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Elizabeth (Nickerson) Freeman (abt. 1761)

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Elizabeth Freeman formerly Nickerson
Born about in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotiamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotiamap
Mother of
Died [date unknown] in Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 27 Oct 2017
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Elizabeth Nickerson, was the daughter of Eldad Nickerson and Mary Cahoon, who were among the first settlers of Barrington, Nova Scotia. Her date of birth is taken from her father's WikiTree profile, which cites the Nickerson Family Association: The Next Generation (behind a paywall). She may have been born in Chatham, Massachusetts, however there doesn't seem to be a record there. If she was born in Barrington, then she was one of the first. The History of Barrington discusses who was the first male child born, which may mean there was at least one female child born around the same time[1]

On July 7, 1782, she married Benjamin Freeman, son of Samuel Freeman and Mary Mayo[2] [3] [4] and their children included:

  1. Doane, born Feb. 16, 1783[2] [4]
  2. Mary, born March 27, 1785[2] [4]
  3. Elizabeth, born June 8, 1787[2] [4]
  4. Benjamin, born July 14, 1789[2] [4], who married Lydia Dexter in 1811
  5. Seth, March 27, 1792[2] [4]
  6. Lavinia, Feb. 7, 1795[2] [4]
  7. Melinda, Oct. 27, 1797[2] [4]

She died in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.


  1. A history of Barrington township and vicinity, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, 1604-1870; with a biographical and genealogical appendix by Crowell, Edwin. Page 453 discusses the first male child
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Freeman genealogy in three parts by Freeman, Frederick, 1799-1883; Published 1875; Publisher Boston : Franklin Press, Rand, Avery, and Co.; pages 98, 173
  3. "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711-1909," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), Benjamin Freeman and Elizabeth Nickerson, 07 Jul 1782; citing Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia; FHL microfilm 837,883.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.), Volume 127, page 54 shows the Vital Records of Liverpool NS, which on page 122 recorded the marriage and children of Benjamin and Elizabeth)

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