Abigail C Freeman

1837–1920 (Age 82)
Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Abigail C

When Abigail C Freeman was born on 12 September 1837, in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States, her father, Marshall Greene Freeman, was 33 and her mother, Europa Stafford, was 29. She married Samuel Cox on 3 September 1854, in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 25 March 1920, in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Abigail C Freeman
Samuel Cox
Marriage: 3 September 1854
Ann Jane Cox
Jesse Cox
Ebenezer Freeman Cox
Melvina Green Cox

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3 September 1854
Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 2

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 24

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • *Agail Freeman in household of Marshal G Freeman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abbie Cox in household of Samuel Cox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Abigail Cox in household of Samuel Cox, "United States Census, 1870"

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