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Newton County, Arkansas

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  • Nancy Marrs (1842 - 1932)
    Free Will Baptist Church former member Presbyterian Church member
  • Pvt. Albert K. Killgrove, (USA) (1848 - 1914)
    Albert K. Killgrove served in the Union Army during the American Civil War in Company A, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment. He enlisted on August 1, 1863 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and mustered in on Novemb...
  • Corp. Amos Ferguson Curtis (CSA then USA) (1825 - 1914)
    According to Newton County records Amos was born Dec. 10, 1825 Died September 20 1914. Served in military from March20 1863 to August 10, 1895" GEDCOM Note Bio notes: Amos Ferguson Curtis began milit...

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The county was formed on December 14, 1842, and named for Thomas W. Newton, an Arkansas Congressman.

Newton County residents were divided during the Civil War, serving in both the Confederate and Union armies. John Cecil, who had served as Newton County's sheriff, served as a Confederate Captain. Jasper blacksmith James R. Vanderpool (ca. 1832-1880) served as Captain of Union Company C, 1st Regiment Arkansas Infantry Volunteers, while farmer and teacher John McCoy (1820–1903) served as Captain of Union Company F, 1st Regiment Arkansas Infantry Volunteers. Many Newton County citizens served under each of these men, as well as in other units.

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