Francis Freeman

31 December 1811–11 January 1900 (Age 88)
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Francis

When Francis Freeman was born on 31 December 1811, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Freeman, was 44 and his mother, Phebe Hopkins, was 44. He married Phebe Knowles on 12 January 1837, in Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 11 January 1900, in Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Francis Freeman
Phebe Knowles
Marriage: 12 January 1837
Clarenda Freeman
Clarendan Freeman
Jerusha Freeman
Francis Freeman
Seth Knowles Freeman
George H. Freeman
Lucinda K. Freeman
Tennie Knowles Freeman
Phebe Freeman

Spouse and Children


    Phebe Knowles


12 January 1837
Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States


    Clarenda Freeman


    Clarendan Freeman


    Jerusha Freeman


    Francis Freeman


    Seth Knowles Freeman


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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 25

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Francis Freeman in household of Phebe Freeman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Francis Freeman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Francis Freeman, "United States Census, 1860"

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