ŠJoe M. Newton
Born about 1775 in Virginia
Died 22 August 1835 - Buried at Ebenezer (Craig) Cemetery in Butler County, Alabama
Note (Speculation): I have found that there is a genetic link between our family and several families that trace their ancesters to the Isle of Wight, VA area. Records show that there was a Benjamin Newton living in this area in the later part of the 1700s, but is has not been proven that he was in our family. I believe that this Benjamin Newton may have been the father of Amos Newton and that is why he named his first born son "Benjamin." Many Virgina and North Carolina records
have been lost or destroyed, so tracing Amos's path backward is difficult.
One hundred acres in said state and county on both sides of Bailey's Mill Swamp including his mill beginning at a pine on the east side of the swamp running north seventeen east ninety poles to a large pine then north seventy-three west one hundred and ninety poles to a stake thence seventy-three east one hundred and eighty poles to the beginning.
Two hundred acres in said state and county on the west side of Handley's (Harley's) Mill Swamp beginning at a pine near mill path and running north forty-six chains to a stake east forty-three chains and fifty links to a pine east forty-six chains to a stake west forty-three chains and fifty links to the beginning.
Two hundred and twelve acres in said state and county beginning at a maple in Braswell Hunt's old line on the south east side of Handley's (Harley's) branch and runs south along that line twelve chains and fifty links to a stake and two pine in his own line then eighty-nine west along that line twelve chains fifty links to a dead pine and black jack then east along his other line forty-six chains to a dead pine then south seventy west forty chains then north twenty west twenty-nine chains then north forty east to and with the line of his new survey forty-six chains to a stake by a white oak and a pine thence the direct line to the beginning.
One hundred forty-eight acres in said county on both sides of Hanley's Mill Swamp beginning at an oak on the northwest side of the swamp his ______ and runs north two degrees west along his line forty-six chains to a stake and three pines in Braswell Hunt's old line then east along that line nine chains to a stake and three pine then north twelve chains and twenty links to a black gum of Hunts comes thence south seventy-three east sixty chains eighty links to a stake by a pine and black gum thence south twenty-two chains and fifty links to a pine then east nine chains to a stake then south two chains to his line then north sixty-seven west along that line five chains to two pines then south twenty three west with and by and his other line seventy-one chains to a pine then north sixty-six west five chains to the corner of his mill survey then north sixteen east twenty two chains and fifty link then north seventy-four west thirty-eight chains then north five chains to a dead pine his corner then east forty-three chains and fifty links to the beginning.
To have and to hold the aforesaid bargained land with all woods, ways, water, water courses, all houses and all other heriditaments thereunto belonging unto the said Amos Newton his heirs and assigns I bind myself my heirs and assigns and do warrant and forever defend the right of title of said land unto the said Amos Newton his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year already written.
1 female 40 to 50 years old (Dicy) --- This would place her birth date between 1780 and 1790
1 male 20 to 30 years old (Thomas) --- This would place his birth date between 1800 and 1810
1 male 15 to 20 years old (Caswell) --- This would place his birth date between 1810 and 1815
1 male 10 to 15 years old (Amos, jr.) --- This would place his birth date between 1815 and 1820
1 female 10 to 15 years old (Jane) --- This would place her birth date between 1815 and 1820
1 female 5 to 10 years old (Sarah) --- This would place her birth date between 1820 and 1825
1st tract began at a large sweet gum and runs North 33 West 254 poles to a stake, then North 57 East 127 poles to a stake, then South 33 East 250 poles to a stake, then North 57 East 127 poles to the beginning, patented by John Willis bearing the date 17 January, 1799.
2nd tract contains53 acres and begins at a stake where Jesse Alrige's line intersects Benjamin Newton's line at the upper end of his plantation and runs with his own line South 33 east 53 chains to Edward Jenkins corner, then runs as his line North 56 East 5 chains and 50 links to a stake in the swamp at George Thompsons corner at a survey of 150 acres, then as that line up the swamp. North 19 West 39 chains to a stake in the line of his 200 acres survey, then as the line of that survey due West 9 chains, then due North until a line direct to and with Jesse Alriges line to the beginning.
3rd tract contains 11 acres situated on both sides of Jerrigan Branch beginning at a poplar in the south edge of said branch Robert Pittman's section corner of his 100 acres survey and runs No. 35 west 17 chains to a pine in Nathan Deam's line, then as his line North 30 East 15 chains to a stake in James Pittman's line, than as his line direct to the beginning.
Died 1846 - Buried at Ebenezer (Craig) Cemetery in Butler County, Alabama
I believe her father was Joseph Kitchens (Robeson County, NC), however, this has not been conclusively shown.
1 female less than 45 years old
1 male less than 10 years old
1 male less than 26 years old
2 female less than 10 years old
2 female less than 16 years old
Joe M. Newton