Newton, Pitt M., was born in Sandy Creek, May 2, 1825, a grandson of Jotham, of Connecticut, who died aged forty
five. The father of subject was Jotham, also born in Connecticut, who died in this county, aged ninety four. He
married Sarah A. Titus, of Vermont, who died here, aged eighty two. Their children were Marlitta, Jane, Almira,
Sarah A., Pitt M., Harmony, Martha, Sophia, Yates W., Andrew J., Ellen, and Viola. The father was an iron manufacturer
and farmer, and served as justice of the peace fifteen years. Pitt M. was educated at Sandy Creek, Mexico, and
the college at Meadville, Pa. He taught school six terms, then engaged as clerk. He conducted a mercantile business
for thirty five years and was associated with the Earl & Newton Bank five years, and was supervisor of the
town four years. He was also secretary of the Oswego County Farmers' Insurance Company six years, and has conducted
a farming and dairy business for many years. He has been justice of the peace for the past six years. June 16,
1850, he married Huldah A., daughter of Levi and Lovisa Matthews, of Mexico, N. Y., and their children are: Lillie
E., Cora, Clarence, Arthur, Harlan L., Earl J., and Herbie, of whom Arthur and Herbie are deceased. Lillie has
taught in Sandy Creek High School, and is executrix of her grandfather's estate; Cora married P. M. French, of
Rochester; Clarence resides in North Platte, Neb.; Harlan resides in Sandy Creek; Earl lives in Santa Fe, N. M.
Yates and Andrew J., brothers of our subject, served in the war of the Rebellion, the former as lieutenant. The
subject of this sketch, P. M. Newton, was one of the first to inaugurate the movement for a Union High School in
Sandy Creek, which has proved a success and is now an honor to the town. He is a Republican in politics, liberal
and independent in his theological and religious views, and since his retirement from active business affairs has
spent most of his spare time in reading books and the best literature of the day, and enjoys his advanced and riper
age most in trying to keep abreast in living topics and issues of the times.
Landmarks of Oswego County
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895
Oswego County, NY
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