NEWMAN FAMILY RESEARCH
(Joshua, Walter Wallace and William W. Newman
in Haywood, Gibson, and Madison Counties, Tennessee)
Contributed by Donna V. Douglas, January 2004
Email: [email protected]
This area was once part of Madison County prior to the formation of Haywood and Crocket Counties.
Joshua Newman owned 100 acres of land in Haywood County, formerly Madison County Tennessee. In 1821, "assignee of James Vaulx by virtue of warrant #3773" had 100 acres of land. Record from Brownsville, Haywood Co., land grant book page 90. This was located in the area where the Newman family settled and where some Newmans still live there today.
In a county court entry, 1827, there was a notation that the "following tracts of land now listed for taxation for the present year be stricken off the tax list, it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that there are no such tracts of land in Haywood Co." It went on to say that it further appeared that taxes for 1824 were not paid by Newman and the 100 acres was sold to Thomas Nixon."
Haywood County, Tennessee, Book U, Page 264, Land Grant #18030 (Document)
THE STATE OF TENNESSEE NO. 18030
Sept 16, 1822 (Grant Date)
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:
KNOW YE, That By virtue of Certificate No 3973 dated the 16th day of September 1820 issued by the Register of West Tennessee to James Vaulx for 100 acres and entered on the 8th day of March 1821 by No.567.
There is granted by the said state of Tennessee, unto JOSHUA NEWMAN asignee of the said James Vaulx A certain tract or parcel of land, containing one hundred acres by survey bearing date the 4th day of May 1821 lying in the Tenth District in ___ County in Range four Section ten and bounded as follows to wit Beginning at the south west corner of entry No. 560 for 159 acres in the name of Jarreth V Polk at an elm and Ironwood thence north with the line of said entry one hundred and twenty seven poles to a whiteoak the north west corner of said entry No 560 on the south boundary line of an entry made in the name of Frederick W Huling for 640 acres, thence west with his line, passing his corner in all one hundred and thirty four poles to a stake thence south sixty three poles to the north boundary of entry No. 73 for 267 acres a stake thence east fourteen poles to its corner a stake thence south sixty three and a half poles to a sugartree and Ironwood the northwest corner of an entry made in the name of Daniel Cherry for 1000 acres thence east with the north boundary of said entry none 120 poles to the Beginning.
With the hereditaments and appertenances. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of Land with its appertenances to the said JOSHUA NEWMAN and his heirs forever. In witness whereof, William Carroll Governor of the State of Tennesse, hath hereunto set his hand, and caused the great seal of the state to be affixed at Murfreesborough on the 16th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two and of the independence of the United States, the Forty Seventh.
BY THE GOVERNOR signed Wm Carroll
signed Daniel Graham SECRETARY
Recorded 28 October 1822
Haywood County, Tennessee Land Grant Book 1820-1835, Page 90
No.507 31 May 1821 By J Porter
State of Tennessee 10th District JOSHUA NEWMAN asignee of James Vaulx by virtue (inkblot) W. T Warranty No. 3973 for 100 acres of land entry the land in Range 4 section 10 Beginning as the south west corner of entry No. 560 for 159 acres in the name of Jarrett and Polk with North 135 poles to H W Hulings south Boundary line and west for complement 3rd March 1821.
signed Polk L Porter So.
Haywood County, Tennessee Land Grant Book 1831, Page 83
Survey dated 26th June 1822
No. 224 Survey taken out 26th June 1822 by James Brown
Scale 200 poles per inch (sketch)
State of Tennesee 10th District by virtue of entry no. 567 and dated 3rd of March 1821 founded on a warrent opined by the Register of West Tennesee No. 3973 for 100 acres, I have surveyed for JOSHUA NEWMAN asignee of James Vaulx 100 acres of land situated in range 4 section 10 Beginning at the southwest corner of entry No. 560 for 159 acres of land in the name of Jarrett J. Polk at an Elm and Ironwood thence north with the line of said entry 127 poles to a white oak the north east corner of said entry no 560 on the south Boundary line of an entry made in the name of Frederick W Hulling for 660 acres Thence west with his line and pasing his corner in all 135 poles to a stake thence south 63 1/2 poles to the north boundary line of entry no 73 for 267 acres to stake thence east 16 poles to its corner a stake thence south 63 1/2 poles to a sugar tree and Ironwood the northwest corner of an entry made in the name of Daniel Cherry for 1000 acres Thence east with the north Boundary of said entry no 1120 pole to the Beginning surveyed May 4th 1821.
Samuel Farney SCC
Obediah May SCC
signed John L Porter DS
filed 31st May 1821
This land is located in the northeast corner of Haywood Co. but near Cherryville, in Crocket County today. It is an area that borders the two counties. Joshua's land was located just above a portion of Daniel Cherry's land. This area was once part of Madison County prior to the formation of Haywood and Crocket Counties.
1830 Madison County, TN Census, Page 079:
NEWMAN, Joshua 1101001-111001 (birth year between 1780-1790)
1 male under 5 yrs. (1825-1830)
1 male between 5-10 yrs. (1820-1825)
1 male between15-20 yrs. (1810-1815)
1 male between 40-50 yrs. (1780-1890)
1 female under 5 yrs (1825-1830)
1 female between 5-10 yrs (1820-1825)
1 female between 15-20 yrs (1810-1815)
1 female between 40-50 yrs
Common School Record Book 1838-1846
Beginning on the first page was written:
June 4th 1838
In pursuance of a Late Act of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee passed the 24th day of January 1838 In Relation to the establishing common Schools in Said State - and the election of five School Commissioners in each District in the Several Counties there of the following named Gentlemen were returned to me as having been elected in ther respective Districts as the qualified voters thereof To-wit:
District No. 7
Geo. W. Outlaw, P. Transu, R. M. Compton Snr., C. Edwards, Nicholas P. Stone, Returned by Geo. W. Outlaw, Constable.
Census of Number of Children, Their Parents or Guardians, by Districts:
I do hereby certify that the above is a just & true copy of the original July 16, 1838, Hugh Swany, Clerk.
Blank Sheets were found for the following: District No. 4, District No. 5, and District No. 6. - Ed.
District No. 7
Jesse Prendergast, 4
Hez. H. Ross, 3
John Manord, 2
John Allen, 3
Harris R. Latham, 1
John Wale, 2
Allen Jones, 3
Caleb Watson, 3
Henry Britton, 4
Jonathan Steepleton, 1
Richd. Taylor, 4
John McDanel, 3
Samuel Tygret, 6
Ephraim Stanfield, 2
James Chambers, 1
James Hutchison, 4
Smalek Clay, 1
Reuben Cole, 5
Washington Chessman, 1
Frances Bransen, 2
Geo. Outlaw, 3
Hiram Pearson, 1
Berry Taylor, 4
Henry Wilson; 1
Andrew Ragsdale, 5
Page Dougan, 3
Wm. Hendret, 2
John Clay, 4
Zachariah Bates, 3
Wm. Claments, 2
Sarah Chessman, 2
Kelly Holladay, 2
Wm. Roberson, 1
Rant Robertson, 4
Saml. Taylor, 1
Saml. Farnsworth, 3
Chas. Ervin, 4
Sam'l. Conner, 3
John Hare, 4
John McClesh, 5
Wm. Dowd, 3
Robt. Compton, 5
Wm. Cooper, 5
Fr. C. Edwards, 3
Harvey Brimor, 3
Dan Delass ?, 3
Thos. Doak, 5
Edward Swain, 6
John Cook, 2
Chas. White, 2
Ira Waver, 2
Wm. Wilson, 5
Duncan McCollin, 3
Hazel Hewett, 1
Wm. Covington, 4
John Love, 1
Peter Transu, 5
Alex Braden, 3
Geo. White, 3
Thos. Garner, 2
John B. Acre, 6
Jas. Freeman, 3
Joshua Newman, 3
1840 Madison County Tennessee Census, Page 89:
NEWMAN, Joshua 00100001-0110001 (birth year 1780-1790)
0 males under 5 yrs. (1835-1840)
0 males 5-10 yrs. (1830-1835)
1 male between 10-15 yrs. (1825-1830))
1-male between 50-60 yrs. (1780-1790)
1-female between 5-10 yrs (1830-1835)
1 female between 10-15 yrs (1825-1830)
1 female between 40-50 yrs.
Carroll County, Tennessee, Index of Chancery Records
Submitted by Jere Cox (email: [email protected])
Year Plaintiff Defendant Concerning
1841 NEWMAN et als Joshua NEWMAN Thos. R.
There's a Thomas B Newman in 1840 Dyer County Census
There's a Thomas J Newman in 1840 Jefferson County Census.
26 Nov. 1841 Haywood Co, Tennessee Deed Book K pages 136-137:
Daniel Cherry gave his son Norman Turner Cherry, 3 tracts:
1) 159 acres of the Polk and Jarrett grant, and
2) the 100 acres JOSHUA NEWMAN GRANT "with the exception of one acre of land where on the Baptist Meeting house is built. I reserve it for the cause of the regular Baptist Church if they continue to have preaching there, if not, I give said one acre also to said Norman," and
3) the occupant claim that he bought from William M. Matney containing 200 acres "if there can be that much vacant land in said claim, it being the plantation that said Matney did live on and the same Norman now has in cultivation, adjoining JOSHUA NEWMAN GRANT on the west.
This area was in Northeast Haywood County, which is today in Crockett or very near Crockett County, Tennessee The date Daniel Cherry's will was probated was 6 Nov 1843. Daniel Cherry's will is in Haywood County Will Book H, pp. 216-236.
24 FEB 1849 Haywood County, Deed Book N, Page 432-433:
Norman T. Cherry of Lauderdale Co. sold Hiram A Partee of Haywood Co. the land that Daniel Cherry willed Norman:
1) 100 acres of the NEWMAN ENTRY, and
2) the Broadwaters Matney and Willliam C Matney occupant entries of 187 acres.
This implies that Joshua sold his land to Daniel Cherry sometime prior to Daniel's death. This could also mean that Joshua died or that he migrated elsewhere. At Daniel's death, Joshua would have been about 56 years old.
Walter Wallace Newman
Walter Wallace Newman arrived in a covered wagon. Occupation was a farmer. Land that he and his family were living on was, on the land grant, in the name of Benjamin Chapman.
Walter seems to have lived in Madison County in 1844 when he was married, Hardeman County in 1850, back to Madison County in 1860, and settled in Lauderdale County by 1870-1880. He died about 1891-1893. His name was dropped Lauderdale County property tax records.
1850 Hardeman County Census:
household# 1690 (stamped#) page 375
NEWMON, Wallace age 27, (birth year 1823)
Eliza age 21
Malinda age 2
John 7/12 mos.
Joseph WHITE, age 61
Wallace shown as born in Tennessee and Eliza was born in Tennessee
NOTE: Wallace is listed in the 1850 Census of Hardeman, Co. Tennessee as being 27 years old which means he was born in 1823, and owning $150 worth of real estate. Living with him in 1850 in Hardeman County was Joseph White age 61, occupation as farmer, born in what looks like Virginia.
Living next door is a family: Lottie White, age 34, female, born Tennessee, no occupation, with children William, age 17, occupation: labourer, Marian age 12, Catherine age 10, Mary age 6, Louisa age 4, Joseph age 2.
White County, TN Deeds:
11 May 1857. Wallace Newman of Madison Co.,Tennessee appointed Andrew Derryberry his attorney to receive for him the legacy coming to him from the estate of his great-uncle Thos. Robertson, dec'd. (Delinda's father's brother.)
1860 Denmark, Madison County, Tennessee Census (page 123-115):
Wallace Newman was shown in the 1860 Census of Madison Co., Tennessee as 34yrs old, which would mean he as born in 1826.
34 yrs (birth year 1826)
Walter Wallace Newman lived next door to the Mathews family and to Ann Covington's family.
Walter Wallace Newman purchased land in 1866 in Madison County, TN and sold it in 1869.
Madison County, Tennessee Deed Book A, page 180, #155:
Registered July 2, 1866
I PETER FORD of the County of Madison and State of Tennessee for and in Consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty dollars to me in hand said by WALLIS NEWMON of the County and State aforesaid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged I have this day bargained and sold and do by these presents convey unto the said WALLIS NEWMON his hiers and assigns the following described tract of land situated in the County and State aforesaid in Range Three Section Six and in the 4 Civil District.
Beginning at a Stake three White oak pointers, thence West 65 12/100 poles to a White Persimmon and Red oak pointers, thence South 123 poles to a stake 2 White oak and Red oak pointers. Thence East 65 12/100 poles to a corner with E. Elston. Thence North 123 poles to the Beginning containing Fifty Acres. To have and to hold the same with all its rights and appurtenances belonging to the same.
I do for myself and my heirs covenant and agree that I warrant and defend the right and title to the foregoing described tract of land unto the said WALLIS NEWMON his heirs and assigns forever free from the claim of all and ever person lawfully claiming the same. I testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this 19th day of May AD 1866.
Signed & acknowledged in presence of us
T. J Sturdivant
J A Lancy
signed Peter Ford (seal)
State of Tennessee
Personally appeared before me, P C Mc Cowat, Clerk of the County Court of said County, the foregoing named bargainor PETER FORD with whom I am personally acquainted and acknowledged that he executed the foregoing Instrument for the purposes therein contained.
Witness my hand at Office, this 2nd day of July 1866
State & County Tax Paid
P C McCowat, Clerk
State of Tennessee
I J. R. Chappell, Register of said County do certify that the foregoing Deed with Clerks certificate and 50 cents in US R Stamp there on was duly filed in my Office this day about 7 O'clock P.M. and noted in Minute Book 4 on page 196.
Witness my hand at Office this the 2nd day of July 1866
J. R. Chappell, Regis.
Madison County, Tennessee Deed Book 27, page 353:
Regist Dec 20, 1869
I have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey to RICHARD HILL and his heirs and assigns forever for the consideration of Eight Hundred Dollars to me paid for a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the the County of Madison and State of Tennessee Civil District No. Four and bounded as follows. Beginning at a Stake 3 White oak pointers, thence West 65 12/100 poles to a white Oak Persimmon and Red Oak pointers, thence South 123 poles to a stake 2 White oak and Red oak pointers, thence East 65 12/100 poles to a corner with E. Elstons, thence North 123 poles to the Beginning containing by estimation Fifty acres.
To have and to hold the same unto the said RICHARD HILL his heirs and assigns forever. I do further covenant with the said RICHARD HILL that I am lawfully seized of said land have agreed right to convey it and that the same is unencumbered. I do further bind myself my heirs and representatives to warrant and forever defend the title of the same against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever.
attest Peter Ford
This 11 day of December 1869
Wallace (X mark) Newman (seal)
State of Tennessee
Personally appeared before me P.C. McCowat, Clerk of the County Court of said County. The above named bargainer WALLACE NEWMAN with whom I am personally acquainted and acknowledged that he executed the foregoing instrument for the purposes therin contained.
Witness my hand at office, this 20th day of December 1869
P.C. McCowat, Clerk
Wallace Newman not found in 1870 Tennessee Census, nor in Tax Records. He was found in the 1880 Census of Lauderdale County, Tennessee.
1880 Census Place: District 7, Lauderdale, Tennessee:
Source: FHL Film 1255266 National Archives Film T9-1266 Page 188A
Works on Farm
1880 Census Place: Smiths, Gibson County, Tennessee:
William NEUMAN (G)
William George states that his father was born in South Carolina.
Jan. 17, 1920 6th Civil Dist, Lauderdale Co., Tennessee Census, page 7A:
Newman, Joe M. age 55, born in Tennessee, states that his father was born in Illinois,
William W. Newman
William W. Newman, born circa 1832, married Margaret E. Raines in Madison Co., Tennessee, 1857. A deed recorded in White Co., Tennessee, proves that he was a resident of White Co., Arkansas on 29 June 1857. However, he and his family were enumerated in the 1860 and 1870 censuses of Madison Co., Tennessee. In an 1874 deed recorded in Madison Co., Tennessee, W. W. Newman of Gibson Co., Tennessee sold land in Madison Co., Tennessee.
White County, Tn Deeds:
9 May 1857
John K Matthewson, Cynthia M. Matthewson and William W. Newman of White County, ARK, appointed Andrew Derryberry of Madison Co., TN their attorney to receive their legacy from the estate of Thos. Robertson, dec'd.
29 June 1857
John K Matherson and his wife Cynthia M Matherson (formerly Cynthia M Newman) and William W Newman of White Co., AR, Wallace Newman and Mary Adkerson of Madison Co., TN heirs of the estate of John Robertson, deceased, sold their interest in the personal estate of Thos. Robertson to Wallace B Cope and George G Dibrell for $500. Their interest is 2/3 of 1/8. If Henry Robertson's share is divided among the other heirs, it is their intention to sell their 2/3 of 1/7 to Cope and Dibrell.
29 June 1857
Same heirs as above sold interest in Tract No. 1 of the lands of Thos. Robertson, deceased, for four hundred dollars to Hugh L.C. Moore. And also their interest in Henry Robertson's interest in the lands of Thos. Robertson.
20 July 1860 Dist 3, Denmark, Madison County Census, (Hndwrt#) 130, (Stamped#)109:
NEWMAN, Wm age 26, male, farmer, RE $400, PE $200, b- 1834 in TN
Margaret age 23, female, b-1837 in TN (Margaret Eviline Rains)
James age 2, male, b-1858 in TN (James Andrew)
Albert age 6/12 months, male, b-1860 in TN (Albert Munroe)
9 Aug 1870 Denmark, Madison County Census, 3rd District, Aug 9th, page 137:
W. Newman, 40 yrs, Farmer, $800 Real Estate, $500 Personal Estate, born 1830 in Tennessee.
E. 30 yrs, female, white, born 1840 in TN (Margaret Eviline Rains)
J. 13 yrs male, white, farmhand, born in TN. (James Andrew)
A. 10 or 12 yrs, male, white, born in TN. (Albert Munroe)
R. 8 yrs, male, white, born in TN. (John Robert)
W. 6 yrs, male, white, born in TN. (George William)
C. 4 yrs., male, white, born in TN. (Charles Henry)
S. 2 yrs, female, white, born in TN. (Sarah Elizabeth)
Two Rains families are on page 136. J. & E. Ranes and A. & F. Ranes families.
In 1870 William W. Newman was living next door to J. Brown age 28, S. wife, age 20, M. (female) age 2, and S. (female) age 1. On the other side was L. Thompson age 31 and his family.
Two doors down lived A. Deberry, age 60, farmer, $1000, $300, born NC; L. (wife) age 50, born NC; and A (black male, servant) age 50, born TN; children all born in TN: J. (male, farmhand) age 40, S. (female) age 36, M. (female) age 12, S. (female) age 15, S. (female) age 24, and R. (female) age 60, born NC, probably mother or mother-in-law.
Madison County Deed Book Book 29, Page 209:
Land in 3rd Civil District
Jus H Hundley
To Tille Bond
WM W NEWMAN
Reg. Oct 11th 1871
STATE OF TENNESSEE
I John H Hundley of the State and County aforesaid, and WILLIAM W. NEWMAN of the other part and of the State and County aforesaid. On the condition of this obligation is such that I JOHN H HUNDLEY have this day bargained and sold to the said WILLIAM W. NEWMAN a tract of land one hundred acres more or less lying and being in the 3rd Civil District of Madison County Tennessee for twenty two hundred dollars for which I have his notes under seal, Bounded as follows
Beginning on a stake in the East part of a tract known as the Willis tract, Thence East to Garland Day's line, Thence North to Thomas N Gravis line, so as to include all the land known as the JOHN H. HUNDLEY LAND Thence West with the said Graves line to Richard Martin's line, Thence South with said Marlin's line to the Beginning. I bind myself my heirs and assignes to make the said WILLIAM W NEWMAN a good and warranted deed to the said tract of land in the payment of the last note due the 25th day of Dec 1872 for Two Hundred Dollars and 50 cents. No if I should fail to make the said deed I bind myself my heirs and assigns to pay the said WILLIAM W NEWMAN Forty four hundred dollars otherwise this obligation to be void. This the 17th day of August 1870
Witness C. H. WATHERS/WALKERS
As witness my hand and seal
JOHN H HUNDLEY (SEAL)
STATE OF TENNESSEE
Personally appeared before me P. C. McConat, Clerk of the County Court of said county the within named bargainer JOHN H HUNDELY with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he executed the within instrument for the purpose therein contained.
Witness my hand at office this 17th day of November 1870
Signed P. C. Mc Conat Clerk
By Jno T Stark DC
STATE OF TENNESSEE
I H. C. McCutchin Register of said County do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument with the Clerks Certificate and 25 cents in U S R Stamp therein was duly filed in my office for registration this day at 2 o'clock PM and so noted in Minute Book #5 page 74.
Witness my hand at office this the 11th day of October 1871
Signed H. C. McCULCHEN Reg.
by W S McCulshen Dpty.
Madison County, Tennessee Deed Book 33, Page 9:
Regtd Dec 12, 1874
Know all men by these presents that I W.W. NEWMAN of the County of GIBSON state of Tennessee for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty Two hundred dollars paid as follows twelve hundred dollars cash in hand paid one thousand dollars due 25th day of Dec 1874 have this day bargained sold and aliened and conveyed unto ISAAC PARLOW of the County of Madison state of Tennessee bounded as follows to wit:
Beginning at a stake on Richard Martins east boundary line thence east 191 poles to a Spanish oak thence north 87 2/10 to a stake thence west 192 poles to a stake hickory and white oak pointers thence south with said Martin's line to the beginning containing one hundred acres more or less to have and to hold the same to the said ISAAC PARLOW his heirs and assigns forever together with its appurtenances estate title and interest thereto belonging. I hereby covenant and bind myself my heirs and representatives to forever warrant and defend the title to said land and bargained premises against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever and that I am lawfully seized of said land and bargained premises have a good right to sell and convey it and the same is unencumbered.
Witness my hand and seal this the 11th day of Dec 1874
W. J. Derryberry
J. H. Pope
signed W.W. NEWMAN (SEAL)
STATE OF TENNESSEE
Personally appeared before me Saml D Barnett Clerk of the County Court of said County W.J. DERRYBERRY and J.H. POPE subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument who being first sworn deposed and said that they are acquainted with the bargainor thereto W.W. NEWMAN and that he acknowledged said instrument in their presence to be his act and deed on the day it bears date.
Witness my had at office this the 12th day of December 1874
Signed Saml D Barnett, Clerk
STATE OF TENNESSEE
H. H. McCutshen, Register of said county hereby certify that the foregoing deed with Clerk Certificate thereon was filed in my office for Registration this day at 12 1/2 o'clock PM and so noted in Minute Book No. 5 on page 316. Witness my hand at office this 12th day of December 1874.
Signed H. C. McCutchen, Register
by W. H. Briton DR
1880 Census Place: Possum Pond, Gibson, County, Tennessee:
Source: FHL Film 1255255 National Archives Film T9-1255, Page 373C
In his Will (dated1884 and a codicil dated 19 January 1885) made in Gibson County, Tennessee, William W. names his wife and full names of his children. There was still some of this family in the early 1900's in Gibson County.
March Term 1885 Gibson County Court
In the matter of
W. W. Newman Will
In the name of God Amen. I W. W. Newman of the County Gibson State of Tennessee and by occupation a farmer make this my last will.
I give, devise and bequeath my estate and property real and personal as follows that is to say
First That all my just debts and burial expenses be paid out of the proceeds of my personal property, then my hereafter named executor will proceed to sell in accordance with the law all my property both real and personal.
Second I authorize my executor to pay to my beloved sons Charles Henry Newman and Walter Bedford Newman one hundred ($100.00) each, then the remainder of my property to be equally divided between my beloved children, towit James Andrew Newman, Albert Monroe Newman, John Robert Newman, George William Newman, Charles Henry Newman, Walter Bedford Newman, Sarah Elizabeth Newman, Ella Nora Newman, John/Peter/Aileen Wesley Newman, T. Fulton (?) or Fuller Newman, and my beloved wife Margaret J Newman, except that fifty dollars ($50.00) be taken from my son Albert Newman's part and the same be equally divided between him and the rest of my children and my beloved wife, Margaret J Newman and furthermore the effects herein bequeathed to my wife Margaret J Newman shall be invested in land by my executor for the sole use and ? (hers or home)? and benefit of my beloved wife Margaret J Newman during her natural life or widowhood, then at her death or marriage to revert to my children hereinabove named and be equally divided between them.
I appoint John R Newman of the County of Gibson State of Tennessee Executor of this my will in witness whereof I have signed, sealed and published and dictated this instrument as my last will at my residence in the county and state above written on this the 29th day of Oct 1884.
Signed W. W. Newman (seal)
The said W. W. Newman at his residence on the 29th day of Oct 1884 signed and sealed this instrument and published and declared the same as and for his last will and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto written our names as subscribing witnesses.
Signed John A. Anderson (seal)
Signed J. H. Hunley (seal)
Signed Wm. R. Duncan (seal)
I W. W. Newman of the County of Gibson, State of Tennessee by occupation a farmer do make this my Codicil hereby confirming my last will made on the 29th day of Oct 1884 excepting so far as the disposition of my property is changed by this Codicil.
I hereby direct my executor to invest the means that I willed to my three youngest children to wit Ella Nora Newman, Aileen Wesley Newman and T. Fuller Newman together with that willed to my wife Margarett J. Newman in land suitable for theirs a home during my wife's natural life or widowhood thence at her death or marriage her part to be disposed of in accordance with the specifications of the will in witness whereof I have signed sealed and acknowledged this my codicil at my residence in the County and State above written on the 19th day of Jan 1885.
Signed W. W. Newman (seal)
The said W. W. Newman at his residence on the 19th day of Jan 1885 signed and sealed the instrument and declared the same to be his Codicil and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto written our names as subscribing witnesses.
Signed John R Anderson (seal)
Signed J. H. Hunley (seal)