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James Abraham NEWBERRY. [PC M2].
James was born 29 MAY 1791 at Warwick, Orange County, New York; son of John NEWBERRY and Jemima BENEDICT.
. Source 4 records that his middle initial was “A” {S4}. His middle name was apparently either Abram or Abraham (S2). Abraham appears to be correct, so I will use it for now until further evidence is found.

He married (1) Mary SMITH (S4) on 24 AUG 1811, in Orange County, New York (S4), probably in Warwick.

He was engaged in agricultural pursuits all his life. (S4, S5).

They moved from Warwick, New York apparently about 1821. Their 5th child, Sarah was born in Hanover. Some sources have said that this was in Pennsylvania, and that they lived in Pennsylvania for a time, however I find no record of them having been in Pennsylvania. Evidence shows quite conclusively that it was Hanover in Chautauqua County, New York. They did not stay there long, but soon moved to Ohio, near the current Cleveland area; first at Strongville, where they were at least by 1823 when Hannah was born (S5), and then at Brownhelm. They lived in Brownhelm for some time, at least until August of 1832 when Martha was born.

They first heard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and accepted it while they were living at Brownhelm, Ohio. James was baptized in March 1831 in (Kirtland-S5)(Brownhelm, Lorain County-S13), Ohio by Edson Fuller. (S5). Sarah Ann (Sally), their 5th child was baptized 30 JUN 1832.

They then moved to Missouri, probably shortly after the birth of their last child, Martha Rachel (Patty) in 1832, which was when the Saints first started going to Missouri. They were said to have moved first to Clay County, where they settled on a tract of new and unimproved land. (S4). They stayed there two years. (S4).

They then moved to new farmland at Far West in Caldwell County, Missouri. (S4).

On 24 March 1838, Far West, Missouri. (S8). A Charge was preferred against John Murdock [by James Newberry (does not say if this is James the elder or James the younger)] for unchristian-like conduct, in speaking reproachfully of youngsters. After a short deliberation it was considered a most difficult case, therefore six councellors were appointed to speak on the case, viz: George M. Hinkle, Elias Higbee and Simeon Carter, and Jared Carter on the part of the accused. Jacob Gates testifies that Br. Murdock was at his house, the subject of spelling schools, in the evening was introduced, which he disapproved of also, mentioned about a young man's undertaking to hug a girl in an evening meeting but mentioned no names, he disapproved of evening schools and meetings on account of the young people being light minded & tended to draw away their minds from the studies. Sister Gates testifies that B. Murdock was at her house and disapproved of evening schools &c she concurs with the testimony of her husband. Br. Outhouse testifies hat he labors with Br. Murdock together with Br. Newberry when Br. Murdock denied making a motion to show James Newberry undertook to hug the girl. [they are talking about James W. Newberry].

He was then cross examined and says Br. Murdock said in meeting that in making the motion to show how J.W. Newberry undertook to hug the girl, he did not intend to hit Orlando Carter as hard as he did as he was the one to whom he made the motion. Alonzo Herrick testifies that he was at school one day when the Master & James Newberry got to disputing about hugging the girl, the boy denied undertaking to hug the girl & Mr. Murdock made a motion to show how he done the thing when the boy said it was not so, he also says that he never heard Br Murdock twit the boy of being with the girls, also that he believes Br. Murdock used his best endeavors for the good of the school; also, saw one of the scholars shake his fist at the master, that he saw some verses in the hands of James W. Newberry. Joseph Outhouse and Edward Prindall, which served to tantalize the master. . . . [it repeats some and then continues].

Sister Leonard concurs with the testimony of her husband and that she was at the meeting in which the young man was accused of attempting to hug the girl & she saw James Newberry wink and smile when the girl went to get water, which she did not like. James W. Newberry testifies that he did not have any hand in writing or composing the verses spoken of in Orlando Herrick's testimony. The councellors made a few very appropriate remarks, all of whom through the charge was not sustained, but rather the accuser was in the fault. Decided that the charge was not sustained, but Br. James W. Newberry was in the fault in treating Br. Murdock as he did. The question was then put to the council if they concurred with the decision if so to manifest it by saying aye. Which was done unanimous.

They were with the main body of the Saints in Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri at least by 1839, as evidenced by the writing of Joseph Smith in his Documentary History of the Church. According to Joseph Smith's journal the Saints were not settled in Nauvoo until 1839.

When the mobs drove the Mormons from Caldwell County, Missouri, James was appointed by the Church to lead the Mormons out of Missouri to a safer haven. This was accomplished by traversing Indian lands. This information is found in Susan Easton Black's publication about Far West. (S5). This was apparently facilitated by the fact that James apparently obtained property in Lee County, Iowa sometime in 1838 (S7). It doesn’t appear though that he lived there. This property was on a tract of land called the Half-Breed Tract, which was property set aside for, as the title indicates, people who were of mixed Indian blood. This is perhaps the greatest evidence that indicates that the Newberry family did have Indian ancestors.

In 1838 James Newberry's son James Washington Newberry and Abraham Newberry took up land in the Half Breed Tract. This land was at first allotted to the Sac and Fox Indians who were half bloods. Did James W. and Abraham qualify for this land because of their heritage or because of pre-emptive laws? We are not sure- however, James appears on the Half Breed Tract Census in 1838.

In part the Sac and Fox Indians lived there, but lost their land there after the Black Hawk War and the signing of a treaty saying that they would move on to wherever the government deemed best. The government moved them to the southwest corner of Iowa, which is also where the Pottawattamie resided (S5). By 1840 there were only a few counties on the eastern border of Iowa and the Mississippi River that were established and settled. Everything to the west was considered Indian Territory. (S5).

He is in the 1840 Census in Iowa (S17):
Name: James Newberry
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Township 67, Lee, Iowa Territory
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 4
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 10

His sons James W. and Abraham ages 19 and 22, kept the properties on the Half-Breed Tract, which became their family homestead when the government finally took control and sold it to settlers or those who were already living upon the land. (S5). James Newberry's son Abraham had a son Orson O. who lost his portion of the family homestead in a gambling scam with some mobsters sometime later in the century. (S5).

James went to Nauvoo, in Hancock County, Illinois, and was given a tract for a small house.

James Newberry was baptized for:
My father John Newberry; Mother Jemima Newberry; Sisters: Elizabeth Newberry, Hannah Newberry, Sophia Demarest; Grandfather Newberry; Grandmother Newberry; Grandfather Benedic; Grandmother Benedic: Uncles: Jonathan Newberry, Joseph Newberry, Eady Newberry, John Benedic...Mother's cousin Elisha Stevens...etc. (5 pages)" (S11).

His wife Mary died (20 NOV-S5,S10)(2 DEC) 1842 at Nauvoo, Illinois.

James was also possibly married (2) to Nancy Brown in October of 1843. It appears that they were divorced, and she remarried someone else.

On 21 SEP 1844 James was proxy in baptisms for the dead in the Mississippi River at Nauvoo for some of his ancestors.

When the Saints left Nauvoo, his sons Abraham and James were living about 12 miles past the Mississippi River, in Iowa.

He helped the Saints leave Missouri during the extermination order. (S13).

James married (3rd) Elizabeth HASKINS on 17 November 1845 at Montrose, Lee County, Iowa. He married (4) Eliza Ann, probably also in 1845. James headed for western Iowa (Mills Co., and Pottawattamie Co.) in 1845 with two polygamous wives, Elizabeth Haskins and Eliza Ann. (S5). Elizabeth and Eliza Ann were both endowed at Nauvoo on 22 DEC 1845, and were probably both sealed to James on that day. Apparently they returned to Nauvoo for this temple work and returned to Iowa afterwards.

He received his endowment on 22 December 1845 in the Nauvoo Temple. (S13,S14).
On 31 DEC 1846 James and his family were members of the Third Ward in Winter Quarters:
Bishop: Levi E. Riter
Number of members: 185 as of 31 December 1846.
# Indicates members of the ward as listed by “Winter Quarter Wards Index to Membership Lists: 1846-1848 (indicates spelling, if different).

#Newberry, James
Family Members were:
Newberry, Mary Smith
Newberry, Jane
Newberry, John Smith
Newberry, James Washington
Newberry, Abraham B.
Newberry, Sarah Ann
Newberry, Hannah Maria
Newberry, Harriet
Newberry, Lettie Louisa
Newberry, Esther
Newberry, Martha

The first two children of James and Elizabeth were born at Des Moines, Iowa. After this they moved early in 1847 to Council Bluffs. When His daughter Hannah and her husband George traveled west from Nauvoo in the spring of 1848, they stayed for 5 days at his house in Council Bluffs.

He is in the 1850 Census (Annotated). (S14):
Name: James Newberry
Gender: Male
Age: 59
Birth Date: 29 May 1791
Birth Place: Warwick, Orange, New York
Death Date: 11 Jul 1884
Death Place: Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Father: John Newberry
Mother: Jemima Benedict
Spouse Name: Mary Smith
Marriage Date: 24 Aug 1811
Marriage Place: Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio
Children of Spouse 1: Jane, John Smith, Abraham B., James Washington, Sally Ann, Hannah Maria, Harriet, Letty Louise, Ester, Patty
Second Spouse Name: Elizabeth Haskins
Second Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1845
Second Marriage Place: Montrose, Lee, Iowa
Children of Spouse 2: Serastus Orson, Alma Moroni, Joseph Hyrum, Abraham Heber, Mary Elizabeth, Lolana
Third Spouse Name: Sybil Pulsipher
Household Members (Name, Age):
James Newberry 59
Elizabeth Haskins Newberry 35
Serastus Orson Newberry 5
Alma Moroni Newberry 3
Joseph Hyrum Newberry 2
Abraham Heber Newberry 1

The actual 1850 Census says (S16):
Name: Jas Newberry
Age: 59
Birth Year: abt 1791
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: District 21, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 589
Household Members (Name, Age):
Jas Newberry 59
Elizabeth Newberry 35
Orson Newberry 5
Maroni Newberry 3
Hyram Newberry 2
Heber Newberry 1

James married (5) Sibyl PULSIPHER on 22 April 1855-1856. He did not move west with the saints, but afterwards remained in Iowa.

They moved to Indian Creek/Indian Mill, in Mill County, Iowa. Indian Mill was an outpost provided to the Pottawattamie Indians who were relocated to western Iowa by the U.S. government. This mill was to be used exclusively by the Indians. They allowed the whites to use it if they were not in need of it. The Pottawattamie were relocated to Wisconsin beginning in the late 1840's but most were not moved until the 1860's. (S5).

He joined the Reorganized (RLDS) Church, and was baptized into that faith at Wheeler’s Grove, and so remained in Iowa. This baptism was on 4 August 1861 at Indian Creek, Mills County, Iowa; by Cha. Derry. (S13). Sibyl was baptized with him at that time, but not Elizabeth, so Elizabeth had probably died previously. His children were active in the String Prairie Branch of the RLDS Church, Lee Co., Iowa.

In the middle of the 1850's The Pottawattamie tribe started moving to Wisconsin. James' son John Smith Newberry goes to Galena, Illinois and then to Argyle, Wisconsin, where he can be found in the RLDS records for that town. His first edition Book of Mormon is in the Special Collections as the RLDS Library in Independence, Missouri.

James moves from Pottatwattamie to Mills County. James is listed as a 'native voter' in the 1856 Mills Co. census. This in itself would seem to indicate his ethnicity, and is the only indication in official records that we have thus far found to indicate that he was in fact Native American.

James was baptizing others into the RLDS faith at Indian Creek, Mills County, Iowa on 19 January 1866. (S?).

He is in the 1870 Census (S15):
Name: James Newberry
Age in 1870: 80
Birth Year: abt 1790
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Indian Creek, Mills, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Emerson
Household Members (Name, Age):
James Newberry 80
Joseph Newberry 23
Heber Newberry 21
Joanna Newberry 18
Charles Newberry 25
Secratus Newberry 25

On 9 OCT 1870 at a meeting of the Wheeler’s Grove Branch of the RLDS church, it was voted and seconded that James Newberry, High Priest, be chosen president of the Branch.

On 25 FEB 1872 James Newberry offered his resignation as President of the Branch. Moved & seconded that Bro Newberry be released. Motion carried.

He is in the 1880 Census (S18):
Name: Jas. Newbury
Age: 89
Birth Year: abt 1791
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Grove, Pottawattamie, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Father-in-law
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: Connecticut
Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut
Occupation: At Home
Household Members (Name, Age):
Henry Winegr 32
Julana Winegr 28
John Winegr 5
Alice Winegr 7
Wm Winegr 2
Minnie Winegr 7m
Jas. Newbury 89
Another marriage is rumored in his final years, but the 1880 Census does not indicate this.

He died (10-S5,S10)(11-S14) July (1880-S5,S10)(1883-S4)(1884-S14) in Mills County, Iowa; probably at Indian Mills. It is also said that he did not die in Mills County, but moved back to Pottawattamie County and lived with his daughter Jolana (from his second marriage) for approximately five years until his death. This is apparently true, as his will has been located in Pottawattamie County, with the probate filed as Record 621, Pottawattamie County Probate Records.

He was buried in the Old Mormon Cemetery in Wheeler's Grove (Macedonia), Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

James requested Levi Graybill to be the executor of his will with another man. When James died, they apparently saw a big problem with the fact that he left everything to the RLDS, and they asked to be excused from the duties of executors. The man who took over the duties was Samuel C. Smith.

In the end of the probate period, Henry Winegar and his wife Jolana filed a suit to recoup what they thought was owed to them by James for taking care of him when he was infirm. James' property was put up for sale and all the outstanding debts were paid. Henry and Jolana Winegar ended up with the lion's share of the estate. Alma Maroni received a small sum as well. Records show expenditures at the dry good store, and James' account was still being used even after his death. The dry goods owner was also paid after the property was sold and distributed.

WIFE (1):
[F67]. Mary SMITH. [PC M2].
Born 11 Junr 1792 at Warwick, Orange, New York; daughter of Samuel SMITH and Jane STEPHENS

She married James NEWBERRY [F66] on 24 AUG 1811, in Orange County, New York (S4), probably in Warwick.

They moved from Warwick, New York apparently about 1821. Their 5th child, Sarah was born in Hanover. Some sources have said that this was in Pennsylvania, however evidence shows quite conclusively that it was Hanover in Chautauqua County, New York. They did not stay there long, but soon moved to Ohio, near the current Cleveland area; first at Strongville and then at Brownhelm.

They first heard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and accepted it undoubtedly in Ohio while they were living at Brownhelm. Sarah Ann (Sally), their 5th child was baptized 30 JUN 1832. They then moved to Missouri, probably shortly after the birth of their last child, Martha Rachel (Patty) in 1832, which was when the Saints first started going there. They were with the main body of the Saints in Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri at least by 1839, as evidenced by the writing of Joseph Smith in his Documentary History of the Church. They moved with the Saints from Caldwell County as a result of the persecutions there, and went to Nauvoo.

Mary died (2-S?)(7-S?)(20 NOV-S5,S12) (November-S12)(December) 1842 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. (S4). She is buried in the Old Nauvoo burial ground. (S5,S12). Her obituary is said to be found in a newspaper called, The Wasp.


WIFE (2):
Nancy BROWN.
Born 29 MAY 1792. She was possibly married to James NEWBERRY [F66] in 1843. She received her endowments on her own on 30 JAN 1846, so apparently they were divorced by this time. She later remarried someone else.


WIFE (3):
Elizabeth HASKINS.
Born (about 1791)(9 MAY/MAR 1815-S5) in the Town of Loch, Cuyuga Co. New York. She married (1) Mr. WILLIAMS. She married (2) James NEWBERRY [F66] on 17 NOV 1845 at Montrose, Lee County, Iowa. She was endowed in the temple at Nauvoo on 22 DEC 1845. She died 28 FEB 1855.

CHILDREN of James A. NEWBERRY [F66] and Elizabeth HASKINS:

WIFE (4):
Eliza Ann.
Born 24 OCT 1824. She was endowed in the temple at Nauvoo on 22 DEC 1845.


WIFE (5):
Sybil (Sybbel) (Sibil-S6) PULSIPHER.
Born (9-S6) 29 MAR 1793 at Rockingham, Windham County, Vermont; daughter of John PULSIPHER and Elizabeth DUTTON. She was baptized a member of the LDS church in 1832 in New York by her brother Zerah POLSIPHER, who was a prominent leader in the early church and a General Authority under Brigham Young. Sybil married James NEWBERRY [F66] on 22 APR 1855-6 in Fremont, Nebraska. She is listed in the ancestral file with husband, Abram NEWBURG. However, I think this is James Newberry, especially if he did have the middle name of Abram or Abraham.


WIFE (6?):




[R1] Newberry Family Organization. Our Second Annual Reunion.

It's hard to believe that a year has come and gone already and we are assembling for another Newberry reunion. Much has happened in the past eleven months. Our family web site has grown amazingly well and many new cousins have joined our ranks, from both of James Newberry's families. Most recently, we have found several new members of the Haskins side of the family. Donna Mae Powell, Al & Gloria Donnel, and Thelma Newberry. After the last reunion I was honored to be contacted by Ken Benedict and Raymond Gunn and Wilma Newberry and her brother Richard. They have added so much to the knowledge of the family. Wilma has contributed many diaries and documents. Ken and Ray have provided photos that are just wonderful. Hopefully, we will again have another infusion of knowledge as news of our family association spreads. Please share the newsletter with your family. If you wish a copy to be sent to someone, let us know and it will be done! He's Our Man! During our last reunion a photograph contributed by Edith Tweedy was published to see if anyone knew anything about the subject. The photo was thought to be James A. Newberry, but there had been some controversy surrounding it. The archivist's at the RLDS Church indicated that they had the same photo in a book, and the photo was labeled with a different name. It became a crusade to find the truth, and now we think we have it. Edith told both Sue and Janice that the photo was given to her by Donna Mae Powell, who was residing in Cardiff, California in 1991. Donna had not kept in touch, and so we began searching for her. Many letters came back undeliverable, but one day two months ago Marlene Barnes called to report that she had found Donna Mae's work with a newer address and phone number included with some family sheets at the Nauvoo Research Center. Naturally, Sue got excited and started trying to contact Donna, and finally talked to her in March. Donna confirmed that the photograph had come from and old album from descendants of James Newberry's son Alma Maroni Newberry. She gave Sue the last known address for Wayne and Thelma Newberry. Sue dashed a letter off to the family right away and in April received a very kind reply. Unfortunately, Wayne passed away in 1991. Thelma now lives near her family in Citrus Heights, California. She explained the relationships to the Newberry line and we are hoping to get much more information from Thelma in the future. Thanks to Donna Mae and Thelma we have another piece of the puzzle in place. Both are from the James and Elizabeth Newberry line. Another thing that has transpired in the past year was the location of James A. Newberry's will in Pottawattamie County. Janice had been working on getting this information and was looking for more information about James' activities in Western Iowa. She found the Pottawattamie Genealogical Society on the Internet and wrote to them asking if there was information about James in their archives. What they came back with was pretty amazing. There are many documents detailing the tribulation that James' family faced after his death in 1884. The witnesses to the will - Levi Graybill, and Sidney Pitt apparently were not able to follow through on their duties as executors. It is suspected that because James willed all his real estate to the RLDS Church a rift developed in the family. Through the documentation, the story emerges that possibly Jolana and the other siblings had gone to some expense to keep James in their homes in his declining years. It appears that the children petitioned the court to recoup about $500. The executor became Samuel C. Smith who was apparently had a high standing in the RLDS after the reformation. The name Samuel Smith aroused our collective suspicions regarding a familial relationship to James' first wife Mary Smith. She had a brother named Samuel, whom we have yet to track. From some other documents that have been found it appears that this Samuel Smith was related to Levi Graybill through his wife Patience whose family goes back to Tennessee and Kentucky. We are still trying to discover any other connections. The Plot Thickens Meanwhile, after getting copies of these documents, another document was submitted by Wilma Newberry. This information was among her father's papers at the time of his death and was written Mrs. Edith Pusey Durand McColl, who is the grand daughter of Arsenath Newberry and Daniel Durand. Mrs. McColl's parents were Silas Horton Durand b. Jan 5, 1833 , Clarice E. Pusey b. March 2, 1846. Edith McColl was apparently hot on the trail of James and his siblings earlier in the 1900's. She was able to talk to many of the people who would have answers about the family, but one of the most interesting things the document tells about is the death of Mary Smith's father, Samuel Smith in Mills County about the time that James and Sybil Pulsipher were there. "James A. Newberry, married Sybil Pulsipher April 22, 1845, place unknown. She died Jan. 20th 1870 (or 1876) at Indian Creek, Mills Co., Iowa of heart failure. Fred says, "Grandfather Smith died at Indian Creek Jan. 11, 1870. The same minister, a Mr. Shearer, preached both funerals." This must have been Mary Smith Newberry's father. From the Lee Co. Portrait and Biographical Album, "The Newberry and Smith families were pioneers of New York State - good old stock." (Probably the 1870 date for Sybil's death is the right one.)" Just a note on the Newberry Pulsipher marriage, Marlene Barnes also found information about James marrying Sybil in Fremont, Nebraska--much later. It is believed that he married Elizabeth Haskins and Sybil Pulsipher at the same time before he went west so it was likely a polygamist union sanctioned by the LDS Church. Cemeteries in Mills County Armed with this information Sue enlisted the help of Mary Lou Harline when she was in Salt Lake City recently to look up cemetery information for the Mills Co. area. What she found was interesting, but nothing concrete was gleaned about Mary Smith's father Samuel. There is a North Grove Cemetery that had no Smith's there at all, but she found some Newberry children who died before their tenth birthdays, and some in infancy. The history about North Grove said that burials were made in the cemetery for which there are no records. Apparently a lot of Indians were buried in the cemetery along with the Mormons. It said that the only way that they have been able to tell the difference between the graves of the Indians and Mormons is because of the Indian artifacts that are buried in some of the graves. It also said that after 1870 the "Brighamites" (Mormons) were gone and it didn't say much about the RLDS graves. More on the Indian Research Native Christianization in colonial New England reached a fevered pace. Because of the Englishman's need of order they felt that if they could convert the Indians, then they could more easily spread across the land and acquire more acreage. Because of the problems they encountered with mortality from the white man's diseases the Indians began to accept Christianity, believing that if their tribal elders couldn't save their race, then perhaps the English could. Our Newberry's were in the right place at the right time for Christianization. John Newberry and Zurviah Burch lived in towns that at the time of the early 1700's were primarily Indian towns. Those towns were Stonington and Groton. Groton succumbed to the whaling industry and English rule before Stonington. In the 1740's John and Zurviah went to Dutchess County, Mahican territory. This part of the research is tedious and difficult, but it continues. There are myriad records to explore, however it is going to take getting into various libraries across the country. If you are willing to help look, please get in touch with Sue Simonich. Other Burning Questions Janice would like to find out what happened to John Smith Newberry. According to the McColl document he died at the home of his brother James in Argyle. Could there be surviving journals or a Bible documenting his passing? Is he the John Smith who is buried in the Vincennes Cemetery? The birth date is right for it to be John. Could he have been following matrilineal custom of the tribe and used his mother's maiden name? Has anyone made contact with other siblings of James' first family? There were two sisters who migrated to California. One descendant is mentioned in the McColl document. Does anyone know about previous marriages for Elizabeth Haskins? Her son Serastus was James' stepson, and he changed his name to Williams after James died in 1884. Did you know the Argyle homestead was called "Burr Oak Farm"? Does anyone have homestead papers or early documentation? Is there a title searcher or lawyer among us willing to search the title back? We are hoping sometime in the future to compile a book about our genealogy, so that everyone can have the knowledge of how our family evolved. We can't do it alone and there are so many holes to fill in the knowledge of where our family came from and where it is going. If you have information/ photos to add please contact . . . Janice Robinson Sue Simonich Marlene Barnes RR3 Box 54G 11207 S.E. 218th Pl. 2821 Avenue K Kahoka, Missouri 63445 Kent, Washington Ft. Madison, Iowa 52627 (660) 727-2699 98031 (319) 372-7386 jmr@nemr.net (253) 859-6387 Family Historian Reunion Coordinator goldsage@aol.com Newsletter Editor If you would like to participate in our Newberry history web site, email Janice for a personal invitation and password. We are thrilled to have new members and contributors. You will find many more pictures, and historical documents on the site. Come join us! Sue recently authored a website for the Newberry's on the World Wide Web. It's available without invitation at: http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~hannahslife [R2] BESSIE NEWBERRY'S DAY NOTES. JANUARY, 1898 IN SOUTHEAST IOWA FROM BESSIE NEWBERRY'S DAY NOTES Sat Jan -1- 1898 New Years Day. A clear cold pretty day. Rosa and I took our time and walked across the fields to Church this eve. Professor Pigeon preached a splendid sermon. and the Church was pretty well filled. The roads are just like a side walk so hard and smooth. And lovely moon light nights. Sunday Jan 2nd 1898 Clear and warm but so terrible windy. Rosa and I walked to Church this morning at Argyle Proffessor Pigeon preached. I rode home with Frank Stormes. and Rosa went home with Edith Washburn. I did not go to S.S. this P.M. Frank and I went to the river at Belfast and watched people skate. this evening Olie & I walked to Church. the Church was just crowded with people. I rode home with Rosa and Frank. Monday Jan 3ed 1898 A Clear pretty warm day. and is thawing. Dave Wheetly stayed here all night last night with Grampap. Papa went to Keokuk today on the train and is going to stay all night. Rosa Olie & I went to Church tonight in the buggy. it thawed enough today so we could go in the buggy. after Church we went to the hall & heard the band play. Mr Sharpless preached this evening. Mr Pigeon went home. Thursday Jan 4 1898. This has been a lovly clear day and warm. Papa came home from Keokuk this eve and Mabel Dumenil came home with Enna from School. Rosa Olie and I went to Church this evening and after Church we had a skating party. Maria Washburn Annie Goon Josie Nurss. Rosa & I were the girls. Ed & Frank Rooney. Frank Stormes Earnest Nurss Werd Newberry. George Garverich Charley Richey and Olie were the boys. The pond was fine. And we had a fine time. The moon shown so bright that it was as light as day. Wed Jan 5. 98. Bright and clear this morning but clouded up this afternoon. and the wind blew quite hard. Papa went to Keokuk again today on the train. the Ladies Aid Society meet at Maria Washburn's today. Rosa went this P.M. and stayed and went to Church with Maria this evening. Olie & I went to Church in the buggy. I mailed a letter to Saidee Hanson this evening. and received one from Mr Hales. Papa came home this evening. and brought Rosa a lovely watch. traded for it. Thurs Jan 6 1898 Oh this has been just like a spring day. Rosa & I washed today. Papa went to Donnellson this afternoon on business. and Rosa Olie and I went to Church this evening. was such a lovly eve. and was a large crowd out. Friday Jan 7. 1898 This is a cloudy day and a chilly wind blowing from the South East. Rosa Olie & I went to Church this evening. and the roads are real sloppy. was quite a large crowd out to Church. I ironed today. Saturday Jan 8. 1898 This has been a clear pretty day and warm. we ironed baked scrubbed and did a little of every thing. Cousin George Duty came over this evening on the 4 oclock train. Papa Cousin George Rosa Olie & I went to Church this evening. Sunday Jan 9. 98. This has been rather a stormy day. we went to Church this morning at 11 oclock. Cousin George preached. and Edith Washburn came home with us for dinner. Olie & Enna went to S.S. this P.M. at night we all went to Church.but Ma & Grampap it was rather a bad night but was a large croud out any way. Monday Jan 10. 98. Cloudy and damp all day long. after I washed the dishes this morning. I was so near dead that I had to go and sleep took such a terrible cold yesterday. Rosa and Olie went to Church this evening. I stayed at home. Tuesday Jan ll. 1898. this is a dark foggy wet day rained some last night. Papa went to Keokuk today on the train. the roads are almost impassible there is no Church tonight on account of bad weather. Wednesday Jan 12, 1898 A damp foggy morning. the fog dis-appeared this P.M. Baby [Buel] is six weeks old today and he is getting quite pretty and cute. this is Alta Gray's 21 birthday. Thursday Jan 13. 98. Cloudy most of the day. the sun would shine once and a while. Dave Wheetly was here this P.M. Olie went to band meeting tonight. Friday Jan 14. 98. Cloudy and cold all day and this evening late came quite a snow storm. we washed this day. there is a masquerade Ball in the Argyle hall tonight. Olie went and played. Rosa intended to go but looked so stormy that she backed out, and I am most awful sick couldn't think of going. Olie said there was quite a crowd there and they had a nice time. the roads are so terrible rough froze up solid. Saturday Jan 15. 98 Cloudy most of today cleared off about sundown and turned much colder. Rosa baked today and churned. I set around and suffered. Sunday Jan 16" 98 Clear nice day over head. but the roads are so rough. Rosa and Enna went to Argyle this A.M. to preaching. they went in the sleigh. came back for dinner and then Rosa Olie & Enna went to S.S. this P.M. Della Murphy came home with them from S.S. I feel some better this evening so I went to Church with Olie Enna Della in the sleigh. there was a large crowd out if the roads were rough. Monday Jan 17" 1898 Clear most of the day and thawing some. Enna came home from School sick this evening. Papa went to Keokuk on the train today. Grampap went as far as Vincennes and stayed at Sargents till the evening train. and brought Papa home. I received a letter from Will Mott, Saidee Stanson, and Nellie Bindel this week. Tuesday Jan 18" 1898 Cloudy nearly all day and thawing terrible fast. we ironed today. Mr Sharpless came from Argyle here this P.M. and stayed all night. he is a great man to tell funny jokes about whisky ale rum & etc. Wednesday Jan 19" 1898 Cloudy all day and looks so stormy. Mr Sharpless went away this morn. He is going to visit familys all this week and then commence meeting again next week if the weather will permit. Papa went to Keokuk again today on the train. I ironed some again today. the L.A.S. meet at Mrs Walkie Newberrys today, but we didn't go. Thursday Jan 20" 1898 It has been cloudy & clear & cloudy & clear today been a squally day. I intended to go to Keokuk today to have my tooth fixed but didn't get off. will try it again tomorrow if it does not storm. The weather and roads are so bad that I dread to step out. Friday Jan 21" 1898 Cloudy all day. and a chilly wind blowing from the South. Rosa took me to the train at Vincennes got to Keokuk about noon. I went out and stayed with Mrs Hanson and this evening Anna Rau & Minnie Bindel came up to see me. Andrew Hanson is at home now getting ready to go to Klondike. I had one tooth filled this afternoon with gold. Saturday Jan 22" 1898. This morning when I got up it was snowing terrible. and I went down town at 9 oclock and had another tooth filled with gold. and went out to Bindels for dinner & stayed till train time this afternoon then Minnie went to the train with me in this awful storm and Oh: the wind just blew terrible we could hardly stand up in the street one man fell down and another man lost his hat and such a time I do not care about being out on the streets again in such a storm. and when I got out to Vincennes there was no one to meet me so had to stay all night with Jessie Lewis, the operator family, and had a nice time any way. Sunday Jan 23" 1898 This is the clearest pretty day this is Calm after storm. The snow is about two feet deep. Papa came down to Vincennes after me this morning in the sleigh. Rosa and Olie went to Church and S.S. this morning & afternoon. I did not go till this eve was quite a crowd out this evening. Dora Bindel made me the cutest little velvet hat like my velvet waist. I wrote a letter to Will Mott this A.M. We went with Storms in the sled to Church this evening. Monday Jan 24" 1898 Cloudy all day and this evening about Church time commenced to snow but we went to Church any way. with Mrs Stormes Harry & Lewis. was quite a crowd out for such a stormy night. there is a show at the hall tonight tomorrow night & Wednesday night. Olie went tonight & said it was pretty good. I wrote a letter to Mr. Hales & Saidee Hanson this P.M. and mailed them this evening. Papa went to Keokuk today on the train. Tuesday Jan 25. 1898 It has snowed all day long. another day just about like Saturday. this evening it cleared up nice but we did not go to Church. Wednesday Jan 26" This is the prettiest day so clear and every thing covered with snow. it is real cold down to zero. Olie went to Argyle this morning. it is now the finest sleighing we have had for ten years they say. Rosa Olie and I went to Church this evening. and after church we went to the show in the hall. and it was not very good. The sleighing is just fine. Thursday Jan 27" This has been a clear pretty day. we washed and had a terrible big washing. Mr Sharpless was here for dinner. we went to Church this evening. Olie and I went in the sleigh & Rosa went with Mr Stormes. Friday Jan 28" This had been a clear day and the wind just blew terrible. Papa went to Keokuk today and brought the mules & wagon home they have been in Keokuk delivering wood for some time. this evening we went to Church with Storms in the bob sled. the preacher Mr Stover came home with us. and Oh it was so cold. I got in the back of the sled and covered up head and feet in a big blanket to keep from freezing. Saturday Jan 29" This has been a clear pretty day but rather cold. Papa & Grampap, Olie & the preacher took a sleighride to Argyle. Rosa & Olie went to Church this evening. but I stayed at home. because I have such a cold on my lungs. Sunday Jan 30" 98 Cloudy cold day. Rosa & Enna went to Church this A.M. at Argyle. Rosa & I went to S.S. this P.M. and we all went to Church this evening with Storms in the bob-sled. was a large crowd out and the sleighing is just fine. During Church the wind whirled to the North West and just got terrible cold and the wind blew a perfect gale. Oh we had a time to get home. meeting closed this evening. Monday Jan 31" 1898 Cold clear day. Papa went to Ft. Madison this evening. I am nearly dead with such a cold on my lungs and in my head going out last evening and facing that terrible wind home made my cold worse. I worked some on my violet doily today. Olie has gone to Argyle tonight the moon is shining so bright & the roads are so fine. [R3] Sue Simonich Research Notes In 1838 James Newberry's son James Washington Newberry and Abraham Newberry took up land in the Half Breed Tract. This land was at first allotted to the Sac and Fox Indians who were half bloods. Did James W. and Abraham qualify for this land because of their heritage or because of pre-emptive laws? We are not sure- however, James appears on the Half Breed Tract Census in 1838. The land was lost by the Sac and Fox after the Black Hawk War and the signing of a treaty saying that they would move on to wherever the government deemed best. The government moved them to the southwest corner of Iowa, which is also where the Pottawattamie resided. In 1845 the elder James Newberry joined them, and resided Mills County at Indian Creek also possibly known as Indian Mills and Pottawattamie County. The National Archives shows that in 1840 two thirds of the western land was Indian Territory. The counties were not subdivided in the 40's. In 1843 James' daughter Hannah Maria Newberry married Mormon convert George Morris, who was barely off the boat from Hanley, Cheshire, England before he started looking for a wife. In his journal he tells about meeting a young woman on the boat going up the Mississippi from New Orleans. Just a few days into the journey he asked her to marry him. She agreed, but before the trip is over, she change her mind and declined. He writes that about a year later she was back in Nauvoo to ask him if the offer was still open. He declined. Wether this was because he already married to Hannah we don't know. George was not good at keeping to a chronology in his journal. According to some records Hannah and George were married in Nauvoo, Illinois, but there are also references to their being married in Clay County, Iowa which was still Indian Country at the time. Clay County is in the Northwestern quadrant of Iowa. I have not been able to uncover any other information about this county with regard to Hannah Maria or the other Newberrys. George Morris was assigned at one point to preach to the Indians, but we have not as yet been able to determine where he went, and if he met Hannah while preaching. She was already a Mormon at the time that they met. There is one reference in his journal to a dream that he had which might indicate that he had contact with Indians. But he never mentions where he was assigned, and the LDS Church has no record in their Historical Department. There is one book that was seen by a family member in 1970 in Nauvoo that tells that he served a mission with the Indians. We have been unable to find this particular volume in recent years. In his diary he does not tell where or how he met Hannah Maria. He just says that she is an American girl and then goes on and tells about her parents and their names. They were married when she was 20 years old and he was 26. The Mormons were driven out of Nauvoo by the mobs and all their land was sold for what they could get. In 1846 George Morris and Hannah Maria were heading across Iowa to Council Bluffs to ready themselves to go west to Salt Lake City. In George's diary he tells of all the sickness and troubles they had on their way across Iowa. He does however make a point of telling about how someone was trying to harm Hannah. "There is a foul plot brewing aginst [sic] Hannah, and I must yet again move her for fear of her safety." At the time Hannah was a young mother with two little babies and a third on the way. George is not forthcoming about who would be so crass as to make evil attempts on Hannah. It is suspected that her ethnicity was part of the reason, but this is not ever confirmed. Meanwhile, after Mary Smith's death James Newberry (Hannah's father), remarried in 1845 to two women on the same day as per the "permissions" of Joseph Smith. James married Elizabeth Haskins, and Sybil Pulsipher. Polygamy had become a sanctioned practice, although many of the men of the Church hid their plural marriages from their first wives, and simply kept two homes or their wives lived among their immediate family members. A census shows him living with Elizabeth and Sybil living close by. When Elizabeth dies after the birth of Jolana Newberry, Sybil moves in and takes over the duties of raising Elizabeth's children. She has no children of her own. In family papers, Sybil is mentioned as being a very kind and loving mother to the children, however the Haskin's descendants were unaware of her name. James must have re-thought his position on polygamy, because Haskins descendants were unaware of the two marriages. It is well known that Emma Hale Smith, Joseph Smith's first wife was vehemently opposed to plural unions. Being that as it is, the Reorganized Church most probably opposed the practice as well. After the main body of Mormons went to Utah, the people who remained joined the Re-organized Church and renounced their membership to the first Church. They were re-baptized under the tenets of the Reorganized Church. Accordingly, the faction in Utah eventually ex-communicated this group of people. This made for difficult relations on some venues with part of the family being associated with Brigham Young's faction, and other families belonging to the Reorganized group. This made for some difficulties in the family, as Hannah and several of her sisters went west with the Brigham Young party. The Mormons headed west to Grand Encampment on their way out of the mid-America. James went only as far as Pottawattamie County. The Indians allowed the Mormons to cross on their land so they could escape the mobs that were after them. The Mormons In Iowa Excerpt printed in the Evening Democrat Newspaper of Ft. Madison, Iowa - Thursday September 11, 1913 P. 4, col. 4 and found by descendant Marlene Barnes. They Crossed the Southern Part of the State in 1840 "The year 1849 was marked by a treaty for the departure of one race from western Iowa and by the permanent advent of another. Before the exit of the Pottawattamies came the Mormons fleeing from their enemies in Illinois. The refugees traversed the southern part of the Territory of Iowa, through the settled counties and then the remaining two-thirds of the distance over the roadless, bridgeless, unpeopled stretch of country." "The Mormons encountered no opposition: they passed the Indian village in what is now the western part of Cass county, and when they reached Council Bluffs agency in June, they were welcomed 'In a most friendly manner,' winning the hearts of the Indians by giving a concert at their agent's residence. Opposite Bellevue, at Traders' Point the Indians had cut an approach to the river and established a ferry; they now did a big business carrying families and wagons and the cows and sheep of those Mormons who were to spend the next few months at Winter Quarters (on the site of Florence, Nebraska). Many Mormon families, however, tarried permanently in what later became Mills and Pottawattamie counties." Originally - from the July number of the "Iowa Journal of History and Politics" published by the Iowa State Historical Society of Iowa. James relocated in Pottawattamie County sometime after 1845. His children with Elizabeth Haskins were born there. This was a Pottawattamie Indian reserve that was not vacated by the Indians until as late as 1855. He was a farmer. James Newberry lived in Council Bluffs, and Indian Creek (Mills County). In the middle of the 1850's The Pottawattamie tribe started moving to Wisconsin. James' son John Smith Newberry goes to Galena, Illinois and then to Argyle, Wisconsin, where he can be found in the RLDS records for that town. His first edition Book of Mormon is in the Special Collections as the RLDS Library in Independence, Missouri. James moves from Pottatwattamie to Mills County. James is listed as a 'native voter' in the 1856 Mills Co. census. This in itself would seem to indicate his ethnicity, and is the only "slip" in the record that we have thus far found to indicate that he was in fact Native American. The details are yet unclear, but before his death he moved back to Pottatawattamie County and lived with his daughter Jolana (from his second marriage) for approximately five years until his death July 10, 1880. James managed a long and productive life. James was vocal in his dislike of the LDS Church as led by Brigham Young. George Morris tells of this in his journal and says that James likened the move to Utah as being a move to "Babylon". James often begged his children to return. All but two sons and one daughter went west. Three of which were with the Mormons in Utah. Another interesting tidbit is that James requested Levi Graybill to be the executor of his will with another man. When James died, they apparently saw a big problem with the fact that he left everything to the RLDS, and they asked to be excused from the duties of executors. The man who took over the duties was Samuel O. Smith. (Yet another Sam Smith!) There were several Smith families intertwined in James' life. Levi Graybill was married to Patience Smith. These Smiths were out of Kentucky or Tennessee. I also have found evidence that Mary Newberry's father Samuel Smith did not die in N.Y. as one might suspect. There is supposedly a journal written by Abraham that says that his grandfather Smith died in Iowa and was living with James at the time. (Wish we could find the journal). Mary Newberry (James' first wife) had a brother named Samuel Smith - could this be a brother-in-law or nephew? Levi Graybill may have asked to be replaced because of the trouble he could see with James leaving all his estate to the RLDS Church. Jolana went to court after her father died and successfully obtained money from the estate to repay herself for what she had spent on taking care of her father. [R4] This is a transcription of a handwritten document from the RLDS Archives. The names that I have transcribed are only those that have meaning to our Newberry family Early Reorganization Minutes 1852 Book A Sept. 26, 1862 by Elder Joseph Smith confirmed the following: String Prairie Branch, Lee Co., Iowa The Branch of the church of J.C. of L D.Saints anmed by vote the String Prairie Branch was organized March 25, 1861 by Elders John Shippy and W. W. Blair at the house of Calivn Hasking with ten members, & one priest and one teacher. 1. Calvin Haskins born in Massachusetts, Sept. 23, 1803 being an old member was received as teacher. 2. Zilpha Haskins, born in Oneida Co. N.Y. Jane. 23, 1805, baptized by Elder Shippy. Aug. 28, 1862 3. Eliza Newberry born in Vermont Oct. 14, 1824, baptized by elder Shippy. 4. Edith Newberry born in Leeds Co. Canada w., Oct. 22, 1832, baptized by Elder Shippy, March 24, 1861 5. William H. Haskins born in Alleghany Co., N.Y. May 16, 1831, baptized by Elder Shippy, 1861 6. Polly Haskins born in Hancock, Co. Ill., August 4 1833 baptized by Elder Shippy 1861 7. James W. Newberry born in N.Y. Dec. 9, 1817 baptized by Elder Shippy July 5, 1861 8. Electa Benedict born in Leeds Co., Canada West, April 27, 1835 baptized by Elder Shippy July 1, 181 9. Almira Duty, born in Canada West, Feb. 2, 1834 baptized by Elder Shippy July 1, 1861 By the voice of the conference, Elizah B. Gaylord, Uriah Roundy, Jas. Newberry, John Smith and John Outhouse were ordained high priests under the hand of WW. Blair and Jos. Smith. Wheeler's Grove Baptisms: John Winegar Semproveous, Cayuga Co. N.Y. b. March 2, 1820 Elizabeth Winegar Henry Co. Ind. Nov, 11, 1831 Henry Winegar Hath, Co., Mo. May 27, 1848 James Newberry Warwick, Orange Co. N.Y. May 29, 1791 Sibil Newberry Rockingham, Windham Co. Vt. March 9, 1793 Patience E. Graybill Macedonia, Pttawattamie Co. Iowa Dec. 29, 1848 Levi Graybill Jr. Macedonaia, Pottawattamie Co. Iowa August 6, 1850 (witness to James Newberry's will) John A. Graybill Macedonia, Pottawattamie Co. Iowa April 28, 1853 Joesph Bird Graybill Grove Township Potta. Co. Iowa Aug. 14, 1851 Abraham Smith Macedonia, Pottawattamie Co. Iowa June 29, 1849 Samuel C. Smith Van Buren Co. Iowa Aug. 1, 1847 Baptisms & confirmations of the foregoing Baptized in Indian Creek, Mills Co., Iowa Jan. 19, 1866 by James. Newberry Indian Creek Record of the Wheelers Grove Branch of the Church of Christ of Latterday Saints (Reorganization) Elder Chas. Derry having been requested by John Smith, Levi Graybilll and others to come here and preach did so in Company with Elder W. W. Wood on the 27th of April and preached three times. Also on Monday and Tuesday Evening on the 29th Elder Derry requested the Saints to manifest whether they wished to have A Branch Organized in this place. The following Saints unanimously desired that they should be organized into A Branch (towit Jno Smith, Levi Graybill, Sarah Smith, patience Graybill, Abagil Pritchett , Joseph Smith, Rachel Smith, A. Strong was not present but knowing her faith and love it was thought best to record her name. She being A member of the church. Elder Derry then requested the Saints to Choose a President. (When John Smith, High Priest was unanimously chosen, President, Levi Graybill Elder Assistant it was then left to Elder Derry to name the Branch when he called it the Wheelers Grove Branch in testimony of the above witness my hand this 24th day of May A.D. 182 Charles Derry At a meeting of the Wheelers Grove Branch 20th March 1863 E. W. Knapp was chosen Clerk of the Branch at a meeting of the Wheelers Grove Branch 5th May . Joseph smith offered his resignation as President of the Branch after some remarks by those present and a motion was made and seconded by Bro Jno Smith be released. Carried. Moved and seconded that Bro. A. J. Field be chosen president of the Branch Carried moved and Seconded that Bro Philo E. Knapp be ordained Priest to the Branch carried. Ordained by H.S. Smith and J. M. Putney 9th Oct. 1870 on this day according to the appointment the saints met for the purpose of choosing A president A. J. Field having resigned was released by vote of the Branch move and seconded that Jas. Newberry High Priest be chosen president of Branch. Carried 11th Jan 1871 On this day E. W. Knapp offered his resignation as Clerk of the Branch and was released by vote of the same. It was then moved seconded that H. Newberry be chosen to fill Bro Knapps place. Carried 22nd Jan 1871 The following named persons were chosen and ordained officers of the Branch. A. J. Anderson to the office of Priest, by Jas. Caffal and D.P. Harwell. S. C. Smith teacher, Adam Seeley Deacon. Both ordained by James Persons. 25th Feb. 1872 Jas. Newberry offered his resignation as President of the Branch. Moved & seconded that Bro Newberry be released. Motion carried. [R5] Sue Simonich - May 7, 2004 View | Viewers | Reply to this item http://www.xmission.com/~research/family/familypage.htm Nauvoo Temple Endowments The first date listed is the birth date of the individual, the second date is the temple endowment date. I have checked all known members affiliated with our family and these are the ones that showed up. Newberry, Eliza Ann 24 Oct 1824, 22 Dec 1845 Newberry, Elizabeth 9 May 1815, 22 Dec 1845 Newberry, James 29 May 1791, 22 Dec 1845 It looks as though we have another marriage for James Newberry that we were unaware of people! Brown, Nancy 29 May 1792, 30 Jan 1846 Nancy Brown must have left/divorced James Newberry by this time, because she receives her endowments on her own. Divorce was not unheard of in this historical period. Another woman who was formerly married to Porter Rockwell married Calvin Beebe during the temple endowment ceremonies at this time Luana Hart Rockwell Beebe. Sybil Pulsipher doesn’t show as having received her endowments at this time. Her brother Zerah and his family does show up on this record.


Morris, George 23 Aug 1817, 30 Jan 1846 Morris, Hannah Maria 13 March 1823, 30 Jan 1846 ---------------

Seth Palmer b. 1824 is shown with one other woman getting endowments in 1846 but it’s not on the same day, and I don’t know if she is a wife or relative. Definitely not with Harriett Newberry. So maybe her unhappiness was in being married as a polygamous wife to a man she did not love. -----------

If the Sally Ann shown here is actually our Sally Ann Newberry, then they have her birth date wrong. She was born June of 1821, maybe a transcription error, maybe coincidence. Pendleton, Benjamin F. 13 March 1818, 28 Jan 1846 Pendleton, Calvin C. 25 Oct 1811, 17 Dec 1845 Pendleton, Hobbart 7 Feb 1846 Pendleton, Lavina 17 Nov 1820, 28 Jan 1846 Pendleton, Sally Ann 10 Oct 1816, 17 Dec 1845 Pentleton, Joseph T. 24 Nov 1809, 6 Feb 1846 Pentleton, Mary Ann M. 6 March 1816, 6 Feb 1846 *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

James Abraham Newberry and Mary Smith
Hannah Maria Newberry and George Morris
James Newberry Morris and Harriett Louisa Elliott 
Tina Matilda Kunzler and Eli Ray Morris 
LeGrand Elliott Morris and Dorothea Berta Ernestina Kersten 
Rodney Allen Morris and Deborah Lee Handy