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Joel Terrell Freeman (1812 - 1891)

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Joel Terrell Freeman
Born in Catheys Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Gerton (Hickorynut Creek), Henderson, North Carolina, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Jun 2014
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Joel Terrell Freeman[1] was born on July 27, 1812, in Rutherford, North Carolina[2], the child of Rob Freeman and Catherine Seward. He married Isabel Minerva Porter on September 16, 1834. He died on August 29, 1889, in Gerton, North Carolina, and was buried in Henderson, North Carolina[3].


  • BIRTH 1812


  • CENSUS 1820


  • CENSUS 1830




  • CENSUS 1850


  • CENSUS 1860

J T Freeman born 1813 nc Source: United States Census,1860,State:North Carolina,County: Henderson, Enumeration Date: 7/10/1860, Enumerator:C.M. Green,Page:71,House #:469, Line:15


  • CENSUS 1870

born 1812 Source: United States Census, 1870, State: North Carolina, Co: Henderson, NARS:M-432 , State Reel: ,Page: 3, District: Chimney Rock Township , Enumeration Date: July 16, 1870,Enumerator: W.D. Whitted, Name: FREEMAN JOEL TERRELL ,Page: 17, House # 117,Line # 33


  • CENSUS 1880

Joel T Freeman born 1853 nc Source: CENSUS YR: 1880 STATE: North Carolina COUNTY: Henderson, DIVISION: Edneyville District # 9th Civil Enumeration District:95 , Enumerator: John Freeman, Enumeration Date: 5 June 1880; PAGE NO: 7 House #: 66 Line: 27


  • DEATH 1891



Place: Bearwallow Cemetery Gerton Henderson County North Carolina, USA


  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), Joel T Freeman, Henderson county, Henderson, North Carolina, United States; citing family 569, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2014), J T Freeman, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 17, family 117, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,642.
  3. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 15 March 2016), Joel Terrell Freeman, 1891; Burial, Gerton, Henderson, North Carolina, United States of America, Bearwallow Cemetery; citing record ID 101033138, Find a Grave,


Note !BIRTH Information from Mark Sumner Genealogy

!MARRIAGE Information from Mark Sumner Genealogy

Occupation: Farmer

Joel and Isobella are shown in the 1860 Federal Census of Edneyville Township, Henderson County, N. C. According to the 1845 Henderson County Court records, Joel was in charge of overseeing Hickorynut Road from the Henderson line to the Buncombe line beginning at the Buncombe line near Turkey Knob Gap, then with a leading ridge opposite Widow Morrison's then a direct line to the bridge on Broad River at the mouth of Reedy Patch Creek, then north to the McDowell line, then with said line to Buncombe line.[4]

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Joel is 19 degrees from Walter Morrison, 28 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 19 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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