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(Belcher) Lyon, who came from Stoughton, Mass., to Newport, N. H., in 1790.
She was born July 4, 1779, and died January 21, 1843. Children:

421. i. Henrietta, b. April 7, 1806 ; d. Sept. 3, 1876 ; "was finely educated."

422. ii. CnARLES H. E. (Rev.), b. April 10, 1808; was in early life a printer by

trade. He had an office in Newport, N. H., where he printed the Farmer's
Advocate and Political Adventurer (1830 and 1831) and afterward (1832
and 1833) the Northern Farmer and Horticulturalist, both periodicals being
edited by his father. He went to Mobile, Ala., and engaged in his pro-
fession and thence to California. Afterward in Oregon he became a clergy-
man (presumably of the Methodist Episcopal Church), and was there a
presiding elder. Whether or not he had a family is unknown to me.

423. iii. James H., b. Aug. 12, 1811; d. Jan. 2, 1847, in Michigan. Teacher. He

prepared for college at Newport Academy.

424. iv. Mary Giles, b. Nov. 14, 1813 ; d. April 12, 1868 : "was a fine singer."

425. v. Catherine M., b. Dec. 25, 1816 ; d. June 25, 1825.

426. vi. William F., b. Nov. 23, 1818 ; in early youth he learned the trade of print-

ing, in the office of his father and brother, which he followed for a few
years. After a preparatory course he entered the profession of the law in
his father's office and was admitted to the Sullivan County, N. H., bar in
1843, and continued there to practice. Was clerk of court for the county
several years, and held other offices. He m. March 23, 1876, Julia
(McQuesten) Newton, widow of his cousin, Austin Newton (412).

427. vii. Adelia M., b. Feb. 1, 1821.

428. viii. Arthur W., b. May 10, 1823 ; d. May 16, 1824.

429. SAMUEL NEWTON of Groton, Conn., married Deborah . [The

following information is contributed by Mr. Charles Allyn Williams of Iowa
City, Iowa, December, 1907. It was furnished him from her memory by his
great aunt, Mrs. Mabel (Williams) Hewitt of Norwich, Conn., in 1903. > Few
dates could be given — probably between 1775 and 1850. Even without dates
the matter is important and should be preserved. I have no doubt that this is
the father of Isaac Newton of Newport, N. H., who was probably descended from
Thomas Newton of Fairfield, Conn.] They had ten children. The order of
births here given may not be correct. Children :



429a 1. ti. Isaac, b.

"had a son Samuel (441), who m. Polly and

429a2. ii.
429a3. iii.






429a9. iv.



429al2. v.
429al3. vi.



429al8. vii.
429al9. ix.

429a20. x.


Eunice, daus. of Benajah Bill of Groton, Ct."

Elizabeth, b. ; m. Joshua Elderkin ; had a daughter and a son.

Sylvia, b. ; m. (1) Job Smith, and had two children; m. (2)

Abel Newton (not traced). Some of their children were:

1. Christopher Newton, b. ; judge; m. Patty Spicer; some of their

descendants were living in 1903 in Ledyard, Conn.

2. Lodwick Newton, b. ; d. .

3. Bedorah Newton, b. ; m. (Moses ?) Palmer of Salem, Conn.

4. Sally Newton, b. ; unm.

5. Lucy Newton, b. ; unm.

Annis, b. ; m. Smith, and had :

1. Amy Smith, b. .

2. Latham Smith, b. ; m. Sarah, "Sally," Newton (429a37), daugh-

ter of Elijah and Julia (Jones) Newton (429a34) ; had three sons

and seven daughters,

Mabel, b.

Deborah, b.

;iven under his number.

Stoddard, and moved from Groton.

They had a son :
Asa Newton, b.

m. (Isaac ?) Newton "of other family" (429a23).
— ; m. Molly

1. Samuel Newton, b.

. They had a son :

Tolly Babcock. They had five chil-

dren, then moved with their parents and children to Susquehanna

County, Pa. Their children were : James, Isaac, Franklin, Lafayette,

2. Deborah Newton, b. ; m. Elijah Newton, Jr. (429a35), son

of Elijah and Julia (Jones) Newton (429a34) ; and later m. twice

again, in Pennsylvania,
and viii. Delight and Eunice (twins), who died early.

Sarah, "Sally," b. ; m. Ethridge ; had a daughter : 1,

Polly Ethridge, b. .

Hannah, b. July 21, 17G4; d. at Preston, Conn., July 8, 1850; m. (1)

Singleton. She was 14 years old at date of this marriage, and

had no children by it. She m. (2) Aug. — , 1780 (Aug. 31, 1779, ? also
is given), Robert Williams, son of Thomas Williams. Robert Williams
was a fifer in the Gth Regiment, Connecticut Line, 1777-80. They had
eleven children, and Hannah (m.) 3, Oct. 29, 1826, Thomas Fitch. No

children by this marriage.
Williams was :
Sally Williams, b. -

One of the daughters of Hannah and Robert

m. John Anson Williams (429a24), son of
Amos and Mabel (Newton) Williams (429a23), and had a son:

1. Robert Avery Williams, b. ; whose son, John Williams, was

father of Charles Allyn Williams of Iowa City, who, as stated above,
in 1907 sent to me this family record.

The following are the Newtons "of other family" above mentioned who so
many times intermarried with this family, namely:

429. 23. ME.

NEWTON of Groton, Conn., married Amy

who died early in the year 1812. Her will, dated Groton, February 6, 1810, was
proved March 14, 1812. The following are her children, possibly not given in
order of birth :






i. Mabel, b. March 24, 1757; d. Feb. 20, 1827; m. Amos Williams (429a21),
son of John, II, and Mary (Avery) Williams. Their son :
1. John Anson Williams, b. ; m. Sally Williams (429a21), dau.

of Robert and Hannah (Newton) Williams (429a20) above.

(ii.? Amy, b.

Matterson. )

Geer. Their children were

iii. Mary, "Molly," b.
1. Israel Geer, b. -

m. — — Culver. They live in New London, Conn.

m. and had a dau. : Susan Geer, b.

2. George Whitfield Geer, b.

3. Polly Geer. b. ; m. -

4. Frances, "Fanny," Geer, b.

George, Amasa, Lucius, Fanny, Pamelia, Cynthia, Elvira Standish.

5. Charlotte Geer, b. ; m. Erastus Latham, son of Jonas.

m. twice; no children.
Latham ; had a dau. that died.
— ; m. Amasa Standish ; had children :


429a32. 6. Amy Gcer, b. ; m. Nathaniel Robinson ; had seven or more


429a33. 7. Cynthia Geer, b. ; m. Hallett.

429a34 iv Elijah, b. May 24, 1768; d. June 13, 1860, aged 92 years, 20 days;
m. Julia, or Judith, Jones, b. May 6, 1768; d. Nov. 6, 1860, aged 92
years, 6 months. They lived in Groton, Conn. The above dates and
those here given regarding two of their children were taken from inscrip-
tions on their tombstones in a small cemetery on the road to Ledyard
Center (Groton, Conn.), near Allyn's Point, going from Allyn's Point.
Their children were :

429a35. 1. Elijah, Jr., b. ; m. Deborah Newton (429al7), dau. of Asa

(429al5) and Molly Newton "of other line," and moved to
429a36. 2. John J., b. [May 1, 1803] ; d. Sept. 9, 1S83, ae. 80 years, 8 days; m.

Charity Norman. No children.

429a37. 3. Sarah, "Sallv," b. ; m. Latham Smith (429all), son of Annis

(Newton) Smith (429a9).

429a38. 4. Polly, b. ; m. Hempstead ; moved to Pennsylvania ; five

children. One was Orlando Hempstead, who was in the custom house
at Philadelphia.
429a39. 5. Laura, b. [about 1797] ; d. June 23, 1828, in her 31st year; unm.

429al. ISAAC NEWTON (son of Samuel (429) of Groton, Conn., by wife

Deborah ), a cousin of Christopher Newton (395) and like him from

Groton, Conn., among the early settlers of Newport, N. H.; lived on the
M. Hurd farm on the road from Newport going south to Unity, N. H. He was
sheriff of the county. His birth is not given, but probably occurred in New
London County, Conn., if not in the town of Norwich, Conn. Although his
death is not given, he probably died in Newport, N. H. He married Hannah
Giles, a daughter of Hon. Benjamin Giles of Groton, Conn., and Newport, N. H,
and sister of Mary Giles, who was wife of his cousin Christopher Newton,
which see. I have nothing further regarding her except that she was the mother
of his seven children.

Isaac Newton was among those who took the "Association Test Oath" of
loyalty June 20, 1776, at Newport, N. H., which would indicate that he was
there before Christopher came. All of his children, except the first, were born at
Newport, N. H. The First United States Census, 1790, shows him at Newport,
N. H, head of a family, the other members being one male above sixteen years,
one male under sixteen years, and six females. The children were seven in
number :

430. i. Giles, b. ; probably at Norwich, Conn.; m. Naomi Duncan. He

resided in Francestown, N. H., and seems to have been an active and
important citizen. In 1795 he built what is called the "Old Dane Store."
and occupied it for a time. About 1798, the firm of "Kingsbury & Newton"
[Nathaniel Kingsbury and Giles Newton] erected the "Parker Hotel" in
Francestown, N. H. (which burned in 1855). January he took out a license
as "Taverner," and on June 17, 1799, the large and commodiovis house was
occupied by him for a short time. In 1801, he was appointed postmaster
for Francestown. Oct. 16. 1828, he with five others were delegates to a
great political meeting in Francestown, N. H. Other mention of him. His
son was :

431. 1. Giles, Jr., b. Jan. 25. 1799. at Francestown, N. H. ; d. there July

14, 1868; m. there Aug. 25. 1825, Sally Ball. Mr. Newton was a
farmer in Antrim. N. H. "He bought of Daniel Buswell. the farm next
east of Mr. Greeley's," where he lived until his sudden death. He
dropped dead while engaged in loading hay. "He was a good and pious
man." His five children were born at Antrim.
431a. 1. Elizabeth, b. June 14. 1827; d. at Springfield, Vt., in 1S68; m. J. C.

Loveland of Springfield, Vt.. where they resided.

432. 2. Mary, b. May 18, 1829 : d. at Springfield, Vt., where they resided in 1861 ;

m. Adam Brown of that town.


433. 3. Sarah N.. b. Feb. 12. 1532 : m. May — . 1ST.2. Obed Spalding of Stoddard.

They were living in Springfield.

434. 4. Robert EL, b. Jan. 31. 1834; m. Lizzie Albee: living in Troy. Fa.

435. I B Mnuel Giles, b. Dec. 27. 15?ft: m. Lizzie If. Gillis of Antrim. N. H.. at

Antrim. April 27. 1571. Mr. Newton was for a long period a clerk in
the Treasury Department at Washington. D. C. He settled later in
Ashburnham. Mass.. where in 1S7S and for some time previous be had
been justice of the peace. His children were :

1. Mary Giles, b. July 2. 1873.

2. Annie Bell. b. O :: - 1875

3. Helen, b. Sow. 8 183
Deborah, b. May 16, 1778.
Anxis. b. Julv 5. 178
Samuel, b. Sept. 13, 1782; mil Polly Bill: m. (2) Eunice BUI; m. (3)

Mrs. Laura Remington.
Hannah, b. Aug. 13. 1757: m. intention at Westborough. Mass.. Nov. 5, 1806,

of Hannah Newton of Newport. N. H.. and Nathan Fay. Jr.
Nancy, b. Julv 10. 178ft
Isaac, b. Feb. 10, 1702.















441. SAMUEL NEWTON (fourth child of Isaac. aboveh born September 13,
1783, at Newport. N. H. ; died at Akron. Ohio. August 5, If 71. aged 55 years.
10 months. 22 days. Mr. Newton's parents were from Groton. Conn., to B
port. N. H. He married and moved to Ohio, settling in Middlebury Township
on October 14. 1^15. He was for many years one of the leading hotel keepers
of northern Ohio, his house standing at what is now the intersection of East
Market, North Arlington and Kent streets. Akron, Sixth Ward. In March. 1849,
although then 67 years of age. Mr. Newton went with the "Middlebury Mining
Company." overland to California, returning by way of the Isthmus of Panama
in January. 1550. His first and second wives were daughters of Benajah Bill
of Lyme. Conn. He married (1) Polly Bill, who died September — . 1555; mar-
ried (2) Eunice Bill; m. (3) November — , 1556, Mrs. Laura Remington. He
had three children :

445. i. Isaac S.. b. : d. before 1 - -

44«>. ii. William G.. b. ; in 1502 was living in Washington. I

447. iii. Elizabeth R.. b. [June 7. 1820] : <L Jan. 23. 1893. aged 72 yrs.. 7 mos.. 23
dys. : m. Feb. 4. 1840, Hon. John Johnson, b. Feb. 11. 1S13. in Center
County. Fa. : came an infant with his parents to Ohio, and became an
active citizen of Middlebury township in political and civic affairs. He d.
of apoplexy. Jan. 26, 187ft Mrs. Johnson cL. his widow, at the home of
her daughter. She had ten children, of whom eight were living in l v -

445. CALEB NEWTON 1 [not traced, but very probably is a descendant of
Thomas Newton of Fairfield, who was a land holder in Middleburg. L. L ; accord-
ing to the "Annals of Newtown. Long Island." Kiker. in 1656 he paid fifteen shil-
lings, "the Indian Bate" of a shilling an acre, in Middleburg. He also lived in
Long Island for some time, in the years following 1650. when he became involved
with the Commissioners, who would have imprisoned him. and he escaped to
Long Island — New York State — where they could not touch him. It would
naturally follow that some of his posterity would be found thereabout during the
next hundred years. However, the following are the only facts available to me
now.] An old burying ground at or near Lake Bonkonkoma. in Suffolk County.
L. I., contains graves with headstones of Caleb Newton, who died August 11.
1787, aged 57. and of Anne, his wife, who died Ju:. ; 7, 1832 ged ". and of their
son. Caleb Newton, who died February 21. 1*44. aged KL

The descendants of these people recognize them as their family, and state
that Caleb Newton 1 , born about 1730. died in 1787, aged 57; married Anne Bly-


denburgh of Hauppauge, L. L, born about 1735, died in 1832, aged 97. Their

449. i. CALEB 8 , Jb., b. about 1763; d. Feb. 21, 1844, aged 81, was born, lived all

his life, died and was buried at Lake Ronkonkoma, L. I. The name of his
wife is unknown to them, but the names of his children are given. Whether
he lived at Lake Ronkonkoma or not, the First United States Census, 1790,
shows him as head of a family at Brookhaven, same county, in Long Island,
the other members being two males under sixteen years and two females.
There were two other Newton families at Brookhaven, namely, those of
Isaac Newton, 2-0-1 ; John Newton. 2-2-2. These could have been brothers
of Caleb Newton 2 , Jr. (I suggest it merely; have no authority). The children
of Caleb Newton 3 , Jr., were :

450. 1. Nathaniel C. 3 . b. , a blacksmith.

451. f 2. Caleb 3 , b. 1793 ; farmer.

452. 3. Joseph 3 , b. ; farmer.

453. 4. SamueP, b. ; farmer.

454. 5. Sylvester 3 , b. ; farmer.

455. 6. Charity 3 , b. : m. Isaac Green, and lived in Sayville.

456. 7. Nancy 3 , b. ; m. Smith Ketchum and lived in Ronkonkoma.

457. 8. Ursula 3 , b. : m. Moses Benjamin.

457a. 9. Mary 3 , Polly, b. ; m. Thomas Arthur and lived in Smithtown, L. I.

458. 10. Johanna 3 , b. ; unm.

451. CALEB NEWTON 3 , 3d (Caleb 2 , Jr.), born Xovember 9, 1793, at Lake
Ronkonkoma, L. I.; died at Killawog, N. Y., December 10, 1870, aged 77. He
married at Blue Point, L. I., December 5, 1816, Mary Tuttle, daughter of Ezra
and Charity (Smith) Tuttle of Blue Point, L. L, where she was born October
12, 1796. She died at Killawog, K Y., June 21, 1881. Mr. Newton removed,
about 1823, with his family, from Long Island to Marathon, Cortland County,
N. Y., where he settled. A farmer. His six children were :

459. i. Charity Elizabeth 4 , b. Feb. 25, 1818, at Lake Ronkonkoma ; m. at Marathon,

N. Y., Dec. 23, 1838, Philip J. Norwood. They reside at Hartford, N. Y.
Children :

1. Marie Louise 5 Norwood, b. Oct. 31, 1839.

2. Wesley* Norwood, b. Nov. 1, 1841; a soldier in the Civil War; d. April

18, 1864.

3. Ella Jane* Norwood, b. Sept. 30, 1850.

460. ii. Sarah Jane 4 , b. Jan. 27. 1S20 ; d. Feb. 27. 1903; m. Aug. 21, 1842. Nathan

Maurose of Wyant, 111.

461. iii. Naxcy Ketchaai*, b. April 27, 1822, at Lake Ronkonkoma ; d. Nov. 6, 1892,

at Lake Geneva, Wis. ; m. Feb. 23. 1843. Erastus Johnson, son of Abner
and Charity (Lane) Johnson, who was b. May 26, 1810. He was a farmer
in Lapeer, Marathon and Killawog. N. Y., and died at the latter place
March 26, 1884. Their children, born at Lapeer, were:
1. Mary Louise 5 Johnson, b. May 4. 1814: d. Feb. 6, 1847.

462. 2. Sarah Jane 5 Johnson, b. June 6, 1847: m. at Lapeer, N. Y., Dec. 7, 1869,

John Edgar Burton, b. Oct. 19, 1847, son of John Burton from Com-
mingsby. England, and his wife, Ruth Janette Allen, of New Hartford,
N. Y. John E. Burton, a mining promoter, resides in Lake Geneva, Wis.
Their children are :

1. Howard Erastus 5 Burton, b. Oct. 27. 1870 ; resides at Leadville, Colo.

2. Warren Edgar 8 Burton, b. July 18. 1872 : resides at Lake Geneva. Wis.

3. Kenneth Eugene 6 Burton, b. Aug. 21. 1878 ; resides at Denver, Colo.

4. Bonnie Eloise 8 Burton, b. Nov. 10, 1881 ; resides at Lake Geneva, Wis.

463. 3. Wesley Newton* Johnson, b. Jan. 6. 1853, at Lapeer, N. Y. ; m. (I) Nov.

19, 1874, Sarah E. Pettibone, at Killawog. N. Y. ; m. (2) in 1S86. Mrs.
Emma Hutchins. They reside in Geneva. Wis.

4. Frank Erastus* Johnson, b. Jan. 26. 1854; d. July 31. 1862.

464. 5. Mary Louise* Johnson, b. Oct. 2. 1859, at Marathon. N. Y. : m. (1) July

— . 1882. George Cunningham of Killawog. N. Y.. who d. Oct. 8. 1S82.
She m. (2t June 7, 1898, Frederick A. Carver. They reside at Chula
Vista, Calif.


465. iv. Sylvester Smith 4 , b. April 29, 1826, at Marathon, N. Y. ; d. March 2, 1910 ;

m. Oct. 17, 1850, Eliza Stratton, b. Jan. 23, 1833. at Princeton, 111. Their
children are :

466. 1. Tryphcna Melissa*, b. Aug. 28, 1851.

467. 2. John Wesley*, b. Aug. 24, 1853.
408. 3. Metta Olin*, b. July 24, 1856.

469. 4. Emily Maria*, b. Aug. 28, 1858 ; d. Feb. 2, 1S72.

470. 5. Samuel Nathan*, b. Dec. 2, 1861.

471. 6. Abram Caleb*, b. March 27, 1864.

472. 7. Lyman Eddy*, b. Nov. 17, 1867.

473. 8. Sarah Darlenc*, b. March 16, 1871 ; m. Ingraham, and resides

(1912) in Cody, Park County, Wyo.

474. 9. Ernest Earle*, b. Sept. 20, 1874.

475. 10. Lenny Leander*, b. Aug. 31, 1877; resides in Cody, Wyo.

476. v. John Wesley 4 , b. Aug. 10, 1829 ; d. April 19, 1852.

477. vi. Francis Ezra 4 , b. Oct. 8, 1839, at Marathon, N. Y. ; d. July 16, 1903; m.

Jan. 1, 1867, Jane Ferguson, b. Aug. 26, 1844, and was living Oct. 20,
1910. His daughter,

478. 1. Mary*, b. ; living in 1910, is Mrs. Lehwahe, and resides at 1812

G St., Lincoln, Neb. It was she who gave me this line, and mentions a
Newton cousin of hers, Mrs. Hattie Hays of Ottawa, Kans.

479. DAVID NEWTON of Hartford, Vt. (possibly from Thomas 1 of Fair-
field). [There have been many inquiries, and thus far no answers, as to the
ancestry of this man. I, myself, have made no search. I have separated his
posterity from the posterity of Richard Newton as soon as I recognized them
as such; since it seemed useless for me to give time to them, my feeling being
that they did not belong to my branch. But so many have I gathered of his line,
that as a sort of introduction to their record, I will here quote somewhat from
the histories of Hartford and Norwich, Vt. This will prevent much repetition
in stating the facts — facts that each separate family will wish to know, and
can apply for itself. That he may belong to the branch of Richard Newton,
perhaps through Isaac of Stafford, is not unreasonable to suppose. The names of
his children are those many times repeated in all the branches — Rev. Roger
Newton's 1 of Milford, Conn., and Thomas Newton's 1 of Fairfield, Conn., but
perhaps more frequently in the Richard Newton 1 branch. Someone will doubt-
less sometime find the solution of the problem.]

The towns of Hartford and Norwich in Vermont were not far apart and the
families of each were more or less connected as well as being so with the
people across the river in New Hampshire. "On both sides of the river, nearly
all were emigrants from Connecticut, and from that portion of Connecticut
lying east of the great river." "Hartford has four principal villages : Hartford,
otherwise known as "White River Village"; Quechee; West Hartford; White
River Junction — all are postoffice villages." In the Christian Street Cemetery
at Hartford are the graves of the following Newtons :

Mrs. Polly (Gibbs) Newton-Dudley; Elizabeth Newton, aged 35, 1815; Mrs.
Laurena Newton, aged 39, 1823; David Newton, aged 87, 1839; Mr. Sheldon
Newton, aged 75, 1849; Mrs. Catherine Newton, aged 68, 1854; Mr. Abner New-
ton, aged 69, 1856; David Newton, 2d, aged 87, 1865; Mrs. Sabriel Newton,
aged 75, 1867; Andrew Newton,, aged 88, 1868; Lucy Newton, aged 79, 1870;
Elizabeth Newton, aged 82, 1872.

In the cemetery at Quechee Village are the graves of Francis Newton, aged
89, 1864; Lois P. Newton, aged 87, 1864; Hannah Newton, aged 81, 1878.

In the Private Cemetery at West Hartford is the grave of Mrs. Ermina New-
ton, aged 27, 1837. (The Ingrahams are buried there.)

In the "New Portion" of the cemetery of White River are graves of Daniel
Newton, aged 38, 1831; Flora Newton, aged 29, 1835; Truman Newton, aged


69, 1848; Mrs. Eunice Newton, aged 86, 1871; Edward N. Newton, aged 39,

In the list of those who are buried elsewhere, or their graves here not marked,
who were upward of 70 years, are Solon Newton, aged 76, 1876 ; Matilda B. New-
ton, aged 76, 1877; Mary Newton, aged 90, 1883.

Among the names other than Newton, and connected by marriage with New-
tons — and otherwise, who lived 50 years in West Hartford" [50 years prior
to 1889], were: Dr. David Ingraham, Col. Levi Hazen, Reuben Hazen, David
Hazen, Dr. Ira Tenney, Eliphaz Hunt, Zavan Hazen, Abel Camp, Abel Howard,
Thomas and Dea. Solomon Crandall, Dea. Burfree Prouty, Dea. Samuel Dutton,
S. A. Ballard, James Wade, David Wilson, Orange Bartlett, Alvin Tucker, and
Baxter B. Newton.

"Christian Street" is a hamlet lying between Hartford Village and Norwich,
Vt. Other hamlets are "Goshen," "Dothan," "Jericho," "Centerville" and
"Olcott Falls."

The Congregational Church Society in West Hartford, Vt., was organized in
1829. Among the list of the organizing members are the names of Baxter B.
Newton, Truman Newton, David Wilson, Noadiah White and many of the

At a meeting of the Baptist Church, Sylvanus Smith, Moderator.

At a convention of the 2d Congregational Church in 1841, Brother Abner
Newton, delegate.

At Quechee, the second meetinghouse, Congregational Society, 1871, among
the signers of the Constitution is the name of Clark Newton.

An account of the Protestant Episcopal Church — their renters and occupants
of "propigating lands" in Hartford, Vt., in 1889, Solon Newton, Est. 12 acres.
$2.00 rental. $120 value.

479. DAVID NEWTON 1 of Hartford, Vt. ( ), was born March 25,

1753, and died at Hartford, Vt., December 29, 1839, aged 86. "The following
family record of David Newton of Hartford, Vt., is believed to be the most
remarkable one known in the United States, if not in the world, in respect to
the number of children, their individual life, and the aggregate of the ages of
the whole family. The record as found in their family Bible is as follows :"

David 1 , b. March 25, 1753 ; m. Sept. 16, 1773, to Mary Hazen, b. Sept. 11, 1754.
Sixteen children :

Sheldon 2 , b. July 1, 1774; d. Jan. 2, 1819, aged 74 years.
Rufus 2 , b. July 18, 1775 ; d. Dec. 28, 1854, aged 79 years.
Avrs a , b. Sept. 3, 1776 ; d. Aug. — , 1862, aged 85 years.
David 2 , 2d, b. March 18, 1778 ; d. Jan. 17, 1865, aged 86 years.
Truman 2 , b. Oct. 1. 1779; d. Dec. 30. 1848. aged 69 years.
Andrew 2 , b. Jan. 26, 1781 ; d. Aug. 18, 1868, aged 87 years.
Anna 2 , b. March 18, 1783 ; d. March 21, 1839, aged 56 years.
Rebecca 2 , b. Nov. 16, 1781 ; d. May 12, 1850, aged 65 years.
Polly 2 , b. Feb. 6, 1786 ; d. Nov. 8, 1S57, aged 72 years.
Abner 2 , b. Nov. 19, 1787 ; d. Jan. 26, 1856, aged 68 years.
Elizabeth 2 , b. May 21, 1789 ; d. Feb. 17, 1872, aged 82 years.
Lucy 2 , b. Aug. 9, 1791 ; d. March 17, 1870, aged 78 years.
Daniel 3 , b. Feb. 8, 1793 ; d. April 11, 1831, aged 38 years.
Enos W. 2 , b. Aug. 18, 1791 ; d. Sept. 28, 1865, aged 71 years.
Jasper 2 , b. Feb. 20, 1798; d. Nov. 9, 1821, .aged 23 years.
Solon 2 , b. April 15, 1799 ; d. March 11, 1876, aged 76 years.

David, the father, d. Dec. 29, 1839, aged 86 years.
Mary, the mother, d. Sept. 4, 1823, aged 68 years.

The first death in this family occurred 48 years after the marriage. The
second death was that of Mary, the mother. The average of the sixteen children





















Online LibraryErmina Newton LeonardNewton genealogy, genealogical, biographical, historical, being a record of the descendants of Richard Newton of Sudbury and Marlborough, Massachusetts 1638, with genealogies of families descended from the immigrants Rev. Roger Newton of Milford, Connecticut, Thomas Newton of Fairfield, Connecticut, → online text (page 117 of 131)