Amelia Frances Newman

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 Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Garden Grove Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1885. 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
1823–1888
Amelia Frances Newman
1822–1899
Marriage: 15 January 1848
Leroy Pryor
1842–
Martha Jane Pryor
1850–1908
Winfield Scott Pryor
1852–1919
Augustus Marion Pryor
1854–1947
Walter Luke Pryor
1855–1900
John Allen Pryor
1858–1909
Mary Ellen Pryor
1858–1935
Bartholomew Orin Pryor
1862–1952
Guy T Pryor
1865–1950
Edward O Pryer
1869–
Orris Edward Pryor
1874–

Sources (29)

  • Amelia F Pryor, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Francis Newman, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Amelia Frances Newman Pryor, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

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

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

1825 · The Crimes Act

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

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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