Alexander Newman

1784–
Orange, Virginia, United States

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Newman was born in 1784, in Orange, Virginia, United States, his father, Abner Newman, was 28 and his mother, Hester Mauzy, was 21.

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Abner Newman
1756–1825
Hester Mauzy
1763–1804
William Newman
1780–
James Newman
1782–
Lucy Newman
1782–
Alexander Newman
1784–
Abner Newman Jr.
1791–1874

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World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

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.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 3

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 4

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

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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