Newton Twp PA


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1873 Maps

Local names listed in the Pittston Gazette (1868-1889)

Names listed in the write-up about Newton Township ©1880

Soldiers from Ransom and Newton Townships

Surnames of Newton people listed with short biographies©1880

A Glimpse of Life in Newton-Ransom Twps., PA in 1895/1897

Early settlers listed in the front of the book History of Newton and Ransom Townships ©1912

Surnames of Newton people in the History of Newton and Ransom Townships ©1912

Newton Directory ©1912

List of names in database. Database contains genealogical data from the History of Newton and Ransom Townships ©1912 by JB Stephens (there are 6 pages in all)

History of Newton and Ransom Townships ©1912 by JB Stephens online through the Penn State website to view listing of pages

Download the book History of Newton and Ransom Townships ©1912 by JB Stephens (.pdf files) through Penn State's website

Students in class photographs from area schools early 1900's - 1950

Researchers and the people they are searching for in the Newton and Ransom area



Location
    Newton Twp., Lackawanna County, PA is located along the Susquehanna River. Before 1842, it was a part of Falls Twp., Luzerne County, PA.  When Wyoming County was made a county from Luzerne County, it divided Falls Township into two sections.  The part that stayed in Wyoming County is called Falls Township and the other part in Lackawanna County is called Newton. 

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History
    Before 1842, it was a part of Falls Twp., Luzerne County, PA.  When Wyoming County was made a county from Luzerne County, it divided Falls Township into two sections.  The part that stayed in Wyoming County is called Falls Township.  In 1844, the other part of Falls in Lackawanna County became Newton named after the township in Sussex County, New Jersey where several of the pioneer settlers came from.  In 1849, part of Newton Township with a part of Exeter Township, Luzerne County  created Ransom Township.  Many of the people who settled in Newton were from Connecticut, Sussex County, New Jersey, from Monroe County which was then a part of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and later from Germany.  Many of these people had relatives in the neighboring township, Ransom Township, Lackawanna Co.

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