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at the homestead, and presumably not yet married. The will gives "To son
Horace $1,000, also furniture that was his mother's, also use of a room, etc. if
in need of it." He moved away from Paxton and settled in Mt. Holly, Vt.,
where he was a farmer. In 1865 he was living there. A man past his prime
then; his son Windsor managed the farm, and the father living in the house
with the son — as two families, I understand. The niece who visited them in
1865 writes: "I remember the large cheeses and the delicious honey — 40 hives
of bees — Uncle Horace used to bring to West Boylston to sell. He was a good
man — very religious. He was club-footed."

CHILDREN.

5503. i. Windsor 7 , b. .

5504. ii. Harriet 7 , b. .

5505. iii. Arminda 7 , b. .

5160. CHARLES LEWIS NEWTON 6 (Hezekiah 5 , Hezekiah 4 , Isaac 5 , Dan-
iel 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Hezekiah, Jr., and Lucy (Coggswell) Newton of Rut-
land, Mass., was born there June 21, 1784, and died there May 3, 1849, aged 64
years, 10 months, 12 days.

He married at Rutland, Mass., June 16, 1812 [P. R.] [May — , 1811, T. R.
perhaps the int.], Sophia Browning, daughter of Lieut. James and "Mrs. Eliza-
beth Estabrook" Browning* of Rutland, where she was born January 16, 1786.
She died February 22, 1862.



• Liect. James Browning (not traced) and Mrs. Elizabeth Estabrook m. in Rutland, Nov.
21, 1783. They had there Elizabeth, 1784; Sophia, Jan. 16, 1786; Hannah, 1787, d. y. ;
James, 1789 ; Alice, 1791 ; Daniel, 1792 ; Samuel, 1793 ; Charles, 1796 ; Rebecca, 1798 ;
Hannah, 1800; Charles, 1801.

I suppose Lieut. James Browning was a grandson of John Browning, b. in Scotland, who
d. in Rutland, 1749, aged 77. G. S.



BRANCH OF DANIEL 581

Mr. Newton's home place or places and where his children were born I do
not find. Eutland and Spencer records have slight mention of the family, until
the deaths. The Probate record, in list of cases, is : "1849. Charles L. Newton.
Kutland. Will. 43,083."

CHILDREN.

5506. i. Mary Ann 7 , b. Feb. 28, 1813; d. July — , 1875; m. [int. in Spencer, Sept.

9, 18401 Isaac Prouty of Spencer, whoin I suppose to be the son of
Thomas and Lois (Wood) Prouty of Spencer, b. there Dec. 9, 1798, and
baptized along with several other of his children, May 25, 1809. They
lived awhile in Spencer and had there three children and probably others.

5509. 1. Mary Ann 8 Prouty, b. June 1, 1844.

5510. 2. Julia Elizabeth* Prouty, b. Nov. 15, 1845.
3. , dau., b. March 28, 1847.

5511. 4. Jason Wood 8 Prouty, b. May 14, 1848.

5507. ii. Charles Browning 7 , b. Feb. 12, 1820; d. at Rutland, May 18, 1832, aged

12 yrs., 3 mos. G. S. "Only son of Charles L. and Sophia."

5508. iii. Julia Elizabeth 7 , b. Sept. 23, 1823 ; d. March 18, 1890 ; m. March 4, 1S50,

Charles Dwight Leonard. Children:

5512. 1. Ella Frances 8 Leonard, b. May 20, 1853 ; d. March 10, 1861.

5513. 2. Mary Elizabeth 8 Leonard, b. April 12, 1855.

5514. 3. Etta Rosella 8 Leonard, b. April 24, 1862; m. June 8, 1887, Irving E.

Comins. Children :

5515. 1. Edward I. 9 Comins, b. March 12, 1889.

5516. 2. Leonard Clark 9 Comins, b. July 18, 1895 ; d. Jan. 10, 1896.



5161. EMERY HULL NEWTON 6 (Hezekiah 5 , Hezekiah 4 , Isaac 3 , Daniel 2 ,
Richard 1 ), son of Hezekiah, Jr., and Lucy (Coggswell) Newton of Rutland,
Mass., was born there September 7, 1785, and died there September 21 or 24,
1826, aged 41. P. R.

He married at Spencer, Mass., November 28, 1816, Betsey Cunningham, daugh-
ter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Henderson) Cunningham of Spencer, where she was
born December 22, 1789. She died his widow, in Spencer, January 2, 1844,
aged 54.

Mr. Newton lived at some period of his life in Spencer and in Rutland, and
perhaps in Milford, Mass.

CHILDREN.

5517. i. Lewis 7 , b. , 1819; m., aged 25, in Spencer, Oct. 24, 1844, Mercenda

(or Maranda) May, aged 17, daughter of Artemas and Sally (Snow) May
of Spencer, where she was born July 7, 1827. Children in Spencer :
5521. 1. Sarah E. Newton 8 , b. July 8, 1845 [and prob. others].

5518. ii. Sarah 7 , b. , 1821 ; d. at Rutland, Aug. 18, 1826, aged 5. P. R.

5519. iii. Martha 7 , b. , 182- ; d. at Rutland, Sept. 4, 1825. P. R.

5520. iv. David 7 , b. , 1826; m. at Hopedale, Jan. 10, 1850, Sarah Jane Scott,

daughter of Lemuel and Ruth (Guild) Scott, born 1830. They were
married by Rev. Adin Bellou, historian of Milford, Mass., who states of
them : "No children to my knowledge. Mrs. Sarah perished in the great
fire of Jan. 23, 1871. I think her husband died some time before."



5162. GUY STAFFORD NEWTON 6 (Hezekiah 5 , Hezekiah 4 , Isaac 3 , Dan-
iel 2 , Richard 1 )* son of Hezekiah, Jr., and Lucy (Coggswell) Newton of Rutland,
Mass., was born there, June 16, 1787, and died at Worcester, Mass., October 12,
1838, aged 51.

He married at Leicester, Mass., or Rutland, Mass. (intention in both places),
February 23, 1812, P. R., Dorothy Davis of Rutland, daughter of Eliakim and
Dorothy (Hunt) Davis* of Rutland, where she was bom February 22, 1789.



* Dorothy Hunt, b. in Rutland, Oct. 27, 17G3 ; d. there June 10, 1810, aged 5."., was dau.
of Ebenezer, Jr., and Deliverance (Newton) Hunt. [See Jaazaniah Newton and note.] She
m. [int. Dec. 8, 1781, in Rutland] Eliakim Davis, son of Jesse and Hannah (Estabrook)



5523.


ii.


5524.


in.


5525.


tiv.


5526.


v.


5527.


VI.



582 NEWTON GENEALOGY

She died at Worcester, September 29, 1870, aged 81. Her sister, Isabella Davis,
married William Horace Newton 6 , brother of Guy S 6 .

Mr. Newton lived for a time after marriage in Leicester, Mass. The first
two children were born there, after which he moved across the town line into
Worcester, where all the other children were born, and where he spent the rest
of his life. His estate was administered in 1838. Number of the case in Pro-
bate Court, 43,187. No will. The estate of his widow, Dorothy Newton of
Worcester, no will, was administered in 1870, No. 43,107 of Probate Court.

CHILDREN.

5522. i. Zelotes 7 , b. March 23, 1814 ; d. Sept. 20, 1838, aged 24. T. R. & Dr. Rec.
His estate was administered in 1838, Worcester. No will. No. 43,477.

Delia 7 , b. Dec. 25, 1815 [Dr. Rec] ; d. Oct. 9, 1838.

George 7 , 1st, b. June 7, 1818 ; d. Sept. 11, 1819.

George 7 , 2d, b. Aug. 17, 1820 ; in. Eliza Flagg.

Lucy 7 , b. Jan. 11, 1822 ; d. May 12, 1839.

Isabella 7 , b. Oct. 19, 1823 ; d. May 28, 1882, in her 59th year. She mar-
ried at Worcester. Mass., Oct. 19, 1841, as his second wife, Leonard
Eddy, then of Leicester, son of Samuel and Sarah (Hart) Eddy of Oxford,
Mass. His first wife was Lucretia Stone, who d. at Leicester, Oct. 30,
1840, aged 26, leaving a daughter, Lucy Eddy, b. Nov. 20, 1836. P. R.
Children by 2d wife were :

5533. 1. Eliza Ann 8 Eddy, b. Jan. 16, 1844, at Leicester.

5534. 2. William Leonard 8 Eddy, b. June 1, 1845, at Leicester.

5535. 3. Lucretia Stone 8 Eddy, b. March 31, 1847, at Leicester.

5536. 4. Frank Newton* Eddy, b. Nov. 6, 1852.

5537. 5. Samuel Austin 8 Eddy, b. July 5, 1854.

5538. 6. Isabella Newton* Eddy, b. Nov. 7, 1856.

5539. 7. Jennie Maria 8 Eddy, b. Oct. 28, 1858.

5540. 8. Ernest Lincoln 8 Eddy, b. Oct. 3, 1867.

5528. tvii. James 7 , b. Jan. 29, 1825 ; m. Elizabeth Slade Anthony.

5529. viii. Dorothy Ann 7 , b. Aug. 7, 1826; d. at Leicester, June 23, 1847, aged 21.

G. R. She married at Leicester, Mass., Sept. 6, 1843, Timothy Earle,

son of Silas and Rachel ( ) Earle of Leicester, where he was born

Aug. 14, 1821. She had in Worcester :

5541. 1. Rachel Ann 8 Earle, b. Oct. 25 or 26, 1844 ; d. April 16, 1902.

5542. 2. Silas 8 Earle, b. , 184- ; d. May 23, 1847. Infant, G. R.

5530. tix. William Stafford 7 , b. April 16, 1828; m. Rachel J. Geil.

5531. x. Elizabeth Southwick 7 , b. Jan. 29, 1831 ; d. Aug. 9, 1877, aged 46 ; m.

March 7, 1855, Albert Conant Buttrick, son of Olvin and Louisa Eliza-
beth (Sweetser) Buttrick* of Chelmsford, Mass. He was born Sept. 2,
1829, and May 7, 1907, was living in Worcester, Mass.

5532. xi. Isaac 7 , b. Sept. 13, 1835 ; d. March 23, 1837.



5163. WILLIAM HOEACE NEWTON 6 (Hezekiah 5 , Hezekiah 4 , Isaac 3 , Dan-
iel 2 , Eichard 1 ), son of Hezekiah, Jr., and Lucy (Coggswell) Newton of Eutland,
Mass., was born there May 25, 1789, and died there August 3 or 5, 1834, P. E.
August 4, G. S. in Eutland.

Davis of Rutland, where he was b. March 28, 1761. They had in Rutland : Clare, 1783 ;
Deliverence, 1785 ; Sally, 1787 ; Dorothy, Feb. 22, 1789 ; m. Guy Stafford Newton ; Joseph,
1791 ; Isabella, 1793 ; m. William H. Newton ; Hannah, 1795 ; Charles, 1797 ; Alice, 1799.

Jesse Davis (son of Daniel and Lydia) was b. in Rutland, May 24, 1740 ; d. there March 12,
1807; m. June 5, 1760, Hannah Estabrook 1 (dau. of Daniel and Hannah), b. June 22, 1741.
They had in Rutland Eliakim, 1761, and Simon, 1762.

Daniel Estabrook* (Daniel 3 , Daniel 2 , Rev. Joseph 1 ), b. abt. 1705; d. 1799, aged 94; m.

Hannah , who d. 1775, aged 62. They had Daniel 5 , 1737 ; d. 1740 ; Hannah 5 , 1741 ;

m. Jesse Davis above ; Abigail 5 , 1745 ; Thaddcus 5 , March 2, 1748 ; m. Deliverence Hunt
f sister of Dorothy above] ; Benjamin 5 , 1750; John 5 , 1752; Anna 5 , Dec. 30, 1754; m. Joseph
Hunt [brother of Dorothy above] ; Elizabeth 5 , 1758.

* Olvin Buttrick was b. in Chelmsford, Mass., March 11, 1804 ; d. in Worcester, Mass.,
Sept. 7, 1877 ; m. in 1828, Louisa Elizabeth Sweetser, b. in Taxton, Mass., April 24, 1807 ;
d. in Worcester, Mass., Sept. 1, 1878. Their children were: Albert Conant, b. Sept. 2, 1829,
living (1907) in Worcester; Louisa Ann. b. May 18, 1835; d. April 22, 1898; twin boys,
b. ; d. infants; Adalaide R. Buttrick, b. April 8, 1841; d. Aug. 4, 1885.



BRANCH OF DANIEL 583

He married at Rutland, June 4, 1815, Isabella Davis, a sister of his brother's
wife, daughter of Eliakim and Dorothy (Hunt) Davis* of Rutland, where she
was born February 15, 1793. Widow Isabella Newton died at Rutland, August
23 or 24, 1841, aged 49. Burial with headstone at Rutland. In the administra-
tion of her estate she is designated as of Worcester. No will. 1841. No. 43,219
in Probate Court.

Mr. Newton lived part, certainly, of his married life in Rutland. The record
of births of his children I do not find. He probably had others than the two
here given.

He died intestate and his estate was settled by his brother, Guy S. Newton,
in 1834, at Rutland. The following abstract of administration explains itself.

1832. William H. Newton, Rutland. 434G4 A.

Petition for appointment of guardian as spendthrift.

Declination of Isabelle, the widow, to act as administratrix.

Declination of Thomas Newton to act as administrator.

Bond of Guy S. Newton appointed administrator, September 2, 1834.

$10,000

Charles L. Newton )

Charles Browning j Sureties
Inventory
Real Estate $1740.
Personal Estate $2441.79

Charles L. Newton is brother of Wm. H. ; and Charles Browning is brother of Sophia
Browning, wife of Charles L. Newton. I do not know who the Thomas Newton is —
perhaps a son of William and Isabelle.

CHILDREN.

5543. i. Angeline 7 , b. , 1825; m. (aged 23), June 24, 1848, at Rutland, Hiram

M. Bemis of North Brookfield.

5544. tii. William Horace 7 , Jr., b. Oct. 29, 1828, "at Rutland" (but not on the

record) ; m. Lydia P. Dewing.



5169. DEACON WILLARD NEWTON 6 (Nathan B. 5 , Hezekiah*, Isaac 3 ,
Daniel 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Nathan Brigham and Mary (Stewart) Newton of
Royalston, Mass., was born there March 6, 1783, and died there March — , 1864,
aged 81.

He married at Royalston, December 10, 1811, Phebe Emerson, daughter of
Joseph and Rebecca (Nichols) Emerson^ of Reading and Royalston, Mass. She
was born at Royalston, October 4, 1785, and died there .

At marriage Mr. Newton is mentioned as "of Reading." His descendants
state that he "resided in, and never removed from, Royalston." His children
were all born at Royalston. His lands, in part received from his father, and in
part owned by purchase. "Before the War of 1812, Royalston had an independant
organization, called the 'Royalston Grenadiers,' and during the campaign of 1814,
when the British naval force were threatening the northern sea-coast, they
received orders to march at once for Boston (Saturday evening, Aug. 9, 1814).
They mustered the next day, attended divine service with their friends, and
started for the capital of the State. They were discharged after thirty-five days
service and returned home without casualty." [Royalston Memorial, 1865.]

* For Davis and Hunt pedigrees see Jaazaniah Newton 1 (4253) and Guy S. Newton 8
(5162) and notes.

| Joseph Emerson, from Reading, Mass., settled in Royalston. He had seen service in the
Revolution and was a pensioner of that war. He married before coming to Royalston,
Rebecca Nichols, who died his widow, Sept. 5, 1837, aged 87. He died Jan. 30, 1837, aged
86 ; both at Royalston. Their children born there were : Nancy, 1780 ; Polly, 1783 ; Phebe,
Oct. 4, 1785 ; Sally, 1788 ; Elias, 171)1.



584 NEWTON GENEALOGY

Among the list of officers who went with this company were Ensign Willard
Newton, promoted Colonel of the Fifth Regiment, 2d Brigade, 7th Division, and
Sergeant Elmer Newton, promoted Colonel of the same regiment later on.
"The Royalston Brigade were all six footers." "The title of 'Col.' stuck to
Willard Newton to the end, and he was every inch a Colonel. Six feet two
inches in height and straight as a ramrod at 81." This short service makes
both Col. Willard and Col. Elmer to have been soldiers of the War of 1812-1814.
Thus does every generation have its opportunity to show its loyalty and patriot-
ism in defense of its country.

The will of Willard Newton of Royalston was probated in 1864, No. 43,456
in the Probate Court cases.

The lands and home of Col. Willard joined the original homestead of his
father [that has passed on to Dea. Elmer 6 , and now to Phinehas S. 7 ], Nathan
Brigham Newton, and was willed by Col. Willard to his grandson, Ebenezer
Perkins Newton, then an infant, who is still its proprietor and occupant.



CHILDREN.

5545. ti. Horatio Danforth 7 , b. Oct. 5, 1812; m. Annette J. Perkins.

5546. ii. Nancy Emerson 7 , b. Aug. 18, 1814 [Aug. 13, T. R.] ; d. in Winchenden,

Mass., Feb. 4, 1899, in her 85th year. She m. March 8, 1859, as his
second wife, Samuel Smith of Winchenden, Mass., where he died Aug. 22,
1871, aged 75. She had no children.

5547. tiii. George Brigham 7 , b. Dec. 1, 1816 ; m. Louise Newton Haven.

5548. iv. Phebe 7 , b. , 1823; d. at Royalston, May 13, 1842, aged 19; heart

5549. v. Lucy Eliza 7 , b. June 12, 1828; d. at Winchenden, Aug. 14, 1904, aged 76;

a school teacher before her marriage ; m. April 6, 1854, Wheeler Poland
of Winchenden, Mass., son of Simon B. and Betsey (Wheeler) Poland
of Winchenden, where he was born Oct. 1, 1830. He was living in Win-
chenden in 1907. Formerly a teacher ; later a dealer in real estate and
executor of estates. A man of letters and mental ability. No children.



5171. HEZEKIAH NEWTON 6 (Nathan B. 5 , Hezekiah 4 , Isaac 3 , Daniel 2 ,
Richard 1 ), son of Nathan Brigham and Mary (Stewart) Newton of Royalston,
Mass., was born there February 12, 1787, and died there, October 26, 1852.

He married at Boston, Mass., July 20, 1817, Eliza Lewis, daughter of William
and Eliza (Picket) Lewis of Danvers, Mass., where she was born July 29, 1789.
She died at Leominster, Mass., January 1, 1862. Her mother, Eliza Picket, was
of Marblehead, Mass.

Mr. Newton left his native town when about twenty-one years old and went
into the drygoods business with his brothers George and Phinehas in Boston, on
Cornhill — the fashionable shopping district. The firm failed during the finan-
cial distresses of 1814-1816. Sometime afterward, about 1831 or 1832, at his
father's request, he returned to Royalston and carried on the business of the
home farm, where, although it is a beautiful place and he was happy and pros-
perous there, yet overwork brought on paralysis, and he died after long years
of illness.

The patriotism that most of his name seem to have, led him to go out as a
volunteer, not registered, in the War of 1812-1814, to serve one night in guard-
ing Charlestown bridge.

The Probate Court records show the estate of Hezekiah Newton of Royalston
to have been administered, without a will, in 1852. Number of case, 43,208.

The first six children were born at Boston, the last three were born at Royal-
ston.



BRANCH OF DANIEL 585

CHILDREN.

5550. i. Eliza Lewis 7 , b. Feb. 23, 1819; d. at Leominster, Mass., April 8, 18G1;

unm. ; educated in Boston public scbools until her father moved to Royal-
ston about 1832, then attended an academy at Royalston. She began
teaching at the age of seventeen years, and continued it every year uinil
her death. She had much decision of character ; was dignified in manner
and of fine physique. It is needless to say she was a successful teacher.
But more than that, she was preeminently the helper in the home and its
strongest influence, owing to the long illness of her father, and the con-
sequent broken health of her mother.

5551. ii. Harriet Bullock 7 , b. March 31, 1821 ; d. at Boston, May 14, 1825.

5552. tiii. George Brigham 7 , b. March 17, 1823 ; m. Jane Stone.

5553. iv. Mary Stewart 7 , b. May 16, 1825 ; d. June 25, 1877, at Brookline, Mass. ;

unm. Her youngest sister writes of her : "Mary took care with a light
heart. She was as faithful and true as Eliza ; helping when needed with
her skillful needle. When the distressing illness of Eliza and mother
came we grew very close together, and after they were gone we kept our
home with but one purse, which our efforts kept filled."

5554. v. William Lewis 7 , b. Jan. 5, 1828 ; d. at Boston, Oct. 29. 1829.

5555. vi. William Lewis 7 (2d), b. June 13, 1830; d. at Boston, Sept. 23, 1830.

5556. vii. Harriet Bullock 7 (2d), b. April 13, 1832; d. Jan. 5, 1890, at Brookline,

Mass. ; m. at Leominster, Mass., Aug. 26, 1857. Daniel Webster Phelps,
son of Sumner and Dolly (Wilder) Phelps of Leominster, where he was
born April 19, 1833. T. R. He d. before 1877 ; piano maker. Resided at
Leominster and at Brookline. They had three children ; the two youngest
were born at Brookline.

5559. 1. Newton 8 Phelps, b. July 25, 1858, at Leominster ; d. at Brookline Nov. 7,

1867.

5560. 2. Mary Catherine 8 Phelps, b. July 25, 1860; m. at Brookline, Oct. 3, 1906,

Benjamin R. Wheeler of Brookline, Mass., where they reside at No. 18
Aspinwall Ave.

5561. 3. Sarah Newton 8 Phelps, b. Dec. 13, 1869 ; m. at Brookline, June — , 1906,

Charles W. Tuekey, then of Brookline. They were living in Winchester
in 1909.

5557. viii. Gorham Palfrey 7 , b. June 3, 1834 ; d. at Royalston, May 27, 1850.

5558. ix. Sara Derby 7 , b. March 11, 1837; living (1914) at No. 18 Aspinwall Ave.,

Brookline, Mass., which has long been her home. She never married. She
has been one of those family "guardian angels" without which the world
would be a dreary place. A teacher. A lady of culture and refinement.
She began teaching in the public school at Leominster, 1866 to 1873 ; in
Brookline, 1873 to 1889 ; and since that time up to 1908, she has been
just as busy in private teaching in her own home. In reply to my query,
she writes of herself : "Mary died in 1877 and I wanted to go with her.
But Harriet was a widow with two little girls, and I have had some-
thing worth living for. I have not done it in the way I would have
chosen, but have not yielded to circumstances until I have wrung some-
thing out of them. So here I am living on 'borrowed time.' I have not
asked for it, but I want to use it well ; and some day hope it will quickly
and silently steal away. My mother — the little good that I have accom-
plished has been done in her name."

5174. DEACON ELMER NEWTON 6 (Nathan B. 5 , Hezekiah 4 , Isaac 8 , Dan-
iel 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Nathan Brigham and Mary (Stewart) Newton of Royal-
ston, Mass., was born there April 17, 1793, and died at Royalston, March — , 1880.

He married at LTolden, Mass., January 9, 1823, Adaline Estabrook, daughter
of Ebenezer, Jr., and Ruth (Jones) Estabrook* of Holden, where she was born
February 17, 1800. She died at Royalston, April — , 1863. She bore him six
children.

* Estabrook. For the previous generations sec notes to James K. Newton 8 , and Nathan B.
Newton 8 .

Ebenezer Estabrook 6 , Jr. (Ebenezer*, Joseph 3 , Joseph-. Rev. Joseph 1 ), son of Capt. Eben-
ezer and Ruth (Reed) Estabrook of Holden, was b. there Feb. 1!>, 1704, and d. there June 16,

1831. He m. March 2G, 1793, Ritii .Tones. He m. (2) . His daughter, AdolineP,

b. 1800, m. Elmer Newton".



586 NEWTON GENEALOGY

Mr. Newton resided in Koyalston all the days of his life. As a young man he
was a member of the independent military organization of the town called the
"Royalston Grenadiers" with the rank of Sergeant and was promoted to be
Colonel of the Fifth Regiment, Second Brigade, Seventh Division. The company
was called out August 9, 1814, and marched to Boston to resist the British (as
narrated under the heading of his brother Willard, who also was a member of
it; which see). Mr. Newton's title of "Col." was not used in his later years.
He became a deacon of the First Congregational Church at Koyalston, and was
called "Deacon Newton." Since all of that military organization were "six-
footers," it follows that Deacon Newton was not under average size.

In due course, Deacon Newton became proprietor of his father's homestead
and fine estate. The family were prominent citizens of Royalston. Col. Elmer
Newton was one of the Selectmen of the town in 1841. He was chosen Repre-
sentative to the General Court in 1849. In 1865 he and his widowed sister were
the only surviving members of his father's large family, and at this writing
(1912) only one of his own children remains alive to keep the glow of living
light on the old hearthstone.

The will of Elmer Newton of Royalston was probated in 1880. It is case
No. 43,140 in Probate Court.

CHILDREN.

5562. i. Sophia Fat 7 , b. Oct. 25, 1824 ; d. at Royalston, July 1. 1893.

5563. tii. Charles Homer 7 , b. May 13, 1828; m. (1) Harriet Meade; m. (2) Adelle

Estabrook.

5564. iii. Phinehas Stewart 7 , b. Aug. 20, 1832 ; unru. ; was living 1914 "on the

spot where Nathan B. Newton lived and died," in Royalston, Mass.
The following from the list of Members of the Massachusetts Legislatures,
1899 : "Worcester County. District 1. For towns of Athol, Phillipston
and Royalston. — Phinehas Newton, Republican, of Royalston, was born
in that town Aug. 20, 1832, educated in its public schools, including its
High School. Manufacturer of palm-leaf hats, and a farmer. Assessor
in 1894, 1896, 1897; Selectman in 1891 to 1898. On committee on
prisons in House of 1899. Vote of district : Phinehas S. Newton,
Republican, 626; all others, 4." Mr. Newton retains the spirit of his
young manhood in a wonderful degree — the spirit that leads a man to be
up and doing things, thus keeping the physical up to its best to resist
the encroachment of years. After the death of his mother, his sister was
the family housekeeper until her own death in 1S93. Mr. Newton spends
most of the year on the farm, making a southern trip occasionally, and in
his manufacturing venture he was successful financially.

Martha 7 , b. May 28, 1836 ; d. Dec. 26, 183!t.

Edward Elmer 7 , b. Feb. 5, 1841 ; m. Martha Cole.

George Mirrick 7 , b. Sept. 7, 1813 ; d. Feb. 3, 1847.

5175. PHINEHAS NEWTON 6 (Nathan B. 3 , Hezekiah 4 , Isaac 3 , Daniel 2 ,
Richard 1 ), son of Nathan Brigham and Mary (Stewart) Newton of Royalston,
Mass., was born there February 28, 1795, and died at Pass Christian, Miss.,
, 1878.

He married, in 1833, Eliza Hughes, born in New York in 1818. They removed
to the South' and lived in Louisiana and Mississippi.



5568. i. Cora Stewart 7 , b. Dec. 31, 1835, at Alexandria. La. ; d. at Mississippi City,

Miss., Feb. 10, 1883; m. at Pass Christian. Miss., .Tan. 17, 1856, Frederick
Searles Hewes, b. at New Orleans, La., May 25, 1830.

Their several places of residence are indicated by where their children
were born. I have not been given their homo place or itinerary. Children:

5569. 1. Maria Bearle* Hewes, b. March 20, 1857, at New Orleans, La.; was

living in 1008: address. No. 1521 Octanci St.. New Orleans, La.

5570. 2. Elizabeth Kate* Hewes, b. Nov. 26. 185S, at Pass Christian, Miss. ; m. at

New Orleans, La., Oct. 20, 1S97, George Marr Carson of Tuscaloosa,
Ala.



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5571. 3. Newton Heine 9 Hewes, b. Nov. 26, 1860, at Pass Christian, Miss. ; in. at



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