John Freeman & Hannah

Sally’s six-great Grandparents &
eight-great Grandparents:

John Freeman ca 1650-ca 1711 | his parents
& Hannah ? | her parents
of Norfolk Co, Virginia


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


John Freeman ca 1650 – ca 1711 married prior to 1683/4 Hannah ?
John Freeman was in Lower Norfolk Co, Va (now the City of Chesapeake) as early as Oct 1673.
He and his wife both died between May 15 & 18, 1711 in Norfolk Co, VA.

He lived near the Western Branch of Elizabeth River, adj. the Great Dismal Swamp, near the boundary with Nansemond Co, Va.
Merrill Hill Mosher, “John Freeman of Norfolk County, VA”

Children of John Freeman & Hannah?:
*1. William Freeman ca 1680 – 1736
married bef 2 Oct 1711 Mary Cording died after 1736
(dau of Thomas Cording)
2. John Freeman ca 1685 L. Norfolk Co, VA – ca 1732 Chowan Co, NC
married 1st between 1710&20 unknown
married 2d Mary ?
3. Thomas Freeman ca 1690 L. Norfolk Co, VA -aft 1764 Norfolk Co, VA
married 1st Sarah ?
married 2nd Sarah (nee Low) Wingate
?4. daughter Freeman ca 1688 – ca 1710
married ca 1702 William Wallis died ca May 1710


John Freeman II ca 1685 – ca 1732 | his parents
& 1710/20 unknown 1st wife
& Mary
of L. Norfolk Co VA & Chowan Co NC


Children of John Freeman and 1st wife name unknown:
1. John Freeman III 1711/21 – 1785 Bertie Co, NC millwright


Will of John Freeman, Bertie Co 7 Dec 1782 – May Ct 1785
– Wife Sarah Freeman – all lands, Negroes, furniture, etc. and all things whe possessed from the estates of her former husbands Henry Winborne and James Rascoe.
– As I have heretofore given a Negro slave to James Baker (husband of my daughter – Elizabeth) this Negro is to be an equivalent to lands already given my sons.
– Son Solomon Freeman – plantation where he now lives, along with the grist mill standing thereon.
– Son Elisha Freeman – plantation I purchased of Paul Bunch, containing 640 acres.
– Son John Freeman – an equal part of what I have left here.
– Son Moses Freeman – plantation purchased of James Freeman and Jacob Parker.
– Son Aaron Freeman – my manner plantation where I now live, and the lands which lie southerly thereof, also my saw mill, etc.
-Remaining estate to be divided among my children Elizabeth, Solomon, Elisha, Moses, John, and Aaron.
Ex. friends Starky Sharpe, James Williason, son Solomon.
Wit: Davd. Vallintine, Penelope Fleetwood, Jas. Campbell.
[Gammon}
married 1st ca 1740/41 Anna Speight 1727 – 1788


a. David Freeman ca 1742-ca 1765 Bertie Co
b. Eliz. Freeman
married James Baker ca 1741 – 1790
c. Solomon Freeman ca 1743 Bertie Co – 1788 Bertie Co
1774 named a constable in Bertie Co
“carpenter, wheel-wright, and jack-of-all-trades”

married ca 1771 Elizabeth Speight 1755 – 1782
daughter of Joesph Speight died 1792 of Gates Co
i. Joseph Freeman 22 Feb 1772 – 23 Oct 1842 Gates Co
“farmer, carpenter and cabinet maker”
married 31 Jan 1799 Christine [Crisse] Rawles 15 Feb 1778 – 3 Oct 1843
ii. Francis Freeman 27 Jan 1774 – 1789/90 aged 15 or 16 yrs
iii. John Freeman 27 Dec 1777 – 21 Oct 1834
iv. David Freeman 11 Nov 1779 – 18 Nov 1837
v. Anna Freeman 3 May 1782 –
married 2nd Martha Cherry died 1816 Bertie Co
[widow of James Ward died 1780]
i. Sarah Freeman ca 1784 – aft Nov 1839 Bertie Co
married Richard [?John] Williford of Bertie Co
ii. James Freeman ca 1786 – 16 Feb 1842 TN
married Martha Watford
dau of William & Elizabeth of Colerain
iii. Martha Freeman ca 1788 (after her father’s death) – aft Nov 1839 TN
married bef 1 Nov 1815 George McGloughon
married 2nd John Moore (removed to Tenn.)
d. Elisha Freeman
e. John Freeman IV
f. Moses Freeman
g. Aaron Freeman
married 2nd 1778/82 Sarah Hare as her third husband
Sarah married 1st ca 1754 Henry Winborne 1720 – 1762/73
Sarah married 2nd ca 1772 James Rasco ca 1715 – ca 1777

2. James Freeman bef. 1720 – 1788 Bertie Co, NC
a. David Freeman ca 1743 – 1806 Meck. Co, NC
son Michael received Rev. War Pension 6 children
married 1st Mary —-
married 2nd Jean ?Hayes
b. Michael Freeman ca 1749 – aft 1768 nfi
c. William Freeman 26 Oct 1759 Bertie Co – 28 Jan 1838 Greene Co, MO
1772 at age 14 apprenticed to Solomon Freeman to learn carpenter trade Bertie Co
received Rev War Pension file # W10042 see also web- site by Glenn Gohr
married 1st unknown
i. Micajah Freeman 1783 NC – 11 Dec 1845 Owen Co IN
married Burke Co NC ca 1803 Elsa Margaret [Peggy] Fincannon ca 1782 Burke Co NCbef 1831 IN
1. James H Freeman 30 June 1804 – 13 June 1871
married Effie Raper 1820-1870
married 2nd Monroe Co IN 18 Oct 1831 Martha F Brown ca 1785 NC –
ii. Penelope Freeman ca 1788 – 03 Aug 1821 Burke Co, NC
married Paulser Fincannon 11 Dec 1779 Burke Co NC – 1842
1. Mary “Polly” Fincannon 1808 – ? (age 41)1850 census Caldwell Co,NC
married William Howell 1812 – (age 37)next door to Reddick Freeman
iii. Jesse P Freeman 1790 – bef May 1870 Caldwell Co, NC
murdered on his own pr operty [orig. purchased by William in 1805.
married Sarah [Sary] ? ca 1795 SC –
1. Sarah Freeman 1810 – 22 Jan 1892 Caldwell Co NC
married James L Joplin 1809 –
married aft 1790 Mary Bryan ca 1764 -5 Nov 1845 Greene Co, MO
i. Reddick Freeman 8 Apr 1793 – 17 Aug 1873 Caldwell Co, NC
married 2 Feb 1815 Burke Co NC Rebecca Elizabeth Ellis 8 June 1793 – 23 Oct 1864 Caldwell Co NC
daughter of Samuel Ellis Jr and Martha Howard — cousin to Gov. John W Ellis
1. William W. Freeman
2. Martha Howard Freeman Dec 1815 – 8 June 1859
married 1835 Isaac C Robinson Sherrill 15 Dec 1813 Burke Co – 18 April 1888
3. Sarah Freeman
4. Mary Freeman
5. Asenath Freeman
6. Ely Azor (Eliezer) Freeman
7. Rebecca Freeman
ii. John Freeman 23 Dec 1796
married 16 Nov 1815 Lavicy Williams 1799-1873

1. David B. Freeman
2. Elizabeth Freeman
3. Mary Freeman
4. William B. Freeman 7 Aug 1825 NC – killed during the war
procurer of cattle for the Conf. army
married Greene Co., MO 1851 Eliza Snow [4 children]
a. Rederick Flavius Freeman 3 Oct 1852 –

iii. Lawrence B Freeman
1. William McKinsey Freeman
2. Harriet Freeman
3. E. M. Freeman
4. Mary M. Freeman
5. Ollie M. (Olivia?) Freeman
6. Nathaniel Freeman
7. Nancy Freeman
8. Frances Freeman
9. William Freeman
10. Emily Freeman
iv. Elizabeth Freeman ca 1803 –
married Isaac Smith res 1850 Caldwell Co, NC
v. James Freeman ca 1803 – res 1850 Owen Co, IN
vi. Nancy Freeman 14 Sept 1807 – 24 Aug 1876 Greene Co MO
married Green Austin 1805 NC -1885 Greene Co, MO
1. Mary Selina Austin 15 Sept 1829 Burke Co., NC- 23 Feb 1868
married Greene Co., MO 28 Nov 1848 William Rufus Robertson
2. Louisa “Louise” Austin 1831 Burke Co NC –
married Greene Co., MO 19 Feb 1852 Martin Brashears
3. John Wesley Austin 1832 Burke Co NC – 1867 Benton Co AR
married Greene Co., MO 8 Aug 1854Artema D. Brashears
lived in Arkansas
4. Lemuel B. Austin 14 Nov 1836 Greene Co., MO – 28 Feb 1913 Greene Co
married Greene Co., MO 1 Feb 1863 Louisa J. Mitchell 1845 – 1888
[A cousin of the Austin’s, Gabriel Freeman married Marina Brashears, a sister to Martin and Artema. The Brashears parents were Benjamin Brashears and Jane—.]
vii. Frances Freeman 1809 – 1880
married Jacob Painter res 1850 Greene Co, MO
viii. Rachel Freeman died by 1849
married John Austin
1. Asenath Austin f

Children of John Freeman and 2nd wife Mary ?:
1. Matthew Freeman died young bef. 1746
2. Hannah Freeman ca 1720 –
married bef 1746 John Smith nfi
3. Edith [Edie or Eddy] Freeman ? – 9 Nov 1794 Bertie Co
married bef Sept 1746 John Davidson died 1772 Bertie Co, NC
a. William Davidson
b. John Davidson
c. Amos Davidson
married Elizabeth Harrell
daughter of Sarah d ca Oct1779 and Adam Harrell d ca May 1779
d. Elizabeth Davidson
married 2nd Mr. Nowell ? – bef 1794
4. Elizabeth Freeman
married bef 1746 Benjamin Holliman died 1752 Bertie Co, NC
a. John Holliman bef 1752 –
married Marina
b. William Holliman bef 1752 –

c. Mary Holliman bef 1752 –

e-mail from Lynn Holloman Fusinata “Professional genealogist Helen Leary of Raleigh, NC, recently (2011) published an article in the North Carolina Journal of Genealogy on the Hollomans of Bertie and Hertford Counties and Ms Leary indicates that the John Holloman who died in Bertie Co. NC in 1824 was the son of Benjamin (d. 1752) BECAUSE that John passed to his children at his death in 1824 the same land that Benjamin had owned in 1752 that would have passed to Benjamin’s oldest son John by the law of primogeniture (in effect back in 1752) when a man died without a will.”

comment from Gary: 15/9/15

Also, in this same direction, your John Freeman 1718 Chowan Co. father of
Solomon Freeman 1738. 11 males clearly in this line have tested  Y-DNA
hologroup Q-M3 native american. 41 male freemans south of the james have
tested Q-M3. Most likely all descendants of John 1718. It is likely that
this John is the signer of some Chowanoke indian tribal land deeds.

thanks again for your work,
Gary

Thomas Freeman ca 1690 – aft 1764 | his parents
& ca 1715 1st wife Sarah
& ca 1731 Sarah Low [Wingate]
of L. Norfolk Co & Norfolk Co VA


Children of Thomas Freeman & 1st wife Sarah:
1. Thomas Freeman ca 1716 – 1762
married Sarah
a. Samuel Freeman
b. Thomas Freeman

Children of Thomas Freeman & Sarah Low [Wingate]:
2. John Freeman ca 1732 – 1761
married Martha
a. William Freeman d bef 1784
b. Elizabeth Freeman
married James Taylor
3. Samuel Freeman ca 1734 – 1784
married Judith —-
a. George Freeman
married Mary Pullen
b. Samuel Freeman
married Hilary Ethridge
c. Patience Freeman


daughter Freeman ca 1688 – ca 1710 | her parents
& ca 1702 William Wallis d ca 1710
of L Norfolk Co VA


she is probably a daughter of Hannah and John Freeman.

15 May 1710 – John Freeman appeared before the Court stating he had under his care several small orphans of William Wallis, deceased, and prayed the court take care of them.
15 May 1710 – John Freeman applied for and was granted administration of William Wallis’s estate “said Wallis and his wife dying intestate.
18 May 1711 – “Hannah Wallis” an orphan girl of William Wallis –aged six years being sometime since bound out to Jno Freeman and his wife and they being both removed by Death…” was bound of her free will to Andrew Taylor.
July 1711 — William Freeman applied for and granted adm. on the estate of William Wallis.
John Wallis was bound to John Freeman Jr
17 May 1717 — John Wallis complained to the court against his master, John Freeman Jr.

Children of daughter and William Wallis:
1. Hannah Wallis ca 1704 –
2. John Wallis ca 1703 –

One thought on “John Freeman & Hannah”

  1. Hello,

    I am searching for parents of Mary “Polly” Freeman, BD unk, married John Williford (son of Richard Williford) in Bertie Co NC 19 Jan 1804. (Mar Rec is on ancestry) Polly is named in John’s will probated in 1839 in Bertie Co NC.

    In the above genealogy, a Sarah Freeman is named with a BD of c. 1784 and marrying Richard (John) Williford and dying after 1839. The dates fit for my Mary Polly and John.

    Could these 2 women be the same person???

    I got confused with the above genealogy. Who were Sarah’s parents?

    Thank you,

    Suzie Worthington Walters

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