Note: Dr. Alexander Newton, D. D. b. 1803 in Buncombe Co., N.C. was
Presbyterian minister and educator of note in Ms. His parents were Rev.
Newton and Mary (Polly) McCaul - Call Rev. George Newton, born 1765 was a
pioneer Presbyterian minister and educator, owning and establishing Academys
wherever he ministered. He established the First Presbyterian church and
Academy in Ashville, N.C., Swannanoa, N.C., and Shelby ville, Tn. Rev.
Newton was the youngest of three brothers, all pioneer Presbyterian
and educators. Rev. John Newton in Ga. started the academy that is today
U. of Ga. in Athens, and Rev. Thomas newton pioneered in the same field in
The prents of these brothers and others were Ebenezer Newton and Elizabeth
Buchanan ,pioneers from York Co., Pa. to Rutherford Co., N.C. before 1767,
where their children were reared.
Dr. Alexander Newton and his wife Mary Eliz Peacock were married in
Bedford Co., Tn. and organized several churches and schools in Ms. as did
descendants; several of their children being charter members of the Crystal
Springs, Ms. Presbyterian Church. Rev. Oscar Newton was the first minister,
and owner of the "Newton Institute."
Meliora Caroline Newton Thomson (grandmother of Elma Foster Nelson)
pledged her first month's salary teaching school as the first pledge to the
building fund for this church. At the dedication of the present brick
in 1926, a great grandson of Ora Newton was baptised, William Miller Nelson
III, grandson of Mary Louise Thomson (Mrs. Richard L. Foster ) and son of
Foster Nelson (Mrs. Wm. Miller Nelson Jr.) of Jackson.
Alexander Newton to Mary Eliza Peacock 22 Jan, 1824 in Bedford Co., Tn.
Oscar Newton to Susan Maria Colton 5 Aug, 1857
James Marius Newton to Martha G. Willing 15 Feb, 1866
George Alexander Newton to Mary P. Purdom 21 Jan, 1869
Arista Peacock Newton to A. Ferdinand Andri 18 May, 1869
Meliora Caroline Newton to Dr. Joseph White Thomson 6 Nov, 1872
Alexander Newton 15 Dec, 1803
Mary Eliza Newton 25 Nov, 1805
Albert Newton 29 Jy, 1825
Mary Cornelia Newton 25 June, 1827
Nicholas Peacock Newton 20 Jan, 1829
Oscar Alonza Newton 19 Nov, 1830
Wendell Newton 12 May, 1833
Meliora Caroline Newton 21 Jan, 1835
Albert Barnes Newton 10 Jan, 1837
James Marius Marsh Newton 20 Nov, 1838
George Alexander Newton 29 Oct, 1840
Meliora Caroline Newton 14 Aug, 1842
Arista Peacock Newton 12 Jan, 1846
Albert Newton 21 Sept, 1826
Mary Cornelia Newton 17 Aug, 1828
Wendell Newton 29 Aug, 1833
Meliora Caroline Newton 21 Aug, 1837
Nicholas P. Newton 17 May, 1844
Dr. Alexander Newton ,D.D. 27 Nov, 1859 in Jackson, Ms.
Albert Barnes Newton 19 Oct, 1864 (killed during Civil War at Battle of
Wilderness in Va. )
Mrs. Mary Eliza P. Newton 26 Jan, 1875 ; buried in Crystal Springs, Ms.
George Alex. Newton 8 Jan, 1891 ; bur. in Crystal Springs
Mrs. Arista Newton Andre 14 Ap, 1894 ; bur. in Crystal Springs
James Marius M. Newton 17 Ap, 1895 ; bur. in Crystal Springs
Rev. Oscar Newton 26 Mar, 1913 ; bur. in Crystal Springs
Mrs. Ora Newton Thomson 18 May, 1913 ; bur. in Crystal Springs