William Ely Freeman Bible
LOUISIANA GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, BE IT KNOWN AND REMEMBERED
Volume Two Bible Records 1961: Pages 167 - 212.
WILLIAM ELY FREEMAN BIBLE
Holy Bible originally owned by the parents of Zachariah Canty Freeman, the
grandfather of Lurline Richardson Aspin, 5536 Belmont Avenue, Cincinnati, 24,
Ohio, a member of the Society who is originally from Louisiana, and who
submitted this record March, 1961.
The family record pages and a few sheets from the Apocrypha are now owned by a
granddaughter of the original owners, Miss Louise Shaver, Route 2, Grady,
Alabama. Mrs. Aspin copied from the original in August, 1960, and now has
photostats in her possession. Louise Shaver is a daughter of Ella
Freeman Shaver, youngest daughter by a second marriage of Joseph Alston
Freeman. Three sons of Sarah Gaulden Freeman settled in Louisiana and had
numerous descendants: John Gaulden Freeman, James Irvin Freeman, and
Zachariah Canty Freeman, as did descendants of her son Joseph Alston Freeman.
The newspaper obituary quoted below is also in possession of Louise Shaver.
Other family records indicate that Sarah Gaulden Freeman's mother was Susan
Brumfield; that her parents were married in P.E., Va. and some of the older
children were born there; and that they moved to South Carolina before the
Early Virginia records have the name spelled Goulding; in Louisiana it has
been found Gaulden, Goulden, Gouldin, Gauldin, Gaulding, etc.
The father of William Ely Freeman was said to have been a Columbus Freeman who
came to Culpepper Co., Va. in the early 1700's from Scotland. Since William
Ely was not born until 1768 this Freeman lived in Sumter Dist., S.C., all his
children were born there, and Mrs. Aspin believes he died there before Sarah
and some of the children moved to Montgomery Co., Ala.
"Died at her residence in the county of Montgomery, Ala., on the 2d of
February, 1856, Mrs. SARAH FREEMAN, consort of Eli Freeman, in the 78 year of
her age. She was a native of Sumter District, South Carolina, and a daughter
of Capt. John and Susan Goulding, natives of Prince Edward, Virginia. Capt.
Goulding served in the Revolutionary War under General Marion, and died of
smallpox. The elder brother of the deceased served under Gen. Green. She
joined the Methodist church on her death bad. Signed "P.W.S." whom descendants
say was a minister. Probably P. W. Spear as court records show that Charles
B. Lloyd & Eliza Canty were married in 1852 by a P.W. Spear, O.G.P. (probably
Ordained Gospel Preacher ?)
Ely Freeman married to Sarah Gaulden 5th of February 1795
Martin J. Lloyd and Eliza Freeman married 2d March 1820
Willson Hodge and Luizer Caroline Lloyd married the 13 of October 1836.
(Court records show she m. 2nd. Feb. 22, 1844 to George W. Lane)
William G. Freeman was married to Mips Mary J. Spear January 29, 1857.
C. Charles Legran Freeman was married to Ellen Rebecca Yon March the
John D (J?) Freeman was born March the 11 18__(?)
Wm. E. Freeman was married to Sarah M. Holmes Jan. 18, 1846 (son of Joseph
Charles B. Lloyd was married on the 5th day of December 1852 to Miss
Demetrius Alonzo Fanin was born June the 26th 1878.
C. C. Freeman 1875.
Ely Freeman of S. Carolina Sumter District was born April the 4th 1768
Sarah Freeman, wife of Ely Freeman was born 22d March 1778
James Greening Freeman, Son of Ely & Sarah was born January 11th 1796
John Gaulden Freeman was born June 10th 1798
Eliza Freeman was born on the 26th September 1801.
Joseph Alston Freeman was born 23d April 1804. "Grandpa" (written in
James Irvin Freeman was born 29th of Aug. 1806
Elizabeth Freeman was born 7th September 1809
William Gaulden Freeman was born on the 12th May 1812.
Zachariah Canty Freeman was born 12th January 1816
Susan Brumfield Freeman was born 27th March 1819
Louizer Caroline Lloyd was born Jan. 4, 1821
John G. Lloyd was born 15th of April 1822
Martin Marion Lloyd was born 14th Oct. 1824.
Charles B. Lloyd was born 14th August 1828.
Elizabeth Amanda Lloyd was born July 10th 1833.
(Note: All births to this entry we re in the same handwriting, probably by
Sarah (Gaulden) Freeman. Births from here on in several different
handwritings. Also, parts have been scribbled on by children, making it very
hard to read in places. Some records very badly faded.)
Louwezer Marion; Amander; ?utser ? lon 7 Willson; Hodge was born December 11th
Croferd Lane was born the 10 of Dec. 1840
Marten Lane was born the 12 of February 1843
Eliza S. (?) Lane was Born on the 25 day of Apr. A.D. 1844.
Steven C. (?) Lane was born on the 20 of April A.D. 1847
Charles Le. Freeman was bornd April the 16 1854
Miss Rebecca G. Freeman Was Bornd May 29, 1855.
C (?) L (?) Freeman was bornd April the 16 18 9 (?)
(written in pencil, very faded, and Rebecca's record written partly over the
initials; probably a repeat of Charles L. Freeman).
C(hristopher) C(olumbus) Freeman was born the 4th day of May 1866
Ely Freeman died April 12th 1820
John G. Lloyd died on the 15th of June 1832
Martin Marion Lloyd died December ___ 1827
Elizabeth Freeman died October 6, 1833
Elizabeth Amanda Lloyd died May 23rd 1834
Eliza Lloyd died June 4th 1834
James Greening Freeman died Aug. 10th 1800.
Susanah Freeman died March 14th 1827 (37?)
Sarah Freeman died Feb. 2, 1856.
Joseph Aulstone Freeman Died June The 6 1877
John J. Freeman Was Bornd on March the 11, 1858