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and one daughter, viz.: John 2 , 1641; d. 1716, aged 75; Isaac 2 , d. 1720; James 2 , 1647; d.
1718, aged 71 ; Mary 2 , d. 1707 ; m. John Bellows.

Isaac Woods 2 , b. ■ ; d. 1720: res. Marlborough; m. (1) Mary ; m. (2)

1700, Mary Fairbanks of Sherborn. Ten children, three by first wife. The sixth was

JosEr-H Woods', b. Aug. 20, 1705 ; m. Thankful , and had, in Southborough. one

child, viz. :

Seth Woods 4 , b. Oct. 9, 1738 ; res. Westborough, where he d. Mch. 10, 1812 ; m. in
Marlborough, 1762, Mary Reals; had six children in Westborough. One was

Jesse Woods 5 , b. March 30. 1786; res. Northborough, where he m. twice; m. (1) 1700,
Mary Newton" (dau. of Alvan 5 ). two children: Mean, 1702, Naoby, 1703. He m. (2) 1810
Julia Babcock, who had seven children, viz. : Curtis", b. April 2, 1810, in Westborough ; m.

in Southborough. May 24, 1843, Dolly Newton (Stephen) ; Morgan 9 , March 2. 1813; d. ;

Xancyo, b. Feb. 12, 1816; Morgan 9 , 2d. b. Sept. 23, 1817; m. (1) 1831, Ellen Sophia Newton
(d. of Russell 7 ) ; m. (2) 1844, Julia Koxanna Newton (d. of Benjamin") : m. (3) — , Eliza-
beth , and had a son, Francis Morgan 7 , b. March 12, 1840, who d. Nov. 24, 1840, in

Westborough; O/i's 6 , b. June 28, 1810; Julia Sophiu", b. Nov. 10, 1823; George Willard*,
b. Oct. 12, 1S25.

% John Brewer 1 , in Cambridge. Mass., by wife Anne, had John 2 , b. Sept. 10, 1642 ; Han-
nah, b. Jan. 18. 1644-5, and the family prob. rem. to Sudbury, and thence to Framingliam.

John Brewer-', in Sudbury, d. 1600-1, by wf. Elizabeth, had

Jonathan Brewer 3 , b. 1689, in Sudbury, by wf. Arabella, hud in Framingliam,

Peter Brewer 1 , b. 1720; d. 1800; whose wf. Elizabeth d. 1704. Six children. 1>. in
Southborough. Peter 5 , 1750, d. unm.; JueF; July 24. 1752; m. (1) Lovisa Newton; m. I -' I
Mrs. Polly (Nichols) Newton; Elizabeth*, b. 1754: d. unm.; Luokfi, 1757; m. 1776, Joseph
Tuttle ; Sarah*, 1760: m. Reuben Newton; Jason*, 1764: m. Anna.

Joel Brewer 5 , b. 1752, in Southborough; m. Feb. 26, 1778. Lovisa Newton 5 (Nathan 4 ),
b. 1755; d. 1789; m. (2) 1802, Polly Newton (wid. of Nathan 5 . Jr.). His son

Peter Brewer", b. Sept. 16, 1791. in Southborough; m. in Framingham in 1819, Sophia
Nurse. They had in Southborough Lydia Fist;', b. 1820; m. 1S44, Sullivan Fay On thank ;
Charles Nurse 7 , b. 1823; m. 1848, Louisa C. Gadsby; Martha Sophia', b. Jan. 8, 1833; m.
Lorenzo C. Newton 8 (Russell 7 ).

Charles Nurse Brewer 7 , b. Sept. 10, 1823; res. Southborough; m. Louisa C. Gadsby,
and had George Edwin Brewer 8 , Oct. 1, 1849, who m. Emerline S. Newton 8 (Russell 7 ).


Mr. Newton resided in Southborough. His children were born there. There
was no settlement of his estate in Worcester Probate Court.


361G. i. Osceola Volfando 8 , b. July 9, 1838 ; a soldier in the Civil War, enlisted
1861 at Marlborough, in Company I (Rifles), Thirteenth Massachusetts

3G17. ii. ARABELLA Ashton 8 , b. Feb. 17, 1840; d. March 22, 1844. Diabetes mellitus.

3018. iii. Mabcellus Elsworth 8 . b. Dec. 12, 1841 ; a soldier in the Civil War. • The
roster of the Wisconsin Society G. A. R. contains the following: "New-
ton. Marcellus E.. Marlborough. Mass. Enlisted June G, 1861. Co. E.
Fifth Wis. Inft.. Veteran. Transferred to Co. B (of reorganized Fifth
Regt. Wis.) independent Battery, July 13, 18G4. Absent sick at muster
out of the regiment."

3G19. iv. Martha Elizabeth 8 , b. July 11, 1844; d. April 9, 1845. Lung fever.

3620. v. John Allen 8 , b. July 31, 184/5 ; d. May 12, 1848. Dropsy on the brain.

3621. vi. Ezra 8 , b. Aug. G, 1S48 ; d. April 13, 1849. Dropsy on the brain.

2877. SAMUEL NEWTON 7 (Moses , Reuben 5 , Jonathan 4 , Jonathan 3 , Moses 2 ,
Richard 1 ), son of Moses G and Polly (Ball) Newton, was born in Southborough,
Mass., November 27, 1813.

He married in Southborough, Mass., June 11, 1840, Sophia Ohamberlin, daugh-
ter of John and Lucy (Fay) Ohamberlin of Southborough, where she was born
June 18, 1813.

Samuel and Sophia Newton had two children born in Southborough and may
have had others.


3G22. i. Lucy Sophia 8 , b. June 10, 1841.

3623. ii. Albrew Warren 8 , b. Aug. 24, 1845 ; d. the winter of 1911-1912.

2895. HIRAM NEWTON 7 (Ephraim r \ David 5 , David 4 , Jonathan 3 , Moses-,
Richard 1 ), son of Ephraim and Polly (Woods) Newton of Hardwick and Green-
wich, Mass., and Barre, Mass., was born in Hardwick, October 7, 1820, and died
in Greenwich, Mass., May 14, 1895, aged 68 years, 7 months.

He married Harriet Campbell, born in Hardwick, Mass., November 29, 1826,
daughter of Jeremiah Campbell.


3G24. i. Eddie AY. 8 , b. Feb. 5, 181 SO; d. March 7, 1869.

3625. ii. Fred Hiram 8 , b. Jan. 5, 18G9 ; m. in Ware. Mass., Aug. 19. 1891, Susie R.

R. Jones. They reside in Springfield, Mass., and have a daughter :
3627. 1. Pearl Blanche", b. July 24, 1895.

3G2G. iii. Ella J. 8 , b. Dec. 2, 1870, in Greenwich, Mass. ; m. Jan. 22, 1898, Joseph E.

Litch, b. April 22, 1865.

2899. SAMUEL AUSTIN NEWTON 7 (Ebenezer 6 . Jr., Tyrus 5 , Gideon 4 ,
Jonathan 5 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Ebenezer, Jr., and Elizabeth (Putnam)
Newton of Southborough, Hawley, Leicester, Oxford and Auburn, Mass., was
born May 7, 1803, and died at Auburn, January 10, 1877, aged 74 years, 8 months,
3 days. Monument at grave in Auburn.

He married at Shrewsbury, Mass., October 19, 1831, Mary Williams Miles,
daughter of Jonas Keyes and Mary (Maynard) Miles of Shrewsbury, where she
was born April 29, 1807. She died at Auburn, Mass., December 7, 1877, aged
70 years, 7 months, 8 days.

Samuel A. Newton, at date of marriage, was "of Millbury," Mass. The
"intention" on record there shows he resided there. He continued there until


after the birth of the first child, then moved to West Auburn, Mass., where the
births of five other children are recorded.

He left a will, and his estate was settled at Auburn, in 1877. Case in Pro-
bate Court, No. 43,393.


3G27. i. Charles Porter 8 , b. Sept. 7, 1832, in Millbury ; d. at Auburn, Dec. 27,
1836, aged 4 yrs.

3628. ii. Lucy Miles 8 , b. Nov. 8, 1834; d. at Auburn, Feb. 11, 1872, aged 38 yrs.

Monument of Newton and Loring at Auburn. Slie married W. Loring.

3629. iii. Caroline Porter 8 , b. June 13, 1837 ; d. before 1907.

3630. iv. Samuel A. 8 , b. Oct. 12, 1839 ; living in 1908 at West Auburn.

3631. v. Eugene Herbert 8 , b. Sept. 5, 1842 ; living in 1908 at West Auburn ; styled

3032. vi. Ella Jane 8 , b. July 17, 1849, at West Auburn; d. at Foo Chow, China,
Dec. 28, 1907 ; a missionary of the A. B. C. F. M., 29 years ; a woman
of remarkable ability to accomplish results. It is fitting that in a Newton
Genealogy there should be a larger mention of her life and work than
the mere facts that she was born and died. I quote from the obituary
mention of her death in the Worcester, Mass., newspapers :

"Miss Newton received her early education in the Auburn schools, after
which she attended the high school in Milford, Mass., graduating in
1868, and soon entered her chosen vocation of teaching, in which she*
engaged some years in Auburn and in Oxford. In her work in the public
schools, she took high rank for teaching ability, and for the value and
permanence of her work. Miss Newton united with the Congregational
church, Sept. 4, 1861. A growing interest in foreign missions was matur-
ing into a decision to devote her life to that work ; but loyalty to home
ties, which were sacred to her, forbade carrying out her plans while her
parents lived. After their death in 1877, she began preparation for her
chosen work.

"Miss Newton left New England in Sept., 1878, going by land to
San Francisco, whence she sailed in October, for Foo Chow, China, to be
a missionary. Her long cherished plan was to establish a girls' school,
and work among girls. In the early years she experienced both hardship
and danger to reach and bring these girls to the school. She lived to see
the school established upon a sure foundation and many girls were raised
from the degradation of heathenism to intelligent, Christian living. The
commodious and attractive building of the Girls' College is considered a
monument to her wise and self-denying plans and executive ability. Miss
Newton is said to have mastered the Chinese language with great rapidity,
acquiring not only the classical Chinese, but the dialects of the provinces.
By her ability to bring out the full meaning of the language, she fre-
quently acted as interpreter both in diplomatic and mercantile matters.
During twenty-nine years, Miss Newton visited her native land three
times, remaining a few months each time for the much needed rest, the
last visit in May 1901. News of her critical illness and death was com-
municated to her friends by Rev. W. L. Beard, one of the missionaries
with whom Miss Newton was associated. He says : 'A service was held
in Chinese at the church she did so much to build near her college ;
another service in English in the foreign settlement, and then we went
to the American Cemetery for the burial. Chinese were present from all
parts of Foo Chow, and some 200 walked from two to four miles to the
grave. No other person in Foo Chow has done so much for the higher
education of Chinese girls.

"It was she who made it possible to organize the first Christian
Endeavor Society in China. When I began to try to get people to become
self-supporting in their church work, she put her best thought and
strength into it, and her sympathy was worth more than words can ever
express.' "

E. F. Bell, assistant secretary of the A. B. C. F. M., writes from
Boston : "The mission loses a noble worker, who has given herself with-
out stint to the Chinese people. Though never strong, she has accom-
plished what few missionaries are able to do. Especially is her wide and
deep influence due to her own love and devotion to the betterment of that
great people."

Miss Newton's will, filed for probate March 16, 1908, is an interesting
document. She gives to her niece, Ella A. Newton, land in West Auburn ;



to the ladies in Charge of the Girls' College at Foo Chow her furniture,
library and pictures in Foo Chow, and says that if her property in China
is more than enough to pay debts and funeral expenses, the surplus is
also given to the ladies. The rest of her estate, comprising property in
the United States, notes and deposits in banks, is given to the Woman's
Board of Missions, incorporated in Massachusetts in 1869, in trust, foi
the Girls' College at Foo Chow to be used either as an endowment fund,
or for new buildings, or for such other purposes of the school, in such
manner as the ladies in charge of the college in consultation with the
other members of the Foo Chow Mission may decide, and, quoting from
the will : "In order to make this clause of my will more specific, I hereby
state that this clause applies only to property in the United States, and I
do not intend in this clause, to in any way vary the provisions I have
made for the disposition of any surplus remaining after payment of debts
derived from proceeds of property in China as provided for in Clause 4."
Also the will says : "I appoint the person who may be the treasurer of
the Woman's Board of Missions at the time of my decease, as executrix
of this my last will and testament and request that she be exempt from
giving any sureties on her official bond."

The will was drawn by Attorney W. C. Mellisli. and disposes of an estate
of about $3,200. It was executed May 14, 1901; witnessed by Wm. C.
Mellish, Emil Zaeder and Margaret Butler; filed March 1G, 1908, by
Nathan B. Day of Boston, as counsel for Sarah L. Day of Boston, who
says in a petition filed with the will, that she is treasurer of the Woman's
Board of Missions.

2900. AMOS PUTNAM NEWTON 7 (Ebenezer 6 , Jr., Tyrus 5 , Gideon 4 , Jona-
than 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Ebenezer, Jr., and Elizabeth (Putnam) Newton
of Southborough, Hawley, Leicester, Oxford and Auburn, Mass., was born at
Hawley, October 30, 1805, and died at Oxford, February 14, 1888, aged 84.

He married at Auburn, Mass., April 20, 1831, Mary Adams, daughter of Reu-
ben and Sophia (Pitts) Adams of Ward (now Auburn), Mass., where she was
born August 26, 1816. She died at Oxford, July 27, 1859, aged 42 years, 11
months. Interment at Auburn.

He married (2) Mrs. Rhoda Severy, widow of Willard Severy of Sutton and
Oxford, Mass., who died July 15, 1855, and daughter of Timothy, Jr., and Pru-
dence (Jones) Hewett of Sutton, where she was born November 20, 1801 ; died

. She had by first marriage, Harriet M., Freeman, Adaline and Willard

W. Severy.

Amos P. Newton settled in Ward, Mass., where the births of the first four and
the sixth of his children are recorded, as also the deaths of several. About 1842
he moved to Oxford, where other children were born, and where he remained the
rest of his life.

He bought land in Oxford before his marriage. Several transfers by and to
him are shown on the records. The "A. P. Newton" house, as shown on the
map published about 1853, was built by him in 1837. February 1, 1837, the
land was conveyed by Reuben Adams (his father-in-law) to Amos P. Newton,
83 acres. The land extending across Worcester road, the house he built
on Prospect Hill. April 30, 1855, he conveyed 54 acres, with the new house,
to Jacob Marble. April 1, 1860, Jacob Marble conveyed it back to Amos
P. Newton, who on April 1, 1867, conveyed it to Adaline (Severy) Poucher,
who was a daughter of his 2d wife by her first husband. October 2, 1855, Amos
P. Newton got of Jonathan P. Dana some land, 90 acres, east of Great Meadow,
in Oxford, which on August 12, 1861, he conveyed to his daughter, Mary Jane,
wife of Abel M. Chaffee.

Mr. Newton identified himself with the Baptist Church. In 1836, he being
then a resident of North Oxford, a Baptist Society was formed for the purpose
of building a new meeting-house, the cost to be $3,000, divided into $50 shares,
each share to have a vote, and the cost to be averaged on the pews. Among the


subscribers were Amos P. Newton, one share, and his brother Ebenezer, one-
half share. The religious society was formed April 5, 1837, with twenty-five
members, among whom were Amos P. Newton, Ebenezer Newton, Maverick Jen-
nison, Robert Fitts.


3G33. i. Mary Jane 8 , b. Dec. 29, 1833; m. Abel M. Chaffee, son Joel Chaffee of
Thompson, Conn. He died Jan. 22, 1888, aged 57. He was in Oxford in
1857, when he bought the lot and livery stable, of Rufus R. Dana, and
continued the business, which he sold in 1859. There are several other
transfers to and from Abel M. Chaffee, that coming to him in 1884 from
Ebenezer D. Rich, being part of his estate to be settled in 1888. Assessor,

3034. ii. Alfred Boardman 8 , b. Aug. 25, 1835. at Auburn ; m. Elizabeth Fitts. dau.

of Silas, 2d, and Lucetta B. (Larkin) Fitts of Oxford and Clinton, Mass.
She was born at Oxford, April 2G, 1838. Res. Clinton. Three children.

3035. iii. Sereno 8 , b. May 12, 1837, at Auburn ; m. Emma J. Wiswell of Oxford.

Sereno Newton was a soldier of the Civil War, serving in the Third
Battalion, Riflemen, Co. B: May 19, 1801, Aug. 3, 1801. Reenlisted in
the 25th Mass. regiment, Co. K., Sept. 10, 1801, April 23, 1804, disability.
This service is given in the History of Oxford. The History of Ashburn-
ham has : "Sereno Newton ; enlisted Feb. 0, 1805, Second Cavalry, dis-
charged May 18, 1805." One child.

3G36. iv. Ellen Samaria 8 , b. Aug. 10, 1838, at Auburn; d. March 3, 1850, aged
11 yrs., mos., 17 dys.

3037. v. John P. 8 , b. Aug. 14, 1841, at Auburn; was a soldier in the Civil War.
enlisted in the 51st Mass. regiment (nine months), Co. C. ; Sept. 30,
1802 ; discharged July 27, 1803. He married at Oxford, Mass., Emily E.
Nolen, daughter of Nathaniel and Harriet (Severy) Nolen of Oxford,
where she was born April 30, 1851. Reside at Oxford. Two children.

3(338. vi. Amos Putnam 8 , Jr.. b. June 18, 1843, at Oxford ; d. May 27. 1804, aged 30.
He was a soldier in the Civil War ; enlisted Jan. 25, 1804, Co. B., 57th
Mass. regiment, and was killed at North Anna River, Va.

3039. vii. Elmira 8 , b. Jan. 22, 1845, at Oxford ; d. Oct. 9, 1800, aged 21.

3040. viii. Tyrus 8 , b. [Feb. 4, 1847] ; d. Aug. 20, 1849, aged 2 yrs., mos., 22 dys.
3(541. ix. Milton H. 8 , b. [Feb. 2, 1850] ; d. Oct. 15, 1850, aged 8 mos., 13 dys.

3042. x. Sarah 8 , b. ; bapt. May 12, 1854. C. R.

3043. xi. Ellen E. 8 , b. July 27, 1857, in ; m. Frederick Stafford, son of

Christopher and Amanda (Newcomb) Stafford of Windham, Conn., and
Oxford, Mass. They reside in Oxford, on Prospect Hill. Their home was
transferred in 1800 by Rufus G. Alverson to S. A. Newton and S. A.
Newton, Jr., and from them, in 1807, to Rhoda, wife of Amos P. Newton,
Si\, and then to Frederick Stafford. Two children.

2902. EBENEZER NEWTON 7 (Ebenezer , Jr., Tyrus 5 , Gideon*, Jonathan*,
Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Ebenezer, Jr., and Elizabeth (Putnam) Newton of
Southborough, Eramingham and Upton, Mass., was born at Auburn, Mass.,
October — , 1812, and died at Auburn, October 11, 1881, aged 69.

He married at Princeton, Mass., May 9, 1839, Sarah Gregory, daughter of
Phinehas, Jr., and Elizabeth (IToyt) Gregory of Princeton, where she was born
June 17, 1816. She died at Auburn, March 3, 1895, aged 78. The Newton monu-
ment at Auburn cemetery, erected by the brothers, Samuel A. and Ebenezer, is
inscribed: East panel, Ebenezer N. and Sarah G. N., his wife, and son, Serg 1
Henry G. N. The North panel has Samuel A. N. and Mary W. N., his wife.
West panel, their son, Charles Porter. All with dates as here given.

Ebenezer Newton moved to North Oxford. He was one of the original mem-
bers of the new Baptist Society formed there in 1837 for building a meeting-
house. On September 6, 1867, John Rhodes and Theophilus W. Wilmarth deeded
to Ebenezer Newton, Trustee of the Society at North Oxford, land for a parson-
age. He had been one of the subscribers to the meeting-house fund in 1836,
holding one-half a share, $25.

One son, born at Auburn. I know nothing further of this family. There may
have been other children.



3643a. i. Henry Gregory 8 , b. Jan. 12, 1841 : was killed by a railroad accident at
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 23, 1868, aged 27 years. He was a soldier in the
Civil War: sergeant in Company D, 25th regiment, Mass. Volunteers.
Burial at Auburn. His estate was administered in 1868 at Auburn. Case
in Probate, No. 43.200.

2915. ALONZO ELLIOT NEWTON 7 (Silas 6 , Gideon 5 , Gideon 4 , Jonathan 3 ,
Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Silas and Mary (Chaffin) Newton of Marlborough,
Westmoreland County, N. H., was born there February 23, 1821, and died in
Arlington, Mass., April 12, 1889.

He married at Boston, Mass., May 27, 1845, Sarah Jane Emery, daughter of
John and Jane (Kimball) Emery of Boston, where she was born October 5.
1820. She died at Arlington April 29, 1893.

Mr. Newton learned the printer's trade in Lowell, Mass. In 1844, he moved to
Boston, where he was printer, proof-reader, journalist for about twenty years.
In 1863, he was a clerk in the W 7 ar Department at Washington, D. C. He organ-
ized and superintended the colored schools at Washington for about five years;
was clerk and bookkeeper of the municipal government two years, when ill health
compelled him to give up employment. In 1876, he was residing in Ancora,
N. J., and later at Arlington, Mass. After his marriage he lived in the towns of
Portland, Maine, Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Arlington, Mass., and
Washington, D. C.


3644. i. Sarah Adelaide-, b. Jan. 18, 1848. at Portland, Maine ; m. June 4, 1873,

at Arlington. Mass., as his second wife, John Townsend Trowbridge, son
of Windsor Stone and Rebecca (Willeyi Trowbridge, a farmer of Ogden,
Monroe County, N. Y., where he was born Sept. 18, 1827. March 17, 1914,
they were living at their home in Arlington, Mass. Mr. Trowbridge went
to New York in 1847 and began to write for the press. Since then he
has been active as editor and contributor to magazines and journals. He
has published several books of poems. Among the more recent of his
many books are "My Own Story, with Recollections of Noted Persons,"
and "A Pair of Madcaps." He married (It in 1860, Cornelia Warren
of Lowell, Mass. The children by second wife, born at Arlington, Mass.,

1. Grace Evelyn Trowbridge, b. July 24, 1874.

2. Edith VenUia? Trowbridge, b. Aug. 1. 1876.

3. Arthur Townsend? Trowbridge, b. Aug. 28, 1883.

3645. ii. Charles Alonzo 8 , b. Feb. 18. 1850. at Boston, Mass. ; "has lived in many

different places but now (1909) resides in New York City."

3646. iii. Elizabeth Jane 8 , b. Oct. 6, 1852. at Boston, Mass. ; in 1909. was librarian

of the Robbins Library in Arlington, Mass. Resides in Arlington.

2929. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN NEWTON 7 (Benjamin 6 , Josiah 5 , Gideon*,
Jonathan 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Benjamin and Sally (Este) Newton of
Southborough, was born at Southborough, Mass., December 26, 1825.

He married (published in Medway, Mass., August 29, 1846) Persis H. Muzzy.


3649. i. Frank A. 8 , b. Sept. — , 1847, in Medway, Mass.

3650. ii. Herbert Daniel 8 , b. Aug. 9, 1849, in Medway, Mass.

2946. MARVIN NEWTON 7 (Edward 6 , Paul 5 , Nathan*, Jonathan 3 , Moses 2 ,
Richard 1 ), son of Edward and Esther (Montague) Newton of Southborough,
North Leverett, Charlestown, Sunderland, Mass., and Brookfield, Vt., was born


at North Leverett, December 9, 1804, and died at Brookfield, Vt., October 14,
1856, aged 51 years, 10 months. Consumption.

He married at Brookfield, Vt., February 7, 1832, Lois G. Smith, daughter of
Solomon and Eunice (Griswald) Smith of Brookfield, Vt., where she was born
November 11, 1804. She died at the home of her daughter, in Brookfield, Vt.,
January 9, 1890, aged 85 years.

After the death of his mother in 1819, Mr. Newton lived with his uncle, Mr.
Noadiah Montague, attending the public schools in the winter times. Later
he learned the blacksmith's trade, serving an apprenticeship with a Mr. Childs at
Deerfield Meadows, Mass. After his time was out with Mr. Childs he worked at
his trade here and there as a journeyman, and about 1830 — more or less — he
went to Brookfield, Vt., where he bought a farm, set up a shop and settled for
the remainder of his life. In the winter of 1831-'32 there was a great revival
of religion in that region, and many people united with the churches. January 1,
1832, Mr. Newton, Miss Smith (who became his wife later), and one hundred
others, united with the Congregational Church at Brookfield, Vt.

While afflicted with consumption, Mr. Newton was able to be about until the
last day, when he had a hemorrhage and died suddenly. His widow was active
and bright in her extreme age, and able to wait upon herself.

Mr. and Mrs. Newton had but the one child, a daughter. They took a boy,
while he was an infant, whom they adopted and brought up. The child, how-
ever, retained the name of his own father, and is not known as Newton ; on
which account I give his record in this connection, instead of in the succeeding


3G51. i. Nancy Treck", b. Dec. 7, 1838, at Brookfield, Vt. ; m. there May 2, 1858,
Royal Abbott, Jr., son of Royal and Ruth (Porter) Abbott of Brookfield,
Vt., where he was born May 25, 1834. Mr. Abbott was a soldier in the
Civil War, being one of the nine months men. He served in Company C,
15th Vermont Volunteers. Mr. Abbott's occupation was that of a car-
penter ; also had a farm of 125 acres in Brookfield, Vt., where the family
resided, and which he worked, and was later carried on by his son.

Mrs. Abbott was educated in the public schools at Brookfield, Vt., and
while never in strong physical health, is possessed of a nervous force
sufficient to supply the other lack. She may be described as a modest,
generous, unostentatious woman; having the mental and physical welfare
of her family in mind, and given to hospitality. Her children are two sons,
born at Brookfielil. Vt.. viz. :
at>">2. 1. Irving Newton" Abbott, b. May 13, 1801. While attending the Vermont

State Normal School at Randolph Center, his health failed on account
of the too close confinement and he was obliged to discontinue his
studies. He returned home and took charge of his father's farm.
3053. 2. Winthrop Porter 9 Abbott, b. July 15, 1868. In 1890 he was taking a four

years' preparatory course at the West Randolph School, with the expec-

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