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John Freeny
(1720-Bef 1796)
Elizabeth Hearn?
(Abt 1721-After 1796)
Thomas Freeny
(Abt 1756-1821/1829)
Eleanor (?)
Sarah H.* Freeny
(Abt 1783-1877)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Jacob Elliott

Sarah H.* Freeny 1

  • Born: Abt 1783, Sussex Co., DE 2
  • Marriage (1): Jacob Elliott about 1808
  • Died: 02 Mar 1877, Sussex Co., DE 3

  

*Is Sarah d/o Thomas Freeny? She is definitely from the line of John Freeny's (c1720-c1796), maybe as a granddaughter or great grandaughter. A likely candidate for here father is Thomas Freeney (c1756-183x). Or she might more likely be a great granddaughter through one of John Freeny's older son viz, Joshua, William or John. More research required but probability is certain that she is of the elder John Freeny's line as either granddaughter or Great.

For now, this compiler places her as a daughter of the youngest son of John Freeny, Thomas, as he is the likely candidate given the proximity of where he lived relative to the lliotts. But one detractor from this hypothesis is that there are no females under age 10 in his household in 1800 Sussex Co. census and Sarah Elliott pronounces her age as 58 yo in the 1850 census (e.g.; born in 1792). As with many females of the day and the simple fact that the census takers were lax in accuracy, that age could be off by upwards of 10 years. Jacob Elliott was definitely born in 1780-84 so, it is easy to imagine Sarah Elliott born about the same time but her age in 1850 not captured correctly for whatever reason. In 1800, Thomas Freeny DOES have a female age 16-25, suggesting a daughter born 1775-1784 which indeed could be our Sarah (Freeny) Elliott here.

Other circumstantial evidence of the Thomas Freeny as father of Sarah hypothesis is when, on Mar 18 1819, her husband Jacob Elliott purchased land from Thomas Freeny for $2229 that included tracts "Friends Denial", "White Oak" and parts of "Parkers Mistake", "Unkles Advice" and "Collins Adventure". (SxLR-AN36:150) (COMPILER'S NOTE: this land includes most of all of modern Delmar, DE and centrally straddles US13 running about 1/2 mile from there towards Delmar and 1/4 mile from there to the east.)

  

Jacob Elliott is established as father of Benjamin Elliott via Orphan's Court records of Mar 28 1877 (issued Apr 17 1877) where Benjamin petitioned the court to divid lands of Jacob Elliott that were held as dower by Jacob's wife (Benjamin's mother), Sally H. Elliott - Sally having died on Mar 2 1877. The record lists Jacob/Sally's eleven (11) children as Benjamin; Patsy H. Cordrey (wife of Spencer M. Cordrey); Elenor Melson (wife of John Melson, but she is dead leaving four children - Sally and three others unknown); Solomon M. Elliott; Lovey Hastings (wife of Winder Hastings, but she is dead leaving seven children - Julia A. Gordy, w/o John M. Gordy; Jacob Hastings, Irene Disharoon, Elijah Hastings, Sydney Hastings, Mary Hastings, and Sarah Hastings); Samuel Elliott; Julianna Workman (wife of John Workman); John Elliott; William G. Elliott; Mary Collins (wife of Joseph R. Collins); and Jacob Elliott. The record lays out how the lands are to be divided.


Sarah married Jacob Elliott, son of Samuel Elliott and Ann* Figgs, about 1808. (Jacob Elliott was born in 1780-1784 in DE 4 5 6 7 8 and died on 20 Mar 1841 in Sussex Co., DE 3.)


Sources


1 Elliott Genealogy on Ancestry.com.

2 1850 DE Census, Listed as Sarah Elliott, age 58, in subdivision 11, Sussex Co., DE, born in DE.

3 DE Orphan's Court Record, For Death date, see notes under Jacob Elliott is this report.

4 1800 DE Census, There is a Jacob Elliott listed in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex Co., DE with a household as 01101-01201-00. This may be Jacob, father of Benjamin.

5 1810 DE Census, Jacob Elliott is listed in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex Co., DE with a household as 10010-00100-00. This is likely Jacob, father of Benjamin, suggesting he is age 26-45.

6 1820 DE Census, Jacob Elliott is listed in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex Co., DE with a household as 110010-11100. This is likely Jacob, father of Benjamin, suggesting he is age 26-45.

7 1830 DE Census, Jacob Elliott is listed in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex Co., DE with a household as 2110001000000-2111010000000 (There are four Jacob Elliotts in the 1830 census but this one is probably the right one!).

8 1840 DE Census, Jacob Elliott is listed in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex Co., DE with a household as 0121000100000-0011100200000, suggesting he is age 50-60.


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