|Birth: ||Aug. 20, 1824|
|Death: ||Sep. 3, 1886|
There is not a specific vital record that lists the names of Freeman's parents. But in the 1880s he co-owned a grocer business called "Andrews Brothers" with Edwin Andrews. Edwin's death record says that his parents were Loved Andrews and Huldah Marston. Loved was a War of 1812 soldier. It is said that Loved was a mean drunk.
The Quaker publication "Friends Review," Vol. 40. page 283, published an obituary for Freeman. The following passage provides scant detail of his early life:
"His boyhood was spend amid much privation and with rough associates, but in his early life he found a home in a Friend's family and was lead to give his heart to Christ."
Freeman married Elvira Richmond on August 24, 1844. During the 1850 and 1860 census this couple lived with Benjamin Richmond who, according to some online sources, was Elvira's uncle.
Freeman's younger brother Edwin married Elvira's younger sister Sarah. Freeman worked as a farm laborer and had a minimal assets. Freeman and Elvira had at least six children, most of whom are buried in this same cemetery. They lost an infant, and two other children died quite young.
Benjamin died in 1862, and before 1870 the Friends' Society in Leeds had completely disbanded. Freeman subsequently lived in in Lewiston, where he worked as a farm laborer and a grocer. During these years he was a member of the Durham Friends' Society, and as time allowed he lead monthly meetings and participated in similar activities, including in Canada and in New York State.
The obituary said Freeman died after a long and painful illness.
Loved Andrews (1791 - 1863)
Elvira Richmond Andrews (1825 - 1892)
Marcia Ellen Andrews Dunham (1848 - 1885)*
George F. Andrews (1853 - 1855)*
Frank Eugene Andrews (1855 - 1946)*
Mary B. Andrews (1858 - 1859)*
Freeman Andrews (1824 - 1886)
Edwin Andrews (1832 - 1907)*
age 62 yrs.
Quaker Ridge Cemetery
Created by: amyinleeds
Record added: May 15, 2012
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