Biography of Jared T. Mewman
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Newman, Jared T., was born in the town of Enfield November 4, 1855, a son of Isaac H. Newman, who was a native of the town of Lansing, born April 10, 1823, and died June 7, 1893. The father was a Republican in politics and one of the most prominent and respected citizens in the town of Enfield, in which he held the offices of supervisor and railroad commissioner. Hips mother, Cornelia A., was the daughter of Jared Trepan, from whose family the village of Trurnansburgh takes its name. Ellen A. Newman, the only sister of our subject, is now a resident of Ithaca. Jared was educated at Ithaca Academy and Cornell University, graduating with the class of '75. He was for a time principal of Blossburg, Pa., graded school, and January 1, 1878, began the study of law with Hon. Marcus Lyon. The next fall he entered the Albany Law School and graduated in 1879, and being immediately admitted to the bar, began practice January 1, 1880. He was a partner with James McLachlan, under the firm name of Newman & McLachlan, from May, 1883, to May, 1887, after which he continued the practice of law alone until April, 1894, when the firm of Newman & Blood was formed with Charles H. Blood as the other partner. He was special county judge from January 1, 1882, to 1886. He was a delegate to the general assembly of the Presbyterian church, held at Washington, D. C., in May 1893. He married, October 7, 1886, JaneE., daughter of the late Josiah B. Williams; they have four children.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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