What's a FREEHOLDER ??
Simply put, a Freeholder is a member of a group of county executives who make up the equivalent of a 'county commissioner' in other states.
Counties elect or appoint either 3, 5, 7, or 9 people to the Board of Chosen Freeholders - the number varies by county.
The term "Freeholder" originated in the early 1700s. The State of New Jersey continues to use this title, which was established in Colonial Times
when only men who held their land "free and clear" were eligible to be chosen for membership on the county governing body.
c.2010Picture from Dave M. 2015
And a bitchin' plate frame !!