John A Free

Brief Life History of John A

When John A Free was born on 4 November 1828, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Allen Free, was 22 and his mother, Lucy Steele, was 18. He married Margaret C Carpenter in 1870, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in 1908, in Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States, at the age of 80.

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John A Free
Margaret C Carpenter
Marriage: 1870
Joseph Allen Free
Mary Frances Free

Sources (5)

  • John Free, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John A Free - Published information: death: 1908; Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States
  • John A Free, "California Great Registers, 1866-1910"

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1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1832 · Black Hawk War

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."


Historical Boundaries: 1852: Siskiyou, California, United States

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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