Name: Ebenezer Newcomb 1
Birth: ABT 1751
Death: ABT 1821
From John Bearse Newcomb's book: A sailing master and officer in the Revolutionary War; served in 1777 under Capt. J. Trow and Col. Joseph Whitney; afterward went out as a privateer and was never heard from.
From Bethuel Merritt Newcomb's book: Ebenezer was a minor in 1760; later, a sailing master. There is record as follows "Ebenezer, Private, Capt. Israel Trow's Co. Col. John Hathaway's regt. service 20 d. in April and May 1777, at R.I., said Newcomb reported as among those who agreed to tarry for 2 mo." He also appears in "the list of fourteen men (he P.M. Mate) of a prize of the Ship Reprizal - Continental - committed August ye 9th 1777 to Forton Prison, England." Probably died in prison.
Father: Ebenezer Newcomb b: ABT 1712 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Mother: Thankful Freeman b: 15 FEB 1713/14