Born possibly in Darbyshire
Note: no record of his birth at this time in the UK Archives. 9/2011
Father, Thomas surgeon in the British army. Brothers: James, Thomas, one a lawyer one a doctor
Wishes to be stone mason as uncle is. Father purchases a commission in military. 
Note: no record of his service at this time in the UK Archives. 9/2011
Braddock: 1754, Major General. Braddock’s regiments were the 44th East Essex Regiment, “The Two Fours”, from Essex, and the 48th Northamtonshire Regiment from Northants,
After Braddock dies,
While serving under Braddock and Washington, comes through
Nehemiah Newans settles in
1775: Onset of the revolution
Services follows: 
Sergeant in the Pennsylvania Line for 4 years, 5 months, 25 days as follows:
Six months in General Wayne's Brigade (Called Mad Anthony Wayne. 1775 raised a militia unit. 1776 became Colonel of the 4th PA Regiment.) 
In Captain Finly's Company
Colonel Hartly's Regiment
First regiment commanded by Colonel Butler
1779: Marries (Catherine- signed her widows pension application) Kepplinger in
Miss Kepplinger’s father was partners in a prosperous business. 
1780: Son Thomas born. 
July 1881: Wounded to left knee at Battle of Green Springs near the James River VA  Recovered at two hospitals one of which was at Williamsburgh. 
After recovery from wound ordered to a recruiting post in York PA 
After that ordered to rejoin his company then in
1781: Account of his death at
1783: Discharged, September
Received an Honorable Discharge. 
1783 – 1785 Land Grants Awarded: After war, receives a Land Grant of 250 acres. (Ancestry, etc.)
Note/Conclusion: does not line up with the claim made in the "Ancestors of Thomas F. Myer" book that claims "previous to his death he was promoted to major." Majors received 600 acres.
From Pennsylvania History and Archives: Survey Land Grant PA 
24 Feb 1785: “Act of the General Assembly…”
26 Oct 1785: PA Land Surveyed
2 Dec 1786: Survey Return List
6 April 1794: List of Veterans Entitled to Donation Land
Donation Land Register: 2 Dec 1796 Book D-52-pg27 shows land assigned to NN in Westmoreland County PA, “situate in District no. 1 on the west side of the Allegheny river in the county of Westmorland” Willian Alexander, DS, to John Lukens Esq., Surveyer General.”Lott No. 13, 250 acres.”
Note: from the plot survey a river or stream runs through the middle-right of the 250 acres. On north boundary, No. 12 200 acres, on west, No. 80, to the south, No 88 on south west, and No. 93 on south east.
1790: First US Census, search for Nehemiah Newans pulls up one entry: Nehemiah Nuans, in Nurthumberland PA. FWM under 16: 2, FWM over 16: 1, FWF: 2. Number of household members: 5. 
1797: "Removes" to upstate
1800: US Census. No results returned.
1804: Nehemiah Newing is listed as a “brick and stone-mason”, in the Early Business Men of Canandaigue. 
1810: US Census 1810 Nehemiah Newans at Canandaigue. FWM 26 - 44: 1, FWM over 45 1, FWF 45 Over 1, Number in household over 25: 3, Number in household: 3.
22 April 1816: Sale of land to George Austin, Lot #11, west of Main Street and south of the Square, in Township Number 10, in the third range of townships. Small lot number 7 in the subdivision of
5 Aug 1817: Sale of land to John Gifford, Lot #11, west of Main Street and south of the Square, in Township Number 10, in the third range of townships. Small lot number 8 in the subdivision of
1818: Applies for pension, papers filed on his behalf by Moses Atwater Esq. in
26 Oct, 1818: Sale of land to John Gifford , Lot #11, west of Main Street and south of the Square, in Township Number 10, in the third range of townships. Small lot number 7 in the subdivision of
1820: in census at Canandaigue. Enumeration date:
1829: Catharine Newan of
1850: Census shows a Elias Thompson in Groveland NY (close to Canandaigue) male age 66, born abt. 1784 in Pennsylvania, with wife Mary age 57, son Benj. F age 14, and daughter, Mary age 19. Occupation: mason. 
 "Ancestral History of Thomas F. Myers", The Hambright Printery,
 US GEN WEB, USA, New York, Ontario County, 2011, http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/ontario/Canantownhist.htm
 "Petition for Pension", Moses Atwater, Esq. dated 1818, by Nehemian Newan, signed by him.
 New York State, Ontrio County, Records and Information Management Service documents.
 Links to indexes of obituaries and marriages published in
RAIMS: Records Administration and Information Service,
 Wikipedia, "General Braddock", 2011, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Braddock
 Wikipedia, "Anthony Wayne", 2011, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne
 Wikipedia, "Battle of Green Spring", 2011, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_green_spring
 US Census, Year: 1790; Census Place: , Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 26; Image: 271; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
 US Census, Year: 1810; Census Place: Canandaigua, Ontario, New York; Roll: 33; Page: 896; Image: 0181387; Family History Library Film: 00281.
 US Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Groveland, Livingston, New York; Roll: M432_524; Page: 402B; Image: 204.