Louisa Free

9 August 1824–18 June 1886 (Age 61)
Fayetteville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Louisa

When Louisa Free was born on 9 August 1824, in Fayetteville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, her father, Absalom Pennington Free Sr, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Strait, was 20. She married John Doyle Lee on 19 April 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1851 and Harmony Election Precinct, Washington, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 18 June 1886, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Hanmer Wells
Louisa Free
Marriage: 15 February 1849
John Brigham Lee Wells
Melvin Wells
Daniel Hamner Wells Jr.
Frances Louisa Wells
Rulon Seymour Wells
Emeline Young Wells
Susan Annette Wells
Eliza Free Lyde Wells
Clara Ellen Wells
Melvin Dickinson Wells
Ruby Wells

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1849Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries: 1840: St. Clair, Illinois, United States
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname or status name from Middle English fre ‘free’ (Old English frēo), with reference to either tenurial status (‘free born’) or to character (‘noble, generous, open-handed’).Irish: variant of Freeman .Americanized form of Swiss German and German Frei and Frey .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Louisa Free Wells - Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 8, p.184-188

    Louisa Free Wells was born in Fayetteville, Illinois, August 9, 1824, daughter of Absalom Pennington and Betsy Strait Free. Her father was a strict Methodist who invited the members of his church to h …

    Sources (52)

    • Louiza Lee, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Louisa Free in entry for Emeline Young Wells, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Louisa Wells in household of Daniel H Wells, "United States Census, 1850"

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