E.S. New--The agricultural insustry of Bosque county is well represented
by this enterprising farmer and early settler, E.S. New, ho has his abiding
place on his farm not far distant from the town of Iredell, his postoffice.
Mr. New is a native of Gallatin county, Kentucky, and was born April 19,
1830, son of James B. and Frances (Spencer) New, both natives of that state.
William New, the grandfather of our subject, was born in Rhode Island,
at an early day moved West and made settlement in Kentucky, where he reared
his family, passed his life and died. The Spencers were Virginia people
who likewise sought a home in Kentucky at an early day. Their family was
represented in the Siminole war in Florida. James B. New was by trade a
saddler, which he followed in his younger days, later settling down to
the quiet of farm life. Also for some time he served as postmaster of his
town. He was a man interested in all the public affairs of his place, but
never sought official honors; politically he gave his support to the Democratic
party, and in his religion was a zealous Baptist, active and enthusiastic
in church work. He died in Kentucky in 1851. His good wife survived him
many years and died in November, 1895, at the ripe old age of ninety-four.
She too, was a consistent Baptist, and her long and useful life was adorned
with many Christian graces. They were the parents of seven children; E.S.,
whose name graces this article; Frank S., a resident of Texas since 1857
and a veteran of the Confederate army, who is now a
saddler of San Saba, Texas; William H., who came to Texas in 1857 and served throught the late war, and is now a resident of the Indian Nation; Nancy is the wife of J.T. Edmonds of Kentucky; Susan, wife of F.G. Acre, a farmer of Llano county, Texas, came to this state in 1858; Betty, wife of William Rainbolt, came to this state in 1857, and now lives in the Indian Nation; Mary, wife of John T. Scott, resides in San Saba county, Texas.
E.S. New attended the common schools near his home and spent his youthful days not unlike other
Kentucky farmer boys. In 1853 he married and settled in the town of Mayfield, that state, where he ran a harness and saddle shop, and at the same time kept the post-office, remaining there until 1857. That year he emigrated to Texas, first locating at Waxahachie, where he worked at his trade one year, after which he turned his attention to the stock business. Like most men his age in this country, Mr. New has a war record. He enlisted in the first year of the war in Bufford's Nineteenth Texas Cavalary, Parson's brigade, and rendered service in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, also making one raid up into Missouri, and in all his army life, which extended until the close of the war, he was never wounded nor captured. At the time of the surrender he was near Houston, Texas, and from there returned to his home in Ellis county, gathered up his stock, and that same year 1865, moved to Bosque county, locating near Morgan, where he bought a tract of land and opened up a farm. At that point he conducted farming and stock-raising until 1894, when he sold out and came to his present location near Iredell. Here he has three hundred and two acres of well improved land, one hundred and ten acres under cultivation. He has a comfortable residence, modern wind pump, fine orchard, etc., and is pleasantly situated for conveniently and successfully carring on farming and stock-raising.
Mr. New was married in Kentucky in 1853, as already stated. Mrs. New was formerly Miss Mary
Peterson. She is a native of Kentucky and a daughter of a Kentucky farmer, William Peterson, who died in that state and is the only representative of the family that came to Texas. Mr. and Mrs. New have been blessed in the birth of twelve children, all of whom are yet living, their names in order of birth being as follows: Edward, a farmer of Bosque county; Emma, wife of William LaFon, a farmer; Mrs. Mary E. Gilpin; Mrs. Fanny McGehee; Mrs. Laura W. Wylie; William, who married Miss Nelly Plumly; Frank, who married Abby Warmack; Anna, who married D.M. Gary, a school-teacher; Robert, a farmer, who married Cory Warmack; and Ada, James and Jay G., all at their parental home.
Mr. New has always been firmly arrayed in the support of the Democratic party and its principles, and has taken an intelligent and commendable interest in public affairs, but has never had any official
aspirations, the demands of his own private interests requiring all his time and attention. Mrs. New is a member of the Baptist church.
1880 census Bosque Co. TX
1880 New, Edward S. New, Edward S. 50 Ky
1880 New, Edward S. New, Mary C. 41
1880 New, Edward S. New, Laura 14
1880 New, Edward S. New, Willie H. 12
1880 New, Edward S. New, Coosy 10
1880 New, Edward S. New, Frank B. 8
1880 New, Edward S. New, Robb Lee 7
1880 New, Edward S. New, Ada 4
1880 New, Edward S. New, James 2
1900 census Bosque Co. TX
1900 New, Edward S. New, Mary 52
1900 New, Edward S. New, Edward S. 50 Ky
1900 New, Edward S. New, Ada 24
1900 New, Edward S. New, Jake 19
More About EDWARD SPENCER NEW:
Burial: Riverside Cem. Iredell, Bosque Co. TX
Military service: Civil War
More About MARY CATHERINE PETERSON:
Burial: Riverside Cem. Iredell, Bosque Co. TX