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31 March 2011 Mentions of the Newburys in “History of Montville, CT” March 31, 2011

Here is the rest of what I found on the Newbury Family this week.  All of the snippets of info below come from the Book “The History of Montville, CT”  I was able to get a full copy of this book in PDF form off of Google Books.  A wonderful resource for New London County Family History.

Again, I left my notes in copy and past form so you can copy and paste the information into individual people in your own genealogy computer program.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

The name of Newbury first appears in Groton about 1700, since which time many persons bearing the name have appeared on the stage of action, and others of the female like who have intermarried and taken other names are very numerous in Groton and other towns adjacent.  The first of the name whose family is found recorded in the Groton records was John Newbury, who married Elizabeth Stark about the year 1704.

 History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

2. John, b. 16 Aug., 1710

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

3. Sarah, b. 3 June, 1712

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

4. Joseph, b. 4 March, 1713

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

5. Nathan, b. 3 March 1716

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

6. Elizabeth, b. 4 Feb., 1718

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

7. James, b. 23 March, 1720

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Trial (8), b. 25 Feb., 1722, son of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark; married, about 1745 ______Davis, probably daughter of Andrew Davis of Groton.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

9. Nathaniel, b. 10 March, 1724

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

10. Hannah, b. 25 March, 1726

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of Trial Newbury and _______ Davis:

11. Susanna, b. 7 Aug., 1746

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of Trial Newbury and _______ Davis:

12. Elkanah, b. 15 Apr, 1748

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of Trial Newbury and _______ Davis:

13. Elihu, b. 18 Apr, 1748

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of Trial Newbury and _______ Davis:

14. Triphena, b. 20 June, 1754

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of Trial Newbury and _______ Davis:

15. Eliphal, b. 21 July, 1756

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Nathan (16), b. 29 Aug., 1759, son of Trial Newbury and ____ Davis, supposed daughter of Andrew Davis of Groton; married, about 1787, Welthan (Green) Johnson, widow of Robinson Johnson, b. in England, and daughter of Christopher Green and Mercy Stoddard.  He was a blacksmith; lived for a time in Groton, and afterwards in Montville.  He died at Montville 19 Dec., 1840.  She died 11 Aug., 1814.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Davis (17), b. 4 Oct., 1762, son of Trial Newbury and ____ Davis; married Lydia Williams. He was a resident of Montville.  Several children died here of a contagious disease.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

18. Nathaniel, b. 10 May, 1788; m. Fanny Ball

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

19. Mercy, b. 20 April, 1790; m. Joseph Schofield

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

20. Nathan, b. 6 March, 1792; m.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

21. George Johnson, b. 30 Sep., 1794

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

22. Elihu, b. 17 Aug., 1796

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

23. Eunice, b. 2 Oct., 1798; Ezra Dart.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

24. Christopher, b. 29 Dec., 1800; m. Desire Northrop

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

25. Stephen, b. 6 Oct., 1804; died 25 Feb., 1809

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

26. Newman, b. 3 Jan., 1808; m. Lucinda Bolles.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

27. Nancy, b. 9 Dec., 1785

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

28. Betsey, b. 12 Oct., 1787

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

29. Elkhanah, b. 13 Oct., 1789

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

30. Sally, b. 23 April, 1792

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

31. Maria, b. 10 June, 1794

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

32. Fanny, b. 7 Aug., 1796

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

33. Sabra, b. 15 June, 1799

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

34. Eunice, b. 7 March, 1802

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

35. William, b. 13 May, 1804

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

36. Benjamin F., b. 20 Aug., 1808

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30 Mar 2011 – Newbury / Newberry Family of Malden & Groton March 30, 2011

I was sent some info recently on the Newbury side of my family which spurred me to fix up that side of my tree in my database this week.  I did a lot of research on familysearch.org and thought I’d post my findings.   I kept them in the same format that I copied and pasted into my notes for each person in case it might be helpful for someone else looking to do the same thing.  Click below to see a report out of my computer program that shows the info attached to each person.

Newbury Narrative Report

My Great, Great, Great Grandmother was Sally Newbury who married Daniel Rogers of Montville, CT on 2 Sept 1813.  Sally was the daughter of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams.   Davis was the son of Tyral (or Trial) Newbury and Anna Davis.  Tryal was the son of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark and John was the son of Tryal Newbury and his wife Priscilla.  Tryal and Priscilla lived in Malden, Middlesex County, Mass.

The reference info listed at the bottom of each item is the reference info from familyseach.org.

Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910

Name: Tryall Newberry … Gender: Male

Death Date: 09 Dec 1705 … Death Place: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Age: 56 … Birth Date: 1649 … Race: White

Indexing Project #: B07550-9, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Source Film #: 14774, Ref#: p 362

 

Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

Name: John Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 28 Mar 1686 … Birthplace: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Father’s Name: Tryall Newberry

Indexing Project #: C05482-5, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Source Film #: 14774, Ref #: p 57

( I08987-5, Massachusetts-EASy, 892249, p 119)

Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

Name: Mehitable Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 07 Sep 1688 … Birthplace: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Father’s Name: Triall Newberry … Mother’s Name: Priscilla Newberry

Indexing Project #: C05482-5, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Source Film #: 14774, Ref#: p 57

Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

Name: Mary Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 13 Mar 1689 … Birthplace: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Father’s Name: Triall Newberry … Mother’s Name: Priscilla Newberry

Indexing Project #: C05482-5, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Source Film #: 14774, Ref#: p 57

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: John Newbury … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 16 Aug 1710 … Birthplace: Groton Twp, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newbury … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Sarah Newbury … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 23 Jun 1712 … Birthplace: Groton Twp, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newbury … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Joseph Newbury … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 04 Mar 1713 … Birthplace: Groton Twp, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newbury … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Nathan Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 03 Mar 1716 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newberry … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Elizabeth Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 04 Feb 1718 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newberry … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: James Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 23 Mar 1720 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newberry … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870

(Groton Vital Records – Barbour Collection, Ancestry.com) Page 175

Trial Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 25 Feb 1722 … Birth Location: Groton

Parent Name: John … Parent Name: Elizabeth

 

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Nathaniel Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 10 Mar 1724 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newberry … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Hannah Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 25 Mar 1726 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newberry … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Marriages, 1729-1867

Groom’s Name: Nathan Newbury … Bride’s Name: Sarah Stewart

Marriage Date: 15 Apr 1743 … Marriage Place: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p244

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Susanna Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 07 Aug 1746 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p252

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Elkana Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 15 Apr 1748 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref #: p252

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Elisha Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 18 Apr 1750 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p252

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Tryphena Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 20 Jun 1754 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p252

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Eliphal Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 21 Jul 1756 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p252

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Nathan Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 29 Aug 1759 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p252

(Groton Vital Records – Barbour Collection, Ancestry.com) Page 175

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Davis Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 04 Oct 1762 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p252

(Groton Vital Records – Barbour Collection, Ancestry.com) Page 175

 

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Naome Newbery … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 27 Jan 1746 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: James Newbery … Mother’s Name: Naome

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p268

Indexing Project # 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film Number: unknown

 

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Phebe Newbery … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 11 Jun 1750 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: James Newbery … Mother’s Name: Naome

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p268

Connecticut Marriages, 1729-1867

Groom’s Name: John Newbery … Bride’s Name: Jeruiah Burch

Marriage Date: 26 Nov 1739 … Marriage Place: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p240

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Jonathan Newbery … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 03 Sep 1740 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newbery … Mother’s Name: Jeruiah Burch

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p240

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Rody Newbery … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 08 Jan 1742 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newbery … Mother’s Name: Jeruiah Burch

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p240

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March 24, 2011 – Bethel Mill, Ashaway RI March 24, 2011

Yes, I know, it’s been some time since my last post.  I’m in the process of moving to a new apartment.  I’ve been working on genealogy projects pretty steady but not on my own family much.  I’ve had some clients from my genealogical research business ( www.FamilyHistoryDetectives.net ) and also been helping my friend Jim on his family tree.  It’s funny when you trace the family tree of one of your oldest friends and find out your 13th cousins!  Especially when I grew up in New York and he grew up in Kentucky, we both now live in Orlando and our common ancestry lived in England.

It would be untrue to say that I haven’t been working on my family history at all.  I’ve been working on the German side of the family.  Filling in the blanks of the family in Bavaria. 

Today when I logged into my blog, I had a post from someone in response to a post I did back at the end of 2010 about the Wells family and the Bethel Mill.  Kris from Ashaway had some nice details to add to my entry. Thanks Kris for the great information.   I love to get comments on my blog.  Lets me know someone out there is really reading all this stuff I write!  Here is what Kris had to say:

Hi Jennifer!

Your photographs show the factory property known long ago as Bethel (64 High St., Ashaway) around 1905.

The property, most recently the factory of the Thames River Tube Co., sold at auction this past year for a little over $170,000.

In your photos, the portion of the building to the left of the main factory was built about 1849 and was taken down sometime in the 1910s. The main factory building in the views is still there, though substantially altered, but the little office is long gone.

The newspaper article in your 12/30/10 posting includes the basic facts of the Bethel factory. Here are a few more details it. The property belonged to Thompson Wells in the late 18th century and was part of a larger farm that extended into the present day town of North Stonington. The tract included a dwelling house built by the Wells family that still stands on Anthony Road in North Stonington.

William Arnold of Cumberland and Westerly RI acquired a small portion of this tract (6 1/2 acres) and established a blacksmith shop along the Ashaway River in 1816. He may have raised a dam at the site about 1816. (The previous owner of the parcel, Joseph Dodge Jr., may have made some of these improvements even before that date., but they aren’t mentioned in the land evidence records.) William Arnold briefly manufactured scythes and perhaps other agricultural tools there but sold out to Zebulon Stillman in 1822. Stillman may have occupied the property even before 1820. He likely continued operating the blacksmith shop there and probably also manufactured wagons on the site (he produced 12 wagons in 1820). He sold the property to Jacob D. Babcock in 1829. Babcock raised up a new dam at this site (perhaps the first dam) in 1836 and apparently also built a small factory there, at which time the locale acquired the name of Bethel. Since he was already operating a machine shop and factory across from his house in Temperance Valley (the present day Ashaway mill seat), Babcock leased the property to other manufacturers in the 1840s (including Rowse Babcock III and John T. Knowles).

 The factory burned in 1848, and Jacob D. Babcock built a new factory there before 1850. By that date, the property included also two tenement houses, a dye house, a cloth shop, and a blacksmith shop. He leased the property in 1850 to the firm of Babcock & Stillman (Asher M. Babcock and Welcome Stillman). They operated a woolen factory at Bethel for the better part of the next two decades (Welcome Stillman alone in later years).

 You already know about the Wells’ involvement in the factory in the years following the Civil War. As I mentioned above, the portion of the building at left in your photos (with the clerestory monitor roof) is the 1849 factory. The larger building at right was likely built at the turn of the 20th century, when the Ashaway Manufacturing Co. acquired the plant. In the early and mid 20th century, the Bethel factory was operated by the Wolff Worsted Co. and the Stillwater Manufacturing Co. I have similar photos of the factory as you do but none pre-dating 1900.

–Kris, Ashaway RI