When Anna Newberry was born on 25 March 1777, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Jonathan Newberry, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Knapp, was 28. She married Gideon Rathbun in 1795, in Delhi, Delhi, Delaware, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Warren Township, Washington, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Pike Township, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 18 September 1866, in Jay, Indiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Portland, Wayne Township, Jay, Indiana, United States.
English: habitational name from any of the many places called Newbury, named with the Old English elements nēowe ‘new’ + burh ‘fortress, fortified town’ (see Newbury ).
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Le Neubourg in Eure, France.
History: Thomas Newberry emigrated from Devon, England, to Dorchester, MA, in 1634. Among his descendants were a number of very successful manufacturers and entrepreneurs, including the brothers Oliver (1789–1860) and Walter (1804–68) Newberry, whose prosperity was linked with the growth and development of Chicago.
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