08 October 2011

Newells In The Draper Collection

Draper's King's Mountain Papers / Draper Collection / TN & King's Mountain Papers
Calendar Series, Volume 3

1854  June 21
Newell, Joseph B., Clio, Wayne County, KY. Letter to [Lyman C. Draper]. Writer's father, Samuel Newell, removed from Frederick to Washington Co., VA; was never in regular army; as lieutenant of Capt. Andrew Colville's company of Campbell's regiment, was wounded at King's Mountain; fought in many Indian campaigns, including Long Island; commanded Mutter's (?)  [Newell's Station?] fort after his marriage to Jane Montgomery and removal to TN; held office in TN; removed to Lincoln, later Wayne county, KY; thence to Indiana, where he died; was not one of the Long Hunters. A.L.S. 3pp.

1854 Aug 8
Newell, Joseph B. Clio, KY. Letter to [Lyman C. Draper]. Writer's grandfather, Samuel Newell, emigrated from Ireland; married a widow Black, nee Elizabeth Colvill*; had one daughter and one son, Col. Samuel Newell, born Nov 4, 1754, who fought in Indian campaigns and the Revolution, was probably in Powell's Valley, 1775; moved from KY to Owen County, Ind., 1831; was Presbyterian elder; died 1836. A.L.S. 3pp.

*Elizabeth was my ancestor (the Newells were step-relatives)

A picture of Samuel Newell's gravestone can be found here.  A Y-DNA profile of a Samuel Newell descendant can be found here.

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