FREEMAN, Jonathan, (1745 - 1808)

FREEMAN, Jonathan, (uncle of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr.), a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Mansfield, Conn., March 21, 1745; attended the public schools; moved to New Hampshire in 1769 and settled in Hanover; engaged in agricultural pursuits; was town clerk and also justice of the peace; executive councilor 1789-1797; member of the State house of representatives 1787-1789; served in the State senate 1789-1794; delegate to the Constitutional convention of 1791; member of the State council; overseer of Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1793-1808; treasurer of Dartmouth College for more than forty years; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth and Sixth Congresses (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1801); resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Hanover, N.H., August 20, 1808; interment in Hanover Center Cemetery.