Just an FYI before you get Roy's book. Newton was actually the oldest of Nicholas P. Earp's children.
Nick was married 1st to Abigail Storm. Newton was their 1st child. They had another child a girl Mariah, but both mother and daughter died that same year, 1839.
The next year Nick remarried to Virginia Ann Cooksey. Virginia Ann is the mother of the rest of Nick's kids:
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Adelia is the only daughter to reach adulthood.
I know very little else about Newton. He fought in the civil war, lived in Lamar, and Garden City, married, had lots of kids, and died the month before Wyatt in December 1928. I am really looking forward to finding out all that Roy has dug up about this big brother to all the other Earp kids.
Oh, one other thing about Newton, he seems to be the only one of the brothers to sport a full beard like their father.
I am so looking forward to Roy Young's book. I have several others of his, and he never disappoints.
Mr.Roy B.Young, I just realized that your comment was right there to answer my question about the new book about Newton Earp...Duh ... I am supposing there was quite a bit of searching for information... more
Hi Gail, Thank you so much for telling me all of that information about Newton Earp...I don’t have much knowledge of the Earps, and I’m out in Phoenix, so for years I made plans to do research and never... more
Hi Jane, I'm here in NY so you have a much better chance of research than I do. I suggest you check out the U of Az in both Phoenix, and Tucson, also AHS in Tucson. The Tombstone court house is supposed... more
Actually, Gail, Newton didn't have "lots" of kids. Four lived to adulthood: Effie May and Alice May, were the two girls and Wyatt Clyde and Virgil Edwin were the two boys. Each of these are covered... more
Roy, Thank you for that quick bit of info on Newton. I'm looking forward to learning more once your book arrives. I took the "lots of kids" from the family photo with wife and kids. Looked like a lot... more
Gail, thanks for the e-mails. I love talking about ole Newton. The two brothers tried to get together that last year of their lives. Wyatt even sent a newspaper reporter to interview Newton shortly... more