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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Christopher C. Newman, a resident of Lawrence County, Mo., was born May 14, 1842, in Morgan County, Ill., and is the son of Simon Peter and Arvilla (Kimball) Newman, and Simon P. Newman is the son of George and Lurany (Jones) Newman. Christopher C. Newman served as a private soldier three years during the late war in Company I, Eleventh Missouri Infantry, and was at his post in nearly every engagement his regiment and company was in—the siege of New Madrid and Island No. 10, siege of Corinth, battle of Iuka, September 19, 1862; battle of Corinth, October 3 and 4, 1862; siege of Vicksburg; and Company I (his command) was quarters guard at Gen. U. S. Grant’s headquarters until some time in August after the surrender the Fourth of July, and in the hard little fight of Tupelo, Miss., 1864, and was mustered out of service August 5, 1864, on expiration of his term of enlistment; has been an invalid since he was thirteen (caused by a hurt on horseback), has never asked for or received a pension, and has made an honest living by farming. He is now a Union Labor and Farmers’ Alliance man.

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