Olive Freeman

Brief Life History of Olive

When Olive Freeman was born on 17 October 1780, her father, Frederick Freeman Esq, was 25 and her mother, Abigail Thompson, was 21. She married Rodney Hanks in January 1803, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States for about 20 years. She died on 7 January 1871, at the age of 90, and was buried in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States.

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Rodney Hanks
Olive Freeman
Marriage: January 1803
Philena Hanks
Frederick Freeman Hanks
Edmond Hanks
George Rodney Hanks
Olive Hanks
Julia Hanks
Samuel Hanks
Abigail Irena Hanks

Sources (13)

  • Olive Hanks in household of Mundy Hanks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mansfield. Birth Records 1848–1877, Marriage Records 1848–1877, Death Records 1848–1877, Death Records 1868–1901, Vital Statistic Indexes 1686–1901, Birth Records 1868–1901, Marriage Records 1868–1901
  • Olive Freeman Hanks, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English freman, fremon ‘freeman, free-born man’ (Old English frēomann, frīgmann), used also occasionally as a personal name. As an African American surname it was in many cases adopted as a name denoting a man freed of slavery. See also Fryman and Free .

Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe (see Seery ).

Americanized form of French Lafrenière (see Lafreniere ).

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

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