Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Mount Desert Island Families — Freeman

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(updated 17 May 2014)

Welcome to the Freeman genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to museum@mdihistory.org or mailed to "Mount Desert Island Genealogy; Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660". And, of course, please report all errors.


If you wish to explore a different surname, click here for the current list of surnames.






The earliest census records for Mount Desert Island that listed a Freeman as a "head of family" was the 1790 census of the town of Mount Desert, which reported a Reuben Freeman household with 3 "free white males" 16 and older and 6 "free white females". (Note that these 9 did not all have to be Freemans.) By 1800, there were two Freeman households, both in the town of Mount Desert: Reuben Freeman (4 males under 10 and 1 male 26–45, plus 1 female 26–45) and George Freeman (1 male under 10 and 1 male 26–45, plus 1 female under 10 and 1 female 16–25. Subsequent years reported the following households, all in the town of Mount Desert.
1810: George Freeman (8 residents including George), Reuben Freeman (11)
1820: George (8), Reuben (11)
1830: George (8), Reuben (6), Reuben Jr. (11)
1837: Benjamin (3), Daniel (7), George (7), James R. (7), Reuben (7), Reuben (6), Reuben (3), and Tyler (3)
1840: Benjamin S. (5), Daniel (5), James R. (6), Lewis (4), Reuben (5), Reuben Jr. (8), Reuben III (4), Tyler (3)
Until the 1850 census, individuals members of a household were reported only by a number in a category (e.g., "3 females under 10").



   

Amos Hooper Freeman
   (son of [...])
   b. age 42 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Nancy W. [...])
            b. age 34 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   John Otis Freeman   b. age 15 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Edith H. Freeman   b. age 14 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Gilbert Freeman   b. age 8 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Benjamin S. Freeman
   (son of [...])
   b. age 47 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Ruth C. [...]
            b. age 47 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
            d. 26 September 1867
                  bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Frances [N.?] Freeman   b. age 13 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Sonora A. Freeman   b. age 11 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. [Oliver?] W. Bragdon
   John T. Freeman   b. age 9 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Anthelia M. Freeman   b. age 6 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Prince Albert Freeman   b. age 16 y., 10 m., 25 d. at death   Maine   -   d. 5 September 1862   -   bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

documentation and notes

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Daniel Freeman
   (son of [...])
   b. age 76 y. at death   Maine
   m. (1) Mercy [...]
                  b. age 44 y. at death
                  d. 3 November 1845
                        bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
         (2) Abigail [...]
                  b. age 38 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   d. 14 December 1874
            bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children by Mercy [...]:
   Joshua Freeman   b. age 22 y. at death   Maine   -   d. 1 June 1872   Oregon   -   [bur.?] Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Isaac Freeman   b. age 17 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   George W. Freeman   b. age 32 y. at death   Maine   -   d. 27 February 1870   "in Rio Janeiro S. A."   -   [bur.?] Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Julia Ann Freeman   b. age 9 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
children by Abigail [...]:
   Wilbur S. Freeman   b. age 17 y. when lost at sea   Maine   -   lost at sea 2 June 1865   -   memorial stone in Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   James Henry Freeman   b. age 10 m. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Douglas A. Freeman
   (son of Georgia Belle Freeman)
   b. 12 March 1930
   m. 21 July 1951
         Sylvia Jean Murphy
               (dau. of Ernest A. Murphy and Mertie M. Latty)
               b. 28 February 1934   Tremont, Maine
               d. 19 July 2013   Ellsworth, Maine
                     bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 1 October 2012   Southwest Harbor, Maine
         bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Bill Freeman   m. Stephanie [...]
   Terry L. Freeman   m. 28 June 2008   Gilbert L. Dow

documentation and notes

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Eben Allen Freeman
   (son of William M. Freeman and Elizabeth C. [...])
   b. 1857   Maine
   m. (1) Lizzie E. [...]
         (2) Nancy M. [...]
                  b. age 53 y. as of 1930 census   Maine
   d. 1945
         bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children by [...]:
   Eben Allen Freeman Jr.   b. age 21 y. as of 1930 census   Maine
   Pearl R. Freeman   b. age 18 y. as of 1930 census   Maine
   Katherine M. Freeman   b. age 10 y. as of 1930 census    Maine

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George H. Freeman
   (son of William H. Freeman and Mary J. [...])
   b. 1868   Maine
   m. 29 March 1904
         Mildred G. Butler
               b. 1887   Maine
               d. 17 April 1969    Bar Harbor, Maine
                     bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 1942
         bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Georgia Belle Freeman   b. 25 September 1909   Seal Cove, Tremont, Maine   -   m. 4 May 1931   Merrill L. Seavey   -   d. 9 October 2011   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   William H. Freeman   b. age 4 y. as of 1920 census   Maine

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Georgia Belle Freeman
   (dau. of George H. Freeman and Mildred G. Butler)
   b. 25 September 1909   Seal Cove, Tremont, Maine
   d. 9 October 2011   Bar Harbor, Maine
         bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

child:
   Douglas A. Freeman   b. 12 March 1930   -   m. 21 July 1951   Sylvia Jean Murphy   -   d. 1 October 2012   Southwest Harbor, Maine

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James R. Freeman
   (son of [...])
   b. 1810   Maine
   m. Margaret [...]
            b. 1808   Maine
            d. 1888
                  bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 1896
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Julia S. Freeman   b. age 13 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   John T. R. Freeman   b. 1838   Maine   -   m. Ada Julia [...]   -   d. 1916   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Albert James Freeman   b. 1844   Maine   -   m. Emily H. [...]   -   d. 1916   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Wilbert Joseph Freeman   b. 1844   Maine   -   d. 1914   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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John T. R. Freeman
   (son of James R. Freeman and Margaret [...])
   b. 1838   Maine
   m. Ada Julia [...]
            b. 1837
            d. 1912
                  bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 1916
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Charley C. Freeman   b. 1863   -   d. 1866   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Marnie W. Freeman   b. age 5 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Cathy B. Freeman   b. age 6 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

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Reuben Freeman
   (son of [...])
   b. age 64 y., 2 m., 13 d. at death   Maine
   m. Susan S. [...]
            b. age 74 y., 9 m. at death   Maine
            d. 13 February 1877
                  bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 8 November 1859
         bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Betsey M. Freeman   b. age 24 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Rhoda Freeman   b. age 18 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Ephraim W. Freeman   b. age 17 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   William H. B. Freeman   b. age 13 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   George B. Freeman   b. age 33 y., 5 m., 5 d. at death   Maine   -   d. 5 October 1872   Lewes, Delaware   -   [bur.?] Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Florence P. W. Freeman   b. age 8 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Reuben Freeman III
   (son of [...])
   b. age 43 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Sophia [...]
            b. age 39 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
 
children:
   infant daughter   d. 17 August 1838   -   bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Julia S. Freeman   b. 1836   Maine   -   m. John T. Crockett   -   d. 1910   -   bur. Old Burying Ground   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Isabel Freeman   b. age 10 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   George A. Freeman   b. age 6 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Hilton Freeman   b. age 3 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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William H. Freeman
   (son of [...])
   b. 19 May 1836   Maine
   m. Mary J. [...]
            b. 11 October 1838   Maine
            d. 13 June 1908
                  bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 2 December 1919
         bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Mary [Lizzie or J.?] Freeman   b. age 11 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Emma Laura Freeman   b. age 4 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   George H. Freeman   b. 1868   Maine   -   m. Mildred G. Butler   -   d. 1942   -   bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   William Freeman   b. age 9 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Emma Freeman   b. age 7 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Eva Freeman   b. age 5 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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William H. Freeman
   (son of [...])
   m. Ida F. Pascoe
            (dau. of James Pascoe and Mary Harper)
            b. 12 October 1919   Cambridge, Massachusetts
            d. 21 November 2013   Bar Harbor, Maine
                  bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

child:
   William H. Freeman Jr.

documentation and notes

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William M. Freeman
   (son of [...])
   b. age 71 y., 10 m. at death   Maine
   m. Elizabeth C. [...]
            b. age 76 y., 10 m. at death   Maine
            d. 24 September 1904
                  bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 24 September 1893
         bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Elvesta A. Freeman   b. 1854   Maine   -   m. Hobart H. Young   -   d. 1940   -   bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   William Pearl Freeman   b. age 24 y., 11 m. when lost at sea   Maine   -   lost at sea 9 November 1879   -   memorial stone in Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Eben Allen Freeman   b. 1857   Maine   -   m. (1) Lizzie E. [...];   (2) Nancy M. [...]   -   d. 1945   -   bur. Pretty Marsh Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

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