The Tie That Binds

daughter of Isaac Beeler and Jane Hughes
Born: 29 January 1814 Wayne Co., IN
Died: 15 April 1874 Montgomery Co., IN
Burial: Masonic Cemetery Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN
Married: 25 July 1837 Lee Co., WI Territory Bk. 1, page 2, record # 5
     son of Thomas Newton and Mary [nee unknown]
     Born: 14 September 1813 Trenton, NJ [calculated]
     Died: 28 January 1882 Crawfordsville, IN Bk. CH 37, page 2
     Aged 68 y, 4 m, 14 d


    1. Mary Newton + John L. Knight
    2. Sarah Jane Newton + Amos Helphenstine
    3. Thomas Henry Newton + Sophia Jane Taylor
    4. Horace E. Newton + Mary Anna Burns

They were married on the Beeler farm. At this time Lee County was located in Wisconsin Territory.

1840 Van Buren Co., IA Federal Census
Enumeration date: none noted Page: 263, line 11
W. H. Newton
1 male 20 - 30      1 female < 5
                           1 female 20 - 30

1850 Union Twp., Montgomery Co., IN Federal Census
Enumeration date: 29 August 1850 Page: 428A, line 9
Dwelling - Family 794 - 796
William and Nancy have the four children listed above living in
the home. Also in the home is a Paul Hughes, most likely a cousin of Nancy Beeler Newton.

1860 Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN Federal Census
Enumeration date: 5 June 1850 Page: 165, line 6
Dwelling - Family 138 - 135
All four children are still living in the home.

1870 Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN Federal Census
Enumeration date: 27 June 1870 Page: 117, line 10
Dwelling - Family 559 - 570
Horace is living with his parents. A grandchild E. N. Knight is
also living in the home.

1880 Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN Federal Census
ED: 97 Page: 31D, line
Enumeration date: 2 June 1880
Dwelling - Family 54 - 67
Wm. H. Newton is living in the home of Catherine Blue a prostitute. William is listed as divorced and a retired merchant.

After the death of Nancy Beeler Newton, William Henry Newton married Martha E. Bastion. 21 March 1878 Bk. 9, page 98 Montgomery Co., IN. She was a much younger woman and there was a scandal and they were divorced.

Found notes on Thomas H. Newton and Horace E. Newton serving in the military during the Civil War in the Montgomery County History, but found no note on William H. Newton. When asked,  'What were you engaged in from 1861 till 1865.'   He said in his deposition on 23 April 1873,  'I was trading and part of the time was in the Army.'

Death records of Montgomery Co., IN listed William Henry Newton as a widower.

Horace E. Newton was administrator for his fathers' estate.
Horace E. Newton's death record lists him born in Iowa.
Martha E. Bastion is listed as a daughter of S. Bastion and Mary Cloun. I have found several listings of marriages for Mattie in the WPA Marriage Records for Montgomery Co., IN.
A picture of Nancy Beeler Newton is the first picture, in row one in the Beeler Album, just after the image of the lock of Jane Hughes Beeler's hair.
In the depositions, of this couple, concerning the estate of Isaac Beeler, one of the comments made by them was; 'when we left Indiana we did not know where we would be settling, either Iowa or Missouri'. That Isaac had encouraged Nancy and William to wait to marry until they were settled in their new home. By the 1850 census Nancy and William had moved back to Montgomery Co., IN.

Updated 22 August 2012      Contact Virginia L. Aldridge

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