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Williamson M. Freeman
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1807
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1866
Jefferson
Marion County
Texas, USA

Williamson M Freeman, born in Georgia Son of Hugh and Lucy Freeman,husband to Drucilla Olivia Bowdre from Georgia. They left Georgia and migrated to Jefferson, Marion County, Texas in 1848 or so with their seven children. Freeman purchased 1000 acres of land for his plantation where he raised cotton and sugar cane, and was also a shipping merchant with a steamboat (The Aligator) plying the Cypress Bayou to Sherveport Louisiana. Three of his daughters died young and his only son died at age 29 from a horse accident. When his wife passed on December 30th of 1865, he decided he did not want to live his life without his wife, so decided to stop eating, went to his upstairs bedroom at the Plantation laid himself down by the fireplace, where he died 14 days later. The Freeman plantation has been added to the Library of Congress as being an important example of Greek Revival Architecture. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Drucilla Olivia Bowdre Freeman (1812 - 1865)
 
 Children:
  Martha E. C. Freeman (1840 - 1858)*
  Hugh Augustus Freeman (1842 - 1871)*
  Frances Elizabeth Freeman (1844 - 1858)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Jefferson
Marion County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Alice Wunderland
Record added: Apr 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19132402
Williamson M. Freeman
Added by: Alice Wunderland
 
Williamson M. Freeman
Added by: Alice Wunderland
 
Williamson M. Freeman
Added by: Alice Wunderland
 
 
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 Added: Sep. 19, 2011
 
 
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