Ebeneezer Freeman

1830–1881 (Age 50)
Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Ebeneezer

When Ebeneezer Freeman was born on 9 July 1830, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Marshall Greene Freeman, was 25 and his mother, Europa Stafford, was 22. He married Anna Nelson on 13 June 1853, in Lewistown, Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1881, in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebeneezer Freeman
Anna Nelson
Marriage: 13 June 1853
Marvielle Marielle Freeman
Nelson Freeman
Corrilla or Cornelia Freeman
Marshall George Freeman
Mary Shaw Freeman
Charles Oscar Freeman
Laura Freeman
Lucinda J. Freeman
Arthur Freeman

Spouse & Children

13 June 1853
Lewistown, Fulton, Illinois, United States


  • Marvielle Marielle Freeman


  • Male1856–1936Male

  • Female1857–Female

  • Marshall George Freeman


  • Mary Shaw Freeman


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 2

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 16

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Freeman Ebenezer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nelson Freeman in household of Ebenezer Freeman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Corrilla Freeman in household of Ebenezer Freeman, "United States Census, 1860"

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