Elias Newman

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Elias Newman was married twice and had ten children. His first wife is unknown. His second wife was named Ann. There are two big things that show Elias Newman was married twice. The first is that only Elias’s oldest son, and his three youngest children inherit slaves. It is possible that Ann brought those slaves to the marriage, so her children inherited them. The other reason is because Elias’s youngest son George Newman married his niece Ann, the daughter of James Newman. It was illegal to marry your niece, but not your half niece, which is called and avunculate marriage. George and Ann Newman did have a legal marriage in Orange County, Virginia. See this chart showing the complexities of George and Ann. The doubles lines represent marriages.

Edward Moseley gave his nephew Elias Newman the land he was living on. Edward’s wife Elizabeth, was a sister of Bridget Willson, Elias Newman’s mother. There is no proof that Elisa Newman’s wife Ann had the maiden name of Moseley. I believe that assumption was made because Elias inherited land from a Moseley. For more information see Edward Moseley and his brother Alexander Newman’s pages.

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Elias Newman and his first wife married about 1720. Elias and Ann married about 1741. Ann married Henry Motley about 1752.


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