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Monday, June 15, 2015

Alexander Freeland and Mary Fleming

Alexander Freeland and Mary Fleming had a daughter named,
... Margaret Alice Freeland who married John Pinkney Brawley and they had a daughter named,
...... Anna Elizabeth Brawley who married Lewis Frances Barnes and they had a son named,
......... Avery Lawrence Barnes who married Addie Mae Michael and they had a daughter named,
............ Vivian Mae Barnes who married Oscar Alexander Huneycutt and they had a son named,
............... William Avery Huneycutt, my Dad.
..................  Me!

Alexander Freeland and Mary Fleming would be my 4 Great Grandparents.

The neighborhood is a few miles east of Statesville. The area which furnished pupils to the little schoolhouse located about four miles east of Statesville close to the public road which leads from Statesville to Salisbury called the “Salisbury Road”. It is bounded on the north by Fourth Creek, on the east by the “Georgia” Road, on the south by Third Creek, and on the west by an imaginary north and south line, practically parallel to the “Georgia Road" and about two and a half miles east of Statesville. The years 1845 to the summer of 1853, there lived families and persons by the names of Bull, Bost, Hoover, Gayler, Jenkins, Kluttz, Walker, Summers, Steele, Murdoch, Haynes, Moyer, Fleming, Miller, Kimball, Haithcox, Brawley, Freeland, Cowan, Harkey, Jordan, Chambers, Brom, Leslie, Barkley, Lentz, Bailey, and perhaps others not now remembered.

Alexander Freeland was born about 1782 in Old Rowan County, NC in a part that became Iredell County in 1788. His parents were Andrew Freeland (DOB About 1734 in Old Rowan County, NC; DOD 10/10/1807 in Iredell County, NC) and Mary Philips (DOB About 1740 in ? ; DOD 9/20/1802 in Iredell County, NC). Alexander was the 10th of 11 children.

Alexander Freeland married Mary Fleming. Mary Fleming was born About 1783 in North Carolina to Samuel Fleming (DOB 4/1/1757 in Old Rowan County, NC; DOD About 1813 in Iredell County, NC) and Mary Wilson (DOB 11/12/1767 in Ireland; DOD 9/22/1850 in Iredell County, NC).


State of N. Carolina
Iredell County
26th Nov 1806
Kno ye that I Andw Freeland of said County being weak of Body but of sound mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament in the following manner.

1st I give and devise to my son Thomas Freeland all that part of land on which he now lives containing one hundred eleven and one half acres as layed off to him and to his heirs assigns forever

Item I give and devise to my son Andrew Freeland all my land on the E Side of Camprun (?) lying North of Thomas'es Land the course of the Branch continued to the old line at the head of S. Branch to his heir and assigns forever

Item I give and devise to my sons James and Walter Freeland all my land lying on the South Fork of the Yadkin River which I purchased from Andw Kilpatrick to be equally divided between them to them & there heirs and assigns forever

Item I give and devise to my son Samuel all the land which I purchased of Joseph Kilpatrick lying near the lands last mentioned and near the South River, to him and his heirs assigns forever

Item I give and devise to my sons William and  Alexander the plantation whereon I live and one hundred thirty six one half acres of land joining the same which I purchased of John McHenry to be equally divided between them, to them and there heirs and assigns forever

Also I give to my William and Alexander all the plantation Implemonce Including the waggon and gears

Item I give to my daughter Annas her bed and furniture and one hundred and fifty dollars

Item I give to my daughter Christian my yearling black colt the Loom and rackling and one hundred dollars and a bed and furniture, all, all the cattle, hogs, sheep, which are not given or disposed of

I give to William and Alexander household furniture and ____ affairs to be equally divided among them

All the remainder of my estate not mentioned I will and order to be equally divided among my sons, James, Walter, Samuel, William, and Alexn. and my daughters Annas and Christian

I do hereby constitute my sons William and Alex Freeland my Executors of this my las Will and Testament

Signed Andw Freeland
Signed sealed delivered in presence of
M Matthews jurat
Alexander Locke
Walter Freeland
(Transcribed from original will located in Raleigh State Archives by Anna Holland)


They had 4 children.

1) Margaret Ann Freeland (DOB 4/9/1814 in Iredell County, NC; DOD 11/8/1898 in Davidson County, NC) married John Pinkney Brawley (DOB 11/27/1812 in Iredell County, NC; DOD 10/12/1886 in Broughton Western NC Insane Assylum, 1000 S. Sterling St., Morganton, Burke County, NC). They had Mary Freeland Brawley, Nancy Rebecca Brawley, William B. Brawley, Margaret Ann Brawley, Ruth Carolina Brawley, Alexander Deusenberry Brawley, Annah Elizabeth Brawley, John Henry Brawley, Winfield Monco Brawley.

2) William Freeland (DOB ? in ? ; DOD ? in ? )

3) Thomas Alexander Freeland (DOB About 1816 in Iredell County, NC; DOD 5/1/1881 in Hillsboro, Montgomery County, IL) married Caroline Sophie Lentz (DOB 7/19/1823 in Iredell County, NC; DOD About 1891 in Hillsboro, Montgomery County, IL). They had Columbus A. Freeland, Julia Ann C. Freeland, Pleasant Freeland, Justina Freeland.

4) John Giles Freeland (DOB 1818-1820 in Iredell County, NC; DOD 1/8/1887 in Iredell County, NC) married Elizabeth Unknown (DOB About 1821 in North Carolina; DOD ? in ? ). They had James Elcany Freeland, Samuel E. Freeland.

1810 U.S. Census of Iredell County, North Carolina; Roll: 40; Page: 189; Image: 00493; Family History Library Film: 0337913, "Alexander Freeland"
William Ellis
Thomas Freeland, -, -, -, 1, -, 2, 2, -, -, -, -, 1
Andrew Freeland, 1, 3, -, -, 1, -, 1, -, 1, 1, -, 1
Walter Freeland -, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, 1, -, -, -
James Freeland, 3, -, -, 1, -, 2, -, -, 1, -, -, -
Samuel Freeland, -, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, 1, -, -, -
Alexander Freeland, -, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, 1, -, -, 1
William Freeland, -, -, -, 1, -, 1, -, -, 1, -, -, -
John Galloway

Name: Alexander Freeland
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Iredell, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1 (Alexander Freeland would have been 28 yrs old)
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 (Mary Freeland would have been 27 yrs old)
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 2


1820 U.S. Census of Iredell County, North Carolina; Page: 243; NARA Roll: M33_80; Image: 218, "Alex'd Freeland"
Sophia Ewing
Samuel Freeland, -, -, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, 1, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, -, -, 1, -, 1, -
James Freeland, 1, 1, -, -, -, 1, 1, 2, -, 1, -, -, 2, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -
Alex'd Freeland, 2, -, -, -, 1, -, 2, -, -, 1, 1, -, 1, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -
Thomas Freeland, -, -, 1, 3, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, 3, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -,
Hugh Henson
Walter Freeland, -, -, -, -, -, 1, 2, -, 1, -, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -
Andrew Freeland, 1, 3, -, -, 1, -, -, 1, -, 1, -, -, 3, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -
William Freeland, 3, -, -, -, 1, -, 2, 1, -, 1, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -
James Farecloth
Joseph Guy


1830 U.S. Census of Iredell County, North Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 122; Page: 35; Family History Library Film: 0018088, "Alexander Freeland"
Samuel Freeland, 1, -, -, -, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, -,
Andrew Freeland, -, 1, -, 1, 1, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -,
John Freeland, -, -, -, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, 3, 1, -, -, -, -, -, -,
Alexander Freeland, -, -, 2, -, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, 2, -, -, 1, -, 1, -, -, -,
James Freeland, 1, -, -, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, 1, -, -, -, 1, -, -, -, -, -, -, -,
William Fowler

Name: Alexander Freeland
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Iredell, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2 (William Freeland and Thomas Alexander Freeland would have been about 14 yrs old)
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 (Alexander Freeland would have been 48 yrs old)
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2 (Margaret Ann Freeland Brawley would have been about 16 yrs old)
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 (Mary Freeland would have been 47 yrs old)
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7


Alexander Freeland died in March, 1850.

AIS Mortality Schedules Index
Surname: Alexander Freeland
Year: 1850
County: Iredell CO.
State: NC
Age: 68
Gender: M (Male)
Month of Death: Mar
State of Birth: NC
ID#: 51_1745
Occupation: FARMER
Cause of Death: GRAVEL*

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885
1850, Iredell County, NC, Pg 363, Line 21, "Alex Freeland", 68 yrs old (DOB 1782), M(ale), W(hite), Born in NC, Died Mar, 1850, Farmer, Cause of death: "Grovil", duration 2 months

*Probably "gravel" - A popular term applied either to calculus matter formed in the kidneys, passing off in the urine, or to small distinct calculi or concretions. It is distinguished from stone in the bladder by being of smaller size. A deposit of small calculus concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom; Nephrolithiasis.


1850 U.S. Census of Iredell County, North Carolina; Roll: M432_634; Page: 485B; Image: 551, Lines 7-14, "William Freeland", Lines 15-18, "Thomas A. Freeland", Lines 19-20, "Andrew Freeland", Lines 21-28, "John P. and Margaret Freeland Brawley", Lines 29-30, "J.G. Freeland"
William Freeland, Head, 70 yrs old (DOB 1780), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $400 Real estate value, Born in NC
Rebecca A. Freeland, 59 yrs old (DOB 1791), F, W, Born in NC
John M. Freeland, 25 yrs old (DOB 1825), M, W, Farmer, Born in NC
Jane E. Freeland, 22 yrs old (DOB 1828), F, W, Born in NC
Sam F. Freeland, 19 yrs old (DOB 1831), M, W, Farmer, Born in NC
Rebecca E. Freeland, 16 yrs old (DOB 1834), F, W, Born in NC
David F. Freeland, 14 yrs old (DOB 1836), M, W, Born in NC
Margaret A. Freeland, 12 yrs old (DOB 1838), F, W, Born in NC
Thomas A. Freeland, Head, 33 yrs old (DOB 1827), M, W, Farmer, $220 Real estate value, Born in NC
Caroline Freeland, 26 yrs old (DOB 1824), F, W, Born in NC
Columbus A. Freeland, 5 yrs old (DOB 1845), M, W, Born in NC
Julia A.C. Freeland, 6/12 mos old (DOB 1850), F, W, Born in NC
Andrew Freeland, Head, 55 yrs old (DOB 1795), M, W, Farmer, $122 Real estate value, Born in NC
Abner M. Freeland, 28 yrs old (DOB 1822), M, W, Farmer, $205 Real estate value, Born in NC
John P. Brawley, Head, 37 yrs old (DOB 1813), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $75 Real Estate Value, Born in NC
Margaret Brawley, 36 yrs old (DOB 1814), F, W, Born in NC
Mary E. Brawley, 12 yrs old (DOB 1838), F, W, Born in NC
Nancy R. Brawley, 11 yrs old (DOB 1838), F, W, Born in NC
Wm. B. Brawley, 8 yrs old (DOB 1842), M, W, Born in NC
Margaret A. Brawley, 6 yrs old (DOB 1844), F, W, Born in NC
Ruth C. Brawley, 3 yrs old (DOB 1847), F, W, Born in NC
Alexander D. Brawley, 10/12 mos old (DOB 1849), M, W, Born in NC
J.G. Freeland, Head, 30 yrs old (DOB 1820), M, W, Farmer, $300 Real estate value, Born in NC
Mary Freeland, 67 yrs old (DOB 1783), F, W, Born in NC


1860 U.S. Census of School District 51, Iredell County, North Carolina; Roll: M653_902; Page: 136; Image: 272; Family History Library Film: 803902, Lines 12-17, "Rebecca Freeland", Lines 18-21, "Abner M. Freeland", Lines 22-27, "Thos A. Freeland", Lines 28-29, "Mary Freeland", Lines 30-37, "John P. Brawley"
Rebecca Freeland, Head, 67 yrs old (DOB 1793), F(emale), W(hite), $0 Real estate value, $467 Personal estate value, Born in NC
Jane Freeland, 37 yrs old (DOB 1823), F, W, Born in NC
Samuel Freeland, 28 yrs old (DOB 1832), M, W, Born in NC
David Freeland, 24 yrs old (DOB 1836), M, W, Born in NC
Margaret Freeland, 21 yrs old (DOB 1839), F, W, Born in NC
Richard Hodge, 12 yrs old (DOB 1848), M, W, Born in NC
Abner M. Freeland, Head, 38 yrs old (DOB 1822), M, W, Farmer, $432 Real estate value, $278 Personal estate value, Born in NC
Rebecca Freeland, 26 yrs old (DOB 1834), F, W, Born in NC
Harriet Freeland, 4 yrs old (DOB 1856), F, W, Born in NC
Presly Freeland, 2 yrs old (DOB 1858), M, W, Born in NC
Thos A. Freeland, Head, 43 yrs old (DOB 1817), M, W, Farmer, $0 Real estate value, $402 Personal estate value, Born in NC
Caroline Freeland, 36 yrs old (DOB 1824), F, W, Born in NC
Columbus Freeland, 15 yrs old (DOB 1845), M, W, Born in NC
Julie Ann Freeland, 10 yrs old (DOB 1850), F, W, Born in NC
Plesant Freeland (sic), 8 yrs old (DOB 1852), M, W, Born in NC
Justena Freeland (sic), 4 yrs old (DOB 1856), F, W, Born in NC
Mary Freeland, Head, 77 yrs old (DOB 1783), F, W, Born in NC
Nancy Brawley, 20 yrs old (DOB 1840), F, W, Born in NC
John P. Brawley, 48 yrs old (DOB 1812), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $221 Real Estate Value, Born in NC
Margaret Brawley, 46 yrs old (DOB 1814), F, W, Born in NC
William Brawley, 18 yrs old (DOB 1842), M, W, Born in NC
Margaret Brawley, 16 yrs old (DOB 1844), F, W, Born in NC
Ruth Brawley, 13 yrs old (DOB 1847), F, W, Born in NC
Alexander Brawley, 10 yrs old (DOB 1850), M, W, Born in NC
Annie Brawley, 3 yrs old (DOB 1857), F, W, Born in NC
John Henry, 2 yrs old (DOB 1858), M, W, Born in NC

Mary Fleming Freeland died after the 1860 U.S. Census maybe in 1867 in Iredell County, NC.



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