I'm searching for information about Newton Jasper Smith and Mary A. Reid Smith. Newton was born about 1840 in AL; his parents haven't been identified yet. Mary was born on 12 Apr 1847 in Overton Co TN, a daughter of my 3G-grandparents, John W. and Mary Ann Hunter Reid, who lived in Phelps Co. when Newton and Mary were married there on 19 Nov 1863. After John W. died in 1867, Mary Ann and the family generally migrated to the Licking area in Texas Co. Except for a listing in the 1880 census of Douglas Co. MO, I haven't been able to trace where Newton and Mary went, nor have I found their burial location.
I have very little information about Newton and Mary. I don't know whether Newton's parents or siblings had settled in Douglas Co which might explain why Newton and Mary moved there sometime after their marriage. I haven't found any other of my Reid or Hunter families moving to Douglas Co during this same period.
Newton and Mary appear in the 1880 Douglas Co. census in Clinton Township (page 548D) with their five children:
Joseph b. ca. 1865
John b. ca. 1870
Margret b. 1875
Noah b. 1877
Samuel b. 1879
It's believed that Newton fought in the Civil War on the Union side in MO, but I haven't been able to confirm this yet.
I would appreciate any information or leads about Newton and Mary and their family in Douglas Co MO. or elsewhere.
Regards, John Reid
P.O. Box 7164
Libertyville IL 60048
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