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Aaron Freeman and Mary Bentley Rowan County NC

Aaron Freeman and Mary Bentley Rowan County NC

Posted: 1349673128000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Freeman Bentley
Since most of my ideas regarding the ancestry of Aaron Freeman have befn disproved. The believed links to ancestors in Bertie are, in my view, disproved. I am starting anew with research on the early history of Rowan County.

I had believed that Rowan was settled mostly by people form Virginia making their way westward from Albermarle and Bertie.

I have come to believe that the settlers came mostly from PA and were Scots Irish or German. I found three people with Freeman surnames in the mid 1750's in Rowan, but don't have info other than they owned property and served in the militia.

I will add to this thread as I gain further information.

I solicit remarks and info from any one interested

My personal email address is Joe4777@aol.com

Joe Freeman

Re: Aaron Freeman and Mary Bentley Rowan County NC

Posted: 1351972469000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Freeman
Hi Joe,

I'm one of those who went another route than the Bertie Co. Connection, and I've refocused my research on the old Rowan Co. area as well. I think Pennsylvania is one possibility, but there is DNA profiles that connect a James Freeman in Bedford Co. Virginia to Aaron Freeman in Rowan Co. North Carolina. The two families have no proven connection through records as of yet, but they are connected by a common ancestor through DNA. If you haven't visited the Freeman DNA project, it's a good sight to look at -- http://carnicle.com/DNA_Project//. Also, a great book that goes into the history of the old Rowan Co. area is Carolina Cradle: Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762 by Robert W. Ramsey. It talks about the early settlement, including the Pennsylvania connection you are refering to. When I first went a different direction than the Bertie Co. line, I got a lot of flack from people who insisted I was wrong. Glad to see someone else looking into possibilities.

Re: Aaron Freeman and Mary Bentley Rowan County NC

Posted: 1375326784000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Freeman
We are descended from Aaron Freeman/Mary Bentley as well, and my brother just ordered his DNA test to be in the Freeman study.

Re: Aaron Freeman and Mary Bentley Rowan County NC

Posted: 1375327064000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Freeman
We are descended from Aaron Freeman/Mary Bentley as well, and my brother just ordered his DNA test to be in the Freeman study.

Re: Aaron Freeman and Mary Bentley Rowan County NC

Posted: 1390609807000
Classification: Marriage
Surnames: freeman
Excerpt:

Early Rowan County, NC Marriages,
Submitted 21-Jul-1998 by Unknown
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Copyright. All rights reserved.
http://www.usgwarchives.org/copyright.htm
FREEMAN Aaron BENTLEY Mary 17 December 1769
FREEMAN Isaac FAGGOTT Agnes 19 January 1762
FREEMAN Russell GOOD Celia 1 September 1796
FREEMAN Sarah HALL Adam 26 March 1778
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