He was born on 10 May 1834 (6, 10; 2 (31 in 1865), 4 (34 in 1870), 5 (46 in 1880), 6 (66 in 1900), 7 (75 in 1910). He was born in Pennsylvania (4, 5, 6, 7).
In 1860/62, he married Abigail A [unknown family name] (6, 7). They apparently had these three children (4, 6 (3 children in 1900 all alive), 7 (3 children in 1910 all alive)):
In 1870, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with his wife Abigail, and Marietta, William, Mervin (presumably his children), and Philip (perhaps his father) (4). He was a blacksmith, and owned $800 in real estate and $250 in personal property (4).
In 1880, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Abigail and children William and Mervin (5). He was a blacksmith, and had been out of work four months (5).
In 1890, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Arendtsville) (3).
On 8 August 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 11).
In 1900, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Abigail and son William (6). He was a farmer (6).
On 19 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (9).
In 1910, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Abigail and son William (7). He was living on his own income (7).
On 5 August 1913, his widow, Abigail A Freed, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 11).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (William Freed)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (William Freed)
3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 6, page 5 (William Freed)
4 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 131 = 55 handwritten (William Fried)
5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 42, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 12 D = 24 handwritten (William Freed)
6 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 2, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 22 A = 11 handwritten (William Freed)
7 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 76 = 8 handwritten (William Freed)
8 William Freed [death notice]. Adams County News (Gettysburg PA), Saturday 2 August 1913, page 6 (William Freed)
9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (William Freed)
10 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 27 October 2009 (William Fried)
11 pension index, by name (William Freed)
12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Fread)
13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Freed)
|Name||Fried William||- Abigail||- Marietta||- William||- Mervin||- Philip|
|Real estate value||800|
|Personal estate value||250|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||"|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year||May|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||218|
|family visit #||233|
|name||Freed William||- Abigail||- William G||- Mervin E|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|school this year||1||1|
|name||Freed William||- Abigail||- William G|
|birth date||May 1834||May 1842||Mar 1865|
|# years married||39||39|
|mother of how many children?||3|
|# of children living||3|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||0||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule||114|
|name||Freed William||- Abigail M||- William G|
|#years present marriage||48||48|
|mother of # children||3|
|mother of # living children||3|
|occupation||Own income||None||farm laborer|
|nature of industry etc.||" [sc. General farm]||Working out|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||8 [?]|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
William Freed, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home in Hilltown Saturday evening at 9 o'clock from a complication of diseases, aged 79 years.
He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter, M. E. Freed, of Cashtown; William Freed, at home; Mrs. H. G. Comfort, of Arendtsville.
The funeral was held on Monday at 1 o'clock from his late home. Interment at Arendtsville, in Evergreen cemetery.