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I am a native of Illinois and grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. After dropping out of college, I moved to California in 1973 with my first husband. I married my present husband, Butch, in 1977 and got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me a grandmother 24 times over and a great-grandmother of 13. Three years after I married Butch I returned to school. I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication and was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 to return to school and get my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore and genealogy - and add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play a number of folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I am a Board Certified genealogist and more information on all this, as well as direct contact info, is on my Circlemending website.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - 2 Feb 2010 - Three more Freeman children

Three more FREEMAN children, sons and daughter of John E. FREEMAN and Margareth WALRATH:

Gardner, b: 1861, Jefferson County, New York; d: 1862, same location
Edward F., b: 1863, Jefferson County, New York; d: 1873, same location
Cora B., b: 1865, Jefferson County, New York; d: 1873, same location

All buried in the Brownville, Jefferson County Cemetery

Their fourth child was Carrie May, born 20 January 1869. She went on to marry Eugene H. BROWN on 30 August 1893. They had two daughters: Cora Belle and Helen M. BROWN (Cora became a school teacher in Jefferson County); neither daughter married, to the best of my knowledge. They and their parents are all interred in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Orleans, Jefferson, New York. I have no photos of their stones (yet).

I would love to hear from anyone who is doing the research on this family line. Carrie and her older siblings, listed on the tombstone above, are my 1st cousins, 3x removed.

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