Alexander Freeborn

February 1830–June 1861 (Age 31)
Donegal, Ireland

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Freeborn was born in February 1830, his father, John Freeborn Sr, was 39 and his mother, Ann Strong, was 35. He married Jane Ann Scott on 9 March 1854. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Richland Township, Vinton, Ohio, United States in 1860. He died in June 1861, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Leo, Jackson, Ohio, United States.

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Alexander Freeborn
Jane Ann Scott
Marriage: 9 March 1854
John W Freeborn
Sarah A. Freeborn
Matthew William Freeborn

Spouse and Children

9 March 1854


    John W Freeborn



    Matthew William Freeborn


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World Events (4)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 6

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 16

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: term of status for someone who was born a free man (from Old English frēo ‘free’ + boren ‘born’), rather than a serf emancipated in late life. Compare Freedman .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Freeborn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alexander Freeborn, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Alec Freeborn in entry for Matthew William Freeborn, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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