John Freeman, Jr. (1651 - 1721) MP

‹ Back to Freeman surname

Is your surname Freeman?

Research the Freeman family

Rev. John Freeman, Jr.'s Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Birthplace: Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Harwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Occupation: Clergy
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
Last Updated:

About John Freeman, Jr.

From: History of Barnstable County, Massachusetts; edited by Simeon L. Deyo. 1890. New York: H. W. Blake & Co.; page 897

"John Freeman, jr., born in 1651, was the son of Major John Freeman of Eastham, and settled on the east side of Sauquatuckett river upon his father's land. The precise spot where he built his house is not pointed out, but there is evidence that it was on the north side of the lower road, about north of the Freeman house, now occupied by Anthony F. Brier and near the cemetery. Mr. Freeman took but little interest in town affairs. He was a large landholder and a highly respected citizen. He was twice married, and had four sons and seven daughters. He was one of the eight who formed the first church in 1700. He died July 27, 1721. His first wife, Sarah, died April 21, 1696; his second wife, Mercy, died September 27, 1721, aged sixty-three. But few of the descendants of Mr. Freeman in the male line reside in the town."

--------------------

Mayflower Disclaimer

Before setting down this possible lineage I must include the following excerpt from the May, 1993 issue of The Journal of the Surry County Genealogical Association, page 26.

ATTENTION: RESEARCHERS OF THE BADGETT/ FREEMAN/ PRENCE/ BREWSTER LINES

In the SCGA Journal of November, 1992, page 23, a notation was printed regarding a Mayflower lineage. According to Caroline Lewis Kardell, Historian of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the lineages cited are completely false. She says, "John Freeman and Mercy Prence and their descendants are completely covered in the Freeman Genealogy by Frederick Freeman, Boston, 1875 ...... John, Jr. did not have a son William. John Sr's son William remained on Cape Cod during his very short life. William's son William remained on Cape Cod and had a family of 11 children, all of whom married on Cape Cod, long after your supposed Freemans were in North Carolina. None of this family went to North Carolina."

In a letter written almost 50 years ago to an inquirer about the Freeman lineage, Mr. Axel Christensen, then Historian General of the Society of Mayflower Descendants, said .... "although our Society does not accept tradition, it is also true that in tracking them down one frequently finds that there is some basis for fact and a new line can be established." So let's keep searching!

Indeed, we are sorry we quoted apparently erroneous information. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused anyone.

view all 11

Rev. John Freeman, Jr.'s Timeline

1651
December 2, 1651
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1674
September 3, 1674
Age 22
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1676
September 1676
Age 24
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1685
July 17, 1685
Age 33
Eastham, Plymouth County, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1687
August 3, 1687
Age 35
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1688
1688
Age 36
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1698
July 1698
Age 46
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
1721
July 17, 1721
Age 69
Harwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
????
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
????