Martha (Moore) Freeman

Martha (Moore) Freeman (1701 - 1775)

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Martha Freeman formerly Moore
Born in Long Island, New Yorkmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of
Wife of — married 1725 in Woodbridge, New Jerseymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jerseymap
Profile last modified 22 Aug 2019 | Created 12 Sep 2010
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Biography

Martha was born in 1701, probably in East Hampton, Long Island, in Suffolk county, NY. See notes.

John Moore and Hope Robbins are not her parents, see sources below. According to several sources her probable parents are Alexander Moore and Issobell Christie Moore. The Myers book quotes Willis Freeman who says Martha was “a Scottish lass”. And, he believed her father was Alexander Moore of New London.[1]

A source claims Alexander died in East Hampton, Long Island but this is not verified. Issobel died about 1720, possibly in Manhattan, NY.

In the image at the top of page is John’ Moore’s will. He does not mention her. Further, a list of his children from his first marriage, found in another source, does not include Martha.[2]

When Martha moved to Woodbridge, N.J. is not known. Martha married John Freeman in 1720 in Woodbridge. They had the following children: [3]

Sarah Freeman born November 21, 1722.
Mary Freeman born about 1724. Married Samuel Force.
Henry Freeman born about 1726.
Alexander Freeman born about 1727.
Isaac Freeman born February 26, 1736.
James Freeman born April 4, 1739.
Elizabeth Freeman born about 1745.
Charity Freeman born about 1747. died about 1777.
Martha Freeman born about 1751.

After John Freeman’s death in 1761, Martha married William McDaniel.[4]

William McDaniel died Dec. 1775 in Woodbridge, NJ his will was witnessed by Alex Cotheal. [5]

Research Notes

More research is needed to determine the connection to land in New London or New England that is mentioned in her will. Alexander probably died in East Hampton, Long Island, NY or New London, Connecticut, which is a short boat ride across the Long Island Sound. At the time, Connecticut claimed Long Island. He died within a year of Martha’s birth, so she was probably born in either of those two places.

Sources

  1. Myers, Patty Barthell, 1930-. Ancestors and descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families : based partially on the work of Freeman Worth Gardner and Willis Freeman. Penobscot Press ; San Antonio, TX, 1995. Pg 17
  2. De Forest, Anne Lawrence Marston, joint author; Moore, Edward Small. William Henry Moore and his ancestry, with accounts of the Moore families in the American colonies, 1620-1730. Publication date 1934 pg410.
  3. U.S. Find A Grave MEMORIAL ID 126684562
  4. Myers, Patty Barthell, 1930-. Ancestors and descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families : based partially on the work of Freeman Worth Gardner and Willis Freeman. Penobscot Press ; San Antonio, TX, 1995. Pg 17
  5. Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817 New Jersey State Archives. New Jersey, Published Archives Series, First Series. Trenton, New Jersey: John L Murphy Publishing Company.pg.328
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index 1600s-Current: NAME Martha Moore Freeman BIRTH 1701 Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA DEATH 1775 (aged 73–74) Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA BURIAL Unknown MEMORIAL ID 126684562 · View Source URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/126684562/martha-freeman
  • Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817 New Jersey State Archives. New Jersey, Published Archives Series, First Series. Trenton, New Jersey: John L Murphy Publishing Company.pg.328
  • De Forest, Anne Lawrence Marston, joint author; Moore, Edward Small. William Henry Moore and his ancestry, with accounts of the Moore families in the American colonies, 1620-1730. Publication date 1934
  • Myers, Patty Barthell, 1930-. Ancestors and descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families : based partially on the work of Freeman Worth Gardner and Willis Freeman. Penobscot Press ; San Antonio, TX, 1995. Pg 16.(this book is very hard to find even as an ebook.)


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I found them. I took a picture, which I will remove in a few days. They were married in Scotland, they must have emigrated to Boston around 1685. I will add them tomorrow. He died around 1700. Scottish records are online.
posted by Ellen Gustafson
I looked up Alexander Moore and his wife on Ancestry.com. I found sources. It seems they settled in southwest New Jersey and only had the one daughter, Sarah. So, it’s not them. I suggest we put back the original parents as uncertain, or mark them as unknown. It’s probable, given there are two sources that agree, that John and Hope are not Martha’s parents.
posted by Ellen Gustafson
Adri- thank you. I haven’t looked into this yet, I will today.
posted by Ellen Gustafson
I have run into a problem, as the date of death of Alexander Moore and Nancy Jane Wilson Moore appears to be 1698, 2 years before Martha's birth, and the year of their marriage and their daughter Sarah's birth. I have added them as parents and marked it as uncertain until further research to prove or disprove.
posted by Adri Oldershaw
Thank you Honi and Ellen. I am wondering if there was an assumption of parentage by the original profile creator based on the location of marriage and death in Woodbridge. I will try to correct it.
posted by Adri Oldershaw
Note below, this is important, thank you Honi K. I am marking her parents as uncertain until more research is done.
posted by Ellen Gustafson
Hi Adri, I thought you might find this source useful. It gives insight regarding the parentage of Martha Moore being an Alexander Moore of New London, Connecticut. After finding this, I've verified Martha is not listed among the children in the will of John Moore, dated 13 March 1730 proved 20 April 1736.

Myers, Patty Barthell, 1930-. Ancestors and descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families : based partially on the work of Freeman Worth Gardner and Willis Freeman. Penobscot Press ; San Antonio, TX, 1995. Pg 16. https://archive.org/details/ancestorsdescend00myer/page/16

posted by Honi Kleine

Martha is 15 degrees from Danielle Liard, 12 degrees from Jack London and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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