Littleton Freeman

Brief Life History of Littleton

When Littleton Freeman was born on 14 February 1821, in Bakersville, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Freeman, was 25 and his mother, Charity Hopson, was 24. He married Mary Jane Buchanan about 1841, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Little Rock Creek, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 1 May 1892, in Bakersville, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ledford Cemetery, Bakersville, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States.

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Littleton Freeman
Mary Jane Buchanan
Marriage: about 1841
Absinth Senia Freeman
Martha Elizabeth Freeman
Emeline Freeman
Buena Vista Freeman
Thomas Waitsell Freeman
Emelia Freeman
Harriet Freeman
Mary Jane Cordelia Freeman
Cain Freeman

Sources (40)

  • Litleton Freeman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Littleton W. Freeman - Government record: birth-name: Littleton W. Freeman
  • North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · Trail of Tears

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.


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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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