Eliza Freeman

27 September 1822–17 October 1857 (Age 35)
Dursley, Gloucestershire, England

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Freeman was born on 27 September 1822, in Dursley, Gloucestershire, England, her father, Nicholas Heath, was 44 and her mother, Hannah Freeman, was 27. She married Joseph Lewis Sr. on 11 August 1844, in Wareham, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in St Philips Marsh, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 17 October 1857, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lewis Sr.
Eliza Freeman
Marriage: 11 August 1844
Mary Ann Lewis
Joseph Lewis Jr.
John Hyrum Lewis
Benjamin Charles Lewis
Thomas George Lewis
Edward Phillip or Edward Dexter Lewis or Bloomer
Heber Brigham Lewis AKA John Blake

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+2 More Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

Age 1
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 3
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 10
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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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Eliza Freeman

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Sources (20)

  • Eliza Lewis in household of Joseph Lewis, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Eliza Freeman in entry for Thomas G. Lewis, "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961"
  • Eliza Freeman in entry for Joseph Lewis Jr, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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