When Sarah Elizabeth Newcomb was born on 8 February 1845, in Lebanon, Marion, Kentucky, United States, her father, Isaac Newcomb or Newcome, was 55 and her mother, Harriett Dobbs, was 32. She married John Edward Mussen on 13 September 1865, in Marion, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in New Market, Marion, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Magisterial District 1, Bell, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 1 December 1928, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.
English: nickname for a new arrival in a place, from Middle English newe-comen, newe-come ‘newly arrived, recently come’ (Old English nīwe + cumen, cuma). The intrusive -b- is the result of the influence of placenames ending in Old English cumb ‘valley’ (see Coombe ). No such placename as Newcombe is actually on record in Britain.
Americanized form of German Neukamm, possibly arising from a misinterpretation of its etymology as neu ‘new’ + Kamm ‘comb’ (see Neukam ).
History: According to family tradition, Capt. Andrew Newcomb was born in England in 1618 and died in Boston, MA, in 1686, leaving family who settled both in MA and in Kittery, ME. Among his descendants was the internationally renowned astronomer Simon Newcomb (1835–1909).