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Thomas Barton Freeny, Sr.[1, 2]

Male 1850 - 1884  (33 years)


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  • Name Thomas Barton Freeny  [3, 4
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 20 Dec 1850  Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    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 
    Died 30 Jan 1884  Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried St. Stephen's Cemetery, Sussex Co., Delmar, DE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22  Main
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2009 

    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) 
    Family ID F1210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Goslee,   b. 16 Dec 1849, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1923, Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1873  [5, 8
    Children 
    +1. Leonia Freeney,   b. 31 Aug 1874, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1950  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Fannie E. Freeney,   b. 13 Jan 1876, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1944  (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, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1976  (Age 96 years)
    +5. John Thomas Edgar Freeney,   b. 28 Jan 1882,   d. 21 Mar 1947  (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)
    Photos
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #2
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #3
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentifed #4
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Emily Goslee Freeny, surrounded by her daughters L to R: Ella May Freeney, Fannie Freeney, Leonia Freeney, Anna Freeney
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Emily Goslee Freeny (age ~64), center, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Clockwise: 1 o'clock: ?; 2 o'clock: Ella May Freeney; 3 o'clock: ?; 4 o'clock: Kathleen Ellen Freeney; 5 o'clock: Sara Marguerite Freeney; 7 o'clock: ? P; 8 o'clock: ?; 10 o'clock: ?; 11 o'clock: ?
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #7
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #9
    Freeney Family Bible Photo
    Freeney Family Bible Photo
    Unidentified #8
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #15
    Freeney Family Bible photos
    Freeney Family Bible photos
    Unidentified #11
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #12
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #13
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #14
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Freeney Family Bible photo
    Unidentified #10d
    Freeney
    Freeney
    Unidentified #16
    FreeneyBiblePhotoUnidentified9Repaired.jpg
    FreeneyBiblePhotoUnidentified9Repaired.jpg
    Documents
    Freeney Family Tree
    Freeney Family Tree
    By Marguerite Freeney Howard
    Freeney Family Bible - Marriages
    Freeney Family Bible - Marriages
    Freeney Family Bible - Deaths
    Freeney Family Bible - Deaths
    Freeney Family Bible - Births
    Freeney Family Bible - Births
    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 -
    Freeney Family Bible postcard
    Freeney Family Bible postcard
    From SW Webster to Emily Freeney in 1909.
    Freeney Family Bible - Hebron bookmark
    Freeney Family Bible - Hebron bookmark
    Cloth bookmark, hand sewn
    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.
    Orphans Court - Freeney
    Orphans Court - Freeney
    Newspaper article. Was placed between the pages of the Freeney family bible.
    Freeney Family Bible - Births
    Freeney Family Bible - Births

    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.)" [9, 10, 11]

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

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    3. [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.).

    4. [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. (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S477] Marguerite Freeney Howard, Marguerite Freeney Howard, DAR Application (Reliability: 3).

    6. [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" (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S977] 1860 U.S. Census, Thomas B. 'Freeny', m., age 10, b. MD (Reliability: 0).

    8. [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." (Reliability: 0).

    9. [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 (Reliability: 0).

    10. [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 (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S1518] Freeny-L List Archives, (http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/FREENY/), http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/FREENY/2002-02/1013460698 (Reliability: 0).