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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOHN P. NEWMAN was born in Upton, Mass., in 1851, and is the only child of John and Catherine (Charde) Newman. John Newman, a school teacher, and a son of Samuel Newman, of County Cork, Ireland, was born in 1820. He was leutenant of the Twentieth Massachusetts Kegiment in the late war, and, having retired from business, now lives in Boston, Mass. He is an Episcopalian. Mrs. Catherine Newman, a daughter of Samuel Charde, of Lawrence, Mass., was born in 1829, and died in 1852. She was of Irish nationality, and a member of the Episcopal Church. John P. Newman was educated at Newtonville Academy, Massachusetts, and graduated at Cincinnati Law School in 1877, having moved to Campbell County in 1875. After graduating he located at Newport. He has been mayor of Bellevue and a member of the Legislature. He was tendered the nomination for attorney-general by the Union Labor party, but declined. He is a Knight of Honor and a Knight of Pythias. In 1877 he married Miss Houser, daughter of Mathias Houser, an old pioneer of Cincinnati. Two children have blessed this union, viz.: Oliver and Stella. Politically Mr. Newman is a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 41 biographies included in the Campbell County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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