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James Louis Freeman
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Birth: 1817
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar., 1892
Bastrop County
Texas, USA

***believe he is buried in either High Grove or the Ingram Cem in Garfield TX, where his wife's mother is buried as there are 4 stones marking graves in that cem with no names** Another record suggests perhaps McDade Cem.**

DOB- between 1817-1818-TN
DOD- between 10-14 Mar 1892-TX

m. #1-Rebecca Doyle, 1848 Mississippi, b. 1828 AL d. 26 Jul 1862, Bastrop CO TX, (measles)
m. #2-Susannah "Susan" Purcell, 10 Oct 1865, Bastrop Co, TX - dau of Daniel Purcell and Jane Graham (Mitchell) Purcell -
Jane married a second time - Samuel B. Ingram, who is my 4x Great-grandfather. Samuel and Jane had 2 boys, Mitchell & Henry.

5 children from Rebecca-names not known

known children from Susan - Daniel & Amanda Jane Freeman

Brother - William Olson Freeman buried in Voca Cem, McCulloch Co, TX -also CSA vet in 17th TX Inf. m. Mary Jane Corbell, Red Rock - 3/18/1860

PVT, Co "B", 17th TX Infantry
SOURCE: pages 10-14
FROM FOLD3.COM: {please note that his military file still shows him on the rolls in 1864 but the petition was filed on 28 July 1862, so perhaps he and Chambliss shared the responsibility of caring for the children and were kept on the rolls-

THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF BASTROP - The Petition made jointly by L.S. CHAMBLISS and JAMES FREEMAN two citizen of our county of Bastrop & State of Texas.
Addressed to his Excellency Gov. J.R. Lubbock, Gen. P.O. Hebert or any authority, Military or civil, who may have power to act in behalf of suffering humanity. Your joint Petitions would respectfully represent to you these conditions and in conclusion of their Petition pray you to grant them such relief as the nature of their cases {three illegible words} of the ?promises. And now they say that in answer or response to a call made by the Good of the State of Texas early in this year 1862 for volunteers to defend our beloved confederacy who are battling for Southern rights - They your Petitioners who reside near each other in the aforesaid county - volunteered their services for and during the war. Against Lincoln and his hosts- that they both joined the Company of Capt. J. Z. Miller of said county, in a Regiment of Texas Volunteers commanded by Col. R. T. P. Allen who have been stationed near Austin City for several months - they further state that they and their families contracted the Measles - which was prevalent in the camps - all the Spring and Summer and unfortunately on the same day in this present month, July 1862, they, your petitioners, each lost their companions - One of your Petitioners having 4 and the other 5 little children principally girls all extremely young & wholly helpless & dependent in all aspects to your Petitioners, their surviving parents, for support & maintenance and without whose ?care they must suffer, being wholly unable to help themselves. They would further represent that they are both poor men dependant on their manual exertion for support for themselves and their now helpless offspring they are wholly unable in a {illegible} point of being {able} to furnish substitutes to fill their places in the defense of our beloved South - which your Petitioners have expressed by their actions and willingness to fill themselves - these circumstances have induced your Petitioners to apply for a discharge from service at least for the time being - that they may take care of their now motherless & helpless infants they are unable and with much regret force their little children upon the cold charities of the world - their case is much harder than they can represent on paper and certainly invokes the intervention of the proper authority in their behalf - they acknowledge that they are poor- and nothing but the helpless condition of their little children could induce them to abandon or seek relief at your hands from the army into which they had volunteered for and during the present struggle for nationality of the Southern Confederacy they pray a discharge from the service for the reasons aforesaid and as in duty bound will ?? pray. SIGNED: J. L. FREEMAN & L.S. CHAMBLISS

STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF BASTROP- We Z. A. Pannell & Charles H. Plockin?, Physicians Practicing in the county of Bastrop on our oaths state that we both attended the wives of the foregoing Petitioners in their last illness. That they died and were both buried on the same day in the present month of July 1862 leaving little helpless children such as are mentioned in the Petition - they state that the service of the surviving fathers are almost, if not wholly indispensable to the support, comfort, nursing, & maintenance of the children who Petition for relief. They recommend this as a case callling loudly for the aid of the proper authority. SIGNED: Z. H. PANNELL, M.D. & CHAS. H. PLOCKIN, M.D.

July 26 1862- STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF BASTROP - The undersigned citizens of Bastrop County & neighbors of the Petitioners, L.S. Chambliss & James Freeman can and do certify that the facts set forth in their Petition are correct - and that we cordially & earnestly recommend this for the {illegible} relief at the hands of the proper authority - to which we {two illegible words} our names this 26th day of July 1862. {signatures of 51 neighbors/friends}

Capt, Officers & Men of Co. B in Col R.T.P. Allen's Regt. Who recommend the Petitioners for the relief they ask. {signed by 59 men of the company)

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  Susannah Purcell Freeman (1832 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
High Grove Cemetery
Bastrop County
Texas, USA
Created by: Donna Meinscher Estes
Record added: Jun 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92445700
James Louis Freeman
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