Re: Newton Cannon Burrow
I have no verifiable documentation to link John M. Burrow to Newton other than census records and my own deduction.
My wife's cousin, the grandson of Brookfield Burrow, has the Burrow Family Bible. In the Bible it lists the parents of Brookfield as John Burrow and Cordelia Dorton. Per Craighead Co., AR records John Burrow and Cordelia Dorton married on 15 Sep 1879. I can't find John Burrow in Craighead County on the 1880 census. Cordelia is enumerated in her parents household, mistakenly listed as age 11. I believe she was around age 15 or 16. I don't know why she is there. Her sister Fredonia is listed as age 7 on the 1880 census but is listed as 11 months old on the 1870 census. Cordelia is not even in the 1870 household but obviously the 1880 enumerator made some mistakes. Per numerous online databases, Cordelia died in 1895 in Craighead County. On the 1900 census, Brookfield is in Jonesboro lodging with the John Mays family. John M. Burrow is widowed and living in Maumelle, Craighead Co., AR with his children Joseph, age 18, Hattie, age 11 and Nettie, age 7. John is shown born Dec 1856 in Tennessee. The children show their mother born in Missouri. Lafayette Dorton, Cordelia's father, was in St. Francois County, Missouri in 1860. His oldest son Alonzo, listed on the 1870 Craighead census, was born in Missouri. Cordelia, although shown born in Arkansas on the 1880 census, was surely born in Missouri also. William O. Burrow, a proven son of Newton Burrow, was also in Maumelle on the 1900 census. John M. and William O. are the only two Burrows in Maumelle. It is my belief they were brothers. Nothing proves that the 3 year old J M Burroughs on the 1860 Dyer Co., TN census and the 14 year old J Burrow on the 1870 Madison Co., TN census were indeed the John M. Burrow on the 1900 Craighead Co., AR census but it makes sense to me.
I can't find John M. Burrow anywhere after the 1900 census so he probably died before 1910. I know documentation means everything in genealogy but I am going to go with this until someone proves me wrong.