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Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Logan, OH, USA
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About Robert N. Newell

The "NEWELL FAMILY." A brief sketch of this family from the most authentic source points directly to the fact. that two brothers and two sisters emigrated from the north of Ireland, about the year 1760, and settled in Pennsylvania. They were Jane, Margaret, James and Robert. The Newells in this section can easily trace their lineal descent to the latter. He was born in 1744, and as stated. came to this country when about 16 years of age. About the date of the breaking-out of the Revolution, there were serious thoughts as to the protection of women and children in their section, from the raids of Indians; there was a military fort erected near them in which the weaker sex and children took refuge; among them were the two small girls, and one, Christina Williams, who had lately arrived from Germany, and was an accomplished young lady. She and the Newell girls became much attached while in the fort. and after the troubles had subsided their sociability and attachment waned none. In the course of events Robert Newell and Christina Williams formed an acquaintance, through his sisters, which finally resulted in their marriage. They reared ed a family of six sons and three daughters - Jane, William, Samuel, Thomas, Mary, Hugh, Robert, John and Margaret., all of whom lived to maturity. Mr. Newell had turned his attention to farming and stock-raising, and along between the years 1790 and 1796, he sustained a very heavy loss in the death of all his horses, by some epidemic in that section; whereupon he concluded to remove from that locality; accordingly he sold his farm receiving in part payment $3,000 of Continental money, and started with all his family, brother and two sisters, to Harrison Cu., Ky., where they located and remained some time. James (brother of Robert) was married and had one son and one daughter; the sun died when young. Shortly after Robert lead sold his farm he discovered that his $3,000 was worthless, owing to the insolvency of the Continental banks. He afterward received one per cent. for it; and thought he had made a bargain when got a steelyards worth $2.50 for $250 of his Continental currency. About the year 1814, three of his sons-Samuel, Thomas and Hugh-came to Ohio and located in what is now Logan Co., and two years later the parents and the rest of the family followed, except Jane, who was married in Kentucky to Robert Braden. She died there and left four children. William was married and doing well at farming and dealing in livestock. He took a drove of cattle to Detroit, Mich., and while there, took suddenly ill and died; he was much respected as a good and noble citizen. Owing to the inconvenience of travel and transportation in those days, his remains were interred at Detroit. He left two sons and three daughters. The widow married, and soon sustained the loss of her second hus band by death. She sold out and with her children she moved to Indiana. Samuel was early identified with official business in this county; he had a family of seven sons and three daughters. His wife died here; he sold out and moved with most of his family to Iowa, where he died in 1843. Thomas was married and reared seven sons and three; daughters, and died near West Liberty in 1825. Mary was married to James Newell, they moved to Indiana, and reared a large family, where she passed away. Hugh married Elizabeth McNay; they reared ten children-four sons and six daughters; he died in this township. Robert never married; he moved to Iowa and died there. John was married and lost his first wife in Kentucky; she left one girl. He married his second wife here; they had six children, and moved to Indiana about 1830, where he died. Margaret married Oren Hubbard, a carpenter in 1819-of whom there is more particular notice elsewhere in this work. Margaret

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Robert Newell's Timeline

1741
1741
Ireland
1775
1775
Age 34
1789
1789
Age 48
Westmoreland, PA, USA
1829
1829
Age 88
Logan, OH, USA
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