Freeman Family In Civil War

Freeman Family In Civil War

(The Freeman family was the 8th family to settle in present day Lawrence County, OH)
(The following is a list of only a few of the family members who fought in the Civil War.)

Submitted by Kay Brown


Moses Alfred Freeman, Sr.

Moses A. Freeman was born 1817 in Franklin County, VA. On October 29, 1861 at the age of 44 he enlisted as a private in Captain J.S. Barber’s Company H, 6th. Reg., Ohio Cavalry Volunteers for 3 years service.
He was 5 feet 11 ½ inches tall and a farmer from Fayette Township, Lawrence County, OH. The son of William and Sarah Parker Freeman.
On June 21, 1863, at Upperville, VA, he received a gunshot wound to the left face. On Jan. 23, 1864, he died of these wounds at Camp Stoneman Military Hospital, Washington D.C.. (Death certificate signed by John Higgins, Surgeon U.S. Army Volunteers & Surgeon in Chief, Cavalry Division, Dept. of Washington.) His body was returned to Lawrence County for burial on Jan. 26, 1864.

Moses Alfred Freeman, Jr.
Moses A. Freeman was 19 years old when he enlisted on Nov. 2, 1861 into Company H, 6th. Reg. Ohio Cavalry Volunteers. He was mustered out on Nov. 3, 1864.

William Fuston Freeman
William Fuston Freeman (born March 3, 1847; died Jan. 19, 1931—birth & death –Lawrence County, OH) was 19 years old when he enlisted on Feb. 16, 1865 in Company A, 188th. Reg. Ohio Inf at Camp Chase, OH. He was mustered out at Murfreesboro, TN on May 22, 1865 due to disability.
William Fuston is the son of George Parker and Rebecca Brubaker Freeman and the grandson of William and Sarah Parker Freeman. On Aug. 30, 1866, at South Point, Lawrence County, OH, he married Margaret Ann Stanley (born 1848-Cabell County, VA; died Aug. 10, 1892, Lawrence County, OH )and they had the following children:
William Harrison (born May 30, 1867; died April 29, 1950), Louisiana Missouri (born April 30, 1869; died July 22, 1965), Amos (born Feb. 16, 1871-?), Cynthia Ann (born April 19, 1872-?), Kyle (born Jan. 21, 1875; died March 24, 1969), Rebecca (born 1876; died 1960), Ada Helen (born 1880; died 1974), Mary Catherine (born: 1882; died 1901), Sally Beatrice (born 1884; died 1974) and Blanche Freeman (born 1888; died 1983)

James N. Freeman
James Freeman (born Oct. 25, 1834; died Feb. 28, 1904—birth & death-Lawrence County, OH) was 30 years old when he enlisted on March 2, 1865 as a private in Company A, 188th. Reg. Ohio Inf at Camp Chase, OH. He was mustered out on Sept. 21, 1865 at Nashville, TN due to disability.
“That while in the service and in the line of duty at Nashville, in the State of Tenn., on or about the 1st. of Sept. 1865, he contracted a severe cold and camp fever. In consequence of which he had hemorrhaging of the lungs. Afterwards he had jaundice and was mustered out of the service—not being able for duty—his sickness caused by exposure, principally in hot weather.” According to the Pension Act of June 27, 1890, James was eligible for a pension. On July 23, 1890, at the age of 56, while living at Brush Creek, Scioto County, OH, James requested a pension stating “weak heart due to illness during service time.” On Feb. 28, 1904, when James died, his physician, Dr. J.H. Ramey stated “The cause of death was disease of lungs with complications”.

At the time of his death, James was 70 years, 4 months and 3 days of age, his pension amounted to $10.00 per quarter (of a year). He owned 47 acres of land in Aid Township, Lawrence County, OH valued at $300.00. Upon his death, his wife, Margaret Sumpter Freeman, applied for a widow’s pension and was granted $8.00 per quarter (of a year). However, Margaret died only 4 months later on June 20, 1904 at age 65.
When James entered the service he was described as being 5 feet 10 inches tall, light complexion, light hair and gray eyes.
James was the son of David Parker and Nancy Martin Freeman and the grandson of William and Sarah Parker Freeman. On Oct. 21, 1855 at South Point, Lawrence County, OH, he married Margaret Ann Sumpter (born 1839-died June 20, 1904) and they had the following children:
Nancy E. born Oct. 22, 1956; died 1904), George (born Dec. 20, 1858-?), Thomas (born Jan.7, 1861; died Dec. 5, 1922), John Simmons (born July 15, 1865; died Dec. 30, 1906), Mary E.M.( born Sept. 16, 189-?), David Parker (born: Feb. 2, 1872-?), Hattie Ann (born May 13, 1877; died July 4, 1959), Mattie (aka Martha)( born May 13, 1877; died Feb. 16, 1958), Jesse Norm (born: March 3, 1882-?)and Charles Edward (born: Sept. 3, 1884-?) Freeman.