He may have been born in Ireland and came as a small child to Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
He fought in the Revolutionary War as did his father John Sr..
He was 44 in 1900, married one year, living in Sheridan, Crittenden, Kentucky.
She was 3 in 1880.
She was 23 in 1900, mother of one child who is living.
This information came from a family bible in possession of Mrs. Iris Thomas of Marion, Crittenden Kentucky, in 1972.
CENSUS RECORDS: 11 Sep 1850 Dist#1, Crittenden County, Kentucky page #62, family #448/448
GAINES, Samuel R. age 50, male, farmer, TN
GAINES, Nancy age 46, female, NC
GAINES, John age 13, male, TN
GAINES, Martin age 10, male, KY
GAINES, Hiram age 8, male, KY
GAINES, Nancy age 6, female, KY
GAINES, Edward age 3, male, KY
GAINES, Mary age 3, female, KY
GAINES, Franklin age 2, male, KY
She was 46 in 1850.
She died at the age of 10 of the flux.
He died at the age of 10 of the flux.
His parents were Amos Watson and Martha Elington and this was his 2nd
marriage. William and J. Rice were the witnessess and R. W. Ingram minister of
the gospel married them. They were married at William Rice's house. Hardin
Co., Illinois marriages film #965704..
She was 1 in 1870.
She was 11 in 1880.
In 1850, he was living with the William B. Clements family next to his mom and dad.
HISTORY: "The Freemans of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church 1760-1978" An Address to Some Freemans by The Reverend Thomas Freeman Hudson, Senior. David Freeman appears to have served in the Revolutionary War as a private. In the Roster of North Carolina Soldiers in the American Rrevolution, page 271, we find a land warrant, #1878 to the heirs of David Freeman for 640 acres. The warrant date was 11 July 1785. The WILL, of David Freeman is on microfilm in the "Core Collection" in the Mecklenburg Library in Charlotte. From the will one gets a strong impression that David owned a lot of land. He wrote of a plantation "on the waggon road from Charlotte and the Tuckasegee Fords on the Catawba." David married twice his first wife was Mary ?? who was born in 1743 and died 13 Feb 1779 at the age of 36 years. David's WILL, dated 20 Feb 1806 reads, "To my beloved wife Jane all my personal estate, also my Mansion house with all outer buildings except those occupied by my son James Freeman." To sons Michael and Rueben and to his daughters Sarah Bigham, Jane Berryhill, and Jemimah Stephenson he left 10 shillings, coin, each. Step-daughter Elizabeth Hayes, wife of John Hayes received all the land on the Catawba River that lies on the north side of the wagon road. James got the family plantation except for what David left his wife Jane. His WILL, was probated in court term of July 1808. Executors: son-in-law John Hayes, son James Freeman, wife Jane. witnesses: Moses and Hugh B. Hayes.