Abraham Funkhouser Freed

Male20 December 1794–10 July 1879

Brief Life History of Abraham Funkhouser

Abraham Funkhouser Freed was born on 20 December 1794, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States as the son of John Freed. 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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Family Time Line

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

Sources (9)

  • Abraham Freed in household of William Freed, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Unknown in entry for James Freed, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"
  • Abraham Freed, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1817Beaver, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +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.


    Age 6

    Beaver County Pennsylvania is located in the southwest part of the state, and was carved out of Washington and Allegheny Counties in 1800. The county borders Lawrence County on the north, Butler County on the east, Allegheny County on the southeast, Washington County on the south, and the states of Ohio and West Virginia on the west.

    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 (American): variant of Fried 1.

    Americanized form of German Fried 2. Compare Fread .

    English: habitational name from Middle English frede, fride, frith, friht ‘wood, woodland’. These are different forms of Old English firhthe, (ge)fyrhthe, ferhthe. Compare Firth , Frith , and Frick .

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

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