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Henry NEWSOM

Male 1791 - 1860  (69 years)


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  • Name Henry NEWSOM 
    Born 1791  Wilkes (now Warren) County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 May 1860  BIbb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mt. Paran Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Crawford County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Henry Newsom 1791-1860

      This file was contributed by: Merlyn Whiting

      Henry Newsom (1791 - 1860)

      Henry Newsom (1791 - 1860) was the son of John and Sarah Harp Newsom. (His will is on the Bibb Co. Ga. web site) I don't know if he was born in Warren County, Georgia or not but he was there in 1820 census and came to Bibb County before the 1830 census. He married Elizabeth Potts, daughter of S. M. Potts , who was supposedly a Creek or Cherokee Indian, depending on who you hear this from.. Henry had a brother, Gideon Newsom, who lived at one time in Taylor County, Georgia. His other siblings were, Penelope who married a Hinton, Silas, John, Jincy and Moses.

      Children of Henry and Elizabeth Potts Newsom were : William P/B Newsom -m- Louisa Petty John Newsom -m- Catherine McCardle Mary A. Newsom -m- William C. Lawshe James Newsom -m- Emily Bickley Elizabeth Newsom -m- Ira Jennings Martha M. Newsom ?m-Robert Barfield Caroline Newsom -m- Dr. Benjamin Franklin Bonner Madison Newsom -m-
      Sarah Elizabeth Hamlin Espy R. Newsom - d. at age 15

      John and Catherine moved to Texas and one of their children, Charles and his wife had sixty
      seven grandchildren.

      James and his wife also moved to Texas but I believe they are buried in Louisiana.

      Henry married Elizabeth Long Whittington after his first wife died and they had one daughter,
      Laura Newsom.

      Henry and Elizabeth and some of their children are buried at Mt. Paran Church in Crawford
      County, georgia.

      I do have many descendants of Henry and Elizabeth Potts Newsom's children and also some
      of the descendants of Henry and Elizabeth Long Whittington Newsom's daughter if anyone is
      interested.
    • BIBB COURT OF ORDINARY
      In Chambers, June 9th, 1860

      To Elizabeth Newsom, of Bibb County, John Newsom, of Louisianna, James Newsom, of Louisianna, William C. Lawshe, of Fulton County, Ga., Nathaniel G. Foster and his wife, Mary R. Foster, formerly Lawshe, of Sumter County, Ga.,Nathaniel E. Gardner and his wife Martha E. Gardner formerly Lawshe, of Fulton County Ga., Ira Jennings and his wife Elizabeth, formerly Newsom, of Bibb County Ga., Albert B. Ross, as Guardian, ad litem, for Elizabeth R. Newsom, minor, of Mississippi, the said Albert B. being of Bibb County Ga., Robert B. Barfield and his wife Martha M., formerly Newsom of Bibb County Ga., Benjamine F.C. Bonner and his wife Caroline formerly Newsom, of Bibb County Ga., Madison G. Newsom of Bibb County Ga., Albert B. Ross of Bibb County Ga., as Guardian, ad litem, for Laura Newsom, devisees, legatees, and heirs at law of Henry Newsom, late of said county of Bibb, deceased:

      You are hereby notified that Robert R. Barfield, Madison G. Newsom and Ira Jennings, as executors of the last will and testament of Henry Newsom, late of said county of Bibb, deceased, have this day filed their petition in the Court of Ordinary of said county of Bibb, and pray that citation may issue to the devisees, legatees, and heirs at law of said Henry Newsom, deceased, you will therefore take notice that a paper purporting to be the last will and testament of said Henry Newsom, deceased, will be propounded for Probate, in solemn form, on the first Monday in October next, in terms of the statute, in such cases made and provided.

      Given under my hand and official signature, this June 9th, 1860.

      WM. M. RILEY, Ordinary.
    • LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF HENRY NEWSOM
      4 October 1860

      Georgia
      Bibb County
      In the name of God Amen

      I, Henry Newsom being of feeble health of body but disposing mind and memory do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament herby revoking all other wills by me made.

      Item 1st: I wish all my just debts speedily paid there being not reason for delay.

      Item 2nd: I give to my wife Elizabeth Newsom, two thousand dollars and this in lieu and in bar of dower and in lieu and in bar of usual allowance to widows for her support for one year and in lieu and in bar of all her claims on my estate.

      Item 3rd: In case my wife Elizabeth should be in the family way and the child born alive such child or children if more than one should be born in such time as would make the same legitimate - then and in such case such child or children shall share equally with my children and provided for as hereinafter directed.

      Item 4th: I give to my son, Madison G. Newsom, my plantation known in the family as my "Old Place" lying on Echeconnee Creek containing about seven hundred and fifty acres, adjoining the lands Martin Johnson, J. A. Tharp, Thos. Sanders and for this devise he is not to share in my other lands.

      Item 5th: As to real and residue of my estate, real and personal of every kind whatsoever I dispose as follows:

      To each of my children now born or to each legitimate child that may be born to me including my granddaughter, Elizabeth Ellen, daughter of my decesaed son, William B.
      Newsom to take one full share. My son, Madison G. Newsom is not to share in the real estate but is to have a full share in everything else. That is all my lawfull children whether born or hereafter born to me including my said grandaughter as one child to share equally Share and share alike in all my estate except as before stated that my son, Madison, shall not share in the lands.

      And if a child be born to me after my death, legitimate and die before it attains the age of 21 years or marriage, such share to following or accruing to such posthumous child shall in such case and in such event revert to and become a part of my estate and be equally divided between my right heirs at law then living.

      I direct my executors hereinafter named to hold the funds for the infant, devisee or devisees and invest the same in State bonds and apply the dividents for maintenance to 21 or marriage. And in the division of my negroes I wish and desire that they be divided in families as near as possible and the real estate not specifically disposed of I direct my executors to sell at public sale or private sale as they may deem best and I appoint my son, Madison G. Newsom and Robert B. Barfield executors of this my will. Also Ira Jennings.

      Word "fifty" interlined before sealing 17th May 1859

      Signed, sealed, published and declared by Henry Newsom in his will and testatment who at his request and in his presence have signed the same as witness:


      Henry Newsom (L.S.)


      James Parked
      J. C. Bradley
      Thos. P. Smith as witnesses


      Recorded October 4, 1860
      Bibb Court of Ordinary


      Note: Laura Newsom was ten months old when the 1860 census was taken so she was born before Henry died and is believed to be his legitimate child. She did share in the estate. Henry Newsom was married twice - all of his children except Laura are by his first wife, Elizabeth Potts Newsom. Laura is daughter of wife, Elizabeth Long Whittington Newsom, named
    Person ID I1233  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2012 

    Father John NEWSOM,   b. 1766, Granville District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803 (or 1804), Warren Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah HARP,   b. Abt 1770,   d. 1854, St Helena Parish, LA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 1785  Warren Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth POTTS,   b. 1794, Wayne County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1849, BIbb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1810  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John NEWSOM,   b. 1812, BIbb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. WFT Est. 1865-1924  (Age 112 years)
     2. Mary A NEWSOM,   b. 10 March1814,   d. 29 Jul 1858  (Age 43 years)
     3. James NEWSOM,   b. 15 Jul 1816, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. WFT Est. 1818-1918  (Age 101 years)
    +4. Elizabeth L. NEWSOM,   b. 15 Nov 1818, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1891  (Age 72 years)
    +5. William P. B. NEWSOM,   b. 1823, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BEF. 1859  (Age < 36 years)
     6. Martha M. NEWSOM,   b. 1825,   d. WFT Est. 1828-1921  (Age 96 years)
     7. Caroline NEWSOM,   b. 1825,   d. WFT Est. 1828-1921  (Age 96 years)
     8. Madison Gideon NEWSOM,   b. 1829,   d. WFT Est. 1865-1920  (Age 91 years)
     9. Epsey R. NEWSOM,   b. 1831,   d. 3 Sep 1846  (Age 15 years)
     10. Mary P NEWSOM,   b. 12 Jan 1849,   d. 12 Jan 1849  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Long WHITTINGTON,   b. 1824, Crawford, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Dec 1859 
    Children 
     1. Laura NEWSOM,   b. 31 Jul 1859,   d. 19 Jun 1949  (Age 89 years)
    Family ID F541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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    Henry Newsom Headstone
    Henry Newsom Headstone


  

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