Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tombstone Tuesday - 29 June 2010 - John E. Freeman
John E. Freeman (my g-g-grandmother's half-brother) was born in July 1836 (1837, according to the tombstone, but probably in error) in Jefferson County, New York, and died 29 June 1914 (96 years ago today) in Chaumont, Jefferson, New York. He is believed to be buried here, in Brownville Cemetery, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, with his wife, Margaret Walrath (they were married in 1856 and had 4 children, only one - Carrie May - who lived to adulthood, marrying, first, ___ Peck and, second, Eugene Brown).
Problem: no death date is inscribed on John's headstone (but his obituary does say this is where he lies).
John E. Freeman was born on the family farm in the Freeman District, Morris Tract, Brownville, Jefferson, New York and worked his whole life as a farmer (according to census and obituary information).