John Newton

Brief Life History of John

When John Newton was born on 18 January 1840, in St Helens, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Newton, was 33 and his mother, Mary Houghton, was 31. He married Matilda Hawk in 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 October 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Newton
Matilda Hawk
Marriage: 1865
John Newton
William Augustus Newton
Frank Newton
Bernice Newton
Mary Caroline Newton
Matilda Newton

Sources (51)

  • John Newton in household of Rachel Golding, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Newton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Newton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places in England and Scotland so named, from Old English nīwe ‘new’ + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’, or Middle English neue ‘new’ + toun ‘settlement, town’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English placename. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

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

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