I have Thomas Newton B. and his family in my file and have tried to connect them to my family--I am reasonably sure there is a connection. My John Browning and Jana Hawkins Browningare buried in Randolph Co. (From there, James Madison I, II, Mary Alvie). John was born abt 1800 in NC. He is in Charleston, SC in 1830 and 1840 census--Henry Co, GA in 1850--bought land in Randolph Co, AL shortly afterward and is therein 1860 census. He did sometime before 1870--I am presuming this because I do not see him again--no marked grave. His children, grand. and greatgrand. were numerous in the area for many years, however. A number are buried in present Clay Co, AL--and the old Browning homeplace was still there two years ago.
I have John connected to a Francis Browning who came from VA to NC and back to VA. I have no proof here, though.This is just a tentative status.---I have not looked at the land records for Thomas Newton.You might check to see if he bought land about the time John and James Madison did and if it is near theirs. I also have not noted whether they lived anywhere near one another in the census.--I don't have a Thomas listed as a son of Francis, but that doesn't mean he wasn't. --I notice that in Thomas Newton's descendants the name Lovett a couple of times; we also have this name more than once--could be a coincidence or could indicate a connection.I'll be happy to send you anything I have on any of my Browning/Burgess/Haynes/Smith folks of that area.