Olive Hovey Freeman

8 January 1820–22 July 1905 (Age 85)
Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Olive Hovey

When Olive Hovey Freeman was born on 8 January 1820, in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, her father, Isaac Farwell Freeman, was 24 and her mother, Lydia Farr, was 20. She married Erastus Bingham Jr on 29 October 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 22 July 1905, in Lewisville, Fremont, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Lewisville Cemetery, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erastus Bingham Jr
Olive Hovey Freeman
Marriage: 29 October 1843
Olive Louisa Bingham
Erastus Perry Bingham
Lucinda Maria Bingham
Lydia Roxina Bingham
Isaac Farwell Bingham
Mary Ann Bingham
Lorenzo Freeman Bingham
Diana Bingham
Ophalia Cedina Bingham

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  • Marriage
    29 October 1843Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 25
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English freman, fremon ‘freeman, free-born man’ (Old English frēomann, frīgmann), used also occasionally as a personal name. As an African American surname it was in many cases adopted as a name denoting a man freed of slavery. See also Fryman and Free .Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe (see Seery ).Americanized form of French Lafrenière (see Lafreniere ).

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

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    Erastus Bingham Jr. Story

    Erastus Bingham, Jr. Compiled by the Descendants of Erastus Bingham and Lucinda Gates and the Erastus Bingham Family Corp Erastus Bingham, Jr., born in Concord, 30 September 1822; died in Tucson, Pim …

    Sources (68)

    • Olive H Bingham in household of Erastus C Bingham, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Olive Freeman in entry for Diania Bingham Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Olive H Bingham in household of Erastus Bingham, "United States Census, 1860"

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