Our Family Genealogy Pages

Home Page  |  What's New  |  Photos  |  Histories  |  Headstones  |  Reports  |  Surnames

First Name:

Last Name:


Male 1805 - 1882  (76 years)

Personal Information    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name John S. NEWMAN  [1
    Born 10 Apr 1805  , Montgomery Count, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Education Self educated 
    Occupation Attorney, Representative to the Indiana Legislature, President of Bank of Indianapolis and Indiana Central Railroad; President of the Whitewater Canal Company. 
    Religion Quaker 
    Died 1 Mar 1882  [1
    • Lived in Indianapolis, Indiana.

      Following is an excerpt from book Kingman Family History, written by Lewis Kingman, published in 1907, about his ancestry and that of his wife, Alice Newman Kingman (referenced below).
      "John S. Newman, born April 10, 1805, in Montgomery County, Ohio; his mother died May 18, 1806, he was then taken into the family of Grandfather Andrew Hoover. In 1827 he removed to Centerville, Indiana, and worked with his uncle, David Hoover, in the county clerk's office and studied law. In 1834, he was elected a representative to the legislature,. In 1850, he was elected a delegate to the Constitutional convention of Indiana. In January, 1847, he was chosen President of the Whitewater Valley Canal Company and served five years ; in 1851, he was elected President of the Indiana Central Railroad. He was elected President of the Merchants National Bank of Indianapolis, Ind. He moved from Centerville to Indianapolis in 1860.
      He married Eliza J. Hannah, Oct. 1, 1829, she was a daughter of Samuel Hannah and they had six children:
      Mary, married Dr H. G. Cary,
      Gertrude, married Ingram Fletcher, a banker of Indianapolis.
      Omar, married Francis Eleanor Hills.
      Walter, was a 1st Lieutenant in the U. S. army and died Jan. 1st, 1864, of disease contracted while in the army.
      Two children died in infancy; John S. Newman, died March 1, 1882, and his wife died in 1889.
      Omar Newman, son of John S. Newman, was born April 5, 1836, married Francis Eleanor Hills, April 28, 1859, died May 2, 1901. Had six children:
      Alice Newman, Sept.14, 1860.
      Walter Newman, Dec.17, 1862, died Feb.20, 1882.
      Mary Carey Newman, August 21, 1865.
      John Samuel Newman, August 11, 1868.
      Eleanor Hills Newman, February 16, 1871.
      Frederick Hills Newman. October 8, 1873.
    Person ID I2130  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2009 

    Father Thomas NEWMAN,   b. 10 Apr 1805, , Montgomery Count, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1882  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mary HOOVER,   b. 7 Mar 1777, Uwharrie, Montgomery County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1806, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 1796  , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID 40836E1A510D4C0C97EA31773C5CA47EE423 
    Family ID F1571  Group Sheet

    Family Eliza J. HANNAH,   d. 27 Feb 1891 
    Married 1 Oct 1829  [1
    _UID 6E54BEA67C504DC286A2313B9824C232451F 
     1. Omar NEWMAN,   b. 5 Apr 1836,   d. 2 May 1901  (Age 65 years)
     2. Mary HANNAH
     3. Gertrude HANNAH
     4. Walter NEWMAN,   d. 1 Jan 1864
     5. Unknown Child NEWMAN
     6. Unknown (2) NEWMAN
    Family ID F1572  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] William M. Reser, M.D., (Newberry Library).

    2. [S49] World Family Tree, (Broderbnd Software, Inc.).

    3. [S92] Waymire Family tree.