Biographical Sketch of Daniel Newcomb
Jackson County delegate
Daniel Newcomb was born in Berkeley County, Virginia in 1800. As a young man he moved to Illinois and in 1830 he married Eleanor Caroline Rice. Newcomb and his family came to Oregon in 1853 and registered a donation land claim in Jackson County. Besides farming, Newcomb acted as an Indian agent for the Siletz Reservation. He served as a private in Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Rogue River War in 1855-56.
Newcomb was elected as a delegate to the constitutional convention from Jackson County. He served as a member on the Committee on Boundaries. He served in the territorial legislature in 1858 as a member of the house of representatives.
Newcomb died in Jackson County on June 4, 1867.