NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The early records of New England are very meagre regarding this name, and the burning of the Taunton records over fifty years ago [this was written in 1910] makes it impossible to learn definitely of many things concerning the family. There was an Anthony Newland at Salisbury, Mass., in 1650, but he disappeared from the records there and is supposed to have gone to Taunton. William Newland went to Lynn, where he must have stayed a very short time, to Sandwich, Mass. in 1637, and was made a freeman of the colony there in 1641. He was representative to the general court in 1642-43-44, but was disfranchised Oct. 3, 1655, for kindness to Quakers.
He married, May 19, 1648, Rose Holloway.
Mary, John and Mercy.
This was probably a second marriage, as he must have been an adult in 1637, when he is of record as a citizen. It is quite possible that the next mentioned was his son.
(I) Jeremian Newland was a resident of Taunton as early as 1657. He had a wife Katherine, and sons Anthony, born Aug. 1, 1657, and Benjamin; undoubtedly others of whom no record can now be found.
(II) Benjamin, son of Jeremiah Newland, was born about 1675, in Taunton, and settled in Norton, Bristol county, Mass., where he died in 1754.
He married (first) July 23, 1702, Sarah, daughter of George and Anna (Tisdale) Leonard, who lived but a few years after the wedding. He married (second) Nob. 29, 1716, Elizabeth Caswell, who died Nov. 4, 1739. He may have lived in some other town, as no record of children by the second marriage appears, and only two of the first are recorded: Benjamin and Sarah.
(III) Jacob Newland appears in Norton records, and was undoubtedly a son of Benjamin and his second wife, Elizabeth Caswell.
He married, March 27, 1739, in Norton, Priscilla White.
Jacob, mentioned below.
Priscilla, born Jan. 13, 1744.
Daniel, July 8, 1745 (died young).
Daniel, Sept. 1, 1751.
There were probably others, as records of that time and region are very defective.
(IV) Jacob (2), eldest child of Jacob (1) and Priscilla (White) Newland, was born Oct. 19, 1740, in Norton, and resided in that part of town which is now (1910) Mansfield, where he died Aug. 26, 1823. He served in several enlistments as a minute-man during the revolutionary war. On the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775, he served four days as a private in Captain Abiel Clap's company, Colonel John Dagget's regiment; was a sergeant in Lieut. John Dean's (Fourth Bristol) company, Colonel Dagget's regiment, on the Rhode Island alarm, Dec. 8, 1776, and served two days; also served eighteen days in Captain Israel Trow's company, Colonel John Hathaway's regiment, in April and May, 1777, in Rhode Island; was a private in Captain John Dean's company, Colonel Isaac Dean's regiment (Fourth Bristol company), Aug. 1 to 7, 1780, on a Rhode Island alarm.
He married (first) in Norton, Oct. 30, 1765, Mary Mann, of Wrentham, born Nov. 16, 1745, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Gould) Mann, of that town, died October, 1775. Two children are recorded in Norton:
Betty, born Oct. 9, 1766.
Molley, March 6, 1768.
After that date the family disappears from the records of Norton.
There were born in Mansfield:
Beriah Mann, mentioned below.
He married (second) in Mansfield, Oct. 27, 1776, Judith Newcomb, the latter born Sept. 4, 1783.
(V) Beriah Mann, son of Jacob (2) and Mary (Mann) Newland, was born April 8, 1774, in Mansfield, Mass., and settled in Middletown, Vermont, about 1801, though his name does not apppear in the list of voters of that town in that year. He was a deacon of the Baptist church there soon after its organization, as he was also at Lawrenceville, St. Lawrence county, New York, whither he removed about 1820. He was a blacksmith by trade, and cleared land in Lawrence, where he built one of the first frame buildings, and was an active and useful citizen.
He died April 24, 1834.
He married Lydia Grinnell, of Dorset, Vermont, botrn 1780, daughter of Jonathan and Judith Grinnell, who went from Connecticut and kept a tavern in Dorset for many years. She died Nov. 15, 1836.
Peabody, Orra, Judith, Clarissa, Huldah, Maria, Albert M., Jacob Waters and Adelia Ann.
Peabody is mentioned below.
Huldah married Gilbert Trussell, a farmer, and lived in Lawrence.
Albert M. resided at Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Judith was wife of Nathan Mallory, a farmer of Lawrence.
Orra married Ezra Terrell, a miller, of Lawrence.
Jacob Waters lived in Lawrence most of his life, and died at Martell, Iowa.
Maria, wife of James Galusha, lived in Lawrence.
Adelia Ann married Ransom McEwen, and is now (1910) living in Lawrence.
(VI) Peabody, eldest child of Beriah M. and Lydia (Grinnell) Newland, was born Sept. 30, 1801, in Middletown, Vermont, where his youth was spent and where he received the limited education afforded by the local schools. As a young man he went to Boston, where he was employed as clerk in the Franklin Hotel. He was present at the laying of the corner stone of Bunker Hill monument, and after a few years' residence in Boston went to Lawrence and settled near his father, about 1826. He cleared up land and finally came into possession of over one hundred acres where the present village of Lawrencville is. A natural mechanic, he engaged for many years in the manufacture of spring tooth horserakes.
He died May 19, 1899.
A friend of education, he was among the warm supporters of the Lawrenceville Academy, and was a deacon of the Baptist church, with which he united in 1831, and was politically a Whig and Republican. He contined to exercise the franchise up to his last years, and voted for William McKinely for president.
The Potsdam Courier and Freeman, of July 19, 1899, said of him:
As the first born of his father's family he was thus highly honored with the name of the man whom Priscilla Alden's daughter had married, Peabody. With his wife, Mary, he united with the Baptist church of Lawrenceville in 1831, and later became a deacon, which honorable title he held through life. After the death of his cherished wife he married Eliza Chase. His life in itself was uneventful. But he passed through scenes which today we look back upon and venerate. His boyhood was spent among the haunts and home of the "Green Mountain boys," of '76 and their sons were his playmates.
The stories of the revolution were told him by the old soldiers themselves and he heard the guns of 1812 and 14 booming among his native mountains from historic Whitehall. Then at that great day of marking history by the patriotic sons of the revolution on the laying of the corner stone of Bunker Hill Monument in 1824, he was there. The hard life of a pioneer in St. Lawrence county at a time when the ax rather than the plow was the appropriate symbol of agriculture, and Boston was the nearest market, was his contented lot. But the inspiration of those early days of freedom and patriotism made him an optimist for life. He always looked on the bright side, never complaining and was never surprised at what might happen. He was interested in all good works, a citizen who would shirk no duty, at 95 years casting his last vote for McKinely; he was pleased to do what he could for his country's good. He sought no place of command, but was satisfied to do duty in the rank and file of good citizenship. His life was one of peace, he trusted implicitily in the old faith of the fathers and the father's Bible, and his hope was bright for a realization of the joys that await the Christian pilgrim.
He married (first) April 27, 1829, in Barnstable, Mass., Mary P. Handy, a native of that town, born March 8, 1810, died July 9, 1839. He married (second), Dec. 12, 1839, Eliza Chase, born June 11, 1811, in Canaan, New Hampshire, died Jan. 22, 1892, daughter of William and Abigail (Richardson) Chase (see Chase, X). Her parents moved to Peru, N.Y., and to Parishville, same state, in 1839.
Children of first marriage:
Sarah J., deceased wife of Joseph A. Farrington, of Lawrence.
Adoniram H., a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Children of second wife:
David J., mentioned below.
Mary Eliza, widow of Charles B. Partridge, residing in Potsdam, N.Y.
Helen Abby, died unmarried at the age of twenty years.
(VII) David Judson, only son of Peabody and Eliza (Chase) Newland, was born July 8, 1841, in Lawrence, where he grew up and began his education in the public schools. He fitted for college at St. Lawrence Academy, Potsdam, under Dr. Elijah Plumb, a noted educator, and graduated from Middlebury College in 1865, being valedictorian of his class. For over a year after graduation he was principal of the high school at Rutland, Vermont, and then entered the New York Law School, form which he recieved his degree in 1868. He was at once admitted to the bar and since that time has been engaged in practice in New York City, though now (1910) somewhat retired from activity.
He began as managing clerk in the office of General Francis S. Barlow, a noted lawyer of his time, and soon branched into independent practice. At various times he has been employed as assistant to the authorities in prosecuting crime, and was associated with A. Oakley Hall and Aaron J. Vanderpool in the conviction of Beckwith and Lewis, embezzlers from the estate of B. T. Babbitt. In recent years his attention has been given chiefly to patent cases. Many years ago, through his efforts, a defect in the law regarding standards in proving signatures was remedied, and many subsequent cases have been thereby simplified or adjusted.
Mr. Newland was for many years a member of the University Club, from which he resigned, and was long connected with the Bar Association of the City of New York, beginning in 1872.
He is at present (1910) a deacon of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church of New York.
He married, Sept. 26, 1883, Mary Nicholson, born April 6, 1856, ad Haddonfield, New Jersey, daughter of Zebedee and Lydia A. (Parker) Nicholson, natives, respectively, of Haddonfield and Shewsbury, New Jersey.
Mr. and Mrs. Newland have three daughters, Anna M., Marguerite C. and Eleanor E., the last two residing at home. The first two are graduates of Barnard College, each having been president of her class, and the other is a graduate of Wadleigh high school. The eldest is wife of Willard Blakeslee Stoughton, of New York.
In 1898 Mr. Newland purchased the beautiful home which he now occupies, on West 113th street, New York.
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