Susan Newton

1831–after 1880 (Age 49)
Garrard, Clay, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Susan

When Susan Newton was born in 1831, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States, her father, Joseph Newton, was 34 and her mother, Lydia Back, was 28. She married Benjamin N. Asher on 11 May 1853, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died after 1880, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 50.

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Benjamin N. Asher
Susan Newton
Marriage: 11 May 1853
Sarah E. Asher
Joseph N. Asher
Charles William Asher
Lydian Asher
John Franklin Asher

Spouse and Children

11 May 1853
Garrard, Kentucky, United States


    Sarah E. Asher


    Charles William Asher


    Lydian Asher


    Joseph N. Asher


    John Franklin Asher


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places so named, from Old English nēowe ‘new’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English place name. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susie Newton in entry for John Frank Asher, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • Susan Newton in entry for Charles W. Asher, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • Susan Newton in entry for Sarah E. Asher, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"

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