Suggesting Stephen Freeman as PGM and PGM Beyond

+1 vote

I disconnected Edmond Freeman Sr. and Alice Coles, there was no record of them as his parents. I think he fits both projects since like so many, he emigrated to New England and wound up in Newark, NJ.

in Genealogy Help by Ellen Gustafson G2G6 Mach 2 (24.7k points)

2 Answers

+3 votes

This looks like it would take additional research to establish his arrival date. The profile states he was at the Milford meeting of November 1639 however he does not seem to appear on that list (see History of Milford, pg 7). Later to be father-in-law John Astwood does appear on that list. The "after planters" all seem to arrive 1645 or later.

Anderson profiles his father-in-law in The Great Migration Vol I:93-94. Here he gives the birth of Hannah as "say 1636." On what is Stephen's birth of 1622 based? Stephen is given a plot in Milford in 1646 but does not settle there until 1658. I haven't yet found other references to him in Anderson's work or newsletters.

Btw, Hannah was married three times per Anderson, which suggests she might have been considerably younger than Stephen. The third husband does not seem to be mentioned on her profile.

It looks like the Freeman Genealogy linked from the profile is being misquoted in the first paragraph of the profile.

by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (245k points)
edited by T Stanton
Hi Todd, I was figuring his age based on the plot he was given and that he seems to have emigrated alone. I think it was Hannah’s first marriage, I’d have to check. Thanks for looking at this, there’s a lot of missing pieces.
Thanks Todd, very good analysis.
+1 vote

Hi Ellen,

When I find information in a family genealogical book indicating a person migrated in 1640 or before, I check R.C. Anderson's ''"Great Migration Series"'' or his ''"Great Migration Directory"'' to see if he is included.  If the migrant is not included in Anderson, very substantial additional sources are needed before the PGM project box or PGM Beyond New England sticker are added to a profile.

In this instance, I see him listed as arriving in Milford in 1658 in the list of "after-planters" in History of Milford. here:

and he is not mentioned in Anderson's works; so he is not eligible to be in the project or sub-project.

by Cheryl Skordahl G2G6 Pilot (240k points)
Ok, thanks Cheryl.
You're so welcome, Ellen.  Please keep on with your work on these profiles... and keep in mind that we're all still learning.

Have a happy day.

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