Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
WILLIAM SCOTT NEWLAND, who dwells
at Peshastin, in Chelan county, has had a wide experience in pioneer life.
He was born in Washington county, Virginia, on May 25, 1839, the son of
Llewelyn C. and Eliza (Hawthorne) Newland, natives of Virginia. The
other children of the family were Martha B., wife of James R. Deadmore,
of Abingdon, Virginia; Mary, wife of D. Elmore Swails, of Jacksonville,
Illinois. Our subject was educated in his native place and in 1860,
went to Leavenworth, Kansas, whence he journeyed to Pike's Peak during
the gold excitement. He washed gold in California gulch from 1860
to 1863, then went to Montana in the fall of the latter year. He
mined in Alder gulch for two years, then went to Last Chance gulch, near
Helena, Montana, and was in that place when it consisted of but one cabin
occupied by John Cowen. From thence he went to Ophir gulch then to
Bear gulch and engaged in mining. He also dug gold in Deep gulch
and owned some of the most valuable placer property there. He came
to Washington in 1866, settling in Walla Walla county, near Dayton.
He engaged in stock raising and in the livery business, and later purchased
the Penewawa ferry. He operated the same with his store when he was
burned out. He lost everything but a sewing machine, a feather bed
and a pair of blankets. Later he lived in Pomeroy and also did mining
in the Pierce City country. He moved from there to Badger mountain,
in Douglas county, where he remained until he starved out, as he laconically
expressed it. Then he removed to his present place, having a wife
and six children to support and being possessed of one cayuse, a cow, three
dollars in cash and two hundred dollars worth of debts. Since then
Mr. Newland has labored faithfully in the work of developing his place.
He is one of the substantial citizens of the county.
In 1870 Mr. Newland married Miss Sarah C.
Long, in Milton, Washington, and to them twelve children have been born.
Of these the following named are living: Clarence T., Laura L., Clyde V.,
Ralph L., Cleveland W., Llewlyn C., John F.
Mr. Newland is a good strong Democrat and
is ever laboring for the welfare of his party.