|Birth Name||Freeby, Peter C|
|Birth Name||Freebey, Peter C 2a|
|Birth Name||Freeby, Peter 1a 3a|
|Birth Name||Freebey, Chas P 5a|
|Age at Death||between 73 years, 8 months, 26 days and 95 years, 8 months, 25 days|
|Birth||estimated between 1844 and 1845||Illinois, United States||Birth of Peter C. Freeby||
|Census||1860-06-01||Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States||Census of Cornelia Miller||
Place of birth: Illinois
Attended school within the year: Yes
|Census||1870-06-01||Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States||Census of Hattie Freeby||
Value of real estate: 800
Place of birth: Illinois
Male citizen 21 and over: Yes
|Census||1880-06-01||Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States||Census of Bessie Freeby||
Number of months unemployed during the census year: Checked
Place of birth: Illinois
Place of birth of father: Pennsylvania
Place of birth of mother: Massachusetts
|Death||1929-09-26||Death of Freeby, Peter C||
|Burial||after 1929-09-26||Angelus Rosedale Cemetery||Burial of Freeby, Peter C||
|Unknown||Partner||Walsh, Joanna Estella|
Joseph C. Freeby was born in Illinois in about 1841. His father was born in Pennsylvania, and his mother was born in Pennsylvania or New York (he gave different information for the census over the years, for PA, then later NY).
Peter Freeby was born in Illinois in about 1844. His father was born in Pennsylvania, and his mother in Massachusetts (which may or may not be correct).
Peter and a "Jos" both lived with a family in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio in 1860:
Cornelia Miller 46 (born in New York, about 1814)
Eliz Thompson 26 (born in Connecticut, about 1834)
Jos Frieby 19 (born in Illinois, about 1841)
Peter Frieby 16 (born in Illinois, about 1844)
Harriet Miller 10 (born in Ohio, about 1850)
Alice Thompson 5 (born in Ohio, about 1855)
Bert Thompson 3 (born in Ohio, about 1857)
Below is a possible timeline for how this family came to be living together. Note that all relations are assumed.
Cornelia married Mr. Freeby, before 1841.
Cornelia (20) had a daughter: Eliz /Freeby/, 1834, Connecticut.
Cornelia (30) had a son: Jos Freeby, 1841, Illinois.
Cornelia (33) had a son: Peter Freeby, 1844, Illinois.*
Cornelia married Mr. Miller, before 1850.
Cornelia (36) had a daughter, Harriet Miller, 1850, Ohio.
Eliz /Freeby/ married Mr. Thompson, before 1855.
Eliz (21) had a daughter, Alice Thompson, 1855, Ohio.
Eliz (23) had a son, Bert Thompson, 1857, Ohio.
* Peter in 1880 claimed on the US Federal Census that his mother was born in Massachusetts. It's possible they were half-brothers, both living with Jos's mother, Cornelia. Also, Joseph C. Freeby had put his mother's birthplace as Pennsylvania for a census or two, then in a later census put it as New York, so it's possible the two were uncertain of their mother's actual birthplace.
Joseph C. lived in Franklin, Portage, Ohio. He lived with his wife, Mary Elizabeth Freeby, and their daughter, Harriet Freeby. Note that there was a Harriet Miller where Jos and Peter lived ten years earlier.
Cornelia Miller continued to live in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio:
Cornelia Miller 55 (born in New York, about 1815)
Henry A Thompson 13 (born in Pennsylvania, about 1857)
Note that Cornelia lived in 1860 with a Bert Thompson born about 1857. Here, she lived with a Henry A. Thompson who was born about 1857. It's possible Bert and Henry are the same person, but their names and birthplaces are different. Henry may be a step-son, but where is Bert? Did he not live until age 13?
As a side-note, in 1900, a 44-year-old Henry Thompson, born in February, 1856 in Pennsylvania, and whose mother and father were both born in Pennsylvania, was a boarder in a home in Perry, Fayette, Pennsylvania. This may be a different Henry Thompson.
As a side-note, in 1920, a 64-year-old Henry Thompson, born about 1856 in Pennsylvania, and whose mother and father were both born in Pennsylvania, was a boarder in a different home in Perry, Fayette, Pennsylvania. This may be a different Henry Thompson.
Joseph C. continued to live in Franklin, Portage, Ohio. He lived with his wife, Mary Elizabeth Freeby, and his kids, Cornelia and Joseph Freeby. Note that there was a Cornelia where Jos and Peter had lived.
Peter continued to live in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio:
Peter Freeby 36
Joanna Freeby 32
John Freeby 13
Hattie Freeby 11
Morden P. Freeby 9
Nellie Freeby 7
Julia Freeby 5
Bessie Freeby 8m
Joseph C. had moved to Long Beach, Los Angeles, California. He lived with his wife, Mary Elizabeth, their daughter Mary Freeby (and her daughter Margeret Elizabeth Fessenden), and their other daugther, Louise Alice Freeby. Note that there was an Alice Thompson where Jos and Peter had lived.
1860 United States Federal Census
- Date: 1860-06-01
- Page: Roll: M653_1039; Page: 335; Image: 677; Family History Library Film: 805039
1870 United States Federal Census
- Date: 1870-06-01
- Page: Roll: M593_1270; Page: 203B; Image: 410; Family History Library Film: 552769
1880 United States Federal Census
- Date: 1880-06-01
- Page: Roll: 1069; Family History Film: 1255069; Page: 216B; Enumeration District: 170; Image: 0115
1900 United States Federal Census
- Date: 1900-06-01
- Page: Roll: T623_89; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 42
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
- Page: Gravestone of Freebey Family
MORDUCAI PAUL FREEBEY—FEB 14, 1937
JOANNA E. FREEBEY "OUR DARLING MOTHER"
MAY 15, 1847 — JAN. 5, 1948
GRACE ADELE FREEBEY — MAR. 30 1943
FLORENCE MARGARET — OCT. 3, 1933
ESTHER PAULINE FREEBEY — JUNE 6, 1909
JOHN MARCUS FREEBEY — JUNE 16, 1893
UNCLE JOHN WALSH — NOV. 26, 1903
CHAS. P. FREEBEY — SEPT. 26, 1929