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Barbara Sassoon of New York, NY

Updated December 27, 2001


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I am working on my family tree. Any help with these families would be appreciated, and I would be delighted to share information with others to fill in the tree.

Family 1:
Nessim Cohen Tawil born in Syria and died in Beirut, Lebanon

His wife Laila Rose Salama born in Damascus, Syria and died in Alexandria, Egypt, where she moved after the death of Nessim. Aslan Salama and Rose were her parents. Her brother was Ahroon. Nessim and Lailaís children were Rose, Fortunee, Marco, Victor, Sarine, Marco, Selim and Abraham.

Family 2:
Gabriel Isaac Sassoon, who was born in Aleppo, Syria. His father was Isaac Gabriel Sassoon, born in Aleppo, and his mother was Farida Sassoon, also born in Syria. His brother was Harry.

=Sarine Tawil and Gabriel Sassoon met and married and lived in Egypt until 1957. They had two children, Andre (Isaac Gabriel) and Fifi (Farida). They eventually came to the US.

Family 3:
Shlomo Zalman Freedman was born in Poland and had three children, Beryl, Esther Rivka and George.

Family 4:
A Teitlebaum had two children, one of whom was Zelig Rulnik (Rowling) born in Chorzela, Poland.
Zelig married Esther Merka Zamnetka. They had 6 children, Rebecca, Hannah Leah, Hannah Ruchel, Max, Herman and Myer.

=Beryl Freedman, also known as Barnett, born c.1850 in Chorzela, Poland married Rebecca Rowling.
(Berylís first wife, a Teitlebaum? died; they had 3 children: Rose, Nathan, Etta.).
Rebecca and Beryl had one child, Herman, in Poland and then moved to the Philadelphia, Pa, USA and had 4 more children: Harry, Abraham Edward, Ann E, Sydney.

Family 5:
A Sherensky married Gedalia Lieb and had a son, Hersh Yitzhak Sherensky c 1855.

Family 6:
Chaim Velvel Scheinsweig married Hashka (Anna) and had a daughter, Elka in Mtawa, Poland.

=Elka Scheinsweig and Hersh Yitzhak Sherensky married and had 10 children in Makava, Poland: Chaim Velvel, Leah, Scheine Sura, Golda Lieba (c1890), Lena, Benjamin (Sherensky) Scheinfeldt, Anna(Heshka), Morris (Moishe), Sam (Sherensky )Scheinfeldt , plus one more daughter, name unknown.

Family 7:
Nuta Schneider was born in Poland and married Ruchel. They had 5 children born in Putulsk, Poland: David, Salka, Jake, Max, and a daughter, all in the 1880ís.

=David Schneider married Golda Lieba Sherensky in Putulsk, Poland. Rose B. was born on the way to the US in Paris and Ann in New York, NY and Syd in Philadelphia, PA.

=Abraham E Freedman married Roz (Rose) Schneider in Philadelphia, PA on June 15, 1930. They had two children: Barbara Dee and Joan Phyllis.

=Andre Gabriel Sassoon married Barbara Dee Freedman on August 15, 1965 in Philadelphia, PA. They have 3 children: Daniel P., M. Gabriel, Sarina Rebecca.

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