Olive Freeman

17 October 1780–7 January 1871 (Age 90)
Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary 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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    January 1803Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 1
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
    Age 1
    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
    Age 24
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    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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    Sources (13)

    • Olive Hanks in household of Mundy Hanks, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Olive in entry for Samuel Hanks, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
    • William Olive Hanks in household of Edmund Hanks, "United States Census, 1850"

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