Colonel Samuel Wayland Newman Feamster

1836–1915 (Age 79)
Greenbriar, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States

The Life of Samuel Wayland Newman

When Colonel Samuel Wayland Newman Feamster was born in 1836, in Greenbriar, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, his father, William Feamster, was 33 and his mother, Martha Patsy 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 Magisterial District, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died in 1915, at the age of 79, and was buried in 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

Spouse and Children

4 June 1877
Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
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.
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 spelling of Feemster .

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

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Sources (3)

  • S W N Feamster, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm W Feamster in household of Wm Feamster, "United States Census, 1850"
  • S W N Feamster, "United States Census, 1910"

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