(1834-1848)« return to database list
Mary Ann Freeland was the daughter of Joseph Freeland and Lydia Miller Freeland. The Freelands were longtime members of the Eno Meeting of Friends, and their farm still adjoins the Old Quaker Cemetery in Mars Hill, NC in the Mars Hill Community north of Hillsborough, NC .
Although Mars Hill, NC is just outside of Hillsborough, NC, the distance would have been too great to walk and the "Great Road" (Highway 57) was then only a wagon track and would have been difficult for farm wagons to travel in winter. Consequently, Mary would have boarded in Hillsborough, NC.
Mary died of consumption at the age of fourteen. Her death was noted in The Hillsborough Recorder  on 9 August 1848. She is buried in the Old Quaker Cemetery in Mars Hill, NC. The Freelands now have homes on two sides of the old burial ground .
Mary Ann Freeland was born in 1834. She died on July 31, 1848, of disease.