Monday, September 10, 2007

James Henry Freedle Family

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Pictured above are: James Henry Freedle (1844 - 1937), wife, Cinderella Harris Freedle, with sons, Charles Pleasant Freedle (1869-1953) and Edgar L. Freedle (1870-1912).

James Henry Freedle was a son of James H. Freedle and Catherine Scott McAden, granddaughter of Reverend Hugh McAden.

James Henry Freedle (1844-1937) was born in Sumner County, Tennessee, and was a Civil War veteran.

Charles Pleasant Freedle (1869-1953) was a Tennessee state senator.

This wonderful photograph was shared by a Freedle ancestor, who also provided the following:

Catherine McAden married James B. Bradley Feb. 5, 1828 in Sumner County TN with Henry Strange as a witness.(Sumner City Marriage Records). In a book, A Pictorial History of Sumner County, TN,1786-1986 by Durham and Thomas (Sumner City Archives), there is a picture of a brick house built abt. 1798 by a Capt. James Bradley of NC in the eastern edge of Sumner County that became Smith County in 1799. This James Bradley was reported as serving in the Revolutionary War and, after moving to the TN country, the TN Militia. A James Bradley was in Smith County, TN in the 1830 Census (1 male and 1 female age 20-30, 1 male 30-40, and 1 male under 5). Possibly the James Bradley who married Catherine was a grandson of the Rev War hero. Later Sumner County, TN Census records suggest that Catherine and James Bradley had a son named Thomas. After James B. Bradley's death (abt 1840), Catherine married James Freedle in Sumner County (Jan 4, 1842) and they had two sons, James Henry Freedle (b. 1844) and Charles Ramsey Freedle (b. 1846). Their grandson, Charles Pleasant Freedle (son of James Henry and Ella Harris Freedle) became a TN State Senator in 1914. We have more info on Catherine's McAden family but our main interest is in Catherine's second husband, James Freedle, who was born in 1798 we believe in NC. We are looking for any information prior to 1826 when his name was included on a militia list in Sumner County, TN.
Here is a brief descendancy outline from Reverend Hugh McAden:

Hugh McAden m. Catherine Scott
Henry McAden m. Mary Bradley
Catherine Scott McAden m. (1) James Burton Bradley (2) James H. Freedle
James Henry Freedle m. Cinderella Harris


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