Harriet F Newcomb

1 April 1841–1861 (Age 19)
Cumberland, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Harriet F

When Harriet F Newcomb was born on 1 April 1841, in Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, her father, David Newcomb, was 29 and her mother, Margaret Loper, was 21. She lived in Cohansey, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States in 1850. She died in 1861, at the age of 20.

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David Newcomb
Margaret Loper
Harriet F Newcomb
Joseph Dunham
Charles H Newcomb

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World Events (4)


Age 3

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

Age 5

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

Age 6

A battalion of volunteers from New Jersey assisted during the Mexican-American War. They were active from 1847 to 1848 and divided among four companies. The battalion assisted during the Battle of Contreras and the Battle of Churubusco.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a new arrival in a place, from Middle English newe-come(n) ‘recently come’, ‘just arrived’. The intrusive -b- is the result of the influence of place names ending in -combe ( see Coombe ).2 Americanized form of German Neukamm, possibly arising from a misinterpretation of its etymology as neu ‘new’ + Kamm ‘comb’ ( see Neukam ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harret F Newcomb in household of Jeremiah Dunham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet F. Smith, "New Jersey, Deaths, 1670-1988"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harriet F Newcomb - Individual or family possessions: death:

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