Hi Jackie, Would love to share info with you.I just recently was able to prove that William V. was the father of Newton. Newton married Mary Choate/Shote in Tennessee before coming to Texas. They were the parents of Malissa, John, Guilford, Missouri/Mosura, Thadeus Sobisca (my line), Tennessee, and William Nicholas. Thadeus married Susan Ann Elizabeth Duke and they were the parents of Melissa D., George Edney (my grandfather), Oscar, Lolie, William T., Mary E., and James C. All of the above lived and died in Panola and Rusk Co. Texas.
In the Decatur Co Tn History and Families of 1846-1996,under the heading Akin/Poag, the writer states that William V. was first married to Miss Edna and that she passed away when Newton was an infant.Williamthen married Margaret Poag and together they had 10 children. There was no mention of Nora Biffle. Pat