When Martha Matilda Gilbraith was born on 16 May 1827, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Bartram Gilbreath, was 38 and her mother, Martha Hoskins, was 31. She married John Franklin Newman in 1852, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 6 June 1860, in her hometown, at the age of 33, and was buried in Mount Horeb Cemetery, Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States.
Scottish: see Galbraith .