Benjamin Newton

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Benjamin Newton

Born 18 March 1808, North Carolina
Died 19 March 1883
Buried at Ebenezer (Craig) Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama

The 1850 census for Beat Number 8 in Butler County, Alabama shows Benjamin Newton to be a teacher and 44 years old. This census was taken 28 November 1850. Another census for Beat Number 1 in Butler County, Alabama shows Benjamin Newton to be a farmer with $300 real estate holdings and to be 42 years old. This census was taken 29 September 1850. These two recordings are for the same person since the wife and children are all the same. I think the the September census was given by Benjamin since the ages appear to be more accurate than those on the later census record. In addition, the November census record shows Benjamin as "Beny" and Eliza Jane as "Jane" wh ereas the September census shows Benjamin as "Benjamin" and Eliza Jane as "Eliza."

15 December, 1829

Will of John McQuaig. Mary McQuaig, Administrator. Citation dated 4 November, 1829. Mary McQuaig made suit for letters of Administration of her husband John McQuaig. Estate sale, 15 December, 1829: Purchasers included Benjamin Newton and Ethington Newton.

5 August 1833

Benjamin was appointed clerk of the Circuit Court in Butler County, Alabama

31 March 1834

40.06 acres for $50 - Certificate Number 18619 was issued for land described as: the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 18, Township 10, Range 15

9 February 1836

40.06 acres -- Certificate Number 27300 was issued for the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Township 10N, Range 15E

5 July 1836

40.06 acres -- Certificate Number 30230 was issued for the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Township 10N, Range 15E

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Eliza Jane Davis

Born 8 January 1817 in Abbeville, South Carolina
The 1850 census shows her to be 34 years old
Died 19 February 1863
Buried at Ebenezer (Craig) Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama
Married 15 November 1832

     

Eliza's Father: Robert Davis

Born about 1872 in Abbeville, South Carolina
Died 4 July 1832
Buried at Ebenezer (Craig) Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama

       

Children of Robert Davis

Harriet A. Davis (married John Perry)
Amanda Rose Anna Davis (married John R. Ernest)
Martha P. Davis (did not marry)
Eliza Jane Davis (married Benjamin Newton)
Malinda C. Davis (married Caswell Newton)
Rebecca Davis (R. R. Wright)
Henrietta S. Davis (did not marry)

     

Eliza's Mother

Jane M. Gray (Janie)

Born 16 August 1788 om Edgefield, South Carolina
Died 1 June 1873
Buried at Ebenezer (Craig) Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama
Married 23 March 1809


Jane's Father was William Gray (1750 - 16 August 1814, Abbeville, South Carolina, Married 1778)

Jane's Mother was Rosannah Griffin (1760 - 21 February 1830, Abbeville, South Carolina)

       

Children of William Gray

Rosannah (Rose) Gray (married James Craig)
John Gray (married Elizabeth Pettigrew)
Molly (or Mary) Gray (married Samuel Spence)
James Gray (married Elizabeth Roberts)
Jane Gray (married Robert Davis)
Arthur Gray (married Polly Adams)
Isabel (or Isabella) Gray (married Robert Pettigrew)
William Gray (married Mary Weed)
Rebecca Hutton Gray (married William Sims)
Anne (or Anna) Allen Gray (married Reuben M. Roberts)

   
Malinda Caroline Davis (Caswell Newton's wife) was Eliza Jane's sister

12 September 1863

The state of Alabama, Butler County. Know all men by these present that we Benjamin Newton, Hugh McCane and Nathaniel J. Robenson of the county and state aforesaid are held and firmly bound unto S. J. Bolling, Judge of the Probate Court of said county and his successors in office in the penal sum of two thousand dollars for which payment will and truly to be made and have bound ourselves, our heirs, our executors, and administrators jointly and singlely firmly by these present, sealed with our seals and dated this 22nd day of September A.D. Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-three. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Benjamin Newton has been appointed administrator of the estate of Eliza J. Newton, deceased, now if the said Benjamin Newton shall well and truly perform all the duties which are or maybe by law requested of him as such administrator then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.

Children

   

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Martha Jane Newton

Born 2 January 1834 in Butler County, Alabama

Died 19 April 1834

   

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Malinda Melvina Newton

Born 17 July 1835 in Butler County, Alabama

Died 25 July 1878

Received for Record on 11 February 1884

The State of Alabama, Butler County. Know all men by these present that we Benjamin Newton and Mary M. Newton (wife of said Benjamin Newton) of the county and state aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of $200 to us in hand paid by Sarah Jane Pryor, Emma J. Heighsmith and Mary Goodson, childred of my deceased daughter Malinda Melvina Goodson, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have this day bargained, sold, enfeoffed, conveyed, and do by these present, bargain, sell enfeoff and convey unto the said Sarah Jane Pryor, Emma J. Heighsmith and Mary Goodson, childred of said Melinda Melvina Goodson, deceased, the following described tract or parcel of lad, viz: the south east quarter of north west quarter and the north east quarter of south west quarter of secton 22, township 9, range 15, containing 80 acres more or less, situated, lying and being in the county of Butler and State of Alabama, to have and to hold the same unto the said Sarah Jane Pryor, Emma J. Heighsmith and Mary Goodson jointly, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever in fee simple, and we hereby covenant with the said Sarah Jane Pryor, Emma J. Heighsmith and Mary Goodson, their heirs and assigns that we are seized in fee of the aforegranted premises, and have the right to sell and convey the same and we do herby warrant the title to the aforegranted premises and agree forever to defend the same from the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever

   

 

B2S1

Nathaniel Y. Fife

Married 25 March 1852

   

 

 

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Sarah Jane Fife

Born 8 February 1852 in Butler County, Alabama

Died 16 March 1926

Buried at Ebenezer (Craig) Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama

   

 

 

 

B21S1

Patrick Henry Pryor

Born 15 November 1843

Died 7 November 1893

Buried at Ebenezer (Craig) Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama

   

 

 

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Emma J. Fife

   

 

 

 

B22S1

???? Heighsmith

   

 

B2S2

William Goodson

Married 9 December 1858 by Benjamin Newton at his home

   

 

 

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Mary Goodson

   

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Robert Ethington Newton

Born 16 December 1837 in Butler County, Alabama

Died 3 September 1862 at Clinton, TN

Buried at Ebenezer (Craig) Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama

21 October 1862

The state of Alabama, Butler County. Know all men by these present that we Benjamin Newton, Caswell Newton, and Amos Newton of the county and state aforesaid are held and firmly bound unto S. J. Bolling, Judge of the Probate Court of said county and his successors in office in the penal sum of $800 for which payment will and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators jointly and singlely firmly by these present, sealed with our seals and dated this 21st day of October 1862. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Benjamin Newton has been appointed administrator of the estate of Robert E. Newton, deceased, now if the said Benjamin Newton shall well and truly perform all the duties which are or maybe by law requested of him as such administrator then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.

   

B4

Mary Ann Newton

Born 20 July 1840 in Butler County, Alabama

Died 12 April 1864 (Paralysis)

Buried at Ebenezer (Craig) Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama

   

 

B4S1

George Washington Kirkland

Married 29 June 1861

   

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William Benjamin Newton

Born 1 January 1843 in Butler County, Alabama
Died 10 November 1863

   

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James Sidney Newton

Born 23 December 1844 in Butler County, Alabama

Died 10 January 1863 (Civil War)

James was with the 14th Alabama, Company F. He was wounded during the Battle of Fredericksburg and died of his wounds. It is thought that he enlisted with the 8th or 9th Alabama and was integrated into the 14th when the these units came under a unified command. No detailed record of his service has been found.

   

B7

Cornelius Theophilus Newton

Born 30 March 1849 in Butler County, Alabama

Died 25 August 1917 (Tuberculosis)

Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama

   

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Rebecca Frances Newton

Born 27 December 1851 in Butler County, Alabama

   

 

B8S1

William David Dicken

Died 30 November 1931

Married 25 November 1869

   

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Amanda Emaline Newton

Born 19 December 1853 in Butler County, Alabama

Died 30 May 1936

22 July 1882

The State of Alabama, Butler County. Know all men by these present that we Benjamin Newton and Mary M. Newton (wife of the said Benjamin Newton) of the county and state aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to us in hand paid by Amanda E. Newton, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have this day bargained, sold, enfeoffed, conveyed and by these present, bargain, sell, enfeoff and convey unto the said Amanda E. Newton the following described tract of parcel of land, viz: the west half of the south west quarter of section 15, township 9, range 15 containing eighty acres mores or less situated lying and being in the county of Butler and state of Alabama to have and to hold the same unto the said Amanda E. Newton her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever in fee simple, and we hereby covenant with the said Amanda E. Newton her heirs and assigns that we are seized in fee of the aforesaid premises and have the right to sell and convey the same and we do hereby warrant the title to the aforegranted premises and agree forever to defend the same from the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever. In testimony of all which we hereunto set our hands and seals this 28th day of July A.D. 1882.

   

 

B9S1

Robert M. Reeves

Married 12 October 1884

   

 

B9S2

Charles Dowd

Married 21 February 1889

   

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John Thomas Newton

Born 14 January 1856 in Butler County, Alabama

Died 20 July 1916
Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama

 

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Mary Ann Ernest

Born October 1829 in Georgia

Died April 14, 1914 and is buried at Fort Dale Cemetery

Married 28 January 1864
This was Benjamin's second wife. Mary was the daugther of Asa Ernest and Tabitha ????. In the 1880 census, Tabitha is living with Benjamin and Mary. She married M. M. Elder, who worked at a saw mill in Autuaga County, Alabama. He was killed shortly after 1860.

In some papers Mary's middle name is shown with the initial "M" , but I have not been able to find any reference where the middle name is spelled out.

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