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Nathaniel Freeman
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born 1741
Dennis, Massachusetts, British America
Died September 20, 1827(1827-09-20)
Relations Son: Rep. Nathaniel Freeman, Jr.[1]
Occupation Physician, Judge
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Massachusetts Militia
Years of service 1776–1791
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

Nathaniel Freeman (1741 – September 20, 1827) was an American physician and jurist. He was a Brigadier General during the American Revolutionary War and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1775.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Nathaniel Freeman born in Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts in 1741. He settled at Sandwich (also Barnstable County) in 1763 where he established a medical practice. He also studied Law.

In 1773, Freeman became chairman of the Committee of Correspondence of Safety of Sandwich. He was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1775 and was appointed colonel of a militia regiment.

Freeman served during the American Revolutionary War, commanding a militia regiment in the Rhode Island expedition, and from 1781 to 1791 he was brigadier general of militia. He was also a judge of probate and of the Court of Common Pleas.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Adams, John Quincy; Charles Francis Adams (1903). Life in a New England town, 1787, 1788 : diary of John Quincy Adams. Little,Brown. pp. 26. OCLC 492046. 
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. 
  • Packard, Randall F. (1901). The History of Medicine in the United States. J.B. Lippincott. pp. 237. OCLC 1460430. 
  • This article incorporates text from The History of Medicine in the United States (1901) which is in the public domain.

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