Conant, Freeman C.
Age: 26, credited to Cavendish, VTVITALS
Birth: 08/03/1834, Windsor, NHADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton, IA
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Freeman C. Conant was born in Londonderry, NH, 3 Aug., 1834, son of Joshua & Rebecca (Preston) Conant. He settled in Cavendish (Windsor County) Vermont, and was a courier by trade. On 19 April, 1866, William A. Mason of Cavendish, sold to Freeman a small parcel of land in Proctorsville which was previously owned by Reuben Clark. On 15 March, 1867, Freeman sold this piece of land to Margaret M. Crain of Cavendish for $650. Freeman was a Civil War Soldier, Co. "E," 1st Reg't Vt. Vol's. and Co. "C," 4th Reg't Vt. Vols (enlisting 7 Aug 1861). He was promoted Corporal 15 Nov., 1861. He m. Alice C. Stryker (b. Indiana, Oct., 1849). . When the 1900 census was taken, Freeman and Alice were living in Wilton, Iowa, which was in Muscatine County. Freeman had purchased a hardware store and was a merchant. He was then 65 years old and had been married 27 years. He and Alice had two children of their own: Almon F. Conant (b. Iowa, Aug., 1874), and Preston M. Conant (b. Iowa, June, 1878). Freeman died in Wilton, 15 Dec., 1904 (age 70).
Courtesy of Linda M. Welch