ISAAC NEWLAND                     GRAVESTONE PHOTO                    

Buried in Andover Cemetery, Biography found by Margaret Haynes.

Pages 848-849, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs


Isaac Newland, of Bruno township, is a veteran of the Civil war and an early settler in Butler county. He came here in the spring of 1871, reaching Butler county in April of that year, and pre-empted the northwest quarter of section 9, Bruno township, and began life amidst the pioneer surroundings of that early day.

Mr. Newland was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, September 27, 1834, and his parents were Isaac and Elizabeth (Ross) Newland, natives of Pennsylvania, and of Scotch descent. When Isaac Newland was about a year old, his parents removed from Pennsylvania to Logan county where the father died in 1845, and the same year, the widowed mother returned to Pennsylvania with her children. Five years later, or in 1850, the family migrated to Illinois, settling in Hancock county.

In 1859, Isaac Newland was united in marriage to Mirah Sullivan, a native of Pennsylvania, and of Irish descent. Seven children were born to this union, three of whom are living, as follows: Ida, married Charles McDaniel, Harve, Mont.; John A., Chaupique, La., and Etta, married Dr. A. O. Burton, Wichita, Kans. Mrs. Newland, the mother of these children, died in March, 1874, and in 1883, Mr. Newland married Mrs. Mary Graham Hollaway, a daughter of John and Rowena (Pettijohn) Graham, and widow of Floyd Hollaway, who died in 1875, by whom she had two children: Homer Hollaway, Seattle, Wash., and Henry Hollaway, Wichita, Kans.

While a resident of Hancock county, Illinois, Mr. Newland enlisted in Company D, Seventy-eighth regiment, Illinois infantry. This regiment was attached to the army of the Cumberland, and served under General Rosecrans, and later under General Thomas. Mr. Newland participated in the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, and in a number of other engagements. At the battle of Missionary Ridge, he received an injury to one of his eyes, after which he was sent to a northern hospital and was discharged for disability, eight months later, and the injury left him partially blind in one eye to this day.

After coming to Butler county in the spring of 1871, Mr. Newland built a little cabin, 12x14 feet, of native timber on his claim, and proceeded to improve his new home, where he has since resided, and been successful as a farmer and stockman. He is one of the substantial citizens of Bruno township, and is well and favorably known in Butler county.

Mr. Newland has been a life long Republican, casting his first vote for John C. Fremont, at the birth of the Republican party in 1856, and he has the satisfaction of having cast his vote for the great Lincoln in 1860, and again in 1864. Mr. and Mrs. Newland are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Andover.