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George P. Newbolt Biography

from Marion County, Kentucky, Biographies

George P. Newbolt is a Kentuckian by birth and dates his nativity from the 29th of June, 1844.  His father, William Newbolt, was born in Nelson (now Marion) County in the year 1800; he married Cecilia Penick in 1828, and they became parents of five children, of which number our subject is the only survivor.  Cecilia Penick was born in 1810 and died in July, 1875; she was a daughter of Edward and Nancy (Nash) Penick, the former a native of Virginia, the latter of Mississippi, and both of English extraction.  William Newbolt was a farmer, and during his last thirty-five years a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church of Lebanon.  He died at his home in 1860.  His father, John Newbolt, was a native of Maryland and came to Kentucky with the Roberts and Spaldings at an early period in the history of the state.  He located at a point three miles east of the present city of Lebanon, where he followed the vocation of a farmer until his death.  George P. Newbolt was sixteen years of age when his father died, and from that time the superintending of  the work on the home farm devolved upon him.  His early school training was the best that could be obtained in the common schools of his native county.  He is now the proprietor of farms aggregating several hundred acres, 265 of which are well improved and highly cultivated.  The home called “Hillendale” is one of the most beautiful locations in Marion County.  Mr. Newbolt has been twice married.  His first  wife, to whom he was married in 1867, was a daughter of the Rev. S. W. Choney, who is widely known in the history of the Presbyterian Church in Kentucky.  To this marriage were born two sons (William and George) and three daughters (Agnes, Lizzie and Maud).  Mrs. Newbolt died in January 1881.  His second marriage occurred on the 20th of December, 1882, with Miss Sue Caldwell.  She was born June 17, 1853, and is a daughter of James B. and Jane (Crawford) Caldwell, who were of English parentage, and natives of Boyle County, Kentucky.  Mr. and Mrs. Newbolt are members of the Presbyterian Church, in which Mr. Newbolt is a ruling elder.  Politically he is a Republican.  He has persistently refused to hold any office, though frequently importuned to do so.  He patronizes the schools, and is a Master Mason in Marion Lodge, No. 130.

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  1. Yes, I am interested in the George P. Newbolt biography or someone information on the Newbolts. My great-grandmother was named Cinderella Newbolt and her dad was called Major Newbolt.

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  2. Hey ruby. How are you. I’m searching for some answers to. We talked. I did find some other info. It is so confusing.

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