|Birth||28 MAR 1741|
|Military||USA Army / Colonel / Revolutionary War|
|Military||1781-1791||MA Militia / Brigadier General|
|Occup||1793||MA, Barnstable Co, Sandwich Postmaster|
|Death||20 SEP 1827|
Here lies the body of Nathaniel Freeman. Doctor of Medicine. a lineal descendant in the fifth generation from Edmund Freeman the original purchaser and settler of this town. Eminent in his profession. He also distinguished himself as an ardent friend of liberty in the popular movements that preceded the Revolution. He was an active and prominent member of the Massachusetts Congress in the memorable year 1775 and represented the town in the first general court held under the new government. He was thrice re-elected Representative at subsequent periods, and was called by his fellow citizens in various other places in the civil and military services of the Commonwealth, having been twelve years a Brigadier General in the militia, thirty six a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and forty seven Register of Probate for the County of Barnstable. He was twice married, and was father of twenty children of whom eighteen lived to mature age, and fourteen survived him. He left to his family as their principal inheritance the previous example of a long, useful, honorable, patriotic and christian life. He was born at Yarmouth on the 28th of March, 1741, and died in this town on the 20th of September 1827, in the eighty seventh year of his age.