Muscoe Newman was probably named after Muscoe Garnett who was a neighbor of the Newman family in Essex and bought the family estate in 1782. Muscoe’s uncle William Halbert also worked as Muscoe Garnett’s overseer for about 20 years.
Muscoe Newman married Delilah Aylor about 1783 and they had 6 children. The children were all named in the deposition of Muscoe Garnett’s estate by chancery in 1848. By that time, Ellick and Milton had moved from the state of Virginia and no had heard of them for 15 years, so the estate was divided between the four remaining children. Muscoe and Delilah’s children were: