Joshua Freeman & Mary Ann Pipkin

Joshua Freeman II ca 1769 – 1840 | his parents
& 1793 Mary Ann Pipkin | her parents
of Bertie Co, NC


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


Cabin Hill

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Home of Joshua Freeman & Mary Ann Pipkin
photos by James Moore ca 1970

Mary Ann Pipkin and Joshua Freeman were married 11 Feb 1793 in Gates Co.
They lived near Powellsville at Cabin Hill.
Mary Ann and her sister Sarah married brothers both sons of Joshua Freeman of .
Bertie Co. Joshua was born ca 1769 and died in 1840.

Children of Mary Ann Pipkin and Joshua Freeman II.
1. Nancy Freeman 1796-1836
married Malachi Weston 1775-1824
2. Richard P. Freeman 5 Mar 1801 – 16 Dec 1866
married 1st Mary West
married 2nd 4 Sept 1833 Sarah J. L. Worley ca 1817 – 1884
home – Cashoke Creek, buried Merry Hill, Bertie Co
3. Isaac Freeman
married Mary Weston
home – Mirey Branch near Colerain, NC


Jacob Freeman ca 1771 – 1807/16 | his parents
& 1798 Sarah Pipkin | her parents
of Hertford Co, NC


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


Sarah Pipkin and Jacob Freeman were married 30 June 1798 in Gates County.

Children of Sarah Pipkin and Jacob Freeman:
1. Isaac Pipkin Freeman 1799 – 1885
married Mary Warford 1807 – 1885
home – Quixocoson Bridge and Cabin Branch, Powellsville, NC
Bertie Co 1850 Census #645 Isaac P Freeman – 50, Mary – 45, William J. – 26, Sarah M. – 19, James – 18, Ann E. – 14, Matildia P. – 10, Romeulus G – 8, Mary C – 5.

a. William J Freeman ca 1824 –
b. Sarah M Freeman ca 1831 –
c. James Freeman ca 1832 –
d. Ann E Freeman ca 1836 –
e. Matildia P Freeman ca 1840 –
f. Romelus G Freeman ca 1842 –
g. Mary C Freeman ca 1845 –
2. John Freeman ca 1802 –
Sheriff Bertie Co. 1835-1851; then moved to Norfolk, VA where he died
Bertie Co 1850 Census #1017 John Freeman 48 farmer, Sarah 41, Mary E. 17, John C. 11, William G. 9, James P. 6, Sarah 20.
married 1st 1825 Sarah King (Windsor) ca 1809 – 1852

? a. Sarah Freeman ca 1829 –
b. Mary E Freeman ca 1832 –
married ca 1858 George W Beverly ca 1830 – no issue
c. John Calhoun Freeman 5 Oct 1837 – 6 July 1903 CSA
married 15 Jan 1857 Margaret E. Redditt
i. Annie M. Freeman 1866 –
married Charles C Sessoms 1854 –
ii. Joseph W. Freeman 17 June 1868 – 6 Mar 1924
married Mrs. Mary G Heckstall
iii. Leon [Lee] H Freeman 31 Jan 1869 – 13 Jan 1955
married 21 Nov 1908 Ella J Deans 1883 – 1956
1. James Calhoun Freeman Jr. 15 Mar 1911- 3 Jan 1981 Powellsville
married Edith Cowper of Gates Co teacher
d. Dr. William George Freeman 19 Aug 1840 – Murfreesboro, NC
married 25 Feb 1869 Lucy Tyner Boone June 1847 –
sister of Thomas D Boone in1900 had had 5 children/1 living
i. William B Freeman Dec 1869 – not with family in 1880
ii. George King Freeman 20 Nov 1871 – 5 Jan 1955
e. James Pipkin Freeman 1844 – 1912 of Union NC
married Mary E White
i. John Freeman of Union
ii. Lila Freeman
married 1st John Eley died bef 1905 of Union
married 1905 Dr J H Mitchell of Ahoskie
married 2nd 1854 Annie E Smith (Norfolk, VA)
a. Sallie P Freeman ca 1858 –
married W F Bynum
b. Julia W Freeman ca 1861 –
married W A Perry ca 1857 – of Harrellsville
3. Celia Freeman 11 Sept 1806 – 8 Feb 1870 Madisonville TX
married 26 Sept 1821 Thomas Graves Nixon 20 Dec 1796 – 13 Nov 1834?
killed in Carroll Co MS 1832?
(Wm Freeman’s will 1824 to his niece Celia Nixon)
a. Richard Jacob Nixon 11 Oct 1822 –
b. Ceasar L Nixon 8 May 1825 –
c. Sarah Ann Nixon 13 Oct 1827 –

d. Thomas Graves Nixon Jr. 18 March 1830 TN –
married Jane Young
daughter of Major William Young who also fought at San Jacinto
i. Frank Young Nixon 24 Feb 1865 TX –
e. Dr. Isaac Pipkin Nixon 15 May 1833 MS – 1905 Huntsville, TX dentist

IPNixon Dr. Isaac Pipkin Nixon
photo contributed by Martha Wilson

married ca 1856 Mary Ann Clapp ca 1837 TX –
daughter of Elisha Clapp who fought at San Jacinto
i. Willie Edna Nixon ca 1857 TX –
married Sardis Decab Robinson
1. Mary Florence Robinson 6 June 1886 TX –
ii. Holland Blake Nixon ca 1861 TX – settled in Belton, Bell Co, TX
married Martha Jane Wooten of Bryan
ancestors of Martha Dawson Wilson and Iris Broughton
married 2nd 15 May 1866 Emily Briscoe 1840 – 1928

iii. Jimmie B Nixon ca 1867 –
iv. Maud F Nixon Nov 1869 – 1892
married 23 Sept 1890 C E Beasley
v. John Thomas Nixon 1871 – 1932
vi. Mary M Nixon 1874 – 1959
married 2nd Carroll Co MS 1838 Rev. John D Neal 8 Mar 1805 NC – 2 Oct 1877
buried in Madisonville Cemetery, Madisonville, TX
a. John Freeman Neal ca 1840 MS –
married Clara Renot Akin
i. Ella Neal 4 July 1878 TX –
b. Sarah Ella Neal ca 1845 MS –
c. Fanny Lafayette Neal 12 Mar 1848 MS – 19 July 1931 Normangee, Leon Co TX
married John Guilford Heath

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