Descendants of Hezekiah Newman
Generation No. 1
1. HEZEKIAH2 NEWMAN (MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born Abt. 1783 in Georgia based on 1850 census records, and died December 03, 1850 in Amite County, Mississippi. He married (1) DEBORAH DUPREE Abt. 1809 in Amite Cty, Mississipp.. She was born Abt. 1788, and died Bef. 1823 in Amite County, Mississippi. He married (2) NANCY COCKERHAM April 29, 1823 in Amite County, Mississippi1. She was born 1802 in Barnwall District, South Carolina, and died October 21, 1843 in Amite County, Mississippi.
Notes for HEZEKIAH NEWMAN:
Hezekiah was enumerated in Amite Co. , MS as early as 1810, and records reflect he Bought land in 1832 . Other Newmans identified at the time were Solomon and George Newman. It may be that these men were all related but we have a bit more research to do to prove that.
Per the a book entitled "JOHN COCKERHAM, Barnwell District, SC -- Amite County, MS AND HIS DESCENDANTS" (A Progress Report) , the burial site for both Hezekiah and Nancy is listed as unknown. It is suggested that they are in unmarked graves in the old Cockerham Cemetery in Amite County, MS
Hezekiah was a successful farmer,in Amite Co for many years raising 9 children. He apparently lived in peace with his neighbors and relatives as he did not appear in the books of Final Judgements as suing or being sued for "trespass" which seemed to cover everything from theft to bodily assault. He first appeared on the Amite County Tax Rolls in 1811. He served as a private in the War of 1812 in Lieut. Col. Neilson's Detachment Mississippi Militia in Capt. William A Lucas' Company.
This family appeared on the 1830 Amite Co, Ms census, page 40:
Hezekiah Newman 1 M
40-50 1F 20-30
1 M 30-40 1F -5
1 M 15-20
1 M 10-15
1 M 5-10
1 M -5
In 1833 when the canvass was made by the Amite and Florida Auxiliary Bible Society for the purpose of ascertaining all families "...of Amite County who are destitute each of a full copy of the holy scriptures..." in Captain Lea's beat, Thomas Tarver, Hezekiah Newman, Thomas Cockerham and Abram Rushing. 31
In Jan of 1849, Seaborn Newman, Silas Newman and Elizabeth Newman, minors over the age of 14, and their father Hezekiah Newman having waived his rights, asked that the Court appoint James Eubanks their guardian.32 On the same day, James H. Lowry appointed James Eubanks Guardian of minors Seaborn Silas, Elizabeth and Martin Newman, their petition showing "they are minors more than fourteen years of age and sons and daughter of Hezekiah Newman...they are heirs at Law of the Estate of David Cockerham deceased., late of the State of Louisiana
.... Bond was set at $400, Geo F. Webb, Bondsman.33 No records were located to show whether this resulted in any benefit to the minors of Nancy (Cockerham) Newman.
Nancy (Cockerham) Newman died at her home on 21 Oct 1843. Hezekiah Newman died 3 December l85O. Their place of burial is unknown. They were probably buried in unmarked graves in the old Cockerham Cemetery in Amite County.
On 10 December 1850, James Eubanks applied for letters of Administrator. on the estate of Hezekiah Newman deceased; Administrator. was granted. Bond set at $400, James Cockerham and Davie Myers Bondsmen. Appraisers were appointed and the court ordered the Administrator. advertise for all persons having claims against the estate of 36 Hezekiah Newman to present them. On 17 Dec 1850 James Eubanks was granted permission to sell on a credit of six months the perishable property of the estate. Several claims were presented and allowed.37 On 20 Jan 1852 Solomon Newman petitioned the court for letters of guardianship of minors Silas Newman and Martin Newman. Letters of Guardianship were approved, bond set at $300, James Eubanks and William G. Davis, Bondsmen.
After the death of their Father, Solomon Newman was Guardian of (Page 216)his minor brothers Silas and Martin. In 1859 he made application for bounty land for these minors and also for minor Seaborn Newman on the service of Hezekiah Newman in the War of 1812.
More About HEZEKIAH NEWMAN:
Burial: December 03, 1850, It is suggested that they are in unmarked graves in the old Cockerham Cemetery in Amite County, MS
Military Record: fought in the War of 1812.
Children of HEZEKIAH NEWMAN and DEBORAH DUPREE are:
2. i. ELIAS3 NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1810, Mississippi; d. Abt. 1865.
3. ii. BENJAMIN NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1813, MS.
Children of HEZEKIAH NEWMAN and NANCY COCKERHAM are:
4. iii. SOLOMON3 NEWMAN, b. June 22, 1824, Liberty, Amite Co., Ms.; d. May 17, 1860.
5. iv. JAMES NEWMAN, b. December 27, 1826, Amite County, Mississippi; d. November 07, 1884.
v. ELIZABETH NEWMAN, b. March 15, 1830, Amite County, Mississippi; m. (1) L. W. DUCK2, August 10, 1853, Amite County, Mississippi; b. 1826, Liberty, Amite Co., Ms.2; m. (2) J. J. MCDANIEL, November 05, 1853, Amite County, Mississippi.
Notes for ELIZABETH NEWMAN:
other birth dates identified as Aug 15, 1830
The story of Elizabeth has come down through James children. He told them that Elizabeth became engaged to marry a Mr. Duck. Her young unmarried brothers had not liked Mr. Duck; they were orphans and probably could not have liked any man who wanted to marry Elizabeth. They would tease her by waddling around the house, flapping their arms and making quaking sounds. She married Mr. Duck, moved to Texas soon after and has not been heard from again. A J. E. Newman (bride) married L. W. Duck on 10 Aug 1853 in Amite Co., MS; this may have been this Elizabeth Newman.
vi. HEZEKIAH DUNCAN NEWMAN, b. January 25, 1832, Amite County, Mississippi; d. Aft. 1840, Amite County, Mississippi.
vii. SEABORN NEWMAN, b. August 17, 1833, Amite County, Mississippi; m. (1) REBECCA C. FOSTER, November 29, 1855, Claiborne?; m. (2) ELIZABETH PURSER, December 17, 1861, Copiah Co., MS; b. 1840, Liberty, Amite Co., Ms.2.
Notes for SEABORN NEWMAN:
Seaborn Newman (twin), son of Hezekiah and Nancy (Cocker ham) Newman, was born 17 Aug 1834 in Amite Co., MS. One Seaborn Newman married Elizabeth Purser 19 Dec 1861 in Copiah Co., MS,115 probably this Seaborn.
viii. SILAS NEWMAN, b. August 17, 1833, Amite County, Mississippi; m. LAURA A. GRAVES, June 06, 1861, Copiah County, Mississippi; b. 1840, Liberty, Amite Co., Ms.2.
Notes for SILAS NEWMAN:
Silas Newman (twin), son of Hezekiah and Nancy (Cockerham) Newman, was born 17 Aug 1834 in Amite Co., MS. One Silas Newman married Laura A. Graves 6 June 1861 in Copiah Co, MS, probably this Silas.
ix. MARTIN VAN BUREN NEWMAN, b. 1838, Amite County, Mississippi; d. 1920, Jeff Davis Memorial Home for Confederate Soldiers; m. CINTA GARY, October 27, 1861, Sharkey.
Notes for MARTIN VAN BUREN NEWMAN:
Applied for a Confederate Pension in 1911 while residing in Amite County, MS. Fought in the 22nd MS.
He served in the Confederate Army in Company E, 22nd Miss. Infantry. He entered the Jefferson Davis Beajvoir Memorial. Home for Confederate soldiers on 14 Dec 1917 at the age of 79 years. He died there in 1920. He is reported to have been an intelligent and well read man. He never married.
More About MARTIN VAN BUREN NEWMAN:
Fact: never married
Military service: Bet. 1861 - 1865, Applied for a Confederate Pension in 1911 while residing in Amite County, MS. Fought in thr 22nd of MS..
Generation No. 2
2. ELIAS3 NEWMAN (HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1)3 was born Abt. 1810 in Mississippi3, and died Abt. 1865. He married (1) NANCY HARKNESS February 07, 1838 in Amite County, Mississippi4. She was born 1817 in probably Amite County, Mississippi, and died Abt. 1847 in MS. He married (2) LUCLUS BROOKHAVEN 1843. He married (3) SUSAN NOLEN April 25, 1850 in Lawrence County, Ms5. She was born Abt. 1834 in Mississippi, and died Unknown in Texas.
Notes for ELIAS NEWMAN:
Elias is found in the 1840 Amite Co, Ms census records and the 1850 and 1860 Census records of Lawrence Co, Ms.
1840 Census records 2 Adults with 1child, female under age 5
1840 Elias is living next to Hezekiah, his father
Evidence suggest Elias was married 3 times. Elias appears to have been age 40 when he married Susan Nolen. The 1850and 60 Census records reflect Elias Newman's trade was shoemaker. The Census records of 1860 reflect Elias was from La. while the 1840 and 1850 census records reflect his birth in Ms.
the following is the information on page 81 of the 1860 Lawrence County Census records.
Elias Newman age 50 Shoemaker
Why Seab does not appear in the house? Family tradition had him born in February 22, 1854
The 1870 Census records suggested he was younger than that, age 12. That would make him born in 1858.
I'm more inclined to think he was with other relatives at the time of the Census and or he was not born until after the census was taken.
Elias' last child appears to have been born in 1864 and was born in Louisiana. Evidence suggest that the Newman family moved from Mississippi between 1862 and 1864 to Louisiana. Recent family tradition suggest that Elias was conscripted during the Civil War and was never heard from again.
As the Civil War was in progress at the time of their last daughter's birth, it is possible that Elias was killed in the war. I do not know when Elias died, but evidently before 1870 at which time the family was in Atascosa County.
Frances Newman, one of Elias and Susan's children married a Wiley Frank Brister. Thier decendents tell the story that after Elias death, William Brister of Atascosa County, Texas, married Susan, Elias's widow and moved her to Texas.
The 1870 census records reflect 2 Brister children is in Susan's home, 1 as having been born in Louisiana, Issac Brister b. 1865 and Emily age 1, born in Texas.
William is not present. It may well be that Susan was widowed again before 1870.
Susan appears to have taken up residence with a Mr. Juan Gonzales. See notes on Susan
More About ELIAS NEWMAN:
Fact 4: 1850, Lawrence Co.MS Census records reflect born Mississippi
Fact 6: 1860, Lawrence Co., MS Census records reflect born La.
Fact 7: 1840, Amite Co., MS Census reflect Employed in Manufactoring Trades
Fact 8: Shoemaker by trade
Marriage Notes for ELIAS NEWMAN and NANCY HARKNESS:
Extract from the Piney Woods Planter ( Liberty, Miss )
February 10, 1838
Married on 7th by William H. Spillman, Esq., Elias Newman to Miss Nancy Harkness, both of this county.
Notes for SUSAN NOLEN:
She remarried a Mexican gentleman after the death of Elias. Mom thinks they may have had some children. (Frances 97)
Nolen as Susan's Maiden name appears correct based on the 1850 marriage records in Mississippi which reflect Susan Nolen married a E Newman. Additionally Aunt Irene says she recalls that this was the last name of the family.
1870 Census in Atascosa county, page 199 (
very, very difficult to read) reflects the following
Juan Gonzales, age 23 birth place Mexico
Susan , age 36 Mississippi
G. W. Newman age 15 Mississippi
Seaborn 12 "
Rosa or Rose Ann Newman age 11 Mississippi
Elizabeth age 9 Mississippi
Nancy 8 "
Susan B. 6 Louisiana
Brister, Isaac 5 " "
Brister, Emily age 1 Texas
Census records also include a hired hand , looks like E. Salazar
Susan and Elias also had an older daughter named Frankie. ( Frances ) who was married to a William Brister based on family information passed down over the years. The Brister children listed in the census may have been Susan's grandchildren and the children of Frankie.
1/98 See Scrapbook for Marriage record photo. The marriage record information list a marriage licence issued to Susan Nolen and Elias or Ellis Newman on April 25, 1850 in Lawrence County Mississippi. In addition to the marriage licence information, we find the family of Elias and Susan in the 1860 census records still in Lawrence County, Mississippi. The family members from 1860 and 1870 census records are one in the same.
Children of ELIAS NEWMAN and NANCY HARKNESS are:
i. CHILD4 NEWMAN, b. Abt. 18396.
6. ii. MARY ADALINE NEWMAN, b. November 22, 1840, Liberty, Amite, Mississippi; d. October 25, 1914, Annis, Jefferson, ID.
iii. CHILD NEWMAN, b. Bef. 1847, Hazelhurst, Copiah, Mississippi7.
7. iv. SARAH JANE NEWMAN, b. January 08, 1847, Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi; d. July 25, 1911, North Ogden, Weber, UT.
Children of ELIAS NEWMAN and SUSAN NOLEN are:
8. v. FRANCES4 NEWMAN, b. January 15, 1852, Lawrence County, Mississippi; d. October 14, 1939, Brister Cemetary outside Cambellton, Atascosa County, Texas.
vi. GEORGE W. NEWMAN8, b. Abt. 1855, Mississippi; m. MRS. ALEJANDRA RODRIGUEZ MESA, February 23, 1874, Atascosa County, Texas9.
Notes for GEORGE W. NEWMAN:
1877 Tax records for Atascosa County, Texas list George as owning 1 horse.
George is listed in the 1880 Tax rolls of Atascosa County as owning a wagon and 2 horses worth about 35 dollars.
Family tradition says that one of George's sons went by the name Nolen or Nolan rather than Newman.
One may have went by Allis Nolan based on what family members recall
9. vii. ROSANA NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1857, Mississippi.
10. viii. SEABORN NEWMAN, b. February 22, 1858, Lawrence County, Mississippi; d. February 09, 1925, Taft, Texas, San Patricio County.
11. ix. ELIZABETH NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1859, Natchez, Adams County, MS; d. 1915, Brady, Texas.
x. NANCY NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1862, Mississippi; m. CLIOFUS AGIRA, June 18, 1879, Atascosa, County, Texas10; b. 1849, Mexico11.
Notes for NANCY NEWMAN:
Verified relationship through 1870 Census records in Atascosa County, page 199.
Marriage Records, Atascosa Co. , Tex.
More About CLIOFUS AGIRA:
Fact 1: Occupation listed as Farmer in 1880 Census records
xi. SUSAN B. NEWMAN, b. 1864, Lousiana.
More About SUSAN B. NEWMAN:
Fact 1: Was living with sister Nancy during the 1880 Karnes County Census.
3. BENJAMIN3 NEWMAN (HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1)12 was born Abt. 1813 in MS13. He married CATHERINE PRICE14 January 29, 1835 in Franklin, MS15. She was born Abt. 1813 in Brookhaven, Franklin County, Mississippi.
Children of BENJAMIN NEWMAN and CATHERINE PRICE are:
12. i. CELIA ANN4 NEWMAN, b. Abt. 1837, Brookhaven, Franklin County, Mississippi; d. 1903, Ramah Baptist, Brookhaven, Franklin County, Mississippi.
ii. CHILD NEWMAN16, b. Abt. 1843, Franklin, Mississippi.
More About CHILD NEWMAN:
Fact 1: sex unknow to this resercher
iii. MELISSA NEWMAN16, b. Abt. 1845, Franklin County, Mississippi.
iv. SOLOMON NEWMAN16, b. Abt. 1847, Franklin County, Mississippi.
v. EMALINE NEWMAN16, b. Abt. 1849, Franklin County, Mississippi.
vi. SAMUEL NEWMAN16, b. Abt. 1851, Franklin County, Mississippi.
vii. FRANCIS NEWMAN16, b. Abt. 1853, Franklin, Mississippi16.
viii. RUFUS NEWMAN16, b. Abt. 1855, Franklin, Mississippi.
4. SOLOMON3 NEWMAN (HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born June 22, 1824 in Liberty, Amite Co., Ms.16, and died May 17, 186017. He married MARY JANE RYALS18 November 07, 1854 in Marion Co., MS. She was born 1833 in Liberty, Amite Co., Ms.18.
Notes for SOLOMON NEWMAN:
Solomon Newman (1824-1860), oldest child of Hezekiah and Nancy (Cockerham) Newman, was born 22 June 1824, Amite Co. MS. In the 1850 Pike Co., MS census, Solomon was enumerated in the home of his cousin Elijah L. Tarver (#344), age 26 - teacher-born MS. He later became a Methodist minister. On 7 Nov 1854 he married Mary Jane Rials (b 15 May 1836) in Marion Co., MS.39 Issue:40
15211 i. George Washington, b 1857; m Kate Dunnaway
15212 ii. James Martin, b 10 May 1860; m Laura E. Beard
After the death of their Father, Solomon Newman was Guardian of (Page 216)his minor brothers Silas and Martin. In 1859 he made application for bounty land for these minors and also for minor Seaborn Newman on the service of Hezekiah Newman in the War of 1812.
Solomon Newman died 17 May 1860; his family was enumerated in the 1860 Lawrence Co. MS census, page 50:
#857-858 Mary Newman 21 F
George 5 M
James 2 M
On 30 Dec 1868 Mary Jane (Rials) Newman married (2) Samuel A. Clarke.
More About MARY JANE RYALS:
Fact 1: Rial?
Children of SOLOMON NEWMAN and MARY RYALS are:
i. GEORGE W.4 NEWMAN, b. 1855, MS.
ii. JAMES NEWMAN, b. 1858, MS.
5. JAMES3 NEWMAN (HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born December 27, 1826 in Amite County, Mississippi, and died November 07, 188419. He married PENELOPE ELOISA DAVIS May 14, 1849 in Copiah Co., MS. She was born 1828 in Liberty, Amite Co., Ms.20.
Notes for JAMES NEWMAN:
James Newman served in the Mexican War as a private in Capt Crowson's Batttn, Miss. Rifles. He enrolled on 25 Oct 1847 at Liberty and was mustered out on 28 June l848.
There is nothing to indicate that the family of Hezekiah Newman was religious and was associated with any religious denomination. The Davis family into which James married was staunch Baptists. Several years after his marriage to "Lozia" Davis, James united with the New Providence Baptist Church in Copiah Co. He attended the Mississippi College session of 1857-1858 in preparation for the ministry and was ordained at Bethany Church in Copiah County in 1858.
James Newman was pastor at several churches in Copiah County; later he came into Amite County where he served East Fork, Mars Hill, New Providence, Zion Hill and Mt. Vernon. He continued to farm as well as serve as pastor for various Baptist Churches. This family was never even moderately "well to do"; James was apparently a much more effective preacher than farmer.
This family was enumerated in
the 1880 Amite Co, MS census, Beat 4, page 3, June 4 1880:
Newman, James 52 M Farmer MS Ga. MS
P.E. wife 44 F MS MS MS
John son 12 M Labor
Bennie son 10 M
James son 8 M
Perler dau 6 F
Mertis dau 2 F
Joe son 18 M Labor m in yr.
Dora d-law 15 F
Hurst, Sam servant 16 M
Ogle, Margaret bo 54 F wid
In Dec of 1880, they, along with several families from that area of Mississippi, moved to east central Texas. It was bitterly cold when they got off the train at Kosse, Limestone Co, TX. Times were hard all over Texas during the 1880's and all the males able to work did odd jobs at anything which paid until they could get settled. They lived for a short while at Heads Prairie Community near Kosse, then they settled at Pleasant Grove Community near the small town of Thornton, just north of Kosse. James had bought a small farm ( 73 1/2 acres) in 1882. His brother, S. T. Newman of Dallas, was his security. According to Grady W. Newman in 1970, this S. T. was one of the twins, thought to have been Silas. This land was covered with mesquite trees and the small farm hardly produced enough for the family to subsist comfortably. James built a house on this farm; this became "the home place" in which the Joe B. Newmans lived until their deaths.
James Newman's health was not very good during those last years. His sons made the crops in 1883 and 188k. During these hard times, James Newman continued to preach at nearby churches. He was bothered with asthma; in November of 188k, he, Lozia and the two young sons John and James, set out to find a climate more suitable for him. The plans were that should they find a hospitable climate, the family would move there. Their first stop was at Clifton, TX. James had been invited by a Mr. Marion Kell of Clifton to preach the evening service at his church and to stay in his home while in Clifton. James preached at the evening service at the Clifton Baptist Church on November 9, 1884. He suffered a heart attack after retiring in the Kell home and died almost immediately. Mr. Kell, whom the Newmans had known in Mississippi, provided a burial plot near his own family plot and helped Lozia with all the arrangements. In the summer of 1894, Penelope E. sent a monument for James' grave from MS to TX. The Newmans who lived near Thornton were to erect it on the grave at Clifton. Ben, age 6, grandson of James and Lozia, was allowed to go along and remembers the trip as an exciting excursion.45
James Newman was not a tall man; he was 5' 7" tall, of medium build, had a medium light complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. Many persons interviewed in 1969 and 1970 remember Lozia as a tall woman with a beautiful creamy skin, large dark blue eyes, dark brown brows, lashes and hair, with a proud bearing. Many times during their married life, she was left at home to care for the family when James went off to preach. From all accounts of those who remembered her, she was more than equal to the task.
After the death of James, Lozia continued to live in the Pleasant Grove Community near Thornton for several years. When her 13-year old daughter, Pearla Clara, married in 1888, Lozia was disappointed and furious. She packed her bags and boxes, gathered up her married youngsters and moved back to Mississippi.
The farm was finally paid off and on 8 May 1891, S. T. Newman of Dallas Co., TX released the land to the heirs of James Newman.46 Lozia had applied for and received a pension for James' service in the Mexican War. In 1896, from Amite County, MS, "Penelope E. Newman a feme Sole and wife of James Newman deceased, of Amite County, for the sum of one dollar paid to me by W. M. Newman, 0. D. Newman, J. B. Newman, Carrie Honea, J. S. Newman, P. C. Foster, J. C. Newman and Nyrtis Newman, they being my beloved children.....'t deeded the two tracts to her children.
Being a lady with independent means, she came and went as she pleased. She went to two World Fairs before she died. She visited her various children from time, prodding them and their families into unaccustomed activity and as much "gentility" and gracious as could be managed on their generally low incomes. She died 23 Nov 1916 in Amite Co, MS after a few days illness and is buried in Richard Bates Cemetery, Amite Co, MS.
Children of JAMES NEWMAN and PENELOPE DAVIS are:
i. SAMUEL4 NEWMAN, b. July 29, 1853, MS; d. 1853, MS.
13. ii. WILLIAM MULLINS NEWMAN, b. January 27, 1856, Copiah County, MS; d. November 1952, McCombs, Pike Co., MS..
14. iii. OZIAS DAVIS NEWMAN, b. November 13, 1858, Copiah County, MS; d. January 20, 1939, bur E. Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite County, Mississippi.
15. iv. JOSEPH BOGAN NEWMAN, b. October 08, 1861, MS; d. August 14, 1941, buried in Sudan Cemetery, Lamb Co, TX..
16. v. MARTHA CAROLINE "CARRIE" NEWMAN, b. March 06, 1864, Amite County, Mississippi; d. August 20, 1898, Buried Hollywood Cemetery, McCombs, Pike County, Mississippi.
17. vi. JOHN SILAS NEWMAN, b. November 25, 1866, Attala Co., MS.; d. December 18, 1955, Mart, McLennan County, Texas.
vii. HEZEKIAH BENJAMIN NEWMAN, b. August 24, 1869, Amite or Atttala County, Mississippi; d. December 1888, St. Helena Parish, La..
Notes for HEZEKIAH BENJAMIN NEWMAN:
In Dec 1888 he went to visit family in La. He promised to be back before Christmas. On Christmas eve, James Charles and Myrtis had walkded down the road to watch for him. When they saw him coming they saw that his shirt was bloody and Myrtis ran to tell the other family members. Before James Charles could reach him, Bennie fell from his horse. He died shortly of an uncontrolable nosebeed, just over the LA-MS line in St. Helena Parish on the 24th of Dec , 1888. He is buried next to his Mother in Richard Bates Cemetery in Amite, County, MS.
More About HEZEKIAH BENJAMIN NEWMAN:
Cause of Death: uncontrolable nosebeed
18. viii. JAMES CHARLES NEWMAN, b. March 18, 1872, Amite County, Mississippi; d. Bellville Cemetery, Austin County, Texas.
19. ix. PEARLA CLARA NEWMAN, b. July 23, 1874, Amite County, Mississippi; d. February 1913, Carbon, Eastland County, Texas.
x. MYRTIS EMMA NEWMAN, b. December 24, 1877, Amite County, Mississippi; d. 1908; m. DR. TOM TOLER, 1899.
More About MYRTIS EMMA NEWMAN:
Cause of Death: pneumonia
Occupation: Musician and Teacher
More About DR. TOM TOLER:
Occupation: Medical Doctor.
Generation No. 3
6. MARY ADALINE4 NEWMAN (ELIAS3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born November 22, 1840 in Liberty, Amite, Mississippi, and died October 25, 1914 in Annis, Jefferson, ID. She married (1) ROBERT GRIFFIN SCOTT August 23, 186021. He was born 1836 in Liberty, Amite Co., Ms., and died Bef. 1881. She married (2) GEORGE HERMAN CUTLER Bef. 1881. He was born April 17, 1849 in Yorktown, York, PA22.
More About MARY ADALINE NEWMAN:
Born #2: Hazelhurst, Copiah, MS
Children of MARY NEWMAN and ROBERT SCOTT are:
i. LUCY5 SCOTT, b. 1861, Ms.
ii. WILL SCOTT, b. 1863, Ms.
Child of MARY NEWMAN and GEORGE CUTLER is:
iii. MARY MARGARET5 CUTLER, b. January 25, 1881, Promontory, Box Elder, UT; m. JOEL GROVER ROBISON; b. November 13, 1875, Morgan, Morgan, UT.
7. SARAH JANE4 NEWMAN (ELIAS3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born January 08, 1847 in Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, and died July 25, 1911 in North Ogden, Weber, UT. She married (1) JOHN THOMAS RAY July 24, 1865 in Alexandria Rapides Parrish, La.23. He was born Bet. 1840 - 1843 in South Carolina24. She married (2) ALFRED BERRETT July 20, 1877 in North Ogden, Weber, UT. He was born January 13, 1825 in Steeple, Ashton, Wiltshire, England, and died May 12, 1912 in North Ogden, Weber, UT25.
Notes for SARAH JANE NEWMAN:
Per information from Jeffery Smith, Sarah went to Utah to visit her sister Mary Adline or to find a new place to live. On her return , her husband was dead although other stories suggest he died en route to Utah while others say he died in Louisana and then she and the kids moved West.
More About SARAH JANE NEWMAN:
Burial: Ucon, Bonneville, ID
More About JOHN THOMAS RAY:
Fact 1: also known as john thomas ray or thomas ray
Children of SARAH NEWMAN and JOHN RAY are:
i. JOSEPH H.5 RAY26, b. November 10, 1870, La.; d. 1910; m. ELIZA MARIE "LIZZIE" PETERSEN26; b. April 26, 1873, Ovid, Bear Lake, ID; d. 1943.
ii. MARTHA RAY26, b. January 16, 1872, Texas26; m. JAMES WILSON; b. 1868, Texas26.
Children of SARAH NEWMAN and ALFRED BERRETT are:
iii. ELIZABETH5 BERRETT, b. 1878, North Ogden, Weber, UT26.
iv. BESSIE BERRETT, b. 1880, North Ogden, Weber, UT26.
v. LENA DELTA BERRETT, b. March 15, 1882, North Ogden, Weber, UT26; d. May 18, 1946; m. (1) JOHN BATES26; b. Abt. 1882, North Ogden, Weber, UT; m. (2) WILLIAM EUGENE HAMBLY, June 27, 1902; b. June 14, 1877, Michigan.
Notes for JOHN BATES:
might be Bateman
vi. MAUD MELISA BERRETT, b. July 21, 1884, North Ogden, Weber, UT; m. CHARLES HENRY STOREY; b. February 23, 1885, N. Ogden, Weber, UT.
More About MAUD MELISA BERRETT:
Fact 1: birthdate?
vii. ROLLETTA BERRETT26, b. 1886, North Ogden, Weber, UT26.
8. FRANCES4 NEWMAN (ELIAS3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1)27 was born January 15, 1852 in Lawrence County, Mississippi, and died October 14, 1939 in Brister Cemetary outside Cambellton, Atascosa County, Texas. She married WILEY FRANK BRISTER June 08, 1871 in Atascosa County, Texas28. He was born May 11, 1838 in Texas, and died April 13, 1913 in Atascosa County, Texas.
Notes for FRANCES NEWMAN:
Frankie drew a Civil War pension on her husband Wiley Frank until her death. Family members said she lived comforable on the pension and even bought a home with it.
More About FRANCES NEWMAN:
Fact 1: buried Brister
Fact 2: went by nick name Frankie
Notes for WILEY FRANK BRISTER:
W F Brister is recorded as owning 183 acres in 1871 in Atascosa County. W F Brister, 48, is according to the 1880 census records married to a Frances, age 28. They have 5 children.
1880 Census Soundex
identifies a W. F. Brister age 48 born Texas
Frances 28 Miss
MAEL (d) 16 Tx (Mary)
W. E. (s) 8 Tx ( Wiley Eugene)
JA (s) 6 Tx (James)
MI or J (d) 2 Tx ( Martha )
DA Brister B/L 13 Louisana
The census records for Atascosa County are in very poor shape.
Wiley Frank and Frankie are buried together inthe Brister Cemetary, I believe.
Cemetery Records suggest W.F born in 1829, but these are at odds with the Census records that have him born abt 1838-39
More About WILEY FRANK BRISTER:
Fact 1: 1913, buried Brister Cemetery
Fact 2: 1871, Atascosa Co. Tax records reflect owning 183 acres
Children of FRANCES NEWMAN and WILEY BRISTER are:
i. KRECIA5 BRISTER.
ii. LACY BRISTER, m. (1) BESSIE BUTLER; m. (2) LIZZIE WARREN.
iii. LIZZIE BRISTER.
iv. REATHIE BRISTER, m. FRED HUNT.
v. WILEY EUGENE BRISTER, b. June 21, 1872, Atascosa County, Texas; m. OPHELIA BUTLER, December 05, 1895, Atascosa County, Texas.
vi. JAMES A. BRISTER, b. Abt. 1874.
vii. MARTHA BRISTER, b. 1878; m. JAMES M. CARAWY, February 28, 1895, Atascosa County, Texas.
viii. DOSHIA BRISTER, b. March 04, 1883.
ix. FRANK WESTLEY BRISTER, b. April 21, 1884; m. SELMA L. JONES.
x. WALTER SEABORN BRISTER, b. 1892; d. February 23, 1988; m. ROSIE BELL.
9. ROSANA4 NEWMAN (ELIAS3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1)29 was born Abt. 1857 in Mississippi29. She married EUGENIO DELEON 1880 in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas. He was born in Mexico.
Notes for ROSANA NEWMAN:
listed as sister to Seab by Marie.
1870 Census records are difficult to read. It may be that Roses' middle name was Ann
Notes for ROSALIA NEWMAN: by Dee Raymond 1/16/98
9/21/95--Lytle parish records show Genaro and Lucinda getting married on 10 Sept 1910. Appears Lucinda's mom's name was Rosalia Newman per parish records. Took this info to IGI on CD and found a [Rosaline] Rosalin Newman who married Eugenio Deleon "about" 1880 in "Sequin, Guadalupe County, Tx". When I did Individual search using same record it said she was born 10 Mar 1822 in Sequin, Guadalupe, Tx. with no parents shown. ?? When I did Parent search using same records it showed her and Eugenio having a girl, Dionicia, on 12 Sept 1881 in Sequin, Guadalupe, Tx. So far this looks real good.
9/95--Rosa is somewhat of a mystery. 1900 census says she and both of her parents were born in Mississippi. It also said she had given birth to 10 children 7 of which were living (6 still at home). But on all the children's entries when it showed where their mother was born it said Tennessee.
Atascosa County, Pct. 2, Vol. 2, Enumeration District 4, Sheet 1, Line 86.
1880 TX Live Oak Co., ED 102, page 473, line 25, dwelling #39, family #40:
Deleon, Eugania, age 26, laborer, b. Mex, parents b. Mex
" , Rosalear (?), age 24, wife, b. LA, parents b. LA
" , Amilia, age 6, Dau, b. TX, fa. b. Mex, m. b. LA
" , Deodora, age 1, Dau, " " "
Other Newman families were found in the same census by researcher , need to go back and review this info.
If this info is so, it would appear that perhaps Rosalia and ?? had Amilia and Deodora prior to her marrying Eugenio in 1880 or.....maybe Eugenio and her had been married in a civil ceremony earlier and just got married in the church in 1880... Anyhow, the 1900 census did say that she had given birth
to 10 children but only 7 were living at that time. Since neither of these children were mentioned in the 1900 census perhaps they were 2 of the dead children and had died in childhood.
Notes for EUGENIO DELEON:
9/95--According to 1900 census (Roll 1608, page 1, line 86), Eugene immigrated from Mexico in 1874. It also said he was a Day Laborer but he owned his own home free and clear. He also was supporting 6 children. Death certificate for Louis listed Genero's name as Henry. 1900 Census Roll #1678, page # 8, line # 94 shows a Genaro (vs ero).
Children of ROSANA NEWMAN and EUGENIO DELEON are:
i. AMILIA5 DELEON, b. 1874.
ii. GREGORIA DELEON, b. 1879.
iii. DIONICIA DELEON, b. September 12, 1881.
iv. JULIANA DELEON, b. January 1885.
v. CARMEN DELEON, b. 1886.
vi. DICIDORA DELEON, b. April 1887.
vii. GREGORIA DELEON, b. August 12, 1890.
viii. LUCINDA DELEON, b. November 1894; m. GENARO CASTANO, September 10, 1910.
ix. JOSE DELEON, b. March 1896.
x. HOSANE DELEON, b. March 12, 1897.
xi. ROSALINA DELEON, b. August 1899.
10. SEABORN4 NEWMAN (ELIAS3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born February 22, 1858 in Lawrence County, Mississippi, and died February 09, 1925 in Taft, Texas, San Patricio County. He married ARRENY ANN HESSKEW November 09, 1882 in Atascosa Co., Campbellton Tx. She was born January 18, 1867 in old San Patricio, San Patricio Co, Texas, and died July 18, 1937 in Taft, Texas, San Patricio County.
Notes for SEABORN NEWMAN:
Seaborn is listed as age 12 in the 1870 ,Atascosa County , Texas, Census records page 199.
Other records suggest Seab was born in February 22, 1854. This needs to be researched further.
Seaborn Newman is recorded in the 1880 Tax Assessment Rolls for property in Atascosa County, Texas as owning 15 horses or mules worth about $105.00.
As Seab had a brother named George, I found a George Newman in 1880 as well.
Licence# 75 Issued Nov. 9, 1882 Recorded In The Marriage Records of Atascosa County, Texas
These records covered the early mid 1800s through 1884. 1880 was the only instance I found them although I have not research subsequent to 1884 at this date.
Notes for ARRENY ANN HESSKEW:
1880 Census identify Renia as age 20
Children of SEABORN NEWMAN and ARRENY HESSKEW are:
i. MARY ELIZABETH5 NEWMAN, b. September 11, 1883, Fall City, Karnes County, Texas; d. June 18, 1907; m. O. ARTHAR DORRIS.
More About MARY ELIZABETH NEWMAN:
Cause of Death: childbirth
ii. INFANT DAUGHTER NEWMAN, b. Bet. 1884 - 1885, Fall City, Karnes County, Texas; d. Bet. 1884 - 1885, Fall City, Karnes County, Texas.
More About INFANT DAUGHTER NEWMAN:
Fact 1: died at birth
iii. NORVEL ROBERSON NEWMAN, b. August 08, 1886, Fall City, Karnes County, Texas; d. July 13, 1965, George West, Texas, Live Oak County; m. SARA JANE CHANDLER GUYNES, May 01, 1913; b. June 24, 1882, Helena, Texas; d. August 01, 1973, George West, Texas.
iv. IDA ISABELLA NEWMAN, b. June 23, 1888, La Para, Live Oak County, Texas; d. January 09, 1968, Taft, Texas, San Patricio County; m. CLINTON FERDINAD WAIT, March 17, 1910; b. October 07, 1888, New Orleans, Lousiana; d. December 20, 1970, Taft, Texas, San Patricio County.
v. ALLIE NORA NEWMAN, b. November 26, 1890, La Para, Live Oak County, Texas; d. May 28, 1949, Taft, Texas, San Patricio County; m. LUTHER LEONARD PHILLIPS, September 01, 1915, got married on a Train on the way to Gregory , Texas; b. July 29, 1892, Santo, Texas; d. September 02, 1963, Taft, Texas, San Patricio County.
vi. JAMES ALBERT NEWMAN, b. February 01, 1892, La Para, Live Oak County, Texas; d. May 23, 1970, Karnes City, Karnes County, Texas; m. MAGGIE ANN BARKER, July 15, 1915; b. June 11, 1892, Spicewood , Texas, Burnett Co..
vii. DOLLIE FRANCES NEWMAN, b. March 18, 1894, La Para, Live Oak County, Texas; d. September 03, 1970, George West, Texas; m. HARDIE HOMER HUTTO, April 10, 1914, Sand Ridge 5 miles south of Taft, Texas; b. October 12, 1879, Williamson County, Texas; d. May 14, 1957, Robstown, Texas.
Notes for HARDIE HOMER HUTTO:
Uncle Tommy Flinn (, Hardie's uncle, Mary Jane's brother)and Aunt Dora lived in Taft and helped grandpa get started. He and his wife are the relatives that were washed out into the bay during the hurricane of 1919 and survived it. (The Unexpected Voyage, in my book, is based on this incident.)
Claude Beard Jr shared with me in 7/98 that his father Claude and Hardie built the house outside of Robstown on the old Home Place. He said that neither one were carpenters and so Hardie hired a deaf mute carpenter to help them build the home. He said that when ever they had to communicate, that they would write on the lumber. He said the old house should have lots of stories to tell if it is ever dismantled.
viii. LULA ARRENY NEWMAN, b. January 27, 1897, La Para, Live Oak County, Texas; d. August 24, 1919, Taft, Texas, San Patricio County; m. SR. CLAUDE C. BEARD, October 27, 1915; b. January 07, 1897, Fairland, Texas; d. April 15, 1970, Houston, Texas, Harris County.
ix. LYDIA JANE NEWMAN, b. April 28, 1900, La Para, Live Oak County, Texas; d. August 26, 1974, San Antonio, Texas , Bexar County; m. ELVIN DA CRONES, March 21, 1926; b. May 06, 1897, Jacksonville, Arkansas; d. March 01, 1938, San Antonio, Texas , Bexar County.
More About LYDIA JANE NEWMAN:
Fact 1: buried in Mission Cemetary, San Antonio
More About ELVIN DA CRONES:
Fact 1: buried in Mission Cemetary, San Antonio
x. THOMAS JEFFERSON NEWMAN, b. August 02, 1901, Beeville, Bee County, Texas; d. May 07, 1963, Taft, San Patricio County, Texas; m. ZOLA MAE ADELINE BEARD, December 24, 1921; b. January 25, 1905, Fredonia , Mason County, Texas; d. April 09, 1982, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
More About THOMAS JEFFERSON NEWMAN:
Fact 1: Baptised at the First Baptist Taft, Texas
xi. GEORGE WASHINGTON NEWMAN, b. October 09, 1903, Sarita , Texas, Kleberg County; d. February 12, 1969, Hillsbora, Oregon; m. BLANCHE MCKINLEY; b. March 15, 1906.
xii. GEORGIE MAY NEWMAN, b. October 09, 1903, Sarita , Texas, Kleberg County; d. April 10, 1981, Corpus Christi, Texas, Nueces County; m. HOWARD HUXLEY DEAVERS, January 29, 1924, Robstown, Texas, Nueces County; b. May 10, 1902, Belton, Texas, Bell County.
More About GEORGIE MAY NEWMAN:
Fact 1: buried Bishop, Texas, Nueces County
xiii. WILLIAM SEAB NEWMAN, b. September 13, 1906, La Para, Live Oak County, Texas; d. November 15, 1980, Robstown, Texas; m. RUBY A. ALMOND, December 15, 1941, Jourdonton, Texas; b. June 26, 1906, Taylors Chaple, Texas; d. March 30, 1992, Taft, Texas, San Patricio County.
Notes for WILLIAM SEAB NEWMAN:
Seab was in the Service and was a very likable fellow. He enjoyed fishing and was always willing to help anyone that asked.
He and Ruby had no children. They lived in mobile homes most of their latter years and as Aunt Ruby desired to move, which was frequent, it saved Uncle Seab the problem of packing.
Seab was born on the McMurry Place in La Para, Texas
More About WILLIAM SEAB NEWMAN:
Fact 1: have another death date of 1/11/1968
Fact 6: Armed Service : Army 11/19/1942- 9/28/1943 Honorable Discharge
xiv. ADDIE MERLE NEWMAN, b. July 24, 1909, La Para, Live Oak County, Texas; d. January 11, 1968, Robstown, Texas, Nueces County; m. JESSIE KOONCE, November 20, 1926; b. January 25, 1904, Attoyac, Texas; d. January 20, 1978, Nacogdoches, Texas.
Notes for ADDIE MERLE NEWMAN:
Born in La Para, Texas on the Goodwin Place
More About ADDIE MERLE NEWMAN:
Fact 1: buried in Sun Set Park , Nacogdoches, Texas.
11. ELIZABETH4 NEWMAN (ELIAS3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born Abt. 1859 in Natchez, Adams County, MS30, and died 1915 in Brady, Texas31. She married (1) VALENZUELA. She married (2) HIPOLITO ACOSTA32. He was born in Mexico32. She met (3) LUIS RODRIQUEZ April 29, 1875 in Atascosa County, Texas33.
Children of ELIZABETH NEWMAN and VALENZUELA are:
i. WILLIAM5 VALIANT.
Notes for WILLIAM VALIANT:
changed his name to Valiant
ii. JOHN VALENZUELA.
Children of ELIZABETH NEWMAN and HIPOLITO ACOSTA are:
iii. JULIANA5 ACOSTA, b. July 30, 1880, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas34.
iv. PETE ACOSTA, b. June 1882.
v. FRANK ACOSTA, b. January 1887.
vi. SANTOS PATRICK ACOSTA34, b. November 21, 1889, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas34; d. January 14, 1963, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas; m. (1) PEARL WILLIAMSON34, April 08, 1909, Prect. #1, McCulloch Co., Brady , Texas; b. January 27, 1887, Copeland, Smith Co., Texas; d. 1923, Graham, Young Co., Texas; m. (2) FRANCISCA PEREZ34, March 12, 1924, San Antonio, Texas, Bexar County; b. October 04, 1899, Mascota, Jalisco Mexico; d. January 21, 1966.
Child of ELIZABETH NEWMAN and LUIS RODRIQUEZ is:
vii. MANUEL5 RODRIGUEZ.
Notes for MANUEL RODRIGUEZ:
that later changed his name to Rogers
12. CELIA ANN4 NEWMAN (BENJAMIN3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1)35 was born Abt. 1837 in Brookhaven, Franklin County, Mississippi35, and died 1903 in Ramah Baptist, Brookhaven, Franklin County, Mississippi. She married ISAAC HAMILTON"HAM" TARVER35 August 18, 1853 in Lawrence County, Mississippi. He was born 1830 in Mississippi, and died December 06, 1901 in Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
More About ISAAC HAMILTON"HAM" TARVER:
Burial: Holloway Baptist, Hickorygrove Cem, Holloway, Louisiana
Children of CELIA NEWMAN and ISAAC TARVER are:
i. JENNINGS CISCERO5 TARVER35, b. June 15, 1855, Franklin, Mississippi35; m. SERENA "RENA" BURT35; b. October 1852, Franklin, Mississippi35.
ii. JOHN T. TARVER35, b. 1857, Lawrence County, Mississippi; m. TILDA BURT; b. 1861.
iii. FRANCES L. TARVER35, b. 1863, Lawrence County, Mississippi; m. JESS ROLLINGS; b. 1859.
iv. MARTHA TARVER35, b. 1866, Lawrence County, Mississippi; m. TOBE COOK35; b. 1862.
v. LININGUS TARVER35, b. 1867, Lawrence County, Mississippi.
vi. WILLIAM R. TARVER35, b. 1870, Lawrence County, Mississippi.
vii. ISAAC ISHMAIL "ISH" TARVER35, b. 1872, Lawrence County, Mississippi; m. ALICE BRADFORD; b. August 1875, Louisiana.
viii. ADALIZER "ADDIE" TARVER35, b. 1877; m. ARIE LAIRD; b. 1873.
13. WILLIAM MULLINS4 NEWMAN (JAMES3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born January 27, 1856 in Copiah County, MS, and died November 1952 in McCombs, Pike Co., MS.. He married REBECCA ELIZABETH ROBINSON October 16, 1879 in Amite County, Mississippi. She was born January 27, 1856.
Notes for WILLIAM MULLINS NEWMAN:
Known as "Uncle Billy", celebrated his 60 wedding aniverery with wife Rebecca.
Children of WILLIAM NEWMAN and REBECCA ROBINSON are:
i. MARY PENELOPE5 NEWMAN, b. November 27, 1882, Amite County, Mississippi; d. November 05, 1981, Lea Cem., west of Gillsburg, Amite County, MS.; m. GEORGE RODDY SMITH, September 23, 1900, Amite County, Mississippi; b. November 10, 1874; d. March 20, 1948, Lea Cem., west of Gillsburg, Amite County, MS...
Notes for MARY PENELOPE NEWMAN:
known as "Pip"
Notes for GEORGE RODDY SMITH:
Members of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
ii. JAMES LAWRENCE NEWMAN, b. June 12, 1884; d. 1931; m. (1) JESSIE BERRY; m. (2) CAMILLE CUMMINGS.
iii. WILLIAM EUGENE NEWMAN, b. February 07, 1886, Amite County, Mississippi; d. November 03, 1973, Liberty Cemetery, Amite County, MS.; m. CAMILLE FARGOT CUMMINS.
More About CAMILLE FARGOT CUMMINS:
Fact 1: No issue
iv. BESSIE NEWMAN, b. August 17, 1888; d. July 10, 1953, buried Robinson Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite Co., MS.; m. CHARLES J. THOMAS; b. November 01, 1877; d. November 15, 1936, buried Robinson Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite Co., MS...
v. ETTA MAE NEWMAN, b. August 11, 1890; d. August 13, 1977, buried E. Fork Baptist Church Cem.; m. WILL F. DITTO, December 1907, Amite County, Mississippi; b. October 26, 1880; d. March 22, 1965, buried E. Fork Baptist Church Cem...
vi. CAREY M. NEWMAN, b. December 02, 1892; d. October 25, 1923, Richard Bates Cemetery, Amite Co., MS.; m. LUDIE NEWMAN; b. November 06, 1883; d. February 15, 1947, Richard Bates Cemetery, Amite Co., MS...
vii. IRENE NEWMAN, b. 1903, Amite County, Mississippi; d. Jackson, MS.; m. KENNA HOBSON.
14. OZIAS DAVIS4 NEWMAN (JAMES3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born November 13, 1858 in Copiah County, MS, and died January 20, 1939 in bur E. Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite County, Mississippi. He married VERONA JANE "RONIE" SHARP January 04, 1876 in Amite County, Mississippi. She was born June 1853, and died May 19, 1937 in bur E. Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite County, Mississippi.
Notes for OZIAS DAVIS NEWMAN:
Moved to Limestone Co., Texas with his parents but returned to Mississippi shortly therafter.
Children of OZIAS NEWMAN and VERONA SHARP are:
i. MINNIE5 NEWMAN, b. 1877; d. 1963; m. (1) W. JOHNSON; m. (2) D. WILLIAM ELY, November 25, 1895.
ii. MABEL NEWMAN, b. September 05, 1879, Amite County, Mississippi; d. April 18, 1965, buried E. Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite County, Mississippi; m. MARSHALL HUGHEY, December 24, 1898, Amite County, Mississippi; d. March 03, 1935, buried E. Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite County, Mississippi.
iii. WILLIAM CRAWFORD NEWMAN, b. July 01, 1881, Thornton, Limestone Co., Texas; m. JULIA COX, October 21, 1908.
iv. JAMES ALBERT NEWMAN, b. November 27, 1883, Amite County, Mississippi; d. April 18, 1973, buried E. Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite County, Mississippi; m. (1) LUNA GARNER; d. February 19, 1974, buried E. Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite County, Mississippi; m. (2) LORENA CAMPBELL, January 16, 1908; b. November 12, 1891; d. April 24, 1914, buried E. Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite County, Mississippi..
v. PINKIE DAVIS NEWMAN, b. August 23, 1886, Amite County, Mississippi; d. August 03, 1965; m. (1) MARTIN TRENTHAM CAUSEY; m. (2) JAMES MONROE HOLMES, June 19, 1904, Amite County, Mississippi.
vi. THOMAS BENJAMIN NEWMAN, b. February 11, 1889, Amite County, Mississippi; d. 1969; m. THELMA CAUSEY, January 07, 1917.
15. JOSEPH BOGAN4 NEWMAN (JAMES3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born October 08, 1861 in MS, and died August 14, 1941 in buried in Sudan Cemetery, Lamb Co, TX.. He married NANCY EUDORA SMITH March 04, 1880. She was born July 17, 1864 in Franklin Co., MS., and died in buried in Sudan Cemetery, Lamb Co, TX..
Notes for JOSEPH BOGAN NEWMAN:
Nancy was Joseph's first cousin. Both of Nancy's parents were dead at the time of the marriage and although her brothers were not keen on the marriage, the married anyway.
After thier marriage at age 18 and 15, Joe and Nancy lived with Joe's parents. They moved to Texas with the rest of the family in December 1880 first living in Heads Prairie Community east of Kosse, but soon moved to the Pleasent Grove community near Thornton, Limestone Co., TX, where they lived until their deaths.
The house in which they lived and where all their children except Eloise were born was a small-unpainted house but a house filled with merriment music, love and warm hospitality.
Joe Newman never had much material goods but he never seemed to need much. He tried to keep his small farm diversified enough to provide most of the family's needs, with a small cotton crop for cash. He always kept a few more animals than the family needed for food. In case of an emergency or to provide money for music lessons or singing school lessons for the children, one of these extra animals would be sold. Music was an important part of their lives.
Joe was of medium height, stocky and incredibly strong. He had absolute immunity to all disease. As he was fond of saying, "I never was no hand to take anything." When any member of a neighboring family was seriously ill, Joe was always the first to go and "sit up" with them. His wife Dora was tall, unusually strong and healthy. By her own choice, her life was spent in doing good for her family, her church and her friends. She was gentle, kind and patient, always looking for the best in everything and everyone. Joe was easy going, unhurried, affable, honest - a good husband, father, and neighbor. He did have a strong temper on rare occasions when thoroughly provoked.
Joe walked with a slight limp caused by an early childhood injury. When oil was discovered near Kosse, all the farmers in the area leased their land to the oil companies. This oil lease enabled Joe to provide many things for his family, one of which was a Model T car. Soon after purchase, he ran into a ditch and was badly hurt. After that, although still strong and healthy and able to continue farming, he was quite lame. He refused to drive again; every Saturday he drove his team and wagon into town for supplies and visiting with neighbors and friends and every Sunday to church. Surely he was the last person in the county to use a team and wagon as sole means of transportation.
In 1938, Joe and Dora went to Lubbock to attend the graduation of their youngest son Ted from Texas Tech. They stayed with daughter Lura Fife and her family in nearby Sudan. While there, Dora suffered a heart attack and died instantly 27 Aug 1938. Joe lived a few years more, visiting his children from time to time. Then visiting son Gradys family in Muleshoe Bailey Co., TX, he had a heart attack and died two days later on 11+ Aug 1941. Both are buried in Sudan Cemetery, Lamb Co, TX.
Children of JOSEPH NEWMAN and NANCY SMITH are:
i. ELOISE E.5 NEWMAN, b. October 19, 1881, Heads Prairie community near Kosse, Limestone County, Texas; d. August 27, 1929, buried in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.; m. F. POWELL MCGUFFIN, December 07, 1898, Limestone County, Texas; d. March 30, 1930, buried in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX..
Notes for F. POWELL MCGUFFIN:
Powell McGuffin farmed a few years then became a building contractor. Eloise and the children operated a small dairy near Mart, Falls Co., TX and after the family moved to Dallas, she operated a boarding house there. Powell was an agreeable, likeable man but was subject to moodiness and deep depressions. His health was poor for several years before his death. Eloise was a tall hansome woman with a sweet disposition and very strong character. She was a devoted daughter and wrote to her mother every Sunday over the years. Ella (Newman) McGuffin died 27 Aug 1929 of gunshot wounds; the exact circumstances were never determined. F. Powell McGuffin died less than a year later on 30 Mch 1930 in Dallas. Both are buried in Dallas,Dallas Co., TX.
ii. LAUYRA ALMEDA NEWMAN, b. November 05, 1885, Limestone Co., TX; d. May 1982, Littlefield Memorial Park, Littlefield, Lamb Co., TX.; m. TYNE FIFE, August 04, 1908, Limestone Co, TX; b. July 17, 1878, Webster Co. MS; d. July 01, 1971, Littlefield Memorial Park, Littlefield, Lamb Co., TX..
Notes for TYNE FIFE:
Tyne Fife and Lura Newman were married in the home of her parents. Tyne Fife was ambitious, quick, efficient and industrious; Lura (Newman) Fife was of similar character. Both were devout Christains and were active in the Church of Christ. After farming a few years near Ben Hur, TX, they moved to Teague in Freestone Co., TX, where they operated a furniture store and funeral home. They later went west to a farm near Sudan In Lamb Co.
Tyne and T. W. Fife were prosperous farmers there for many years until Tyne was accidentally thrown from his tractor into an attached shredder and killed at the age or 93, 1 July 1971.
Lura (Newman) Fife was of medium height, slender, of a merry, cheerful disposition. Like her mother, she always tried to see the best side of everything. After Tynes death she continued living for several years on the farm with their unmarried son, T. W.
During her last few years she became hard of hearing and too frail to care for herself and T. W.; she went to a nursing home at nearby Amherst. She remained busy, alert and cheerful until she died in May of 1982, age 97. Tyne and Lura (Newman) Fife are buried in Littlefield Memorial Park, Littlefield, Lamb Co., TX.
iii. BENJAMIN FORD NEWMAN, b. August 06, 1888, Thornton, Limestone Co., Texas; m. PEARL BRADLEY, January 17, 1909; b. June 1889; d. January 12, 1953, Tech Memorial Park in Lubbock, Lubbock Co, TX..
Notes for BENJAMIN FORD NEWMAN:
Benjamin Ford, at various times in his life, was a mail carrier at Axtell, a grain combine operator moving around with the grain harvest and an employee of the Union Pacific Railroad in Pocatello, Idaho for 15 years. He was honest, friendly and goodhearted and like all the Newmans, blessed with a fine sense of humor. His wife Pearl was sweet, kind, gentile and patient; all the Newmans loved her. As Ben was away much of the time, she lived with the Joe B. Newmans from to time; she was just as good to them as they were to her. She died 12 Jan 1953 and is buried in Tech Memorial Park in Lubbock, Lubbock Co, TX.
Benjamin later moved to Truth or Consequences, N.M. to live with his daughter Edith and her husband.
iv. JOSEPH UNDRILLE NEWMAN, b. January 26, 1891, Limestone County, Texas; d. January 07, 1893, buried Tidwell Cemetery, near Thornton, Limestone County, Texas.
v. LEAVY NEWMAN, b. July 28, 1893; d. August 17, 1893, buried Tidwell Cemetery, near Thornton, Limestone County, Texas.
More About LEAVY NEWMAN:
Cause of Death: bled to death through navel cord
vi. CAREY NEWMAN, b. October 03, 1893; d. August 02, 1897, buried Tidwell Cemetery, near Thornton, Limestone County, Texas.
vii. IVY JUANITA NEWMAN, b. September 10, 1894, Thornton, Limestone Co., Texas; m. ARTHUR"SCRAP" SHEPPERD, Ben Hur, Limestone Co., Texas.
Notes for ARTHUR"SCRAP" SHEPPERD:
Arthur was orginally a school teacher. Then the family moved to Ricland, Navarro Co., Texas and farmed a few years. During WWI Arthur became a rural mail carrier at Thornton. In 1932 they moved to Liberty Hill, Williamson Co., Texas
where he carried the mail until his retirement in 1946. Scrap Shepperd was a small man with a big ambition; his main objective in life was to provide for his family and to see his children as well educated as their abilities and inclinations permitted. The four boys who lived to adulthood became medical doctors. Arthur "Scrap" Shepperd's sense of personal integrity was his most dominant characteristic. He read widely - a variety of books, newspapers and periodicals. After his retirement he grew roses and did a lot of fishing. On 8 February 1949 he died of a heart attack at Lake Buchanan, Burnet Co, TX.
Ivy (Newman) Shepperd's most dominant characteristic was her independence. She had a sunny happy disposition and was the busiest person around. In 1944 she had kidney surgery when all of one kidney and much of the other was removed. Shortly after that, they moved to Burnet so Ivy would be near her physician sons and the Shepperd Hospital. After Scrap's death, Ivy studied art in Austin and Houston, TX and in Taos, N.M. She painted, mostly in oil, she had hundreds of African violets in healthy bloom constantly, was well informed on current events and was as active in her church as her health would permit. She lived alone, with her two strange little dogs until she entered the hospital for the last time. The small bit of kidney finally just wore out and she died on 4 Jan 197? in Burnet. Scrap and Ivy are buried in the Burnet Cemetery, Burnet Co, TX
More About ARTHUR"SCRAP" SHEPPERD:
viii. AUBREY DAVIS NEWMAN, b. November 06, 1898, Thornton, Limestone County, Texas; d. 1980; m. (1) UNKNOWN; m. (2) MARY OPAL PEERY, October 22, 1922, Limestone County, Texas; b. May 25, 1907, Limestone County, Texas.
Notes for AUBREY DAVIS NEWMAN:
lived near Ben Hur community in Limestone County for several years before moving to West Texas where he farmed in Lamb and Hockley Counties for a number of years. When he retired from farming they moved to Burnet Co, TX. Aubrey was an industrious farmer with a sunny, cheerful disposition; Mary Opal was a good manager. They were active in the Church of Christ throughout their lives.
Aubrey D. Newman died 13 Dec 1980 in an Austin Hospital and Mary Opal (Peery) Newman died 11 June 1985 in Hockley Co., TX where her daughter Charlene lived. Both are buried in Burnet Co.
Cemetery, Burnet Co, TX.
ix. GRADY WADE NEWMAN, b. October 30, 1900, Thornton, Limestone Co., Texas; m. MYRTIS GLOVER, December 22, 1934, Limestone County, Texas; b. March 24, 1911.
Notes for GRADY WADE NEWMAN:
Grady and Myrtis (Glover) Newman were soft-spoken, gentle and easy-going people, very kind and affectionate. The loss of their only child was a bitter blow to them. They farmed near Muleshoe in Bailey Co, TX for many years. Then his health began to fail due to the effects of Myasthemia Gravis, a neurological disease, they moved to Waco, McLennan Co, TX. Grady Wade Newman died 6 Dec 1972 and is buried in Chapel Hill Cem. at Waco, McLennen Co, TX. Myrtis (Glover) Newman remarried and her second husband died within a few years.
x. OPAL EVELYN NEWMAN, b. October 07, 1903, Thornton, Limestone Co., Texas; m. (1) GEORGE H. WILLIAMS; b. January 05, 1887; d. 1975; m. (2) CLYDE COON, December 06, 1919, Axtell, Falls County, Texas.
More About OPAL EVELYN NEWMAN:
Comment 1: Taught the Piano and Organ in Houston for many years
More About GEORGE H. WILLIAMS:
Burial: Forest Park Cemetery, Lawndale St., Houston, Tx.
Occupation: Retail Salesman
xi. SYLVAN TED NEWMAN, b. 1906, near Thornton, Limestone Co, TX; d. April 17, 1980, Lubbock, Texas; m. MABEL THOMAS; b. March 27, 1906.
Notes for SYLVAN TED NEWMAN:
Sylvan Ted Newman (1906-1980), son of Joe B. and Nancy Eudora (Smith) Newman, vias born 29 Nov 1906 near Thornton, Limestone Co, TX. On 14 July 1929 he married Mabel Thomas (b 27 Mch 1906), dau of R. E. and L. D. (Knott) Thomas, in Lamb Co, TX. They had no children, but they brought up, during her high school days, Edith Newman, dau of Ted's brother Benjamin F. They also helped several children in Mabel's family to go to college. They were both excellent teachers and influenced the lives of many youngsters. Then they retired from teaching in the Texas public schools, they moved to Tucumcari, N. M. where he taught in the college and she taught in Jr. High for some years. He died 17 April 1980 in Lubbock, TX and is buried in Tech Memorial Park in Lubbock.
More About SYLVAN TED NEWMAN:
Burial: is buried in Tech Memorial Park in Lubbock
Occupation: School Teacher
xii. MORROW ADRIAN NEWMAN, b. July 13, 1909; d. July 20, 1909, buried Tidwell Cemetery, near Thornton, Limestone County, Texas.
More About MORROW ADRIAN NEWMAN:
Cause of Death: bled to death through navel cord.
16. MARTHA CAROLINE "CARRIE"4 NEWMAN (JAMES3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born March 06, 1864 in Amite County, Mississippi, and died August 20, 1898 in Buried Hollywood Cemetery, McCombs, Pike County, Mississippi. She married GEORGE WILKES HONEA December 24, 1879 in Amite County, Mississippi. He was born February 06, 1858, and died January 14, 1912 in Buried Hollywood Cemetery, McCombs, Pike County, Mississippi.
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Children of MARTHA NEWMAN and GEORGE HONEA are:
i. JAMES POWERS5 HONEA, b. October 09, 1880, MS; d. 1924, Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike County, Mississippi; m. ALME WHITE, Pike County, Mississippi.
More About JAMES POWERS HONEA:
Comment 1: Moved from Pike County, MS to Ferriday, Concordia Parish, La.
ii. SAMUEL CHRISTOPHER HONEA, b. January 30, 1882; d. 1968; m. URSULA BALL, Tylertown, MS..
iii. MYRTIS THEO HONEA, b. October 23, 1886; m. EMANUEL L. ALVAREZ, Memphis, Tennessee.
iv. ALVA B. HONEA, b. 1889.
v. EDWARD CLYDE HONEA, b. January 21, 1891; m. (1) RINDA ABBOTT; m. (2) LOU.
vi. WALTER CLAY HONEA, b. October 1892.
vii. PEARLA HONEA, b. 1896; m. DANIEL FLEMING, January 03, 1915.
17. JOHN SILAS4 NEWMAN (JAMES3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born November 25, 1866 in Attala Co., MS., and died December 18, 1955 in Mart, McLennan County, Texas. He married LAURIE CORRINE "CORA" HOGAN September 07, 1885 in Limestone County, Texas. She was born March 08, 1870, and died June 21, 1962 in Mart, McLennan County, Texas.
More About JOHN SILAS NEWMAN:
Occupation: Church of Christ Preacher
Children of JOHN NEWMAN and LAURIE HOGAN are:
i. WILLIE5 NEWMAN, b. October 11, 1886, Limestone Co., TX; d. July 07, 1968, Houston, Harris County, Texas; m. JOHN LEWALLEN, October 11, 1903, Limestone County, Texas.
ii. ELMER NEWMAN, b. July 27, 1893; m. (1) GLADYS GISH; m. (2) VELMA WRIGHT.
iii. EVA NEWMAN, b. July 17, 1896, Big Hill community, Limestone Co., Texas; m. CHARLES MARRBURGERS, June 17, 1915.
iv. HERBERT NEWMAN, b. August 26, 1910; m. MARY WARD, February 12, 1934, Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.
More About HERBERT NEWMAN:
Occupation: Church of Christ Preacher.
18. JAMES CHARLES4 NEWMAN (JAMES3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born March 18, 1872 in Amite County, Mississippi, and died in Bellville Cemetery, Austin County, Texas. He married NORA E. PERKINS July 10, 1892. She died in Bellville Cemetery, Austin County, Texas.
Notes for JAMES CHARLES NEWMAN:
He had a warm , sunny disposition and was well liked wherever he went.
More About JAMES CHARLES NEWMAN:
Comment 1: He had gone back to MS with his mother in 1888 but later returned to Limestone Co., Texas
Occupation: Baptist Preacher
Children of JAMES NEWMAN and NORA PERKINS are:
i. HALL5 NEWMAN, b. 1893; d. 1968.
ii. INEZ NEWMAN, b. August 16, 1912; d. November 17, 1954, Bellville Cemetery, Austin County, Texas; Adopted child.
More About INEZ NEWMAN:
Cause of Death: automobile accident
Comment 1: Single.
19. PEARLA CLARA4 NEWMAN (JAMES3, HEZEKIAH2, MAYBE JOHNATHAN1) was born July 23, 1874 in Amite County, Mississippi, and died February 1913 in Carbon, Eastland County, Texas. She married AMBROSE FOSTER May 06, 1888 in Limestone County, Texas. He died 1949 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.
More About AMBROSE FOSTER:
Comment 1: Moved from Limestone Co, Texas to Callahan Co., TX ca. 1902-1903
Comment 2: Ambrose farmed near Cross Plains
Children of PEARLA NEWMAN and AMBROSE FOSTER are:
i. FANNY5 FOSTER, b. September 29, 1889, Groesbeck, Limestone County, Texas; d. September 16, 1973, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas; m. J. PERRY PURVIS, March 12, 1905, Atwell, Callahan County, Texas.
ii. BESSIE MAY FOSTER, b. May 07, 1892, Limestone Co., TX; m. TOM H. UPTON, March 07, 1912, Callahan County, Texas.
iii. WILLIAM ANDREW FOSTER, b. 1893.
iv. ZOLA ELOISE FOSTER, b. 1895; m. FRANK MADUX.
v. FLORRIE MONETTE FOSTER, b. 1897; m. WILBUR STACY.
vi. JOHN ALVIE FOSTER, b. September 25, 1900; m. (1) BENNIE THOMAS; m. (2) PAULINE LOCKETT.
vii. ALMEDA FOSTER, b. June 19, 1903; m. (1) BUSTER WOLFE; m. (2) JOHNNIE TEAGUE.
1. Amite Co., MS, Marriage Records, Book 2, Page 36.
3. 1860 Census Lawrence County, Ms. page 81.
4. Extract from the Piney Woods Planter ( Liberty, MS ).
5. Mississippi Marriage Records - Lawrence Co..
6. 1840 Census Records amite Co., MS.
8. 1860 Census Lawrence County, Ms. page 81.
9. Marriage Record Book for Atascosa County, Vol 2 p 120.
10. Marriage Record Book for Atascosa County, V.3 P.3.
11. 1880 Census Karnes County, Texas Census Records.
13. Jeffrey Smith, Concord, CA.
15. Jeffrey Smith, Concord, CA.
17. Jeffrey Smith, Concord, CA.
19. Jeffrey Smith, Concord, CA.
21. Jeffrey Smith, Concord, CA.
23. Amite Co Marriage BR #2 page 298.
25. Jeffrey Smith, Concord, CA.
27. 1860 Census Lawrence County, Ms. page 81.
28. Marriage Record Book for Atascosa County, Vol 2 p. 27.
29. 1860 Census Lawrence County, Ms. page 81.
30. Ancestors of Samuel & Tracy Acosta 10/1/97.
31. family Members.
32. Ancestors of Samuel & Tracy Acosta 10/1/97.
33. Marriage Record Book for Atascosa County.
34. Ancestors of Samuel & Tracy Acosta 10/1/97.
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