Amelia Frances Newman

Female1822–29 August 1899

Brief Life History of Amelia Frances

When Amelia Frances Newman was born in 1822, in Virginia, United States, her father, Walter Newman Jr., was 40 and her mother, Eleanor Simpson Booten, was 30. She married Allen Pryor on 15 January 1848, in Mason, Mason, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 29 August 1899, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in El Dorado Springs Cemetery, Box Township, Cedar, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Pryor
Amelia Frances Newman
Marriage: 15 January 1848
Leroy Pryor
Martha Jane Pryor
Winfield Scott Pryor
Augustus Marion Pryor
Walter Luke Pryor
John Allen Pryor
Mary Ellen Pryor
Bartholomew Orin Pryor
Guy T Pryor
Edward O Pryer
Orris Edward Pryor

Sources (27)

  • Amelia F Pryor in household of Allen Pryor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Francis Newman, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Amelia Frances Newman Pryor, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 January 1848Mason, Mason, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 2

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 3

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 22

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): nickname from Middle English newe ‘new’ (i.e. newly arrived or newly appointed) + man ‘man’ (Old English nīwe + mann).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘new man, newcomer’, for example German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Neumann , Swedish Nyman , Polish Nowak , Czech or Slovak Novák, Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Novak .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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