Mary A Lowery b. 1823 d. 1875
Sarah married on August 2, 1870 to Benjamin Solomon Newman b. August 26, 1841 d. August 12, 1903
George Pinkney Newman b. May 25, 1871 d. January 26, 1932
Martha Arlie Newman b. December 11, 1874 d. November 27, 1961
Benjamin Gordon Newman b. April 29, 1877 d. May 10, 1944
Nolan Nevils Newman b. July 22, 1879 d. ?,?,1937
Lydia Ann Newman b. September 12, 1881 d. September 2, 1957
Emma Lillian Newman b. November 5, 1884 d. October 5, 1955
Edwin Cato Newman b. June 30, 1892 d. July ?, 1968
Sarah Jane Knox, as a result of his employment by Sarah Jane's step-father, David P. Holmes, met Benjamin Newman. The 1870 population Census record for Franklin County, Mississippi included B. S. Newman in the household of
D. P. Holmes, indicating that he was working as a mechanic.
Approximately one month after the enumeration of the 1870 Census, Ben Newman and Sarah Jane Knox were married by Reverend S. Bufkin, M.G., minister at Union Baptist Church which is located near Whiteapple Village, a few miles north of the Knox home. Then about a year and a half later, two of Ben Newman's sisters married Sarah's two surviving brothers: Ione Newman married Ferdinand Jackson Knox and Eudora Newman married Calvin Hilton Knox.
Earlier, the 1860 population Census enumeration included Sarah Jane's eldest brother, George W. Knox., who was killed in 1865 as a result of a wild turkey hunting accident.Following their marriage in 1870, Benjamin and Sarah Jane (Knox) Newman probably continued to live in the home of David P. Holmes, Sarah Jane's step-father. As a result of Ben Newman's employment with Mr. Holmes. David P. Holmes and his wife, Mary, the mother of Sarah Jane, continued to live in Section 26, T5N, R1E of Franklin County, and it was part of the original land tract acquired by John N. Knox's father, George Knox, about the year 1815 - 1816. About the year 1861, David Holmes sold the John N. Knox plantation to G. & E. Kennedy, and he then purchased about 232 acres of land in Section 9 of T5N, R1E from Mrs. Lucinda Kennedy. It appears that the family then moved to a house on this tract of land, about a mile northwest of the Knox home, and it was at this location that the family was enumerated in the Census of 1870. Ben Newman and his wife, Sarah Jane apparently lived here until the death of her mother, Mary, about the year 1875.
After the death of Mary (Lowery) Knox Holmes, it appears that Benjamin and Sarah Jane Newman then moved back to the home of Margaret Ann (Herring) Newman, his mother, whose home was located bordering Middle Fork Creek near the Jefferson County line. On the 15th of January 1878, Margaret Newman then deeded 150 acres of land in Section 5, T7N, R2E of Franklin County of her son, Benjamin Newman. This tract of land was part of her inheritance from her father, Aaron Herring. She had inherited this tract of land following the death of Aaron Herring on the 5th of April in 1874 and the subsequent settling of his estate in the probate court of Franklin County. Having been Part of Aaron Herring's plantation, this tract of land was located near the head of Morgan's Fork Creek and bordered the Jefferson County line, north of the village of Hamburg. The 1880 Population Census Record indicates that Ben and Sarah Newman had moved to their new tract of land and had established their own home.
At this new home, they operated a small, self-sustaining livestock farm consisting mostly of a sizable herd of hogs, some cattle, and chickens, and also grew an annual vegetable garden near the house.For a considerable time, Sarah Jane (Knox) Newman suffered from a skin cancer located on her cheek, and finally on the 22nd day of August 1896, she passed away after it had advanced considerably. Her burial in the New McNair Cemetery at the village of McNair in Jefferson County was among the earliest burials in that cemetery.
Sarah Jane is buried at the South McNair Cemetery in Jefferson County, Mississippi along side her husband, Benjamin. Sarah is the 2nd Great Grandmother of Betty's.