Thomas Newton III
Cedar Grove Cemetery
1st Alley West, Lot 39
(1768 – 1847)
Thomas Newton III was born in Norfolk to Thomas Newton, Jr. and Martha Tucker, the daughter of Robert Tucker of Norfolk. Thomas Newton Jr. was the son of Thomas Newton (who served as Mayor of Norfolk in 1747) and Amy Hutchins. Thomas Newtown, Jr. also had a distinguished war record (War of Independence) and political life.
Thomas Newton III was a US Congressman. He was elected to represent three different Virginia Congressional Districts and as At-Large in the United States House of Representatives, serving three separate terms in office. He was first elected as an At-Large Delegate, then to represent the 20th District, the 21st, and the 1st District in that order, serving from 1801 to 1830. His last term saw him elected in 1831, and he served from 1831 to 1833. He was the father of Civil War Union Major General John Newton (1822 – 1895) and Washington Irving Newton (1810 – 1876).* Mr. Newton was married twice, once to Mrs. Myers, a widow of Barbados and then to Mrs. Margaret Pool, widow of Howard Pool and daughter of Benjamin Jordan. **
Note: Unfortunately, in most genealogical records, Thomas Newton and Thomas Newton, Jr. are both referred to as Thomas Newton while Thomas Newton III is referred to as Thomas Newton, Jr. Thomas Newton III is used in this bio to articulate the difference between the three.
**The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 30, by The Virginia Historical Society, edited by William Glover Stanard, 1922
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