When Douglas Southall Freeman was born on 16 May 1886, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States, his father, Gen. Walker Burford Freeman, was 42 and his mother, Bettie Allen Hamner, was 33. He married Inez Virginia Goddin on 5 February 1914, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States for about 1 years and Tuckahoe District, Henrico, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 13 June 1953, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, United States.
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 ).
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