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Benjamin Solomon Newman
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1841
Union (Seminary)
Covington County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1903
McNair
Covington County
Mississippi, USA

Benjamin Solomon Newman was born in the northeastern part of Franklin County, Mississippi, probably in the general area of the Solomon Newman Plantation Home. Later, when his father, Samuel M. Newman, acquired a farm in Section 3, T7N, R3E, which bordered Middle Fork Creek at the Jefferson County Line, it was here that he spent his years growing into manhood.
According to family accounts, it was during his teenage years that Ben Newman suffered an accident which left him crippled in his left knee for the balance of his lifetime. Accounts indicate that he was working on his father's farm on a particular day, chopping wood with an axe, when somehow the axe, striking a glancing blow, then hit Ben in the area of his left knee. It caused a terrible wound and resulted in the loss of a considerable amount of blood. After the wound had healed, the knee could no longer flex properly, and Ben also suffered an antipathy to the sight of blood. Consequently, his ambition which he had held to study medicine and become a physician, was then lost. Furthermore, at the beginning of the American Civil War when the young men of the South were answering the call for military duty for the Confederacy, enthusiastically enlisting in Southern regiments and returning home on leave in their smart-looking uniforms, Ben was unable to qualify for military duty because of his disability. He probably felt an acute sense of alienation as he saw his father and brother, Joseph, going off to serve in the cause of the Confederate States.
Late in the night of August 12th 1903, Benjamin S. Newman passed away in his home with his children at his bedside. He was buried next to his wife in the cemetery at McNair, Jefferson County, Mississippi.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Maxwell Newman (1820 - 1864)
  Margaret Ann Herring Newman (1825 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Jane Knox Newman (1848 - 1896)
 
 Children:
  Martha Arlie Newman Harrigill (1874 - 1961)*
  Benjamin Gordon Newman (1877 - 1944)*
  Lydia Ann (Harrigill) Newman Henry (1881 - 1957)*
  Emma Lillian Newman Buckles (1884 - 1955)*
  Nolan Nevils Newman (1884 - 1937)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph A Newman (1813 - 1862)*
  Benjamin Solomon Newman (1841 - 1903)
  Martha Elizabeth Newman Cato (1845 - 1899)*
  Ione Gertrude Newman Knox (1847 - 1891)*
  Aaron Maxwell Newman (1849 - 1941)*
  Mary Ann Newman (1852 - 1858)*
  Eudora Stellaphine Newman Knox (1854 - 1904)*
  Millard Fillmore Newman (1856 - 1862)*
  Margarett Josephine Newman Gillis (1858 - 1886)*
  David Beauregard Newman (1860 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South McNair Cemetery
McNair
Jefferson County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Betty Harrigill, Hall
Record added: May 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52701671
Benjamin Solomon Newman
Added by: Betty Harrigill, Hall
 
Benjamin Solomon Newman
Added by: Ernest Rucker
 
Benjamin Solomon Newman
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Added by: Ernest Rucker
 
 
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Rest in the arms of God. This is my 2nd great grandfather.
- Betty Harrigill, Hall
 Added: Jul. 1, 2010
 
 
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