Alexander Newman was born about 1759 in Essex County, Virginia. He died in December 1821 in Boone County, Kentucky. Alexander married a widow named Ibba, 25 December 1795 in Madison County, Virginia. Her name was written as “Isbell” on one deed, but spelled “Ibba” on her marriage record to Alexander Newman, and the other deed. Ibba had previously been married to Peter Sellers and had three children with him: Susannah Sellers, Peter Sellers Jr, and Thomas Jefferson Sellers.
Alexander and “Isbell” sold 82 acres to William Hill: 7 December 1803 in Madison County, Virginia: Deed book 3, pg 467.
Alexander and Ibba sold the last of their land, 83 acres to Henry Hill: 3 September 1810 in Madison County, Virginia: Deed Dook 5, pg 487-488.
This second deed was paid for with a transfer of title given 26 October 1815. I expect that about this time they sold their land, is when Alexander, his wife and all their children (both Newman and Sellers) moved to Boone County, Kentucky.
Alexander’s will was written 21 March 1820 and proved at the December 1821 term: Boone, KY Will Book B, pg 1
Alexander Newman’s estate was divided 27 June 1823 in Boone County, Kentucky amongst his children and step-children. Ibba died before Alexander. Boone County, KY Will Book B, pg 116
There were a number of Alexander Newman’s. They are often confused because the records are spotty and there no ages listed. I spent a lot of time studying the various Alexander Newmans, and sorting which piece of information went with each Alexander. Each Alexander will have a page on this website with their sources. I believe that Muscoe Newman and Alexander Newman are the sons of Alexander Newman and Hannah Halbert. I’ve determined this by process of elimination of all the other Newman families in Essex, Richmond, Orange, Culpeper and Madison, and because the timing and location fits.
Alexander and Ibba had 4 children together:
- Elias Newman 1796-1868
- Simeon Newman 1798-1851
- Alenda “Allie” Newman 1799-1853
- Reuben Newman 1802-1870