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Collins. Mr. and Mrs. Newton reside in Austin, Tex. Two children :

62. 1. Mabel Dewella 9 , b. June 14, 1899.

63. 2. Henry Lee 9 , b. Jan. 9, 1902.

64. 5. Clara Sibert 8 , b. Sept. 7, 1869 ; was living in 1907, in San Antonio, Tex. ;

m. Dec. 17, 1891, Walter Scott Whitworth. No children. They reside
in San Antonio, Tex.

65. 6. Francis William 8 (name changed to Francis Richards Newton), b. Jan. 4,

1871 : resides in San Antonio, Tex., 1907 ; m. in Brenham, Tex.,
Oct. 21, 1900, Carrye Boyle. Three children :

66. 1. Evelyn 9 , b. July 28, 1901.

67. 2. Francis Marion 9 , b. Jan. 5, 1903.

68. 3. Lawrence Boyle 9 , b. Aug. 20, 1905.

69. 7. Joseph Samuel 8 , b. Jan. 28, 1873 ; living in 1907 in San Antonio, Tex. ;

m. in Austin, Tex., Oct. 28, 1904, Tillie Steinle, b. , dau. of

H. W. Steinle (b. June 22, 1843. in Baden-Baden, Germany) and
wife Elizabeth (Wertz) Steinle (b. Nov. 19, 1850, in LaGrange, Tex.),
who were m. in LaGrange. Tex., Nov. 10, 1869. Child :

70. 1. Clarinda Elizabeth 9 , b. June 9, 1907, in San Antonio, Tex.

71. 8. Charles Marye 8 (Dr.), b. Oct. 2, 1874; d. Feb. 20, 1907; unm. ; resided

in San Antonio, Tex.

72. 9. Bessie 8 , b. Jan. 11, 1876 ; resides at Corpus Christi, Tex. ; m. in San

Antonio, Tex., Oct. 20, 1903, Herbert Swain Springall, b. Dec. 4, 1872,
son of William Edward and Mary (Swain) Springall, who were m.
Oct. 17, 1871, in St. Dunstan's Church, Canterbury, England. No
children.

73. 10. Julia 8 , b. Aug. 10, 1877; m. in San Antonio, Tex., Nov. 21, 1901, Larkin

Foster Price, b. in Galveston, Tex., in 1876, son of McDowell Price
(b. in LaGrange, Tex.) and Fanny (Landa) Price (b. in New Braun-
fels, Tex.). Mr. and Mrs. Price reside in Devine, Tex. Three
children :

74. 1. Helena 9 Price, b. Sept. 4, 1902.

75. 2. Marye 9 Price, b. , 190-.

76. 3. Charles Gordon 9 Price, b. May 28, 1907, in Devine, Tex.

77. 11. Edith 8 , b. Nov. 9, 1879; m. in San Antonio, Tex.. May 17, 1900, Charles

Horatio Jackson, b. Nov. 23, 1873, son of Walter W. and Georgie
(Phillips) Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson reside in San Antonio, Tex.
Three children :

78. 1. Clarinda 9 Jackson, b. July 29, 1902.

79. 2. Walter Newton 9 Jackson, b. July 28, 1904.

80. 3. Charles Horatio 9 Jackson, Jr., b. Oct. 31, 1905.



81. iii. Camp 8 (brother of Rev. Samuel 8 , No. 28), b. , 1798; m. Elizabeth Peck.

They had a son :

82. 1. Samuel Peck 7 , b. March 5, 1814 ; d. May 8, 1897 ; m. Oct. 29, 1843, Harriet

Elizabeth Auger, daughter of Abraham Auger of Woodbridge, Conn.
They had a daughter :

83. 1. Alice May 8 , b. Jan. 31, 1853; m. Sept. 22, 1880, Samuel H. Street, b.

Nov. 14. 1851. They were living in 1911 at 207 Bishop St., New
Haven, Conn.



19. G. ENOCH NEWTON 5 "of Woodbridge" (s. of Lieut. Samuel'), born
; married and had 1, Jonah 6 ; 2, Anna Maria 6 ; 3, Koger 6 . The son



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84. i. Jonah 8 , called "of Woodbridge," b. : m. and bad a daughter,

85. 1. Eunice Eliza', b. ; m. Silas Baldwin 6 , a dealer in dry goods, boots

and shoes — long since (1881) retired. In 1877 they were living in New
Haven. Conn. [Silas Baldwin 6 and bis wife were both descended from
Richard Baldwin 1 , the immigrant. Betsey Baldwin 6 , sister of Silas 6 , m.
Rev. Samuel Newton 6 , who was cousin of Jonah Newton 6 .] Children
were :
86-90. 1, Egbert J. 8 : 2, Eliza N. s ; 3, Alice G. 8 ; 4. Adolphus K. 8

91. ii. Axxa Maria 6 , b. . 1800; d. Sept. 2, 1824. aged 24; m. June 24 1818,

Newton Baldwin (24), b. Dec. 13, 1798 [or 1796, see above]; d. in
Woodbridge, Conn., Feb. 12, 1S62. They had an infant that died and a
daughter,

92. 1. Charlotte Elizabeth 7 , b. 1821 ; d. 1834.

93. iii. Roger 6 , "of Woodbridge," b. ; m. Mary Peck. Child:

94. 1. Sail if, b. , 1792 ; d. May 8, 1813, aged 20 ; m. Aug. 12, 1812, David

R. Baldwin, son of Silas and Mary Baldwin of Woodbridge, Conn.,
where he was b. Aug. 4, 1792. He was living in 1874. They had a
daughter :

95. 1. Sally 8 Baldwin, b. 1813.

Mr. Baldwin married again and had four children.



20. |7. ISAAC NEWTON 5 (son of Samuel 4 of Milford and brother of
Samuel 5 of Woodbridge). [See No. 326, Isaac Newton of Goshen, Conn. I
think they are the same person, but cannot prove it.]



13. 5. ROGER NEWTON 3 (COL.) (son of Capt Samuel 2 ), born ,

1684; died January 15, 1771, aged 87; married April 10, 1712, Susanna Bryan,
daughter of Samuel and Martha Bryan of Milford, L. I. They had six children.
Col. Roger Newton was a graduate of Harvard University; Captain in Queen
Anne's War, 1709; commander of Connecticut troops at capture of Louisburg;
many years Colonel of the Second Connecticut regiment; Judge of County
Court, 1730; Chief Judge from 1737 to his death; and an Assistant 1738 until
his death. His children were:

96-101. 1, Roger 4 ; 2, Susanna 4 ; 3, Mary 4 [perhaps the "Mary Newton, dau. of
Roger," who m. Joseph Bryan, b. at Milford, Conn.. Jan. 15, 1682 ; d.
there Aug. 1, 1742, and who was there in 1714. Their children were
Abigail, bapt. 1719: Joseph, bapt. 1721; Mary, bapt. 1731] ; 4, Abigail 4 ,
b. 1693 ; m. Josiah Prince ; 5, Sybella 4 . b. 1695 ; m. 1716, Benedict
Bull ; 6, Jerusha 4 , bapt. 1697.

"Among the proprietors of Milford, Conn., in 1713, there were seven
of the name of Roger Newton."



3. 2. ROGER NEWTON 2 (s. Rev. Roger 1 ), b. , 164—; died 1690,

leaving a widow, Abigail, who was guardian to a son and daughter not named.



4. 3. SUSANNA NEWTON 2 (Rev. Roger 1 ), born . 16—; "married

John Stone of Marlborough."



5. 4. JOHN NEWTON 2 (s. Rev. Roger 1 ), bapt. June 6, 1656, at Earming-

ton, Conn. ; died , 1699 ; married Lydia Ford, who survived him. Their

children were:



REV. ROGER NEWTON 705

101. i. Prudence 3 , b. [1681], who was 18 years old when her father died.

102. tii. Thomas 3 , b. [1682], who was 17 years old when his father died.

103. iii. Ezekiel 3 , b. [HISS], who was about 12 years old at death of his

father. He m. Abigail Briscoe of Milford, Conn., and d. in 1728. Child :

104. 1. Sarah 4 , b. July 7, 1723; m. 1739, Ephraim Smith 4 (John 3 , Johnr, John

Smith 1 , a settler of Milford. Conn., in 1640, wife, Grace Hawley), b.
1715; d. 1805, son of John, Jr., and Ruth (Briscoe) Smith [whose wills
may be seen in Hist. Gen. Reg., Vol. 8, p. 16-17]. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
removed from Milford or Derby to Wolcott, Conn., previous to 1788, in
which year they are recorded as members of the Wolcott Church. He
d. at Wolcott. Children :

105. 1. Mehitable 5 Smith, b. 1740; d. 1826; m. 1762, Samuel Peck.

106. 2. Ephraim 5 Smith, b. 1742 ; d. 1750.

107. 3. John 5 Smith, b. 1744 : d. 1S19 ; m. 1764, Mary Ford.

108. 4. Sarah 3 Smith, b. 1746; d. 1S14 ; m. (1) Samuel M. Stone; m. (2)

Donald Treat.

109. 5. Anna 5 Smith, b. 1748: d. 1852.

110. 6. Benaijah 5 Smith, b. 1750 ; d. 1818 ; m. Anna Tibball.

111. 7. Ephraim 5 Smith, 2d, b. 1753 or 1755 : d. 1852 ; m. and removed to

Camden. N. Y., about 1804, "and with him went Ephraim 6 , 3d (1777-
185-)."

112. tiv. Joseph 3 , b. [1698]. was two years old at death of his father.

113. v. John 3 , b. . "1697 of Milford, Conn."; d. ; m. (1) Elizabeth

. and had three children. "Mrs. Elizabeth Newton, wife of Mr. John

Newton, Died July the 5 1734, In the 31 st Year of Her Age." Gravestone

inscription at Milford, Conn. He m. (2) Martha Smith, dau. of Samuel

and Rachel (Lambert* Smith. She had three children and d. 1750; "Mrs.

Martha Newton, wife to M r John Newton, who died July y e 10t h A D 1750

in y e 37 th year of her age." G. S. in same cemetery. [Mr. John T. Newton,

a descendant of this John Newton, was living July, 1906, at No. 90 Howe

St., New Haven, Conn., from whose Query the above is taken.] Their

children were :

114-119. 1, Elizabeth 4 ; 2. Sibyl*; 3. John 4 ; 'all bapt. June 4, 1738; 4, Rachel 4 ; 5,

Susanna 4 ; 6, Martha 4 . These last three are known to the family— whether

with birth dates, is unknown to me. The only son here given,

116. 3. John 4 , was b. at Milford, Conn., in 1734; d. there Dec. 21, 1797. His

will is dated May 29, 1784. He m. (1) Mai-y Miles, dau. of Stephen

and Frances Miles of Milford, Conn. They had six children, and she

died. He m. (2) Martha Colbraith, dau. of Humphrey Colbraith. She

d. Feb. 10, 1826, aged 78 yrs., 10 mos. Her will was probated Feb. 21,

1826. It was dated Jan. 6, 1815 — eleven years before. His children

were :

120. 1. Mary 5 , b. ; m. Hawley.

121. 2. John 5 , b. . 17—; d. Oct. — , 1776.

122. t3. Miles 5 , b. , 1762 ; d. , 1822.

123. 4. Eunice 5 , b. . 17 — ; m. 1792, Newton John Morris.

124. 5. Comfort 5 , b. about 1769; d. 1799, aged 30.

125. 76. Nathan 3 , b. April 14. 1776 ; d. 1813.

126. 7. Sarah 5 , b. April 25, 1781 ; d. May 30, 1843, aged 62 ; unm.

127. 8. Elizabeth 5 , b. Dec. 28, 1782; d. 1838, aged 55; m. 1809, John

Buckingham.

128. 9. Susanna 5 , b. Aug. 6, 1784 ; d. Feb. 10, 1809.

129. 10. Esther 5 , b. Jan. 10, 1787 ; m. Dan Fenn.

130. 11. Naomi 5 , b. March 19, 1789; d. Nov. 10, 1881, aged 93; m. James Hine

of Milford.
This family record is from data as given by M. Ray Sanborn, Yale
University Library. New Haven, in Hist. Gen. Reg., 1909. The First
United States Census. 1790, shows this John Newton at Milford, Conn.,
head of a family, the other members being one male under sixteen years,
and eight females.



122. 3. MILES NEWTON 5 [whom I suppose to be son of John 4 and his
wife Mary (Miles) Newton of Milford, b. 1762; d. 1822] had wife Hannah.
Three of their children were baptized the same day, namely, June 8, 1801, at
Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., and at. the same time Comfort Newton,
who was a member of his household, was baptized — (his sister, probably). He
was then, and before, a citizen of Waterbury, Conn. The U. S. Census, 1790,

45



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shows Miles Newton there head of a family, the other members being three males
under sixteen years and two females. The names of the children were:

131-134. tl, Miles"; 2, JonN 6 ; 3, Fowler ; 4, Harriet 6 .



131. 1. MILES NEWTON, JR. 6 (Miles 5 ), born October, 1783; baptized June
28, 1801 ; married September 5, 1805, Prudence Scott, daughter of Simeon Scott.
He lived in Waterbury, Conn., and had there seven children :

Nathan Fowler 7 , b. July 30, 1806.

Lester Miles 7 , b. Aug. 8, 1809.

Lucius Solindar 7 , b. Aug. 12. 1812; d. Aug. 4, 1816.

Lucius Myron 7 , b. June 17. 1817 : d. June 8, 1825.

Lusette Maria 7 , b. Nov. 27. 1S19 ; d. Aug. 17, 1825.

Jerome 7 , b. June 9, 1822.

Edward 7 , b. Jan. 24, 1826 ; d. March — , 1831.



135.


i.


136.


n.


137.


iii.


138.


IV.


139.


v.


140.


vi.


141.


Vll.



125. 6. NATHAN NEWTON 5 [whom I suppose is brother of Miles 5 and son
of John 4 of Milford and his wife Mary Miles, born April 14, 1776; died 1813]
was a resident of Waterbury, Conn., but not head of a family as early as 1790.
Of his wife, I have no recoi'd. Two children, born there, were:

142. i. Isaac E. 6 , b. Sept. 14. 1806; d. in Waterbury, Conn., Jan. 22, 1886; m. Oct.

— , 1830, Polly Warner, daughter of Obediah. "He is a lineal descendant
of Rev. Thomas Hooker." In 1S32, he and his brother engaged in business
sawing lumber — furnished frames for houses. He was founder of the
American Suspender Co., and its president 1876. He was an active and
useful citizen of Waterburv. Children:

143. 1. Mary E.\ b. July 6, 1832.

144. 2. Julia Melinda 1 , b. Sept. — , 1840.

145. 3. Nathan Herbert 7 , b. Sept. 22, 1842.

146. 4. Lewis Byron 7 , b. June — , 1845.

147. ii. Charles N. 6 , b. May 9, 1811. at Waterbury: d. Oct. 10, 1892. He was one of

the partners in the Warren & Newton Manufacturing Co., Waterbury,
1846 — suspenders. "During his life of eighty-one years he lived on Bunker
Hill." He m. Dec. 25, 1S36, Caroline Root, daughter of Chauncey Root,
b. March 11, 1815. Child :

148. 1. Sarah Catherine 7 , b. June 4, 1838; d. , 1844.



6. 5. EZEKIEL NEWTON 2 (s. of Rev. Roger 1 ), baptized 1660, in the
Church at Milford, Conn. ; was living in 1700.



7. 6. SARAH NEWTON 2 (dau. of Rev. Roger 1 ), baptized 1662 at Milford,
Conn., 1662; married July 4, 1683, John Wilson of New Haven, Conn. . . .



8. 7. ALICE NEWTON 2 (dau. of Rev. Roger 1 ), baptized 1664 at Milford.



8a. 8. MARY NEWTON 2 (dau. Rev. Roger 1 ).



112. JOSEPH NEWTON' "of Milford, Conn." [whom I suppose to be son
of John 2 (Rev. Roger 1 ) and Lydia Newton of Farmington, Conn.; and who was



REV. ROGER NEWTON 707

two years old at the death of his father in 1699, therefore born about 1697 or
1698], had a daughter

149. i. Phebe 4 , b. , 1748; d. Nov. 13, 1793; m. Oliver Sanford.



150. ABNER NEWTON 3 ( 2 , Rev. Roger 1 ) lived in Durham, Conn.,

coming there from Milford, Conn. In 1734 his name appears in Durham on
ministers' tax list; June 19, 1759, as witness on bill of sale of a negro by-
Mary Merwin. He married Mary Burwell. "He had five sons," three of whom
removed to Greenfield, Mass., and I have the names of only these three. There
may be other children.

151. tl, Burwell 4 . 152. t2. John 4 . 153. t3. Roger 4 .

151. 1. BURWELL 4 (Abner 3 ), born about and between 1725 and 1729; mar-
ried; had children, the names of two are here given; removed from Durham,
Conn., to Greenfield, Mass., but after his brothers had settled there in 1660.
The United States Census, 1790, shows "Burrel Newton" head of a family in
Durham, Conn., the other members being three males upward of sixteen years
and two females. Children :

154. i. Abner 5 (Dea.), b. Dec. 27, 1764; d. Sept. 9, 1852; resided in Durham, Conn.

He was a soldier of the Revolution, serving in Capt. Charles Norton's
Company at the Battle of Bennington, Connecticut Militia. He was
reelected deacon September, 1803. He was a member of the first tem-
perance society in Durham, June 30, 1828. The name of his wife is not
known to me. The order of his children here given is probably not correct.
The children were :

155. 1. Elisha", b. ; m. in Connecticut before 17G0 ; was one of the clerks

of the Ecclesiastical Society in Durham, Conn. [His homestead in Dur-
ham is mentioned in 1866.] He removed to Greenfield, Mass., taking
with him his son,

156. 1. Israel C. 7 , b. .

157. 2. Abner", Jr., b. — ; lived in Durham, Conn., where he was a member

of a cavalry troop in 1812, and a member of the first temperance society,
June 30, 1828.

158. 3. Horace*, b. ; was living in 1866 in Durham, Conn. House owned

by him there is mentioned.

159. 4. Gaylor* (Dea.), b. ; lived in Durham, Conn.; was elected Deacon

of the church there in 1846; m. (1) Nancy Merwin; m. (2) Jan. 23,
1864, Harriet Lane, who was b. Jan. 29, 1812, and d. s. p. His son,

160. 1. Henry Gleason 7 Newton, d. Jan. 8, 1897; lived in New Haven, Conn.,

was a member of the Connecticut Society of the S. A. R., No. 8815.

161. 5. Roger Watson", b. ; d. Jan. 8, 1897; m. and removed to Greenfield,

Mass. He was a member of the Society of the S. A. R. No. 7758.

162. 6. Content", b. .

163. 7. Parnell", b. .

164. ii. Samuel 5 (Dea.), b. about 1767, and d. April 24, 1864, aged 97. His name

occurs on the town records of Durham, Conn., as one of the clerks of the
Ecclesiastical Society ; as a member of the troop of cavalry there in the
War of 1812 ; as a member of the first temperance society, 1828, and his
house occupied by his widow and daughter in 1866. His children
165-166. 1, John" and 2, Mary" are all that are known to me.



152. 2. JOHN NEWTON 4 (Abner 3 ), born ; married [Elizabeth or

Mary] and had children. He removed from Durham, Conn., in 1761, to Green-
field, Mass., taking with him his three sons, who became prominent men there.
They were:

167. tl. Isaac 5 . 168. t2. John 5 , Jr. 169. t3. Samuel 5 .



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167. 1. ISAAC NEWTON 5 (Capt.)* (John 4 , Abner 3 ), born about 1748; died
September 23, 1826, aged 78; married Hester Grennell. He with his brother
John 5 purchased from Simon Burt land in Greenfield, which remained in the
family for more than 100 years. His name occurs on the tax lists in 1775. The
H. S. Census, 1790, shows "Capt. Isaac Newton" at Greenfield, Mass., head of
a family, the other members being one male upward of sixteen years, two males
under sixteen years, and two females. He was a soldier of the Revolution.
Service: "(Capt.) 1. Isaac Newton Sergeant, Capt. Timothy Child's Company,
Col. David Leonard's regiment. Service 1 month 17 days, Company raised Feb.
24, 1777 for service at Ticonderoga — other sendee and Also, Captain of 3rd Com-
pany, Lieut. Col. Wells (5th Hampshire County) regiment of Mass. Militia,
commissioned June 19, 1780. Also. Capt. in Col. S. Murrey's regiment. — other
service — last discharge Oct. 10, 1780." Two of his children were:

170. i. Isaac", Jr., b. ; was selectman of Greenfield six years, the first year

1821, the last 1834. In May, 1825, he became proprietor of the Mansion
House Hotel in Greenfield.

171. ii. Rejoice (Hox.), b. Oct. 18. 1782, at Greenfield; d. at Worcester, Mass.,

Feb. 4, 1868, aged 85 ; m. at Worcester. April 24, 1817, Rebecca Lincoln,
daughter of Levi and Martha (Waldo) Lincoln of Worcester, where she
was b. Jan. 11, 1792. He was a graduate. 1S0T, of Dartmouth College;
studied law with Judge Newcomb and E. H. AVills ; admitted to the bar
1S10, and began practice with F. Blake in Worcester. He was county
attorney several years; representative three years; senator two years;
president of Worcester Mutual Fire Company, 1824; director of the Wor-
cester Bank (established 1803), first appointed 1817, and had been con-
tinuously in that office up to ''present time" (1862). He was continually
called upon by his fellow citizens for service on committees of all kinds,
so satisfied were they with his services. He was of the Unitarian Church
of Worcester. Children:

172. 1. Daniel Lincoln 7 , b. June 6, 1819, at Worcester.

173. 2. Levi Lincoln 7 , b. Aug. 20, 1820. at Worcester; d. there Oct. 21, 1847;

colonel of militia ; cashier of Worcester Bank ; unm.

174. 3. Hester 7 , b. June 1, 1823, at Worcester; m. John Wolcott Wetherell.

168. 2. JOHN NEWTON 5 , JR. (John 4 , Abner 3 ), born about 1750 (?); came
from Durham, Conn., with his father and brothers about 1761. His name with
theirs appears on the tax lists in 1775, of Greenfield, Mass. He settled about
two miles north of the village. As a soldier of the Revolution, he was out with
his brother against Burgoyne in 1777, and is probably the Revolutionary pensioner
of Greenfield who died September 22, 1834, aged 84 years. He married .

From the diary of Rev. Roger Newton 5 (brother of John 5 , Jr.) I have taken
the following baptism— children of John, Jr. I may be wrong about them, but
stand ready to be corrected. Children :

175. i. Cyrus 9 , bapt. Dec. 26, 1779.

170. ii. John 6 , bapt. July 15. 17S0; "died June 12, 1871, aged 91."

177. tiii. Curtis 6 , b. [April 8, 1782] ; "died Feb. 8. 1871, aged 88 y. 10 m."

178. iv. Jesse 6 , bapt. March 19, 1792. [This is prob. "another descendant of Rev.

Roger of Farmington and Milford, Conn., migrated from. Durham, entered
Yale University and died while a member of the Sophomore class, not
far from the year 1820."]

179. tv. Obed°, bapt. April 12, 1795.

180. vi. Persis 6 , bapt. May 19, 1798.

* The following marriages may be a first, second or third of Capt. Isaac Newton 5 , or there
may be three other men of the name ; but I do not know who of the name in Greenfield was old
enough at that date: Isaac Newton married, 1773. Sebera Denio. (Rev. Roger Newton, bapt.,
Dec. 26, 1779. "Sabra, ye D. of Isaac Newton.")

Isaac Newton m. Hester Lord.

Isaac Newton of Greenfield, m. March 2. 1700 ( ? ) , Esther Hopkins, dau. of Timothy S.
Hopkins (b. June 23, 1728) and his wife Mrs. Dinah (Colton) Miller of West Springfield,
Mass. She was b. Jan. 13, 1758, and d. Jan. 23, 1781.



REV. ROGER NEWTON 709

177. 3. CURTIS NEWTON 6 (John 5 , John 4 ), Deacon of the First Congrega-
tional Church of Greenfield, Mass., for many years, was a man of integrity and
worth. He married and had two sons — there may be other children. The sons
were :

181. i. Harvey C. 7 , b. about 1809 ; d. at Greenfield, Mass., April 13, 1883, aged 74. He

lived in Greenfield — "an able man." He m. Sarah C. , and had the

two children here given :

182. 1. Christopher 3 , b. May 31, 1840: m. Mary J. Frary. and had one child. He

was a soldier in the Civil War, enlisting Oct. 2, 1862, in Company A,
52d Massachusetts Regiment, and d. of intermittent fever, at Port
Hudson, La., July 20, 1862.

183. 2. S. P. s (a daughter) ; unm., was living in 1907.

184. ii. Jon^ Sawtelle 7 , b. ; d. at Omaha, Neb., Nov. 6, 1897. "He was an

honest, intelligent, hardworking farmer ; a man of sterling worth."



179. 5. OBED NEWTON 6 of Greenfield, baptized 1795, married and had a
daughter :

185. i. Sophia A. 7 , b. ; d. April 23, 1893; m. Sept. 5, 1861, Avery W.

Sprague.



169. 3. SAMUEL NEWTON 3 (John 4 , Abner 3 ), born about or between 1752
and 1760, at Durham, Conn. ; came with his father, Abner, to Greenfield. In
1775 his name appears on the tax lists, along with those of his brothers and
uncle. [Their taxes ranged much the same — each had an 80-rod lot; houses and
out. buildings 375, 350, 300 (the Eev. uncle not taxed). John 5 , Jr.'s, other real
estate was 2,400 (acres I suppose), Capt. Isaac's 3,500.] He married and had
four children who were baptized in Greenfield as set down in their uncle's diary,
namely :

186. i. Sarah 6 , bapt. Aug. — , 1794.

187. ii. Burwell 6 , bapt. Aug. 27, 1796.

188. iii. Priestly , bapt. May 6, 1799. In 1823 he was ensign — militia officer.

189. iv. Marget 8 , bapt. Nov. 14, 1801.



153. 3. REV. ROGER NEWTON 4 (Abner 3 ), the youngest of Abner Newton's 3
five sons, was born in Durham, Conn., May 12, 1737, and died at Greenfield, Mass.,
December 10, 1816, in his 80th year. He married in Connecticut, in 1762, Abi-
gail Hall of Middletown, Conn. She was received into the Greenfield Churcb,
in January, 1764, and was the mother of eight children — "five sons and three
daughters." I have not the date of her death.

Extract from "A Sermon delivered at the dedication of the South Congrega-
tional Church in Durham, Conn., December 29, 1847. By William C. Fowler,"
contains the following in regard to Rev. Roger Newton 4 and his forebears: "He
was a descendant of the Rev. Roger Newton, minister of the First Church of
Farmington and afterwards of Milton, and he inherited the virtues of that
excellent man. His parents were Mr. Abner and Mrs. Mary Newton. They
were respected for their prudence and piety, and their discreet management of
their domestic concerns, and the virtuous education of their children."

Rev. Roger Newton, D.D., was educated at Yale College, Class of 1758; was
called to the pastorate of the First Congregational Church at Greenfield, Mass.,
where he was ordained and settled November 18, 1761. His salary was fixed
at £133-6s-8d, and sixty loads of wood, a house lot of eighty rods, and was to
be exempt from taxes. He continued in this pastorate until he died in 1816 —



710 NEWTON GENEALOGY

fifty-six years. He kept a diary during these years, part of which was rescued
from a dumping barrel, and is to be seen in print in the N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg.
of 1908. From this diary I have taken the baptisms of his children given below.

He received the degree of D.D. from Dartmouth College in 1S04.

"He was a man of uncommon strength of mind and of a pacific disposition, and
was much employed as counselor in cases of difficulty in churches." Some of his
peculiar characteristics are given in the history of the town. It is stated he
was inclined to the loyalist side in the great Revolution — 1776. The diary has
among the baptisms, "Sept. 20, 1767. Isaac, my son, & Tinner, my negro Girl."
The children were all baptized by himself. Their birth-dates probably are on
the town records of Greenfield.

190. i. Roger 5 , the oldest son, bapt. July 3, 1763 ; "fell a victim of the consumption
and died at the age; of 26." He was a graduate of Yale College in the
Class of 1785, and was a tutor in that institution when he died. "He was
a gentleman of great excellence of character and of great promise in the
profession of law, which he had chosen."
Isaac 5 , 1st, bapt. April 4, 1705 ; prob. d. soon.
Isaac 5 , 2d, bapt. Sept. 20, 1767.
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Abigail 5 , bapt. June 16, 1771 : m. Rev. Mr. Lambert.
Susanna 5 , bapt. Oct. 17, 1773; d. before 1779.



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