Nathaniel Newlin [2nd]
Last updated 8 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: 19 Mar 1690/91
Died: 2 Feb 1731/32
Father: Nathaniel Newlin (1664 – 1729)
Mother: Mary Mendenhall (? – ?)
Spouse/Partner: Jane Woodward (? – abt 1737)
Married: Abt Apr 1711
General Notes and Anecdotes
Sisters Jane and Mary Woodward married brothers Nathaniel and John Newlin.
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
Nathaniel may have married Jane Woodward on the same day his brother married her sister. [book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879]
Nathaniel and Jane may have had another son, Nathaniel Newlin III, living in Concord, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania around 1731-1736, where he married Esther Midkiff, who was then a resident of Darby, also in Chester County. (from History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Henry Graham Ashmead (ed.), Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co., 1884)
The same History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania relates an amusing anecdote about how Esther's parents didn't want her to marry Nathaniel --- not because they didn't like him, but because he lived in the back country where bears were a real problem.
Nathaniel Newlin (3rd) and Esther Midkiff may have had a son, Nathaniel Newlin IV. This son was a member of the State Senate and of the convention which framed the U.S. Constitution in 1790. There are stories that he was offered, and refused, a seat in Congress by the dominant party; not just once, but several times.
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