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Jethro New

Born: Sep 20, 1757

Death: Jul 25, 1827

Birthplace: Kent County

Nationality: United States

Jethro New

Date of Birth : Sep 20, 1757
Date of Death : Jul 25, 1827
Birth Place : Kent County

Jethro New was an 18th-century American frontiersman and Continental Army officer during the American Revolutionary War, at one time serving as an aide to General George Washington. He was a prominent settler in North Carolina and Kentucky as well as being among the first families to arrive in Jennings County, Indiana. Of his twelve children, his son Hickman New was a minister of the Disciples of Christ and his son Robert New was the first Indiana Secretary of State following Indiana'a admission into the U.S. His son, John Bowman New, was the father of John C. New, Treasurer of the United States from 1875-76. His youngest son Jeptha D. New served for one term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represented Indiana.

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