Abner Newman & Dorothy Steagall
Written by Julie, latest revision 23 Apr 2022
Abner & Dorothy married in Brunswick County, Virginia where her parents lived. Abner’s family lived for awhile in Orange, then moved to Mecklenburg. Abner was in the War of 1812 as part of the Mecklenburg County, Virginia militia. It is possible Abner took his son William to Kentucky. I (Julie) believe both Dorothy and Abner died young and their unmarried daughters were raised in Orange County, Virginia with their Newman grandparents.
This record is the signatures of Abner’s children receiving his portion of his father’s inheritance.
Abner and Dorothy Newman’s daughter Nancy married her cousin George Newman, George son of George and Ann Newman. William Newman actually said in his will that Nancy’s marriage angered him, so he disinherited her. Nancy did receive a large inheritance from her other grandfather Thomas Steagall when she married though.
Abner Newman married Dorothy Steagall 8 May 1792 in Brunswick County, Virginia
1. Elizabeth H. Newman
2. William M. Newman
3. Nancy Newman (Ann)
4. Emma F. Newman
5. Martha W. Newman
6. Varinda S. Newman
7. Parthenia Newman