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19, 1674, Widow Elizabeth Garland (dau. of Thomas Philbrick), who had previously been
the wife of Thomas Chase and of John Garland. She died Feb. 11, 1677, and he m. (3)
Sarah , who died Jan. 23, 1703. One son was

John Robie 2 , b. at Exeter, N. H., Feb. 12, 1649; m. (1) Mary . who died soon,

leaving no children. He m. (2) at Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 1, 1677, Anne Corliss (dau. of
George and Joanna (Davis) Corliss), who died June 1, 1691. He was a soldier in King
Philip's War, and on June 16, 1691, he was killed by the Indians, who made an attack upon
Haverhill. His son Ichabod 3 , aged 11, was captured at the same time, but either escaped or
Cass), who survived her husband. Their son

Capt. Ichabod Robie 3 was b. at Haverhill, Mass.. Jan. 15. 1680, and, d. at Hampton Falls,
N. H., Sept. 26, 1753. He m. Jan. 10, 1707. Mary Cass (dau. of Joseph and Mary (Hobbs)
Cass), who survived her husband. Their son,

Joh^n Robie 4 , b. at Hampton Falls, N. EL, Aug. 5, 1712 ; d. March — , 1788. in Chester,
N. EL "He m. Jan. 24. 1734, Anne Williams (dau. of Edward and Mary (Swaine) Williams).
She died at Chester, N. H., in 1821. Their son

John Robie 5 , b. at Chester, N. EL, Oct. 2, 1745 ; d. at Candia, N. H., May 6, 1825 ; m.
Sept. 8, 1768, Mehitable Hall (dau. of Jonathan and Mehitable (Kimball) Hall of Chestpr.
N. H.). She died at Candia, N. H., July — , 1832. Their son Ebenezer Roby 9 m. Mehitable
Taplin.



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2.




3.


4905.


4.


4906.


5.



BRANCH OF DANIEL 531

1790. They lived in Corinth, Vt, until 1830 ; then in Washington, Vt. ;
in 1844 removed to Burlington, Vt., where they lived the remainder of
their lives. He died there June 6, 1866. Their children were:

4913. 1. William 7 Roby, b. March 18, 1813; d. at Burlington, Vt, June 6, 1848;

m. Laura M. Bowles, who died Sept. — , 1865.

4914. 2. John 7 Roby, b. Feb. 22, 1815; d. at Burlington, Vt., Oct. 16, 1909,

aged 95; m. (1) Julia A. White, who died May 4, 1855; m. (2) Aug.
20, 1862, Mrs. Caroline E. Hinds, a sister of his first wife. She
died Oct. 13, 1872.

4915. 3. Hilas 7 Roby, b. March 26, 1817; d. at Burlington, Vt., March 10, 1890;

m. Prudence B. Stuart, who died in 1900.

4916. 4. Lorinda 7 Roby, b. April 8, 1819; d. at Burlington, Vt., Dec. 25, 1865;

m. (1) May 12, 1845, Homer C. Drew, who died Oct. 30, 1882. He
m. (2) Feb. 16, 1868, Mrs. Mary (Blush) Spicer, who died at
El Paso, Texas, in 1894. The only remaining child of Lorinda and
Homer C. Drew is :

4921. 1. Dr. Charles W. 8 Drew, b. Jan. 18, 1858, at Burlington, Vt. ; m. at

Brattleborough, Vt., Sept. 18, 1884, Annah Reed Kellogg. They
reside at Minneapolis, Minn. Office at No. 416 Century Building.
Their children are :

4922. 1. Julia Kellogg" Drew, b. Aug. 30, 1890.

4923. 2. Charles W.° Drew, Jr., b. June 22, 1896.

4917. 5. Cyrus 7 Roby, b. July 24, 1821; is living (1912) at Burlington, Vt. ;

m. Mary Ann Cook, who d. at Burlington, Vt., June 17, 1891.

4918. 6. Caroline 7 Roby, b. Nov. 30, 1823; is living (1912) at Auburndale, Mass. ;

unm.

4919. 7. Rodney 7 Roby, b. Oct. 26, 1827; is living (1912) at Burlington, Vt. ; m.

(1) Catherine M. Davidson, who d. Dec. 12, 1854; m. (2) in 1876,
Mrs. Harriette (Hubbard) Sheldon.

4920. 8. Joseph Warren 7 Roby, b. Dec. 20, 1834; d. at Burlington, Vt., Oct. 4,

1871 ; unm.

4907. 6. Lucy* Taplin, b. May 5, 1794; m. Bond.

4908. 7. Elisha" Taplin, b. July 16, 1796.

4899. tii. Luther 5 , b. — , 1764 ; m. Miriam Newton.

4900. tiii. Simeon 5 , b. , 1768; m. Sally Fisk.



CHILDREN BY SECOND WIFE.

4901. tiv. Setii 5 , Jr., b. Jan. 20, 1784 ; m. Joanna Newton.

4902. v. Peter Bent 5 , b. Aug. 7, 1785 ; d. . When Capt. Seth Newton made his

will, in 1798, this youngest son was about thirteen years old; when the
will was probated in 1807, he was about twenty-two years old. Thus it
would seem that, being brought up by so patriotic a father, he might have
turned out to be a more conscientious man. The following is given me
by a descendant of Capt. Seth Newton : "This Peter Bent Newton dis-
appeared suddenly from Southborough and no one there ever knew where
he went to or what became of him. It is said he was a counterfeiter, and
that the government sought his apprehension, and hence he fled after
burying his dies and plates." As per the will of his father, he received
an equal share with his brother, Seth, of all the real estate within the
town of Southborough, their mother having a life interest in one-third of
it. His mother does not mention him in her will, which was allowed
March 7, 1837. Whether he married or not does not appear.



4733. SIMEON NEWTON 4 (Isaac 3 , Daniel 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Isaac, Sr.,
and Sarah (Belknap) Newton of Marlborough-Southborough, Mass., was born
at Southborough, March 25, 1735, and died at Ilolliston, Mass., February 24,
1801, aged 66. Fever. C. R. Burial at the Central Cemetery, Holliston.
Gravestone.

He married at Ilolliston, February 11, 1762, Jerusha Marsh, born about 1741,
who died his widow in Ilolliston, September 23, 1835, aged 94. C. R. Burial
beside her husband. Gravestone. I do not find her birth and parentage. 1 low-
Reuben Marsh is an "heir at Law" of Simeon Newton is a mystery to me. The



532 NEWTON GENEALOGY

only one of that name I have seen is the marriage at Sturbridge, 1779, of
Reuben Marsh and Tryphena Harding.

Simeon Newton seems to have lived all of his married life at Holliston, and
there his six daughters were born and several of them lie buried. At the taking
of the United States Census, 1790, he was the head of a family consisting of,
besides himself, one male below sixteen years, and six females, at Holliston.

Mr. Newton was a farmer, and from the inventory mention of "Coopers Tools
and Timber," we may infer that he did something at the cooper's trade as well.
He died intestate and his estate was administered by his son-in-law, who was
appointed administrator. The following papers in administration of it — four in
number — are interesting, and are given in full.

#1

1801. Old Series. Simeon Newton. 15.899.

Simeon Newtons adm'ors bond 15 April 1801

Bond Request Vol 200.— 42

To the Honorable Oliver Prescott Esq* Judge of Probate of Wills Etc. for the County
of Middlesex. It being inconvenient for me to administer on the Estate of Simeon New-
ton Gentleman late of Holliston in the County of Middlesex Deceased

I hereby signify the same to your Honour and Request that Nahum Rockwood may be
appointed to that trust Holliston. Yeoman.

Jerusha Newton (widow of the
Holliston April 13th A. D. 1801. (Said Deceased

(Document No. 1 is written and attached to printed document No. 2. No. 1 is on a
small piece of fine rag paper and on the back is) :
To the Judge of Probate for the County of Middlesex.

This certifies that Simeon Newton late of Holliston Gentleman dec'd left no son, & that
I married a daughter of the deceased & desire that Nahum Rockwood of said Holliston
Yeoman may be appointed admor on the deceased's Estate. April 15 th 1801

Elihu Cutler
#2

N a b um Rf ^V' "^^ P Hncipal ] both of Holliston
Elihu Cutler Gentleman a Surety. j

Jesse Lovering Housewright of Hopkinton a Surety.

firmly bound etc to Oliver Prescott Esqr. J. P. in (amount not filled in!)

dated April 15, 1801,

Nahum Rockwood is aptd Adm'r. Etc Etc Etc

Nahum Rockwood
Francis How Elihu Cutler

James Winthrop Jesse Lovering

#3

Simeon Newton's inventory

Entd Lib. 59 p. 105 5 April 1801

An Inventory of the Estate of Simeon Newton Gentle- late of Holliston in the
County of Middlesex Deceased Appraised upon Oath by us the Subscribers duly
appointed to that service by John Stone Esqr one of the Justices of the Peace
for said County, viz

X) cents

Books two Bibles 0<i.53c the lives of the Fathers l<J.75c 2 . 28

an exposion on the Scriptures and other Books 3 60

Wearing Apparel (viz) two hats 3.25. Blue coat 4.50 7 75

two Loose Coats 4-50 three old Coats 2.55 spare Jackets 2.40 9 — 45

one pair of Breeches 1.25, two pair 0.50 Shirts &c 6-95 8 — 70

one Silver watch 14.00. Silver Buckels 4.0 18—00

three Beds & Beding thereto belonging 78-45 78 — 45

fourteen pair of Sheets 20.0 Seven pair of pillow Cases 1.65 21 — 65

five Table Cloths & Towels 4.1 Cotton and flax 3.33 7—34

Puter 3.95. Glass and Tin ware 2.80 Crockery 2.0 8—75

Silver Spoons 1.50 knives & forks &c 1.25. Stow & Bellows 70 3 . 45



BRANCH OF DANIEL 533

one Cass of Draws 4-0. one Desk 3-0. three Chests 2.50 0— 50

four Tables 4.55. Seventeen Chairs 6-70 Looking Glass 50 11 — 75

Saddles & pilion 9-50. wheels and old articles in the Chamber 10 37 19 — 87

Brass ware 7.91 Iron ware 10.84 18 — 75

Cheese preses hoops & Tubs and Churn 5.87. Shovels & Tongs 3.50 9 — 37

Cyder & viniger 20-0. Pork & lard and Chease 10-72. Corn & Rye 42.0 84 — 72

farming tools 22.81 Slay & harness 3-0. old casks 5.10 30—91 .

Coopers Tools and Timber 27 . 30

two Cows 33-00. one Colt 15-0 48 00

Cash 12.07. Notes of Hand 1252-00 1205 . 27

Pew in the Meeting House 55 . 00

1749 . 80
Holliston April ye 13th 1801 James Mellen "I

Aaron Phipps I Appraisers
James Wight J
Middlesex Ss. 14 April 1801

Nahum Rockwood the admor made oath to this Inventory before me, I therefore
order that it be recorded

Oliver Prescott J prob.

The Warrant for Appraisal
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Middlesex Ss. To Mess rs James Mellen. Aaron Phipps. and James Wight — Greeting. —
You are hereby appointed and impowered to take an Inventory of all the Estate whereof
Simeon Newton Late of Holliston in the County of Middlesex aforesaid (Gentl m died
seized in said County and (according to your best skill and judgment) truly and justly
to appraise the same in Dollars and Cents according to the present value thereof. — and
you are to make return of the Warrant with your doings thereon into the Probate office
of the said County within three months from the date hereof —
Given under my hand this 30 th Day of March Anno Domini 1801 —

John Stone Jus of Peace

Middlesex Ss Mar 30 1801 The above named James Mellen, Aaron Phipps and James
Wight personally appeared and made Oath that they would faithfully and impartially

perform the Service to which they are appointed by the above Warrant v N

before me John Stone Jus of Peace

#4

Simeon Newtons admors disch from the heirs 14 June 1803

Entd Lib 91—309 Holliston

To the Honorable Oliver Prescott Esq r . Judge of Probate &c v ^

We the subscribers heirs at Law to the Estate of M r . Simeon Newton late of Holliston
in the County of Middlesex Gentleman deceased being well assured that the Administrator
on said Estate (who is also an heir at Law to the same has paid all just Debts and
Demands against said Estate and the remainder of said Estate We have amicably
divided and passed proper receipts and discharge among ourselves, pray your Honor that

the said Administrator may be dismissed and discharged from his Trust v ,,

Reuben Marsh

Holliston Api. 0. 1803 v s Elihu Cutler

™ . John Stone ) Sally Newton

- Lest - Luther Cutler \

Framingham 14 June 1803. In Probate Court.

I accept of this discharge & order that it be recorded

Oliver Prescott J prob

CHILDREN.

4924. i. HANNAH 8 , b. Dec. 13, 1702: d. at Leominster May 9 [May 25, G. S.], 1847,
aged 84 yrs., 4 mos. ; "Ossification of the heart. Born in Medway" ; m.
at Holliston, Jan. 24, 1782. Ichabod Perry "of Fitchburg, Mass." They
lived in Leominster, where their children were born, and where he died
Dec. 4, 1825, aged 71. G. S. Children were :

4930. 1. Sarah" Perry, b. Nov. 17, 1782; bapt. Nov. 20, 1785.

4931. 2. Elizabeth Perry, b. Aug. 3, 1784; bapt. Nov. 20, 1785; d. March 7, 1836.

aged 50 yrs., 7 mos. G. S.



534 NEWTON GENEALOGY

4932. 3. WUliam' Pern/, b. April 15, 1786; bapt. June 18, 1786; m. 1827, Sophia

Kendall of Sterling ; d. Aug. 10, 1844, aged 58. Lawyer.

4933. 4. Catherine*, "Caty" Pern/, b. March 26, 1788; bapt. June 8, 1788; d.

June 23, 1793.

4934. 5. Lerinia" Perry, b. May 17. 1790; d. May 17, 1811. Consumption.

4935. 6. Simeon Newton* Perry, b. May 28, 1792; m.

4936. 7. Hannah Perry, b. Aug. 2, 1794.

4937. 8. Martin" Perry, b. June 4. 1796.

4938. 9. Henry" Perry, b. Feb. 23, 1804; m. 1828, Evelina Parker.

4925. ii. Jerusha 5 , b. March 15, 1766; d. ; m. at Holliston, May 29, 1785,

James Eames, son of Daniel and Mary (Cutler) Eames* of Holliston,
where he was baptized June 19, 1763. C. R. They had a son that died
in Holliston ; but their other children were born and baptized in Hop-
kinton, where they probably resided. The children were :

4939. 1. Simeon Newton' Eames, b. Feb. 19, 1786.

4940. 2. Jerusha" Eames, b. Sept. 27, 1788; bapt. May 10, 1789. C. R.

4941. 3. James" Eames, b. Oct. 28, 1790.

4942. 4. Mary" Eames, b. Aug. 29, 1792.

4943. 5. James" Eames, b. ; bapt. Aug. 18, 1793. C. R.

4944. 6. Daniel" Eames, b. [Oct. 23, 1794] ; d. July 23, 1795, aged 9 mos. Fever.

4926. iii. Levina 5 , b. Oct. 29, 1768; d. at Holliston, March 19, 1833, aged 64. C. R.

Burial in Central Cemetery- Gravestone. She m. at Holliston, Nov. 25,
1798, Hon. Elihu Cutler, son of Col. Simeon and Elizabeth (Rockwood)

Cutler! of Holliston. where he was born May 25, 1771. He died .

They resided in Holliston, where he was a justice of the peace, and a man
of affairs. Five children were born to them there. He married (2» in
Holliston, Dec. 4, 1844, at the age of 73, Persis Plympton Phipps, aged
41, b. 1804, G. S., dau. of Dea. William and L Phipps. Children :

4945. 1. Simeon Newton" Cutler, b. Sept. 28, 1799; m. 1821, Mary Fitts of Seckonk.

4946. 2. Betsey" Cutler, b. Aug. 22, 1801.

4947. 3. Sally" Culler, b. Nov. 13, 1803 ; m. 1824, James R. Wilson of Medway.

4948. 4. Elihu" Cutler, Jr. ( Hon. ) , b. Dec. 7, 1806 ; manufacturer of shoes ; m.

1830, Rebecca Temple and had a large family, born in Holliston. One
son was

4949. 1. Elbridge Jefferson 7 Cutler, "Jr.," b. Dec. 28, 1830; who was a "Pro-

fessor in Harvard College."

4950. 5. Charles" ("Dr.") Cutler, b. Sept. 25, 1814; m. 1838, Mary A. G. Strick-

land of Holliston. They had one child born in Grafton, where they
lived for a while.

4927. iv. Sarah 5 , b. April 5. 1773 ; d. July 13, 1773. G. S.

4928. v. Sarah 5 , b. Jan. 12, 1776; d. Dec. 18. 1808, unm., aged 32. G. S. Nervous

consumption. She signed the petition to the Court, asking for the dis-
charge of the administrator of her father's estate.

4929. vi. Elizabeth 5 , b. July 10, 1778; d. ; m. at Holliston, April 2, 1799,

Nahum Rockwood, farmer, son of Timothy and Margaret (Parker) Rock-
wood§ of Holliston, where he was born Oct. 8, 1775. He was appointed,

♦Daniel Eames, Jr. (Daniel), b. March 28, 1740, bapt. Sept. 27, 1741, at Hopkinton ;
m. there Nov. 26, 1761, Mary Cutler. They had in Hopkinton, James, 1763 ; Asa, 1765 ;
Daniel, 1767 ; Jesse, 1769 ; Mary, 1772 ; Aaron, 1776 ; Moses, 1777.

Daniel Eames, Sr. ( ), b. abt. 1712, d. 1754, aged 42; m. , Silence .

They lived in Hopkinton and had: Daniel (Capt.), 1740, who d. 1812, aged 73; Daniel,
bapt. 1741, [prob. the same]; Hopestill, 1742; d. 1743; Hopestill, 1744; d. 1821; Lydia,
1746; Anne, 1748; William, 1750; Aaron, 1753.

% Col. Simeon Cutler (Jonathan), b. July 9, 1749; d. July 13, 1799, aged 50; m. Nov.
22, 1770, Elizabeth Rockwood, b. Dec. 23, i753 ; d. May 1 or 3, 1849, aged 95 yrs., 4 mos.,
8 dys. Old age. She was a wid. and "housekeeper," dau. of Timothy and Elizabeth
(Perry) Rockwood of Holliston. They lived in Holliston, where they had: Elihu, 1771;
Martin, 1773; Uriel, 1776; Ursula, 1779 ; Sally, 1782; James, 1785. [See Rockwood.]

Jonathan Cutler (fr. of Col. Simeon), b. abt. 1710; d. March 18, 1762, aged "in 52nd.

year." G. S. in Holliston. He m. Abigail . They had in Holliston : Abigail, 1734 ; d.

1736; Jonathan, 1735; Abigail. 1737; David, 1742; Mary, 1744; Ebenezer, 1746; Simeon,
1749 ; Lydia, 1751 ; Lydia, 1759.

§ Timothy Rockwood, Jr. (Timothy), b. 1751; d. Holliston. 1831, aged 79; m. 1770,

Margaret Parker, dau. Timotby and Keziah ( ) Parker of Holliston, where she was

born in 1752. She died there, his wid.. 1832, aged 80. They had in Holliston, Nathan, 1771 ;
Elizabeth, 1773; Nahum. 1775: William, 1777; Aaron, 1779; Sophia, 1782; Ezra, 1784;
Millc, 1786; Timothy, 1789; Culrin, 1792.

Timothy Rockwood (prob. and Mary), b. 1728; d. Holliston, 1806, aged 78; m.

1751, Elizabeth Perry, I suppose dau. of James and Elizabeth of Holliston, born there 1731.
Their children in Holliston were Elizabeth, 1753; Samuel, 1755; Deborah, 1758; Samuel,



BRANCH OF DANIEL 535

April 15, 1801, administrator of the estate of Simeon Newton, his father-
in-law, and released from the trust April 6, 1803, at which dates they were
"of Holliston," "yeoman" ; from which one would infer he was per-
manently settled there. No deaths of this family occur previous to 1849.
The birth of one child is recorded :
4951. 1. Mary Roekivood, b. April 12, 1801.



4750. NAHUM NEWTON 4 (Ephraim 3 , Daniel 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Eph-
raim and Christian (Ripley) Newton of Marlborough and Leicester, Mass., was
born at Marlborough, April 15, 1715. He died at Shrewsbury, Mass., in 1751
or 1761. See below.

• He married at Marlborough, Mass., January 23, 1735-6, Thankful Stow, daugh-
ter of Samuel, Jr., and Sarah (Snow) Stow* of Marlborough, where she was
born April 30, 1711. She died, his widow, at Shrewsbury, Mass., March 18, 1769.
"A. 60." [Does not reckon out right.]

Nahum Newton lived in Marlborough a few years after marriage. One son,
who appears to be his only child, was born there. Later he removed to Shrews-
bury, Mass., where he lived in quite the south part of the town. He was living
March 6, 1761, at which date he declined to take the administration of his
father's estate, and signed the release of the same to his mother.

The homestead that he founded in Shrewsbury remained in the possession of
his descendants through four generations, passing down to his son, Jonathan 5 ,
to Isaac , Chester V. 7 , Walter T. 9 , when, before 1907, it was sold.

Nahum Newton died intestate, and his widow, Thankful Newton, was
appointed administratrix October 28, 1751. An abstract of administration fol-
lows. I cannot reconcile the conflicting dates in this abstract and the papers
settling his father's estate. All legal papers copied for me by the Assistant
Registrar at Worcester.



1751. Nahum Newton, Shrewsbury. 43335

Bond of Thankful Newton, widow, appointed admix. Oct. 28-1751.
£300. Obadiah Allen
John Royal (?)
Account. Oct. 1753.

CHILD.

4952. i. Jonathan 5 , b. May 8, 1738 ; m. Sibbillah Harrington.



,-, > sureties



4769. ABRAHAM NEWTON 4 (Abraham 3 , Daniel 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Abra-
ham and Rachel (Newton) Newton of Marlborough-Southborough, and Holden,
Mass., was born at Marlborough, June 25, 1715, and died .

He married at Southborough, November 5, 1735, Sarah Graves.

Abraham Newton, as eldest son, received two shares (double portion) of his
father's real estate, equal to £39-10, his mother being appointed administratrix.
What became of the family is not clear. What evidence there is would indi-
cate that they moved to the westward — Connecticut river valley. He may have
been the Abraham Newton at the battle of Bennington, in the 1st company of
militia, Vermont Revolutionary rolls. Old men and boys were engaged those
days.



1761 ; Rhoda, 1763. Of him the church record states, '"an eminent and respected Father
in Holliston." Also, died "Wid. Mary Rockwood, mother of Timothy, Aug. 18. 1796, aged
96. [= b. 1700].

* Stoir. For early generations, see note to Paul Newton 6 (Nathan 4 ) and Joseph Newton. 8

Samuel Stow 1 (Samuel 3 , Thomas 2 , John 1 , immigrant 1634), b. 1680; d. 1768, aged 88;

res. Marlborough ; m. 1704, Sakah Snow. "They lived together as husband and wife 58

years, and she died 1762." They had seven children. The third was Thankful, b. 1711 ; m.

1736, Nahum Newton.



536 NEWTON GENEALOGY



4953. i. John 5 , b. Nov. 8, 1730, at Westborough. [I suppose this is the soldier of
the Revolution : "John Newton. Corporal. Capt. Sylvanus Rice's Com-
pany, Col. Israel Chapen's (3rd) regiment, enlisted Oct. 24, 1779, discharged
Nov. 22, 1779, service at Claverack. 6 days (120) miles travel home."
"Capt. Sylvanus Rice of Charlemont, a patriot who perilled his life in
defense of his country." Of course the above may be the service of another
John Newton.]



4772. JEDEDIAH NEWTON 4 (Abraham 3 , Daniel 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Abra-
ham and Rachel (Newton) Newton of Marlborough and Holden, Mass., was
probably born at Marlborough, though not recorded there, about 1721; died at
Paxton before April 5, 1776, when his estate was probated.

He married at Leicester, Mass., March 8, 1758, Jemima Fay, daughter of — [I
suppose she was the widow of David Fay of Marlborough, who "settled in that
part of Leicester that became Paxton," married Jemima Newton, daughter of
Daniel 3 (153), and had four children recorded in Leicester, — although I have
no death of David Fay, which probably occurred in Paxton, after 1754. See
her number (4704)]. This Jemima (Newton) Fay was born at Marlborough
March 26, 1723. She was living at Paxton April 5, 1776, and administered on
her late husband's estate.

Jedediah Newton was more than of age when his father died in 1742 ; because,
only the two youngest children are spoken of as minors, while he assumed the
responsibility of paying the other heirs their shares in money; and to him
was assigned the land in Holden, he giving bond in the sum of £200, with
sureties, for the performance of the trust. See abstract of administration of his
father's estate.

Mr. Newton lived in Paxton. The town was originally a part of Rutland and
Leicester. Holden was once a portion of Leicester, and was incorporated in
1741. Jedediah and Jemima Newton had the following two children born in
Leicester. There were possibly others.

The administration of his estate in the Probate Court is Case No. 43,229.
Jedediah Newton of Paxton, 1776. Papers are: Bond of Jemimah Newton,
widow, administratrix, appointed April 5, 1776. £200. Lemuel Rice, Ebenezer
Boynton, sureties.

CHILDREN.

4954. i. Lucy 5 , b. Nov. 22, 1758, at Leicester ; d. . "Lucy Newton of Paxton" m.

Elisha Ward, son of Hezekiah and Hannah (Bellows) Ward of South-
borough, Grafton, Leicester and Paxton, Mass., and was born Jan. 7, 1757.
They resided in Paxton, where the following children were born, after
which, 1790, they removed to Chester, Vt., where he was living in 1834.
Children :

4956. 1. Mary Ward, b. , 1780.

4957. 2. Jemima' Ward, b. , 1788.

4958. 3. Dart's 6 Ward, b. , 1790.

4955. ii. Mary 5 , b. Aug. 6, 17G0, at Leicester.



4776. PETER NEWTON 4 (Abraham 3 , Daniel 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Abraham
and Rachel (Newton) Newton of Southborough and Holden, Mass., was born

at Southborough, July 25, 1731, and died at Rutland, Mass., , 1802. There

is no record of the death.

He married at Rutland, May 18, 1758, Hannah Child, daughter of Joshua and
Sarah ( ) Child* of Watertown, Mass., where she was born October 10,

* Dea. Ephraim Child came to America in 1630, and settled in Watertown, where he
was an important and useful citizen. Representative twelve years ; Selectman fifteen years ;
Town Clerk four years ; he was repeatedly appointed by the General Court on important



BRANCH OF DANIEL 537

1727. She probably died before he did, which would be a reason why the "West-
erly part of the dwelling house," as dower, was not set off from his estate. See
below.

Peter Newton, a young man from Holden, was warned from Rutland, Novem-
ber 29, 1757. The warrant was returned to the Court on February 7, 1758. The
Selectman evidently concluded to let him remain, for he married there the fol-
lowing May and settled in the town for the rest of his life. His children were
born there, and in the settlement of his estate, in 1802, he is styled Peter Newton
of Rutland. He left a will, and the case in Probate is No. 43,360.

He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, for a short time. Service: "Peter
Newton. Rutland. Private in Capt. David Bent's Company, Col. Nathaniel
Sparhawk's regiment, marched April 20, 1775 on Alarm to Cambridge, service
six days."

The First United States Census, 1790, shows Peter Newton of Rutland head
of a family with one other male above sixteen years, and three females.



CHILDREN.

4959. i. Samuel 5 , b. Sept. 24. 1759 ; d. at Rutland, July 15 or 16, 1822, aged 62. He

m. there. Feb. 14, 1787. "Patty" Linkfield. His widow died April 18,



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 82 of 131)