 1756, Lebanon, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Deborah UNKNOWN was born Abt 1664; died 17 Jun 1756, Lebanon, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 1. Sarah NEWCOMB was born Abt 1698, Edgartown, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Lieut. Andrew NEWCOMB was born Abt 1640 (son of Capt Andrew NEWCOMB and Unknown); died Aft 20 Aug 1706 Bef 22 Oct 1708, Edgartown, Marth's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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    Andrew Newcomb was residing at the Isles of Shoals as early as July 1666, as at this date he attended a meeting at the Isles of Shoals, near Portsmouth, N.H., of several merchants and men engaged in the fisheries, for the purpose of fixing the price of fish......

    The name of his first wife, Sarah (?), whom he m. about 1661, has been found but once upon record. From deeds at Exeter, N.H., Vol. 3, p. 80, it appears that "Andrew Newcombe, of HOgg Island (so called from its rude resemblance to a hog's ack) on ye Ile of Sholes," fisherman, for L52 in merchantable fish, sold Henry Platts, of same place, with consent of his wife, Sarah, house on Hog Island (not described) 19 July 1673, in the 25th year of Charles the Second, deed recorded 21 July 1673. From the foregoing it would seem that Mr. Newcomb had previously lived upon Hog Island and after the purchase of his house in Kittery he removed his family to the mainland.

    Mr. Newcomb removed from Kittery and Isles of Shoals in the year 1674 or early in 1675. From the foregoing it will be seen that after the decision of the Court at Wells (7 July 1674), he turned over to John Cutt his house and land in Kittery and, his wife having died previously, he took his seven young and motherless children to a more favorable locality, for it is possible that the Indians had become troublesome in that locality, as King Philip's war broke out in June 1675, and this may have influenced him in his removal. He settled at Edgartown, on the island of Martha's Vineyard, the same year, where he became a proprietor and at various times received shares in the divisions of lands in that town and where he and his wife both died.

    That Mr. Newcomb was one of the prominent citizens of Martha's Vineyard is shown by the fact that he was juror at quarter court at Eastham 25 Sept. 1677 and 28 Dec 1680; foreman of grand jury Sept. 1681, June 1700 and 1703, and 7 Mar. 1704; constable in 1681; was chosen 25 Nov 1685, with two others, "to make ye governors rate of three half penny upon ye pound"; tithing-man 10 May 1693; select-man 1693-4; and overseer 16 Mar. 1693-4. His name appears many times upon record as witness to deeds, etc. Upon the records of martha's Vineyard, Mass., he is in nearly every case called "Mr." a title then conferring more honor and distinction and doubtless commanding higher respect than that of "Hon." at the present day. There are reasons for believing that he was a merchant several and perhaps many years. On the 18th Feb. 1683 he paid Nathaniel Fryer L3: 11s. in feathers....


    Mr. Newcomb appears to have died without making a will, and no inventory or settlement of his estate has been found upon record.

    By his first wife he had seven children, all of whom appear to have been born in the vicinity of Kittery, Me. By his second wife there were eight children, all of whom were married and had families, and although no record of their births has been preserved yet their relationship as brother and sisters, also that they were children of Andrew and Anna Newcomb, has been authenticated by a plea for partition of land brought 1 oct. 1731, in which all, or nearly all of the children and heirs are named.

    Andrew married Sarah UNKNOWN Abt 1661. Sarah died Abt 1674, Kittery, Maine. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Sarah UNKNOWN died Abt 1674, Kittery, Maine.
    Children:
    1. Simeon NEWCOMB was born Abt 1662, Kittery, Maine.
    2. Andrew NEWCOMB was born Abt 1664; died Jun 1678, Edgartown, Massachusetts.
    3. 2. Simon NEWCOMB was born Abt 1665, Poss. Kittery, York Co., Maine; died 20 Jan 1744/5, Lebanon, Connecticut.
    4. Thomas NEWCOMB was born 1668, Kittery, Maine.
    5. Sarah NEWCOMB was born 1670.
    6. Mary or Mercy NEWCOMB was born Abt 1672; died 13 Nov 1736.
    7. Peter NEWCOMB was born Abt 1674, Isles of Shoals, near Portsmouth, New Hampshire; died Bef 31 Mar 1723.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Capt Andrew NEWCOMB was born Abt 1618, Prob. England; died Nov 1686, Boston, Massachusetts.

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    The name of his first wife and date of his marriage is unknown. He may have married first in England or Virginia. he m. second, 1663, in Boston, Grace (?) Ricks, b. about 1620-1625, the widow of William Ricks who was the son of Robert Ricks of Kenninghall, Co. of Norfolk, Eng. John Davys in 1641 agrees to build a house in Boston, 16 x 14 ft., for tis William Ricks, for the sum of L21.

    John Bearse Newcomb of Elgin, Ill., the author and compiler of "Genealogical Memoir of the Newcomb Family, 1874," says: "Of the early history of Capt. Andrew Newcomb comparatively little is known; but from the records information has been obtained by which some idea may be formed of the man who appears to have been the progenitor of the largest branch of the Newcomb family in America. That he was born in England is quite certain; that he emigrated from the west of England, perhaps Devonshire or Wales, nearly all traditions declare. Beside tradition, however, there are other reasons that make it probable that such was the case. The date of his arrival in this country is not definitely known, but is is quite probable that he was among the earliest settlers of New England. First mention of him is made in 1663, in Bost, Mass., when and where he married his second wife, Grace: he was at that time a mariner or sea captain, and it is quite probable that this had been his occupation from youth, although there is no record to show it."

    Later research inclines to the opinion that Capt. Newcomb came to America as captain of a sailing vessel, making his first landing perhaps at Barbados and from thence to Virginia. Absence of records in Virginia makes it impossible to verify this opinion.

    Records indicate that Capt. Newcomb had not obtained a residence in Boston until after his second marriage, but that soon thereafter he, with his wife, occupied the former residence of William Ricks....

    Andrew — Unknown. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Unknown
    Children:
    1. 4. Lieut. Andrew NEWCOMB was born Abt 1640; died Aft 20 Aug 1706 Bef 22 Oct 1708, Edgartown, Marth's Vineyard, Massachusetts.