James Freeman

31 March 1717–5 January 1801 (Age 83)
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of James

When James Freeman was born on 31 March 1717, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Freeman, was 37 and his mother, Abigail Witter, was 32. He married Phoebe Kinne on 16 August 1739, in Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 5 January 1801, in Easton, Washington, New York, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Easton, Washington, New York, United States.

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James Freeman
Phoebe Kinne
Marriage: 16 August 1739
Ezra Freeman
Isaac Freeman
James C Freeman
Amos Freeman
Phebe Freeman
Gideon Freeman Sr
Silas Freeman Sr
Elizabeth Freeman
Elijah James Freeman
Elisha Freeman
Stephen Freeman
Lois Freeman

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16 August 1739
Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 59

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 59

New York is the 11th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 64

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.

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.

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  • James in entry for Silas Freeman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • James in entry for Phebe Freeman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • James Freeman in entry for James Freeman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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