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From: Jenni Moore< >
Subject: Re: Freeman- Wilkes Co. Ga. >Alabama
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 07:22:14 -0800
> From: Jenni Moore <>
> Subject: [HODGES-L] Freeman- Wilkes Co. Ga. >Alabama
> Date: Saturday, November 07, 1998 10:30 PM
> This is just the first few paper of my (Jenni Moore) Freeman Family
> History. I think there must be alot of people out there with this line
> please let me hear from you and I will try to post the rest of if as soon
> as I have time .
> FREEMAN FAMILY
> George Freeman Sr., married unknown.
> George Freeman Jr. Married Jane
> George Freeman owned land in Henrico Co., on East side of Tuckahoe main
> branch, and down Deep Run, Jan 22, 1718, page 408.40 Shill 400 acres.
> 329 acres Henrico Co., North side of James River, adjoining Mr., Charles
> Russel, William Burton, and John Ellis' line. July 9, 1724.
> John Freeman, possibly a member of the Gloucester-Spottsulvaia family,
> married Sarah Holman, born 1700, died May 2, 1789, "in the 89 year of her
> age. An honest old woman." (Douglas Register). They lived in Goocholand
> County, but his body was taken back to be buried in Louisa County, Va.
> 1.Holman Freeman Sr., born 1728 died before 1784, married Sally Cox of
> Amelia Co., Va.
> 1.Frances Freeman, born June 13, 1756
> 2.Holman Freeman, Jr., died 1817
> 3.John Freeman
> 4.*George Freeman
> 5.James Freeman
> 6.William Freeman
> 7.Ann Freeman
> 2.Titus Freeman, born 1730 died 1801
> 3.John Freeman Jr., married Christian Rory.
> 1.Ann Freeman born Aril 8, 1771, married Absalom Melton 1787.
> 2.Frances Freeman born June 16, 1773
> 3.Josiah Freeman born Oct. 3, 1775
> 4.Sarah Freeman married Joseph Johnson June 24, 1789.
> 4. Robert Freeman married Sarah Hill
> 1.Wyatt Freeman born Dec. 28, 1780, married Jane M. Gray 1813.
> 1.John H. Freeman, born 1814 Va.
> 2.Sarah H. Freeman, born 1816 Va., married Martin Wood.
> 2.Thomas Freeman, born Sept 9, 1784.
> 3. George Freeman born Oct.8, 1786
> 5.Isaac Freeman married Barbara Gray, he was a drummer and matross of
> 1st Virginia Artillery in the Revolution.
> 1.John Freeman born Jan 23, 1781
> 2.William Freeman born March 29, 1783
> 3.Alexander Freeman born Nov. 24, 1785
> 4.Racheal Gray Freeman born Aug. 30, 1788
> 5.Sally Freeman born Mary 5, 1791
> 6.Lucy Freeman born May 18, 1793
> 7.Barbara Freeman born Jan 5, 1795
> CHILDREN OF HOLMAN FREEMAN SR.
> 1.Frances Freeman, born Jane 13, 1756.
> 2.Holman Freeman, Jr., Col. Born in Virginia came with parents to the
> "Cedel Land", now Wilkes Co., Va. in 1772. He served during the
> Revolutionary War under Gen. Elijah Clark, (later Gov. Elijah Clark) was
> also a Soldier of the War of 1812, as Col. of Battle. He married about
> 1783, Peninah Walton, sister of Josiah Walton of the Broad River
> Settlement. She was born in Va., died in Alabama, where she removed
> her husbands, death in Wilkes co., 1817.
> Sources: Lines from Holman Freemans' Will: Wife Peninah; Sons: John
> Fleming; to Wm. W. Bibb; to: my beloved boy, Geo. B. Bibb. "g-dau: Edney
> Freeman, eldest child of son Fleming. Exrs: Wm. W. Bibb; John W.
> Wit: Wyche Jackson; John Meloy; John Pope, Green Wood. S/4/26/1817-p/
> FROM THE WILKES COUNTY PAPERS 1773-1833
> HOLMAN FREEMAN PLF
> JOHN CLARK DEF
> BENAJAH SMITH DEF
> JESSIE THOMPSON DEF
> JOHN JUGHS DEF
> The following documents are from at least three separate court case the
> evolved from a dispute between HOLMAN FREEMAND and PHILIP ULMR over how
> FREEMAN obtained certain slaves. Additional papers concerning there
> dispute are abstracted in this section under THE STATE PLF VS. JOHN CLARK
> DEF 1800; PHILIP ULMER PLF VS. HOLMAN FREEMAN DEF 1795; AND THE STATE PLF
> VS. HOLMAN FREEMAN DEF 1811.
> Petition of HOLMAN FREEMAN of Georgia to the goverment of South Carolina
> that in 1782, General Andrew Pickens invaded the Cherokee Nation and
> captured, among other things, nine Negro's. Pickens sold these slaves
> auction to provide money for his men, an action later delayed legal by an
> act of the South Carolina legislature, 21 March 1784. Freeman purchased
> three of the slaves but the original owner successfully sued to recover
> slaves from Freeman, in the Wilkes County, Georgia, Superior Court. the
> petitioner seeks restitution from South Carolina, (s) Holman Freeman, 7
> December 1799. Includes and order from the South Carolina Senate and
> that Freeman be paid and that the Governor of South Carolina seek
> reimbursement from the State of Georgia as the slaves were originally
> to pay Georgia troops during the American Revolution. A report of the
> South Carolina Senate mentions that the slaves were sold to Freeman on 18
> October 1782. (The above mentioned papers are enclosed in a large folder
> that carries the signature of Governor EDWARD RUTLEDGE and the seal of
> State of South Carolina.)
> Two petitions of JOHN CLARK that certain slaves in his possession
> with the aid of HOLMAN FREEMAN, ON 11 March 1799, and were being
> held by FREEMAN, (s) John Clark before (s) B. Porter, JIC, 13 March 1799.
> Note on the reverse side explains that these papers are from the case of
> the State v. HOLMAN FREEMAN and were served 15 March 1799, (s) JNO>
> DS (?).
> Petition of HOLMAN FREEMAN against JOHN CLARK, BENAJAH SMITH, JESSE
> THOMPSON, JOHN HUGHES on charges of assault "with guns, pistol, durks,
> clubs " and for imprisoning Freeman for six hours on 10 March 1799, (s)
> HOLMAN FREEMAN. Papers were served 2 April 1801. (s) G. GAINES, DS April
> Term, 1801
> Children :
> 2-i Fleming Freeman born 1792, married Martha "Nancy" Bibb born 1792,
> was a Baptist Minister in Montgomery, Ala.
> 2-ii John Freeman married Miss Callaway moved to Alabama
> 2-iii Mary Freeman married Dr. William Wyatt Bibb born Oct 2, 1781, in
> Amelia Co., Va., died July 10, 1820. The Territorial Governor of
> 1816 and the FIRS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA.
> Source: Key and Allied families : Educated at William and Mary
> taking course in medicine at the age of 21 was elected to Georgia
> Legislature. He was appointed by President Monroe as governor of the
> formed territory of Alabama, and in 1819, when elected governor and died
> (July 1820) during his term of office, his brother, Thomas Bibb was
> president of the senate and filled the unexpired term. Bibb County,
> Georgia is named in his honor.
> 2-iii-1 George Bailey Bibb
> 2-iii-2 William A. Bibb
> 2-iii-3 Mary Bibb married Alfred Bermon Scott.
> 3.John Freeman, born 1756 Va., died "Poplar Grove", Wilkes Co., Ga., Jan
> 7, 1807. Served under Gen. Elijah Clarke; was at the siege of Augusta
> Charleston, S. Co. fought under Pickens, Sumpter, and Morgan in S. C.,
> with Count D'Estaing at Savannah, Ga., after Savannah, seized by the
> British. The Freeman brothers joined the Va. Army. He was made Captain,
> later joined Gen. Greene and was at the Battle of '96. Also served in
> Holman Freeman's Battle, during the War of 1812. He married 1785,
> Carlton, daughter of Robert and Rebecca Carlton of Va. And Wiles Co., Ga.
> In 1794 he was appointed Commissioner of Poor, in Wilkes Co., served
> of Representatives from Wilkes co., and Capt. Of 2nd Battn, Ga. Militia,
> 1786-1793. Jan 15, 1807, Shaler Hillyer appointed admr. Est. of Capt.
> Freeman of Wilkes Co., filing inventory. William Freeman was allowed to
> sell 575 acres in Oglethorpe Co., 400 Acres in Wilkes Co., and Lot 2 in
> Augusta, Ga. August 1, 1806, Catherine Freeman and Shaler Hillyer
> appointed temp. admrs. Of est. John Freeman.
> 3-i Rebecca Freeman (1786-1843) married Oct. 6, 1803, Shaler Hillyer,
> of Asa Hillyer, Revolutionary Soldier of Conn. And his wife Rhoda Smith.
> Shaler was born Aug 2, 1775 in Conn., died March 22, 1820, Wilkes co.,
> Asa Hillyer born Aug. 8, 1738 Granby, Conn. Died Dec. 11, 1830.
> 3-ii John Freeman born 1795 married Susannah Baker, April 13, 1815 in
> Clarke Co., Ga. Last Will and testament dated April 2, 1834, Clarke Co.,
> 4.*George Freeman, born in Va. 1758; married Frances (called Fanny)
> Taylor, in Va. Moved to Wilkes Co., Ga. (then the "Ceded Lands" ) in
> 1772. Served under Gen. Elijah Clarke in Ga. Militia and was at the
> of Augusta. Also owned 250 acres of bounty land for Revolutionary
> on the water of Clarke's Fork and Long Creek, Wilkens' Co., adjoining
> lands of Anderson Brown, John Claud, and Co., Elijah Clarke the date Dec
> 1783. Died Wilkes co., Ga., 1796, inventory May 12, 1796 personal est.
> only John Pope, Matthew and Wm. Talbort apprs. (pg 99-103) Sale No. 28,
> 1796. Frances Freeman purchased slaves, household goods, cattle, etc.
> Freeman, Robert Patterson debtors to est. for feather bed, quilts, etc,
> which might indicated they were brother and son-in-law of the dec'd.
> Freeman bought gun and slave.
> Frances Freeman appointed quardian of Elizabeth, Allen, George, Wesley,
> Alicy Russau, Labourn and Henry Freeman, orphan of George Freeman, dec'd.
> John Thurmond and Nathaniel Bradford, Security, John Taylor (brother or
> father of Frances) appointed guardian of Joseph Freeman orphan of George
> Freeman dec'd, John McLeod, and William Baird, Security. Frances died
> circa 1820.
> 4-i Wesley
> *4-ii Allen 1788-1866, married Ruth Barton
> 4-iii Henry, moved to Fayette and Coweta Co., married 1.
> Hinton 2. ? 3. Nancy Moody.
> 4-iv Elizabeth
> 4-v Alicy Russau married John Orr, Feb 1, 1820
> 4-vi George, Jr. married Susanna Perkins, Sept. 4, 1828
> 4-vii Joseph
> 4-viii Labourn Taylor, born 1806 died May 1861, he married Elizabeth
> Wells, they had the following children:
> 4-viii-1 Benjamin T. Freeman, born 1823 in Wilks co., Ga.
> 4-viii-2 Mary Ann Rebecca Freeman, married James Moroe Key, Dr. they
> had the following children:
> 4-viii-2-i Alice Elizabeth Key
> 4-viii-3 Elanor Freeman, born 1825, she married John Christopher Orr, 9
> Dec. 1845. Died 18 April. 1899. Son of Jonathan Orr and Sarah A.
> 4-viii-3-i Mary E. Orr
> 4-viii-3-ii Mattie Orr
> 4-viii-3-iii Edwin Orr
> 4-viii-3-iv Walter Orr
> 4-viii-4 Aisisie "Alie" Freeman, died after 1900, she married John
> Christoper Orr. Born Oct 5, 1824, died April 18, 1899. Son of Jonatan
> and Sarah A. Glenn. They had the following Children:
> 4-viii-4-i Phillip G. Orr
> 4-viii-4-ii John Christoper Orr Jr.
> 4-viii-4-iii Elanor "Ellie" Orr
> 4-i Wesley Freeman
> *4-ii Allen Freeman, born Mar 5, 1788 married Ruth Barton (Stephens)
> Aug 10, 1800. He died Oct 16, 1866. She Feb. 21, 1886. They are buried
> in Freeman Cemetery, Morgan Co., Alabama.
> *4-ii-1 John F. Freeman born Sept 11, 1819 died Aug. 1861
> 4-ii-2 William H. Freeman born April 4, 1826 died Aug 7, 1854
> 4-ii-3 James M. Freeman born Dec 27, 1829 died June 22, 1870
> 4-ii-4 Asberry W. Freeman, Pvt. Born 1832 died Feb. 22, 1865
> 4-ii-5 Elsia "Adsey" Freeman born 1835 died Aug 29, 1886
> 4-ii-6 Tabitha W. Freeman born Mary 18, 1836 died Nov. 20, 1903
> 4-ii-7 Flemming T. Freeman born May 9, 1838 died Aug 19, 1864
> 4-ii-8 Rebecca S. Freeman born Jan 28, 1840 died Oct 6, 1912.
> 4-ii-9 Ellaner "Ellen" C. Freeman born May 15, 1842 died Aug 24,
> Moore's Game Bird Farm
> Jenni Moore
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