Freeman Nye, (USA)

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Freeman Nye, (USA)

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Carver, MA, USA
Death: November 13, 1877 (86)
Champlain, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Elias Nye and Elizabeth Nye
Husband of Cornelia Nye
Brother of Ruth Shurtleff Nye; Margaret Nye; Elizabeth Bartlett Hoyle; Isaac Nye; Bartlett Nye and 1 other

Managed by: John H. Nye
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Freeman Nye, (USA)'s Timeline

November 2, 1791
Carver, MA, USA
- 1877
Age 15
Champlain, NY, United States
November 13, 1877
Age 86
Champlain, NY, USA

In the obituary, it stated that Freeman was born in Plimpton, Massachusetts, and was a descendent of Puritans who came to America in 1623 on the ship “Anne” (the section on Benjamin Nye stated that Benjamin came to America in 1635 on the ship “Abigail”). He fought during the War of 1812 and saw the Battle of Plattsburgh. He was also a friend of the founder of the Tribune, Horace Greeley, who is well known even in 1998.

Freeman Nye.

Freeman Nye, who recently died at his home near the village of Champlain, Clinton County, was a man whose rare excellence of character merited attention and received it. His sudden death, though at an advance age, has left in sorrow a large circle of friends. They will miss not only his trusty counsels but his cheerful companionship. He was born in Plimpton, Plymouth County, Mass., November 2, 1791, and was a descendant of a puritan family that reached America in the ship Anne, in 1623. In 1807 Mr. Nye went from Plimpton to Champlain, then a place of no importance. To its increase in prosperity he largely contributed, becoming one of the most vigorous business men, and continuing at work for seventy years. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and distinctly remembered the battle of Plattsburg. In 1817, with his younger brother, Bartlett Nye, he established the firm of F. & B. Nye, which soon became one of the most active and successful in Northern New York. Soon after, for business reasons, he took up his residence just across the Canada line. He never, however, gave up his American citizenship and all his sympathies and associations were with the inhabitants of the United States. In 1841 he married Cornelia Schuyler, grand-niece of General Philip Schuyler. She died in 1854. In 1857 his brother Bartlett died, leaving a widow and several young children to his care. He promised to do for them as for his own, and nobly fulfilled his promise. He managed the estate left to them by his brother with fidelity. Mr. Nye was a man of strong mind, and had an excellent judgement, and an extraordinary memory. He was a great reader, and was thoroughly well informed on all the current topics of the day. He was an ardent admirer of THE NEW-YORK TRIBUNE and its distinguished founder. He was somewhat reticent, yet genial and companionable, and entered heartily into the sympathies of young people. He was exact in his business affairs to the very pennies, yet free in charity, kind to his employes [sic], and generous to his family. He had an excellent constitution, and a strength of mind which remained unimpaired to the last. His illness was short, and he died without a murmur or complaint, on morning of November 13, at the age of eighty-six.