Absalom Pennington Free Sr

22 March 1798–23 July 1882 (Age 84)
Burke, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Absalom Pennington

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.

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Family Time Line

Absalom Pennington Free Sr
1798–1882
Elizabeth Strait
1804–1885
Marriage: 2 August 1823
Louisa Free
1824–1886
Emeline Free
1826–1875
John Wesley Free
1827–1841
Hannah Corilla Free
1829–1913
Preston Strait Free Sr
1831–1917
Mary Amanda Free
1832–1845
Telitha Cumi Free
1835–1917
Finley Carroll Free
1838–1866
Sarah Elvira Free
1840–1897
William Oliver Free
1842–1880
Minerva E Free
1847–1847
Miranda Free
1847–1847

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 August 1823St. Clair, Illinois, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1818
    Age 20
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 22
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Frey
    Freeh
    Freeman
    Fry
    Francom

    Story Highlight

    Absalom Pennington Free & Elizabeth Strait from the booklet "Brief Biographies" compiled by Mary Kaye Christensen Latimer

    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 …

    Sources (76)

    • Absalom P Field, "United States Census, 1830"
    • Abraham Free, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Absolom P in entry for Betsy Free, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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