Biography of Lewis Freeman
Crawford County, PA Biographies





LEWIS FREEMAN, P. O. Linesville, was born in Warren County, N. J., April 8, 1824, son of Henry and Lydia (Kerr) Freeman. He was reared in his native county and there resided until 1845, when he came to South Shenango Township, this county, remaining one year and working on a farm by the month during summer, and attending school in winter. In 1848 he returned to New Jersey and lived there until 1856, in which year he located in North Shenango Township, this county, and bought a farm of 215 acres, along with his brother, J. H. Freeman, with whom he remained one and a half years, when they divided the farm, our subject taking ninety five acres which, with the exception of forty acres, he still has in his possession. In 1858 our subject rented the farm he now occupies, and in 1860 purchased it. It then comprised 125 acres, but he has since bought land adjoining, and now has a fine farm of 224 acres, part of which he has cleared, and on which he has made all the improvements in buildings, etc. Mr. Freeman was twice married, his first wife being Elizabeth, daughter of Charles and Sarah Campbell, by whom he had three children: Clara (deceased), Sarah L. and Dora. His present wife is Phebe A., daughter of John and Elizabeth (Collins) Linn, who settled in North Shenango Township, this county, in 1800. Mr. Freeman and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was elecbed President of the Linesville Savings Bank in the fall of 1883; has held several offices in the gift of his township. In politics is a Republican.

From:
History of Crewford County, Pennsylvania
Illustrated
Warner, Beers & Co.,
Chicago; 1895

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