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Moses Newsom

Birthplace: Surry, Virginia, USA
Death: before May 1764
Northampton County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Newsom and Elizabeth Newsom
Husband of Judah Newsom
Father of Moses Newsom; Booth Newsom; James Newsom and John Newsom
Brother of Ann Holt; William Newsom; Thomas Newsom, Jr.; Amos Newsom; Solomon Newsom and 6 others

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About Moses Newsom

1. Moses1 Newsom, born about 1710, was the (white) son of Thomas Newsom (William, William) of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and his wife Elizabeth Crawford [Genealogy of Virginia Families IV:499-500]. He was mentioned in the 18 September 1752 Southampton County will of his mother Elizabeth Newsom [WB 1:175]. He purchased 150 acres on the south side of the Nottoway River in Isle of Wight County from his father for 5 shillings on 21 February 1736 and sold this land "conveyed to sd Moses Newsom by Thomas Newsom, father of the sd Moses" on 22 July 1745 [DB 5:94; 7:143]. This part of Isle of Wight County became Southampton County when it was formed in 1749. On 20 August 1744 he purchased 150 acres near this land, just across the county line in Northampton County, North Carolina, on the south side of Meherrin River near Kirby's Creek. He sold half this land on 25 February 1757 and purchased another acre on Ivey Branch from Over Jordan for 2-1/2 shillings for use as a water grist mill on 3 November 1760 [DB 1:135; 2:365; 3:87]. He died before May 1764 when his wife Judah was granted administration of his estate on 150 pounds bond in the Northampton County court [NCGSJ XIV:157]. The court sold the grist mill and the other 75 acres of her land on 20 October 1766 to pay her deceased husband's debts [DB 4:7]. Judah was apparently African American since their children were counted as African American. They were most likely

2 i. John, born say 1731.

3 ii. Moses2, born say 1735, died 1805.

iii. James1, born say 1740, purchased 103 acres on 3 December 1761 near Nathan Stancell's corner, which was near the land of (his brother?) Moses2 Newsom and sold this land on 9 October 1769 [DB 3:158; 5:21]. He was a "Black" member of the undated Colonial Muster of Captain James Fason's Northampton County militia [Mil. T.R. 1-3]. He was a Northampton County taxable in 1780 on an assessment of 370 pounds [G.A. 46.1]. He was head of a Northampton County household of 5 "Black" persons 12-50 years old and 5 "Black" persons less than 12 or over 50 years old in Dupree's District for the 1786 state census, 11 "other free" in 1790 [NC:74] and 10 in 1800 [NC:463].

4 iv. Booth, born before 1760.

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Moses Newsom's Timeline

Surry, Virginia, USA
Age 22
Northampton County, North Carolina, United States
Age 26
Northampton County, North Carolina
Age 31
Northampton County, North Carolina, United States
Age 51
Northampton County, North Carolina, United States
May 1764
Age 55
Northampton County, North Carolina, United States