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Henry FREEMAN's other family: with Mary READ (1724-1796)

Family of Henry FREEMAN Jr. and Abigail CARMAN

Husband: Henry FREEMAN Jr. (1717-1784)
Wife: Abigail CARMAN (1722-1740)
Marriage 8 Sep 1737 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 1

Husband: Henry FREEMAN Jr.

      Henry FREEMAN Jr., "Musketman8"    
Name: Henry FREEMAN Jr. 1
Sex: Male
Name Prefix: Patriot Sergeant
Name Suffix: Esq.
Nickname: First Squire
Father: Henry FREEMAN (1671-1763)
Mother: Elizabeth PETIT (1673-1760)
Birth 23 Mar 1717 Woodbridge NJ 1
Occupation Farmer
Religion Presbytarian
Death 16 Jul 1784 (age 67) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 1
Burial 1784 (age 66-67) 1st Presbyterian Church Cemetery, (5-6; A-B) 2
Record Change 18 Mar 2001 (age 283)

Additional Information

Burial 600 Rahway Ave,, Woodbridge, NJ

Wife: Abigail CARMAN

Name: Abigail CARMAN 1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1722 Woodbridge, New Jersey, USA 1
Death 1740 (age 17-18) 1

Note on Husband: Henry FREEMAN Jr. - shared note

from Patty Myers, Ancestors and Descendants of Willis Freeman

p. 26-27


16. FREEMAN HENRY3 FREEMAN (Henry2,Ann1), b. Whitewood Hill, Woodbridge 23 Mar 1717 (VR); d. there (struck by lightening) 16 Jul 1784; bur. Presby. Cern., Woodbridge, N.J. (Recs. 1st Presby. Ch. of Woodbridge). His tombstone reads: "In memory of Henry Freeman, Esq., who departed this life July the 16th year of his age." His estate was administered 24 Aug 1784 by his son Israel with son Thomas as fellowbondsman (N.J. Arch. 35:154).


He m/1 at Woodbridge (license dated) 8 Sept 1739 (N.J. Arch. 22:142) Abigail5 Carman (Richard4, Samuel3, John2,1), b. c1722; d. c1739/40 probably in childbirth; m/2 at Woodbridge 1 July 1742 (license dated) Mary3 Read (N.J. Arch., 22:142; NYGBR, Apr-July 1950, 81:102, "The Family of Richard3 Carman of Woodbridge, New Jersey by Howard S F Randolph). Willis Freeman claims he did not m. Abigail Carman, but that she m. Hugh Dunn. Mary Read was b. 24 Nov 1724; d. 28 Oct 1796; age 71; bur. with her husband. She was d/o Thomas2 Read (Thomas1) and Susanna4 Smith (Thomas3, Joseph2, William). Her tombstone reads: "In memory of Mary, wife of Henry Freeman, Esq., who deceased Oct 28, 1796 in the 73d year of her age." Mary was sister of Rev. Israel Read, first permanent minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Bound Brook, Somerset Co., N.J. See Read.


Henry was called Henry Freeman, Jr., when he married Mary Read. He inherited the Whitewood Hill plantation with all the additions, a lot of salt meadow and L100 from his father. He was called "my seventh son" in his mother's wIll and received L26. He was known as the "First Squire." His sons Israel, Melancthon and Thomas were Revolutionary War soldiers.


He was named a Justice of the Peace for Middlesex County by Governor William Franklin at a privy council held at Burlington, New Jersey, Friday, February 21st, 1772. (FWG, "Henry Freeman of Woodbridge, His Children and Grandchildren," at NJHS, Newark.)


Henry Freeman was chosen a member of the "Committee of Observation" of the Township of Woodbridge, County of Middlesex, New Jersey by the inhabitants of Woodbridge, on Saturday, the 7th day of January 1775. He is called "Henry Freeman, Esquire" in the above appointment. (DAR 423295.)


Trenton, June 7, 1780. -- Thursday evening last a party of about 30 refugees, from New York, landed at Stony Point, on Raritan river, and from thence went to Woodbridge, where they made Justice Freeman, Mr. Edgar, and six other white persons, and two negroes, prisoners, whom they carried off to New York. (Barber and Howe, p. 326.)


Several tables appear on the record showing the articles confiscated for taxes and fines [during the Revolutionary War]. The officers took all sorts of things: chairs, BIbles, shovel and tongs, andirons, spoons, kettles, bedding, cows, horses, oxen, hogs, basins, watches, corn, guns, pails, bellows, hay, sheep, tubs, overcoats, etc. On a warrant issued by Henry Freeman, Justice, Edward Moore was visited three times during 1780 by Daniel Compton, the Constable, for the collection of a tax of L29, and a fine of L500.... Henry Freeman, Justice, was among the officers, civil and military, who were conspicuous in enforcing the existing laws against non-combatants. (Dally, pp. 220-1.)


Henry left no Will but letters of administration were granted on his estate to his sons Israel and Thomas 24 Aug 1784. His estate was very large both in real and personal. By lot Whitewood Hill fell to his son Henry Freeman, the 3rd, or the "Second Squire."




Birth: 1760, USA

Death: Mar. 7, 1838

Middlesex County

New Jersey, USA


Fifer served under Colonel Forman, New Jersey also Seaman on Brig "Gen Wayne".



First Presbyterian Churchyard


Middlesex County

New Jersey, USA


Record added: Apr 14 2001

By: Alberta Daniels Withrow

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Sources, "One World Tree (sm)" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.;). Text From Source: Online publication - OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.


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