Jonathan Freeman (representative)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-large district
March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801
|Preceded by||Nicholas Gilman|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Livermore|
|Member of the New Hampshire Senate|
|Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives|
March 21, 1745|
Mansfield, Tolland County
|Died||August 20, 1808
Hanover, Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA
|Resting place||Hanover Center Cemetery
Hanover, Grafton County
|Political party||Federalist Party|
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Huntington Freeman|
|Children||Peyton R. Freeman
Samuel Freeman(died as infant)
Son Freeman (died as infant)
Samuel Freeman (died as infant)
Freeman engaged in agricultural pursuits and was town clerk from March 1778 to December 1787. He was also justice of the peace and, from 1789 to 1797, executive councilor. He was Treasurer of Dartmouth College from 1789 to 1808 as well as a Trustee of the College from 1793 to 1808.
A member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1787 to 1789, Freeman also served in the State senate from 1789 to 1794. He was a delegate to the Constitutional convention of 1791, and a member of the State council.
Elected as a Federalist to the Fifth and Sixth Congresses, Freeman served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1801. After his service, he resumed agricultural pursuits.
Freeman died in Hanover on August 20, 1808 (age 63 years, 152 days). He is interred at Hanover Center Cemetery, Hanover, New Hampshire.
Son of Edmund and Martha Otis Freeman, Freeman married Sarah Huntington on February 2, 177, and she bore eleven children of whom nine lived beyond infancy, Peyton R., Jonathan, Christopher, Edward, Sarah, Asa, Samuel, and Hanna. His nephew, Nathaniel Freeman, Jr., was also a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.
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- Scales, John. History of Strafford County, New Hampshire and Representative Citizens. Richmond-Arnold, 1914 - Strafford County (N.H.). p. 38. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
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