My family is related to the Newmans in Tensas Parish. Dorcas Newman (born abt 1850) officially married Richard Mitchell in St. Joseph, Tensas Parish, LA in 1881 although they had previously been together for a long time and had children. They are listed on the 1870 Census with 3 children.
Her relative Penny Newman was listed on the 1870 Census with Tom Hazard in St. Joseph, Louisiana.
I am trying to figure out how Penny and Dorcas are related. Can anyone help?
I believe that Penny and Dorcas both died in Greenville, Mississippi in the 1920's but have not been able to obtain a death certificate for either of them. The Mississippi Dept of Archives can't find one.
Any information on the Newman family is appreciated.