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William Scarbrough Freels

Also Known As: "William SCARBOROUGH", "William S Freels", "William Scarbroug Freels", "William"
Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Death: March 04, 1886 (78)
Anderson, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Anderson, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Clark Freels and Nancy M Freels
Husband of Susan Caroline Freels and Maria Louisa Freels
Father of Margaret Freels; Isaac Clark Freels; William Jasper Freels; Judge Alexander Freels; Jesse McDonald Freels and 4 others
Brother of Edward (Ned) Freels; Nancy Naomi Human; Sarah Elizabeth Ballew and Pleasant Miller Freels

Occupation: Prosperous farmer in Freels' Bend - gave each child farm - inherited land from Isaac; slave owner; Chairman of Anderson County Court
Managed by: Jared Michael Hoppenfeld
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About William Scarbrough Freels


[Br%C3%B8derbund WFT Vol. 18, Ed. 1, Tree #0737, Date of Import: Sep 19, 1999]

Wm S. was on the Anderson County Court for many years and was on the comittie from Anderson County who met in Knoxville to vote of secession from the Union prior to the civil war. Wm had two wives. The first bore all but one of his children. She was Lousia Maria Tunnell from a very well known family of early ministers who are recorded in Notable Southern Families by Zella Armstrong , written in 1928. I have an original copy and it includes my father, John I. Freels, Sr. Wm was a farmer on the Freels Bend Farm. His second wife bore one daughter who married William Cobb. They moved to the Karns area and part of the Cobb farm became the Karns Elementary School. Their son was William Freels Cobb, Md of west Knoxville. One daughter was a school teacher and the other spent her life in the Army. Many of Wm's children were very known. Three sons served in the civil war. One as a union officer, another as a union enlisted man and one in the confederate army where he was killed. The union enlisted man became a federal judge in St Louis, Mo. My Great Grand Father Isaac C. became a minister and farmer. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- He was chairman of Anderson County Court for many years and a prosperous planter.

Armstrong, Zella. "Notable Southern Families." Volume III. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. Reprinted 1993. Page 136. Reproduced on Broderbund Software's Family Archive CD # 191 (Family History: Southern Genealogies #1, 1600s - 1800s). ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- William Scarbrough was a farmer and had acquired two thousand acres of land in Anderson County, Tennessee, a large portion of it being known as Freels Bend on the Clinch River. The Freels family had by then been here for more than fifty years.

In May, 1861 a convention took place in Knoxville, Tennessee for the purpose of keeping East Tennessee in the Union. Among the delegates from Anderson County was William S. Freels. In 1865 the name of W. S. Freels was among those who have entertained unconditional Union Sentiment from the outbreak of the war until the present.

from paper written about James Newton Freels unknown author ---------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------

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William Scarbrough Freels's Timeline

October 6, 1807
Tennessee, United States
August 26, 1834
April 3, 1836
March 14, 1838
June 1, 1840
Anderson, Tennessee, United States
October 13, 1842
May 17, 1845
June 4, 1848
Age 42
Anderson, Tennessee, United States