Freeman is an English name.(Holly Ingraham, Peoples names: a cross-reference to
the proper use of over 40,000 personal and Familial names in over 100 cultures.)
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Parnell: P654 Boykin: B250 Cannon: C555 Gibson: G125
Byrd: B630 Coleman: C455
Mary Augusta Freeman's ancestors:
Grandmother- Octavia Byrd Gibson Pannell- born in
Danville, Virginia. Born about
1850, died in 1935 in Princeton, N.J. at Stony Brook.
of Maryann Boykin Hood Shanklin:
March 1, 1999
Two children that I remember were Mary Gibson and Ellen
Pannell. Mary was the mother of
Mary Coleman, who worked for the New York Telephone as a long distance
operator. Dorothy Quarles, a licensed practical nurse at Elmhurst hospital on Long
Island, Cecil Gibson was a NY "beatnik", who Maryfrances saw in Washington
Square on a Sunday morning doing his soapbox thing (The year of the NY World
Fair). Lawrence Gibson worked the NY post office, and John operated the 125th
St. ballroom in New York and Kenneth was a practicing dentist in Harlem at the corner of 137th
and St. Nicolas Avenue.
All of the above are dead.
Dorothy Coleman , John
Gibson, Lawrence Gibson, and Kenneth Gibson have
children and grandchildren in NY and South Carolina.
There was a family named Royale living in Queens related to us, Ernest
is the one I remember- he was older than me, and married someone who worked with him in the original Broadway
and Bess" and with Richard Harrison in "De Lawd".
The children of Mary Coleman can be reached through Olga and/or
Grandfather-William Freeman was born in Massachusetts. He died in 1939 at age 69.
He had a brother, Phillip, and two sisters- one sister lived not far from
The third wife of Alexander DuBois, the great grandfather of
W. E. B. Du Bois was Elizabeth Freeman of
New Bedford Massachusetts. She persuaded Du Bois's grandfather to invite him for a visit.
was nearly 70 years old, Susan Ridley Sedgewick painted
a miniature portrait of her in watercolor on ivory. Sedgewick was the young
wife of Theodore Sedgewick, Jr., whose father had represented Freeman in her
claim for freedom from slavery under the Bill of Rights and the Massachusetts
Constitution of 1780.
(Census 1790-1840 lists the name of the head of household)
First Generation 1850-1870. (Census lists name, age, sex, color, occupation,
birthplace, value of free person's estate)