Was a farmer Per Walker's "Stockport" book, pages 62-63: "In 1825, Walter was born. A celebration was held on his 91st birthday in 1916 and his reminiscences were printed that year in the Herald: 'He can remember well when there were no houses nor indications of a town at either of the little villages of Stockport or Pennsville. When a boy of ten or twelve years of age [1830s] he hoed corn on land now occupied by the prosperous town of Stockport ... What education Newton has was mostly acquiured in a little one roomed, log school house near where Stockport now stands. The writing was done with goose quill pens. The fire was in a large open fire place. The wood was donated and hauled by patrons of the district and at noon and recesses the large boys of school cut it up. ...[W]hen he was a small child only two or three years old they had bear meat cooked, and he with the rest of the family ate of it. ... He can remember when the entire Ridge from what is now Seal Barnhart's farm to Bailey's church was covered with woods. In his childhood days the old Muskingum flowed unmolested by dam or bridge. ... He has waded the river many a time. When the dams were put in [1836-1841] he worked at getting timber for them, receiving eight dollars per month wages. Eggs were sold at 2 cents per dozen and at times could not sell them at all. The corn for the family bread was often ground in a little handmill. A few years later the corn was taken to Wolf Creek griest [sic] mill. The wheat was threshed by means of a flail or by trampling it out by hourses on a barn floor. It was cleaned and fanned with a sheet.' Unfortuately he does not mention where the school house was located (probably at Big Spring), where the Indian trail ran, or even his Eveland neighbors; however, on June 7, 1849, he wed Catherine Eveland, who no doubt grew up on or near the site of Stockport. The issued 12 children and the rest is Newtonian history."