Hezekiah Newcomb

Hezekiah Newcomb

Birth
Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 15 Aug 1772 (aged 79)
Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 14086110 View Source
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Born in Edgartown, MA near Martha's Vineyard in 1693. Hezekiah made a profession of faith and was baptized on Christmas Day, December 25, 1715 in New London, Connecticut
He settled in Lebanon, Connecticut, shortly after his marriage to Jerusha (nee' Bradford) November 14, 1716. They lived in Lebanon until their deaths.
By trade he was a carpenter and joiner.
Mr. Newcomb was admitted to the church in Lebanon 22 Mar. 1719, and his wife 20 Nov. 1720.
He took the "Freeman's Oath" in Lebanon and held various town offices there and was thought to have been a deacon in their church and "the whole day long he would most always have a Bible in his hands."
pg. 39 BMN.
He held various town offices.
Jerusha died November 4, 1739
Shortly after, Mr. Newcomb married Hannah,his second wife. She outlived him an current research shows no children born to this union.

Hezekiah and wife buried in "Old Cemetery" Lebanon, CT. Lebanon, (settled in 1700) is in east central part of the state, northwest of Norwich. In 1776, revolutionary governor Jonathan Trumbull, mustered troops from the Lebanon area as reinforcements for friend George Washington at Valley Forge.

Governor of Massachusetts, Henry W. Cushman, wrote of Hezekiah and his family "a host of Newcombs have descended, many of them of great intelligence, wealth and moral worth."

From various sources comes the tradition that Mr. Newcomb was a deacon: he was held in high veneration by his neighbors, his children and grandchildren. Isaac Foster, of Spencerport, N.Y., states that he was told by his grandmother, Submit (Downer) Newcomb, "that during the whole time of her having her ten children at his [Hezekiah Newcomb's] house, she never heard him speak an angry word. The whole day long he would most always have his Bible in his hands."

Inscription: "Here lies the body of Mr. Hezekiah Newcomb who after a virtuous Pious and Exemplary life having served God in his generation Was Dismissed by a sudden and Easy Death fell asleep in Jesus Augt 15 1772 in ye 79 year of his age."



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Here lies the body of Mr Hezekiah Newcomb who
after a virtuous Pious and Exemplary life having served God in his generation Was Dismissed by a sudden and Easy Death fell asleep in Jesus Augt 15 1772 in ye 79
year of his age

Gravesite Details Son of Simon and Deborah Newcomb - Husband of Jerusha Bradford