Colonel Samuel Wayland Newman Feamster

Male21 February 1836–15 April 1915

Brief Life History of Samuel Wayland Newman

When Colonel Samuel Wayland Newman Feamster was born on 21 February 1836, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, his father, William Feamster, was 33 and his mother, Martha Alderson, was 39. He married Ann Elizabeth McClung on 4 June 1877, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Greenbrier Parish, Greenbrier, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Blue Sulphur District, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 15 April 1915, at the age of 79, and was buried in Old Greenbrier Baptist Church Cemetery, Alderson, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Colonel Samuel Wayland Newman Feamster
Ann Elizabeth McClung
Marriage: 4 June 1877
Pattie Haywood Feamster
Mary Lou Feamster
Allen Thurman Feamster Sr.
Annie Warwick Feamster
Coleman Alderson Feamster
William Walter Feamster
Samuel Wayland Newman Feamster Jr.
John W. Feamster
Susie N Feamster
Cecil Hyde Feamster
Lucille Matthews Feamster
Earl Vance Feamster
Garland “Dick” McClung Feamster

Sources (37)

  • S W N Feamster, "United States Census, 1880"
  • S W Feamster, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Samuel William Newman Feamster, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 June 1877Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 8

    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.


    Age 10

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 25

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: variant of Feemster .

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

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