This is the latest census record I found on my 3x Great-grandfather, David Freeman. He is listed in the household of his son-in law, who was listed as a widow. His household is in Westville, Franklin County, New York. Franklin County is located in Northern New York, and to this day, remains a large farming community.

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Here is the census record:


Albert Tower, white, male, age 44, widow, working as a Farmer, born in New York, parents born in Vermont

Edith E. Tower, white, female, age 16, single, daughter, keeping house, born in New York, both parents born in New York

Ella A. Tower, white, female, age 15, single, daughter, at the house, had attended school within the year, born in New York

Mary A. Tower, white, female, age 11, single, daughter, at the house, had attended school with in the year

Laura A. Tower, white, female, age 9, daughter, born in New York

Herbert Tower, white, male, age 6, son, born in New York

Albert D. Tower, white, male, age 4, son, born in New York

David Freeman, white, male, age 87, father in law, widow, no occupation, born in Vermont, both parents born in Connecticut

Source:, 1880 United States Federal Census, Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Westville, Franklin County, New York, Roll T9_834, Family History Film 1254834, Page 745.2000, Enumeration District 96, Image 0380, Family No.47, Household of Albert Tower.

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