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 Joseph Parkinson Newsham

Joseph Parkinson Newsham

Birth
Preston, City of Preston, Lancashire, England
Death 22 Oct 1919 (aged 82)
Saint Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Saint Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 7204076 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born in Preston, Lancashire, England, he immigrated to the United States with his parents and settled in Monroe County, Illinois. There he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced to practice law in Edwardsville. During the Civil War, he served in the Union Army as a 1st Lieutenant and adjutant of the 32nd Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry. After the war, he relocated to Donaldsonville, Louisiana, was clerk of the fourth judicial district court for the Parish of Ascension, was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1865 and practiced law. He moved to St. Francisville and upon the readmission of the State of Louisiana to Union, he was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses, serving (1868-71). Not a candidate for re-nomination, he engaged as a planter and merchant in St. Francisville, Louisiana, until he retired in 1913. He died at the age of 82.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 22 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7204076
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Parkinson Newsham (24 May 1837–22 Oct 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7204076, citing Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, Saint Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .