William A Freeman

Male10 May 1846–22 February 1933

Brief Life History of William A

When William A Freeman was born on 10 May 1846, in Louisa, Virginia, United States, his father, Return Joseph Freeman, was 33 and his mother, Barbara A Knighton, was 35. He married Laticia Thatcher on 18 August 1867, in Jackson, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 daughters. He lived in German Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Paint Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 22 February 1933, in Bloomingburg, Paint Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Bloomingburg Cemetery, Bloomingburg, Paint Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States.

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William A Freeman
Laticia Thatcher
Marriage: 18 August 1867
Etta Freeman
Addie Freeman
Eva Freeman
Effie J Freeman
Victoria Euklet Freeman
Stella Maude Freeman

Sources (21)

  • William Freeman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Freeman, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • William A Freeman, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"

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  • Marriage
    18 August 1867Jackson, Ohio, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

    Age 1

    Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.


    Age 17

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 24

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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