Jonathan Newman, of Smiths Creek
Facts and Events
Jonathan Newman was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Estate Records of Jonathan Newman
- Page 100.--15th February, 1748. Samuel Newman's bond as administrator of Jonathan Newman.
- Page 220.--3d April, 1749. Jonathan Newman's appraisement, by Capt. Peter Scholl, John Ruddle, Sr., Wm. James.
- Page 319.--28th February, 1750. Jonathan Newman's estate; settlement by Samuel Newman. To Joshua Potts, Eleanor Taylor, John Hodge, John Ruddle, Jr., Wm. Carryl, John Henry Neff.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (unless otherwise listed)
- Northern Neck Survey: William Carrol, 19 Jan. 1748 - 14 Apr. 1749; 600 acres on Smiths Creek where he now lives; adj. Thomas Looker, Capt. Scholl, Mary Newman, widow. Chain Carriers - Thos. Loocker & John Ruddel, Junr. Capt. Peter Scholl present on survey. Surv. George Byrne. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 22].
- Northern Neck Survey: Nicholas Seahorn, 31 Jan. 1748 - 15 Apr. 1749; 399 acres on a branch of Smiths Creek; adj. Thos. Loocker, the waggon road, Vallintine Seveir [Sevier] survey, William Carrole, Mary Newman, widow, Jane Schene. Chain Carriers - Corneles Ruddle & James Thomas. Capt. Peter Scholl present on survey. Surv. George Byrne. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 32].
Information on Jonathan Newman
From "House of Newman" website:
- Jonathan NEWMAN, fourteenth child of Walter and Mary NEWMAN, was born August 5, 1716. He married Mary (last name unknown). Jonathan and his family remained in Pennsylvania until 1745. Mary attended the Southhampton Baptist Church in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She was received by baptism on October 1, 1741. Jonathan is not mentioned as a member of the church. The Southhampton Baptist Church records of October 15, 1756 states that Mary NEWMAN went with her husband to Virginia without a letter of dismissal or recommendation. The reason was probably because there was no Baptist Church in the area to which a letter could be sent.
- Later, there is a statement that her husband Jonathan was now dead and a church had been established where she resided, thus a letter of dismissal was granted. On August 15, 1748, the will of Jonathan NEWMAN was recorded in Augusta County, Virginia and Samuel NEWMAN, his brother, was appointed the administrator of the Jonathan NEWMAN estate.
From Genforum.com post:
Jonathan and his brother Samuel and families migrated about 1744 to the Smith Creek Area of what is now Shenandoah Co., VA. After Jonathan died, his brother Samuel was named administrator of his estate.
Ref: St. Stephens Records Cecil Co., MD. Christening 1716.
Fathers probate records 2/9/1729 Cecil Co., Maryland. He inherited half of his fathers estate and moved to the Shennandoah Valley of Va. in 1744, then to Augusta Co., Va.
His will was recorded in Augusta Co., Va on August 15, 1748. His brother Samuel was appointed the administrator of the estate.
It is his descendants that were presented through the eight generation in the Boogher treatise.
REF: Scots-Irish Settlers, pg 20--pg 319--Feb. 28, 1750
Jonathan Newman's estate; settlement by Samuel Newman. To Joshua Potts, Eleanor Taylor, John Hodge, John Ruddle, Jr., William Carryl, John Henry Neff.
Early Church Records of Rockingham Co., VA pg. 58-61--Smith's.
Creek/Linville Creek Baptist Church "Samuel Newman and his wife, being Members of Montgomery Church, in the county of Philadelphia, was the first members of any Baptist Church that settled here."