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John Freeman, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Pulborough, Billinghurst, Sussex, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edmund Freeman, II and Bennett Freeman
Husband of Mercy Freeman (Prence)
Father of Rev. John Freeman, Jr.; Deacon Thomas Freeman; Patience Paine; Lt. Edmund Freeman; Mercy Knowles (Freeman) and 7 others
Brother of Alice Paddy; Edmund E. Freeman, Jr.; Thomas Freeman; Bennett Freeman; Eleanor Freeman and 5 others
Half brother of Mary Tompkins (Freeman) and Mary Perry

Occupation: settler of Eastham, Massachusetts, Maj.
Managed by: Brian Christman
Last Updated:

About Major John Freeman, Sr.

http://minerdescent.com/2010/05/17/maj-john-freeman/

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First as a Lieutenant, then as Captain, and later as Major he took an active part in the Indian Wars. He was a major in the expedition against Indians at Saconet in 1677. He served as a member Council of War from 1667-76. He served as captain in the fight against Indians at Taunton in 1675. He was a major of Barnstable Troop in 1685 and Deputy at Eastham for eight years. He served as a selectman for ten years starting in 1663. On December 7, 1692, he was appointed to the Bench of the Court of Common Pleas. For many years he was a Deacon of the Eastham Congregational Church.

From Harwich, MA


John Freeman was baptized on 28 January 1626/27 at Billingshurst, Sussex, England. He was the son of Edmund Freeman and Bennet Hodsoll. John Freeman married Mercy Prence, daughter of Gov. Thomas Prence and Patience Brewster, on 13 February 1649/50 at Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; or Feb 14 1649/50. There eleven issue of this marriage.

John Freeman died on 28 October 1719 at Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, at age 92

http://www.conovergenealogy.com/famous-p/p1207.htm#i60303.


First as a Lieutenant, then as Captain, and later as Major he took an active part in the Indian Wars. He was a major in the expedition against Indians at Saconet in 1677. He served as a member Council of War from 1667-76. He served as captain in the fight against Indians at Taunton in 1675. He was a major of Barnstable Troop in 1685 and Deputy at Eastham for eight years. He served as a selectman for ten years starting in 1663. On December 7, 1692, he was appointed to the Bench of the Court of Common Pleas. For many years he was a Deacon of the Eastham Congregational Church. -From Edmund Freeman Wikipedia entry.

Because of his service in King Philip’s War, he received a land grant in Narragansett, now Gorham, Maine. Arrived in America on the "Abigail" in 1635 with his father, stepmother and siblings Alice, Edmond and Elizabeth. -From Massachusetts and More Geneaology Blog.


John Freeman, the son of Edmund Freeman of Pulborough Essex Eng, was a passenger on the "Abigail" in 1635. After his arrival in Plymouth Colony he became an assistant to the Governor (Thomas Prence) and served in this capacity from 1666 to 1692. (Faces and Families of Old Sullivan Co)


: 1622 Pulborough Horsham District West Sussex, England Death: Oct. 28, 1719 Eastham Barnstable County Massachusetts, USA

His baptism was on Jan 28,1626/7. The baptism took place at St Mary the Virgin Parish Church in Billinghurst. Based on his stone, he was likely born about 1622.

Son of Edmund Freeman and Bennett Hodsoll.

He married Mercy Prence on Feb 13,1649/50 in Eastham,MA.

Children: John Freeman, John Freeman Jr, Thomas Freeman, Patience Freeman Paine, Edmond Freeman, Mercy Freeman Knowles, William Freeman(first husband of Lydia Sparrow Freeman Higgins), Hannah Freeman Mayo, Prince Freeman, Nathaniel Freeman, and Bennett Freeman Paine.


Family links:

Parents:
 Edmond Freeman (1596 - 1682)
 Bennett Hodsoll Freeman (1600 - 1630)

Spouse:
 Marcy Prence Freeman (1631 - 1711)*

Children:
 John Freeman (1651 - 1721)*
 Patience Freeman Paine (1652 - 1745)*
 Thomas Freeman (1653 - 1716)*
 Hannah Freeman Wing (1657 - 1732)*
 Edmond Freeman (1657 - 1719)*
 Mercy Freeman Knowles (1659 - 1745)*
 Hannah Freeman Mayo (1664 - 1743)*
 Nathaniel Freeman (1669 - 1760)*
 Bennett Freeman Paine (1671 - 1716)*

Siblings:
 Alice Freeman Paddy (1619 - 1651)*
 Edmond Freeman (1620 - ____)*
 John Freeman (1622 - 1719)
 Elizabeth Freeman Ellis (1623 - 1692)*
 Mary Freeman Perry (1631 - 1688)**
  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling
 

Burial: Cove Burying Ground Eastham Barnstable County Massachusetts, USA



His baptism was on Jan 28,1626/7. The baptism took place at St Mary the Virgin Parish Church in Billinghurst. Based on his stone, he was likely born about 1622.

Son of Edmund Freeman and Bennett Hodsoll.

He married Mercy Prence on Feb 13,1649/50 in Eastham,MA.

Children: John Freeman, John Freeman Jr, Thomas Freeman, Patience Freeman Paine, Edmond Freeman, Mercy Freeman Knowles, William Freeman(first husband of Lydia Sparrow Freeman Higgins), Hannah Freeman Mayo, Prince Freeman, Nathaniel Freeman, and Bennett Freeman Paine.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7301580


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