John Newlin

8 April 1776–7 June 1867 (Age 91)
Cane Creek, Alamance, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John

When John Newlin was born on 8 April 1776, in Cane Creek, Alamance, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Newlin, was 28 and his mother, Deborah Lindley, was 22. He married Rebecca Westly Long on 19 April 1810. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Alamance, Alamance, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Alamance, North Carolina, United States in 1860. He died on 7 June 1867, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Snow Camp, Alamance, North Carolina, United States.

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John Newlin
Rebecca Westly Long
Marriage: 19 April 1810
James Newlin
Oliver Newlin
Jonathan Newlin
Cyrus Newlin
William Newlin
Mary Ann Newlin
Deborah Jane Newlin
Thomas Newlin
Gulielma Elma Newlin
Nancy H. Newlin

Spouse and Children

19 April 1810


    James Newlin


    Oliver Newlin



    Cyrus Newlin


    William Newlin


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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 13

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old French personal name Nevelon, continental Germanic Neveling, Nivelung ( see Niebling ).2 English: possibly a habitational name from East Newlyn, Cornwall, which takes its name from the patron saint of the church there, Niwelina.3 Probably an Americanized form of German Neuling, a nickname for a newcomer or inexperienced person, from Middle Low German nilinge ‘newly’, ‘recent’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Newlin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Newlin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Newlin, "North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index"

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