I have several "disconnected" Newells identified in early Tuscaloosa, Lamar, and Franklin Cos., AL.Many of these appear to be associated with my James and Sarah (Boyd) Newell family members, but I cannot find the connection.I have these listed on a pageholder entilted "Unknown Newell" on my homepage.The following short report shows some of these:
Descendants of Unknown Newell:
Generation No. 1
1.UNKNOWN2 NEWELL(JAMES1) was born Abt. 1830.
Notes for UNKNOWN NEWELL:
Since it has not yet been possible to identify this potential Newell descendant, this file will be used to attach a number of unknown stragglers that have been identified from various censuses. As they are clarified and identified, they will be moved to the appropriate ancestor file, or removed.There are several Newells that appear to be related to James and Sarah based on census association, but their relationship has not been established. Some were actually in the James and Sarah Newell household on some censuses, or living adjacently or nearby on other censuses.Therefore, for record keeping purposes, these Newells will be attached to the Unknown Newell ancestor as a temporary pageholder..
More About UNKNOWN NEWELL:
Date born 2: Abt. 1830, AL
Children of UNKNOWN NEWELL are:
2. i. GEORGE3 NEWELL, b. Bet. 1810 - 1820.
3. ii. REUBEN NEWELL, b. Abt. 1825, TN.
4. iii. ALA NEWELL, b. Abt. 1827, North Carolina.
5. iv. MARY ELIZABETH NEWELL, b. September 14, 1833; d. August 11, 1915, Lamar Co., AL.
v. RACHEL NEWELL, b. October 15, 1837; d. January 25, 1908, Lamar Co., AL; m. EDWIN BARNES; b. October 15, 1836, Fayette Co., AL.
Notes for RACHEL NEWELL:
"The Heritage of Lamar County, Alabama" book.
More About RACHEL NEWELL:
Burial: Fellowship Cemetery, Lamar Co.
vi. BENJAMIN NEWELL, b. Abt. 1845, Alabama.
Notes for BENJAMIN NEWELL:
No other information is known about Benjamin.He was close by to #1411 James G. Newell and #1412 Thomas D. Newell who were sons of James and Sarah, and living apart from the family as farmers on this census.
More About BENJAMIN NEWELL:
Fact 1: 1860, Tuscaloosa Co.Trion Collins Bt#1415
6. vii. WILLIAM J. NEWELL, b. Bet. 1846 - 1850, Alabama; d. March 23, 1926, Alabama.
7. viii. ANDREW NEWELL, b. July 1860, Alabama.
8. ix. GLOVINA NEWELL, b. August 13, 1874, AL; d. 1957, Quincy, Monroe Co., MS.
9. x. WILLIE RUFUS NEWELL, b. Bet. 1875 - 1882; d. May 24, 1951, Green Pond, AL.
Generation No. 2
2.GEORGE3 NEWELL (UNKNOWN2, JAMES1) was born Bet. 1810 - 1820.He married (?).She was born Bet. 1810 - 1820.
More About GEORGE NEWELL:
Fact 1: 1840, Tuscaloosa Co.census
Children of GEORGE NEWELL and (?) are:
i. FEMALE A4 NEWELL, b. Bet. 1835 - 1840.
ii. FEMALE B NEWELL, b. Bet. 1835 - 1840.
3.REUBEN3 NEWELL (UNKNOWN2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1825 in TN.
Notes for REUBEN NEWELL:
The 1860 census writing has been rendered by various researchers, including this one, as Rewlen.However, Reuben would seem to be a more appropriate interpretation.He is adjacent to James and Sarah who are #1395 on this census.Martha, dau of James and Sarah is #1394 on this census.
I have long suspected that this Reuben might actually be Robert Boyd Newell who hasn't been found onthe 1860 census yet.Robert is on the 1855 State census with two males <21, one of whom has been identified as Rufus M. Newell, born November 6, 1852.Reuben's son, William, born c1850 matches age with the William J. Newell who is living with James and Sarah on the 1870 census.However, there is a conflict with John, born c1852, and Rufus, born Nov. 6, 1852.The only explanation would be that John was born late 1851 - early 1852 and might have died before the 1855 census was taken.
More About REUBEN NEWELL:
Fact 1: 1860, Tuscaloosa Co.Trion Collins Bt#1396
Children of REUBEN NEWELL are:
i. WILLIAM4 NEWELL, b. Abt. 1850, Alabama.
ii. JOHN NEWELL, b. Abt. 1852, Alabama.
4.ALA3 NEWELL (UNKNOWN2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1827 in North Carolina.He married NANCY WHITAKER.She was born Abt. 1827 in Alabama.
Notes for ALA NEWELL:
The family of Ala and Nancy have been reconstructed based on various census data.The following was found on the 1880 Tishomingo Co., MS census Dist 5, Beat 5, pg 95c:
Nancy Newell Head Widow 54 AL GAGA
Francies M. Newell Sister Single 21 ALALAL
George W. Newell Son Single 20 ALALAL
Jane P. Newell Dau Single 18 ALALAL
John W. Hallmark GSon Single 13 MS MS AL
Francies M. is most likely Francis M. and should be a Son, not a Sister.Nancy was living with Francis M. Newell in 1900 Franklin Co., AL.
There was found an LDS file for George Washington Newell, born 10 Apr 1860 with parents shown as Alec Newell and Nancy Whitaker.
More About ALA NEWELL:
Fact 1: 1850, Tuscaloosa Co.census
Fact 2: 1880, Tishomingo Co., MS census (Nancy)
Children of ALA NEWELL and NANCY WHITAKER are:
i. MARTIN V. B.4 NEWELL, b. Abt. 1847, Alabama.
ii. MARY C. NEWELL, b. January 1850, Alabama; m. J. M. HALLMARK, December 17, 1866, Itawamba Co., MS.
iii. WESLEY NEWELL, b. January 1854, Alabama; d. OK; m. NANCY INGRAHAM, May 3, 1877, Itawamba Co., MS; b. May 1856, Alabama; d. Wynnewood, Garvin, OK.
Notes for WESLEY NEWELL:
Another source shows birth about 1852.The 1880 Itawamba Co, MS indicates he is age 26, giving birth as about 1854.This census show Nancy, age 23; David, age 2; and Mary, age 1.
More About WESLEY NEWELL:
Date born 2: January 1854
Fact 1: 1880, Itawamba Co., MS, Dist 1
Fact 2: 1900, Franklin Co. Soundex Bear Creek,23/14/39
More About NANCY INGRAHAM:
Fact 1: 1880, Itawamba Co., MS, Dist 1
iv. FRANCIS MARION NEWELL, b. May 1857; m. MALINDA ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY; b. November 1866, MS.
Notes for FRANCIS MARION NEWELL:
I have attached Francis M. Newell to Ala Newell based on the presence of Nancy, age 74 born Jan 1826 being listed on the 1900 Soundex as his mother.Nancy, the wife of Ala Newell was born about 1827 according to the 1850 census.
The 1894 Tishomingo County School Records lists a child of F. M. Newel attending school as;
Armelie (f) 6.This might be a nickname for Cornelia.
More About FRANCIS MARION NEWELL:
Fact 1: 1900, Franklin Co. Soundex, 23/15/31
v. GEORGE WASHINGTON NEWELL, b. April 10, 1860, Alabama; d. March 19, 1901; m. KETURAH COLE, Abt. 1880; b. May 1860, Alabama.
Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON NEWELL:
There was an LDS file found for George Washington Newell indicating his spouse was Keturah Cole, marriage date approx. 1880.Another file lists his parents as Alec Newell and Nancy Whitaker.
The 1894 Tishomingo County School Records list children of G. W. Newel attending school as; A. B. (f) 12, J. M. (m) 10, L. J. (f) 7, and S. N. (f) 5.
More About GEORGE WASHINGTON NEWELL:
Fact 1: 1900, Franklin Co. Soundex Bear Creek,23/15/31
vi. JANE P. NEWELL, b. Abt. 1862, AL.
5.MARY ELIZABETH3 NEWELL (UNKNOWN2, JAMES1) was born September 14, 1833, and died August 11, 1915 in Lamar Co., AL.She married WILLIAM W. MADDOX.He was born Abt. 1832.
Notes for MARY ELIZABETH NEWELL:
Info posted by Vicki Martindale Maddox.Also, on the 1870 Sanford Co., AL census, William J. Newell, age 22 is living with William and Mary E. (Newell) Maddox and working as a farmer.
More About MARY ELIZABETH NEWELL:
Burial: Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cem.
More About WILLIAM W. MADDOX:
Fact 1: 1870, Sanford Co., AL pg 285b/51
Children of MARY NEWELL and WILLIAM MADDOX are:
i. JAMES C.4 MADDOX, b. Abt. 1859, AL.
ii. NANCY C. MADDOX, b. Abt. 1861, AL.
iii. WILLIAM J. MADDOX, b. Abt. 1862, AL.
iv. PINKNEY LEVI MADDOX, b. July 28, 1865, Lamar Co., AL; d. August 5, 1952, Lamar Co., AL; m. MOLLIE BUTLER.
v. RACHEL E. MADDOX, b. Abt. 1867, AL.
vi. EDWARD S MADDOX, b. Abt. June 1870, AL.
6.WILLIAM J.3 NEWELL (UNKNOWN2, JAMES1) was born Bet. 1846 - 1850 in Alabama, and died March 23, 1926 in Alabama.He married MARY J. WILLIAMS in Tuscaloosa Co., AL.She was born October 2, 1858 in Alabama, and died March 24, 1928 in Alabama.
Notes for WILLIAM J. NEWELL:
There is a Tuscaloosa Co. marriage record for W. J. Newell to M. J. Williams.Then on the 1880 Tuscaloosa Co. census at Smallwoods Beat 13 is #392/427 W. J. Newell, age 35 and wife, Jane with a 2-year old unnamed daughter.This would place his birth about 1845.There is a William, born Oct 1850, and M. J., born Oct 1858, on the 1900 Jefferson Co., AL census with seven children.Then there is a cemetery record for W. J. Newell, born 28 May 1850 and Mary J. Newell born 2 Oct 1858, buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Tuscaloosa Co.These age discrepancies are problematic, and it is very possible that this census data might be for a grandson or nephew of James and Sarah, or even two different William J. Newells.
William J. is shown as age 64 on the 1910 Tuscaloosa Census, giving birthdate abt 1846.
More About WILLIAM J. NEWELL:
Fact 1: 1880, Tuscaloosa,Smallwoods Bt 13 #392/427
Fact 2: 1900, Soundex Jefferson Co.
Fact 3: 1910, Soundex Tuscaloosa Co.
Notes for MARY J. WILLIAMS:
Mary J. is shown as age 56 on the 1910 Tuscaloosa Census, giving birthdate abt 1854.
Children of WILLIAM NEWELL and MARY WILLIAMS are:
i. FEMALE4 NEWELL, b. Abt. 1878, Alabama.
ii. WILLIAM R. NEWELL, b. March 1883.
iii. GEORGE WESLEY NEWELL, b. September 29, 1883, Vance, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.
Notes for GEORGE WESLEY NEWELL:
George Wesley Newell stated on his SSN application that his parents were William Jenning Newell and Mary Elizabeth Williams.
More About GEORGE WESLEY NEWELL:
Fact 1: November 27, 1936, SSN Application
iv. JESSIE LASCO NEWELL, b. April 4, 1885, Vance, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.
Notes for JESSIE LASCO NEWELL:
Jessie Lasco Newell stated on his SSN application that his parents were William Jenning Newell and Mary Elizabeth Williams.
More About JESSIE LASCO NEWELL:
Fact 1: November 27, 1936, SSN Application
v. MATHIE NEWELL, b. November 1886.
vi. MINNIE NEWELL, b. November 1888.
vii. JAMES T. NEWELL, b. February 1891.
viii. SIDNA S. NEWELL, b. September 1895.
Notes for SIDNA S. NEWELL:
1910 Soundex lists name as Sidney A. Newell
7.ANDREW3 NEWELL (UNKNOWN2, JAMES1) was born July 1860 in Alabama.He married FANNY (?) Abt. 1882.She was born February 1862 in Alabama.
More About ANDREW NEWELL:
Fact 1: 1900, Tuscaloosa Co. Soundex Pct 12, 59/36/12
Children of ANDREW NEWELL and FANNY (?) are:
i. ROBERT4 NEWELL, b. May 1885, Alabama.
ii. JOHN NEWELL, b. February 1887, Alabama.
iii. BETTEY NEWELL, b. November 1888, Alabama.
iv. MARGRITT NEWELL, b. December 1890, Alabama.
v. DOVEY NEWELL, b. October 1893, Alabama.
8.GLOVINA3 NEWELL (UNKNOWN2, JAMES1) was born August 13, 1874 in AL, and died 1957 in Quincy, Monroe Co., MS.She married RICHARD CLARK RENFRO May 18, 1890 in Lamar Co., AL.He was born November 23, 1871 in Lamar Co., AL, and died August 30, 1954 in Quincy, Monroe Co., MS.
Notes for GLOVINA NEWELL:
Descendants of Glovina (Newell) Renfro retain a family tradition that John William and Cassie (Pearson) Newell were "Uncle Bill" and "Aunt Cassie."However, census records indicate that John William Newell was an only child, his father John Alexander Newell dying in the Civil War.The 1880 Lamar Co., AL census indicates that Emily Newell, John William's mother, had only one child.The marriage record indicated that "Levina Newell married Richard C. Renfro" in Lamar Co.Research continues to identify and/or clarify the Glovina/Levina information.Levina Newell, daughter of Robert Boyd Newell, was born in 1857/8 and would have been John William Newell's 1st cousin.Bible records indicate that Glovina was born in 1871.
Notes for RICHARD CLARK RENFRO:
Information on the Richard Renfro descendants provided by Donna Mollere.
Children of GLOVINA NEWELL and RICHARD RENFRO are:
i. WALTER WILLIAM4 RENFRO, b. April 12, 1892; d. July 1979, Aberdeen, Monroe Co., MS; m. VELDA JANE JAUDON, February 18, 1922; b. December 10, 1902, Monroe Co., MS; d. October 1975, Aberdeen, Monroe Co., MS.
More About WALTER WILLIAM RENFRO:
Social Security Number: 587-60-2126
More About VELDA JANE JAUDON:
Social Security Number: 427-66-9706
ii. THOMAS EMMETT RENFRO, b. April 10, 1894; m. CORA ATKINS; b. January 18, 1898; d. May 1982, Greenwood Springs, Monroe Co., MS.
More About CORA ATKINS:
Social Security Number: 427-90-2593
iii. MARY ICIE RENFRO, b. March 23, 1896; m. (1) LUM HARRIS, Bef. 1915; m. (2) WILLIAM WALDEMAR JAUDON, December 25, 1915, Monroe Co., MS; b. November 20, 1896.
iv. MARVIN MORTON RENFRO, b. July 23, 1898; d. 1969; m. GERTRUDE PURNIA BOYD.
v. RUTHIE LEE RENFRO, b. January 21, 1901; d. Little Rock, AR; m. WILL BEAUFORD; d. Little Rock, AR.
vi. ALICE MARIA RENFRO, b. December 19, 1902; m. THOMAS MILLER.
vii. EULOUS RICHARD RENFRO, b. September 21, 1905; d. July 1972, Aberdeen, Monroe Co., MS; m. ALINE SMITH; b. April 23, 1902; d. July 1972, Aberdeen, Monroe Co., MS.
More About EULOUS RICHARD RENFRO:
Social Security Number: 428-26-7125
More About ALINE SMITH:
Social Security Number: 427-66-9450
viii. HORACE GREELY RENFRO, b. September 1, 1907; d. April 1, 1964; m. AGATHA GAITHER SIMS.
ix. LEONARD BRYCE RENFRO, b. July 30, 1916; d. May 8, 1979; m. RUBYE LYNN BRASHER; b. Paris, MS.
9.WILLIE RUFUS3 NEWELL (UNKNOWN2, JAMES1) was born Bet. 1875 - 1882, and died May 24, 1951 in Green Pond, AL.He married RENA VINES in Tuscaloosa Co., AL.She was born Abt. 1880.
More About WILLIE RUFUS NEWELL:
Burial: Rock Bluff Baptist Church Cem.
Fact 1: 1910, Tuscaloosa Co.Soundex
Children of WILLIE NEWELL and RENA VINES are:
i. MONROE4 NEWELL, b. Abt. 1905.
ii. MAUDIE G. NEWELL, b. November 28, 1906, Eoline, Tuscaloosa Co., AL; d. September 26, 1992, Brookwood, Tuscaloosa Co., AL; m. CLARENCE F. E. COOLEY, February 11, 1929, Tuscaloosa Co., AL; b. September 6, 1905.
Notes for MAUDIE G. NEWELL:
Info from "The Heritage of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama"
More About MAUDIE G. NEWELL:
Fact 1: January 28, 1964, SSN Application