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

Zillah Elizabeth Simms Dew and her family belonged to the Quaker church in Wayne County.

After she was married, she and her husband moved to Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC, where they joined the Episcopalian Church. She died in childbirth in 1879, and her baby died along with her. She was greatly missed, by her family and friends.


Her DAR Ancestor was Benjamin Sims, Sr., #A104014, who lived in Edgecombe County, NC during the American Revolutionary War. As a Quaker, he was forbidden by his church to aid the war effort, or to serve in the military. However he chose to provide material aid in the form of supplies for the troops. He was also listed as a Captain on the "Muster Roll of the Regiment of Colonel William Eaton, Granville County, North Carolina, October 8, 1754", published on page 736 of "Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732-1774".


Family links: 
  Thomas Jefferson Newsom (1845 - 1922)*
  Thomas Clayton Newsom (1868 - 1868)*
  Martha Eulalia Newsom Miller (1870 - 1960)*
  John Franklyn Newsom (1872 - 1933)*
  Mary Zilla Newsome Hinnant (1876 - 1935)*
  Infant Newsom (1879 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship
(carving of a finger pointing towards heaven)
wife of
T.J. Newsom
Born Sept. 13, 1845.
Died May 29, 1879.

Maplewood Cemetery
Wilson County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: MarthaHopscotch
Record added: Dec 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102499085
Zillah Elizabeth Simms <i>Dew</i> Newsom
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Zillah Elizabeth Simms <i>Dew</i> Newsom
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Zillah Elizabeth Simms <i>Dew</i> Newsom
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