Abraham Funkhouser Freed

20 December 1794–10 July 1879 (Age 84)
Shenandoah, Virginia, United States

The Life of Abraham Funkhouser

When Abraham Funkhouser Freed was born on 20 December 1794, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, his father, John Freed, was 19 and his mother, Elizabeth Funkhouser, was 21. He married Susannah Showalter about 1817, in Beaver, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Big Beaver Township, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 10 July 1879, in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Homewood Cemetery, Homewood, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Abraham Funkhouser Freed
Susannah Showalter
Marriage: about 1817
John William Freed
Nancy Freed
William Stanley Freed
James Wilson Freed
Elizabeth Freed
Jonathan Freed
Mary A Freed
Lucinda Freed
George Washington Freed
James Wilson Freed
Catherine Showalter Freed

Spouse and Children

about 1817
Beaver, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States


    John William Freed


    Nancy Freed


    William Stanley Freed


    James Wilson Freed


    Elizabeth Freed


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 18

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Jewish and German: Americanized spelling of Fried .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abraham Freed in household of William Freed, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abraham Freed, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abraham Freed in household of John W Freed, "United States Census, 1860"

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