Mehitable Freeman

24 March 1818–
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mehitable

When Mehitable Freeman was born on 24 March 1818, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joshua Freeman Jr, was 32 and her mother, Abigail Fuller, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Freeman Jr
1786–1839
Abigail Fuller
1793–1822
Joan Freeman
1815–
Joshua Freeman III
1822–1901
Hannah Eldred Freeman
1817–1904
Mehitable Freeman
1818–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 2

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 2

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Free .2 Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe ( see Seery ).3 In New England, an English equivalent of French Foissy ( see Foisy ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mehitable Freeman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mehitable Freeman, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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