Basil Manley Freeman

Brief Life History of Basil Manley

When Basil Manley Freeman was born on 3 April 1844, in Alabama, United States, his father, Boswell Freeman, was 38 and his mother, Anna Maddox, was 32. He married Martha Alexander about 1867, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Moores Bridge, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Election Precinct 24 Reese, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 8 April 1915, in McConnells, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Moores Bridge Cemetery, Moores Bridge, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Basil Manley Freeman
Martha Alexander
Marriage: about 1867
William J Freeman
Joseph Alexander Freeman
Nancy Clementine Freeman
Frances Rebecca Freeman

Sources (11)

  • Basil M Freeman, "Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927"
  • M. B. Freeman, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974" 1915
  • B M Freeman in entry for J A Freeman, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1853: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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