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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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Zadock T. Newman, his son, was born on his father’s farm in Madison County, Ill., October 3, 1833, and was a lad of eight years when brought to Lawrence County. He received a limited education, and in 1861 was united in marriage to Pernecia A. Jones, a daughter of Porter and Elizabeth (Pendleton) Jones, and ten children bless their union, all of whom are living, except one who died in infancy: Frank E., Sarah E., Porter Z., Charles M., Kate B., Thomas H., Mary A., Fannie E., Louie and Ella. Mr. Newman served in the Seventh Provisional Regiment, Missouri State Militia, during the war, and was in several severe skirmishes, being wounded in June, 1863, and was disabled. After the war he resided in Mount Vernon for about fifteen years, a part of the time being in business there. In 1877 he moved to his present farm of 178 acres, which was a present to Mrs. Newman by William McCanse, on account of services rendered by Mr. Newman during the war. Mr. McCanse married a sister of Mr. Newman. The farm was not then in a state of cultivation, but has since been cleared by Mr. Newman and his sons, and is now a fine, fertile farm. Both Mr. Newman and his wife are members of the Christian Church, and so are most of their children. The latter are all residing with their parents with the exception of two: Porter Z., who married Ella V. Atwater, and Sarah E., who married Austin A. Tanner, and resides in Iowa. Mr. Newman is a member of the G. A. R.

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This family biography is one of 272 biographies included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Lawrence County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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