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Hardwick about 1735 ; Capt. of Militia ; Selectman eleven years : Assessor nine years, and
held other offices ; Deacon, and very active in the church; m. [int. Feb. 17, 1727] SARAH
Freeman, dau. of John* and Mercy (Watson) Freeman of Rochester, b. 1704 ; had six chil-
dren, one of whom was

Sarah Merrick 5 , b. Sept. 30, 1732; m. Timothy Newton*, Sr. (Josiah 3 ).



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NEWTON GENEALOGY



Timothy Newton and his son Silas were out against the government in
Shay's Kebellion, 1786 and '87, and later were obliged to take the oath of
allegiance in consequence. His children were all born at Hardwick, five moving
to Barnard, Vt. Four of his sons served as soldiers in the Eevolution.

The four largest taxpayers in Hardwick in 1776, "North Side," and the
number of polls in each family were:





polls


£


s.


d.


qrs.




Thomas Haskell . .
Timothy Newton . .
Constant Mirrick . .
John Paddleford . .


.. 3

.. 2

2

. 1








15

14

13

5


5
8
2
1



1

3

1


^ at 2s. 6d.
polls added



These men were of the "North Side." The "North Side" and the "South
Side" were separated by the County Road from the "Old Furnace" to Green-
wich, Mass. No one on the "South Side" paid so much as Ezra Leonard, 13s. 7d.
3qr., and Lemuel Newton, 10s. 2d. 2qr.

The First United States Census, 1790, shows Timothy Newton of Hardwick
head of a family which consisted of himself and one other male over sixteen years
and three females. His youngest son and youngest daughter were not then mar-
ried. The other female may have been a servant.

Abstract of Timothy Newton's will follows:

1S11. Timothy Newton. Hardwick. 43447.
Will, allowed Sept 3—1811.

To son, John, $10, to be paid 1 yr. after decease of Timothy Newton, by son Josiah

To son Timothy, $10,- — under same conditions.

To son Gideon, $3.33 — under same conditions.

To daughter, Elisabeth Right, $5 — under same conditions.

To daughter, Sally Brigham, $5 — under same conditions.

To son, Silas, half of farming tools.

To son, Josiah, real & personal estate not otherwise disposed of.

To daughter Cloe, .50 cents, to be paid by Josiah.
Appoints son, Josiah- — executor.

Executor's bond, $10,000. £^£ gg"^ {sureties.

CHILDREN.

1047. ti. John 6 , b. Aug. 12, 1753; m. Lydia Freeman.

1048. tii. Timothy 5 , Jr., b. Sept. 1, 1755; m. Abigail Earl.

1949. iii. Elizabeth 6 , b. Nov. 26, 1757; d. at Barnard, Vt., Sept. 23, 1800, aged
nearly 43 years ; m. at Hardwick, Mass., Dec. 19, 177(>, Thomas Martin

Wright, son of James and Patience ( ) Wright,* who was born

about 1751, and died at Barnard, Vt., May 22, 1S39. aged 88. He married
(2) Sept. 2, 1801, Sarah Black. Thomas Martin Wright was a soldier
of the Revolution — a minuteman at the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775,
corporal. He and Timothy Newton, Jr., were in the same company,
Lexington alarm May 4, 1775 ; they were out eight months. Mr. Wright
removed with his family, before 1780, to Barnard, Vt., where he settled
on land adjoining south to the Timothy Newton, Jr., homestead. When
the Congregational Church in Barnard was organized on April 20, 1802,

* James Wright, Sr.. by wife Patience, had James, Silas, Thomas, Martin, and Huldah.
The order of the children prob. is not correct. The widow, Patience Wright, m. (2) Dec.
25, 1765, as his second wife, John Hunt 4 , tavern keeper and, farmer in Hardwick, who was
from Concord, via of (Irafton ; b. 1711 ; d. of smallpox, 1778.

James Wright (James, Sr.), m. 1666, Mary Hunt (dau. of John above by his first wife
Mary), who died Oct. 3, 1770, aged 33. A daughter, Rhoda.

Sii.as Wright (James, Sr.), m. 1781, Mercy Hayford, and had Bathslicha.

Thomas Martin Wright (James, Sr.), b. 1751; d. 1839; m. (1) Elizabeth Newton; m.
(2) 1801, Sarah Black.

Huldah Wright (James, Sr.), m. Nov. 5, 1770, Southworth Jenkins of Rutland District
(Barre).



BRANCH OF MOSES 215

he and John Newton 5 signed the articles of agreement. He was taken
captive by the Indians in their raid on the town, August 9, 1780, taken
to Montreal and escaped the same fall. After the raid his wife returned
to Hardwick, Mass., going on horseback. Her second child was born in
Hardwick soon after her return. Her first child was born and died at
Hardwick, the others were born at Barnard, Vt. Children were :

1955. 1. Orpha Wright, b. March 4, 1779 ; d. March 10, 1779.

1956. 2. Elizabeth 6 Wright, b. Sept. 22, 1780.

1957. 3. Sarah* Wright, b. Feb. 15, 1783 ; d. at Barnard, Vt. ; m. Aug. 30, 1808,

John Ellis of Barnard, Vt., a soldier of the Revolution.

1958. 4. James 6 Wright, b. Aug. 14, 1785; d. at Barnard, Vt. ; m. March 7, 181G,

Sally Flagg, b. 1795 : d. 1883. Children :

1960. 1. Mary Ann 7 Wright, b. March 5, 1817; living 1895; m. 1841, Samuel

Richardson of Claremont, N. H. Four children.

1961. 2. Lucy Maria 7 Wright, b. Aug. 19, 1818; d. at Barnard, Vt., 1908; m.

(1) 1839, Charles A. Townsend and had two children. He died and
she m. (2) Horace Hatch of Royalston, Vt., and had one child. Her
children were :

1967. 1. Susan R. 8 Townsend, b. Oct. 18, 1840.

1968. 2. Charles 8 Townsend, b. , 1841 ; m. 1875, Lizzie Mae Martin.

1969. 3. James W. 8 Hatch, b. , 18—.

1962. 3. Elizabeth 7 Wright, b. Oct. 1, 1820; living 1895; m. Oliver Townsend.

Seven children.

1963. 4. Thomas Martin 7 Wright, Jr., b. Aug. 23, 1822; d. Sept. 19, 1865; m.

1844, Abigail Townsend, b. 1825 ; d. 1874 ; dau. George and Alice
(Carver) Townsend of Barnard. Vt. Children:

1970. 1. George 8 Wright, b. ; m. 1874, Eloise Gilson, b. 1848; d. 1896,

dau. of Leonard and Fanny Gilson of Gavsville, A't. Children :

1977. 1. Nina 9 Wright, b. Nov. 22, 1876.

1978. 2. Nisla 9 Wright, b. Nov. 14, 1878.

1971. 2. Abbie 8 Wright, b. Jan. 1, 1849; d. July 1, 1889, aged 40 vrs., 7 mos.,

Id.; m. Nov. — , 1870, Albert Silas Newton 7 (3380). They had
a son — given under his number.
[4054.] 1. George Newton 9 , b. Feb. 8, 1878.

1964. 5. Sarah 7 Wright, b. Nov. 29, 1824; d. before 1865; m. Clark Cook of

Barnard, Vt. He was a soldier in the Civil War, and died during
his service. Their children were :

1972. 1. Adeline 8 Cook, b. .

1973. 2. Agnes 8 Cook, b. .

1974. 3. Wesley 8 Cook, b. .

1965. 6. James 7 Wright, Jr., b. May 4, 1827; d. July 4, 1875; m. Ellen Pierce

of Barnard, Vt. Their children were:

1975. 1. James Frank 8 Wright, b. Dec. 8, 1867; living 1909.

1976. 2. Alice Mary 8 Wright, b. Dec. 23, 1870 ; m. Seth Aiken of Barnard, Vt.
1960. 7. William Henry 7 Wright, b. Sept. 1, 1829 ; d. Nov. 2 or 3, 1896 ; unm.

1959. 5. Aseneth* Wright, b. March 4, 1788; m. Cole.

1950. tiv. Gideon 5 , b. June 6, 1760 ; m. Rebecca Spooner.

1951. v. Sarah 5 , b. March 11, 1763; d. at Barnard, Vt., Feb. 12, 1847; m. at Hard-

wick, Mass., Dec. 25, 1783, Asa Brigham, Jr.,* who was her cousin. He
was son of Capt. Asa and Mary (Newton) Brigham of Hardwick, where
he was born Sept. 10, 1758, and died at Barnard, Vt., Nov. 5, 1835, aged
77. [His father was captain of the second militia company of Shrews-
bury in 1774, not Asa, Jr., who was but sixteen years old.] He was a
soldier of the Revolution, and served in Rhode Island in 1778 in Col.
Josiah Whitney's regiment. Asa Brigham, Jr., and his wife were pioneers
of Barnard, Xt. Following the example of her sister and of her three
brothers, they removed to Barnard soon after marriage and settled. He
bought, on Jan. 6, 1785, for £65, Lot No. 75, which parcel of land joined
north to the lands taken up by her sister's husband, and south of her
brother Timothy's homestead, the homestead of her brother Gideon a
short distance farther northward, and her brother John four miles to the
east of them, in what became known as the Cox neighborhood. Thus this
family in the new country was not divided. Mr. and Mrs. Brigham
moved to their new home about 1784, where they lived the remainder of
their lives, and where their children were born. Their children were :

1979. 1. Sophia 6 Brigham, b. Feb. 24, 1780; d. Dec. 27, 1792.

•For Brigham pedigree see note to Deacon Josiah Newton 3 (Moses 2 ).



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NEWTON GENEALOGY



1980. 2. Chloe* Brigham, b. July 16, 1789; d. Sept. 24, 1860; m. Zephaniah

Sherman.

1981. 3. Salli/ Brigham, b. May 2, 1792; d. May 5, 1792.

1982. 4. Salhi* Brigham, b. June 16. 1794; d. Oct. 28, 1796.

1983. 5. Alien" Brigham, b. Oct. 28, 1796; d. April 2, 1872. at Barnard, Yt. He

lived on the homestead of his father. Lot No. 75, where his children
were born. He married Jan. 22. 1822. Lydia Lothrop Smith, daughter
of Moses and Bethia Smith of Bethel, Yt., where she was born, April 5,
1795. She died April 2, 1872. Children :

1986. 1. Alden 7 Brigham, b. , 1823 ; d. in infancy.

1987. 2. Adelia 7 Brigham, b. Aug. 16, 1824 ; d. 1892 ; m. 1844, Ebenezer Wol-

cott. Jr. ; resided in Stockbridge, Yt.

19S8. 3. Sarah 7 Brigham, b. Sept. 24. 1827: m. 1851, George Augustus Chedel ;

resided in Barnard, Yt. Three children.

1989. 4. Charles Wesley 7 Brigham (M.D.), b. May 17, 1831; living in 1908; a

physician in Pittsfield. Yt. ; m. (1) 1859, Mary L. Cox, who d. and
he m. (2) her sister, Sarah L. Cox, daughters of George and Louisa
Cox (and granddaughters of Capt. Benjamin Cox, a soldier of the
Revolution). He had a son by each wife:

1997. 1. Charles 8 Brigham, b. ; a doctor at Springfield, Yt.

1998. 2. George 8 Brigham, b. ; a merchant at Pittsfield, Yt.

1990! 5. Dennis Smith 7 Brigham, b. Dec. 9. 1834; living 1908 in Brattleboro,

Yt. ; m. (1) 1859, Fannie B. Gambell, dau. of Orrin and Louisa
Gambell of Randolph, Yt. She died 1873, and he m. (2) 1873,
Louisa Moore of Fairhaven, Yt. Children were :

1999. 1. Orrin Gambell 8 Brigham, b. Nov. 13, 1860; m. 1885, Kittie Pierce

of Iowa. Three children.

2000. 2. Frank Smith 8 Brigham, b. Jan. 4, 1871 ; d. May 7, 1872.

1984. 6. Polly* Brigham, b. Sept. 8, 1798; d. in infancy.

1985. 7. Asa 6 Brigham, b. Nov. 2, 1801; d. in Iowa, Oct. 3, 1880; m. Oct. 10,

1825, Almira Willard, b. Oct. 10, 1807 ; d. Jan. 27, 1880. Children :

1991. 1. Ezra Willard 7 Brigham, b. April 10, 1826 ; d. 1853.

1992. 2. Josiah Asa 7 Brigham, b. Feb. 2, 1829; m. (1) 1853, Sarah J. Gilliland,

who died 1855; m. (2) 1858, Mary Y. Remley.

1993. 3. Lurinza A. 7 Brigham, b. Aug. 5, 1832; m. 1861, Elbridge Green.

1994. 4. Rosetta E. 7 Brigham, b. Feb. 18, 1835; m. 1863, Washington Prather.

1995. 5. Alpheus 7 Brigham, b. July 8, 1843 ; d. 1850, at Conneaut, Ohio.

1996. 6. Albertus Buel 7 Brigham, b. March 7, 1848; m. (1) 1869, Jennie Fuller;

m. (2) 1893, Mrs. Lucas.

1952. tvi. Silas 5 , b. Feb. 11, 1766 ; m. Naomi Washburn.

1953. tvii. Josiah 5 , b. Sept. 21, 1768 ; m. Philena Cox.

1954. viii. Chloe 5 , b. Nov. 15, 1771 : m. Jan. 15, 1804, Samuel Chamberlin of Peters-

ham, Mass. [int. there Dec. 11, 1803].



1571. BARNABAS NEWTON*, SR (Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Kichard 1 ), son of
Deacon Josiah and Buhamah (Maynard) Newton of Westborough and Hard-
wick, Mass., was born at Westborough, September 18, 1733, and died there "April
10, 1812, in his 79th year."

He married in Westborough, Mass., February 5, 1761, Eunice Bond, daughter
of Deacon Jonathan and Mary (Harrington) Bond* of Watertown, Mendon and
Westborough, Mass., born in Westborough, February 18, 1842, and died .

Mr. Newton lived in Westborough, Mass., where his children were born. He
and his wife were admitted to the evangelical church of Westborough, April 11,
1790, and against their names is "died," without dates. Mr. Newton was
one of the trusted men of the town ; was chosen and held the office of Selectman
from 1778 to 1781; and the office of Treasurer 1779 to 1781.

He was a soldier of the Bevolution. An abstract of his service follows : "Bar-
nabas Newton, Private, Capt. Edmund Brigham's Company, Col. Job Cushing's
regiment, service 5 days mounted, horse rations, marched August 21, 1777 to
reinforce Northern army, by order of Gen. Stark and Gen. Lincoln, proceeded



* For William Bond 1 see note under Deacon Josiah Newton 3 (Moses 2 ).



2002.




2003.


n.


2004.


iii.


2005.


iv.


2006.


v.


2007.


vi.


2008.


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2009.


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to Hadley — order there countermanded. Also in Capt. Brigham's Company
in various other times and places; mention of fines paid by him in lieu of
services, said Newton credited with 7 months service at N. Y. and as having
paid £10."

The First United States Census, 1790, shows Barnabas Newton at Westborough,
Mass., and that his family then consisted of himself, two males above sixteen
years, two males below sixteen years, and eight females.

His estate was administered in 1812, at Worcester, without a will. Case in
Probate Court, No. 43,062.

CHILDREN.

2001. i. Hannah 5 , b. July 1, 1762, P. R. ; m. in Westborough, June 27, 1782, C. R.,

Elijah Force. They had
1. Sarah" Force, b. July 18, 1783, in Westborough.
John 5 , b. Aug. 19, 1763 ; m. at Westborough, May 8, 1788, Elizabeth Wood

of Grafton.
Sarah 5 , b. Aug. 18, 1765 ; d. July 9, 1782.
Stephen 5 , b. Aug. 17, 1767.

Lucy 5 , b. March 2, 1770; d. Dec. 13, 1800. T. R. [Dec. 15. P. R.]
Silas 5 , b. March 21, 1773 ; d. Feb. 25, 1789. "Sled ran over him."
Barnabas 5 , Jr., b. Dec. [31. P. R.] 30, 1775; m. Lucy Godfrey,
viii. Eunice 5 , b. Oct. 20, 1778; d. at Brookfield, Mass., Jan. 11, 1828, aged 49.

G. S. ; married in Westborough, Jan. 1, 1801, Knight Makepeace, son of

Gershom and Lydia ( ) Makepeace of Brookfield, Mass., where he

was born June 8 [1770?], and where he died Jan. 5, 1828, aged 57.

G. S. 6. They lived in Brookfield, Mass. Their children, born there,

were :

2010. 1. Harriot 6 Makepeace, b. Feb. 13, 1801 ; m. Alanson Hamilton.

2011. 2. Augustus" Makepeace, b. June 23, 1803 ; m. Nancy M. Gleason.

2012. 3. Eliza 6 Makepeace, b. Nov. 23, 1805 ; m. Moses Tyler.

2013. 4. Eunice" Makepeace, b. Oct. 15, 1807 ; m. Ezra L. Hutchins.

2014. 5. Caroline" Makepeace, b. Aug. 20, 1809 ; d. Nov. 13, 1818.

2015. 6. Pamelia" Makepeace, b. Dec. 13, 1811 ; m. Lewis Gleason.

2016. 7. Ardelia" Makepeace, b. April 4, 1814; m. James Taylor.

2017. 8. Roana" Makepeace, b. April 28, 1816.

2018. 9. Martha S." Makepeace, b. Oct. 13, 1818; m. Edwin G. Giddings. \/

2019. 10. Mary Newton" Makepeace, b. May 19, 1822. A,

2020. tix. Antipas 5 , b. June 2, 1781 ; m. Elizabeth Carter.

2021. x. Sarah 5 , b. Dec. 8. 1783 ; d. Dec. 29, 1783.

2022. xi. Sophia 5 , b. July 24, 1787. She was living in 1858, a widow in Westborough,

Mass. ; m. in Westborough, Aug. 9, 1807, Jesse Rice, son of Ezekiel, Jr.,
and Lydia (Bullard) Rice* of Framingham and Sherborn, Mass., born in
Framingham, Aug. 31, 1785; died in Westborough, Nov. 3, 1832, aged 47.
They lived in Westborough. Their children, born there, were :

2023. 1. Harriet Gregory" Rice, b. Oct. 13, 1807 ; m. 1830, Charles Curtis Forbush.

2024. 2. Charles Parkman" Rice, b. Oct. 17, 1809; m. 1838, Jane Nourse of

Northborough.

2025. 3. Mary Sophia" Rice, b. Oct. 13, 1811 ; m. 1834, William R. Long.

2026. 4. Amory Augustus Makepeace" Rice, b. Oct. 8, 1818; m. Catherine Wilkins

of Detroit, Mich., where they resided.

2027. 5. Maria Augusta" Rice, b. Sept. 1, 1816 ; living unm. in 1854.

2028. 6. George Hamilton" Rice, b. June 8, 1821 ; living unm. in 1854.

2029. xii. Mary 5 , b. Sept. 5, 1789 ; d. Sept. 5, 1789.



1589. JOSIAH NEWTON 4 , JE. (Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Eichard 1 ), son of Deacon
Josiah and Euhamah (Maynard) Newton of Westborough and Hardwick, Mass.,
was born in Westborough, May 4, 1748, and died in Brookfield, Mass., March 6,
1777, in his 29th year. Smallpox. G. S.

* Ezekiel Rice 8 , Jr., son of Ezekiel 5 and Hannah (Edmunds), son of Ezekiel 4 and Hannah
(Whitney), son of Jonathan 3 and Martha (Eames), son of Henry 2 and Elizabeth (Moore), son
of Edmund Rice 1 of Sudbury, 1639, and wife Tamazine . See Rice family.



2X8 NEWTON GENEALOGY

He married at Bridgewater, Mass., June 13, 1776, Hannah Sherman, daughter
of Anthony and Silence (Ford) Sherman* of Eochester and Bridgewater, Mass.

She was born in Bridgewater, October 25, 1749, and died there, , 1839, in

her 90th year. She married (2) in 1780, Cushing Mitchell:}: (2d wf.) of Bridge-
water, by whom she had children, and continued to reside there. He died in
1820 in his 80th year.

Josiah Newton was a soldier of the Revolution. His service in the army was,
I suppose, one of the following records: "Newton. Josiah. Brookfield. Corporal.
Capt. Ithamar Wright's Company of Minute men, marched April 19, 1775, served
8 days. Enlisted April 27, 1775. Also, Sergeant, Capt. John Packard's Com-
pany." Several other items of service, the last date being Dec. 27, 1775.

"Newton. Josiah. Paxton. 1st Lieut, in Capt. Phineas Moore's Company of
Minute men, Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regiment. Marched April 19, 1775, to
Cambridge, service 19 days."

The records at Brookfield contain his marriage as having occurred at Bridge-
water. This would indicate that he was then a resident of Brookfield, and his
daughter is called "only child of Josiah Newton of Brookfield." The date and
place of her birth does not appear.

CHILD.

2030. i. Ruhamah 3 , b. , about 1777 ; m., probably at Bridgewater, , 1798,

Major Theodore Mitchell 5 , son of Edward 4 and Jane (Latham) Mitchell! of
Bridgewater, where he was born about 1775 or 177G. They lived in
Bridgewater, where they had five children born. [Maj. Theodore 5 was a
nephew of Cushing Mitchell 4 , who married her mother.] Their children
were :

2031. 1. Hannah* Mitchell, b. , 1799; m. in Bridgewater, , 1819,

George Bassett, son of Joseph of Bridgewater.

2032. 2. Winslow" Mitchell, b. , 1800.

2033. 3. Miriam' 1 Mitchell, b. , 1801 ; d. without issue.

2034. 4. Caroline 6 Mitchell, b. , 1808; m. Philo Keith, son of Isaac and

Joanna of Bridgewater.

2035. 5. Louisa Mitchell, b. , 1813.



1591. EDWARD NEWTON 4 (Ebenezer 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Ebenezer
and Joanna (Larkin) Newton of Marlborough- Southborough, Mass., was born
at Marlborough March 16 or 25, 1726, and died there. The record of his death
as written in the Eamily Bible is : "He died August 31, 1784, in his 59th year."

He married at Southborough June 5, 1755, Silence Bartlett. [I do not know
her parentage. She may be related to Henry Bartlett of Marlborough, or to
William Bartlett, who came from Cambridge and settled in Shirley, Mass.,

* Anthony Sherman came to Bridgewater from Rochester and settled in East Bridgewater
about 1766; m. Silence Ford of Marsbfield, where they both originally belonged. They had
Mary, 1747; m. Eleazer Allen; Hannah, Oct. 25, 1749; m. Josiah Newton; Jane, 1751; m.
Eleazer Barrows ; Thomas, 1754 ; m. Betsey Keith ; Lydia, 1756 ; m. Thomas Whitman ;

Lois, 1758 ; m. Blazedell ; Ruth, ■ ; m. Jareb White ; Betty, 1768 ; m. Joseph

Keith ; m. (2) Timothy Allen.

John Sherman (father of Anthony), m. , who was a daughter or granddaughter of

Anthony Eames of Marsbfield.

% Cushing Mitchell 4 , son of Col. Edward 3 and Elizabeth (Cushing) Mitchell of East Bridge-
water, was b. 1740; m. (1) Jennet Orr, dau. of Hon. Hugh, in 1765, and had Alice 5 , 1767;
m. deacon William Harris ; Nahum 5 , 1769 ; grad. Harvard University, 1789 ; m. Nabby
Lazell, author of the History of Bridgewater ; Jennet 5 , 1771 ; m. Daniel Bryant. His wife
Jennet, died 1774, aged 26, and he m. (2) Hannah, wid. of Josiah Newton 4 , 1780, and had
Hannah 5 , 1781 ; m. Hon. Ezekiel Whitman ; Cclia 5 , 1783 ; m. Charles Keen ; Cushing 5 , 1784
Charles 5 , 1788 ; Newton 5 , 1789 ; died at Franconia, Vt, 1810 ; George 5 , 1793 ; m. Bethiah
Keith. No children. He owned the paternal estate.

§ Experience Mitchell 1 came to New England in 1623, in the ship Ann; res. Plymouth.
DuxbuFy, and Bridgewater, and died 1689, aged 80 ; wf. Jane ; 2d wf. Mary. One son was
Edward 2 (Ens.), who m. Mary Hayward ; d. s. p.; m. (2) Alice Bradford. One son was
Edward 3 (Col.), who m. Elizabeth Cushing, and their son Edward* was the father of
Maj. Theodore Mitchell 5 , who m. Ruhamah Newton 5 .



BRANCH OF MOSES 219

whose wife and daughter were named Silence.] The record of her death in the
Family Bible is : "She died March 4, 1796, in her 69th year." The church rec-
ord of her death at Southborough is : "Widow Silence Newton, March 2, 1796."
It is pleasant to reach backward in our thoughts to something tangible in regard
to these ancestors, who seem, without it, to be but names only. Therefore I
quote from a letter written in 1888, by a great-granddaughter of Silence Bart-
lett, to me — who am also her descendant. She writes : "In her day they wore
short gowns and petticoats — the petticoat was very elaborately quilted in flowers.
... I have in my possession one that was hers. It was given to Aunt Patty"
[dau. of Paul 3 ], "who put it into the center of a bed quilt. The petticoat was
bright crimson — the color holds well. Aunt Sophia has a pincushion and a
pocket-book that were hers. 'She was a dressmaker, so my mother told me,'
said Aunt Sophia" [dau. of Paul]. "And the petticoat is now mine."

In the U. S. Census, 1790, Silence Newton is head of a household of two
females, at Southborough.

Edward and Silence Newton had two children whose births are recorded in
Southborough, and we know of the daughter Lovina.

The two sisters, Martha (called by her Aunt, "Cousin Patty") and Lovina,
married two brothers, as shown below.

Mr. Newton made his will not long before his death. He was a farmer in
Southborough. I think he lived there all of his life.

Abstract of Will, and List of Papers.
1784. Edward Newton. Southborough. 43115.

Papers.

Will, allowed Oct. 6, 1784, gives to wife, Silence, one third of all estate, real and per-
sonal for her life.

To oldest daughter, Marther, wife of Paul Newton,

£13—6—8—
To Levina, second daughter,

£26—13^
Residue of estate to son, Ebenezer.

Ebenezer and widow named executors. •

Warrant of Appraisal.

Inventory Real £260. Personal £25—11—0
Appointment and report of commissioners to set off widows thirds.

CHILDREN.

2036. ti. Martha 5 , b. May 15, 1756; d. at North Leverett, Mass., Feb. 27, 1837; m.

January 23, 1776, at Southborough, Mass., Paul Newton", son of Nathan 4
and Experience (Stow) Newton of Southborough. For family see Paul 5
(No. 1866).

2037. tii. Ebenezer 5 , b. Feb. 8, 1757 ; m. Sally Rice.

2038. tiii. Lovina 5 , b. ; d ; m. at Southborough, Aug. 15, 1782, Silas

Newton 5 , brother of Paul 5 , who married her sister, above. For family see
Silas 5 (No. 1867).



1596. SOLOMON NEWTON 4 (Ebenezer 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), youngest child
of Ebenezer and Joanna (Larkin) Newton of Marlborough-Southborough, Mass.,
was born at Southborough, January 4, 1734, and died there March 1, 1830, aged
96 years, 2 months. C. R.

He married at Marlborough, Mass., May 4, 1757, Elizabeth How, daughter of
Matthias and Elizabeth (How) How* of Marlborough, where she was born March
22, 1733. She died at Southborough, February 3, 1814, aged 81.

♦Matthias How* (s. John 3 ), b. 1706; d. ; m. 1732, Elizabeth How, dau. of John 3

(John 2 , John 1 ) and Rebecca How of Marlborough; res. Marlborough and had, Elizabeth, b.
March 22, 1733 ; m. Solomon Newton ; Silas, 1735 ; d. 1738 ; Dorothy, 1737 ; Mary, 1740.

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220 NEWTON GENEALOGY

It seemed to be the custom in the old times for the youngest son to remain
with the parents in the homestead and later to inherit it. Not always, but fre-
quently. It was so with Ebenezer 3 , and again with his son Solomon 4 , who
repeated the custom to his youngest son, Willard 5 . In 1826, Solomon Newton
was living, aged 92, with his son, Willard, on the old homestead and farm, which
had been the home of his ancestors for more than 170 years. WTiile always
remaining in the same place, the old mansion was destined to have quite an
itinerary. The lands of Richard Newton and his son Moses were in the town
of Marlborough until, on the division of the township in 1727, they fell into what
became Southborough ; which continued to be its home town until by act of the
Legislature (Chapter 89), the mansion and its lands were transferred back to
Marlborough, in 1813. Thus Richard came to his own again; but his great-
grandson, Solomon, did not live to see it. He did live, however, to participate
in the Centennial Celebration of the incorporation of Southborough, July 17,
1827.

The First United States Census, 1790, gives the family of Solomon Newton
at Southborough, Mass., as consisting of himself, one male above sixteen years,
one male below sixteen years, and five females.

His will was probated at Southborough in 1830, case in Probate Court at



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 34 of 131)