william s newman

A Surprise Swampy Entry in the BLM Tract Books

Looking at everything takes time and is not always practical, but it often brings about unexpected results. I’ve known for years that William S. Newman purchased via a cash sale 40 acres of property in Tipton County, Indiana. Newman probably did not actually live on the property and sold it a few years after he […]


William S. Newman Travels to Iowa in February of 1868

On 1 February 1868, William S. Newman assigned his interest in the estate of Belinda Newman to Jesse G. and Joseph O. Newman. The assignment doesn’t specifically indicate the relationship among the men, but they are all sons of Belinda Newman, who had recently died in Linn County, Iowa. The statement William S. Newman is witnessed by a […]