When Absalom Pennington Free Sr was born on 22 March 1798, in Burke, North Carolina, United States, his father, Andrew Free, was 24 and his mother, Mary Pennington, was 20. He married Martha Belcher on 1 May 1818, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1830. He registered for military service in 1850. He died on 23 July 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
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 .
Son of Andrew Free and Mary P. Pennington Daughter of Israel Strait or Hannah Thompson Parents of Preston Strait Free Absalom Pennington Free was born 22 March 1798 in North Carolina. Elizabeth …