Caleb Newman

Brief Life History of Caleb

When Caleb Newman was born on 16 June 1743, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Daniel Newman, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Hoyt, was 34. He married Mrs. Caleb Newman about 1767, in Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 9 April 1820, in Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Jackson Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Newman
Eunice Reynolds
Marriage: 1787
Dorothy Newman
Daniel Newman
Rachel Newman
about 1808–
Lydia Newman
about 1810–
Susannah Newman
about 1814–
Eli Newman
Lydia Newman
Patty Newman
Abigail Newman
Susannah Newman
Dorothy NEWMAN

Sources (15)

  • Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863: Caleb, Caleb Jr, Joel, Eli, Ezekiel Newman
  • Caleb Newman, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Caleb Newman, "Find A Grave Index"

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Post office est. July 26, 1775


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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