Cornelius Theophilus Newton

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Cornelius Theophilus Newton

Born 30 March 1849
Died 25 August 1917 (Tuberculosis)
Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama

Received for record on 6 November 1882 - The State of Alabama, Butler County. Know all men by these present that we Benjamin Newton and Mary M. Newton wife of the said Benjamin Newton) of the county and state aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to us in hand paid by Cornelius Theophilus Newton, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have this day bargained, sold, enfeooffed, conveyed and by these present, bargain, sell, enfeoff and convey unto the said Cornelius Theophilus Newton the following described tract of parcel of land, viz: the north east quarter of the north west quarter and the north west quarter of the north east quarter of section 20, township 9, range 15 containing eighty acres mores or less situated lying and being in the county of Butler and state of Alabama

1900 Butler County Census




Martha Malinda Smyth (Mattie)

Born 4 October 1847 in Butler County, Alabama
Died 5 January 1926
Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama
Married 21 January 1869


Father: John P. E. Smyth

Born 4 August 1820 in South Carolina
Died 15 March 1860 in Butler County, Alabama
Buried at Rhodes Family Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama


Mother: Malinda Rhodes

Born 10 March 1822
Died 27 October 1847, Buried at Rhodes Family Cemetery in Butler County, Alabama
Malinda's father was Jarred Rhodes (1792 - 1853)
Malinda's mother was Martha King



Edna Permelia Smyth (10 March 1843 - 30 August 1935)
John Andrew Smyth (about 1844 - went to Texas)
Robert Jefferson Smyth (19 December 1845 - 19 January 1916)
Martha Malinda (Mattie) SMYTH (see above)


Grandfather: Robert Smyth

Born 26 May 1790 in Virginia
Died 12 April 1860 in Butler County, Alabama, Buried at Damascus Cemetery (unmarked grave) in Butler County, Alabama


Grandmother: Edna Thornton

Born 21 March 1801 in South Carolina
Died 31 December 1850, Buried at Damascus Cemetery in Butler County, Alabama
Jacob and Eli Thorton (Sarah Newton's husband) are her brothers. Both are buried at DamascusCemetery



John P.E. Smyth (see above)
William M. Smyth (3 Aug 1828 - 5 Nov 1862 Civil War)
David J. Smyth (9 Nov 1830 - 23 July 1862 Civil War)
Jacob A. Smyth (3 July 1833 - 4 June 1906)
Edna Permelia Smyth (11 May 1836 - early 1860's)
Robert M. Smyth (18 Feb 1839 - 1862 Civil War)



Mary Jane Newton (Mollie)

Born 18 December 1870 in Butler County, Alabama
Died 8 June 1948, Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama
She never married

From the Greenville Advocate, 17 June 1948

Miss Mollie Newton. On June 8th, death paid the second visit within three weeks to the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Newton, taking the eldest daughter, Miss. Mollie Newton. Miss. Newton was born in the Central community and spent her entire life here. She was born December 18, 1859, and a firm believer in the Baptist faith. She join Spring Hill Church in early life and continued actively until her health failed to the point of rendering her unable to attend her church. While in failing health over a period of years her death came as a definite shock to her many friends. Survivors include: Luther Newton, of Pensacola, Fla., Sidney and George W. Newton and Mrs. John W. Franklin, all of Central community. Interment in Mt. Carmel cemetery on June 9th at four o'clock with Rev. Ralph Mullins and Rev. M. L. Heaton officiating. Pallbearers were six of her nephews: Arthur, Garland, Cuple, Henry E., Norman and Houston Newton. Dunklin-Johnson in charge.



Mary Jane never married



Luther Newton

Born about 1905 in Butler County, Alabama



Zurrie Mae Burgins

Born about 1911
Married 29 September 1927



Mable Rhodes

Born about 1911
Married 10 November 1934



Eugene Newton (Jean)

Born 12 December 1876 in Butler County, Alabama
Died 4 November 1951, Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama



John Franklin

Born 6 November 1866
Died 16 December 1934
Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama
Married 1 February 1926

From the Greenville Advocate, 18 December 1934

John Franklin dies after long illness. John Franklin died at his home, nine miles southeast of Greenville at 7:30 o'clock on Sunday morning, December 16th. He had been in ill health for some time, and gradually his condition grew worse until the end. Mr. Franklin was 68 years of age, and was an outstanding citizen of Butler County. He had many warm friends, for he was the type man who made friends and kept them. He will be sadly missed in his community and throughout the county. He was a native of Butler, and lived his life, of almost three score and ten years, at the old home place, where with his brother, the late Lewis Franklin, he engage in farming. He was one of Butler County's most successful farmers, and best citizens. Mr. Franklin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eugene Newton Franklin, and thirteen nieces and nephews: Mrs. Will Smith, Messrs. Amos, Charlie, Lewis and Clate Newton, Misses. Dixie, Lucy and Glennie Newotn, Mrs. L. C. Branum, Mrs. J. W. Cooper, all of Greenville, and Mr. Bennie Newton of Huntsville. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning, December 17th, at Mr. Carmel Church. Interment at the cemetery there by the side of his parents and brother. Rev. R. Z. Mullins officiated. The active pall bearers were Messrs. Amos, Charlie, Lewis, Clate and Leonard Newton and Grady Smith. Dunklin in charge.



Robert Ethington Newton (Bob)

Born 22 May 1872 in Butler County, Alabama
Died 28 March 1938, Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama



John Benjamin Newton

Born 16 May 1876 in Butler County, Alabama
Died 13 July 1936



Henry Y. Newton

Born 29 October 1881 in Butler County, Alabama
Died 19 May ????

From the Greenville Advocate

Last Wednesday, May 19th, the death angel came into our midst, taking away a devoted husband, loving father and a good neighbor, Henry Y. Newton. Although he had been in failing health for quite a long time, his passing came as a distinct shock to all his friends. He was born October 29, 1881, in the Central Community and grew to manhood there, moving to Georgiana several years ago. He was a great lover of gospel music, and had been instrumental in fostering singing all over several counties adjoining Butler, and was a faithful member of the Georgiana Baptist Church, serving until his health failed to where he could not attend. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Minnie A. Newton; two sons, Norman, of Georgiana, and Jamie, of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; two daughters, Mrs. Delmar Armstrong and Miss. Madalaine Newton, of Georgiana; two brothers, Sidney W. and George W., two sisters, Miss. Mollie Newton and Mrs. John W. Franklin, all of Greenville; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Interment at Milner Cemetery, Georgiana, Thursday at 10 a.m., with Rev Marvin L. Heaton and Rev. Ralph Z. Mullins officiating. Pallbearers were six nephews, Cuple, Jodie, Don, Lavan, Henry Earl and Houston Newton. Johnson Funeral Home, of Georgiana, directors.--Friend.



Minnie Armstrong



Bessie Newton



Delma Armstrong (Delbert)

Married 31 March 1923



Norman Newton



Jammie Newton



Madeline (Madalaine) Newton



Dora Newton

Born September 1884 in Butler County, Alabama



Thomas R. Hinson

Married: 27 January 1904



Webbie Dee Hinson



Virgie Elsie Hinson



Tessie Lee Hinson

Born 11 August 1917



Burie Welch

Born 29 November 1907



Lucile Hinson

Born 15 January 1912



William Sidney Newton

Born 6 March 1888 in Butler County, Alabama
Died 13 May 1966 (cancer), Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama



George Washington Newton

Born May 1892 (6 Sept 1891) in Butler County, Alabama
Died 18 December 1967, Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama



Effie Cooper

Born 16 January 1891, Butler County, Alabama
Died 28 June 1976
Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama
Married 24 March 1918

From the Greenville Advocate. 19 April 1945

Mr. and Mrs. George Newton heard from both their sons in the service last week, and both are well and say that they are "doing fine." They hope to be home again some day soon. Both are in the Pacific. Cpl. Cuple Newton has been in the service since June 10, 1942, and is with the Wildcat Division, in the Central Pacific. He went overseas in July, after training at Camp Rucker. Houston Newton, F 1/C. U.S. Navy, has been in the service since August 26, 1943. He took part in the Normandy invasion, and spent five months in the European Theater. Returning to the States for hospitalization, he went overseas again two months ago, and is now eligible to wear both the European and Asiatic Theater ribbons.

From the Greenville Advocate, June 1976

Mrs. Malinda Elizabeth Cooper, age 69, died Friday afternoon, July 10th, at a local hospital, following a short illness. Mrs. Cooper was born July 24, 1873, the daughter of Robert and Edna Pamelia Perry, in Butler County near the Central community, and lived her entire life in this county. She was a member of the Spring Hill Baptist Church and was an active, faithful worker in the church and community affairs. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at eleven o'clock at Ebenezer East Church, conducted by Rev. R. Z. Mullins, with burial in the church cemetary. Surviving besides her husband, are one son, J.W. Cooper; one daughter, Mrs. George Newton; six grandchildren; one brother, J.R. Perry; three sisters, Mrs. J.W. Lowery, Greenville; Mrs. L. D. Gresham, Atmore, and Mrs. Sam McCoy, Pensacola. The pallbearers were Walter Foster, R. B. Lowery, Vollie Cooper, Tee McCoy, J.R. McCoy, and Robert Gresham. Dunklin-Johnson Funeral Home in charge.



Cuple Newton



Mavis Louise Acreman



Randy Cuple Newton

Born 10 June 1964, Butler County, Alabama
Died 11 June 1964
Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama



Houston Newton



Marguerite ?????

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