Calling all Newton-Herndon relatives & descendants!
Members of the The Giles (& Elizabeth “Betty” Terrell) Newton Sr. (d. 1807 SC) Family knew of the Ann Newton-Benjamin Herndon marriage but knew absolutely nothing about the identities & whereabouts of their descendants or anything connected with that “missing” branch of the family till Dad & I made a genealogical trip back there in 2014. I’ve been asked to gather cousin data so interested descendants can be invited to the annual reunion (the longest running reunion in S.C.) The last one, Sunday, August 2, 2015 was the 89th. Next August will be the 90th Annual Newton Family Reunion, traditionally held at the Boykin United Methodist Church. LOCATION: Boykin Methodist Church is located on Hwy 79, 1.5 miles west of Gibson, NC. (Near the SC border!) CONTACTS: (for info) e-mail or call 803-429-6835; (for memorials of family deceased within the year) send info to Anita Stanton by e-mail at

Boykin Church (historical) is a cultural feature (church) in Marlboro County. The primary coordinates for Boykin Church (historical) places it within the SC 29570 ZIP Code delivery area.

Feature Name: Boykin Church (historical)
Category: South Carolina physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Cultural
Class: Church
County: Marlboro County
Latitude: 34.7334918
Longitude: -79.6422791
GNIS ID: 1232672

See REF:,ftc,3,fid,1232672,n,boykin%20church.cfm

My Vote for Best Reference for Marlboro County South Carolina genealogical research (Next best thing to being there and meeting the wonderful people & visiting relatives & seeing the ancestral sites for yourself! Bonus: It’s less than 80 miles to the coast!) is hosted by Victoria Proctor, author & webmaster),

By researcher, Rose H. Bonnell, posted 17 January 2016.
Citation: Intellectual Property of Rose Herndon Bonnell.