Sarah Maria Freeman

17 April 1817–21 January 1852 (Age 34)
Brutus, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Maria

When Sarah Maria Freeman was born on 17 April 1817, in Brutus, Cayuga, New York, United States, her father, Silas Freeman, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Sally H. French, was 39. She married Alanson Norton in April 1836, in Clymer, Clymer, Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She died on 21 January 1852, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alanson Norton
Sarah Maria Freeman
Marriage: April 1836
Charles Waterbury
Harriet Emeline Norton
Lucy Ellen Norton
Mary Eliza Norton
Emma Louisa Norton
Martha Elmina Norton
Althea Marie Norton
Sarah Aldora Norton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    April 1836Clymer, Clymer, Chautauqua, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 3
    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.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 10
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    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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    Story Highlight

    History of Lucy Ellen Norton Nixon

    Lucy Ellen Norton was born April 1, 1840, at Prattsburg, New York. A daughter of Alanson and Sallie Freeman Norton. At this place in the year 1842, her parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of L …

    Sources (21)

    • Sarah Norton in household of Lawson Norton, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sarah M. Freeman in entry for Harriet Emeline Phillips, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Annotated Record of US Census, 1850

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