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Rachel Garretson Freeman
Birth: 1832
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1852
Clayton County
Iowa, USA

Rachel was the daughter of Samuel and Barbara (Hannah) (Rouser) Garretson and was born about 1832 in Clayton County, Iowa. Very little is known about Rachel's youth. The Garretsons and the Freemans were early settlers of Clayton County, Iowa. When she was about eighteen years of age, she married Daniel Freeman at, or near, the hamlet of Volga, Sperry Township, Clayton County, Iowa in 1850. This was Daniel's second marriage. He had lost his first wife shortly after she gave birth to their only son John Milton Freeman. The child lived only three weeks. According to the U S Census of 1850 Daniel and Rachel were living in Sperry Township, Posey County, Iowa. Daniel was twenty-six and Rachel was eighteen. Living with the young couple included: Hannah Garretson (Rachel's mother, age 48), Joseph Garretson (age 13), John Garretson (age 8) and Mary E. Garretson (age 4). These chldren, most likely, were Rachel's siblings. After Rachel and Daniel were married, they went to Porter, Rock County, Wisconsin where Daniel and his parents had previously lived for a short time. In the autumn of 1852 Rachel went back to Iowa to visit relatives. Feeling ill, she retired the evening of November 12, 1852, and passed away during the night. She was found the next morning, supposedly a victim of heart failure. Transportation and mail service were poor in those days, so she had not learned that her husband Daniel had died eleven days before on November 2, 1852. Rachel is buried near Volga, Iowa (about four miles southwest) in Garretson Cemetery. They had no children. 
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  Daniel Freeman (1824 - 1852)
Garretson Cemetery
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Holland St John
Record added: Oct 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59571216

Two roses in memory of my Iowa cousin who married Daniel Freeman. Daniel was a younger brother to my great grandmother Elmena Freeman St John. The Freemans and St Johns were early settlers of Clayton County, Iowa in the mid-1850s.
- Holland St John
 Added: Oct. 3, 2010
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