Newcomb, Daniel

Flourished: 1830-1847 DeWitt County, Illinois

Newcomb and his wife accompanied his father and siblings when they moved from Virginia to Kentucky then to Indiana, and finally to Illinois, settling in DeWitt County, in 1830. Newcomb was a teacher in pioneer schools, and he later served as the DeWitt County circuit clerk from 1841 to 1848, and as a county judge from 1844 to 1846. During the Mexican War, Newcomb enlisted as a captain in the Fourth Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, serving from 1846 to 1847. He was a Methodist.

History of DeWitt County Illinois (Chicago: Pioneer, 1910), 1:134-35, 145, 398; History of DeWitt County, Illinois (Philadelphia: W. R. Brink, 1882), 105, 133, 242; Wm. Hugh Robarts, Mexican War Veterans: A Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer Troops in the War Between the United States and Mexico, from 1846 to 1848 (Washington, DC: Brentano's, 1887), 45.