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Thomas Freeman

Birthplace: Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Death: Died in North Harwick, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Brewster, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Major John Freeman, Sr. and Mercy Freeman (Prence)
Husband of Rebecca Freeman (Sparrow)
Father of Henery Freeman; Edmund Freeman; Mercy Sears; Thomas Freeman, Jr.; Jonathan Freeman and 6 others
Brother of Rev. John Freeman, Jr.; Patience Paine; Lt. Edmund Freeman; Mercy Knowles (Freeman); William Freeman, of Eastham and 7 others

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About Deacon Thomas Freeman

'Plymouth & Cape Cod, MA Genealogy

Entries: 14133 Updated: 2015-05-03 19:41:05 UTC (Sun) Contact: Harry Hadaway

ID: I2773

Name: Thomas Freeman

Sex: M

Birth: SEP 1653 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA 1

Reference Number: 4363

LDS Baptism: 30 APR 1932 2 CONL: 30 APR 1932 Endowment: 07 JUN 1933 SLAKE 2 Sealing Child: 15 MAR 1943 SLAKE 2

Death: 09 FEB 1717 in Brewster, Barnstable, MA 3

Father: John Freeman Major b: BEF 28 JAN 1627 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England c: 28 JAN 1627 in

Billingshurst, Sussex, England

Mother: Mercy Prence b: ABT 1631 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA

Marriage 1 Rebecca Sparrow b: 30 OCT 1655 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA

Married: 31 DEC 1673 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA

Sealing Spouse: 25 FEB 1955 in SLAKE


Mercy Freeman b: 30 OCT 1674 in Harwich, Barnstable, MA
Thomas Freeman b: 11 OCT 1676 in Harwich, Barnstable, MA
Edmund Freeman b: 12 OCT 1680 in Harwich, Barnstable, MA
Hatsuld Freeman b: 27 MAR 1691 in Harwich, Barnstable, MA
Jonathan Freeman b: 11 NOV 1678 in Harwich, Barnstable, MA
Joseph Freeman
Prence Freeman


Title: Mayflower Marriages from the files of George Ernest Boman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Decendants by Susan E Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Title: Ordinance Index (TM) Repository: Name: Family History Library84150 USA Title: The Freemans - The Eastham Branch of the Sandwich Family - Major John Freeman by Josiah Paine, Harwich, MA, Inc. is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. If you have a problem with a particular entry, please contact the submitter of said entry. You have full control over your GEDCOM. You can change or remove it at any time. RootsWeb is funded and supported by and our loyal RootsWeb community. Learn more.

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

"Thomas Freeman, son of Major John Freeman of Eastham, born in 1653, married Rebecca, daughter of Jonathan Sparrow, December 31, 1673, and not long after settled upon land here, which he had of his father. He was a very prominent man in the settlement, was one of the petitioners for the incorporation of the town, and in 1700 one of the founders of the first church. He was the first town clerk whose name appears upon the first book of Harwich records, and one of the first selectmen of the town. He died February 9, 1715-16. His wife, Rebecca, died in 1740, aged eighty-five years. He was the first deacon of the church. He had ten children. His sons, Thomas, Edmund and Joseph, were prominent men."


1. Edmond FREEMAN b: 30 Oct 1674 in Horwick, Barnstable, Mass.

2. Henery FREEMAN b: 30 Oct 1674 in Horwick, Barnstable, Mass.

3. Thomas Jr. FREEMAN b: 12 Oct 1676 in Horwick, Barnstable, Mass.

4. Jonathan FREEMAN b: 11 Nov 1678 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts

5. Edmund FREEMAN b: 11 Oct 1680 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts

6. Joseph FREEMAN b: 11 Feb 1682-1783 in Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts

7. Joshua FREEMAN b: 7 Mar 1684 in Horwick, Barnstable, Mass.

8. Hannah FREEMAN b: 28 Sep 1687 in Horwick, Barnstable, Mass.

9. Prince FREEMAN b: 3 Jan 1689 in Horwick, Barnstable, Mass.

10. Hatsuld FREEMAN b: 27 Mar 1691 in Horwick, Barnstable, Mass.

11. Rebecca FREEMAN b: 26 Apr 1694 in Horwick, Barnstable, Mass.

12. Mercy FREEMAN b: 30 Oct 1674 in Harwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts

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Deacon Thomas Freeman's Timeline

September 16, 1653
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
October 30, 1674
Age 21
Harwich, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
October 30, 1674
Age 21
Harwich, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
October 30, 1674
Age 21
Horwick, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
October 12, 1676
Age 23
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony
November 11, 1678
Age 25
Harwich, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
February 11, 1682
Age 28
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
March 7, 1684
Age 30
Harwick, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
September 28, 1687
Age 34
Eastham, Barnstable County, Plymouth Colony