Josiah Newman

Male17 May 1806–6 November 1893

Brief Life History of Josiah

When Josiah Newman was born on 17 May 1806, in York, South Carolina, United States, his father, Jonathan Newman, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth McElwee, was 32. He married Edith C. Manion on 11 February 1828, in Allen, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Pilot Knob Magisterial District, Simpson, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 6 November 1893, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Newman
Edith C. Manion
Marriage: 11 February 1828
Private Thompson Manion Newman
William Houston Newman
John Jacob Newman
Jonathan Hise Newman
Josiah Newman Jr.
Mary Elizabeth Newman
Pheriba Ann Newman
Ambrose Alexander Newman
Jane Ellen Newman
Catherine Frances Newman
Ella Bell Newman

Sources (16)

  • Josiah Newman in household of Harry Roark, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Josiah Newman, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Josiah Newman, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1828Allen, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 13

    Historical Boundaries 1819: Simpson, Kentucky, United States

    1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

    Age 23

    In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.

    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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