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
Rebecca Tennessee Barnes
Marriage: 11 May 1812
Thomas William Newton
Eliza A Newton
William C Newton
George S Newton
James H Newton
Martha A Newton
Robert Weekly Newton
Charles F. Newton
Ananias Monroe Newton
Mary Lang Newton

Spouse and Children

11 May 1812
Pulaski, Giles, Tennessee, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    John W Newton


    Samuel T Newton



    Ruby Ranetta Newton


    Samuel Newton


+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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