Robert Newton

8 June 1792–31 January 1878 (Age 85)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Newton was born on 8 June 1792, in North Carolina, United States, his father, George Newton, was 37 and his mother, Ursula Whitehead, was 36. He married Rebecca Tennessee Barnes on 11 May 1812, in Pulaski, Giles, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. He died on 31 January 1878, in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Five Points, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Newton
1792–1878
Rebecca Tennessee Barnes
1795–1881
Marriage: 11 May 1812
Thomas William Newton
1812–1896
Eliza A Newton
1817–
William C Newton
1815–1881
George S Newton
1819–1895
James H Newton
1821–1893
Martha A Newton
1823–1900
Robert Weekly Newton
1826–1892
Charles F. Newton
1827–1906
Ananias Monroe Newton
1828–1908
Mary Lang Newton
1835–1897

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 May 1812
Pulaski, Giles, Tennessee, United States
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

    John W Newton

    Male1778–1853Male

    Samuel T Newton

    Male1780–1856Male

    Female1782–1841Female

    Ruby Ranetta Newton

    Female1782–Female

    Samuel Newton

    Male1782–Male

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 4

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 7

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 38

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

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)

  • Robt Newton in household of A M Newton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Robert Newton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert Newton, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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