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Edy Newbury (abt. 1742 - 1818)

Edy Newbury
Born about in Groton, New London, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Bellvale, Orange, New York Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Patterson, Putnam, New York, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Edy Newberry was born on January 8, 1742 in Groton, New London, Connecticut. He was the son of John Newberry, Jr. II and Zurviah Burch .

He married Ruth Burt, born July 3, 1747, in Bellvale, daughter of Daniel Burt, who was a prominent citizen of Orange County and representative in congress. Edy and Ruth had three children: Lydia, John, and Joel.

Edy served in the American Revolution in the capacity of soldier- 4th Regiment - Orange County Militia, New York.

Edy, supposed to have been son of Benjamin Newbury, was among the original settlers of Orange county, New York. In 1775 he resided in Road District No. 5, in Warwick, and was assessed for taxes two pounds, seventeen shillings.

Edy Newberry died on May 12, 1818 in Patterson, New York. [1][2]


  1. History of Putnam County, NY, by William S. Pelletreau, 1886, page 662.
  2. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 24 August 2021), memorial page for Edey Newbury (1743–12 May 1818), Find a Grave Memorial ID Find A Grave: Memorial #85073729, citing Catskill Village Cemetery, Catskill, Greene County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Bill Shellorne (contributor 47335167). Notes: Inscription: In Memory of Edey Newbury, d. May 12, 1818, aged 75y. Gravesite Details: Originally buried near Patterson, the body and headstone moved to current location in 1921.
  • New York in the Revolution, James A. Roberts, Comptroller, Albany, NY; Brandow Printing Co., 1898, p. 166.
  • Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley, by Cuyler Reynold, Volume 2 - Lewis Historical Publishing Company, NY, 1913, page 554
  • "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 March 2018), Edy Newburry, 10 Jun 1779; citing 10 Jun 1779, New York, United States, citing NARA microfilm publication M246. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1980. FHL microfilm 830,353.
  • "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 August 2019), Eady Newbury, Fredericksontown, Dutchess, New York, United States; citing p. 6, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 6; FHL microfilm 568,146. Notes: 1 Free White Male over 16, 2 Free White Males under 16, 5 Free white females, no other persons, no slaves. That totals to 8 People in the family and most likely includes Eady, two sons Joel and John, wife Ruth, and four daughters Lydia, Esther, Mary and Sally. Note there are other sons in this family, but it is possible they were no longer living in 1790.
  • "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 August 2019), Eady Newbury, Franklin, Dutchess, New York, United States; citing p. 169, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 21; FHL microfilm 193,709. Notes: 1 White male 16-25, 1 White Male 45+ and 1 white female 10-16, 2 White Females 16-25 and 1 White Female 45+.
  • "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 August 2019), Eady Newbury, Patterson, Dutchess, New York, United States; citing p. 195, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 30; FHL microfilm 181,384.
  • "New York Probate Records, 1629-1971," images, FamilySearch ( : 28 May 2014), Dutchess > Wills 1806-1815 vol C-D > image 204 of 737; county courthouses, New York. Notes: This source is the actual Will and Execution of the Will written by John Newberry. It is written on the 3 of April 1796 and proved in court on the 19 April 1809. John Newberry refers to his daughters--Zerviah, Mercy, and Zilphia--twice in this will and he refers to his sons Jonathan, John, Joshua and Edith (Edith goes by Edy/Edie/Edey on most records). There is no mention of any other sons or daughters. You can read the actual Will on page 203. It begins halfway through the page, following a Will written for the Dodge family. John Newberry's Will continues from page 203 to 205. Jonathan died before his father died in 1809.
  • New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999 for Ede?? Newberry, Probate Records, 1812-1936 ; General Index, 1812-1970; Author: New York. Surrogate's Court (Putnam County); Probate Place: Putnam, New York ( NOtes: Ede Newberry, probate date 24 June 1818, probate place Putnam, New York, USA, inferred death year 1818, inferred death place New York. Lists John and Joel as his sons.

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