William Newberry

Male23 April 1788–16 August 1879

Brief Life History of William

When William Newberry was born on 23 April 1788, in Saratoga, New York, United States, his father, Jonathan Newberry, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Knapp, was 39. He died on 16 August 1879, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States.

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Jonathan Newberry
Elizabeth Knapp
Hannah Newberry
Jonathan Newberry
Joshua Newberry
Elizabeth Newberry
Zerviah Newberry
Anna Newberry
John Newbury
Sarah Newberry
Nathaniel Newberry
Joseph N Newberry
William Newberry
Esther Newberry

Sources (4)

  • William Newbury, "Iowa Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880"
  • Wm Newberry, "Iowa, Scott County, Oakdale Cemetery, Interment Records, 1856-1989"
  • William Newberry, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 9

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.


Age 24

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places called Newbury, named with the Old English elements nēowe ‘new’ + burh ‘fortress, fortified town’ (see Newbury ).

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Le Neubourg in Eure, France.

History: Thomas Newberry emigrated from Devon, England, to Dorchester, MA, in 1634. Among his descendants were a number of very successful manufacturers and entrepreneurs, including the brothers Oliver (1789–1860) and Walter (1804–68) Newberry, whose prosperity was linked with the growth and development of Chicago.

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

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