John Irwin Freeburn, son of
Hill Freeburn & Martha Glynn Freeburn, was born August 26, 1769
in Pennsylvania. He died in 1839 in Jackson Twp, Dauphin Co.,
PA. John Irwin's first wife was Mary Hanna Keiter who was the
daughter of Peter Keiter (b: 1738 d:
1801) and Gertraut Boocher Keiter
(b. Abt. 1738). It is believed she was about the same age as
John at the time of their marriage, or a little younger.
It is believed that John lived in Middle Paxtang Township in
Dauphin county during the war of 1812. He and his brother
Robert enlisted in Capt. John Divens Company of rifleman. Later he
appears on the rolls of the solider of the War of 1812, this time in
the 2nd Regiment of Infantry under Col. Richards. On that
date, Aug. 26, 1814, he is listed as a "Sgt."
Catherine appears to have died young as she
does not appear in the 1820 census it is believed she died prior to
that. Hanna appears in the 1810 census but not in the 1820 so
it appears she also died in this interval.
Freeburn children were: