Also listed in the genealogy Freeman Families in New England were the children of Elisha Freeman. There lives were not very detailed as older generations but one of his children, Gersham B Freeman, had an interesting note.

“Event: 1820 in Gates, Genesee (now Monroe), New York. There was a Gersham B Freeman listed as the head of the household in the 4th census of the US. Considering, his unusual name, it may be that he lived for sometime in Western New York, but later returned to Vermont.”

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Genesse was a much larger until starting in 1806 when parcels of land were being taken to form other counties, Monroe County was formed in 1821.

Here is the census record, courtesy of



Gursham B Freeman, 3 males under the age of 10, 2 males under the age of 16, 1 male between the age of 26 and 45, 2 females under the age of 10, 1 female between the age of 26 and 45, 3 persons engaged in agriculture

Source: 1820 United States Federal Census. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.  Gates, Genesee County, New York, Roll M33_72, Page 127, Image No. 74, Household of Gursham B Freeman.

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