Elizabeth Freeman

13 October 1771–20 February 1855 (Age 83)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Freeman was born on 13 October 1771, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. She married Jedediah Brockway on 30 July 1790, in Chatham, Ghent, Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Lyons, Lyons, Wayne, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 20 February 1855, in McKean, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Golden Cemetery, McKean Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jedediah Brockway
1766–1851
Elizabeth Freeman
1771–1855
Marriage: 30 July 1790
Ezra Brockway
1791–1791
William Brockway
1792–
Hannah Brockway
1794–1881
Electra Brockway
1797–1802
Lucrettia Brockway
1799–1803
Alvah Brockway
1801–1826
Hiram Brockway
1803–1885
Asenath Brockway
1805–1860
Lobena E Brockway
1807–1880
Laban Brockway
1807–
Freeman Brockway
1809–1880
Wesley Brockway
1811–
Eliza Mary Brockway
1815–1862

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 July 1790
Chatham, Ghent, Columbia, New York, United States
children

(13)

    Ezra Brockway

    Male1791–1791Male

    Male1792–Male

    Female1794–1881Female

    Electra Brockway

    Female1797–1802Female

    Lucrettia Brockway

    Female1799–1803Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 5

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 5

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 23

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Brockway in household of Jedidiah Brockway, "United States Census, 1850"
  • New York Probate Records, 1629-1971; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GYCB-PHF?cc=1920234&wc=Q7PP-ZNG%3A213300201%2C213973601
  • Elizabeth Freeman Brockway, "Find A Grave Index"

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