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John Freeman

John Freeman

Male 1850 - 1928  (77 years)

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  • Name John Freeman 
    Born 8 May 1850  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Jun 1850  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 18 Jan 1928  [2
    Alternate death 18 Jan 1931  Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I10679  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 1 May 2016 

    Father Joel Terrill Freeman,   b. 1813, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Mary Sego,   b. Abt 1811, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1855, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Family ID F6503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Teresa "Tacy" Allen,   b. 3 Jan 1857,   d. 15 Feb 1934, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1876  Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Martha Freeman,   b. Apr 1879, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1955, New Richmond, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    +2. Mary Jane Freeman,   b. 27 Feb 1880, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1932, Kayjay, Knox, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Joseph Freeman,   b. 2 Mar 1882, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1967  (Age 85 years)
     4. Edward Freeman,   b. 1883,   d. 1884  (Age 1 years)
    +5. Luther S. "Luke" Freeman,   b. 1 Dec 1884, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1971, Emlyn, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Benjamin Hack Freeman,   b. May 1887, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1959, Harlan, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     7. Fannie Freeman,   b. Abt 1890, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Edward McKinley Freeman,   b. Abt 1893, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1979  (Age ~ 86 years)
     9. McKinley Freeman,   b. 8 May 1894,   d. 8 Jan 1970, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. Artie Freeman,   b. Abt 1897, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F84  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    John Freeman
    John Freeman

  • Notes 
    • The birth and death dates of 18 May 1841 and 18 Jan 1931 are on his tombstone at Wofford, but this stone was erected well after his death; it was the opinion of both Joan Van Syckle and Nancy Jonckheere that both of these dates are wrong. Nonetheless, notwithstanding the sources that have him dying in 1928, he was recorded as alive and living with his family in the 1930 census, so we're going with the presumption that the tombstone is correct.

      (We also have a 1984 letter from Nancy Jonckheere to Jeannette Hayden claiming that John Freeman's actual birth year was 1857, but we think she revised her opinion since then.)

      Libby Freeman Spieth, quoted by "Dolores1630" on Ancestry.com, says that sometime soon after 1870, "my gr-grandfather John went to Elk Valley TN. He managed a lumber business for my other gr-grandfather Jasper Newton White (Newt) and that is also how he met my gr-grandmother Teresa Allen. They returned to Whitley." Of interest since both John Freeman and Jasper Newton White are among PNH's direct ancestors as well (great-great grandfathers, in his case).

      Relationships between John Freeman and Jasper Newton White:

      GG-grandfather John Freeman (1850-1931)
      * managed a lumber mill for GG grandfather Jasper Newton White (1848-1909)
      * Jasper Newton White married, as his third wife, Mary Ann Freeman (1855-1928), sister of John Freeman
      * John Freeman's daughter, G-grandmother Mary Jane Freeman (1880-1932) married Jasper Newton White's son by his second wife, G-grandfather Alfred Franklin White (1880-1952)

      It's also notable that John Freeman's brother William Freeman married Rachel Allen, sister of John Freeman's wife Teresa Allen. Libby Freeman Speith says that John Freeman met Teresa because he moved to Elk Valley to work for Jasper Newton White, which is entirely plausible since Teresa was born there. Possibly William Freeman also worked for Jasper Newton White, or just as possibly, he met his wife Rachel Allen through his brother's marriage to her sister Teresa Allen.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1049] Tombstones of John and Tishia Freeman, Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky, transcribed by Joan Van Syckle., date only.

    2. [S61] Descendants of James Freeman.

    3. [S1049] Tombstones of John and Tishia Freeman, Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky, transcribed by Joan Van Syckle.