French Family Association

The Official Website of the Surname French

Salisbury Town Hall, 5 Beach Rd., MA

Chart #4, Edward French, 1595,
Salisbury, Essex Co., MA

This chart updated by Mara French on 3/2/14. Numbers in brackets [ ] show sources and refer to the bibliography at the end of this chart. An asterisk (*) shows continuation of that line. Send any corrections or additions to this chart to Revisions: 1994, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014.

The following charts now connect to Chart #4:
Charts 29, 119, and 169.


FFA Home Page

History and Background

Where Was Edward Born?

Pedigree Charts by Various Researchers:

Early Ancestry of Edward French in England by Mara French

Edward French, FFA Chart #4 by J. Michael Frost

Edward French Genealogy by Nina Evelyn French Cousins [5]

Edward French by James D. True [14]

Town of Salisbury, Massachusetts

Edward French Family from “Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, With some Related Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Hampton”, by David W. Hoyt; Providence, RI.

DNA Test Group 3

DNA test information provides valuable information to finding ancestors of Edward French

DNA Test Group 3 Test Results – old page

DNA Test Group 3 Test Results – new page

DNA Test Group 3 Lineages – The DNA test matches that of Richard French, FFA Chart #6

DNA Test Group 3 Cross-Reference Chart

PDF Files of Edward French

The following pdf files are not searchable, but include Art Westneat’s plus Harry Dana French’s research on Edward’s third son, Samuel French, and his wife Abigail Brown. The research was completed in January 1992 on paper and has finally been scanned and put online. The research on his other two sons, John and Joseph, will be online soon. Next step would be to purchase an OCR program (optical character recognition), which would allow these pages to be editable and searchable.

The theory that Edward FRENCH was married to Ann GOODALE has been discredited. According to this theory, Ann was a sister of Richard GOODALE, Sr., who called Edward FRENCH his "brother." However, no proof has been found that Richard GOODALE, Sr. had a sister named Ann. See a list of Richard's siblings in Davis, Walter Goodwin, The Ancestry of Abel Lunt, 1769-1806, of Newbury, Massachusetts, Portland, ME: Anthoensen Press, 1963, pp. 104-105; no sibling named Ann is included in that list. T he latest available evidence indicates that Edward FRENCH was instead married to Ann/Anne WORCESTER.

Samuel French, Cover to Page 50 – Explanation of a Lineage List and Lineage List

Samuel French, Page 51 to 100 – Lineage List

Samuel French, Page 101 to 150 – Index starts on page 126

Samuel French, Page 151 to 200 – Index

Samuel French, Page 201 to 232 – Index

Town Abbreviation Codes

The following pdf files are not searchable, but include Art Westneat’s plus Harry Dana French’s research on Edward’s only daughter, Hannah French, and her husband John White. The research was completed in January 1992 on paper and has finally been scanned and put online. The research on his other two sons, John and Joseph, will be online soon. Next step would be to purchase an OCR program (optical character recognition), which would allow these pages to be editable and searchable.

Hannah French, Page 1 to 10 – Explanation of a Lineage List

Hannah French – Index

Town Abbreviation Codes

The following Microsoft .doc file is searchable, but includes only the index of Art Westneat’s plus Harry Dana French’s research on Edward’s son Joseph French. The research was completed in January 1992 on paper and has finally been scanned and put online. The conversion from Microsoft Word to html was not successful due to the format of the columns.

Joseph French

Famous French Descendants of Edward French

Daniel Chester French

Best-known work is the sculpture of seated Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in WDC

Daniel French

Inventor of the Steam Engine mechanism for mills and boats in 1809

Benjamin Brown French

Author of the White House Diaries

Honorable Augustus Chaflin French

Former Governor of Illinois

James Constantine French

Invented an improvement in vault lights in 1871

Famous Descendants of Edward French by J. Michael Frost

President Gerald R. FORD

White House diarist Benjamin Brown FRENCH

Sculptor Daniel Chester FRENCH

Bishop Phillips BROOKS (lyricist of "O Little Town of Bethlehem")

Author Ray BRADBURY (not included in my online database, since he is still living)

Poet Robert FROST

Poet Edward Arlington ROBINSON

Playwright Tennessee WILLIAMS


The Ship “Angel Gabriel”

Original Settlers of Salisbury, Massachusetts

Salisbury Marriages

The Worcester Family


Bibliography, Email Addresses, and Background Information

History and Background

Edward French, 1598, emigrated from England in 1636; Salisbury, MA; S. Hampton, Kingston, Chester, Candia, NH; Gardiner, Augusta, Hallowell, Fayette, Chesterville, Belfast, Mt. Vernon, ME; Bridgewater, Hartford, Andover, VT. Edward and Ann French Family of Salisbury, MA. This chart was originally researched by Harry Dana French of Concord, NH. Then Harry's very helpful handwritten notes were compiled in a database by Art Westneat.

Chart #4 has been broken down into four smaller charts, one for each of Edward and Ann French's children. This is the work of Harry Dana French which will be added to this chart once we get a volunteer to hand type about 1,000 pages of names.

Chart #4.1 – The Joseph French and Susanna Stacy Family. Son of Edward and Ann French of Salisbury, Massachusetts. Revision 8.1 – January 1, 1992.

Chart #4.2 – The John French and Mary Noyes Family. Son of Edward and Ann French of Salisbury, Massachusetts. Revision 8.2 – January 1, 1992.

Chart #4.3 – The Samuel French and Abigail Brown Family. Son of Edward and Ann French of Salisbury, Massachusetts. Revision 8.3 – January 1, 1992. COMPLETED – SEE LINK ABOVE IN THE TABLE ON CONTENTS

Chart #4.4 – The Hannah French and John White Family. Daughter of Edward and Ann French of Salisbury, Massachusetts. Revision 8.4 – January 1, 1992. COMPLETED – SEE LINK ABOVE IN THE TABLE ON CONTENTS

Where Was Edward Born?

The NEHGS had an article on this many years ago proving that Edward French of Thorpe Morieux never left England.

Many records indicate that Edward French was born (or had lived) in Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk Co., England. Thorpe Morieux baptisms, 1538-1650 show only Anne, daughter of Edward French gent., baptized 8 Feb 1626-27. Edward of Salisbury, MA, had a son, Joseph, born ca. 1631 in England, but we have no supported data listing a daughter Anne.

To make a long story short, Edward was born 21 Sep 1595 in Rugby, Warwickshire, England, the son of John. See FFA Chart #E4.

Original Settlers of Salsibury, Massachusetts

From Mariana Bean Ruggles, email:, Essex-Roots Mail List [Essex County MA USA], Proud sponsor of, Native of New Hampshire Living in Maryland, on 11 May 1998

Following are the names of the original settlers, all having received land in the first division. 

1. Samuel Dudley, Rev. & Mr

2. William Worcester, Rev (brother of Edward’s wife, Ann Worcester)

3. Francis Done

4. Henry Biley

5. John Eaton, Sen

6. Edward French, “tailor”, came from Ipswich in 1637

7. Richard Wells

8.  John Rolfe

9. John Sanders

10. Isack Buswell

11. John Severance.

12. Thomas Bradbury, Capt., and Mr.

13. John Hodges

14. Josiah Cobbitt

15. Jarrett Haddon

16. John Bailey

17. Henry Brown

18. Anthony Sadler

19. Roger Eastman

20. John Stevens

21. Robert Fitts

22. Mr. Samuel Hall

23. John Hoyt, Serg

24. William Holdrcd

25. Robert Ringe

26. Thomas Barnet

27. John Elsley

28. William Allen

29. William Barnes

30. Richard North

31. Abraham Morrell

32. William Osgood

33. Mr. William Hooke

34. Mr. John Hall

35. Mr.  Sam Winsley

36. Christopher Batt

37. Robert Pike, Mr. and Major

38. William Patridg

39. Mr. Thomas Dumer

40. Mr. Henry Munday

41. George Carr,

42. Samuel Fellowes

43. William Sargent

44. John Harrison

45. Phillip Challice, Lieut

46. Luke Heard

47. Anthony Coleby

48. John Bayley, Junior

49. Christian Broune, Widow

50. Richard Singletary

51. Thomas Hauxworth

52. John Ayres, Sen

53. Thomas Rowell

54. John Dickison

55. John Clough

56. Daniell: Lad

57. John Fuller

58. Thomas Carter

59. Enoch Greneleif

60. Richard Goodalc

61. Richard Currier

62. Joseph Moyce

63. Andrew Greele

64. Ralfe Blesdale

65. Robert Codman

66. John Wheler

67. Thomas Macie

68. Josepth Parker

69. John Coles

70. John Clifford

71. Lewis Hulett

See website:

Salisbury Marriages


Abigail, d. John, and Henry True, jr., s. Capt. Henry, Dec. 20, 1699. NCTBK*

Abigail, and Thomas Easman [of Kingston. int.], Jan. 16, 1729. NCTBK*

Abigail [Mrs. CR1], and Joseph French, 3d, Jan. 9, 1753.*

Abigaill, and Daniel MacPerson of Kingston, int. Apr. 3, 1756.

Abigall, and Philip Flanders, jr., int. Oct. 20, 1722. NCTBK

Abraham, Dr., and Hanah Stevens, both of Hawke, Nov. 23, 1809. CR3

Amos [jr. int.], and Mary Downing [of Newburyport. int.], Dec. 3, 1802.*

Andrew, and Sally Jackman, Feb. 5, 1793.*

Ann, and Josiah Hook, Jan. 12, 1726-7. NCTBK*

Anna, and Richard Long, 21: 5m: 1680. PR65

Aphia, and Pierce Yell, Apr. 7, 1772.*

Benjamin, and Margrit Allin, Mar. 20, 1718. NCTBK*

Benjamin, and Judeth Greely, Apr. 5, 1720. NCTBK*

Benjamin [of Kingston. int.], and Elisabeth Eaton, Oct. 9, 1754. CR1*

Benjamin, and Hannah Tilton, July 23, 1828.*

Benjamin, jr., and Betsy Moody, Dec. 14, 1836.*

Betsey, and Benjamin Eaton, Apr. 11, 1805. CR1*

Charles, and Mary Walton, Mar. 18, 1827.*

Daniell, and Sarah Gould, May 28, 1730. NCTBK*

Ebenezer, and Elisabeth Gould [of Amesbury. int.], Apr. 8, 1725. CR2*

Ebenezer [of South Hampton. int.], and Molly Morrill, Nov. 25, 1790.*

Edith [of Seabrook. int.], and Enoch Smith, May 22, 1809.*

Edward, sr., and Mary Winsley, int. Sept. 17, 1695. NCTBK

Edward [s. John. NCTBK], and Jane True [d. Capt. Henry. NCTBK], June 16, 1702.*

Edward, jr., and Mary Dalton, int. June 15, 1716. NCTBK

Elias, and Hannah Jackman, Aug. 9, 1815. PR23*

Eliphalet, and Rebeckah Fitts, Apr. 1, 1747.*

Elisabeth, and Jacob Hook, Jan. 14, 1719-20. NCTBK*

Elisabeth, and Joseph Tucker [jr. int.], Jan. 11, 1727-8. NCTBK*

Elisabeth and Samuell Wentworth of Dover, Dec. 9, 1731. NCTBK*

Elisabeth, and Nathaniell Morrill, June 25, 1741. NCTBK*

Elisabeth, and Ezra Juell [of Amesbury. int.], Dec. 17, 1761.*

Elisabeth, and Timothy French, Nov. 12, 1772. CR1*

Eliza, and Thomas Pearsons, jr. of Haverhill, int. May 6, 1842.

Elizabeth, of Candia, and Joseph Gerrish, int. Dec. 24, 1820.

Elizabeth, and Moses Deal, May 22, 1825.*

Elizabeth B., and Samuel Walton, jr., Oct. 20, 1825.*

Enoch, and Miriam Collins, Nov. __, 1775.

Esther D., and James M. Pilsbury, int. Sept. 27, 1844.

Ethelinda, of Amesbury, and Ichabod B. Morrill, Mar. 28, 1824.*

Ezra, and Mary Hoyt, Sept. 22, 1757. CR1*

Hanah, and Gersham Wintworth of Quachecho, NH., Mar. 18, 1695-6. NCTBK*

Hannah, and John White, 26: 9m: 1662.

Hannah, and Abraham Pettingal, Feb. 29, 1727-8. NCTBK*

Hannah, and Nathaniel Merrill, Feb. 27, 1729. NCTBK*

Hannah, and David Norton of South Hampton, int. July 13, 1744.

Hannah, and Zebulon Flanders [of South Hampton. int.], June 2, 1777.*

Hannah, and Enoch Jackman, Mar. 13, 1781. [Mar. 15. CR1].*

Hannah, and Josiah French, jr., Sept. 24, 1812.*

Hannah, and Joseph S. Pike, Jan. 23, 1832.*

Hannah, and Paschal Fisk, Dec. 3, 1842.*

Henry, and Elizabeth Collins, Nov. 7, 1695. NCTBK*

Henry [jr. int.], and Tamzin Flanders, Jan. 10, 1726-7. NCTBK*

Henry [jr. int.], and Rebecca French, July 27, 1732. NCTBK*

Jacob, and Ann Hook, Apr. 20, 1727. NCTBK*

James, and Elizabeth Carr, int. Dec. 8, 1703. NCTBK

James, and Phebe Gill, May 7, 1717. NCTBK*

James [of South Hampton. int.], and Ruth Currier, Dec. 5, 1773.*

Jane, and John Moody, Mar. 16, 1811.*

Jemima, and David Mason, Dec. 13, 1781. [Dec. 15. CR1].*

Jemima, and Siles Pike, Apr. 17, 1800.*

Joanna, and Robert Collins [of Kingston. int.], May 8, 1760.*

Joanna, and Benjamin Stevens, Jan. 14, 1784.*

Joanna T., a. 27 y., d. John and Elizabeth, and Benjamin Collins of South Hampton, NH, a. 27 y., farmer, s. Nathan and Ruth, Oct. 17, 1847.*

Johannah, and Stephen Merrill [jr. int.], May 21, 1740. NCTBK*

John, and Mary Noyce, Mar. 23, 1659. CTR

John, and Mary Sately of Amesbury, at Amesbury, June 24, 1756.*

John, and Molly Fitts, Nov. 30, 1801.*

John [jr. int.], and Elisabeth Pike, May 2, 1805. CR1*

Joseph, jr., and Sarah Easman, June 13, 1678.

Joseph [jr. int.], and Abigall Browne, Dec. 20, 1699. NCTBK

Joseph, and Mary Pilsbury, Aug. 19, 1714. NCTBK*

Joseph, and Hannah Gould of Amesbury, Jan. 10, 1722-3. NCTBK*

Joseph, and Ruth Knowls [of Hamton. int.], July 22, 1731. NCTBK*

Joseph, 3d, and [Mrs. CR1] Abigail French, Jan. 9, 1753.*

Joseph, and Mrs. Sarah True, Dec. 16, 1756.*

Joshua, and Sarah Carr [jr. int.], Dec. 20, 1739. NCTBK*

Joshua, Capt., and Betty Adams Merrill, Jan. 1, 1782.*

Josiah, and Mary Worcester, Dec. 22, 1736. NCTBK*

Josiah [jr. int.], and Mrs. Sarah Eaton of Seabrook, Feb. 20, 1777.*

[Josiah. TC], jr., and Molly Buswell, Nov. 20, 1796.*

Josiah [of Spaldingtown. int.], and Hannah Gill, June 12, 1805.*

Josiah, jr., and Hannah French, Sept. 24, 1812.*

Judeth, and Samuel Blasdel [of Amesbury. int.], Jan. 25, 1759.*

Judith, and Ezekiel Evins, Oct. 5, 1732. NCTBK*

Judith, and Moses Dale [jr. int.], July 12, 1803.*

Julia, and Micah [P. int.] Lewis of Newbury, Oct. 3, 1839.*

Lydia, and Thomas Silley, June 22, 1736. NCTBK*

Margaret, and Stephen Griffin, Dec. 30, 1824.*

Maria, and Moses Fitts, Dec. 19, 1833.*

Martha, and Lazarus Goodwin [of Newbury. int.], Apr. 27, 1727. NCTBK*

Martha, and Jonathan Greely, jr., Mar. 13, 1735. NCTBK*

Martha, and Moses Walton, Nov. 26, 1772.*

Mary, and Joseph Eaton, Dec. 14, 1683.

Mary, and James Jackman, 3d of Newbury, Dec. 8, 1720. NCTBK*

Mary, and Joseph Eaton, jr., Mar. 25, 1725. NCTBK*

Mary, and Benjamin Ladd [of Kingston. int.], Feb. 11, 1746. [1745-6. CR2]*

Mary, and Jacob Stevens, Dec. 14, 1762. CR1

Mary, and James Pike, Aug. 23, 1768. CR1*

Mary, and Moses Gill, May 28, 1775.

Mary Ann, of Kensington, NH, and Eleazar a. Johnson int. Aug. 11, 1838.

Mehetabel, and Benjamin Smith [of Exeter. int.], Sept. 4, 1729. NCTBK*

Meriam, and Roland Bradbury, Oct. 1, 1800.*

Moses, and Sarah French, May 9, 1744.*

Moses, jr., and Sarah Morrill of South Hampton, int. Oct. 10, 1761.

Moses, and Sarah Greenleaf [of Seabrook. int.], Aug. 12, 1773. CR1*

Moses, and Molly Smith, Mar. 25, 1784. CR1*

Moses, and Martha Buswell, int. Dec. 22, 1804.

Moses, and Hannah Moody, Sept. 24, 1812.*

Moses [jr. int.], and Joanna Eaton, May 6, 1822.*

Moses, and Mary Brown of Newburyport, int. Jan. 29, 1831.

Moses, 3d, and Martha Davis, int. July 10, 1845.

Nathaniel [of Kingston. int.], and Abigail Eastman, Sept. 19, 1728. NCTBK*

Nehemiah, and Judith Osgood, Nov. 13, 1735. NCTBK*

Nicholas, and Sarah French, Nov. 24, 1741. NCTBK*

Nicholas, and Esther Deal, int. Apr. 18, 1824.

Nicholas P., and Mary Bell of Newburyport, int. Oct. 15, 1825.

Nicholas P., Jr., a. 25, y., house carpenter, s. Josiah and Hannah, and Mary Dow, a. 24 y., d. Levi and Nancy, Dec. 20, 1846.*

Nicholas Pettingell, and Betty Coffin, May 12, 1799.*

Nicolas, and Jane Greeley, May 2, 1765. CR1*

Nicolas, and Anna Pike, June 6, 1769. CR1*

Obediah, and Hannah Boyington of Kingston, int. Nov. 1, 1737. NCTBK

Phebe, and Jesse Carr, Aug. 12, 1784. CR1*

Rachel, of South Hampton, and Lt. William Brown, int. Aug. 22, 1789.

Rachel, and Daniel Fitts of Candia, Mar. 3, 1790. CR1*

Rachel [E. int.], and Christopher C. Dow of Seabrook, NH., Feb. 15, 1835.*

Rebecca, and Henry French [jr. int.], July 27, 1732. NCTBK*

Rebeckah, and Orlando Bagley [of Kingston. int.], Apr. 27, 1757. CR1*

Reuben, and Tirzah Ring, int. Jan. 4, 1754.

Rhoda, and John Maxfield, Dec. 17, 1777.*

Richard [of Newbury. int.], and Nabby Collins, Apr. 17, 1798.*

Ruth, and John Currier [of Amesbury. int.], Apr. 29, 1736. NCTBK*

Ruth, of Kingston, and James George, int. Sept. 30, 1769.

Ruth, and Samuel Eaton, 3d, June 14, 1803.*

Sally, and Samuel Eaton, jr. [of Solon. int.], Feb. 21, 1811.*

Samuel [jr. int.], and Mary Whitcher, May 7, 1729. CR2*

Samuel, and Lizzy Eaton, Jan. 17, 1760.*

Samuell, and Abigail Brown, 1: 4m: 166[4. TC].

Samuell, and Mary Colins, Nov. 23, 1721. NCTBK*

Samuell, and Abigail Jackman, Aug. 1, 1749.*

Sarah, and Joseph Clefford of Kingston [NH. int.], Apr. 13, 1710. NCTBK*

Sarah, and Theophilus Clough, Jan. 4, 1727-8. NCTBK*

Sarah, and Enoch Hoyt, Dec. 3, 1735. NCTBK*

Sarah, and Nicholas French, Nov. 24, 1741. NCTBK*

Sarah, and Moses French, May 9, 1744.*

Sarah, of South Hampton, and Abraham True, int. Feb. 22, 1744-5.

Sarah, and Israel Pike, Oct. 25, 1768. CR1*

Sarah, and John Stevens [jr. int.], May 12, 1782. CR1*

Sarah, and Merrill Teuksbury [of Newburyport. int.], May 8, 1808.*

Silome, and Bradbury Morrill, Nov. 20, 1794.*

Simon, and Mrs. Abigail Noyes of Newbury, at Newbury, May 8, 1707.*

Simon, of Kingston, NH, and Sarah Heard, int. Oct. 7, 1709. NCTBK

Simon, and Betty Baker, Feb. 18, 1782.*

Stephen [of Seabrook. int.], and Sarah Morrill, Feb. 20, 1794.*

Susana, and Robert Carr, Dec. 4, 1712. NCTBK*

Susanna, and James George [of Amesbury. int.], Apr. 12, 1724. CR2*

Susanna, and Joseph Hoyt, Dec. 3, 1746.*

Timothy, and Mary Heriman of Haverhill, int. Dec. 16, 1704. NCTBK

Timothy [jr. int.], and Ruth Greeley, Apr. 29, 1708. NCTBK*

Timothy, of Kingston, and Sarah Hered, Nov. 24, 1709. NCTBK

Timothy, and wid. Mary Pike, June 28, 1722. NCTBK*

Timothy, and Elisabeth French, Nov. 12, 1772. CR1*

[torn. rah. NCTBK], wid, and Solomon Shepherd, Aug. 4, 1684.


Description: bible1

Bible sold at auction on March 15, 1999, first bid $25, 27 bids brought it to $168 to R. K. Leigh at The Bible listed at the auction mentioned below is the line of Edward French (1) and his son Samuel French of Salisbury, MA.

1. Edward French, b. ca. 1590 in England, m. Ann Goodale

2. Samuel French, b. ca. 1633 in England, m. Abigail Brown

3. Joseph French, b. 1676 in Salisbury, MA, m. Hannah

4. Samuel French, b. 11 Dec 1699 in Salisbury, MA, m. Mary Collins

5. Samuel French, b. 14 Aug 1734 in Salisbury, MA, m. Elizabrth Eastman

6. Israel French, b. 26 Oct 1765, m. Deborah Bennett

   Children: Betsey, John, Samuel, Ebenezer, Dorothy, Polly, Sally

7. Ebenezer French, b. 1799, m. Poly Tucker

   Children: Daniel

There is a Frank Pierce French born 22 May 1850 in Loudon, NH who m. Alice Hendricks and had two children, Frank and Mabel. He's in the 8th generation of this family, son of Hiram French (7), Samuel (5), Samuel (5), Samuel (4), Henry (3), Samuel (2), Edward (1). So, 3rd generation Henry (3) and Joseph (3) above were brothers.

Price: $56, see below:

Title of item: 1832 Family Bible (genealogy)


Starts: 03/08/99 08:44:04 PST

Ends: 03/15/99 08:44:04 PST

Price: Currently $56.00

To bid on the item, go to:

Item Description:

1832 Family Bible Old and New Testements, pub. by B. Waugh and T. Mason for the Methodist Episcopal Church at the Conference Office, 14 Crosby St., New York, J Collord, Printer, 1832, Measures: 8 X 10 in. 2 in. thick. Leather Covers, entire Bible is tight, Some browning and foxing inside, Overall Very Good Condition. 167 Years Old. Scan on Request. Inside cover, hand written: Ebeneser French father of Daniel T. French.

Genealogy section:

Deborah French was born March 26, 1762, Died Jan. 23, 1852, Israel French born Oct. 26, 1765, Betsy French born April 30, 1788, Dorothy French born Aug. 18, 1790, Dorothy Weeks died Nov. 19, 1863, Polly French born May 28, 1792, Polly Weeks died March 7, 1861, Sally French born March 28, 1794, Hannah French born Nov. 6, 1796 died 1846 Ebenezer French born Dec. 19, 1798, died Sept 14, 1864, Samuel French born  Jan 20, 1806, died Feb. 7, 1875, Polly Tucker wife of Ebenezer Tucker died  March 31, 1845. Jarusha Taylor Folsom Bates? French born July 26, 1809, died  May 5th 1885, Daniel Tucker French was born May 18, 1824, died Feb. 4th  1907, Frances Adelaide French was born Sept. 1849, Geore S. French was born  May 16, 1852, died July 30, 1856, Georgie Etter French was born June 21, 1859, died July 3, 1868, Isabel French was born 1862, Louisa Isabel Woodman French born July 22, 1828, died Jan 3, 1905, George Stores Folsom died Aug. 25, 1848, son of Jurusha Taylor Folsom French late?, Daniel Tucker died Sept. 19, 1848, Betsy Tucker died Sept 20, 1848, Thomas T. Folsom died May 24, 1863, Daniel Tucker jr? died April 18, 1865. There is an old obit in the Bible that states that Frank French internationally known wood engraver died at 93, the obit says he died in N.H. says he was born in London N.H. 1850, so that would make the obit about 1943 or so. The Previous owner of this Bible lived around Troy New York. Winning bidder please add 7.00 s/h/i. Jimmy Kerr Bookseller Visit eBay, the world's largest Personal Trading Community at

Bibliography, Email Addresses, and Background Information

Numbers in square brackets [ ] are bibliography notations. FFA stands for French Family Association.

[1] Art Westneat,

[2] Edith Bartley,

[3] Mary “Muffy” Moore, (outdated)


[5] Nina Evelyn, French Cousins, (undeliverable)

[6] Mike Frost, 5017 E. Sleepy Ranch Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331. 480-664-2836.

[7] Kathy Leigh, (outdated)

[8] Sandra French Herrington, (outdated), Chart #4.1. P. O. Box 2428, Pensacola, FL 32513

[9] Beverly Dickerson, (outdated)

[10] Ken Brant, (outdated)

[11] Linda French Bell,

[12] Dennis E. French, (outdated)

[13] Mildred Mallek,

[14] James D. True, (outdated)

[15] Goff R. French, (outdated)

[16] Jim Blain, (outdated)

[17] Witness to the Young Republic: A Yankee's journal, 1828-1870, by Benjamin Brown French. 675 pp, illus., hardbound. The author was a friend and associate of the Presidents and history-makers of the era, and uncle of sculptor Daniel Chester French. Read first-hand just what these people were like and the atmosphere of the times.

[18] French Family of Salisbury & Hampton, MA. Extracted from the Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, by David W. Hoyt, first 2 generations, 5 pages, FFA BC554.

[19] Genealogical Progeny of the French/Davis Union, 1860-1990, by FFA Member Robert Lewis French. Genealogy of John Greenleaf French (9), b. 9 Mar 1861 in Kingston, NH. Connection: Chart #4. Edward French (1), b. ca. 1598 in England; Samuel French (2), b. ca. 1633, m. Abigail Brown; Joseph French (3), b. 1676 in Salisbury, MA, m. Hannah; Samuel French (4), b. 11 Dec 1699, m. Mary Collins; Samuel French (5), b. 14 Aug 1734, m. Elizabeth Eastman; Samuel French (6), b. Epping, NH, m. Hannah Straw of Nottingham, NH; Samuel French Jr. (7), b. 28 May 1802, of Nottingham, Rockingham Co., NH, m. Sally French; Joseph B. French (8), b. 5 Mar 1830, m. Mary Severance; John Greenleaf French (9), b. 9 Mar 1861 in Kingston, NH, m. Addie M. Avery (Mrs. Davis); Earl Leon French (10), b. 5 Mar 1897, m. Harriet Olive Shannon. Includes 42 pages of text, photos, and an index. For a copy, please write to FFA member Robert Lewis French.

[20] Mariana Bean Ruggles, email:, Essex-Roots Mail List [Essex County MA USA], Proud sponsor of, Native of New Hampshire Living in Maryland. I'm a Richard French descendant (FFA Chart #6) and my husband is a descendant of William French (FFA Chart #2).

[21] Lawrence R. Maurice, email: (outdated)

[22] Peter S. French, email:

[23] Roger & Eris Smith, email:

[24] Bill (William) French, email:

[25] Donald M. Chaffee, email: (outdated)


[27] Dana Jean DiRito, email:


[29] Edward Fitzgibbon, email:

[30] James R. Shirey, email: (outdated)

[31] LaVern & Ruth French, email:

[32] George E. Wanstall, email: (outdated)

[33] John King Redmon, email: (outdated)

[34] Bob Marshall, email:

[35] Jeff Brant, email: (outdated)

[36] Caroline Chamberlin, email:

[37] Charles Lee Sheppard, email:

[38] Jimmy Kerr, email: (outdated)

[39] Roland Rhoades, Jr., email:

[40] French baptisms in Coddenham, 1539-1650, list the children of “an” Edmund French, the oldest son being Robert, bap. 4 Jun 1549. Otherwise, the name Edward or Edmund French is quite scarce in Suffolk and Essex counties. Other Frenches baptisms listed in Coddenham:

25 Apr 1538 John, son of Robert Frenche

4 Jun 1549 Robert, son of Edmund Frenche

26 Mar 1554 Mary, dau. of Edmund Frenche

16 Mar 1556-57 Joan, dau. of Edmund Frenche

12 Apr 1561 Agnes, dau. of Edmund Pennall alias Frenche

26 Mar 1564 John, son of Robert Pennall alias Frenche

10 Apr 1564 Grace, dau. of Edmund Pennall alias Frenche

21 Jan 1565-66 Anne, dau. of Robert French

1 Apr 1567 Susan Peniall alias Frenche (no parents names given)

11 Jan 1567-68 Samuel, son of Robert Frenche

23 Apr 1570 Robert, son of Robert Frenche

23 Mar 1571-72 Sybil, dau. of Edmund Frenche

[41] No Frenches were found in Great Finborough, 1558-1650.

[42] Research from Nesta Evans, Crossings, The Green, Tostock, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9NY, Jan 1995.