Biography of Peabody Newland
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Newland, Peabody, of Lawrenceville, was born in Middletown, Vt., September 30, 1801, a son of Beria M. and Lida (Grinnell) Newland of Vermont, who came to Lawrenceville in 1827. The ancestors of this family came to America in the Mayflower, and the first white child born after the arrival of the Pilgrims belonged to this family on the maternal side. Our subject's father was a man of influence in his time and died aged sixty years, his wife dying aged seventy six years. From 1840 to 1860 Mr. Newland engaged in the manufacture and sale of horse rakes, but later returned to farming. In August, 1828, he married Mary Handy, who died in July, 1839. They had two children: Sarah J., wife of Joseph Farrington, of Lawrence, and Adoniram A., who has been a merchant and farmer in the West for many years. Mr. Newland married second Eliza Chose, by whom he had three children: David J., a successful lawyer in New York; Mary E., wife of Charles B. Partridge; Helen A., who died aged twenty years. Mr. Newland inherited the homestead of sixty acres, to which he has added forty acres, making it one of the finest farms in the town.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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