Re: LEWIS OR ? - FATHER OF HARRISON NEWSOM
Hurrah!I am delighted that someone else has checked the tax and census records of Rowan County and has concluded that some of the males who married in Rowan County between 1800 and 1810 were probably the sons of Henry and not all the sons of Lewis.I've been fighting that theory for 8 years now!(Incidently Lewis married his cousin, Pamelia
Newsom in VA.I have documentation of that. Apparently Milly was a nickname for Pameila.)
I believe there is evidence to support the theory that the William in the 1800 census is the son of Lewis.He apparently moved to Bedford Co. Tn.He named a son Lewis, it is probable. Sterling was the executor of William's estate in TN. which also indicates that he was probably Lewis' son.Arthur was named as a son in a recorded document.
The younger William in the 1810 Rowan Co. cenus, married in 1809. Harrison and Davenport(or Port as he was sometimes called) were probably the three sons of Henry listed in 1800 census. Davenport moved to Smith Co. TN, had seven males in household in 1820, but then I lost him and all his family. He served in the War of 1812.
Here are my notes on the 1800-1810 Rowan Co. Tax records:
Rowan Tax Records 1802-1810 MF (85.70003) at NCSA:
1802 Capt. Ellis list: (Many pages faded and difficult to read, so names may have been missed) Harrison, Ransom, Lewis and William Newsom.
1803 Capt. Ellis list: Ransom, Arthur, Wm. Sterling (some pages too faded to read)
1804 - Harrison, Ransom, Arthur 100 Acres, William 150 acres.
1807 - Harrison, 50 ac. Port Newsom.
1810 - Harrison, 214 acres, next to George Northern.Arthur no land shown.
But the real mystery remains...where did Henry come from?
Mary Alice Newsom Dell