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Isaac Newton

Born c.1745 - Died 1838

Isaac Newton (c.1745-1838) was the son of William Newton (1705-1787).  He married Peggy Strother and resided at Little Falls on the Rappahannock River.  This tract had been patented by the immigrant John Newton, Sr. and was in King George County until the boundary change of 1777 placed it in Stafford.  Little Falls is about 2 1/2 miles east of Fredericksburg on U. S. Route 3.  From his father Isaac inherited the westernmost 250 acres with the dwelling house.  He also inherited the four-acre freestone quarry on the river and the adjoining ten-acre mill and lot.  Isaac Newton purchased other parcels of the property from his siblings.  A 1796 Mutual Assurance Society policy described the house as 46 feet long by 18 feet wide, 1 1/2 stories high, built of wood, and covered with wooden shingles.