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George Lewis Newman

George Lewis Newman
b. 22 September 1824, Ohio
d. 9 December 1906, Leighton, Iowa

m. 27 March 1851, Iowa
Rebecca Chew
b. 23 December 1832, Parke County, Indiana
d. 20 February 1930, Knoxville, Iowa

Children with Rebecca Chew:
• Emily
• Harriet
• John
• Minerva
• Mary
• Sarah
• James
• Charles
• Franklin
• Sylvester
• Anna

George left by wagon train in 1852 from Montezuma, Parke County, Indiana, for Attica, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Harriett Miller
Midland MI

Robert Earl Lee

Robert Earl Lee
b. 2 February 1891, Alamo, Indiana, to James Wilson and Martha (Compton) Lee
d. 3 March 1971, Gateswood, Baldwin County, Alabama

m. 5 December 1911, Perdido, Alabama
Mildred Cecil Perry
b. 9 October 1890, Americus, Georgia, to John Edward and Lizzie Craig (Collins) Perry
d. 5 March 1957, Meridian, Mississippi

Children with Mildred Cecil Perry:

  • Sylvia Lucille (1912-2005) married Rufus Theodore William
  • Roy Edward (1913-1976) married Valla Mae Bonifay
  • James Durwood (1918-1920)
  • Bertha Vermell (b. 1919) married (1) Willis Vardaman Newman, (2) Roy Preslar, (3) Denny Roy Ard
  • Cecil Earl (1921-1991) married Alice Ree Lambert
  • Viola Vellina (b. 1924) married Lonnie Lorenza Paul
  • Elver Orlando (b. 1927) married Doris Carnley
  • Imogene (b. 1929) married David Eugene Tolbert
  • Trez Vann (b. 1932) married (1) Phillip Arlen Meetze, (2) John Wayne Rudder

Earl Lee’s great-great grandfather settled in Vigo County, Indiana, in 1817. He came from North Carolina via Kentucky and Ohio. His name was James Lee and he is buried in Prairie Creek Cemetery in Vigo County. The DAR has place a marker on his grave for service in the Revolutionary War.

Robert Earl moved south to Alabama in 1904 as a young boy with his parents. They were looking for a milder climate and cheap land. They found both in Alabama! Earl was a farmer and a carpenter. He is buried in the Clear Springs Cemetery in Baldwin County, Alabama.

Submitted by:
Sandra Rackard
Mobile AL
E-mail: srackard@bellsouth.net

John Hart

John Hart
b. 17 October 1821, Whitewater, Franklin County, Indiana, to Isaac and Mary (Carruthers) Hart
d. 21 October 1896, Salt Creek, Davis County, Iowa


Elizabeth Peterson

m/3. 7 January 1909, Floris, Davis County, Iowa
Sarah Newman
b. November 1829, Indiana
d. 7 January 1909, Floris, Davis County, Iowa

Children with Elizabeth Peterson:

  • George
  • Isaac

Children with Sarah Newman:

  • Robert
  • William
  • Joseph
  • Charles
  • Mary
  • Edward
  • Lewis

John Hart’s parents came to the United States from Ireland in 1818 and settled in Franklin County, Indiana, in 1819. John emigrated from Franklin County, Indiana, to Lick Creek, Davis County, Iowa, in 1851–1852.

Submitted by:
Dorothy V. Darland
Rock Island IL