Re: GEORGE NORTHERN AND BETSY NEWSOM
I've seen a reference on the internet stating George Northern is on the 1815 Rowan Co., NC tax list. It may have been a Holmes Family site. Do a search for "george northern" , "george northeren", etc. If you also use newsom, ga, nc, rowan, davidson, etc, you'll reduce the number of meaningless hits.
The following site has a George Northern, #114, listed in the Cherokee Co., GA land lottery of 1832. There is also a Newsom reference at #84.
My recollection is that a George Northern is in the 1830 and 1840 Davidson Co., NC Censuses. The above reference in Cherokee Co., GA may lead nowhere.