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Willard Newcomb

Male 1788 - 1866  (77 years)


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  • Name Willard Newcomb 
    Gender Male 
    Born 6 April 1788  Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation Blacksmith 
    Residence(s) 1821: Livingston, N.Y.
    1835: section 29, Almena, Van Buren Co., MI
    1838-1850: NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of sec 34, T2S R13W, Lawrence, Van Buren co., MI
    1860: Almena, Van Buren Co., MI 
    Died 31 January 1866  Almena, Van Buren Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I88  Angus Saline's Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 February 2011 

    Father David Newcomb,   b. 13 February 1763, Lebanon, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 February 1819, Sempronius, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Mary Woodworth,   d. 1795 
    Family ID F61  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Clarissa Heath,   b. 7 September 1790, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 March 1862  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 14 April 1811 
    Children 
    +1. Ruth Newcomb,   b. 27 September 1823, Oak Orchard, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 April 1905, Geneva twp., Van Buren Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Orlando Newcomb,   b. 15 June 1821, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F59  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan: with Illustrations and Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers
      Willard Newcomb, who bought of Potter land entered by the latter in Almena, settled in the town in 1835, and put up a blacksmith-shop on section 29.

      Portrait and Biographical Record of Kalamazoo, Allegan, and Van Buren Counties, Michigan
      Our subject traces his ancestry back many generations, his father being Orlando Newcomb, his grandfather Willard, his great-grandfather David, his father James, his father Hezekiah and his father Simon Newcomb, who was born in Maryland. The family originally came from the West of England. His son, Willard Newcomb, born in Stephentown, N.Y., April 6, 1788, was in the War of 1812, and a pioneer of Orleans County N.Y. By profession, he was a minister of in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He came to Almena Township, Van Buren County, this State, in 1835, where he made his home until his death, January 31, 1862. The mainden name of his wife, the grandmother of our subject, was Clarissa Heath, who bore him ten children, six sons and four daughter.

      In the War of 1812 he served at Buffalo and Black Rock.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2489] .



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