The lady I corresponded with was Katherine Morris Fitzgerrell Bruegman
She lived in Mt. Vernon IL but I will tell you the last correspondence I
had with her was in 1994.... as she was born 1911 I dont know that
she would still be alive now.
At that time she gave me the following: This is long and you might want
to print it out.
Henry Newton b. 1650 lived in Essex Co. VA >
Henry Newton B. abt 1690 lived in VA> (she said this wasnt truly proved yet)
Henry Newton b. 1733 prob Lunnenburg Co. VA d. 1783>
George Newton . 1755 Mecklenburg Co. VA m. Sarah d. 1801 Orange Co. NC>
Henry Newton b. 1780 Orange Co. NC m. Mary Riggs d. 1834 Robertson Co. TN>
Anderson Newton b. 1810 in Orange Co. NC d. 1862 in Jefferson Co. IL
Joseph Henry Newton b. 1837 Robertson Co. TN m. Lavinia Starner d. 1924 in Jefferson Co. IL
Kate Elizabeth Newton b. 1879 Jefferson CO. IL M William Morris in Jefferson CO. IL. D. 1958 in Jefferson co. IL
Katherine Morris Fitzgerrell Bruegman is the daughter of Kate Elizabeth Newton Morris... she was born 1911
I did a little further looking and came across the
following in my file from the FACTS AND FOLKS HISTORY OF
JEFFRSON COUNTY 1978 PG 261:
Dr. Anderson Newton:
An early settler in Jefferson co. was Anderson Newton,
who immigrated to Illinis from Roberston Co. TN in 1852 and
settleed on a far in Webber Township. He was born in 1810
in Orange Co. NC the son of Henry Newton and the grandson of
George Newton of Mecklenburg Co. VA, who served in the Revolutionary
Anderson had not prospered in TN and was looking
for the "promised land" when he brought his family
to Illinois. At this time, his family consisted of
his wife, Saluda Parsons Newton and three children-
Meridith, Joseph Henry and Sarah A, who became
Mrs. W.B. White. Anderson Jr, Nancy J. were born later
but both died young. Anderson SR. died in 1862, Saluda in
1884 and are buried near the two youngest children in the
family plot on the farm on old Fairfield Road.
Meridith, the oldest son, was born Mar 2, 1834 and was
18 years old wehn he came to Illinois. Most of his
life was spent in Jefferson County. He married
Tabitha T. Bayne in 1862 and they became the parents of
four children- Malvina, Mice, Clyde and Joseph.
Malvina (Mallie) married James B. Warren. Alice (Mice)
married Cary Haney, and the boys died young.
Meridith and Tabitha lived on a farm south of Marlow
and he spent many years as a teacher in the schools in
the county. He often said that he taught letters to two
generations. For many years he was Sunday School superintendent
at the Marlow Methodist Church. He died June 14, 1915 at
the age of 81.
His decendants are scattered but two continue to live
in Jefferson County. Belle Warren, daughter of Mallie,
taught school for 50 years, most of the time in elementary
schools of Mt. Vernon. James C. Warren, grandson of Mallie,
is a school teacher and farmer living in Farrington Twp.
He taught school for several winters, and then "read medicine"
in the office to Dr. Stonemeti in Lynchburg, a small village
north of Opdyke. He married Lavinia Starner in 1864 and they moved to
Macedonia IL where he began the practice of medicine.
After about a year, he moved to Marlow IL and practiced medicine there
for 23 years. In 1890 he opened a general store in Marlow.
Dr. Newton was a Civil war Veteran, having served four months until
rheumatism, acquired from sleeping on the ground, disabled him. He and his
brother Meridith, got together enough money to pay a substitute to take his
Ten children were born to Dr.and Mrs. Newton.
They were Ada, Eva C, Alluna, Anne E, Walter H.
Kate and Henry (twins), Leda, Della, and Van Cleve.
Ada died at the age of 12 and Henry at two weeks
but the remainder grew to maturity. The last surviving
child was Annie who died in 1972 at the age of 98.
In 1906 Dr. Newton sold his store in Marlow and moved to
Mt. Vernon. He was one of the incorporators of the old
Jefferson State Bank and served as a vice-president until
his death November 24, 1924. His wife died in 1912.
Four grandchildren live in this area:
Walter N Scott, a farmer, lives near Bluford.
Newton Scott lives just across the line in
Wayne County: and Vina Gowler lives in Opdyke.
All are children of Alluna.
The fourth grandchild is Katherine Morris Fitzgerrell,
daughter of Kate who lives in Mt. Vernon. She is married
to Louis R. Fitzgerrell. Katherine served the Mt. Vernon
High School as a nurse and guidance counselor for
22 years until her retirement in 1976.
.. after you start looking at the above, you will see that there are some inconsistancies.....
at times its hard to decide just WHICH Dr. Newton the
author is talking about... but the Dr. Newton who is married to
Lavinia Starner(and mistakenly identified as John B. Warren early
in the piece, is actually Joseph Henry Newton,
Kate Morris Fitzgerrel's granddaddy.
Hope this helps!
Like I said.... not sure if all this will help you, maybe it wont.. but maybe someone will be able to make a link.