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Maj. John Freeman, Sr.

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

Son of Edmund Freeman, II and Bennett Freeman
Husband of Mercy Freeman
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 Perry

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

About Maj. John Freeman, Sr.

Maj. John Freeman

  • Birth: 1622 Pulborough Horsham District West Sussex, England
  • Baptism: Jan 28,1626/7. The baptism took place at St Mary the Virgin Parish Church in Billinghurst.
  • Death: Oct. 28, 1719 Eastham Barnstable County Massachusetts
  • Parents: Edmund Freeman & Bennett Hodsoll.
  • Wife: Mercy Prence (daughter Thomas Prence & Patience Brewster) of 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.

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

Based on his stone, he was likely born about 1622.

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'John Freeman Jr (1651 - 1721)

John Freeman Jr

Born 2 Dec 1651 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts

Son of John Freeman Sr and Mercy (Prence) Freeman

Brother of

John Freeman, Thomas Freeman, Patience (Freeman) Paine,

Edmund Freeman, Mercy (Freeman) Knowles, William Freeman I,

Hannah (Freeman) Mayo, Prince Freeman, Nathaniel Freeman,

Bennett (Freeman) Paine, Jonathan Freeman and Temperance Freeman

Husband of Mercy (Sparrow) Freeman — married [date unknown] [location unknown]

Husband of Sarah (Merrick) Freeman —

married 18 Dec 1672 (to 21 Apr 1696) in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Husband of Mercy (Bradford) Freeman — married after 21 Apr 1696 [location unknown]

Father of

John Freeman, Sarah (Freeman) Snow, John Freeman, Rebecca Freeman,

Nathaniel Freeman, Benjamin Freeman, Marcy (Freeman) Foster,

Patience (Freeman) Crosby, Susannah (Freeman) Mayo and Mary (Freeman) Berry

Died 27 Jul 1721 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts

Profile managers: Heather Brown [send private message],

David Harrison [send private message], and Jim Manley [send private message]

Freeman-1376 created 27 Jan 2011 | Last modified 20 Nov 2016

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This person was related to a passenger on the Mayflower and born before 1700.

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John Freeman

Birth: December 2, 1651, the son of John Freeman and Mercy Prence.[1] Death: 27 July 1721[2] in his "70th year".

Note: One source says he died young. There might have been an infant death followed by honoring the infant by naming a succeeding son for him. Death died young[3]

Note: One of the GEDCOM imports puts John’s birth day at 2 Feb 1659. His headstone says 1651 and most other records agree. I suspect some other John Freeman has been confused with this one. Since his marriage dates to 1672, 1659 seems too young for him to be married.[4]

John was married twice.

Spouse #1

Sarah Merrick on 18 Dec 1672 in Eastham Spouse #2:

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On 24 Jun 2016 at 21:44 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

added to John of Virginia's profile as support for John of Mass. information: Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2 Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Patriot 12090 birth location (leaving Dec. 1751) was given as Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

death info was 1721-07-27, Harwich, Barnstable, MASS

On 24 Jun 2016 at 21:33 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Freeman-594 and Freeman-1376 do not represent the same person because: Freeman-594 should remain as Bridges' son. Bridges Freeman had a son named John, and Freeman-594 had been created to be his son. He just had the Massachusetts death location. Since the Mass. Freemans already have a profile for son John, I restored Freeman-594 to be Bridges son. On 19 Nov 2014 at 17:05 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Is anyone working this profile to figure out all the wives for a person that may have died as a youngster? On 11 May 2014 at 19:19 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Freeman-4428 and Freeman-1376 appear to represent the same person because: same person, death date on Freeman-4428 is incorrect this is actually a marriage date for Sarah and John.

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' Plymouth & Cape Cod, MA Genealogy

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

ID: I2755

Name: John Freeman Major

Sex: M

Birth: BEF 28 JAN 1627 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England 1

Christening: 28 JAN 1627 Billingshurst, Sussex, England 2

Reference Number: 2026 LDS Baptism: 17 NOV 1934 3 CONL: 17 NOV 1934 Endowment: 11 DEC 1934 SLAKE 3 Sealing Child: 03 MAR 1943 3

Death: 28 OCT 1719 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA 1

Note:

Major John Freeman settled in Eastham, in that part now called Orleans.

On the 5th of June, 1651, he wasmade a freeman in the colony, and in1653, when scarcely thirty years of age,

with Daniel Cole, he was sent tothe Old Colony Court as a deputy. In the Colony Court he represented Eastham

in 1656, 62, 63, 64, 65 & 66. In 1667

he was chosen anAssistant to the Governor, and was re-elected yearly until the union ofth Colonies in 1692.

He was one of the first selectmen chosen in thattown; and for many years deacon of the First Church.

He belonged to theMilitia, and served as Ensign, Lieutenant and Captain; and 1685 he wasappointed Major of

Militia forces of the county. After a long life ofusefulness, he died at the advanced age of 97, Oct. 28, 1719; and hiswife, Mary, Sept. 28, 1718, in the 80th year of her age. They lie buriedin the ancien graveyard in Eastham.

There were but few men in the colony, of his day, that bore a betterreputation than Major Freeman. He was upright and impartial in all hisacts while a public servant, and correct in his religious walks throughlife.

Source: The Freemans - The Eastham Branch of the Sandwich Family -Major John Freeman by Josiah Paine, Harwich,MA.

Father: Edmond Freeman b: 25 JUL 1596 in Pulborough, Sussex, England

Mother: Bennet Hodsoll b: ABT 1600 in England

Marriage 1 Mercy Prence b: ABT 1631 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA

Married: 13 FEB 1650 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA 4 Sealing Spouse: 15 MAR 1943 in SLAKE Children

Patience Freeman b: AFT 1650
John Freeman b: DEC 1651 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
Thomas Freeman b: SEP 1653 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
Edmund Freeman Lieut. b: JUN 1657 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
Mercy Freeman b: 15 JUL 1659 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
Hannah Freeman b: ABT 1664 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
William Freeman b: 1663 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
Prence Freeman b: BET 03 FEB 1664 AND 03 FEB 1665 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
Nathaniel Freeman b: BET 20 MAR 1668 AND 20 MAR 1669 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
Bennet Freeman b: BET FEB 1670 AND FEB 1671 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA

Sources: Title: Mayflower Increasings for Three Generations Mayflower Descendent. Bowan, George E., by Susan E. Roser 1989 Page: Page 30 Quality: 3 Title: Mayflower Increasings Publication: Name: Mayflower Increasings for Three Generations Mayflower Descendent. Bowan, George E., by Susan E. Roser 1989; Page: Page 30 Quality: 3 Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Title: Ordinance Index (TM) Repository: Name: Family History Library84150 USA Title: Mayflower Increasings Publication: Name: Mayflower Increasings for Three Generations Mayflower Descendent. Bowan, George E., by Susan E. Roser 1989; Page: Page 30

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Major John FREEMAN & Mercy PRENCE

Husband Major John FREEMAN 88

      Born: Abt 1626
Christened: 28 Jan 1625/26 - Billinghurst, Sussex Co., England
      Died: 28 Oct 1719 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
    Buried: 
    Father: Edmund FREEMAN (      -      ) 88
    Mother: Bennet HODSOLL (      -      ) 88
   Married: 13 Feb 1649/50 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA 280

Noted events in his life were: • Property owned slaves Toby and Bess (married) who were freed upon his death

Wife Mercy PRENCE 88

      Born: Abt 1630 - Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA
Christened: 
      Died: 28 Sep 1711 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
    Buried: 
    Father: Thomas PRENCE (Abt 1600-1673) 88,89
    Mother: Patience BREWSTER (Abt 1600-Bef 1634) 88,89

Children 1 M John FREEMAN 88

      Born: 2 Feb 1649/50 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA 461
Christened: 
      Died: 
    Buried: 

Spouse: Sarah MERRICK ( - ) Marr: 18 Dec 1672 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA 463 Spouse: Mercy HEDGE ( - ) Marr: Abt 1696-1697 463 2 F Patience FREEMAN

      Born: After 1650
Christened: 
      Died: 15 Feb 1744/45 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
    Buried: 

Spouse: Lieutenant Samuel PAINE (1652-1712) Marr: 31 Jan 1681/82 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA 186 3 M Thomas FREEMAN

      Born: Sep 1653 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA 461
Christened: 
      Died: 
    Buried: 

Spouse: Rebecca SPARROW (1655- ) Marr: 31 Dec 1673 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA 186 4 M Lieutenant Edmond FREEMAN 88

      Born: Jun 1657 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA 461
Christened: 
      Died: Dec 1718 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
    Buried: 

Spouse: Sarah MAYO (1660-1745) Marr: 15 Jan 1675/76 - Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 280 Spouse: Ruth MERRICK ( - ) 5 F Mercy FREEMAN

      Born: 15 Jul 1659 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
Christened: 
      Died: 1744 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
    Buried: 

Spouse: Samuel KNOWLES (1651-1737) Marr: 15 Dec 1679 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA 276 6 M Prence FREEMAN 461

      Born: 3 Feb 1664/65 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA 461
Christened: 
      Died: 
    Buried: 

7 M Nathaniel FREEMAN 88

      Born: 20 Mar 1668/69 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA 461
Christened: 
      Died: 
    Buried: 

Spouse: Mary HOWLAND ( - ) 8 F Bennet FREEMAN

      Born: 10 Mar 1670/71 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
Christened: 
      Died: 30 May 1716 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
    Buried: 

Spouse: Deacon John PAINE (1661-1731) 88,89 Marr: 14 Mar 1689/90 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA 280 9 F Hannah FREEMAN

      Born: 
Christened: 
      Died: 
    Buried: 

Spouse: John MAYO ( - ) Marr: 14 Apr 1681 - Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA 462 10 M William FREEMAN

      Born: Abt 1660
Christened: 
      Died: 
    Buried: 

Spouse: Lydia SPARROW ( - ) Marr: 1686

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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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John (Major) Freeman 1627 - 1719 Birth: Jan 28 1627

 Billingshurst Devon England

Marriage: Marriage to: Mercy Brerwster Freeman (born Prence) Feb 14 1649

 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA

Death: Oct 27 1719

 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA

Burial: Cove Burying Ground Eastham Massachusetts Family members Parents: Edmund (Lteut Governor) Freeman 1596 - 1682 Bennett Katherine Freeman (born Hodsoll) 1596 - 1630 Wife: Mercy Brerwster Freeman (born Prence) 1631 - 1711 Siblings: Alice Paddy (born Freeman) 1619 - 1651 Elizabeth Ellis (born Freeman) 1623 - ? Edmond Freeman, Jr. 1620 - 1703 Children: Mercy Knowles (born Freeman) 1651 - 1745 Thomas (Deacon) Freeman 1653 - 1716 Hannah Mayo (born Freeman) 1664 - 1744 Nathaniel Freeman, Sr. 1669 - 1760 John Freeman 1651 - 1721 Edmund Freeman 1657 - 1719 Prince Freeman 1665 - 1666 Bennett Paine (born Freeman) 1671 - 1716 Source

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