Sarah Elizabeth Newcomb

Female8 February 1845–1 December 1928

Brief Life History of Sarah Elizabeth

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.

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Family Time Line

John Edward Mussen
Sarah Elizabeth Newcomb
Marriage: 13 September 1865
Alice Newcomb Mussen

Sources (18)

  • Betsy Newcome in household of Turk Newcome, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Betty E Mussen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Sarah E Newcomb, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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  • Marriage
    13 September 1865Marion, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Los Angeles, California, United States

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 22

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    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).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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