Jonas Elisha Freer

9 May 1789–5 August 1854 (Age 65)
Marlboro, Marlborough, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life of Jonas Elisha

When Jonas Elisha Freer was born on 9 May 1789, in Marlboro, Marlborough, Ulster, New York, United States, his father, Elias Elisha Freer, was 49 and his mother, Martha Everett, was 39. He married Sarah Cooley on 15 February 1810, in Ontario, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 5 August 1854, in Lima Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Lima Center Cemetery, Lima Center, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States.

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Jonas Elisha Freer
Sarah Cooley
Marriage: 15 February 1810
Maranda Freer
Alva Freer
Elizabeth Freer
James Cooley Freer
Jonas Freer
Samuel Colt Freer
Sarah Ann Freer
Gabriel Freer
Elisha Freer
George Sidney Freer
Martha Freer
Harriet Freer

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15 February 1810
Ontario, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 2

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.

Age 19

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old French and Middle English frere ‘friar’ (Latin frater, literally ‘brother’). This was a status name for a member a religious order, especially a mendicant order, and may also have been a nickname for a pious person or for someone employed at a monastery.2 Americanized spelling of French Frère ( see Frere ).3 North German and Dutch: cognate of Friedrich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jonas E Freer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Unknown in entry for Gabriel Freer, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Jonas Frier in entry for Elisha Frier, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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