John Henry Freeman

14 May 1840–19 September 1911 (Age 71)
Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry Freeman was born on 14 May 1840, in Georgia, United States, his father, Barnabus Lynn Freeman, was 47 and his mother, Margaret Emeline McCollum, was 42. He married Nancy Rachel Smith on 29 December 1864, in White, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 465, Jackson, Georgia, United States in 1880 and Yonah, White, Georgia, United States in 1900. He died on 19 September 1911, in Cleveland, White, Georgia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Zion Church, White, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Freeman
Nancy Rachel Smith
Marriage: 29 December 1864
Martha Freeman
Frances Elizabeth Freeman
Lewis Oliver Freeman
William D. Freeman
George Riley Freeman
Charles Henry Freeman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1864White, Georgia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries: 1857: Habersham, Georgia, United States *1858: White, Georgia, United States. [*Created from Habersham County on December 22, 1857 and took effect on January 1, 1958]
    Age 21
    Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

    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 (9)

    • J H Freeman in household of Barny L Freeman, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Henry Freeman, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • J H Freeman in entry for Lewis Oliver Freeman, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942"

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