“An Old Citizen Dead.
“Mr. Carter NEWSOM, aged seventy-seven years, died at his residence on Tenth avenue at 2 a. m., yesterday, after an illness of one week. A wife and four children survive him, as follows: Officer J[ulius] H[enry] NEWSOM, Mrs. Nancy TARVIN, Mrs. Serena CALDWELL, and Mrs. Mary NEWSOM, all of Columbus. The funeral will take place at 9 a. m. today, and the interment will be made at Clapp’s factory burying ground.”
[Columbus (GA) Enquirer-Sun newspaper, Saturday, 18 APR 1896.]
Carter NEWSOME, b. ca. 1818 in Warren Co, GA, is the son of James & Elizabeth (NEWSOM) NEWSOM of Warren, Marion, and Harris Counties, Georgia. After James’ death ca. 1841, Elizabeth moved the family to Clapp’s Factory in Muscogee County. Carter married there on 09 FEB 1847 to Lucy Ann SMITH (ca. 1828 Clark Co, GA – bef. 1880).
Carter appears as a widower on p. 487D of the 1880 census of Nances District in Muscogee County. With him is his unmarried daughter Mary NEWSOM, age 35. Carter must have remarried, as he was survived by a wife. Carter NEWSOM m. 08 OCT 1878 in Muscogee Co, GA, to Mary TARVIN (LDS IGI NA). Don’t know what her kinship would be to Thomas TARVIN who married Carter’s daughter Nancy – also not clear if this is the same Carter or some other kin.
Nancy NEWSOME m. 26 MAY 1872 in Muscogee Co, GA, to Thomas TARVIN (LDS IGI NA) – in 1880, they are farming on p. 523D, Nances Dist, Muscogee Co, GA. Mrs. Nancy A. TARVIN, wife of Thomas L. TARVIN, d. 02 NOV 1903 in Columbus, GA, aged 53 years.
Julius Henry NEWSOME (ca. 1856 GA – 08 FEB 1923, buried at Riverdale Cem.) m. ca. 1882 to Sinah A. CAIN (ca. 1867 GA – aft. 1923). He was an officer with the Columbus police force.
Carter is the brother of my gg-grandfather, Henry M. NEWSOM (1836-1899). The same individuals and families appear in local records with both spellings (NEWSOM and NEWSOME). I am interested in contacting descendants and researchers on this line – thanks. John in TX
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