- 1788 Thomas Newman [Sr.] is a native of Maryland, [born Feb. 22, 1788].
- 1795 Nancy (Johnson) Newman
is a native of Kentucky. She was born [Oct. 4, 1795] on the banks of a small
stream in Kentucky called Boone's Creek, where the brother of Daniel Boone was
murdered by the Indians. The place where he was buried was called Buffalo Lick…
[An online article about the the Life and Death of Edward Boone places this
site in Bourbon County, Kentucky. https://www.boonesociety.org/edward-boone-life-death]
- 1813 [From other records I know that Thomas Newman, Sr. and Nancy Johnson were married in Bourbon County, Kentucky on the 9th of August 1813.]
- 1829 THOMAS D. NEWMAN is a native of Bourbon County. Ky., where he was born May 26, 1829. [He was the seventh of ten children born in Bourbon County, Kentucky. The last child born in Bourbon County was his sister, Elizabeth Sarah Newman. Their brother Aquilla Newman was born in Hendricks County, Indiana in 1838.]
- 1836 [Thomas Newman, Sr.] left his native State [Maryland???] in the year 1836, whence he emigrated to Indiana and pursued the occupation of a farmer all his life. [It is more likely that he left Kentucky in 1836 and moved to Indiana. This is supported by the birth information on his last two children described above.]
- 1837 Mr. [Thomas D.] Newman emigrated from Kentucky to Indiana [Hendricks County, Ind.] with his parents when he was but a child of eight years. [1829 + 8 = 1837]
- 1848 Thomas Newman, Sr. died [in Hendricks County, Ind.] March 1, 1848.
- 1849 [Thomas D. Newman] continued under the parental roof until his twentieth year, [1829 + 20 = 1849] when his attention was turned toward the young and rapidly growing State of Iowa. He determined to seek it, with a purpose of establishing a home there, and accordingly, bidding a temporary farewell to old associations, he turned his face Westward. Being pleased with the appearance of the new territory, he at once purchased 104 acres of land on section 28, Washington Township, this county, which tract he still owns…
- No date THOMAS D. NEWMAN is a pioneer of Linn County [Iowa].
- 1854- Thomas D. Newman came to this State [Iowa] in 1854 [There appears to be a gap or inaccuracy in the story here based on the 1849 note.]
- 1874 Nancy Johnson [wife of Thomas Newman Sr.] died in [Linn] county, Feb. 24. 1874.
- 1887 A fine view of Mr. Newman's residence appears in this work. [The view of his farm was found in the source document, Portrait and biographical album of Linn County, Iowa published in 1887; facing page 746.]