The Sacred Cod


lost and wrecked


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picture Benjamin Freeman

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Est 1840 - (Provincetown, Massachusetts)
        Baptism: 
          Death: 1860 - Lost At Sea
         Burial: in Gifford cemetery, Provincetown
 Cause of Death: 


Parents
         Father: Captain Benjamin Freeman (1822-1871) 1
         Mother: Betsey Clark (1823-1896) 2


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Cyrenius Freeman

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1758 - Harwich, Massachusetts
        Baptism: 
          Death: 4 Apr 1785 - Truro, Massachusetts
         Burial: in Old North Cemetery, Truro 3
 Cause of Death: 


Parents
         Father: Lemuel Freeman (1717-1790)
         Mother: Desire Sears (1717-1802)

Spouses and Children
1. *Thankful Hopkins (26 Aug 1760 - 23 Sep 1821)
       Marriage: 30 May 1761 - (Harwich, Massachusetts)

Notes
General:
stone "In memry of Mr. Cyrenius Freeman of Harwich who was drowned the 4th of April A.D. 1785 in the 28th year of his age." 3

picture David Freeman

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 11 Sep 1785 - Wellfleet, Massachusetts 6
        Baptism: 
          Death: 28 Feb 1807 - At Sea 4
         Burial: in Duck Creek Cemetery, Wellfleet
 Cause of Death: 


Parents
         Father: Isaac Freeman (1758-1842)
         Mother: Hannah Collins (1758-1844) 4 7


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Captain Edmund Freeman

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1 Feb 1780 - Eastham, Massachusetts 8
        Baptism: 
          Death: 22 Jun 1823 - At Sea 9
         Burial: in Orleans Cemetery 10
 Cause of Death: 


Parents
         Father: Abner Freeman (1755-1833)
         Mother: Sarah Higgins (1757-1832) 11

Spouses and Children
1. *Bethia Higgins (15 Jun 1787 - 24 Apr 1881)
       Marriage: 27 Nov 1806 - Orleans, Massachusetts 12

Notes
General:
Some unsupported genealogies have his death in New Orleans.

picture Francis Freeman

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 10 Dec 1787 - Harwich, Massachusetts 13
        Baptism: 
          Death: in "In A Foreign Land" 13
         Burial: 
 Cause of Death: 


Parents
         Father: Lemuel Freeman (1746-1825)
         Mother: Mary Doane (1752-1821)

Spouses and Children
1. *Phebe Knowles (Est 1790 -       )
       Marriage: 12 Jul 1807 - Orleans, Massachusetts 12

Notes
Marriage Notes (Phebe Knowles)
uncertain ID of Francis

picture Captain Horace Freeman

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 20 Aug 1838 - Brewster, Massachusetts
        Baptism: 
          Death: 31 May 1865 - at sea, on passage from Batavia to Manilla 14
         Burial: in Lower Road Cemetery, Brewster 15
 Cause of Death: Batavia fever


Parents
         Father: Captain Solomon Freeman (1800-1877)
         Mother: Huldah Crosby (1802-1879)

Spouses and Children
1. *Sophia C Jenkins (Est 1845 -       )
       Marriage: 1 Jan 1865 - South Yarmouth, Massachusetts 16

Notes
General:
died in command of ship Memnon, of Boston

picture Isaac Freeman

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 15 Nov 1783 - Eastham, Massachusetts 17
        Baptism: 
          Death: Abt 1806 - South Carolina
         Burial: 
 Cause of Death: 

Events
Alt Death, , West Indies in West Indies


Parents
         Father: Isaac Freeman (1736-1813)
         Mother: Hannah Higgins (1744-      ) 18


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Captain J H Freeman

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Est 1830 - Provincetown, Massachusetts
        Baptism: 
          Death: 20 Dec 1889 - San Francisco, California
         Burial: 
 Cause of Death: 


Notes
General:
Barnstable Patriot 24 Dec 1889, p2
"Two well known citizens of San Francisco were asphysiated in the hold of the British ship Durham there Friday while investigating the effects of a fire which broke out a few days ago, but was extinguished. There were Capt. Freeman, surveyor for the Lloyds, and Mr. F.R. Catton. Inspector Gove game up the hatchway exhausted, and Freeman and Catton were drawn up up, but both died soon after.
Capt. J.H. Freeman was a native of Provincetown. He commanded the ships Memnon and Colorado and later the Pacific Mail steamship Japan."

picture James Freeman

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 23 Jun 1734 - Harwich, Massachusetts
        Baptism: 
          Death: at Sea
         Burial: 
 Cause of Death: 


Parents
         Father: Thomas Freeman (1708-1766)
         Mother: Doritha Cole (1712-1762)

Spouses and Children
1. *Hannah King (10 Oct 1738 - 5 Mar 1805)
       Marriage: 5 May 1756 - Harwich, Massachusetts 20


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Captain Jesse Freeman

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 11 Jul 1812 - Wellfleet, Massachusetts 21
        Baptism: 
          Death: 1 Mar 1846 - lost at sea, schooner Spartel 22
         Burial: in Duck Creek Cemetery, Wellfleet
 Cause of Death: 


Parents
         Father: Jesse Freeman (1783-1819) 4 6
         Mother: Martha Harding Atkins (1776-1820) 23

Notes
General:
Ths schooner Spartel, Jesse Freeman, master, was lost with all hands, on a voyage south with a partial cargo of mackerel. It is suspected the cargo shifted.

stone:
"Jesse, son of Jesse & Martha Freeman, who was lost at sea March 1, 1846, aged 33 yrs. 8 mos.

In memory of Jesse Freeman, died Mar. 4, 1819, aged 35 yrs. 7 mos."

The schooner Spartel was lost about 16 Feb 1846, on a voyage to Norfolk Va, with all hands:
Jesse Freeman, 35, master
Charles Smith, 36 [40]
Barnabus Higgind, 21
Zephaniah Higgins, 20
Josiah Higgins, 16 (same storm, but possibly another vessel) 22 24
Medical:
age 35
bachelor
mariner
"Supposed Feb 16, 1846
Lost going to the city of Norfolk in the Sch. Spartel
A severe gale of wind, suppose vessel upset, or filled with water."
b Wellfleet
s/o Jesse & Patty Freeman
25
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Sources


1 Provincetown cemeteries (http://www.provincetowngov.org/historic/cem.htm). badly organized

2 Provincetown cemeteries (http://www.provincetowngov.org/historic/cem.htm).

3 Richard A. Haskell, editor, Truro Cemeteries (2000. Wellfleet MA: Rich Family Association), #287.

4 Stanley W. Smith, "Records from the Duck Creek Cemetery, Wellfleet, Mass." (Mayflower Descendant, vols 10, 11, 12).

5 Elizabeth Freeman, Wellfleet, Truro, & Cape Cod Cemetery Transcriptions. Section Three. Duck Creek Cemetery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Wellfleet MA: Rich Family Asscociation), 22.

6 Town records of Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Wellfleet, Massachusetts.), 1:34. the children of Isaac Freeman jr and Hannah his wife.

7 Town records of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Deaths 1843-1859 (Wellfleet, Massachusetts.), 75, #53. frequently differ from other records

8 Smith and Smith, Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans..., 1980, 1993. Baltimore MD, MD34:58. Col. Leonard H Smith, Jr. and Norma H Smith. Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans. An authorized facsimile reproduction of records published serially 1901-1935 in "The Mayflower Descendant." With an added index of persons.
1980, 1993. Baltimore MD: reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co.

9 Jay Mack Holbrook, compiler, Records of Eastham and Orleans, Massachusetts 1637-1892, 2002. Oxford MA: Archive Publishing (page images on CD), H01_03f :51.

10 index to Orleans, Massachusetts cemeteries (1970. Excel file at Orleans Historical Society, http://orleanshistoricalsociety.org/collections.html).

11 Smith and Smith, Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans..., 1980, 1993. Baltimore MD, 85 (MD16:200).

12 marriages, circa 1761-1844. from Book 2, in "Vital Records of Eastham and Orleans, Massachusetts" (2002. Oxford, MA: Holbrook Research Institute (2 Cds), files H01_04a - H01_04f), 25 (F).

13 George Ernest Bowman, editor, Vital Records of the town of Brewster, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849 (1904. Boston: Mass. Society of Mayflower Descendants [online]), 49.

14 Barnstable Patriot (Barnstable, Mass [archives 1830-1930 online at Sturgis Library, Barnstable]), 19 Sep 1865, p2.

15 Robert Paine Carlson, Cape Cod Gravestones, 2003 ff. Eastham MA. CapeCodGravestones.com.

16 Barnstable Patriot (Barnstable, Mass [archives 1830-1930 online at Sturgis Library, Barnstable]), 10 Jan 1865.

17 George Ernest Bowman, compiler, "Vital records of Eastham and Orleans, Massachusetts" (Mayflower Descendant [several sections]), 33:13. highly incomplete

18 Smith and Smith, Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans..., 1980, 1993. Baltimore MD, 110 (20:158.

19 Jerry Landers, Landers Genealogy (http://www.landersgen.com/landers/index.htm), Frederick Freeman," Freeman Genealogy in Three Parts."

20 Harwich Massachusetts vital records (http://plymouthcolony.net/barnstable/vitalrecords/harwich/harlinktable.html
pages numbers refer to "Vital records, town of Harwich, Massachusetts, 1694-1850" 1982. Harwich Historical Society), 119. Please note: Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts is 100 miles from Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts. There is no 'Harwick.'

21 Town records of Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Wellfleet, Massachusetts.), 1:100. Jesse and Patty Freeman family.

22 Everett I. Nye, History of Wellfleet, from early days to present time. (1920. Wellfleet, Mass.), 32.

23 George Ernest Bowman, compiler, Vital Records of Truro, Massachusetts to the year 1849 (1933. Mass. Society of Mayflower Descendants. republished online), 129.

24 Elizabeth Freeman, Wellfleet, Truro, & Cape Cod Cemetery Transcriptions. Section Three. Duck Creek Cemetery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Wellfleet MA: Rich Family Asscociation), 39.

25 Town records of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Deaths 1843-1859 (Wellfleet, Massachusetts.), 76.


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