Biography of Amos A. Newton
Potter County, PA Biographies

AMOS A. NEWTON, farmer, P. 0. Sharon Centre, was born in Bainbridge, Chenango Co., N. Y., April 16, 1822, a son of Marshall and Prudence (Aylesworth) Newton. His paternal grandfather was Amasa Newton, a native of Vermont and a pioneer of Chenango county, N. Y., and was a son of Thaddeus Newton, a soldier of the Revolutionary war, also a pioneer of Chenango county. His maternal grandfather was Andrew Aylesworth, of French descent, also a pioneer of Chenango county, N. Y.

Amos A. Newton was reared in his native county and settled in Sharon township, Potter Co., Penn., in 1846; was for many years engaged in the lumber business, and was a member of the firm of Nichols, Stevens & Co., for ten years. He settled on the farm he now occupies, in 1867, most of which he cleared, and has made all improvements in buildings, etc. In 1850 he married Dolly S., daughter of Isaac W. and Nancy (Colvin) Jones, who were among the first settlers of Sharon township. They have five children, viz.: William E., Fred N., Jennie (Mrs. Arthur Cole), Jessie (Mrs. Charles H. Cole) and Kate. Mr. Newton is a prominent farmer of Sharon township, and an enterprising citizen. In politics he is a Republican.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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