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Zillah Elizabeth Simms "Zilla" Dew Newsom
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1845
Edgecombe County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 29, 1879
Wilson County
North Carolina, USA

Zillah Elizabeth Simms Dew was born in 1845. The area of Edgecombe County, NC, where she was born became part of Wilson County, NC by 1855.

She married Thomas Jefferson Newsom on January 14, 1867, in Wilson County, NC. She died just 12 years later, during the spring of 1879. She was survived by her husband, one son, two daughters, and one sister. She was greatly missed by her family and friends.

Her parents were named John Franklin Dew (1821-1879) and Martha Elizabeth (Simms) Dew (1828-1859). Her two younger sisters were named Mary Elizabeth Dew (1849-unknown) and Martha Simms Dew (1859-unknown). Her Dew family members might have been interred at the original Dew Cemetery in Wilson County. Some of her children have grave sites at Maplewood Cemetery, but their family plot in the East Section on Lot 31 of Myrtle Street, is in a different location than her own grave site which was placed in the East Section on Row A.

She was named "Zillah" after her maternal grandmother, Zillah (Brinkley) Simms (1797-1851) of Edgecombe County, NC. "Zillah" is a Biblical name, found in Genesis 4:22.

"Elizabeth" is another Biblical name, found in Luke 1:5. The rest of her name "Elizabeth Simms Dew" was the same as her mother's name, which was Martha Elizabeth (Simms) Dew (1828-1859). Her mother died young, at the age of 31, when Zilla Dew was about 14 years old.

Zillah Elizabeth Simms (Dew) Newsom lived two years longer than her mother, passing on at the age of 33.


Family links: 
  Thomas Jefferson Newsom (1845 - 1922)*
  Thomas Clayton Newsom (1868 - 1868)*
  John Franklyn Newsom (1872 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
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wife of
T.J. Newsom
Born Sept. 13, 1845.
Died May 29, 1879.

Maplewood Cemetery
Wilson County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: East section, row A, just east of the large Nadal family plot.
Created by: MarthaHopscotch
Record added: Dec 23, 2012
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Zillah Elizabeth Simms Zilla <i>Dew</i> Newsom
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Zillah Elizabeth Simms Zilla <i>Dew</i> Newsom
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Zillah Elizabeth Simms Zilla <i>Dew</i> Newsom
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