Biography of Nathan Freeman
Howard County, IN Biographies





NATHAN FREEMAN was born in Randolph County, Ind., August 17, 1828, and is the son of Nathan and Mary (Buckingham) Freeman, both natives of North Carolina and of English descent. Nathan Freeman was reared on a farm and received the benefits of a common school education. When he was twenty years of age, he moved with his parents to Howard County; he bought of his father eighty acres in Union Township, November, 1850, for the sum of $1,000. They lived upon that six years, and in the fall of 1858 they purchased their present home, then containing sixty seven and one half acres. On this was situated the first frame dwelling built in this section of the county. In the year 1882, they moved into a fine large frame dwelling, built the same year. Mr. Freeman was among the first settlers of this county, coming here when the deer, bear, turkey and wild hog were among the wild game. Mr. F. is an active worker in the Republican ranks, and has held the office of School Director; he is a prominent society man and a leader in the Society of Friends. He was married, April 15, 1852, to Miss Anna Rich, born in Randolph County, N. C., May 8, 1831, and daughter of William and Sarah (Elliott) Rich, both natives of North Carolina. Ten children have blessed this union eight of whom are living Sarah, Joshua B., Obadiah, Daniel, William A., Elizabeth, Nathan T. and Anna M. Mr. Freeman and family are members of the Society of Friends. Mrs. Freeman taught the first school south of Wild Cat in this part of the county, and three of her children have made a success of the teacher's profession.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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