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The New Family
Compiled and Documented
by Linda Cowan Baker

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William Henry or Jasper New born 28 Oct 1774 Guilford County, North Carolina died 23 Sep 1825 Grant County, Kentucky
(William New was killed near his home in 1825 by unknown assailants, probably Indians.
Source: Grant County News, Footsteps of the Past, June 19, 1997 arthor Beryl S. Litsey)
Married Susan Baker born 1787 North Carolina. Daughter of Moses Baker born 1752 Chowan County, North Carolina died 1844 Montgomery County, Kentucky. He married Sarah Jane Murphy.
William and Susan are my 4th greatgrandparents.
*My note: I am trying to prove that the folowing is William New's ancestors:
William is son of Jethro New born 20 Sep 1757 Kent County, Delaware married about 1781 Sarah Bowman. Jethro is son of John New born 1729 Kent County, Delaware married Mary Patience Hickman. John New is son of Robert New born 1712 Kent County, Delaware married 1st Eleanor 2nd Mary Crumpton.

William New and Susan/Susannah's children were:

James Bert New born 22 Jun 1805 North Carolina died 4 Jun 1851 Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky. James married 26 Mar 1824 Francis Elizabeth Spencer born 1801 Kentucky died Nov 1895 San Saba, Texas. Frances was the daughter of Edward Spencer born abt 1765 Virginia and Eleanor Woolfolk.
James and Frances are my 3rd greatgrandparents.
Children:
Edward Spencer New born 19 Apr 1830 Gallatin County, Kentucky died 4 Jan 1922 Bosque County, Texas married 1852 Mary Catherine Peterson.
Francis S. "Frank" New born 15 Feb 1832 Gallatin County, Kentucky died 6 Jun 1907 Mason County, Texas married 26 Jan 1869 Emelia H. Adams.
William Harris New born 4 May 1835 Graves County, Kentucky died 27 Mar 1907 Indian Territory, Oklahoma married 15 Nov 1855 Mary Elizabeth Eaker.
Nancy B. New born 1837 Kentucky married J.T. Edmonds
Susan New born 1842 Kentucky died 2 Jun 1923 San Saba, Texas married Felix G. Eaker
Elizabeth "Betty" New born 1847 Kentucky married William Rainbolt.
Mary Ellen New born 1849 Kentucky married 25 Jun 1865 John Thomas Scott.

Edward Spencer New born 19 Apr 1830 Gallatin County, Kentucky died 4 Jan 1922 Bosque County, Texas married 1852 Mary Catherine Peterson born 15 Dec 1838 (have seen Illinois and Kentucky for her birth place) daughter of William Peterson. Edward served in the Civil War in Buford's 19th Texas Cavalry, Parson's Brigade. Edward and Mary are my 2nd greatgrandparents.
Childen:
Edward Spencer New, Jr. born 12 Feb 1854 Graves County, Kentucky died 26 Oct 1931 Bosque County, Texas married 20 Jan Mattie Bradley.
Emma New born 17 Aug 1856 Graves County, Kentucky died 7 Aug 1928 Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma married 3 Dec 1874 William Lycurgus LaFon.
Mary Ellen New born 25 Dec 1858 Ellis County, Texas died 1957 Bosque County, Texas married 22 Jan 1879 John Wesley Gilpin.
Frances "Fanny" New born 9 Feb 1861 Bosque County, Texas died 12 Apr 1932 Bosque county, Texas married 1875 James Abner McGehee.
Laura W. New born 7 Jan 1865 Bosque county, Texas married 14 May 1882 W.J. Wylie
William "Willie" New born 5 Jun 1867 Bosque County, Texas died 23 Mar 1933 Bosque County, Texas married 1st Nellie Plumly 2nd 4 Feb 1901 Elizabeth "Bessie" Smith.
Anna May "Coosy" New born 5 Feb 1869 Bosque County, Texas married 1st 20 Mar 1886 D.M. Gary 2nd F.S. McCabe
Franklin D. New born 16 Feb 1871 Bosque County, Texas married 9 Nov 1892 Abbie E. Womack.
Robert E. Lee "Bob" New born 25 Jun 1873 Bosque County, Texas married 25 Jul 1894 Cora Ella Womack.
Ada New born 18 May 1875 Bosque County, Texas married 17 Jul 1903 J.T. "Tom" Robison.
James S. "Jim" New born 30 May 1878 Bosque County, Texas died 31 Aug 1957 Bosque couty, Texas married 27 Aug 1899 Alice E. Pinkerton (have also seen Pinkleton).
Jay Gould "Jake" New born 11 May 1881 Bosque County, Texas married Nannie D. Shannon.

Emma New born 17 Aug 1856 Mayfield, Gallatin County, Kentucky died Aug 1928 Altus, Oklahoma married 3 Dec 1874 Bosque County, Texas William Lycurgus LaFon born Jul 1846 Lewis County, Missouri. Emma and William are my greatgrandparents.
Children:
Edward L. Lafon born 1876 Texas
Lora M. LaFon born Nov 1879 Texas
Lillie Balthrope LaFon born 19 Apr 1883 Texas died 21 Apr 1969 Mesquite, Texas married 18 Aug 1901 Hill County, Texas Franklin Z. Wheeler born 9 Aug 1878 died 23 Jul 1909 Duster, Comanche County, Texas. Lillie and Franklin are my grandparents.
William Earnest LaFon born Jan 1885 Texas died 1958 Wichita Falls, Texas married 1902 Mary Carolyn "Carrie" Harris.
Emma LaFon born Sep 1886 Texas
Vera D. LaFon born Apr 1888 Texas
Infant LaFon born ca 1889-1892
Infant LaFon born ca 1889-1892
Lillard LaFon born Apr 1893 Texas
Eugene LaFon born Aug 1895 Texas

Sources: Census records, Marriage Licenses, Wills, and personal knowledge.


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