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born in W T estborough, December 16, 1750, and died in Nortbborough, September
22, 1836, aged 86.

He married in Nortbborough, Mass., January 30, 1785, Elizabeth Munroe.
"She was born in Northboro" (no record there of birth), and died in North-
borough, July 28, 1853.

Moses Newton was a soldier of the Revolution. The following is an abstract
of some of his war service: "Residence, Northborough. Private in Capt. Silas
Gates' Company, pay abstract for Dec. 1775 to Jan. 1776 ; Col. Jonathan Ward's
regiment, return for milage from Dorchester, Jan. 13, 1776. Moses Newton.
Enlistment agreement July 2, 1776, to serve until December 1, 1776, unless
sooner discharged, each man to furnish his own firearms and to march with
utmost dispatch to New York.

"Moses Newton. Private, Capt. John Maynard's Company, Col. Job dish-
ing, marched Aug. 21, 1777, discharged Aug. 23, 1777, Company marched to
Hadley on alarm at Bennington. Poll dated at Shrewsbury.

"Moses Newton. Private Capt. Jonathan Houghton's Company, Col. Jonathan
Smith's regiment, list of men, no year.

"Moses Newton, Private. Of the Massachusetts Continental line and State
troops (Worcester County), received a pension from the United States, which
was granted January 29, 1833, to begin March 4, 1831. Age 82; per year
$29.67; whole amount paid to him $189.01."

Moses Newton 5 did not marry until after the war. He settled in North-
borough, Mass., where his children were born. At the taking of the First United
States Census, 1790, the family of Moses Newton of Northborough, Mass., con-
sisted of himself, two males less than sixteen years of age, and three females.

CHILDREN.

2437. i. Betsey", b. June 20, 1785; m. in Northborough, Nov. 10, 1813, Theodore

Clapp of Northampton, Mass. They resided in Northampton.

2438. ii. Foye°, b. Feb. 16, 1787 ; d. June 7, 1850, in Northborough.

2439. iii. Pyrene", b. Sept. 7, 1789; d. July 13, 1869; unm.

2440. iv. Jane 8 , b. June 14, 1794 ; d. Aug. 6, 1834, aged 40 yrs. ; unm.

1936. PAUL NEWTON 5 , JR. (Paul 4 , Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of
Deacon Paul and Mary (Farrar) Newton of Westborough-Northborough, Mass.,
was born in Westborough, September 13, 1754, and died .

He married in Northborough, April 2, 1778, Keziah Maynard, daughter of
Jotham and Abihail (Allen) Maynard* of Bolton, Mass., where she was born Jan-
uary 22, 1756. She died .

Paul Newton, Jr., lived in Northborough, Mass. ; his children were born there.
He was a soldier of the Revolution. An abstract of his war service is: "Paul
Newton (also given as Paul, Jr.). Northborough, Private in Capt. Samuel
Woods' Company of Minute men, Gen 1 . Ward's regement, marched April 19,
1775, served 5 days, reported to have enlisted. Also, in Capt. Samuel Woods'
Company, Col. Jonathan Ward's regiment muster-roll Aug. 1, 1775, enlisted
April 26, 1775, served 3 mo. 13 d. Also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent
in money dated Dorchester, Jan. 5, 1776."

* Jothan Maynard 4 (s. of David 3 ), b. in Marlborough, May 29, 1714; d. ; m. in

Westborough, June 19, 1740, Abihail (also Abial) Allen, who d. in Bolton, Dec. 18, 1773.
Their first two children, born in Shrewsbury, the rest in Bolton, were : Jotham. Jr. 5 , 1741 ;
Antipass 5 , 1743 ; Holland 5 , 1745 ; Barnabas 5 , 1747 ; Abial 5 , 1749 ; Abner 5 , 1752 ; Keziah 5 ,
Jan. 22, 1756 ; m. Paul Newton, Jr. ; David 5 , 1758 ; Israel 5 , 1763.

For David 3 (father of Jotham 4 ) see footnote to Deacon Josiah Newton 3 (Moses 2 ).



BRANCH OF MOSES JJ65

Paul Newton received from the United States Government a pension of $96.00
yearly. The whole amount that he received was $174.40. The Pension Office
states that he was a private in the Massachusetts Continental line; that the pen-
sion was applied for May 18, 1818, on an Act of March 18, 1818; was granted
September 17, 1819, and that the pension was suspended Act of May 1, 1820.
All of which would indicate that he was living as late as 1820.

The First United States Census, 1790, states the family of Paul Newton of
Northborough, Mass., consists of himself, three males under sixteen years old,
and four females.

CHILDREN.

2441. ti. David", b. May 19, 1778; m. Beulah Johnson of Berlin.

2442. ii. Flavel", b. Dec. 7, 1779; Flavel Newton warned and held at Enfield, Conn.,

and admitted freeman of that state. [Hist. Enfield.]
2413. iii. Betty", b. April 7, 1783.

2444. iv. Abram", b. Nov. 22, 1784.

2445. v. Keziaii", b. Feb. 19, 1788 ; lived in Northborough ; never married ; d. there

Dec. 22, 1849, aged G2 yrs., 8 mos.
244G. vi. Alvan", b. Oct. 5, 1790.
2447. vii. Hannah , b. Feb. 18, 1794.



1938. COTTON NEWTON 5 (Paul*, Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Kichard 1 ), son of
Deacon Paul and Mary (Farrar) Newton of Westborough-Northborough, Mass.,
was born in Westborough, November 13, 1759, and died in Marlborough, Vt,
April 8, 1847, aged 87 years.

He married, probably in Berlin, October 25, 1785, Abigail Sawyer, daughter
of William, Jr., and Hannah (Barrett) Sawyer* of Bolton and Berlin, Mass.,
born in Bolton, May 5, 1765, and died in Berlin, Mass., December 26, 1852, aged
87 years.

Cotton Newton, like his three older brothers, was a soldier of the Revolution.
The following is an abstract of his service: "Private, Capt. Edmund Brigham's
Company, Col. Job Cushing's regiment, enlisted September 12, 1777, discharged
November 29, 1777, served 2 mo. 18 d. with Northern Army. Also, (to west-
ward) company marched from Grafton. Also, Capt. Ephraim Lyon's Company,
engaged June 20, 1778, discharged July 13, 1778, served 26 days — Company
joined Col. Wade's regiment June 22, 1778, for 21 days, served at Rhode Island,
roll dated at Grafton. Also, Account for wages dated Westborough, July 21,
1778, from record belonging to Capt. Brigham's Company, 3 months service."

His grandson takes much satisfaction in stating that Cotton Newton was
present at the surrender of General Burgoyne in 1777, and that he heard the
impetuous message which General Gates sent to the British commander : "If you
don't surrender in fifteen minutes, I'll make your lines hot as — ."

After the war was over, Mr. Newton married and settled just over the line
of Berlin, in Northborough. He seems, however, to have been identified with
Berlin. Their three children are said to have been born in Berlin. They are
not recorded in Northborough. The First United States Census, 1790, shows
Cotton Newton at Berlin, his family consisting of himself, one male under six-
teen years, and two females. October 9, 1798, he removed with his family to
Marlborough, Vt., arriving there on October 14, 1798. His descendants say he
died there.

•William Sawyer, Jr. (William), was, I suppose, son of William and Sarah (Sawtell)
Sawyer of Bolton, where he was born 1749; married there Jan. 18, 1764, HANNAH Barrett,
and had seven children. The eldest was Abigail, b. 1765. There are many families and
generations of Sawyers in Bolton. They probably are descendants of Thomas Sawyer of
Lancaster in 1647, who came to Marlborough ; wife Mary, six sons and several daughters.
See records of those towns.



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Mr. Newton was a blacksmith, by trade. "A first class workman, so con-
sidered by his brother mechanics, who were glad to be shown their mistakes, by
him."

CHILDREN.

244S. i. SABBA", b. Sept. 2, 1780 ; d. July 30, 1810 ; m. May 8, 1808, Nathan Gould of
Brattleboro, Vt.. where they settled.

2449. ; ii. William", b. Aug. 17, 1788: m. Betsey Harris of Brattleboro. Vt.

2450. iii. Levi", b. , 1790; d. Nov. 19, 1801, aged 11 yrs., in Marlborough. Vt.



1939. MARTYN NEWTON 5 (Paul 4 , Josiah\ Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of
Deacon Paul and Mary (Farrar) Newton of "Westborough-Northborough, Mass.,
was born in Northborough, May 2, 1767, and died there June 28, 1847, aged 78.

He married, September 17, 1790, Eunice Johnson, daughter of Asa and Tamar
(Whitcomb) Johnson* of Leominster, Mass., where she was born June 19, 1769.
She died in Northborough, Mass., April 18, 1840, aged 71.

Mr. Newton resided in Northborough, where his twelve children were born.



2451.

24.72.



241 53.
2464.
2465.
2466x.

24.-)::.



2408x.

2409x.

2470x.

2471x.

2472x.

2473.x.

2474x.

2475x.

247Gx.

2454.

2455.

2450.



2457. vii.

2458. tviii.



CHILDREN.

Lettice 6 , b. Feb. 12. 1791; d. Sept. 14, 1793.

Sophia 6 , b. April 10, 1792 ; d. in Northborough, Jan. 21, 1858 ; m. in
Xorthborough, May 15, 1817, Caleb Coolidge, son of Stephen and Lavina
(Jones) Coolidge of Berlin, Mass., .where he was born Dec. 21, 1787, and
where he died in 1824. They resided in Berlin and had there four
children :

1. Albert H. 7 Coolidge, b. . 1818.

2. Henry 1 Coolidge, b. , 1819.

3. Merrick 7 Coolidge, b. , 1821.-

4. Amory 7 Coolidge, b. , 1823.

Lettice , b. Aug. 29, 1793; d. Feb. 21, 1872, at ; m. [int. in Leomin-
ster, April 9, and in Xorthborough. April 12, 18151 April 30, 1815,
Merritt Xewhall (who was her cousin), son of Daniel and Lettice
(Johnson) NewhalU of Leominster, Mass., born there Dec. 26, 1793.
They lived in Kirby, Vt. He was member of the State Legislature of
Vermont for two terms. They had nine children :

1. Mary Ann 7 Newhall, b. , 1815.

2. Charlotte Elizabeth 1 Newhall, b. .

3. Bctseif Xewhall, b. , 1S22.

4. Newton' Newhall, b. , 1824.

5. Franklin' Xewhall, b. , 1826.

6. Harriet 1 Newhall, b. , 182S.



7. Louisa J. 1 Newhall, b. , 1830.

8. Laura 1 Newhall, b. , 1834.

9. George W. 7 Newhall, b. - — , 1836.



Mary Farrar 6 , b. Feb. 8, 1795 ; d. y.

Leonard 6 , b. June 29, 1796 ; removed to Roxbury and Newton, Mass. ;

m. and had a family.
Polly 6 , b. May 7, 1798 ; d. in 1870 : m. in Xorthborough, Mass., April 20,

1826, Samuel Brigham, son of Fortunatus and Martha (Barnes) Brigham

of Marlborough, Mass., where he was born Sept. 20, 1796. They removed

to Binghamton, X T . Y.. soon after marriage.
Lois 6 , b. Jan. 1, 1800 ; d. May 20, 1800.
Taul 6 , b. April 1, 1801 ; m. Eunice Howe of Marlborough.



* Asa Johnson (s. of



-), b.



m. in Leominster. Feb. 22, 1753, Tamar Whit-



comb, who died his wid. in Leominster. March 5, 1815 ; res. there, where were born the fol-
lowing children: Tamar, 1754; Sarah, 1755; Relcfe, 1757; Prudence, 1750; Asa, Jr., 1761;
Jonas, 1762; Silas, 1765; Jonas, hap. July, 1767; Jonathan, b. May, 1767; Eunice, June
19, 1769 ; m. Martyn Xewton ; Lucy. 1771 ; Lettice, Feb. 8, 1773 ; ni. Daniel Newhall ;
Mary, 1774 ; Nathan, 1777 ; Jothaw, 1779.

% Daniel Newhall (s. of ), b. ; m. in Leominster, April 22, 1793, Lettice

Johnson. Their children, b. in Leominster, were: Merritt. Dec. 26. 179:) ; m. Lettice Newton;

Lewis, 1796; Hannah, 1797, d. y. ; Charlotte, 1799; Amos, 1801; Collins. 1805; ,

child, d. 1811, aged 4 mos.



BRANCH OF MOSES



2i;r



2459. ix.

2460. x.



2477x.
2478x.

2479x.
2461. xi.



2480x.



2481x.



2482x.
2483x.
24S4x.
24S5x.
2486x.
2487x.
2488x.
2489x.
2490x.
2462. xii.



Isaac", b. July 8, 1803 ; d. Nov. 11, 1872 ; umn. ; resided in Northborough,
where he died.

Lois 6 , b. Sept. 8, 1807; d. July 4, 1856; m. in Northborough, March 2S,
1840, as his third wife, Dana Stone (see 6589), son of William and Susan
(Cutter) Stone of Sudbury, where he was born Feb. 19, 1806. He died
June 20, 1883. They lived in Northborough. where they had three
children :

1. Louisa 1 Stone, b. : m. Albert G. Wheelock : res. Worcester.

2. Lyman Theodore 1 Stone, b. ; m. Mary Southwiek ; res. North-

borough.

3. Lavina 1 Stone, b. : m. Joseph Fairbanks; res. Worcester.

Eunice Johnson 6 , b. Sept. 15, 1809 ; bapt. Nov. 14, 1809 ; d. April 28 or

29, 1879; m. in Bolton, Mass., July 1, 1834, Rodney Gutterson of Mil-
ford, N. H., where he was born June 22, 1806, and where he died April — .
1836; consumption. He was a saddler. His parents were John and
Phebe (Ballard) Gutterman* of Andover, Mass., and Milford, N. H. The
widow, Eunice, returned to her father's house after the death of her
husband. Her daughter settled on the Newton homestead in Northborough,
and her granddaughter, Amy Etta Duplisse, lives there with her younger
brothers and sisters, in the house built by their great-great-grandfather,
Deacon Paul Newton. The children were :
1. Anna Maria 1 Gutterman, b. March 25, 1835, in Hancock. N. H. ; d. Nov.
24, 1888; m. — , 1857, Peter Duplisse, son of Anthony and Mary
(Rivers) Duplisse of Three Rivers, P. Q. He was born at Three
Rivers, P. Q.. April 13, 1831, and died Jan. 22, 1882. They resided in
Northborough, Mass., where ten children were born to them, viz. :

1. Alema Emma 8 Duplisse, b. Jan. 6, 1858; m. June 4, 1884, Oilman

Bigelow Howe, son of Silas and Anna G. (Snell) Howe of Marl-
borough, Mass. They reside in Northborough, Mass. Mr. Howe is
the compiler of the Bigelow Genealogy and other books on that
subject.

2. Willis Edwin 8 Duplisse, b. April 26, 1859 ; d. Aug. 23, 1859.

3. Frank Willis 8 Duplisse, b. May 20, 1860; resides Northborough.

4. Amy Etta 8 Duplisse, b. Jan. 11, 1864; resides Northborough.

5. Wilbur Harris 8 Duplisse, b. Sept. 11, 1865 ; resides Northborough.

6. Eva Anna 3 Duplisse, b. Nov. 12, 1866 ; resides Worcester.

7. Loraman Ellis 8 Duplisse, b. July 6, 1868 ; d. Aug. 22, 1868.

8. Isabelle Frances 8 Duplisse, b. May 16, 1870 ; resides Northborough.

9. Alison Irving 8 Duplisse, b. Dec. 9, 1873, resides Northborough.
10. Freda May 8 Duplisse, b. May 22, 1877 ; resides Northborough.

Sally 6 , b. May 25, 1812, in Northborough; bapt. there July 5, 1812; d.
Feb. — , 1885; m. Feb. 3, 1842, William Dana Gates of Marlborough,
Mass., born there Sept. 23, 1808; son of William and Elizabeth (Howe)
Gates? of Marlborough, Mass. They lived in Marlborough, Mass., and
had three children, viz. :



♦Samuel Gutterman (unknown), b. Jan. 7, 1738, at Andover, Mass., rem. to Milford.
N. H., where he d. Nov. 2.°., 1818. A farmer there, where he was taxed in 1794. lie settled
on the farm which afterward became the property of his son, Jacob, and his grand-
son, Joel Herbert Gutterman (son of Jacob). He m. (1) June 2, 1759, Lydia Stephens,
b. in Andover, d. in Milford. N. H., Dec. 15, 1787; m. (2) Lydia (Hopkins) Hobert, b. in
Milford, N. H., 1758 ; d. Nov. 29, 1846, wid. of Joel Hobert of Pepperell, Mass., and dan.
of Benjamin and Anna (Powers) Hopkins of Billerica, Mass., and Milford, N. H. Ten chil-
dren by first wife, two by second wife. His son John, b. 1766, at Andover, Mass., 2d child ;
d. 1841, Milford, N. H. ; m. 1794, Phebe Ballard, b. in Wilton, N. H., 1773; d. 1840, dau. of
Nathan and Hannah (Holt) Ballard. They had ten children. The sixth was Rodney, b.
1806 ; m. Eunice J. Newton.

% William Gates 5 (s. Silas 4 ), b. April 8, 1762. d. Jane 11. 1848. aged 86. G. S. ; res.
Marlborough, where he was a leading man of the town ; was Capt. of the militia and held
important town oflices. He m. 1784, Jerusha Goodnow, who d. 1784, and he m. (2) 1786,
Elizabeth Howe, who d. 1842, aged 78. The youngest of their six children was William
Dana, b. Sept. 23, 1808 ; m. Sally Newton.

Silas Gates* (was son of Simon 3 ), b. Feb. 3, 1727; d. Aug. 25, 1793. He commanded
a company, which marched to Cambridge on the Lexington alarm, 1775; m. 1754, Eliza-
beth Bragg, who d. 1806, aged 74. Nine children.

Simon Gates 3 , (s. of Simon 2 , Sr.), b. Jan. 5, 1676; d. Men. 10, 1735; m. Sarah Woods
(dau. of John and Lydia), and had eight children.

Simon Gates 2 , Sr. (s. of Stephen 1 ) m. Margaret , and had eight children. He

bought land in 1693. Res. in Cambridge, Lancaster and elsewhere.

Stephen Gates 1 was in Hingham, 1638 ; moved to Cambridge and to Lancaster ; engaged
in land speculation. He d. 1662. His widow, Ann, m. (2) 1663, Richard Woodward of
Watertown, and d. 1683, in Stow, Mass. Four children.



268 NEWTON GENEALOGY

2491x. 1. Sarah Elisabeth 7 Gates, b. June 15, 1842; m. 1858, John Henry Howe;

resides in Marlborough, Mass.
2492x. 2. WUUam Marfan' Gates, b. Aug. 23, 1845; m. 18G4, Sarah Walcott :

resides in Marlborough, Mass.
2493x. 3. Edward Dana 1 Gates, b. July, 1852; unm. ; resides Marlborough.



1940. LEMUEL NEWTON 5 (Silas 4 , Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of
Silas and Mercy (Freeman) Newton of Hardwick, Mass., was born there Feb-
ruary 16, 1750-1, and died there October 22, 1837, aged 86. There was no pro-
bate settlement of his estate.

He married in Hardwick, Mass., June 12, 1777, Chloe Hitchcock, daughter of

Capt. Luke and Abigail ( ) Hitchcock of Springfield and Greenwich, Mass.,

born in one of those towns, October 9, 1751, and died in Hardwick, November
26, 1843, aged 92.

Mr. Newton was a fanner in Hardwick, on the supposed farm and home-
stead of his father. The record of his children is imperfect. No birth dates
of them appear in Hardwick. The names of some of them have been gathered
from various sources. The name of Lemuel Newton as the head of a household
in Massachusetts does not appear in the United States Census of 1790.



CHILDREN.

24GG. i. Betsey 6 , b. about 1778 ; d. April 23, 1854, aged 76 ; unm.

2467. ii. Tabitha , b. about 1780 ; d. April 24, 1865, in Enfield ; m. in Hardwick,

Jan. 19, 1804, Ephraim Bassett, son of William and Anna ( — ■)

Bassett* of Norton and Hardwick, born at Hardwick, Feb. 7, 1779 ; died
at Enfield, March 12, 1867, aged 88; resided in the southwest part of
Hardwick, and afterward in Enfield. Their children, born in Hardwick,
were :

2472. 1. Lemuel Newton 7 Bassett, b. Oct. 10, 1804 ; d. in Enfield, Aug. 12, 1857.

2473. 2. Cloe Lane 7 Bassett, b. June 4, 1807.

2474. 3. Calvin Harvey 7 Bassett, b. Aug. 15, 1809; m. (then residing in Enfield),

Dec. 0, 1854, Susanna Freeman Newton (3241), dau. of Silas 6 .

2475. 4. WiUiam Watson 7 Bassett, b. July 25, 1811.

2476. 5. Tabitha Gilson 7 Bassett, b. Nov. 22, 1813.

2477. 6. Ephraim Lane 7 Bassett, b. May 3, 1816.

2478. 7. Masa Neivland 7 Bassett, b, Oct. 27, 1818.

2479. 8. Lydia 7 Bassett, bapt. June 24, 1821.

2480. 9. Ralph Barman 7 Bassett, bapt. Jan. 28, 1824; d. in Enfield, March 13,

1861.

2468. iii. Loesena or Lucina 6 , b. ; m. in Hardwick, June 2, 1803, Lemuel Cobb,

Jr., son of Lemuel and Abigail (Amidon) Cobbt of Hardwick, Mass., and
Hardwick, Vt., born at the former place, July 17, 1780.

2469. iv. Chloe , b. [Dec. 7, 17851 ; d. Feb. 7, 1796, aged 10 yrs., 2 mos.

2470. fv. Silas 6 , b. about 1788; m. Bathsheba C. Dexter.

2471. vi. Anson , b. , 1793 ; d. Feb. 10, 1796, aged nearly 3 yrs.



* William Bassett (not traced), a farmer, came to Hardwick from Norton, about 1773,
a man of exemplary life ; resided in the southwest part of the town and died Dec. 23, 1738,
aged 89. His wife Anna died Nov. 26, 1822, aged 60. Their children were: William,, b.
abt. 1772; m. Laura Wicker; Anna, 1774; Polly, 1776; m. Robert Morton of Greenwich;
Ephraim, 1779; m. Tabitha Newton; Masa, 1781; Lydia, 1783, d. unm., 1816.

I Lemuel Cobb, Sr. (Blisha), b. Jan. 9, 1735, in Hardwick, Mass., removed to Hardwick,
Vt. ; m. Oct. 10, 1765, Lydia Allen, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth, b. Sept. 19, 1743 ; d.
July 11, 1776, and he m. (2) Abigail Amidon, dau. John and Sarah. Children were: Anna,
1766 ; Lydia, 1769; Hannah, 1771; Elizabeth, 1774; d. y. ; John. 1778; Lemuel, Jr., 1780;
m. Lucina Newton" (dau. Lemuel) ; Elizabeth, 1782; m. Micah Haskell; Xabby, 1789.

Elisha Cobb (father of Lemuel, Sr.) styled "mariner" in 1754 (and supposed to have
been one of the numerous posterity of Elder Henry Cobb, who died in Barnstable in 1679),
by wife Friscilla, had Lemuel, 1735; a dau. 1737 (prob. Lydia, who m. 1761, Elkana Stew-
art) ; John, 1741; Elisha, 1744; Sylvanus, 1747; Hannah, 1749; Jabez, 1752.

See also Anson Newton" (Gideon 5 ) for Cobbs.



BRANCH OF MOSES 269

1941. STEPHEN NEWTON 5 (Silas 4 , Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Kichard 1 ), son of
Silas and Mercy (Freeman) Newton of Hardwick, Mass., was born there June
28, 1754 or 1755, and died at Monson, Mass., May 10, 1836, aged 82 years
10 months.

He married June 3, 1790, Susannah Davison, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary

( ) Davison* She was born September 22, 1760, and died in Monson,

Mass., April 7, 1839, aged 79.

Stephen Newton settled in Monson, Mass. Several of his sons grouped their
families about his homestead, making quite a colony of Newtons in that
vicinity. His children were born in Monson. He was a soldier of the Eevolu-
tion. His service was, in part, as follows : "Newton. Stephen. Hardwick, pri-
vate Capt. Samuel Billings' Company, Col. Ebenezer Larned's regiment, enlisted
May 4, 1775, service 3 months, 4 days ; other service" ; the last discharge being
Aug. 29, 1777, service at the northward.

The United States pension rolls contain the name of "Stephen Newton, pri-
vate, Annual allowance, $46.66 ; sum received, $139.98 ; Mass. Militia ; placed on
pension roll May 28, 1833; pension to commence March 4, 1831; age 80."
(Hampden Co., Mass.)

CHILDREN.

24S1. ti. Voltaire", b. March 23, 1791 ; m. Roxanna Houghton.

2482. lif. Lemuel Davison 6 , b. April 14, 1793 ; m. Betsey Merrick.

2483. tiii. Lucius Freeman 6 , b. Aug. 15, 1795; m. Sarah R. Warner; m. (2) Maria

Dunham; m. (3) Zerviah Miller.

2484. tiv. Hiram 6 (twin), b. Feb. 6, 1798; m. Mary Gilmer.

2485. tv. Selim 6 (twin), b. Feb. 6, 1798; m. Mrs. Margaret (Ederton) Chandler; m.

(2) Semira Fike.
24SG. tvi. John 6 , b. Nov. 21, 1800 ; m. Mary Prince.



1947. JOHN NEWTON 5 (Timothy*, Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Kichard 1 ), son of
Timothy, Sr., and Sarah (Merrick) Newton of Westborough and Hardwick,
Mass., was born at Hardwick, August 12, 1753, and died at Barnard, Vt.,
September 13, 1833, aged 80. G. S. Burial in the cemetery in the center of
the town.

He married at Hardwick, January 15, 1778, Lydia Ereeman, daughter of
Thomas and Phebe (Hall):}: Freeman of Sandwich, Hardwick, Mass., and Bar-
nard, Vt. She was born about 1754 in Sandwich, Mass., and died at Barnard,
Vt., August 8, 1812, aged 59 years. G. S.

He married (2) at Barnard, Vt., Rev. Joel Davis officiating, November 25, 1813,
Mrs. Hannah Kenney (widow, of Barnard, Vt,).



* Davidson, Davison ; the name Is spelled both ways by different members of the family.
Mr. Ebenezer Davison (father of Susannah) d. Jan. 20, 1823. His wife, Mary, d. Oct. 2,
1826. He was a soldier of the Revolution.

t Edmund Freeman 1 came from London, England, in the ship Abigail in 1635, and with
his family went to Lynn, Mass. ; thence to Sandwich in 1637, the beginning of that town.
He rose to distinction in the town and colony. He was Assistant in • 1640, and reelected
several years. He died in 1682, supposed to be aged 92. His wife, Elizabeth, died Feb. 14,
1672, aged 76. Their children were : Alice 2 , 1618 ; Edmund 2 , 1620 ; John 2 , 1622 ; Elizabeth 2 ,
1623 ; Cycella 2 , 1631 ; d. y. ; Mary 2 .

Edmund 2 (Edmund 1 ), m. Apr. 22, 1640. Rebecca Prence, dau. of Gov. Thomas Prence. She
died and he m. (2) 1651, Margaret Perry. He res. in Sandwich and was deputy at the
General Court of Plymouth seven years. He had six daughters and one son, who was :

Edmund 3 (Edmund 2 ), b. Oct. 5, 1655; m. Sarah ; res. -Sandwich. He died May 18,

1720, aged 65. He had nine children. One was :

William* (Edmund 3 ), who lived and died in Sandwich; died Mar. 13, 1786; m. Dec. 6.
1726, Mary Bodfish and had nine children. One was :

Thomas' 5 (William*), b. Mar. 4, 1729-30; m. Oct. 9, 1752, Phebe Hall, who died Feb. 18,
1806, aged 76. He died May 29, 1811. He rem., 1757, to Hardwick; farmer there; removed,
1775, to Barnard, Vt., where he died. He and his sons were among its most distinguished
citizens. Seven children. The eldest was Lydia, b. about 1754 ; m. John Newton* (s. Tim-
othy, Sr.).



270 NEWTON GENEALOGY

Thomas Freeman, whose daughter John Newton subsequently married, was the
first settler in Barnard, Vt. The deed of his lands bears the date June 7, 1775.
The winter previous, he with John Newton and Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Briggs,
spent the winter there, they being the first white people to winter in Barnard,
Vt. "Freeman was so proud of the fact that he had inscribed on his tombstone,
'the first to withstand the inclemency of a Vermont winter.' " Mrs. Briggs was
Rhoda, daughter of Asa Whitcomb.

John Newton, the eldest, was also the first of his fathers children to emi-
grate to Barnard, Vt. ; and afterward came two of his brothers and two sisters.
These last-mentioned settled in a little colony on Locus Creek, with farms
adjoining or near each other. John Newton's lands were four miles away from
them to the eastward, about half way between what are now the villages of
Barnard and East Barnard, in what was called the "Cox Neighborhood," the



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