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1840

 

Thursday, January 23, 1840
At Quebec died William Saxe, second son of John, the pioneer of Highgate, Vt.

Thursday, February 6, 1840
Death of Hon. Kinner Newcomb at the age of eighty-four.  He was born at Nine Partners, Aug. 17, 1756; served with Col. Melancton Smith's Rangers and in other branches of the service until 1782, afterwards drawing 600 acres of land for his services.  In Plattsburgh lot number 5, containing 81 acres lying west of Catherine Street and adjoining the mill-lot was given to him and on this he built his house, his son Platt, being the first male child born within the limits of the new town.  For many years Kinner Newcomb was a judge of the county courts; twice represented his county in the Legislature and in the War of 1812 was a the head of a company of "Silver Greys" ready to turn out at a moment's warning.

Saturday, April 11, 1840
"Lineboats" commenced running on Lake Champlain.

Monday, August 24, 1840
Jeremiah Barnes, Sr., a native of Long Island died, of old age, in Beekmantown, whence, with his wife, Phebe Schelinger, he had come, a pioneer, in 1809. At the battle of Plattsburgh he was a sergeant in Capt. Sherry's company, which held an advanced position and were the first attacked, fighting as they fell back to Plattsburgh.

 

 

 

 

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