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Sarah Frances Wesson Freeman
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Birth: Jan. 5, 1849
Death: May 18, 1894
Florence
Lauderdale County
Alabama, USA

Sarah Frances Wesson was the daughter, one of at least 6 children, of William A. Wesson (c. 1819-1884) and Amanda Ijams (ca. 1827-1874?) of Lauderdale County, Alabama.

Sarah Frances Wesson was married on November 10, 1866 to Wiley Francis Freeman (1847-1913), in Lawrence County, TN. Why they went to Lawrence County is a mystery, regardless, they were soon back in Lauderdale, where their first child, William Joseph, was born. Wiley's and Sarah's children were:

1. William Joseph (1869-1910). Married Martha Josephine "Josie" Campbell.
2. Mary Betty (1871-1909). Married David Jones.
3. Daniel Allen (1873-1934). Married Mary Ellen Thomas. They later moved to Texas.
4. Amanda (1875-1942). Married JB Thomas.
5. Miles (1879-1962). Married: 1. Dora Kershaw 2. Henrietta Hunt.
6. Georgia (1882-). Married a man named Harris.
7. Hattie (1884-1945). Married Perry H. Weatherford.
8. Nannie (1886-). Married Will Hall.
9. Ben F. (1888-1919). Married a woman named Maude.

Wiley and Sarah were members at Stony Point Christian Church/Church of Christ and then Poplar Street (now Wood Ave.). From her obituary, it seems as if Sarah either "professed religion" late in life, at 28 years old, or else, grew up in another Christian communion and converted to become a member of the Christian Church/Church of Christ in 1877.

From at least 1899 to 1900 Wiley worked as a wagon builder for the Florence Wagon Company (1889-1941): two sons, Miles and Dan also worked at the Wagon Factory.

Wiley Francis Freeman died 19 March, 1913, according to his death certificate, of chronic nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys). He died at the home of his son Miles on Spring Street and was buried with several of his Freeman, Wesson and Ijams relatives in the Simmons Cemetery, just off Cloverdale Road.

Sarah Frances Wesson Freeman died May 18, 1894, at her home in East Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, after an eight months' battle with consumption (tuberculosis). She was buried in the Simmons Cemetery beside her husband, with other Freeman, Wesson and Ijams relatives. (bio by: Lee Freeman) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Wiley Francis Freeman (1847 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  William Joseph Freeman (1869 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
" She died as she lived, trusting in God "
 
Burial:
Simmons Cemetery
Lauderdale County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Bobbie Nicole Huggins
Record added: Apr 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89225493
Sarah Frances <i>Wesson</i> Freeman
Added by: Lee Freeman
 
Sarah Frances <i>Wesson</i> Freeman
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