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Thomas Barton Freeny, Sr.[1]

Male 1850 - 1884  (33 years)


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  • Name Thomas Barton Freeny  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 20 Dec 1850  Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Resided 1860  Salisbery District, Somerset, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Resided 1870  Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Resided 1880  Salisbury, Wicomico, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 10 Jun 1880  Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He appears on the U.S. Census taken 10 June 1880 as head of household, carriage maker, age 29. Parents born in MD. 
    Appears The location of his blacksmith shop appears on a Wicomico Co. Map in the possesion of WL Howard, M.D. 
    Occupation Blacksmith / Carriage Builder 
    FindAGrave URL https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/86010080 
    FindAGrave ID 86010080 
    FamilySearch ID LJYX-NDP 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LJYX-NDP 
    Died 30 Jan 1884  Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried St. Stephen's Cemetery, Sussex Co., Delmar, DE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22  Main
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2020 

    Father Peter Freeny,   b. 15 Oct 1810, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1896  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Betsey" Davis,   b. 9 Aug 1823, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1910  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1854 
    Family ID F1210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Goslee,   b. 16 Dec 1849, Somerset County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1923, Wicomico County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1873  [6, 12
    Children 
    +1. Leona Freeney,   b. 31 Aug 1874, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1950, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Fannie E. Freeney,   b. 13 Jan 1876, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1944, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Senora Anna Freeney,   b. 7 May 1877, Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1973, Salisbury, Wicomico, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    +4. Ella Mae Freeney,   b. 27 May 1879, Tyaskin, Wicomico, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1976, Salisbury, Wicomico, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +5. John Thomas Edgar Freeney,   b. 28 Jan 1882,   d. 21 Mar 1947, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +6. Thomas Barton Freeney,   b. 22 Feb 1884, Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1950, Delmar, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Documents
    Freeney Family Tree
    Freeney Family Tree
    By Marguerite Freeney Howard
    Freeney Family Bible - Marriages
    Freeney Family Bible - Marriages
    1) October 15th 1873 by Rev Samuel Thomas - Barton Freeny to Emily Goslee, daughter of John S. and Ann M. Goslee
    2) Married June 18 - 1906 by Rev Zack Webster, Thomas Barton Freeney, Jr. to Sarah J. Webster
    3) Senora A Freeny - Married April 5th 1899 to Isaac S. Brewington by Rev Reginald Potts.
    Freeney Sharecropping Agreement - p.1
    Freeney Sharecropping Agreement - p.1
    Emily Freeney / S. Banks sharecropping agreement at Spring Hill Farm, MD
    Freeney Sharecropping Agreement - p.2
    Freeney Sharecropping Agreement - p.2
    Emily Freeney / S. Banks sharecropping agreement at Spring Hill Farm, MD -
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Dec 1850 - Somerset County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He appears on the U.S. Census taken 10 June 1880 as head of household, carriage maker, age 29. Parents born in MD. - 10 Jun 1880 - Wicomico County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jan 1884 - Wicomico County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Stephen's Cemetery, Sussex Co., Delmar, DE Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    1880 Census - Freeney
    1880 Census - Freeney
    Wicomico County, Maryland
    Thomas B. Freeney, w, m, 29, carriage builder.
    Emily, w, f, 30, wife, keeping house
    Leonia, w, f, 6, daughter
    Fannie E., w, f, 4, daughter
    Sonora A., w, f, 3, daughter
    Ella M., w, f, 1, daughter
    1850 Census - Peter Freeney
    1850 Census - Peter Freeney
    Salisbury, Somerset County, Maryland. Enumerated July 1850. Thomas B. Freeney, Sr. does not appear, but he was born in Dec 1850 after the census was taken.
    1860 Census - Peter Freeney family
    1860 Census - Peter Freeney family
    Salisbury, Somerset Co., Maryland. Entire family b. Maryland. Spelled Freeny by census taker.
    1870 Census - Peter Freeney
    1870 Census - Peter Freeney
    Salisbury, Somerset Co.
    1876 Map of Salisbury, Wicomico, Co., MD
    1876 Map of Salisbury, Wicomico, Co., MD
    Freeney locations highlighted and linked to individuals where known. Centennial map includes names of landowners.
    Sale of items at the Freeney property
    Sale of items at the Freeney property
    Newspaper article. Was placed between the pages of the Freeney family bible.
    Death of Thomas B. Freeney Sr.
    Death of Thomas B. Freeney Sr.
    Newspaper article. Was placed between the pages of the Freeney family bible.

    "Mr. T.B. Freeny committed suicide on Wednesday last by jumping from the window of his house on "Spring Hill" farm. For some days past he had been suffering from pneumonia, and in a fit of mental aberration, got up from his bed on the first floor and went direct to the garret, and jumped through the window, breaking his neck and fracturing his skull. The deceased was a son of Peter Freeney and a highly respected citizen of this county. He leaves a wife and six children."
    Orphans Court - Freeney
    Orphans Court - Freeney
    Newspaper article. Was placed between the pages of the Freeney family bible. "The Orphans' Court was in session Tuesday. Presetn Judges Brattan and Walter. The following business was disposed of: Inventory M. E. Banks and T.B. Freeny, e.o.r. Petitions for o.s. and a.c. granted. Robt. F. Brattan was appointed guardian of Charles L. Moler, and James Evans guardian of George Street. Inventory of Thomas P. Howard, f.e.o.r. Ordered to take at appraisment.
    Freeney Family Bible - Births (p1)
    Freeney Family Bible - Births (p1)
    1) Thomas B. Freeney - December 20, 1850
    2) Emily Goslee - December 16, 1849
    3) Leonia Freeney - August 31st 1874
    4) Fannie E. Freeney - January 13th 1876
    5) Senora A. Freeney May 7 1877
    6) Ella Mae Freeney May 27 1879
    7) John Thomas Edgar Freeney - January 28 1882
    8) Thomas Barton Freeney - February 22nd 1884
    Thomas B. Freeny burial record
    Thomas B. Freeny burial record
    "Parents Peter and Elizabeth. Age 33-1-7" JH Note: I assume 33 years, 1 month, 7 days. Based on his headstone it would be 33 yeards, 1 month 10 days...
    Thomas B. Freeny, Sr. - Suicide Near Delmar
    Thomas B. Freeny, Sr. - Suicide Near Delmar
    The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware) 31 Jan 1884, Thursday, Page 1

    "T. Barton Freeny, a young man, living about six miles from this town, who had been suffering for several days with pneumonia, met with his death in a sad manner yesterday morning, at about 11 o'clock. It appears while suffering from a high fever he went to the garret of his house and threw himself headfirst to the ground, a distance of about 25 feet, causing instant death, his neck being broken by the fall."
    Freeney Family Bible - Deaths
    Freeney Family Bible - Deaths
    1) Barton Freeny departed this life Jan 30 - 1884
    2) Emily (Goslee) Freeney departed this life Aug 10 1923
    3) Fannie Freeney Phillips departed this life May 9th 1944
    4) John Edgar Freeney departed this life Mar 21st 1947
    5) Thomas Barton Freeney Jr departed this life Jan 4 1950
    6) Leona Freeney Boston departed this life June 19 1950
    7) Annie Freeney Brewington departed this life Feb 3 1973
    8) Mae Freeney Culver departed this life Feb 13, 1976

    Barton Freeney - Death notice
    Barton Freeney - Death notice
    The Democratic Advocate, Westminster, Maryland, 02 Feb 1884, Sat, Page 2 - "Barton Freeny, a young and prosperous farmer, residing near Salisbury, committed suicide Wednesday morning about eleven o’clock by jumping from the garret of his residence, breaking his neck. No cause is given for his action, as he was quite well otf. He leaves a wife and several cnildren."
    Barton Freeney - death notice
    Barton Freeney - death notice
    The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, 31 Jan 1884, Thu, Page 4
    "Suicide in Wicomico County. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.1 Salisbury. Md Jan. 30. Barton Freeny, a young and prosperous farmer, residing- near Salisbury, committed suicide this morning; about eleven o'clock by Jumping from the garret of his residence, breaking his neck. No cause is given tor his action, as he was quite well off. He leaves a wife and several children."
    Summer at Spring Hill
    Summer at Spring Hill
    The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, 07 May 1896, Thu, Page 3

    "Summer At Spring Hill. near Hebron Station. B.,C. and A. Railway, will be opened to Summer Guests; excellent bicycling, lawn tennis grounds, football, etc. Apply to Mrs. Emily Freeny, Hebron, Md."

    Headstones
    Thomas B. Freeney Sr. headstone
    Thomas B. Freeney Sr. headstone
    "In Memoriam of, Thomas B., son of Peter & Elizabeth Freeney departed this life on Jan. 30, 1884, aged...(illegible)"

  • Notes 
    • JSH notes on the spelling of Freeny / Freeney:

      Thomas Barton Freeny Sr's. name appears in the family bible and in newspaper articles spelled "Freeny".  His wife Emily, has her name spelled Freeny on her gravestone.  An exception to this spelling was in the 1880 census where Thomas Barton Freeny's name was spelled Freeney.  All of Thomas' and Emily Goslee's children's names appear in the family bible as Freeny.  But without exception all the children spelled their names Freeney - so it would seem that is where the spelling change from Freeny to Freeney took place.  

      WL Howard has an old framed map of Wicomico County, MD showing the location of the Freeney blacksmith shop.

      "Untimely death at age 34."

      W. Lawrence Howard, M.D. notes: "He was delirious and fell out the second story window of his house, where he then hit his head on a tree stump and died."

      JSH notes:

      Surviving him upon his death were: His wife Emily (age 34 yrs), Children: Leonia (9 yrs), Fannie (8 yrs), Anna (6 yrs), Mae (4 yrs), Edgar (2), Barton (unborn). Parents: Peter (age 73), Elizabeth (age 60).

      Ann Howard notes:

      "Marguerite Howard (Grandma) found the graves of her grandparents, Thomas Barton and Emily Goslee Freeney, on their old farm in very bad shape and had the bodies and stones brought to the cemetery in Delmar.  They are now buried with her parents, Thomas Barton Freeney, Jr. and Sara Webster Freeney.   Grandma's grave is also there, and Gramps (William Lawrence Howard, M.D.) has a gravesite next to hers."


      JSH notes:

      His gravestone says he was the son of Peter and Elizabeth Freeney.

      Peter and Elizabeth and Thomas B. Freeney Sr. appear on the 1860 and 1870 census together.  In the 1860 census he appears as Thomas B. age 10, and in the 1870 census he appears as "Barton Freeney", age 19.  Thomas B. Freeney's son had the same name and was also called Barton by his family (and Papappa by his grandchildren.) 

      Charles Freeny, Freeny-L notes:

      "More About Thomas Barton Freeny: Jan 30, 1884, Died of typhoid fever (Source: Ralph White letter.)" [13, 14, 15]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S1512] Freeny (Freeney) Family Bible, Thomas B. Freeny Sr & Emily Goslee Freeny, (Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues. New York, American Bilble Society, 1873. In our archives - received June 2008. Also contained photos, postcards, cloth pieces, and a wrapped lock of hair between the pages. All in my files.).

    3. [S1735] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 28 Sep 2018), entry for Thomas Barton Freeny, person ID LJYX-NDP.

    4. [S1735] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 16 Mar 2020), entry for Thomas Barton Freeny, person ID LJYX-NDP.

    5. [S1514] Charles Freeny, III, Charles Freeny, III, (http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/r/e/Charles-C-Freeny/index.html cfreeny@worldnet.att.net), vi.   THOMAS BARTON FREENY, b. 1851, Maryland; d. Jan 30, 1884.

    6. [S477] Marguerite Freeney Howard, Marguerite Freeney Howard, DAR Application.

    7. [S671] 1880 U.S. Census, Wicomico Co., p15, district 9: "Thomas B. Freeney, age 29, head, spouse Emily, father b. MD, mother b. MD, Occupation: Carriage Maker".

    8. [S977] 1860 U.S. Census, Thomas B. 'Freeny', m., age 10, b. MD.

    9. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 16 Mar 2020), entry for Thomas Barton Freeny, person ID LJYX-NDP.
      ;1860 Census.
      Contributor: DebbieWood2, dkwoodut@gmail.com

    10. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 16 Mar 2020), entry for Thomas Barton Freeny, person ID LJYX-NDP.
      ;Contributor: John Howell, jhowell@jhowell.com

    11. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 16 Mar 2020), entry for Thomas Barton Freeny, person ID LJYX-NDP.
      ;Contributor: Mary Kirgan, mary.kirgan@gmail.com

    12. [S1512] Freeny (Freeney) Family Bible, Thomas B. Freeny Sr & Emily Goslee Freeny, (Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues. New York, American Bilble Society, 1873. In our archives - received June 2008. Also contained photos, postcards, cloth pieces, and a wrapped lock of hair between the pages. All in my files.), "October 15th, 1873, by Rev. ? Penuel? Thomas. Barton Freeney to Emily Goslee, daughter of John S. and Ann M. Goslee.".

    13. [S690] 1870 U.S. Census, Peter Freeney, 62, farmer; Elizabeth, 43, keeping house; Barton, 19, works on farm; Benj., 13, works on farm; Samuel, 10, at home; Hagar 40, b, Domestic servant - Salisbury, Somerset Co., Maryland, enumerated 18 Aug 1870.

    14. [S1512] Freeny (Freeney) Family Bible, Thomas B. Freeny Sr & Emily Goslee Freeny, (Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues. New York, American Bilble Society, 1873. In our archives - received June 2008. Also contained photos, postcards, cloth pieces, and a wrapped lock of hair between the pages. All in my files.), Freeny.

    15. [S1518] Freeny-L List Archives, (http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/FREENY/), http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/FREENY/2002-02/1013460698.