Caswell County Family Tree

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  • ID: I24909
  • Name: William Wilde New 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Reference Number: 25394
  • Birth: in Henrico County, Virginia 2
  • Note:
    Born in Henrico county, Virginia, near Richmond, is the son of R. P. and Mary A. ( Wilde) New, who were born in the same county, and were honored residents there through life. His father died February 22, 1852, aged forty-three years, and his mother died in Richmond, Ortober 8, 1862. Mr. New's school days were passed in Richmond, and from school life he passed to the employment of the C. S. Government, serving in the department of Henrico, at Richmond, from October 8, 1861, to April 11, 1865. He had two brothers in service, F. A. and C. R. New, the latter killed in battle of Seven Pines, May 31,1862. From 1865 to 1871, Mr. New clerked for L. Levy, Richmond, grocery and commission business. In July, 1871, he removed to Danville, and in September following went into business on his own account, dealing in junk. Later he handled sewing machines, then wagons, carriages, buggies and harness, also livery. He is now doing the largest carriage, buggy, wagon and harness business in this section of the country, a member of the firm of New & Miller, carrying on both wholesale and retail trade.

    In Caswell county, North Carolina, November 12, 1873, Mr. New married Lucie Gunn, of that county, the daughter of James Gunn, who still lives in Caswell county, and Fannie ( Henderson) Gunn, who died in July, 1886. Mr. and Mrs. New have lost two children, Maggie, died June 19, 1885, aged sixteen months, and Charley, died July. 1886. at age of fifty days. They have one daughter, M. Fannie; and one son, Robert, born May 19,1887. Mr. New has always taken a warm interest in the affairs of Danville since making that his home, and is one of its most respected citizens. He is now serving as alderman, elected for a two years' term from July 1,1888. He has been for many years a trustee of the Danville (Methodist) College for young ladies; is a member of the Order of Odd Fellows, and a Knight of Honor.

    Source: Virginia and Virginians: History of Eminent Virginians, Volume 2 by Robert Alonzo Brock and Virgil Anson Lewis, at 613.

    Father: R. P. New b: in Henrico County, Virginia
    Mother: Mary A. Wilde b: in Henrico County, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Lucy Gunn b: MAY 1850 in Caswell County, North Carolina
    • Married: 12 NOV 1873 in Caswell County, North Carolina 1 2
    1. Has Children M. Fannie New b: ABT 1875
    2. Has No Children J. Robert New b: 19 MAY 1887
    3. Has No Children Maggie New
    4. Has No Children Charley New

    1. Details: Gunn and Burruss Family Tree
    2. Details: Virginia and Virginians: Eminent Virginians (History of Virginia from Settlement of Jamestown to Close of the Civil War), Robert Alonzo Brock and Virgil Anson Lewis (1888) at 613.
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