Born: 1827-11-18 Springfield, Illinois
Died: 1847-04-18 Cerro Gordo, Mexico
Flourished: Springfield, Illinois
Joseph Newman was the son of Henry Newman, a prominent early citizen of Springfield, Illinois. During the Mexican War, Newman was a private in Company A of the 4th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers under the command of Colonel Edward D. Baker. Newman died at the Battle of Cerro Gordo.
Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 20 May 1847, 2:1, 2; 27 May 1847, 2:5; Isaac H. Elliott, Record of the Services of Illinois Soldiers in the Black Hawk War, 1831-32, and in the Mexican War, 1846-8 (Springfield, IL: H. W. Rokker, 1882), 287; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 542.