John <I>Newman</I> Newnam, Sr

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John Newman Newnam, Sr

Delaware, USA
Death 3 May 1869 (aged 79)
Owsley County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Pebworth, Owsley County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Row 3
Memorial ID 61763398 · View Source
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Son of Elijah Newhnam
Married Leah Scholl, D/O Joseph Scholl and Levina Boone (daughter of Daniel Boone)

He came to Jessamine Co., KY around 1798 with his father, Elijah. John was a veteran of the War of 1812 having been in the last group to be drafted into the war.

Per the transcription by:
J. E. Combs, James Cornett, Thomas Cornett,
Mark Edwards
Date: 02/22/2006

Note that the last names are historically spelled Newnam; however, the historical marker has begun the misspelling of both the cemetery and Leah Scholl's name by spelling it NewMAN. Note the spelling on John's original headstone.

His family name was originally Newnham with a silent h and was pronounced Newnam. Census takers and various clerks spelled it Newman and it stuck in a lot of family branches. (Note from ggggrandson Bill Newman)


John Newnam/
May 3, 1869/
Age 79/


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  • Created by: janicet
  • Added: 17 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61763398
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Newman Newnam, Sr (3 May 1790–3 May 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61763398, citing Newnam Cemetery, Pebworth, Owsley County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by janicet (contributor 47361005) .