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Freeman, Manning

MANNING T. FREEMAN, farmer, P.O., Crossingville, was born August 9, 1825, in Cussewago Township. His father, Edgar E. Freeman, was born in 1794, in Middlesex County, N.J., and came to this county with his father, Arold Freeman, Sr., in 1816. Here his mother, Sarah, died in 1834, and his father in 1836. Arold, Jr., now seventy-eight years of age, is their only son now living out of ten children. He married Miss Mary Davis, who died January 10, 1877, leaving seven children. Edgar Freeman married Joanna, daughter of George Heard. They raised eleven children. Two of their sons, Ephraim and Asa, were soldiers in the Eighty-third Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and were killed July 2, 1862, at Malvern Hill. Two of their daughters, Mrs. Mary Hotchkiss and Mrs. Sarah Meabon, live in Erie County, Penn. Edgar died May 12, 1848. Their son James E. went to Kansas at seventeen years of age and provided a home for his mother, where she lived until her death, February 18, 1872. He then married Miss Martha Graves, of Cuba, N.Y., November 9, 1813, and now resides on his farm of 240 acres in Riley County, Kan. Manning T., our subject, married Miss Juliann Stelle, September 3, 1846, who died January 14, 1868, leaving seven children: Benjamin, in Michigan; Mrs. Mary S. Maxon; Mrs. Josephine Williams; Mrs. Ella A. Kennedy; Mrs. Isadore Ehrett, of West Virginia; Manning and Asa at home. Mr. Freeman then married Miss Ann Maria Whitford, March 9, 1869. She was born August 1, 1839, in Jefferson County, N.Y. They have three sons: Edward W., Robert W. and Charles M. Mrs. Freeman is a Sabbatarian, Mr. Freeman a Universalist, and keeps the seventh day. He owns 180 acres of land; in politics is a Republican.


 

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