Harrison Newsome
and Mary Lowe

Harrison Newsom Newsome b 1775 d 1836 Pike Co KY; s/o Lewis Newsom Newsome and Pamela Newsom. Harrison Newsome m. 2 Sep 1802 Rowan Co NC to Mary Margaret " Peggy" Lowe b 1780 Rowan Co NC; d/o Frederick Lowe and Mary "Polly" Lowe. Harrison Newsom was the first Kentucky Newsom, having moved from the ancestral Newsom roots of Virginia and North Carolina to Pike County, Kentucky in about 1815. He established two families there - one with his wife "Peggy" Lowe, and the other with a mistress, Polly Kinney. Harrison appears to have fathered children by both women during the same time period. Children of Harrison Newsome and Mary "Peggy" Lowe;

1. Polly Newsome b Apr 1800

2. Hartwell "Will" Newsome b 1803 Rowan Co NC d before 1870 Pike Co KY m. 5 May 1825 to (1) Jenny " Jincy" Mullins (aka Gindsey or Ginny or Jency); d/o Solomon "Money Making Sol" Mullins and Sarah "Sallie" Greenfield. Jenny Mullins m. (2) about 1831 to Jacob "Jake" Johnson. Hartwell "Will" Newsome m. 13 Mar 1831 Pike Co KY to (2) Sarah Sally Tolley (aka Tolby, Trolley, Toley) b 1815 NC; d/o Elcany Tolley and Frances Barnett. Sarah's father, Elkany Tolley is 97 years of age in the 1850 Pike Co KY Census Census in the household with Hartwell "Will" Newsome and Sarah Sally Tolley.

3. Unknown Male Newsome b 1805 Pike Co KY.

4. Mary Polly Newsome b about 1807 NC; m. 3 Dec 1829 Pike Co KY to Booker Mullins Jr b about 1804 Franklin Co VA; s/o William Booker "Ballie" "Bald Head" Mullins and Judith Stanley. Mary Polly Mullins m. 19 May 1837 Pike Co KY to James Sheridan Mullins b 1816 VA d 6 Jun 1894 Bold Camp, Wise Co VA; s/o Sherwood "Sherod" Mullins and Mary Polly Roberts.

5. Henry Newsome b 1807 Rowan Co NC; m. 9 Feb 1831 to Martha "Patsy" Branham b about 1815 Floyd Co KY d/o David Branham and Elizabeth Little.

6. Margaret "Peggy" Newsome b 1809 NC; m. 19 Apr 1833 Pike Co KY to Smith Mullins b 1809 VA d Pike Co KY; s/o William "Booker Bailey" Mullins (aka Booker and B H) and Judith Stanley (aka Standley).

7. Frederick F Newsome b 5 Jan 1812 Rowan Co NC d 13 Aug 1900 Big Mud Creek, Floyd Co KY; m. 22 Jan 1835 Pike Co KY to Agnes "Ansy" Hall b 10 Jan 1818 Scott Co VA d 17 Jul 1869 Big Mud Creek, Floyd Co KY age 51; d/o Masias (Cyrus) Hall and Unisiah Branham Smith. (See 1850 Pike Co KY Census).

8. Harrison Newsome b about 1812 Rowan Co NC; m. 11 Dec 1834 Pike Co KY to Mary Hall b 1815 Pike Co KY; d/o Samuel Hall and Spicey Ray.

9. Davenport Newsome b 1816 Taylor Co KY; m. 6 Nov 1837 Pike Co KY to Marinda Bryant (aka Arminda) b 1825 VA. (See 1850 Pike Co KY Census).

10. Elizabeth Newsome b 1818.

11. Margaret Newsome b 1820 Taylor Co KY.

12. Martha Newsome b 1822 Taylor Co KY.

13. Unknown Female Newsome b 1826 Taylor Co KY.


Harrison Newsome
and Polly Kinney

Harrison Newsom Newsome b 1775 d 1836 Pike Co KY s/o Lewis Newsom Newsome and Pamela Newsom. Harrison Newsome never married Polly Kinney b 1795 d 1876 Pike Co KY. Mistress of Harrison Newsome. As tradition would have it Harrison Newsome brought Polly Kinney from North Carolina to his home in Kentucky. Polly lived with Harrison and his family but when it was evident she was pregnant Harrison's wife threw Polly out. She returned to North Carolina and gave birth to John. Harrison followed her and brought her back to Kentucky where he built her a cabin. Children of Harrison Newsome and Polly Kinney;

1. John Kinney b 1815 NC; m. 19 Jun 1834 Pike Co KY Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Branham b 1818 Taylor Co KY; d/o David Branham and Elizabeth Little.

2. Nancy Kinney b 1815 Floyd Co KY m. 12 Feb 1835 Pike Co KY to William N "Billy" Ellswick b 1814 Pike Co KY, s/o Bradley Ellswick and Katherine Ratliff.

3. William Kinney b about 1818 Taylor Co KY, m. 7 Jun 1853 Pike Co KY to Sarah Branham b 1812, d/o David Branham and Elizabeth Little. Sarah Branham m. 12 May 1825 Pike Co KY to (1) William Robertson; m. 6 Jul 1835 to (2) Abraham Damron b 1810.

4. Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" Kinney b 1820 Floyd Co KY, m. 3 or 31 Dec 1835 Pike Co KY to Andrew Jackson Ellswick b 1817 Island Creek, Pike Co KY d 1839 Island Creek, Pike Co KY, s/o Bradley Ellswick and Katherine Ratliff. Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" Kinney m. 23 Jan 1845 in Pike Co KY to Elisha Damron b about 1822 d 1874 Pike Co KY; s/o John Damron and Nancy Branham.

5. Katherine "Kate" Kinney b 1823, m. 29 May 1838 Pike Co KY to David J Branham b about 1818 Floyd Co KY, s/o David Branham and Elizabeth Little.

6. Leonard "Lin" Kinney b 1833 Pike Co KY, m. 10 Nov 1853 to Sarah Jane Johnson b 31 Jan 1836 d 4 Sep 1916 Pike Co KY, d/o William Payne Johnson and Margaret "Peggy" Bates. Sarah Jane Johnson m. George Adams.

7. Margaret Peggy Kinney b 1827 m. 28 Dec 1844 Pike Co KY to James Wesley Elswick b 1822 d 1892, s/o Bradley Ellswick and Katherine Ratliff.

Information on this page from the following website: Harrison Newsome Sr Site no longer available (this is the reason I have stopped linking to sources)


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