Reason (Newberry) Newbry

Reason Thomas (Newberry) Newbry (1836 - 1907)

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Reason [uncertain] Thomas "R.T." Newbry formerly Newberry
Born in Williamsburg, Ohiomap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Brown County, Ohiomap
Descendants descendants
Died in Twin Falls, Idahomap
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Biography

Reason Thomas Newberry was born March 9, 1836 to Daniel Newberry and Mary Elizabeth Thomas Newberry near Williamsburg, Ohio. [1] [2] He was their tenth child. His name was in honor of his grandmother, Sarah Raziner. [3]

Reason was fourteen years old when the 1850 census was completed. He lived at home in Pike Township, Brown County, Ohio, with his parents, Daniel and Mary Newberry, his siblings, Daniel and Hannah, and a cousin,Rachel Wells, the daughter of James Wells andChristiana Newberry. [4]

Reasoner Thomas Newberry and Margaret M. Hughes were married January 1, 1857 in Brown County, Ohio,[3] [1] by Thomas Sheldon, a Minister of the Gospel. They obtained their marriage license on December 13, 1856. [5]

Willomine, their first child, was born November 13, 1857 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. Joseph Everett was born July 7, 1860 in Sterling Township, Brown County, Ohio. [3] [1] The 1860 Sterling, Brown County, Ohio census included Reas [Reason], Margaret, Willimine [Willomine] and Joseph. [6]

Reason Newberry was a blacksmith and buggy maker. He was proud of his buggy displayed at an Ohio State Fair.[7] [8]

Reason enlisted in the Ohio Cavalry and served during the Civil War. His background as a blacksmith made him a valuable addition to the cavalry. [9] He was a Private in Company L, 5th Regiment, of The Ohio Cavalry. He was taken prisoner and finished out the war in the Andersonville Prison. [3] Reason returned home looking like a "ghost of a man". [10] Reason's enlistment in the Union Army had ended after he was released from Andersonville Prison, in Georgia. His health was poor, but, he had returned home alive. During the war his name was spelled every which way. He decided to make it as easy as possible and changed it to "Reason Newbry". That spelling was adopted by his children.

Edward Thomas was born December 13, 1866 in Brown County, Ohio. He was their third child. He was called "Tom".[3] [10]

A daughter, Mary Belle, was born October 22, 1869 in Brown County, Ohio. She was called "Mollie".

After Mollie's birth, Reason and Margaret moved to Illinois. In 1870, they lived in Buckhorn, Brown County, Illinois. Reason, Margaret, Welcome [Willomine], Joseph, Edward [Tom], and Mary [Mollie] are listed in the census. Laborer is Reason's occupation. [11]

From Illinois, they moved to Kansas. Reason, Margaret, Philomine [Willomine], Joseph E., Thomas E., Mary B., William C. and Robert M. are listed in the census for Houston, Smith County, Kansas. Blacksmith is listed as Reason's occupation. [12]

Their final child, Charles Truman Newbry was born April 16, 1881 near Gaylord, Smith County Kansas. [3]

Margaret died May 31, 1887. She had been sick a long time. [10] Their son, Edward Thomas, and son-in-law, James Martin Brown went to Colorado in search of work in 1887. Willomine and her children moved in with Reason. He and his family moved to Tom's place near Collby, Kansas.

Mollie died September 11, 1889 of typhoid fever. [10]

Tom and James sent for the family in 1889. Reason and his family moved to Colorado. [3] His granddaughter, Dora Brown, wrote about the move to Colorado. "Grandpa was a blacksmith, he could find work whereever he went." [10] Later, Reason and members of his family moved to Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. [3] [10]

In Colorado, they moved to the San Luis Valley, and from there to Rocky Ford, Colorado. [13] It wasn't long before they struck out for Idaho.

Reason passed away in Twin Falls, Idaho April 30, 1907.[3]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Light, Jack Scott, "Biographies of Edward Thomas Newberry 1815-1896 and Margaret Melow Brower 1818-1888: Peter James Andrew Newberry 1848-1911 and Jane Elizabeth Hayden 1856-1953" Buena Vista, Colorado, 1994. https://books.google.com/books/about/Biographies_of_Edward_Thomas_Newberry_18.html?id=N6IGngEACAA
  2. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=139518511
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Newbry, Burton C. and Ella S. "Newbry Family Ancestry", 1990
  4. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MX3F-P4M : accessed 28 May 2016), Reason Newbury in household of Daniel Newbury, Pike, Brown, Ohio, United States; citing family 1405, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.)
  5. "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZ4V-1VC : accessed 28 May 2016), Reason T. Newberry and Margaret M. Hughes, 01 Jan 1857; citing Brown, Ohio, United States, reference bk H p 212; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 384,274.
  6. 1860 Federal Census: Sterling, Brown, Ohio; Roll: M653_938; Page: 160; Image: 325; Family History Library Film: 803938. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original Data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  7. Second hand information shared by a cousin at a Newbry Family Reunion. Reported by Burt Newbry.
  8. http://ohiostatefair.com/memory-wall
  9. "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FS5W-Z4X : accessed 28 May 2016), Reason T. Newbury, Private, Company L, 5th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Union; citing NARA microfilm publication M552 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 79; FHL microfilm 882,292.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Harding, Dora Brown, "Recollections" , personal paper written to recall memories from her life. Paper in the collection of Allen Brown./> <ref>"United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJDG-NW5G : accessed 28 May 2016), Reason T Newbry, 1877.</li> <li id="_note-7">[[#_ref-7|↑]] "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M64Z-27T : accessed 28 May 2016), Rusen Newbury, Illinois, United States; citing p. 19, family 127, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,688.</li> <li id="_note-8">[[#_ref-8|↑]] "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MF5G-K6Y : accessed 28 May 2016), Reazin T Newbey, Houston, Smith, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 307, sheet 434C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0397; FHL microfilm 1,254,397. </li> <li id="_note-9">[[#_ref-9|↑]] "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQMF-TL1 : accessed 28 May 2016), Reason Newbry, Precincts 3-4, 10-11, 14 Rockt Ford, Olney, Ordway, Hallrook Rocky Ford, Ordway & Sugar City t, Otero, Colorado, United States; citing sheet 38B, family 764, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,127.</li></ol></ref>


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Reason Thomas Newbry Memorial
Reason Thomas Newbry Memorial

Lithograph of 1850 Ohio State Fair
Lithograph of 1850 Ohio State Fair

1860 Federal Census, Sterling Township, Brown County, Ohio
1860 Federal Census, Sterling Township, Brown County, Ohio

1850 Federal Census, Pike Township, Brown County, Ohio Hannah Newberry and Rachel Wells are also included in the household.
1850 Federal Census, Pike Township, Brown County, Ohio Hannah Newberry and Rachel Wells are also included in the household.

1870 Federal Census Buckhorn, Brown County, Illinois Reasoner Newbry Family
1870 Federal Census Buckhorn, Brown County, Illinois Reasoner Newbry Family

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