Betty- I had some extra time and thought that I would try to look up James Edward Freeman, b. 1872 Frankfort Kentucky. I found some information on Ancestry.com, that may be about your grandfather.I don't know what research you have done so far... this is what I found...may not be about your grandfather...but then again...it may. 1900 US Census: there is a James Edward Freeman listed at Ft. Brady Michigan- is the right age...and you mentioned that maybe he had been in Michigan. 1920 Census: James Edward Freeman- spouse Nance-lots of children, oldest is 14.Residing at Verne, Whitly, Kentucky: rentin, working of farmer, working on own account. WW I draft 1917-18 registration: James Edward Freeman b. 26 Oct 1872, residing in Whitney. Lost leg, arm, hand, eye-not eligible for duty. 1898- was Spanish American Was. 188o Census: Lousiville, Kentucky: Mary Wright, age is 58. Living with her is a daughter Josepine Freeman, age 37, and two grandchildren, James Freeman, age 8 (b. 1872) and Mary R. Freeman age 6. None of the information may be about your grandfather, but then again it may.