Born in Henrico county, Virginia, near Richmond, is the son of R. P. and Mary A. ( Wilde) New, who were born in the same county, and were honored residents there through life. His father died February 22, 1852, aged forty-three years, and his mother died in Richmond, Ortober 8, 1862. Mr. New's school days were passed in Richmond, and from school life he passed to the employment of the C. S. Government, serving in the department of Henrico, at Richmond, from October 8, 1861, to April 11, 1865. He had two brothers in service, F. A. and C. R. New, the latter killed in battle of Seven Pines, May 31,1862. From 1865 to 1871, Mr. New clerked for L. Levy, Richmond, grocery and commission business. In July, 1871, he removed to Danville, and in September following went into business on his own account, dealing in junk. Later he handled sewing machines, then wagons, carriages, buggies and harness, also livery. He is now doing the largest carriage, buggy, wagon and harness business in this section of the country, a member of the firm of New & Miller, carrying on both wholesale and retail trade.
Father: R. P. New b: in Henrico County, Virginia
Mother: Mary A. Wilde b: in Henrico County, Virginia
Marriage 1 Lucy Gunn b: MAY 1850 in Caswell County, North Carolina
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