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Guide to '''Newton County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>  
 
Guide to '''Newton County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>  
{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Newton County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1835 | founded date = February 7 | seat = Kentland | building image = | building address = [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2915.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Square<br>PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219-474-6081<br>[http://www.newtoncounty.in.gov/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
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<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[Indiana Online Genealogy Records]]</span></div> {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Newton County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1835 | founded date = February 7 | seat = Kentland | building image = | building address = [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2915.htm Newton County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Square<br>PO Box 49<br>Kentland, IN 47951<br>Phone: 219-474-6081<br>[http://www.newtoncounty.in.gov/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Indiana. Page 211-218 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 208-211.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Newton County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Newton County, Indiana#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Newton County, Indiana#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Newton County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Newton County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Indiana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1860*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1838</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates,'''
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.</center>
try... [[Newton County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Newton County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Newton County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
 
 
 
 
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The county was named for Sgt. John Newton. The County Seat is Kentland and was founded 1859. It is located in the North West area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana 3/30/2017.</ref>
 
The county was named for Sgt. John Newton. The County Seat is Kentland and was founded 1859. It is located in the North West area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana 3/30/2017.</ref>
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==== Populated Places ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://indiana.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,111,c,newton.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County%2C_Indiana, accessed 28 December 2019.</ref>
  
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brook,_Indiana Brook]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodland,_Indiana Goodland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentland,_Indiana Kentland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco,_Indiana Morocco]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Ayr,_Indiana Mount Ayr]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ade,_Indiana Ade]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_City,_Indiana Beaver City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad,_Indiana Conrad]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effner,_Illinois Effner]
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</div>
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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enos,_Indiana Enos]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foresman,_Indiana Foresman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton,_Indiana Newton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembroke,_Indiana Pembroke]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Junction,_Indiana Percy Junction]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perkins,_Indiana Perkins]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumava_Resorts,_Indiana Sumava Resorts]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thayer,_Indiana Thayer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Village,_Indiana Lake Village]
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</div>
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| census-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roselawn,_Indiana Roselawn]
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</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Beaver]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Colfax]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Grant]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Iroquois]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Jackson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Jefferson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Lincoln]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McClellan_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana McClellan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Newton_County,_Indiana Washington]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Lake County, Indiana Genealogy|Lake]] {{•}} [[Jasper County, Indiana Genealogy|Jasper]] {{•}} [[Benton County, Indiana Genealogy|Benton]] {{•}} [[Iroquois County, Illinois Genealogy|Iroquois]] {{•}} [[Kankakee County, Illinois Genealogy|Kankakee]]  
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[[Lake County, Indiana Genealogy|Lake]] {{•}} [[Jasper County, Indiana Genealogy|Jasper]] {{•}} [[Benton County, Indiana Genealogy|Benton]] {{•}} [[Iroquois County, Illinois Genealogy|Iroquois]] {{•}} [[Kankakee County, Illinois Genealogy|Kankakee]]
 
 
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<center>{{INNewton,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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*[http://everynameindex.com/NewtonCoIN.html Every Name Index to Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana]. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by F. A. Battey Co., 1883; reproduction of Unigraphic, Inc., 1973], [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/NewtonCoIN.html Every Name Index to Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana]. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2008; original text by F. A. Battey Co., 1883; reproduction of Unigraphic, Inc., 1973], [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
  
*F.A. Battey Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.: ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, Digital versions at {{FSbook|63654}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results Other Libraries],  [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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*F.A. Battey Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.: ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, Digital versions at {{FSbook|63654}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results Other Libraries],  [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n587/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
  
 
*''Biographical history of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski counties'', (Indiana. 2003. La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press.) FHL US/CAN Film 1731988 {{FHL|264889|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], Vol.1 [http://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:i_GVFvJT8moC&hl=en&ei=5NOPTOzZAoH6sAPotriyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], vol.2 [http://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA974&dq=family+OR+records+OR+genealogy+OR+ancestor+-sir+-isaac+intitle:newton&hl=en&ei=xtGPTNaSGpDQsAOY6oCyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=family%20OR%20records%20OR%20genealogy%20OR%20ancestor%20-sir%20-isaac%20intitle%3Anewton&f=false Google Books]
 
*''Biographical history of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski counties'', (Indiana. 2003. La Crosse WI: Brookhaven Press.) FHL US/CAN Film 1731988 {{FHL|264889|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-history-of-tippecanoe-white-jasper-newton-benton-warren-and-pulaski-counties-indiana/oclc/367763269&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], Vol.1 [http://books.google.com/books?id=T-4tILnpZrIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:i_GVFvJT8moC&hl=en&ei=5NOPTOzZAoH6sAPotriyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], vol.2 [http://books.google.com/books?id=NhUVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA974&dq=family+OR+records+OR+genealogy+OR+ancestor+-sir+-isaac+intitle:newton&hl=en&ei=xtGPTNaSGpDQsAOY6oCyDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCTge#v=onepage&q=family%20OR%20records%20OR%20genealogy%20OR%20ancestor%20-sir%20-isaac%20intitle%3Anewton&f=false Google Books]
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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{{IN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IN Newton County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases Maps of Indiana]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases Maps of Indiana]
  
 
=== Military Records  ===
 
=== Military Records  ===
  
Civil War  
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====Civil War====
  
 
Civil War service men from Newton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Newton County.  
 
Civil War service men from Newton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Newton County.  
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Civil War Books  
 
Civil War Books  
  
*"Newton County in the War" in F.A. Battey Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.)page 685-955, {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, Digital versions at {{FSbook|63654}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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*"Newton County in the War" in F.A. Battey Co. ''Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. ''(Chicago: F.A. Battey Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.)page 685-955, {{FHL|1400205|item|disp=FHL Collection}}, Digital versions at {{FSbook|63654}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-warren-benton-jasper-and-newton-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/51022557&referer=brief_results Other Libraries], [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028850010#page/n679/mode/2up Internet Archive]<br>
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====World War I====
  
World War I  
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*'''1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2968238|Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
World War II  
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====World War II====
  
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
 
*[[West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center|West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center]]
 
*[[West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center|West Lafayette Indiana Family History Center]]
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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==== Marriage Records  ====
 
==== Marriage Records  ====
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*'''1800s-2007''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=indiana%2cin Indiana, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
  
 
*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>  
 
*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>  
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==== Death Records  ====
 
==== Death Records  ====
 
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*'''1750-1993''' {{RecordSearch|3559081|Indiana Deaths and Burials, 1750-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, some images
 
*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] - Index only  
 
*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] - Index only  
 
*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index and images <br>
 
*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index and images <br>

Latest revision as of 10:54, 17 March 2020

Guide to Newton County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Newton County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 7, 1835
County Seat Kentland
Courthouse
Address Newton County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
PO Box 49
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219-474-6081
Website
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Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1882 1860 1882 1860 1860 1860 1807
Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.
  • Parent Counties: Formed from unorganized territory (St. Joseph/Warren/White) in 1835, then abolished in 1839 and reformed from Jasper in 1859.[2]
  • County Seat: Kentland [3]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Sgt. John Newton. The County Seat is Kentland and was founded 1859. It is located in the North West area of the state.[4]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Lake  • Jasper  • Benton  • Iroquois  • Kankakee

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

"The original Newton County was formed by statute on February 7, 1835, and was a roughly square area some 30 miles on a side, encompassing what is now the northern half of the county, the northern half of Jasper County, and a large section to the north. The northern border was cut back to the Kankakee River on February 1, 1836, with all land north of the Kankakee River going to Lake and Porter counties. The county was abolished and combined with Jasper County in 1839. On December 8, 1859, the county was re-created and the borders were redrawn to essentially their current state." [6]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
INGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Billion Graves
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Newton County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.


Finding More Church Records[edit source]

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Newton County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records[edit | edit source]

Newton County Courthouse
201 N. 3rd Street
PO Box 49
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219-474-6081
Fax: 219-474-5749
Hours: 8AM-4PM

Assessor, Clerk, Recorder, Treasurer and Circuit Superior Court: Criminal Court Records, Civil, Small Claims, Probate

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • F.A. Battey Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.: ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.) FHL Collection, Digital versions at FamilySearch Digital Library, Other Libraries, Internet Archive

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.


Finding More Land Records[edit source]

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Newton County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Maps[edit | edit source]

Kankakee CountyIroquois CountyLake CountyJasper CountyBenton CountyIN NEWTON.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Newton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Newton County.

Civil War Books

  • "Newton County in the War" in F.A. Battey Co. Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey Co, 2008.) also (Digital images of original published: Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1994. viii, 810 p.ill., ports.28 cm. The original is a reprint. It was originally published: Chicago: F.A. Battey, 1883.)page 685-955, FHL Collection, Digital versions at FamilySearch Digital Library Other Libraries, Internet Archive

World War I[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Occupations
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Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the Newton County courthouse. Online Records


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Public Records[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]

Voter Registration[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Newton County Courthouse
Courthouse Square; PO Box 49
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219-474-6081

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1860. County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. County Recorder has land records from 1860. [7]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the family history center directory.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Newton County Historical Society
508 N Third Street
Kentland, IN 47951

Newton County Historical Society
PO Box 303
310 Seymour Street
Kentland, IN 47951
Telephone Number: 219-474-6944
E-mail: newtonhs@ffni.com
Website


Taxation[edit | edit source]

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.

For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Death Records[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]


Places[edit | edit source]

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Goodland, IN
Kentland, IN
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Indiana. Page 211-218 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 208-211.
  2. Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Newton _County,_Indiana (accessed 4 August 2012).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana 3/30/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County%2C_Indiana, accessed 28 December 2019.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.