About Capt. Samuel Freeman
A Patriot of the American Revolution for North Carolina. DAR # A042134
Service: NORTH CAROLINA Rank(s): CIVIL SERVICE, PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Birth: (CIRCA) 1715
Death: 5- -1796 ROCKFORD SURRY CO NORTH CAROLINA Service Source: SAUNDERS , COL RECS OF NC VOL X PP 228,251; VOL XVII PP 647-8,748-9;
VOL XXIII PP 994,973
1) MEM COMM OF SAFETY, COMM OF ASSEMBLY
2) COMM ON CAPTURED ARMS,JUSTICE OF PEACE
Other sources: Captain Surry Co., NC Militia, 1774. Appointed to Committeee of Safety for the Co. in 1775.
Served in Revolution. Enlisted in Dixon's Co. First NC Battalion comanded by Thomas Clark, Fought in Battle of King's Mt..
He was a resident of Bertie Co., NC in 1747. Purchased from John RICHARDS of Northampton Co. 200 acres on Peter Hill's branch of Shocco Cr. Friend of Jethro Rountree. Lived in Granville Co., NC abt 1752 as the Granville Co., Tax lists him as a resident in 1752.
Private in the Granville Co. Militia in 1754. Purchased from Daniel Butts 237 acres adjacent to his other land. Involvent in 1763. From 1764-1770 he purchased and sold with wife Elizabeth 850 acres.
Moved to Rowan (later Surry) in 1767. Owned 2,000 acres along the Yadkin River near Siloam. Active in county government. In 1770 appointed commissioner for building public buildings.
Deed from Morgan Bryant to Samuel Freman for 250 pounds VA money for 417 acres at the mouth of Morgan's Creek in 1771, when Surry Co. was established from Rowan Co., NC. Purchases from Valentine Vanhouser 459 acres on north side of Yadkin River 2 miles above Tararat River at mouth of Hogans Creek.
Appointed to Committee of Safety for the County in 1775.
At age 62 enlisted in Dixon's Co., 1st NC Batt., commanded by Thomas CLARK. Fought in the Battle of King's Mountain. Appointed to General Assembly, served in House of Commons at Halifax 1780-81. (Surry County, NC Heritage Book Volume 1, pg. 188-189) Was Captain in 1774 in Surry Co., NC Militia. In DAR Patriot Index.
Sold 100 acres to his nephew, Wm Freeman in 1778. He owned 367 acres and 4 slaves at the time of his death.
Supported by the Moravians at Bethabara who made a statement on his behalf on 8 Jan 1781.
He was a Captain in the Revolutionary War. # A stone marker with a bronze plaque erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution marks the spot where he is buried Hardy Road, near Siloam on a knoll over looking the Yadkin River Valley. He died at the age of 71.
DEATH: Will, Surry Co., NC. (Volume 3, pg 19a, Surry Co., NC Will abstracts 1781-1827) His will named his wife, Elizabeth, and 5 children, and Nancy Huett who received 15 pounds.
1759 ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA TAX LIST
"This tax list was found between the walls of the old courthouse by Wm. D. Kizziah, Register of Deeds. When found, it was but scraps of paper, but was fitted together and transcribed by him. This list was made before Rowan Co, NC was divided into other counties and is the oldest tax list ever found in Rowan (to my knowledge). It contains no figures and is not typed here as copied. I have put the "a's" together, the "b's together, etc. When a slave or negro is listed with another's name, I left those names as they appeared on the typed list. Some names in the "b's" were torn off or could not be read. They are listed at the end of this page. There is a copy of this list, as transcribed by Mr. Kizziah, in the Rowan County Library, Salisbury, NC."
Capt. Samuel Freeman's Timeline
Chowan County, North Carolina
September 11, 1751
Bertie, North Carolina, United States
Province of Virginia
April 14, 1754
Granville County, North Carolina
Surry County, Province of North Carolina
January 20, 1757
Granville,County, North Carolina, United States
January 13, 1759
North Carolina, United States
Rockford, Surry, North Carolina, United States