Re: [ClappCemetery] Re: NEWSOM / NEWSOME Family Reunion in Columbus area
- Awesome Newsoms,
This is a little earlier than Clapp Factory, but does anyone out there have any information on Newsom's Fort, which was a Wilkes County militia fort in the American Revolution (somewhere in present-day Warren County, I think)? I am researching the Wilkes County forts and any information is appreciated.
The LAMAR Institute, Inc.
> From: "Candy Ford" <candyford@...>
> Date: 2008/07/15 Tue AM 11:25:40 EDT
> To: ClappCemetery@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [ClappCemetery] Re: NEWSOM / NEWSOME Family Reunion in Columbus area
> Are there any details yet for the one in August? I'd like to go ahead and make my hotel
> reservation as soon as possible. I plan to be there for a few days before and/or after to do
> some research in the area.
> I've e-mailed John a few times but haven't heard back from him. I'm sure he's very busy.
> Does anyone know if he's okay?
> --- In ClappCemetery@yahoogroups.com, "newsompage" <retrofit@...> wrote:
> > Everyone - I count at least forty persons kin by blood or marriage to
> > the NEWSOM / NEWSOME family who are buried at Clapp's Factory, so I
> > thought I'd post this to let everyone know what we're planning:
> > 1) We will be holding a NEWSOME family info and photo swap-meet on
> > the same weekend as the Golden Acres NEWSOME Family Reunion in Phenix
> > City, AL, which is held the first Saturday in August (this year it's
> > August 2, 2008). The time and place for the swap-meet are yet to be
> > establshed - probably in the afternoon / evening of Saturday, August
> > 2. Several local NEWSOME cousins have already expressed an interest
> > in attending, and we hope to have representatives from as many of the
> > NEWSOME children as possible. Already included on the contact list
> > are descendants of brothers John NEWSOME, William Anderson NEWSOME,
> > James NEWSOME, Henry M. NEWSOME, and George Washington Freeman
> > NEWSOME, and sister Elizabeth (NEWSOME) BELCHER - and possibly
> > brother Carter NEWSOME.
> > 2) An NEWSOME Family Reunion, to be held in the Spring of 2009 in
> > the Columbus-Phenix City area. This will include ALL of the
> > descendants (with spouses and families) of James & Elizabeth (NEWSOM)
> > NEWSOM, who married 1816 in Warren Co, GA; were in Marion Co, GA, in
> > 1830; in Harris Co, GA, in 1840; and the widow and children being at
> > Clapp's Factory in Muscogee Co, GA, by 1850. While we will welcome
> > descendants on collateral lines (STATHAM, MORRIS, PIKE, ABNEY, PAGE,
> > etc.) and NEWSOMES from other branches as well - we espeically want
> > to get the word out to as many direct-line descendants of James &
> > Elizabeth as we can.
> > The timing of the NEWSOME Reunion will probably coincide with the
> > United Daughters of the Confederacy ceremony to dedicate the new
> > military grave markers of our NEWSOME kin and others at the Clapp's
> > Factory Cemetery - this ceremony is tentatively scheduled for March
> > 2009. We are working on applications for VA-provided markers for
> > Carter NEWSOME (1818-1896), John NEWSOME (b. 1820), Asa NEWSOME (b.
> > 1823), William Anderson NEWSOME (b. 1826), and James NEWSOME (1834-
> > 1894) - we have service records for all these men and know Carter,
> > John, and James are buried at Clapp's Factory; we suspect Asa and
> > William Anderson are as well.
> > We are also looking for candidates to participate in the NEWSOME
> > surname DNA study project as well - perhaps you know of a male with
> > the surname NEWSOME in your branch who would be willing to
> > participate?
> > Please let me know if you would be interested in participating in one
> > or both of these events and fill me in on if you've learned anything
> > new lately about your NEWSOME ancestry. I look forward to hearing
> > from each of you! Thanks!
> > Cousin John in TX
> > John Mallory Land
> > 10118 Timber Trail Dr.
> > Dallas, TX 75229-6023
> > 469.995.5222
> > retrofit@...