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    Robert M. Freeman, farmer; P. O. Tadmor, Montgomery Co.; born Aug. 29, 1803; is a son of John Freeman, who came to Miami Co. in the spring of 1806, and settled in Monroe Township , he and his father, Samuel Freeman, entered a very large tract of land, a part of which they improved. From the proceeds of the part they sold they erected a mill, the second one built in the county this mill had but one buhr, and of course all kinds of grain were ground on it. Several years elapsed before they did any bolting; and when they commenced using a bolt, the party whose grist was grinding was obligated to turn the bolt. They suffered three losses by fire, one resulting in the destruction of their grist-mill, and two of their saw-mill on the same race. By perseverance and industry, however, they overcame their misfortunes, and finally built a four- story mill, with three run of buhrs, and did a flourishing trade. Our subject was the oldest of thirteen children, and was brought up on the farm and in the saw-mill; at the age of 25, he commenced business for himself; in the spring of 1834, he settled on the farm given his wife by her father, David Puterbaugh; this farm he has cleared up and improved. His marriage with Mary Puterbaugh was celebrated March 27, 1827; the fruits of this union were ten children; David, Isaac, George, John, Daniel, Hannah (deceased), Elizabeth, Minerva, Henrietta and Priscilla. Mrs. Freeman died May 10, 1869; and in 1872, Nov. 28, he married Mrs. Ann Winans, a native of England, and a daughter of Henry J. Hyatt, a very early settler of this county. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman are now living a very quiet, happy life on the old farm.

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