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Nathaniel Freeman

Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the Sandwich district
In office
1775 – 1775

Born 1741
Dennis, Massachusetts, British America
Died September 20, 1827
Relations Son: Rep. Nathaniel Freeman, Jr.[1]
Occupation Physician, Judge
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Massachusetts Militia
Years of service 1776–1791
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

Nathaniel Freeman (1741 – September 20, 1827) was an American physician and jurist. He was a Brigadier General during the American Revolutionary War and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1775.


Nathaniel Freeman born in Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts in 1741. He settled at Sandwich (also Barnstable County) in 1763 where he established a medical practice. He also studied Law.

In 1773, Freeman became chairman of the Committee of Correspondence of Safety of Sandwich. He was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1775 and was appointed colonel of a militia regiment.

Freeman served during the American Revolutionary War, commanding a militia regiment in the Rhode Island expedition, and from 1781 to 1791 he was brigadier general of militia. He was also a judge of probate and of the Court of Common Pleas.


  1. ^ Adams, John Quincy; Charles Francis Adams (1903). Life in a New England town, 1787, 1788 : diary of John Quincy Adams. Little,Brown. pp. 26. OCLC 492046.  
  • This article incorporates text from an edition of the New International Encyclopedia that is in the public domain.
  • Packard, Randall F. (1901). The History of Medicine in the United States. J.B. Lippincott. pp. p. 237. OCLC 1460430.  
  • This article incorporates text from The History of Medicine in the United States (1901) which is in the public domain.

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