|Giles NEWTON||Elizabeth (Bettie) Terrell|
|bd. 1735? Henrico or Caroline Co., VA
dd. 15 Oct 1807
|Nancy Ann Newton b: 1760 in Charlotte Co., VA
Younger NEWTON Sr. b:1763 VA
Martha Newton b: 1765 in Charlotte Co., VA
Teresa Elizabeth Newton b: 16 JAN 1765 in Roanoke Co, VA
Mary Terrell Newton b: 1769 in Charlotte Co., VA
James Newton b: 1771 in Charlotte Co., VA
As a result of an civil war in England during the middle of the 1600's a flood of immigrants came to the America and in particular, Virginia.
The English colony in Virginia Colony had a significant population of gentry. Many of these were the younger sons of the English landed families that had been driven to the colony by the docture of primogeniture. Primogeniture was the legal doctrine of inheritance of the estate by the eldest son. Because of this docture younger sons often found themselves without any financial support once they were grown and emigration to Virginia offered them a ready opportunity for employment and the chance of achieving high social standing.
Vagrants, paupers, thieves, prisoners of war were all deported to Virginia so they would be out of the way of decent folk and could do no harm except to each other. But these were outnumbered by those that just wanted to make a new start and those that saw America as a tremendous economic potential.
The Newtons lived in Charlotte Co., VA and moved to Marlboro Co, SC in 1785. The Herndons followed.
/s/ 31st March 1804
/p/ 21st October 1807
Daus Martha Bullard, Ann Herndon and Elizbeth Summerall
Sons Younger Newton and James Newton
Grddtr Betty Postwood
Excr son Younger Newton and son-in-law Benjamin Herndon
Wit Chas Bright, Peter Stubbbs andd Lewis Melone
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~markfreeman/terrell2.html 85. Elizabeth5 Terrill (James4 Terrell, William3, [Unknown]2, Robert1) was born Abt. 1736 in Caroline Co., VA. She married Giles Newton. He was born Abt. 1735 in Caroline Co., VA.
Notes for Giles Newton:
A resident of Henrico Co., VA prior to the Revolution; later resided Marlboro Co., SC.
http://paynedaniel.com/rogerdani/d7.htm Daniel Cargill, born 6/15/1723, birth in registry of Bristol Parish Church, Prince George Co., VA. Given his mother's maiden name. Married Mary Allen. Their children were: Nancy Cargill (b. VA; mentioned in father Daniel's will; m. Littleberry Harvey),John Allen Cargill (b. VA; m. Rachel Lester; d. 1808), Sally Cargill (b. VA), Elizabeth "Betty" Sarah Cargill (b. 1765 VA; mentioned in father Daniel's will; m. Younger Newton, son of Giles Newton), Jenny Cargill (mentioned in father Daniel's will;; d. young), Lucy Cargill (mentioned in father Daniel's will;; m. Francis Barnes), Daniel Cargill, Jr. (mentioned in father Daniel's will), Cornelius Daniel Cargill (mentioned in father Daniel's will). Was a Colonial soldier in Lunenburg Co., VA Militia.
http://home.earthlink.net/~bwjohnson/rand_mem.htm H.C. NEWTON. The present generation of Newtons, one of the oldest and most influential families of the palmetto state, is represented in Randolph county, Ga., by H.C. Newton, a successful merchant of Cuthbert. They are descendents of the Newtons of England.
His great-grandfather, Giles Newton, was a resident of Henrico county, Va., and reared a family of two sons and four daughters as follows: James Newton, Younger Newton, Martha Bullard, Elizabeth Summerall, Ann Herndon and Portwood.
He and his two sons, James and Younger, served as patriots in the war of the revolution, at the close of which they moved with their families to Marlboro district, S.C., and entered and purchased large tracts of land on both sides of the North and South Carolina line.
Having amassed quite a fortune in lands and chattels, he died Oct 15, 1807, leaving to his wife, Bettie Newton, several plantations and quite a number of negroes and cattle. James Newton died a resident of Marlboro district, S.C., in 1836. He names in his will three sons and three daughters, as follows: James newton, William Newton, Pleasant Newton, Martha Wright, Elizabeth Purnell and Sarah Adams. Of these, Pleasant died a resident of Marlboro district, S.C. James and William moved away, probably to North Carolina or Georgia.
Younger Newton, son of the above-named Giles Newton, was born in Henrico county, Va, in 1761, spent his early manhood in defense of his country, and after the British yoke had been broken and independent, he took to himself a wife--Miss Curghill, of Roanoke, Va.--and moved with his father and brother, James, to Marlboro district, S.C., and reared a large and industrious family, consisting of five sons and five daughters, as follows: Giles Newton, moved to Georgia or Alabama; Benjamin Newton, moved to Indiana; Younger Newton; Cornelius Newton; Daniel Newton; Sallie, married Mose Parker and moved to Ohio; Nancy, married John Usher; Julia, married John P. Adams; Elizabeth, married Samuel Snead, and moved to North Carolina; Mary.
Younger Newton, grandson of Giles Newton, and father of H.C. Newton, was born in Marlboro district, S.C., June 6, 1792, served in the war of 1812, at the close of which he married a Miss Smith, of North Carolina. To this union were born six sons and two daughters, as follows: Giles; Cornelius; Alexander; Anderson; William; Younger S.; Ann and Elizabeth. Having lost his wife in the year 1840. he married Miss Harriet Covington, of North Carolina, daughter of Bexley Covington, and his first wife, who was a Miss Hunter. To this union were born thirteen children, five of whom died in infancy, the remaining eight are as follows: John C., killed at Drury's bluff, May, 1864; David D.; Martha, married A.B. Covington; Dudley C., died in Mississippi, Tallahatchie county, July, 1871; Nancy, married P.E. Odom; Peter S.; Frances, married H.C. Northam; H.C., subject of this sketch.
H.C. Newton was born April 11, 1855, in Marlboro district, S.C., was the tenth child of his parents, and is the youngest son now living. He was given an excellent education, first going to private schools for his youthful instruction, then to Boykin and Pine Grove academies, in preparing for a course at Wofford college, in South Carolina. He would have graduated from the latter institution, but left his studies four months before the completion of the term, to accept a position as bookkeeper at Rockingham, N.C. He then began his business career by opening a merchandise store near the old home place of his family. He conducted this two years, then taught school for three years, after which he again turned his attention to mercantile life and opened a store at the same place, which was named after him--Newtonville. He was the first postmaster of the village, and served eight years. In 1892 he moved to Marion county, S.C., to accept the position of principal of Peedee academy. The following winter, he came to Georgia and settled near Cuthbert, on the old Mattox homestead. This he afterward sold, and now resides is Cuthbert, where he is engaged in the mercantile business.
Mr. Newton takes a prominent part in politics and is a leader in the people's party. He was nominated on this ticket in 1804 for the general assembly, and with the energy, characteristic of the man, started in on a systematic campaign; but it was discovered that he could not legally hold the position to which he was nominated, as he had not been a resident of the state long enough. Mr. Newton accepted the situation gracefully, and retiring from the ticket, gave his successor the same efforts he would have exerted for himself.
Mr Newton was married to Myrtle A. Newton, of the same county as his own. She was educated at Boykin academy. They have one child, Gertrude. The family belongs to the Methodist church. Mr. Newton is a master Mason, and a member of the Kappa Alpha society. Mrs. H.C. Newton is a daughter of Ira L.P. Newton, who was a son of the above-named Daniel Newton. She is the first born in a family of ten--five daughters and five sons.
Her oldest brother, L.S. Newton, a bright and energetic youth, recently graduated from the Georgia-Alabama Business college, at Macon, Ga., and is now stenographer for H.H. Newton, at Bennettsville, S.C.
Cornelius Newton, uncle of H.C. Newton, was born Dec. 25, 1797, was too young for service in the war of 1812, but defended the flock of his father from the wolves and panthers, while his older brothers were defending their country from British invasion. He married Miss Dorcas Purnell, in 1818, reared a family of seven sons and seven daughters, the youngest of which, H.H. Newton, at the age of sixteen, joined his brothers in defense of the Confederacy, where he served three years. He was badly wounded at Haw's shop, near Coal Harbor, Va., May 28, 1864. He graduated from Wofford college July, 1869; was admitted to the bar at Bennettville, S.C., 1870. He was married to Miss Martha Johnson, May 28, 1872. Of that union only one son was born--H.H. Newton, Jr.--who graduated from the same institution, June, 1805. Having lost his wife, he married Miss Mary Elizabeth McRae, of which union three daughters were born--Mary, Anna and Elizabeth. Anna died in 1887, and her mother in 1888. He then married Mrs. Kate McCall Monroe, to which union three daughters have been born--Katie M., Martha and Julia.
He (H.H. Newton) has served as delegate to numerous conventions, both political and religious; was delegate to the straight-out convention that nominated Hampton in 1876, and was largely instrumental in liberating his state from carpet-bag rule of that period; represented his county in the state legislature, 1880-82, declining to permit his friends to run him for same a second time; served as solicitor of the fourth circuit six years; served as a delegate to numerous annual conferences of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, and twice made delegate to the general conference. He is correspondent for the "Commercial Law association", and has a large and lucrative practice in his section of his state. This branch of the Newton family are, with one or two exceptions, exclusively an agricultural people, and Methodist in religious belief.
http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/surnames.newton/1753 Giles NEWTON b. ca. 1740 m. Elizabeth (Betty) TERRELL about 1760. Their family was: Ann NEWTON b. ca. 1761 m. Benjamin HERNDON; Younger NEWTON b. 30 Aug. 1753 m. Elizabeth (Betty) CARGILL; Elizabeth NEWTON b. 16 Jan. 1765, m. Thomas SUMMERALL; Martha NEWTON b. ca. 1766 m. Robert BULLARD; Giles NEWTON Jr. b. 1768 died young; James NEWTON b. ca. 1770 m. Sarah TERRELL 1792 in Halifax Co., VA.; Mary NEWTON b. 1776 m. Robert PORTWOOD in 1796 in Charlotte Co., VA.+
Does anyone know the parents of Giles NEWTON who married Betty TERRELL? Her parents were James and Mary Margaret [WATKINS] TERRELL. Giles did 15 Oct. 1807 in Marlboro Co., SC.
James Newton Says:
Henrico or "Henricus" is one of the earliest English settlements in the "new world." First set foot on by Captain Christopher Newport and his company (Captain John Smith, George Percy, Esq., Captain Gabriel Archer, and about 20 others) in 1607, the first perminant settlement was established by Sir Thomas Dale in 1611. It was a fortified settlement. Frame houses lined three streets, and the men had built a wooden church, a brick foundation for a permanent church, storehouses, watchtowers, and huts. In 1612 John Rolfe introduced new strains of mild tobacco which transformed the economy and his marrage to Chief Powhatan's daughter, Pocahontas, in 1614 provided a temporary peace with the Indians. In 1619 the Virginia Company established the City of Henrico as a plantation. Rapid growth followed and in 1622 an Indian uprising caused Henrico to be abandoned. In 1624, England assumed control of the colonies. In 1634, Virginia was divided into eight shires, or counties, one being Henrico. By 1640, the Henrico court was held at Varina. By 1752, the courthouse was moved to Richmond.+
Records about Giles and or his parents would have been moved from Varina to Richmond or in any accounts of the first settlement by Sir Thomas Dale.
See: DESCENDANTS OF GILES NEWTON I by Maxine Newton Gibson.
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