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Re: Harry Stewart New, ( Post Master General 1923)/ Jethro New
Posted by: James New (ID *****8831) Date: June 01, 2008 at 17:51:01
In Reply to: Harry Stewart New, ( Post Master General 1923)/ Jethro New by Martyn New of 1056

Not my family, but my Data Base had the following research regarding Robert New who settled in Delaware came from a book:

Colonial Families of America, Volume VIII, 1931, Page 321:
The immediate ancestor of the New Family under consideration was Robert New, who came to this country from England and settled in Delaware, but later removed to Virginia; he had two sons, Henry New and Jethro New;
(Jethro New) ... was born September 20, 1757; enlisted in the army about 1778, under Captain Rhodes; he witnessed, as a guard, the execution of the unfortunate Major Andre; fought at the battle of Cowpens and saw the surrender of Cornwallis; removed, after the war to North Carolina; and from there went to Gallatin, Kentucky; finally settled in Jennings County, Indiana;... married Sarah Bowman, daughter of George & Mary Hite Bowman.

John Bowman New, son of Jethro New and Sarah (Bowman) New, was born November 7, 1793; married Maria Chalfant. One of their issue was:
John Chalfant New graduated from Bethany College, Va. in 1851. He studied law in the office of Gov. David Wallace at Indianapolis and was admitted to the bar in 1852. He was the Clerk of Maron Co. for two terms. He was appointed Quarter Master general of Indiana by Govenor Morton during the Civil War.
He was elected to the Ind. Senate in 1862. He purchased a large interest in the First National Bank of Ind. where he served as cashier, Sec. and Treasurer.
He was appointed U.S. Treasurer by President Grant during the period of reconstruction in 1875-1876. He was appointed assistant Sec. of the treasurer by President Arthur in 1882.
He purchased the Indianapolis Journal in 1880 and guided the politi\cal forces of Indiana in the 1880's.
When Harrison was elected, he went to England as U.S. Council General from 1889 to 1893. He retired from public life in 1893.

John C. New, whose son,
Harry Stewart New, was born December 31, 1858; received his education in the Indianapolis public shools and Butler University; connected with the Indianapolis Journal from 1878 to 1903 as a reporter, editor and publisher; served in the Indiana State Senate from 1896 to 1900; served as captain and assistant adjutant-general (for General H. C. Hasbruck) of the 3rd. Brigade, 2nd. Division, 7th. Army Corps, Spanish-American War (discharged 20 Oct 1898); was at one time president of the Bedford Stone and Construction Company; was a member of the Republican National Committee from 1900 to 1912 (served as chairman 1907-1908); elected Postmaster General of the United States, March 4, 1923


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