Newton Disharoon 1
- Born: After 1756, Somerset Co., MD
- Marriage (1): Mary (Polly) (?)
- Died: 1799, Somerset Co., MD 2
The "Disharoon Family Genealogy" from on-line states that Newton is believed to be the son of John Disharoon who died c1761 because of the following line of thinking: "There is no record of Newton's birth and he is not mentioned in the will of John Disharoon, written 23 Aug 1756, but he is mentioned in several other wills with Obediah who is a son of John. It is assumed that he is John's son, born after the will was written (THIS COMPILER'S NOTE: but a daughter Ebe WAS born in such a way and she is mentioned in later administration of the estate where there is no Newton in same). He was an orphan, over 14, in 1772 when he chose Constant Disharoon as his guardian (Obediah & George Disharoon were sureties for Constant), so would have been born between 1750 & 1757. Also, Wicomico Co., MD, land records have John patenting 'Good Intention' in 1769 and Newton repatenting the same tract in 1783. This is, however, a very weak link and could be wrong, as Newton is mentioned in so many records without any relationship being given." This compiler thinks it more likely that he is a son of Bannister and Betretholand (Newton) Disharoon, being named after the maiden name of the mother. Also, the fact that the on-line genealogy states that Newton chose Constant Disharoon as his guardian in 1772 seems to point more towards Bannister as his father since Constant was a brother to Bannister. Conversely, Newton names a son Isaac Newton Disharoon so, maybe, the name for the elder Newton was not a familial name and simply to honor the great scientist Isaac Newton. Whatever the case, there is an uncertainty around the placement of Newton Disharoon in the lineage but this compiler places him as son of Bannister for place keeping purposes. Probability assigned ~80-85%
In the Federal Direct Tax of 1798 for Somerset Co., MD, Newton Disharoon is listed in Wicomico Hundred as occupant/owner of land about 1/2 mile back of Eben Disharoon with mostly broken flat ground - he also adjoins Cyrus Sharp land occupied by Jarvis Jenkins. On it are a dwelling house 18x16, kitchen of round poles 14x12, stables of round poles 16x12, corn house of round poles 12x6, smokehouse of slabs 10x10; 210 acres; $360. He also has 3 slaves of which 2 are subject to taxation (ages 13-49).
Inventory taken Feb 17 1800 for $545.18 by Polly Disharoon. (SoInv-EB21:393)
Newton married Mary (Polly) (?). (Mary (Polly) (?) died after 1816.)