Iowa Family Album  I sincerely thank the folks from Lee County

Iowa Family Album

I sincerely thank the folks from Lee County, Iowa and other family members who contributed
the photos shown in this album.  Edith Tweedy, Janice Robinson, Wilma Newberry, Dale and
Betty Newberry, Leigh Ann Steihl and many others. 

There are a total of three pages of pictures, with links at the bottom of each

Family of James W. Newberry - Argyle - String Prairie - Iowa
First settlers in Lee County, Iowa ca. 1838




James Washington NEWBERRY (R) m. Edith Armantha (Benedict)  NEWBERRY (L) Sept. 1847
Edith and her family were from Brickville, Ontario, Canada West
Their children were:

1. Washington  b. 1848 d. 1910  m. Ellen F. Washburne
2. West W. b. 1856  m. Sarah E. Case
3. Luella D. b.  1862 m. Nels C. Nelson
4. Alta M.  b. 1866 d. 1945  m. Orson G. Sargent
5. *Fred Devere b. 1870 d. 1938 m. Mary Spicer >twin
6. *Charles D. b. 1870 d. 1931 m. Emma L. Ames >twin
7. Smith Benedict b. 1851 d. 1867
8. Moline
9. Armantha b. 1857  d. 1943  m. Robert M. Tweedy

First house on the Half Breed Tract for the Newberry family in 1838
The 1840 census shows James A. Newberry and all his sons and daughters
living on the Half Breed Tract.  This building was also used as a post office
in the early years. The deed to this land was not awarded officially until
about 1853 after all the Half Breed Tract litigations were finalized.


      Ezra Benedict father of                             Edith Parrish Benedict
    Edith Benedict Newberry               mother of Edith Benedict Newberry

Children of James and Edith Armantha


             Fred and Charles Newberry                                        Fred Newberry and
                         twin brothers                                                   daughter Ruth ca 1911


                            Washington and Ellen F. Washburne Newberry

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