Catherine Freer

6 June 1783–19 January 1855 (Age 71)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Freer was born on 6 June 1783, in New York, United States, her father, Isaac Freer, was 31 and her mother, Claartje Vosburgh, was 33. She had at least 1 son with Isaac Wilkins. She died on 19 January 1855, at the age of 71, and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville, Fulton, New York, United States.

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Isaac Wilkins
1806–1884
Catherine Freer
1783–1855
Moses Tuttle Wilkins
1834–1899

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World Events (7)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 3
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
Age 14
Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1803
Age 20
France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English: sometimes from Middle English frere, frier ‘brother, friend, comrade’ (Old French frere). During the 13th century, however, the word increasingly denoted ‘member of one of the mendicant religious orders’, the usual modern sense of the word friar. The first friars arrived in England in 1224. As with Abbot , Monk , Nunn , and Prior , late medieval use of Frere as a nickname was probably uncomplimentary, for by the mid 14th century the once popular friars had become a byword in satirical literature for self-indulgent, smooth-talking hypocrisy. Friars were not allowed to marry, but some of them probably fathered children. After the Reformation former friars were free to marry, and one such is said to have been the progenitor of the Friers of Melrose parish, Roxburgh, an instance, if true, of post-medieval surname creation. The name may also be occupational, for someone who lived or worked at a friary (Middle English frere ‘house of friars’).Americanized form of French Frère (see Frere ).German: cognate of Friedrich .

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

Possible Related Names

Friar
Frierson
Frere
Abbot
Frear
Frier
Fryer

Sources (1)

  • Catrina Freer, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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