This kind of sounds like my line here in Texas.James Newton's parents were James Barnett and Eliza Jane Crawford.They were from Washington County Arkansas.They were married, 9-28-1985 by the rev.Andrew Buchanan.Barney was a member of the 34th Arkansas CSA, organized at Mt. Comfort in September 1862.He was described as a "jolly fellow." My dad, born 1908 in TX, actually knew Barney and was scared of him as a child. He said during the War, Uncle Barney, who was able to do realistic turkey calls, would whistle like a turkey.When Union soldiers, who were hungry,heard the calls they went out into the woods hunting the turkeys.Uncle Barney picked them off, one by one, with his gun. Barney and Eliza are buried in Tuttle, Oklahoma. Barney's dad was Hezekiah Appleby, born 6-22-1798 in Jackson County Georgia.He married Margaret Herron, b 1793 in Kentucky.Hezekiah is my direct ancestor.Because of trouble at home in Arkansas during the Civil War, Hezekiah left to go to Texas.In 1864, Margaret's house was burned and she rode a horse to Texas but found Hezekiah had died.She died the next year. Hezekiah was a Democrat, Old-School Presbyterian, "extensive" farmer and stockraiser. In 1863, William Skelton and Hezekiah left with 20 wagons and slaves for Waco.Both died near Waco of typhoid fever.The graves are lost. My grandfather was told by his grandfather that no one knew who Hezekiah's father was other than a "colt in the woods." Hezekiah seems to have been raised by William Appleby Jr., a son of William, one of three brothers who came over from Ireland prior to the American Revolution.William I fought in the Revolutionary War.His wife was Elizabeth McKeehan. None of this information is guaranteed to be correct, of course.I've got more if you are interested.The Applebys were generally Presbyterians.Hope this helps.