Pvt Joel Mann Freeman

Pvt Joel Mann Freeman

Birth
Fairlee, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Death 9 Jul 1864 (aged 48–49)
Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, USA
Burial Wisconsin Dells, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 89879714 · View Source
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Joel is not buried here. He was supposedly buried in Rome, Georgia, a casualty of the Civil War, but repeated attempts have failed to locate the grave. Daughter Altha Cordelia is buried here, her name appears below Joel's.
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Susan Jane Moore was married to Joel Freeman in Hartford. Conn., on July 4, 1845‏. With her co-operation he started, in the city of New York, a little business, buying raw silk, spinning, skeining and spooling it and selling it to the retail merchants. This enterprise proved successful, the business growing to a considerable size and being carried on by them until 1852, when Joel sold it to his brother-in-law, Hiram Tuttle, the husband of Susan's sister.

They then moved to Orange County, Vermont, where he became the proprietor of the old Freeman homestead on which he had been reared. After living there until 1854, they sold the place and came west to Wisconsin, where her husband farmed and followed various lines of work until 1864.

On January 1, that year he enlisted in Company E, 12th Regt. Wis. Vol. Inf., and went out to fight for the Union. It was the last phase of his earthly career, for he never returned home but died in a hospital near Atlanta, Ga., in July, 1864, at the age of about 46 years. Susan continued her residence in Delton rearing and educating her children.

They had six in all, four of whom were living at the time of the father's death. The six were:
1. Charles E., of Menomonie, an attorney and local historical writer;
2. Henry Rollin, who died in infancy;
3. Rollin Henry, now of Miami, Fla.;
4. Alice M., who is Mrs. Guy Pierce of Kilbourn City, Wis.;
5. Frank, deceased,
6. Altha, who died in 1876.

[SOURCE: Curtiss-Wedge, F.; Jones, Geo. O. (ed.) / "History of Dunn County, Wisconsin" (1925) page 255]


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  • Created by: Debra Pierce Cohig
  • Added: 9 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89879714
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Joel Mann Freeman (1815–9 Jul 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89879714, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Wisconsin Dells, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Debra Pierce Cohig (contributor 47783591) .