Franklin Newman

7 November 1810–28 October 1886 (Age 76)
Florida, Orange, New York, United States

The Life of Franklin

When Franklin Newman was born on 7 November 1810, in Florida, Orange, New York, United States, his father, Silas Newman, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Coleman, was 29. He married Catharine Harriet Wilkinson on 23 February 1838, in District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States for about 5 years and Kings, New York, United States for about 28 years. He died on 28 October 1886, in Port Jervis, Orange, New York, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Newman
Catharine Harriet Wilkinson
Marriage: 23 February 1838
Henry W. Newman
Helen W. Newman
Emma Newman
Mary Kate Newman
Anna Wendell Newman
Franklin Newman Jr.

Spouse and Children


    Catharine Harriet Wilkinson


23 February 1838
District of Columbia, United States


    Henry W. Newman


    Helen W. Newman


    Emma Newman


    Anna Wendell Newman


    Franklin Newman Jr.


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Parents and Siblings

    Silas Newman





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World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1819 · 67 Streets in Brooklyn By 1819

Age 9

A village map dated April 8, 1819 shows sixty seven streets. The widest streets measured 60 feet wide while the narrowest street, Doughty Street, measured 20 feet wide.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 20

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a newcomer to a place, from Middle English newe ‘new’ + man ‘man’. This form has also absorbed several European cognates with the same meaning, for example Neumann . (For other forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Story Highlight

Gideon and Catherine Bull Coleman Family of Orange County, New York

Source: The Genealogy of William Coleman of Gravesend, England and Gloucester, Massachusetts Compiled by: James Cash Coleman p. 48: Gideon Coleman, son of George, was born in 1753 in Little Britain, …

Sources (3)

  • Franklin Newman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Franklin Newman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Franklin Newman, "New York, State Census, 1855"

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