Thursday, October 7, 2010

1947 Newspaper Ad: Public Sale At Newby Farm

Farm of Charles Lee and Ida May (Trowbridge) Newby
(My maternal great grandparents, deceased)

Ad from the National Road Traveler Newspaper (
January 23, 1947 
The National Road Traveler (Cambridge City, Indiana) turned out to be a super entertaining and clue filled find for me. In fact, has several Indiana newspapers that have given me many hours of happy research. I was up until 2 a.m. last night copying articles about my mother. Wish I'd found those when she was still with us, she would have been tickled pink over the great memories. Now, I've spent most of the day on this same newspaper and the new clues I've unearthed for some of my Trowbridge family are nearly overwhelming! Old newspapers have got to be one of my favorite genealogy resources! 



  1. Love newspapers. They add so much dimension to our folks.

    I don't know how I missed the Newby name before. Do you know if they go back to a Virginia family? A James Newby (d. 1791 Lancaster County, VA) left a will forbidding his son to marry any daughter of Abner Palmer. It's my favorite will and I'd love to know why!

  2. My Newby ancestors were in Perquimanns Co., NC from the early 1700s to the early 1800s and then they were found in Randolph Co. NC for a short time before they migrated to Indiana. They lived in a large community of Quakers in both States. Ha! Sounds like James Newby had serious issues with Abner Palmer. That would probably drive me nuts until I found out what it was all about!

  3. I agree! Love those old newspapers, especially the Social News sections.

  4. What a great find! I've found several obituaries in the older newspapers which has been of enormous help. I try to check them every once in awhile just to see if something new has shown up. I'm so glad that you are a follower of my blog. That means a lot! Love the picture of Bailey and Sarge!!