Betsey Freeman

4 September 1792–30 November 1844 (Age 52)
Gorham, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Betsey

When Betsey Freeman was born on 4 September 1792, in Gorham, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nathaniel Freeman, was 43 and her mother, Mary Chase, was 37. She married Cyrus Hamblen on 13 June 1816, in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1792. She died on 30 November 1844, at the age of 52, and was buried in Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus Hamblen
Betsey Freeman
Marriage: 13 June 1816
Joseph Freeman Hamblen
Mary Freeman Hamblin

Spouse and Children

13 June 1816
Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States


    Joseph Freeman Hamblen


    Mary Freeman Hamblin


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 12

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Age 16

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Free .2 Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe ( see Seery ).3 In New England, an English equivalent of French Foissy ( see Foisy ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Freeman, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Elizabeth Hamblen, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Joseph Freeman Hamblin, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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