His parents were Benjamin Newman [b. Ipswich, MA] and Nancy "Nabby" Parsons [b. Gloucester, MA]. He died of "Old age", aged 83 years & 10 months, a retired merchant. He seems to have started out as a painter then later became a merchant according to tracking of his life via vital Records entries.
(sources: gravestone inscription, Vital Records of Gloucester, MA to the end of the year 1849, births & Death Records of Ipswich, MA)
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