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Free Genealogy Biography of Samuel H. Newman
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

Judge Samuel H. Newman

Judge Samuel H. Newman, real estate, came to Kansas in 1869. He was born in Wyoming County, Pa., September 2, 1881; resided there until 1847; removed to Bradford County and engaged in mercantile pursuits at Canton until 1861, and in 1861 he enlisted in Company D, One Hundred and Sixth Pennsylvania, 106th Regiment, Gen. Baker's Independent Brigade.

Was in the Army of the Potomac; was Captain of Company D; was in the engagements at Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, Antietam and Gettysburg. After the battle of Fair Oaks, was in the hospital a short time, and resigned on a certificate of disability from Surgeon General Hammond. Returned home, but re-entered the service under the call of Gov. Curtin, with commission as Major of the Thirteenth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 13th Regiment; term of service expired, and just before the battle of Gettysburg was commissioned Major of the Thirty-Second Pennsylvania Volunteers, 32nd Regiment.

Was in active service three months, and on the advice of the Surgeon General went to Montana for his health in the spring of 1864, remaining until November 1.

On his return home he entered the Provost-Marshal's office of the Thirteenth District of Pennsylvania, being deputy of ex-surgeon's department, where he remained until the close of the war, and returned to Canton and engaged in mercantile pursuits until coming to Kansas.

He has been twice married, first in October, 1840, at Troy, Pa., to Miss A. A. Manly, and had seven children, six of whom are living -Emma, A. S., Mattie M., Samuel H., Jr., Walter G. and Fannie E. Mrs. Newman died at Canton, Pa., in 1862. He was again married in November, 1873, at Burlingame, Kan., to Miss Mary E. Tabor, a native of Canton, and have two children -Lou E. and Frank A. He has always been identified with the Republican party. Is a member of the G. A. R., Burlingame, Kan.

Is now sixty-five years old, in the enjoyment of robust health, and in active business as real estate agent, Police Judge and notary public.

Source: History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas, Chicago, IL; 1883

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