Alexander Freeborn

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Freeborn was born in February 1830, in County Donegal, Ireland, his father, John Freeborn Sr, was 39 and his mother, Ann Strong, was 36. He married Jane Ann Scott on 9 March 1854, in Morgan, Ohio, United States. 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 Wesley Freeborn
Sarah A. Freeborn
Matthew William Freeborn

Sources (7)

  • Alexander Freeborn in household of Samuel Upton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alexander Freeborn, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Alexander Freeborn in entry for Sarah Ann Nichols, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (5)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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

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


The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Frebern (Old English Frēobeorn). Or possibly also from Middle English fre-boren, freborn ‘free-born’ (Old English frēo + boren), for ‘one born free, inheriting liberty, descended from freemen’, though the bulk of the evidence strongly suggests that the personal name is the usual source of the surname. Compare Freedman .

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

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