||Robert FREELAND  |
||28 Jul 1807
||Talbot Co., Maryland
||Obit. note, Sun (Baltimore), 20 Jan. 1886:|
FREELAND - On January 18, 1886, at 9:30 o'clock P.M., Robert Freeland, in the 79th year of his age. His funeral will take place from his residence No. 145 St. Paul Street, this (Wednesday) afternoon, at two o'clock.
A note in the Sun (Baltimore), 20 Jan. 1886:
Messrs. Thomas J. Dall, George T. Kenly, Thomas W. Levering, and Wm. M. Vickers have been apptoined to represent the Corn and Flour Exchange at the funeral of Mr. Robert Freeland, late of the wholesale commission arm of Thos. I. Hall & Co.
||18 Jan 1886
||145 St. Paul St., Baltimore City, Maryland
||20 Jan 1886
||Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore City, Maryland 
- He is listed in the 1880 census, when he was 72, as a "Commission Merchant." See the 1866 note to Thomas Hall.
In 1842 he and his brother Samuel bought land from Thomas B. Offutt in Montgomery Co.
In 1842 Robert received a power of attorney from his brother Samuel.
In 1844, he and his brother Samuel, and his wife Priscilla, bought land called "Part of Ebenezer" which had been deeded from Mary Gaither to Samuel Hambleton, in Montgomery Co., in 1818. See the deed for that as well.
In 1855 he bought a house on 233 Lombard St. in Baltimore from his brother Thomas H. Freeland.
J. Harris Franklin's notebook says that he died "1-18-186_." He died before 1887, because that is the first dated receipt from Maria where she is called his "executrix."
Death date from the Baltimore Orphan's Court Document dated 13 May 1887.
He and his wife's portraits were in the parlor at Essex, where they were married. The portrait is signed "H. Bebie"; this is Hans Heinrich (or Henry) Bebie (d. 1888). The couple were great friends of the Franklins who used to visit frequently from Baltimore. John Lansdale Sr. says that "[Great] Uncle Robert Freeland said that he had the portrait painted to ‘preserve her beautiful face.'"
His direct ancestor William Hambleton (b. 1663) who married Margaret Sherwood is a common ancestor between him and Bucey Skinner, who worked at Essex Farm from 1938 until his death.
||Lansdales and Pitards
||28 Nov 2012 |