H. E. Newton - Troup County, GA
H. E. Newton
Submitted by Carla Miles

Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga., pages 921-922
Published by The Southern Historical Association in 1895


H.E. Newton, farmer, Long Cane, Troup Co., Ga., son of John T. and Sarah (Loyd) Newton, was born in Troup county in 1856. His paternal great-grandfather, John Newton, was a prominent Presbyterian clergyman in Virginia. His paternal grandparents, Ebenezer and Ann (Strong) Newton, were born in Virginia, whence they migrated to Georgia about 1800 and settled in what is now Clarke county. Mr. Newton and a neighbor bought a whip-saw, with which they sawed lumber to build a two-story house, and he made the nails needed in its construction. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and a member of the Presbyterian church, of which he was an elder. Mr. Newton�s father was born in Athens, Ga., in 1821. He was reared in the town and received a good education, his father being a teacher, and in 1841 removed to Troup county, where he made farming his life-occupation. He was a soldier in the Confederate service during the late, war, was a Presbyterian and an elder in the church. Mr. Newton�s mother was a daughter of James Loyd, a pioneer settler of Troup county. Mr. Newton received a good common school education, and then taught school himself two years. In 1882 he settled on the farm where he now lives, which is one of the best appointed and best improved in the district. Mr. Newton is a progressive and very prosperous farmer, a model citizen and an active and able promoter of all improvements calculated to advance the community materially and morally. Mr. Newton was marred in 1884 to Miss Willie Cunningham, born in Troup county, daughter of Dr. William and Martha (White) Cunningham. He was a native of Tennessee and a Presbyterian, and she was a native of Virginia. Three children: Irene, Mattie and Jeannette, are the fruit of this union. Himself and wife are members of the Presbyterian church, and when his father died he was elected to succeed him as elder.

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