Born: 1808-09-14 Ohio
Died: 1891-09-25 Texas
Flourished: 1840-1858 Sangamon County, Illinois
Freeman likely moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1839. For a short time, he ran a grocery store with his brother, Abraham Freeman; the two also operated a general store and a mill together. In 1850, Freeman was working as a grocer and he owned $3,500 worth of real estate. Clarkson Freeman moved to Texas in 1858.
Joseph Wallace, Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1904), 155; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 101; Gravestone, Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, TX.