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Reuben Newton, b. 1774, New Hanover Co., NC, s/o George Newton, RS
Posted by: Janice Newton Thurmond (ID *****0857) Date: November 12, 2009 at 09:47:40
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Can someone help me learn more about this Reuben Newton from New Hanover County?

According to "Aldermans in America," Reuben Newton, born About 1774 in New Hanover Co., NC, was the son of George Newton, RS, and Ann "Nancy" Moore, and married MARGARET BORDEAUX. From some other source, I found a death date of 1850.

I have found the following land transactions, but do not know if they pertain to Reuben, son of George, or to some other Reuben Newton:
1) 1798 - Land Patent #537 for 100 acres on both sides of Buckhorn Creek in New Hanover Co., NC
2) 1805 - Land Patent #812 for 300 acres to ISAAC and REUBEN Newton on west side of Buckhorn Creek, touching on property of men named JAMES BLOODWORTH...ISAAC NEWTON...SAMUEL NEWTON...--- HIGHSMITH...JACOB POWELL. [Other documents identify Isaac Newton, Samuel Newton and Reuben Newton as brothers.]
3) 1807 - Reuben Newton sold to Junius Bloodworth 2 tracts of land containing 310 acres, lying on Buckhorn Creek in New Hanover Co., NC.

Reuben Newton served on the Petit Jury of NHC on 8 August 1814

He was also on the NHC jury for the February 1816 Term.

Reuben Newton was listed as head of household in New Hanover Co., NC, in the 1820 census. Those living in the household were: 1 male age 26-45; 1 female under age 10; 1 female age 26-45. Was this Reuben Newton the son of George Newton, RS?

Estate Records for one REUBIN NEWTON were found in the New Hanover Co. files in the NC Archives:
1) William Herring, Richard Parish and MOSES BORDEAUX signed a Bond for $3,000.00 so that William Herring could be named as Administrator of the estate of Reubin Newton on 11 Nov 1823.

2) David Jones, William Larking and Arthur Howe were appointed to divide the personal property of Reuben Newton at the December Term of court 1825.

3) Estate divided between William Herring, SR., guardian of "minor heir" and Susannah E. Newton by David Jones, William Larking and Arthur Howe; dated December (torn page) 1825. Recorded March Term of Court 1827.
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Guardianship records of NHC held these files:
1) 12 Dec 1826 - JAMES BORDEAUX, Junius C. ?Dunbibon? and John Larkin signed a Bond in NHC for $5,000.00, so that JAMES BORDEAUX could be guardian for "SUCKY ANN NEWTON."

2) 10 March 1830 - John Larkin, Peter Tracey, James Garrison and T. ?L.? Miller signed a Guardianship Bond so that JOHN LARKIN could act as guardian for SUSAN ANN NEWTON.
[Nowhere in either document does it name the father nor mother of this Susan Ann "Sucky Ann" Newton.]
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Now......do all of these documents pertain to the same Reuben Newton? Was that Reuben Newton the son of George Newton? Was he the same Reuben Newton, whom "Aldermans in America" said, married MARGARET BORDEAUX? Was the minor child SUSAN ANN "SUCKY ANN" NEWTON, the same SUSANNAH E. NEWTON named in the Division of the Estate of REUBIN NEWTON in 1827?

So many mysteries for me! Please help!

Janice Newton Thurmond, Marietta, GA
Great-great-great-granddaughter of Geroge Newton, RS, and Ann "Nancy" Moore


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