Emeline Free

Brief Life History of Emeline

When Emeline Free was born on 28 April 1826, in Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, her father, Absalom Pennington Free Sr, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Strait, was 22. She married Brigham Young on 30 April 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1848 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 17 July 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Brigham Young
Emeline Free
Marriage: 30 April 1845
Helen Elizabeth Young
Marinda Hyde Young
Hyrum Smith Young
Emeline Amanda Young
Louisa Wells Young
Lorenzo Dow Young
Alonzo Bruce Young
Ruth Young
Daniel Wells Young
Adella Elvira Young

Sources (18)

  • Aurelia Young, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emmeline Free Young, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Emmiline Free in entry for Marinda H Conrad, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

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.

1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

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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