Born: 1787-08-18 Baltimore, Maryland
Died: 1861-03-20 Springfield, Illinois
Flourished: Springfield, Illinois
In 1795, Newman moved with his parents from Baltimore, Maryland, to Knox County, Tennessee. During the War of 1812, Newman served in three different Tennessee militia units, seeing action with General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. In December 1815, he married Priscilla Plumlee, with whom he had nine children. In 1828, Newman and his family moved from Knox County to Springfield, Illinois. Newman found work as a carpenter. In 1850, he was living in Springfield and owned real estate valued at $300. In 1860, he owned $1,000 in real estate and had a personal estate of $100.
Obituary, Illinois Daily State Journal (Springfield), 21 March 1861, 3:5; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 542; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 82; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 221.