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FREEMAN Samuel

Male Abt 1721 - 1772  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name FREEMAN Samuel 
    Born Abt 01 Mar 1721  Attleboro, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1 MAR 1721/1722
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Dec 1772  Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Notes for SAMUEL FREEMAN:
      Samuel Freeman was the son of Benjamin Freeman and Rachel Peck.
      Thomas Wilmouth of Attleborough was appointed as his guardian and on
      16 May 1732 in Attleborough, MA, Samuel Freeman was listed as "under
      14" and the son of Benjamin Freeman, deceased. He served as a
      Lieutenant of the MA troops in the French and Indian Wars in 1763.
      After the death of his son, Samuel, he was appointed guardian of his
      grandson, Chester, only two months before his own death. Benjamin
      and Comfort Freeman were sureties under a bond of L200 on 31 October
      1772 at Sturbridge, MA. Upon the death of Samuel Freeman, his sons
      Benjamin and Comfort Freeman were appointed Administrators of his
      estate on 20 January 1773 at Sturbridge, MA. The inventory of his
      estate showed a value of L1203 on 21 February 1773 at Sturbridge, Ma.
      The probate court ordered the distribution of his estate to his
      heirs. Receipts were given by Silas and Rachel Hodges, Mary Freeman
      as guardian for Urania, Jared Freeman, Comfort Freeman, Daniel
      Plimpton and Moses Wild on 28 March 1774 at Sturbridge, MA.

      Samuel Freeman was descended from Ralph Freeman of Dedham and
      Attleborough, MA. A blacksmith, he settled in Sturbridge, where he
      was the first resident of the area that is now Southbridge, MA. He
      built the first house in what is now the center of Southbridge. He
      and Col.Moses Marcy of Dudley owned a large part of the land in
      Southbridge.

      His death in 1772, proceded by the deaths of his son Samuel, and
      daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Cheney Freeman, only three months earlier
      created havoc in this family. Both Samuels had minor children for
      whom guardians were appointed. Chester Freeman, son of the younger
      Samuel, came under the guardianship of his grandfather, only to have
      his grandfather die and have another guardian appointed. A third
      generation Samuel, born in 1772, died as an infant in the summer of
      1773. Although there is no record as to what brought on this
      catastrophe, it is possible that a sickness went through the family,
      or even that there was an epidemic at Sturbridge at the time.


      Thanks go to Robert Freeman for this information on the Freeman
      Family.
      Sources:
      1.Abstracts of Bristol County, MA, Probate Records, 1687-1745, p.203
      (book 7, pp335-336)
      2.Freeman Genealogy, p. 377, n 77
      3 Genealogical Memorial and Family Records of the Ammidown Family,
      and a Partial Record of some other Families of Sturbridge,Ma, p.36
      4.Massachusetts Commonwealth: Worcester County Probate Records, 1731-
      1881, v 19, pp 249, 277, 433; dockets 22345, 22407, 22408
    Person ID I3204  Freeman-Smith
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Father FREEMAN Benjamin,   b. 06 Jul 1693, Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1724, Attleboro, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother PECK Rachel,   b. 18 Apr 1698, Attleboro, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 03 Jul 1718  Attleboro, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3022  Group Sheet

    Family CHUBB Mary,   b. Abt 1724, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 09 May 1744  Needham, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. FREEMAN Benjamin,   b. 24 Oct 1744, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1806, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. FREEMAN Samuel,   b. 27 Sep 1746, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1772, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     3. FREEMAN Rachel,   b. 09 Sep 1748, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. FREEMAN Comfort,   b. 23 Aug 1750, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1806, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. FREEMAN David,   b. 11 Jan 1753, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. FREEMAN Jared,   b. 27 Dec 1753, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Apr 1810, Lanesboro, Berkshire Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     7. FREEMAN Walter,   b. 26 Aug 1754, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1754, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. FREEMAN Mary,   b. 07 Oct 1755, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1757, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     9. FREEMAN Martha,   b. 14 Sep 1757, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1804, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     10. FREEMAN Mary,   b. 14 Sep 1757, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. FREEMAN Walter,   b. 20 Aug 1759, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. FREEMAN Urania,   b. 22 Mar 1763, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. FREEMAN Chester,   b. 07 Nov 1766, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 May 1767, Sturbridge, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F3204  Group Sheet


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