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Amanda Lucas Freeman
Birth: Oct. 5, 1799
Stockbridge
Madison County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1863
Volga
Clayton County
Iowa, USA

Amanda was born October 5, 1799 at Stockbridge, near Cazenovia, Madison County, New York. The locality was called "Pumpkin Hollow" (Holler). She was the daughter of Daniel and Martha (Brown) Lucas. Amanda had eight brothers and sisters: William, Andrew, Margaret, Elmena, Caroline, Daniel Jr, Archibald and Eleanor. She was the fourth youngest of the children. The family spent ten to fifteen years in the Madison County area before moving to Conquest, Cayuga County, New York. A family story relates that during the Battle of 1812 the firing of the guns could be heard at their home. Her father took his old flintlock and walked eighteen miles to an area on the banks of Lake Erie to volunteen his services, but before he reached his detination the battle was ended. Amanda spoke many Stockbridge Indian words and could hold a conversation with the Pottawatomie Indians in Michigan and Wisconsin where she lived for a number of years. When Amanda was twenty years of age, she married John Freeman II on February 18, 1819 in a ceremony by the Reverend Benoni Harris at Conquest, New York. This was John's third marriage. He had been teaching school in the neighborhood of Conquest for several years and Amanda had been one of his pupils during the early part of 1819. Children of Amanda and John included Elmena (my great grandmothr), Robert Lucas, Daniel, Betsy, Jean Frenandez, Caroline, Archibald Pennell, John Jay, Orrin and William Warren. They lived in Conquest until 1824 where their two oldest children were born. They moved to Syracuse, then back to Conquest where two more children were born. In John's later years he became a basket weaver or maker. In September of 1835 his family, several other members of the Freeman clan and Amanda's father Daniel left New York and went to Michigan Territory where their son Robert had preceded them two years. The families established farms in Washtenaw County among the Pottawatamie Indians. Once again the family migrated westward, this time in June of 1839 to Rock County, Wisconsin Territory where John bought eighty acres to develop a farm and to raise stock. In May of 1854 the family moved further westward and established a farm on the Clayton-Fayette County border near the town of Volga, Iowa. Here, with the assitance of their boys, they built the first frame house in Sperry Township. Amanda died March 24, 1863 in Sperry Township, Clayton County, Iowa. Her husband John died of pneumonia in 1859. Both are buried in Garreton Cemetery, side by side. Garreton Cemetery is located on the Clayton-Fayette County line. 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Lucas (1762 - 1838)
  Martha Brown Lucas (1762 - 1862)
 
 Spouse:
  John Freeman (1783 - 1858)
 
 Children:
  Elmena Freeman St John (1820 - 1887)*
  Robert Lucas Freeman (1822 - 1898)*
  Daniel Freeman (1824 - 1852)*
  Juan Fernandez Freeman (1829 - 1903)*
  Archibald Pennell Freeman (1835 - 1883)*
  John Jay Freeman (1837 - 1913)*
  Orrin Freeman (1840 - 1907)*
  William Warren Freeman (1842 - 1902)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eleanor Lucas Van de Blarcom*
  William Lucas (1787 - ____)*
  Andrew Lucas (1789 - ____)*
  Elmena Lucas Worden (1793 - 1817)*
  Caroline Lucas Patrick (1798 - 1822)*
  Amanda Lucas Freeman (1799 - 1863)
  Daniel Lucas (1802 - 1877)*
  Archibald Lucas (1804 - 1832)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Garretson Cemetery (Sperry Township)
Volga
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Holland St John
Record added: Sep 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59105674
Amanda <i>Lucas</i> Freeman
Added by: Holland St John
 
 
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In loving memory of Amanda, my great-great grandmother who married John Freeman II. Amanda and John raised ten children around upstate New York and migratged west first to Wisconsin and later to Iowa where they established a large farm in Clayton County.
- Holland St John
 Added: Sep. 23, 2010
 
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