Freelove Arnold

Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Freelove

When Freelove Arnold was born on 5 August 1802, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Job Arnold Jr., was 41 and her mother, Hannah Dexter, was 41. She married Levi Thompson about 1835, in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States. She lived in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States in 1860 and Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States for about 10 years.

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Levi Thompson
Freelove Arnold
Marriage: about 1835

Spouse and Children

about 1835
Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Hannah Dexter




+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 9

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 32

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Name Meaning

Saxon, Latin: Faithful to his honour, help in war, helping lord, powerful lord

Sources (3)

  • Freelove Thompson in household of Levi Thompson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Freelove Thompson in household of Arnold Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frelove Arnold in entry for Mary E. Thompson Myers, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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