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one of the four men who came with Ludlow to Fairfield in the autumn of 1639.
In 1644 Newton was elected deputy for the town. In 1645 he was elected deputy
of the General Court. "Thomas Newton, Widower of Dorothea Newton," mar-
ried March 31, 1648, Joan Smith, by William Hark (or Hart), then sheriff of
Flushing, "against the consent of the woman's parents, and without being
legally authorized to do so by the Supreme Authority," and because of this
"the indecent marriage" was declared null and void, and to prevent other daugh-
ters marrying without the consent of their parents, everybody concerned was fined
and the marriage again solemnized after three publishments of the banns, and
the culprit Sheriff dismissed from office. Joan Smith was the daughter of Rich-
ard Smith, Sr., who was a prominent man in his day, a friend and neighbor
of Roger Williams,* who has left quite a testimony to his merits. Richard

* The following testimony of Roger Williams is of historical value and every way of
interest, especially to the descendants of Thomas Newton and wife Joan Smith :

"Providence, 2nd July, 1679 (ut vulgo).

"I Roger Williams of Providence, in Nanhigonsett Bay. in New England, being (by God*s
mercy) the first beginner of the Mother Towne of Providence, and of the Colony of Rhode
Island and Providence Plantations, being now neere to fower score yeare of age, yet (by
God's Mercy) of sound understanding and memory, doe humbly and faithfully declare, that
Mr. Richard Smith Senr, deceased, who for his conscience toward God. left a fair possession
in Glocestershire, and adventured with his relations and estate to New England, and was
a most acceptable and prime leading man in Taunton, in Plymouth Collony, for his con-
science sake (many differences arising) he left Taunton and came to the Nahigonsik Countrey,
where, (by the mercy of God and) the favour of Nahigonsik Sachims, he broke the ice (at
his great charges and hazards), and put up in the thickest of the barbarians, the first English
house amongst them.

"2. I humbly testifie that about forty-two years from this date, he kept possession (com-
ing and going), himself e, children and servants, and he had quiet possession of his howsing,
land and meadows, and there in his own house, with much serenity of soule and comfort,
he yielded up his spirit to God (the father of spirits) in peace.

"3. I doe humbly and faithfully testifie (as aforesaid), that since his departure, his hon-
ored son, Captain Richard Smith, hath kept possession (with much acceptation with English
and Pagans) of his father's howsings, lands and meadows, with great improvement ; allso
by his great cost and industrie. And in the late bloudie Pagan war, I knowingly testifie,
that it pleased the Most High to make use of himselfe in person, his howsing, goods, corne,
provision and cattell for a garrison and supply to the whole army of New England, under

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Smith was first a leading man in Taunton, Plymouth Colony, but left there
for "conscience sake" and came to Connecticut, where he put up the first
house "in the thickest of the barbarians." He had considerable real estate, of
which by will, recorded August 22, 1666, he left one-quarter to the "children
of deceased daughter Joan, sometime wife of Thomas Newton."

Mr. Newton was evidently a man who could assert himself, and was not dis-
posed to be imposed upon. Several interesting instances are recorded of him,
where he became the subject of negotiations between the Commissioners of the
United English Colonies and Governor Stuyvesant, which extended over several
years, about land in Long Island. In 1653 he was Sheriff of Middleburg, L. I.
I like to read the following passage about the sturdy pioneer, and quote it that
others may enjoy the picture, namely, Thomas Jeffreys and Thomas Staunton
testified as follows: "That they being at Jacob Woolversons house att the
Monhatoes the 11-21 May, 1653 betwixt 8 and 9 of the clock att supper in com-
panie with Tho. Newton the Said Thomas expressed that the house was besett;
and withall drawes his Sword and said that Peter Stuyvesant had betrayed him
and given him up to the Commissioners wee perswaded to the contrary; then
hee replyed hee was certaine of the thing for capt Newton told him soe; then
haveing his sword drawen hee said, hath Stuyvesant putt mee in Authoritie and
now betrayed mee; whosoever comes first I will run him throw." ["Capt. New-
ton" was Brian Newton, Captain-Lieutenant under Governor Stuyvesant and a
member of his council.] Mr. Newton's wife, Joan, died in 1661. Of their chil-
dren, the following four we know something about. The order of them may
be incorrect and there "may have been others.

2. i. Abigail 3 , b. about 1651; d. in 1715, aged 90; in. Lodowick Updike [an

article in tlte Providence Journal of Jan. 31 and Feb. 11, 1S67, has that
Catherine, dau. of Thomas Newton, m. Lodowick Updike 2 !, son of Dr.
Gilbert Updike 1 , a German physician of some celebrity, who settled on
Loyd's Neck, L. I., and m. a sister of Joan Smith above. Lodowick
Updike d. about 1737, aged 90. Their children were: 1, Daniel 3 ; 2,
Esthei*J 3, Catherine 3 ; 4, Sarah 3 ; 5, Abigail 3 ; 6, Martha 3 ; 7, Richard".
[See N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg., Vol. 21, pg. 375, for an interesting article on
the Updikes.]

3. ii. Israel 3 , b. ; July 29, 1679. "Frell" Newton, probably this Israel,

signed petition of the Inhabitants of the Narragansett County, King's
Province, Sept. 16, 1686, on list for poll money of Rochester (in Kingston,
R. I.). April 22, 1700, found guilty with others of riot. His will, proved
June 9, 1720, gives to his brother James and his son about everything ;
unm., very probably. His nephew, Richard Updike, executor of his will,
was given a farm on Boston Neck. •
1. iii. Thomas 3 . Jr., also called "Smith" Newton, "marriner." in a deed given Dec.
20, 1674, by which he deeded lands had of his grandfather, Richard Smith,



the command of the ever to be honored Genl Winslow, for the service of his Majesty's hon-
our and countrey in New England.

"4. I doe alsoe humbly declare, that the aforesaid Capt'n Richard Smith, Junr ought by
all rules of Justice, equitie and gratitude (to his Honoured Father and himselfe), be
fairly treated with, considered, recruited, honoured, and by his Majesty's authority
confirmed and established in a peacefull possession of his Father's and his own possessions
in this Pagan wilderness and Nahigonsik countrey.

"The premises I humbly testifie, as leaving this countrey and this world"

(Signed Roger Williams.

"Taken upon oath, this twenty-one day of July, 1679, before me, John Whipple, Assistant
of this his Majesty's Colony of Road-Island and Providence Plantations in New England in
America" (p. 57, Vol. Ill, Record of the Colony of R. I.).

Richard Smith, Sr., was "admitted at the Towne of Nieu-Port since the 20th of the
3rd, 1638" (p. 92, Vol. I, R. I. Colonial Records), and settled at Wickford, in Narragansett,
about 1639, and later on Long Island and in Amsterdam. His will was recorded Aug. 22,
1666 (p. 185, Genealogical Dictionary of R. I.).
Children : 1. Richard Smith 2 (called "Bull" Smith) d. 1707; m. Sarah Folger ; nine children.

2. Katherine Smith 2 , m. Dr. Gilbert Updike.

3. Elizabeth Smith 2 , m. John Vial.

4. Joan, Jane Smith, m. Thomas Newton.

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Sr. His uncle, Richard Smith, Jr., by will, gives to "Smith Newton," son
of Thomas, £10.

5. tiv. James 3 , b. about 1G55; is mentioned in the records, 1683-1696, as of Fair-

field ; 1703-1713, as in Kingston, R. I. ; 1713-172G, as in Colchester ; 1717,
as in Rochester (which is Kingston, R. I. It was also called "King's
Province." All the others in Connecticut). He m. (1) Mary Hubbcll,
daughter of Sergeant Richard and his first wife Elizabeth (Meigs) Ilubbell
of Fairfield, Conn. He m. (2) Jan. 1, 1734, widow Mary Barnard. This
marriage is recorded at Wallingford, Conn. Capt. James Newton 2 d. Feb.
9. 1739, aged 85. He was Captain of the first Company or "train-band"
of Colchester. There are numerous references to him in the records. His
smen children were :

6. 1. Dorothy*, b. March 22. 1681 ; m. Crawford.

7. 2. Alice*, b. Feb. 28, 1G8G ; m. Robert Ransom of Colchester. Their children

were: 1, John 1 Ransom, 1709; 2, Mary 4 , 1711; 3, James 4 , 1713; 4,
Joshua 4 , 1715; 5, Robert 4 , 1717; 6, Alice 4 , 1719; 7, Newton 4 , 1722;

8, Peleg 4 , 1724; 9, Amos 4 , 1727; 10, Elizabeth 4 , 1729; 11, Amy 4 , 1732.

8. t3. James 3 , Jr., b. April 3, 1G90 ; m. Susanna Wyatt.

9. 4. Anne 3 , b. April 13, 1G92 ; d. Aug. 14, 1769, in her 78th year; m. Jan. 3,

1711, Jonathan Kellogg, b. Dec. 25, 1679; d. Aug. 8, 1771, in 92d year.
They lived in Colchester, Conn. Their children, born there, were :
1, Jonathan 4 , Jr., 1712; 2, Joseph 4 , 1714; 3. Margeree 4 , 1716; 4, Israel 4 ,
1722; 5, Stephen 4 , 1724; 6, Silas 4 , 1733; 7, Martin 4 , 1735. See
Kellogg Genealogy for these.

10. f5. Israel 3 (Major), b. March 5. 1694; m. Hannah Butler.

11. 6. Mary', b. , 1699; d. Jan. 10, 1754. in her 55th year; m. July 11, 1717,

Jonathan Wells, who d. Jan. 25, 175(5. in his 01st year. Their children
were: 1, Jonathan 4 , Jr., 1718; 2, Simeon 4 , 1720; 3, Reuben 4 , 1722;
4, Mary 4 , 1724; 5. Irene 4 , 1729; 6, James 4 - 7, Hubbell 4 ; 8, Levi 4 ;

9, Juda'h 4 , 1738; 10, Asahel 4 ; 11, Martha 4 Wells.

12. 7. Abigail 3 , b. March — , 1704; d. June 15, 1778; m. Dec. 25, 1723, Lieut.

Azariah Loomis, b. May 2, 1700 ; d. Feb. 9, 1758. They had : 1, Dinnis 4

Loomis, 1724 (in. Dudley Wright) ; 2, Silence 4 Loomis, 1737; m.

Clark.



8. JAMES NEWTON 3 , JK. (James 2 ), born April 3, 1690; died August 4,
1756; was first of Fairfield, Oonn.; later of Kingston, R. I., and afterward of
Colchester, Conn., in New London County. He married, May 30, 1716, Susanna
Wyatt, born in 1696 ; died July 26, 1747. His will is dated July 26, 1756, and was
proved September 7, 1756. They lived in Colchester. Their children, born there,
were eight in number, viz. :

14. i. DoROTnv 4 , b. Feb. 25, 1717-18 ; m. John Tozer and had : 1, Julius 5 ; 2,
• Richard 5 ; 3, Mary 5 ; 4, Lodcmcif ;' 5, Susannah 5 ; 6, Meribah 5 ; 7, Samuel 5 ;

8, James Tozer*.
John 4 , b. Sept. 30, 1719; m. Mary Holbrook.
James 4 , b. June 27, 1721 ; m. Hannah Downs.
Israel 4 , b. Feb. 17, 1725 ; m. Lois Treadway.
Thomas 4 , b. Aug. 4, 172S ; d. Sept. 21, 1728.
Dinah 4 , b. Feb. 24, 1730 ; m. N. Matson of Lyme, Conn. Their children were :

1, Nathaniel ; 2, Israel 5 ; 3, Susan 5 ; 4, Abigail 5 ; 5, Lois 5 ; 6, Anna 5

Matson.

20. vii. Leodemiah', b. May 7, 1732: m. May 31, 1758, John Fuller. They had, 1,

Lodcmcy 5 ; 2, Alice 5 , and 3, Israel 5 Fuller.

21. viii. Susannah 4 , b. March 15, 1735; d. Aug. 26, 1799; m. as his second wife.

Dec. 16, 1756, Peter Bulkeley, b. Nov. 21, 1712; d. Aug. 7, 1800(?). He
was son of Rev. John and Tatience (Prentice) Bulkeley. Their children
were: 1, Janus 5 , 1757; 2, Susannah 5 , 1759; 3, Israel 5 , 1762; 4, Charles 5
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15. JOHN NEWTON 4 (son of James 3 , Jr., and Susannah), born September
30, 1719 ; died in 1807 ; married December 27, 1756, Mary Holbrook of Lebanon,
New London County, Conn., "who died in 1818." Probably died in Peru, Mass.,
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22. ti. John 5 , Jr., b. April 8, 1758; in. Martha Whiting.

23. tii. James 5 , b. Oct. 4, 1759; in. Elizabeth Lee.

24. iii. Mary 5 , b. Aug. 6, 1761; d. in early life; consumption.

25. tiv. Abel 5 , b. June 9, 17G3 ; in. Alsa (or Elsie) Loomis.

26. V. Amasa 5 , b. 176- ; learned the goldsmith's trade ; was an ingenious

workman, but died in early life ; consumption.

27. vi. Lois 6 , b. , 176- ; d. before 1856 ; m. Israel Ransom.



16. JAMES NEWTON 4 (brother of the preceding), born June 27, 1721;
married October 14, 1742, Hannah Downs or Douns, who died August 4 [1776?].
Children :

28. i. John 5 , b. , 174-

29. ii. William 5 , b. , 174-.

30. iii. Elias 5 , b. , 174-. [It is stated that he had a son Oren Newton , whose

son, Stephen Newton 7 , has a son, Charles H. Newton 8 , living in 1911 in
Marietta, Ohio. See Charles H. among the untraced Newtons.]

31. iv. Israel 6 , b. , 174-.

31a. v. Lois 5 , b. , 17 — .

32. vi. Lydia 5 , b. , 1760; m. at Norwich, Vt., Jan. 31, 1783, Elijah Baldwin

(son of Daniel), who was a soldier of the Revolution from Norwich, Vt.,
where they settled. The following note was found among her papers by
her great-grandson, "J. N. J.," and printed in the Boston Transcript of
Feb. 19, 1913, to wit :

"Norwich, July 20, 1819.
"A Short Sketch of the Author's Life.

"My great-grandfather came over from England with the first settlers.
His name was Wiot. My grandfather's name was Newton and was born
in Narragansett. My father's name was James Newton. He married
Hannah Downs, my mother. My father was 21 when he married my
mother. She was 18. Both of Old Colchester.

"I was born in that town in 1760 and lived there till the age of seven
years, then my father moved to Nova Scotia, where we lived one year and
a half, then swapped farms with one 'Darrow,' which had a lot of wild
land in Tolland, thirty miles north of Colchester, and moved back to New
England. We sailed from Horton, the town we lived in, and went to
Spencer's Island and there dropt anchor and had to lie there eight days
for a fair wind. Then we sailed out into the ocean. The next land we
made was Kennebec where we were detained seven days, then sailed to
Newburyport."

This gives us knowledge of James Newton's movements. The children
of Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin were: 1, Ezra 6 , b. 1784; 2, Lois 6 , b. 1788; 3,
Dennis 6 , b. 1791 ; 4, John 6 , b. 1797.



17. ISRAEL NEWTON 4 (brother of the preceding), born February 17, 1725;
died July 9, 1804 ; resided, Colchester, Conn. ; married June 7, 1750, Lois Tread-
way, daughter of James and Sarah Treadway. The marriage is recorded in the
church records at Cheshire, Cdnn. She was born February 2, 1720, and died
December 9, 1806. Their first child was stillborn, March 19, 1751. The other
children were:

33. i. Israel 5 (twin), b. March 5, 1752; d. Aug. 28, 1753.

34. ii. Lois 5 (twin), b. March 5, 1752; d. Aug. 20, 1753.

35. tiii. Asa 6 , b. Feb. 17, 1754; m. Lydia Worthington.

36. iv. Eunice 5 , b. Jan. 2, 1756 ; d. Aug. 16, 1846 ; m. Jan. 23, 1777, Joel Worthinsjton

(brother of Lydia above), b. April 21, 1753; d. Jan. 29, 1817; children
were : 1, Clarissa 6 ; 2, Henry 6 ; 3, Israel 6 ; 4, Elias 6 ; 5, Lois 6 .

37. v. Sarah 5 , b. Oct. 6, 1757 ; d. May 16, 1763.

38. vi. Lydia 5 , b. Dec. 29, 1759 ; d. July 31, 1844 ; m. Feb. 5, 17S3, Asa Bigelow of

Colchester, Conn., son of Asa and Dorothy (Otis) Bigelow, b. May 12, 1755 ;
d. July 28, 1830. They had eleven children, for whom see the Bigelow
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35. ASA NEWTON 5 (son of Israel 4 and Lois), born in 1754; married Jan-
uary 23, 1777, Lydia Worthington, daughter of Col. Elias Worthington of Col-
chester, Conn., where she was born October 22, 1760. They resided in Colchester.
I suppose he is the head of the household enumerated there in the U. S. Census,
1790, having two slaves; which see. Their children were:

Elias Worthington , b. Nov. 10, 1780; m. Judith Worthington.

Asa , b. Oct. 3, 1782 ; m. Abby Fox.

Riioda , b. Jan. 28, 1785; d. Dec. 18, 1843; m. (1) April 30, 1807, William
Matson of Lyme, Conn., by whom she had a son. She m. (2) Rev. Lyman
Strong. Her son was : 1, William N. 7 Matson, b. Oct. 22, 1812 ; gradu-
ated from Yale College, 1833 ; m. May 20, 1840, Elizabeth C. Strong.

42. iv. Lydia , b. Jan. 21, 1788 ; d. Nov. 17, 1828 ; m. John S. Ransom of Colchester,

Conn., who d. Dec. 22, 1871, at Salem, Conn.

43. v. Sally 8 , b. April 2, 1791; d. , 1827; m. Justin Williams, son of Enos

and Ruby (Loomis) Williams of Richfield, N. Y. He was b. Oct. 28, 1792.

Israel" (Dea.), b. Feb. 11, 1794; m. Harriet Turner.

Louisa , b. Jan. 23, 179G ; d. unm. in 1827.

Joel Worthington (Rev.), b. May 29, 1799; d. Oct. 29, 18G5; graduated

from Yale College, 1818 ; became a chaplain in the United States Navy ;

m. Azubah Ruggles.
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39. ELIAS WOKTHINGTON NEWTON 6 (son of Asa 5 and Lydia), born
November 16, 1780; died October 26, 1851; married April 25, 1803, Judith
Worthington, daughter of Dan Worthington of Colchester, Conn., and later of
Lenox, Mass. She had seven children and died November 2, 1856. Children :

Frances C. 7 , b. April 27, 1804; m. 1828, Cornelius Shepard. Had issue.

Judith E. 7 , b. March 16, 180G.

Elizabeth W. 7 , b. Nov. S, 1808.

Lydia L. 7 , b. May 9, 1811 ; "Mrs. Lydia Newton Tucker was the only one

living in 1S99."
Laura M. 7 , b. April 18, 1813.

Charles Worthington 7 , Feb. 18, 1S1G ; m. Julia Lovelace Bacon.
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53. .CHARLES WORTHINGTON NEWTON 7 (son of Elias W. 6 and
Judith), born 1816; died August 30, 1857, at South Farms, a village near Middle-
town, Conn. He married at Middletown, Conn., September 9, 1844, Julia Love-
lace Bacon, daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail Bacon of that town, and had three
children. Mr. Newton learned the drug business. At the age of 21 he went into
partnership with Daniel W. Camp of Middletown, Conn., under the firm name
of "Camp & Newton," "gent's furnishing goods, furs, boots and shoes," and sold
out in January, 1857. His children were :

55. i. Charles Worthington 8 , Jr., b. June 23, 1845, at Middletown, Conn. ; m. at

Chicago, 111., Oct. 22, 1872, Adella Catherine Woodruff, dau. of John Smith
and Amelia Sheer Woodruff. She d. Nov. 29, 1908. They have one child.
Mr. Newton removed to Chicago, 111., in 18G2 ; was engaged in the insur-
ance office of T. L. Miller for three years, and with E. W. Blatchford &
Co. for seven years. The next seven years he was agent for a Connecticut
hydraulic machinery manufacturer. In 1879 to 1907 and since in grocery
business and city business. Since 1889 they have made their home at
3031 Prairie Ave., Chicago, 111. Child :

56. 1. Emma Louise*, b. Sept. 23, 1880.

57. ii. Emma Louisa 8 , b. July 27, 1847; m. at Middletown, Conn., Oct. 14. 1868,

Charles Thomas Grilley of Boston. Child: 1. Confine Delano 9 (hilley, b.
April 25, 1870 ; m. 1891, Andrew T. Smith of Hartford.

58. iii. William Taylor 8 (twin), b. April 14, 1850; unm.

59. iv. Laura Marie 8 (twin), b. April 14, 1850; m. Nov. 7, 1871, Edward W. Sewell

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40. ASA NEWTON 6 , JR. (son of Asa 5 and Judith), born October 3, 1782;
died 1836; married Abby Fox of Colchester, Conn. Their children were:

GO. i. William Henry 7 , b. , 1815.

61. ii. Mary SorniA 7 , b. , 1S19.

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44. DEACON ISRAEL NEWTON" (son of Asa 5 and Judith), born February
11, 1794; died June — , 1869; was a farmer in Colchester, Conn., and held the
office of Deacon in the Congregational Church there from the age of 24 until his
death. He married January 14, 1819, Harriet Turner of Colchester, born Febru-
ary 8, 1800; died July 22, 1893. Children were:

03. i. Abby 7 , b. Oct. 11, 1S21 ; was living in 1911 in Bingbamton, N. Y. ; m. George

Amos, who (1. leaving a son and daughter living in Yinoland. N. J.

04. ii. Asa 7 , b. July 9, 1824; d. Aug. 14, 1892; in. in 1853. Abby Prescott Dix. He

was a dentist, practicing in Hartford, Conn. His children were :

65. 1. Emma 9 , b. , 185- ; d. y.

66. 2. Ida*, b. , 1S57 ; m. Jan. 9, 1896, Robie II. Whitman; reside in

Providence, R. I.

67. iii. Maria T. 7 , b. Aug. 9, 1827; d. Oct. 11, 1889; m. in Colchester, Conn., Mr.

Peddingsham, who d. before 1911. They moved to Marietta, Ohio, and
have sons living.

68. tiv. Matthew Turner 7 (M.D.), b. June 4, 1829; m. Louisa A. Austin.
G9. v. Lydia Louise 7 , b. Nov. 28, 1831; d. Oct. 10, 1886.

70. vi. Lyman 7 , b. Feb. 27, 1S30 ; d. Feb. — , 1908 ; was a teacher ; m. ; had a son

and daughter ; reside in Portland, Ore.

71. tvii. Israel 7 , b. May 6, 1839; m. Georgianna Reid ; m. (2) Mary Dexter.



68. DR. MATTHEW TURNER 7 (son of Dea. Israel ), born 1829; died July
24, 1909; married August 12, 1855, Louisa A. Austin, daughter of Samuel, and
had two children. She died December 26, 1882, and he married (2) July 6,
1893, Cordelia Poineroy. Dr. Newton was educated in the public schools and
Bacon Academy, Colchester; graduated in 1851 from Yale Medical School, and
began practice in Salem, Conn. ; Representative in 1853, to Connecticut legis-
lature; Assistant Surgeon of 3rd Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers; 1861,
at the battle of Bull Run ; commissioned Surgeon of 10th Connecticut Regi-
ment, stationed at Beaufort, N. C. ; resigned February 17, 1864 ; Representative
1893, state legislature from Suffield, Conn., and was chairman of Committee on
Humane Institutions; president of Suffield Savings Bank; director of Suffield
Public Library; member of several societies and the Baptist Church. His chil-
dren were:

72. i. CnARLES Samuel 8 , b. Jan. 18, 1858 ; d. Sept. 2, 1S98 ; unm.

73. ii. Emma Louise s , b. Sept. 20, 1805 ; resides in Suffield, Conn. ; regent of the

Suffield Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; has con-
tributed much of the above data of her family ; unm.



71. ISRAEL NEWTON 7 (brother of the preceding), born May 6, 1839; was
living in 1911; married (1) at Suffield, Conn., July 11, 1866, Georgianna F.
Reid, who had three children, and died September 20, 1890. He married (2)
at Orange, Mass., October 19, 1892, Mary L. Dexter. They have one child; are
living in Orange, Mass. His children are:

74. i. Lou Marie 8 , b. June 0, 1875; m. at Orange, Sept. 30, 1897. William H. Roden.

75. ii. Hattie Reii>\ b. July 28, 1877; m. at Orange, Sept. 30, 1897, William R.

Draper.
70. iii. George Reid 8 , b. Sept. 29, 1881.
77. iv. Grace May 8 , b. July 7, 1893.



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22. DEACON JOHN NEWTON 5 (son of John*, James 3 , Jr.), born April 8,
1758; died May 24, 1854; married February 3, 1785, Martha Whiting of Colches-
ter, Conn., who was born May 3, 1761, and died December 5, 1848. He was a sol-
dier of the Revolution, serving as private in Captain Smith's Company, Bradley's
Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade ; enlisted July 20, 177G ; discharged January 14,
1777; sent to what is now Jersey City; were moved up the Hudson river to the
vicinity of Fort Lee; in November most of the regiment was sent across the
river to assist in the defense of Fort Washington, and he was captured with the
others when it fell. He received a pension from the United States. Soon after
his -marriage he removed from Colchester, Conn., to Middlefield, Mass., where
he bought lands and settled. He joined the Baptist Church in Hinsdale and was
its Deacon for fifty years. He was a man of much reading, clear logical mind,
retentive memory, combined with firmness and decision of character. He is
called John Newton of Middlefield, Mass. I suppose his children were born
there. Children were:

78. i. William , b. Jan. G, 178G ; was living in 185G in Albany, a retired merchant,
with a competence. He d. January, 1872; m. (1) Frances Longyear ; m.
(2) Sarah Durant. He had four daughters.

Amasa , b. April 8, 1788 ; d. in Ohio, Oct. 8, 1849.

Henry 8 , b. Oct. 4, 1791 ; m. Harriet Wallbridge.

John , b. July 11, 1793 ; d. Feb. 7, 1794.

John Milton", b. June 21, 179G; m. (1) Eliza Taylor; m. (2) Eliza Carmen
Mcintosh.

Lucy , b. July 23, 1798 ; d. Nov. 15, 1811.

Ambrose , b. June 11, 1800; m. Sarah, "Sally" Meecham.

Asa W.°, b. June 27, 1803 ; m. .



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80. HENRY NEWTON 6 (son of Dea. John 5 and Martha), born in 1791;
died February 2, 1854, at Middlefield, Mass. ; married at Mishawaka, Ind.,
October 20, 1816, Harriet Wallbridge, daughter of Henry and Mercy (Hopkins)
Wallbridge of Northfield, Mass., and Bennington, Vt. She was born at Burling-
ton, N. Y., February 2, 1800, and died at Superior, Wis., January 22, 1878. Their
eleven children were :

8G. i. William Henry 7 , b. Sept. 20, 1817; was living in Toledo, Ohio, in 1840; m.
(1) Francis Cecilia Holcomb ; m. (2) Sarah O. Johnson; m. (3) Mrs.
Harriet Wood.

87. ii. Charles Whiting 7 , b. Feb. 16, 1820 ; was living in 1907 in New York City ;



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