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Family Members of this line who were born with the Surname French,
Earliest Generation to Latest Generation
Chart #14, James French of
Prince William County, VA
Overwharton, Stafford County, VA
and Montgomery Co. KY
This page updated by Mara French on 2/12/14. Numbers in brackets [ ] show the source material and refer to the bibliography. An asterisk (*) shows continuation of that line. Please send any corrections or additions to Mara French.
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1.1 William French, b. ca. 1665 or before most likely in Ireland, m. 1684 or before.
2.1 James French, b. ca. 1680 most likely in Ireland and immigrated to Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA, m1. unk, m2 ca. 1704, m2. Elizabeth in 1722. James d. 3 May 1743 in Prince William Co., VA.
3.1 Jane French, b. ca. 1705 in Stafford Co., VA, died before 1743 when her father died, m. Thomas Reno
3.2 Margaret M. French, b. 1711 in Overwharton, Stafford Co., VA, m. James Haggard. She d. after 1762. She was not mentioned in her father’s will of 1741.
3.3 Mary Ann French, b. 1713-1717, m. Richard Haggard in Overwharton, Stafford Co., VA.
3.4 William M. French, b. 27 Apr 1725 in Prince William Co., VA, m. Winifred Hall in 1746, d. 1792.
4.1 Katherine French, b. 1747, d. 1771, died before father.
4.2 Elizabeth French, b. 1749, d. 1807.
4.3 Susannah French, b. 1751, d. 1823, m. William Daniel Routt Floweree.
4.4 Mary Lou French, b. 1753, m. Andrew Beatty.
4.5 Margareitt French, b. 1754, m1. John Farrow, m2. Lewis Conner.
4.6 James French, b. 1756, m. Keziah Calloway, d. 1835 in Boonesborough, Montgomery Co., KY.
5.1 William French Sr., b. 1785, m. Polly Taylor, d. 1863.
6.1 Jane French, m. LeGrand Buford in 1828.
6.2 William French Jr., b. 1817 in Franklin Co., KY, m. Martha Wingate, d. 1894.
7.1 Sidney French, b. ca. 1845 in KY, m. Helen Richard of Springfield, IL.
8.1 Florence French, b. 1873 in NE, m. J. Craik Jackson of Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY.
8.2 Jennie French, b. 1876 in KY, Jennie died young, unmarried.
8.3 Anne French, m. Rob Farmer.
7.2 Isaac C. French, b. ca. 1846 in KY, m. Elizabeth Richard.
8.4 Jay Taylor French, b. 27 Apr 1875 in Curran, Sangamon Co., IL, m. Alice Camilla Watson, d. 9 Jul 1943.
9.1 Elizabeth French, b. 1908.
9.2 George Calloway French, b. Freeport, IL, b. 1910, d. before 1981, m. Lois Becker.
8.5 Susan “Sue” Richard French, b. ca. 1877 in Springfield, IL, m. Gordon Creech in 1918.
8.6 Clara French, b. 9 Nov 1882 in Curran, Sangamon Co., IL, d. 12 Nov 1967, m. Russell Marion James on 28 Jan 1911.
7.3 Sallie C. French, b. ca. 1848 in KY, m. L. L. Pence on 3 Jun 1880
7.4 Susan French, after 1850 in KY, m. Logan McKee, of Frankfort, KY
7.5 William T. French, b. 1861 in IL, d. unmarried in Frankfort, KY
7.6 Laura L. French, b. 8 Nov 1865 in IL, d. unmarried, 9 Jan 1947, in Frankfort.
7.7 Joseph A. French, b. 1870.
6.3 John Wickliffe French, b. 1823, m. Amanda E. Chinn, d. 1896.
7.8 Joseph French, b. 2 Nov 1851, d. 29 Oct 1852
7.9 Mary Katherine (Katie) French, b. 14 Mar 1854, d. 12 Jul 1918 in Franklin Co., KY, m. James William Jones on 16 Feb 1882
7.10 William Chinn French, b. 19 Jan 1856 in KY, lived in Switzer (Forks of Elkhorn), Franklin Co., KY, d. unmarried 8 Apr 1926.
7.11 Franklin “Frank” French, b. Mar 1858 in KY, lived in Switzer, (Forks of Elkhorn), Franklin Co., KY, d. 6 Jan 1943 in Fayette, KY.
7.12 Alice C. French, b. Jun 1860 in KY, lived in Switzer, (Forks of Elkhorn), Franklin Co., KY in 1900.
7.14 Robert Lee French, b. 27 Jul 1863, d. 13 May 1934 in Franklin Co., KY, m. Sarah Head Pryor.
8.7 Harriet Pryor French, m. William Whitley Moore.
8.8 Alice Lee French, m. James Lister Darlington.
7.15 Dr. Richard Calloway French, b. 18 Aug 1865 in KY, lived in Switzer, (Forks of Elkhorn), Franklin Co., KY, d. Nov 1900
7.16 Benjamin Quinn French, b. 12 Feb 1866 in KY, d. 9 Aug 1945 in Franklin, KY.
7.17 Elizabeth (Lizzie) French, b. 19 Sep 1872, d. 18 Dec 1894, m. Rev. Fred W. Eberhardt of Bourbon Co., KY
6.4 Richard C. French, b. 1824, d. 1858.
6.5 Stephen S. French, b. 1830, d. 1836.
6.6 Benjamin F. French, b. 1835 in Franklin Co., KY, d. 1856.
5.2 Catherine French, b. 1791-1794, m. Isaac Farrow.
5.3 Judge Richard French, b. 1792 in Boonesborough, Madison Co., KY, m. Mary Tutt Taliaferro, d. 1854.
6.7 Judge James Hay French, b. ca. 1824.
6.8 Charles Stephen French, b. 1828 in Montgomery Co., KY, d. 1905, m. Margaret Hockaday Moore.
7.18 Mary Eva French, b. 20 Aug 1856 in KY. She never married.
7.19 Emily Irvine French, b. 15 Sep 1858 in Winchester, Clark Co., KY. She m. Asa R. Sphar.
7.20 William H. French, b. 1861 in KY. He m. Bettie R. Payne in 1887, no children.
7.21 Margaret Ann “Maggie” French, b. 28 Nov 1863 in Winchester, Clark Co., KY. She m. William Mccredy.
7.22 Thomas Richard French, b. 1865 in KY.
7.23 Pattie E. French, b. 28 Oct 1868 in KY. She m. N. H. Witherspoon.
7.24 Sarah C. French, b. 5 Jun 1871 in KY.
6.9 Mary E. French, b. 1834 in KY.
6.10 Ann C. French, b. 1839 in KY.
6.11 Rev. Richard French, b. 1842, d. 1914, m. Mary T.
7.25 Julia French, b. Apr 1877 in KY.
7.26 Mary C. French, b. Apr 1880 in KY
7.27 Elizabeth D. French, b. Dec 1881 in KY.
7.28 James H. French, b. 16 Jul 1885 in KY, d. Feb 1984.
8.9 Richard Ratliff French, b. 7 Mar 1928, d. 25 Aug 1998 in Winchester, Clark Co., KY, m. Mary Buckner.
9.3 Richard Buckner French, b. 1954 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.
9.4 Christopher Chenault French, b. 1956 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.
7.29 William P. French, b. 8 Apr 1888 in KY. He m. Patsy Pickrell.
8.10 Marion P. French, b. 1911.
8.11 Elizabeth B. French, b. 1918.
6.12 William French.
5.4 Susannah French, b. 1795, m. Judge Kenaz Farrow, d. 1866.
5.5 Stephen French, b. 1798, d. 1827.
5.6 Theodosia French, b. 1801, m. Dr. John W. Hood, d. 1886.
5.7 Keziah French, b. 1804, m. James Prewitt, d. 1829.
5.8 Lina/Livia French, b. 1806, m1. Waller Cluke, m2. William P. Smith, d. 1853.
4.7 William French, b. 1758, d. 1760.
4.8 Stephen Zinah French, Sr., b. 1760, m. Elizabeth “Betsy” Helm, d. 1842.
5.9 Susannah French, b. 1790, d. 1795.
5.10 William French, b. 1793, m. Martha L. Taylor, d. 1826.
6.13 William Taylor French II, b. 1813, d. 1861, m. Louisa Clay Thomas.
7.30 Howard Royall French, b. 15 Aug 1847 in VA, m. Phoebe Crawford.
8.12 Juliett French, b. 1880.
8.13 James Crawford French, b. 16 Feb 1882 in Montgomery, KY, d. 18 Jun 1960 in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery Co., KY, m. Mary Florence Orme.
8.14 William H. French, b. 1890 in VA.
7.31 William T. French, b. 20 Aug 1850 in VA, d. 20 Mar 1872. No heirs.
7.32 George T. French, b. 24 Mar 1853 in VA, d. 6 Jun 1883, age 30.
7.33 Stephen French, b. 6 Apr 1857 in VA. Stephen and his 3 siblings were raised by James and Ellen French according to the 1860 census of Seguin, Guadalupe, TX. James was a lawyer.
6.14 Maria Louise (or Lynaugh) French, b. ca. 1817 in Prince William Co., VA, died before 1854.
6.15 Elizabeth French, b. 13 Sep 1819 in Prince William Co., VA, d. 26 Feb 1851.
6.16 Martha Taylor French, b. 12 Nov 1821 in Prince William Co., VA, d. 15 Feb 1890 in Sedalia, Pettis Co., MO, m. Layton J. Hansberger.
6.17 Susana French, b. 20 Oct 1823, d. of consumption on 6 Aug 1846
5.11 James Henry French, b. 1801, m. Sarah Scarborough Butler Henry, d. 1850. The Butler name came from Norfolk, England: Hannah Butler (1587-1645) married Captain Edmund Norton Scarborough (1584-1635).
6.18 Marcellus French, b. 1831 near Warrenton, Fauquier Co., VA, m1. Elizabeth H. Logan, m2. Margie M., d. 1919. Captain in the Confederate Army.
7.34 Margaret Logan French, b. 26 Oct 1858 in Halifax Co., VA, d. 22 Jan 1879 in Halifax Co., VA.
7.35 James Logan French, b. 6 Apr 1860 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, d. 30 Aug 1861 in Halifax Co., VA.
7.36 Sarah “Sallie” Henry French, b. 29 Jul 1861 in Halifax, VA, m. Charles C. Carrington on 20 Aug 1883.
7.37 Charles Richard French, b. 25 Dec 1863, m. Mrs. Letitia (nee Edmonson) Thornton of Halifax Co., VA. He d. 24 Jun 1910.
7.38 Marcellus French Jr., b. 12 Dec 1865 in Halifax Co., VA, d. “Woodside” Pittsylvania Co., VA 15 Jun 1866 at 6 months old.
7.39 Junius Butler French, b. 21 May 1867 in Pittsylvania Co., VA, lived in Chattanooga, TN, d. 1944, m1. Hattie Bayne Dix of Accomac Co., VA, m2. Sarah Love Wyatt.
8.15 Margaret Logan French, b. 4 Dec 1891 in South Boston, VA, m. Marion Pryor Wall of South Pittsburg, TN, Marion d. 1954 and Margaret d. 1984.
8.16 Junius Butler French Jr., b. 13 Jul 1903, d. 1903.
8.17 James Wyatt French, b. 22 Jun 1904 in Chattanooga, TN, d. 4 Aug 1956 in Richmond, VA, m. Katherine Martin Kirkland.
9.5 daughter French.
9.6 Wyatt (nmn) French, b. 28 Jan 1930 in Columbus, OH, d. 27 Jun 2007 in Richmond, Henrico Co., VA, m1. Fay Ann Danner, m2. Suzanne Bracey Cameal.
10.1 Wyatt Kirkland French, b. ca. 1956, m1. Sandra Burner, m2. Meredith Lynn, all from Richmond, Henrico Co., VA.
11.1 Marshall K. French of Henrico, VA, b. 1982-86.
10.2 son French, lives in Alaska.
10.3 Suzanne Katherine French, m. Carl Keesler, from Richmond, VA.
9.7 Rosemary French, b. 24 Mar 1935 in Baltimore, MD, m1. 12 Apr 1958 to James Gordon Frazer, m2. Thatcher Stoddard Wood.
9.8 Nancy Sydnor French, b. 13 Mar 1940 in Richmond, VA. Never married, d. 1995.
9.9 John Coleman French, b. 22 Aug 1942 in Richmond, VA, died suddenly on 20 Jan 1964.
7.40 William Logan French, b. 1869 in
Pittsylvania Co., VA, m1. his first cousin, Sarah Lorrinilla French (see
7.46) of San Antonio, TX on 30 Jan 1896, d. 28 Dec 1953 in Williamson,
WV. He m2. Nettie Ann Lee.
Children of William Logan and Sarah Lorrinilla French:
8.18 James Henry French, b.17 Oct 1897 in Halifax, VA, d. 3 Apr 1903 in Mingo Co., WV.
8.19 Marcellus French, b. 26 Aug 1901 in San Antonio, TX, d. 24 Sep 1973 in McKees Rocks, PA, m. 17 Feb 1926 Sarah Margarette Alley.
9.10 Marcellus French Jr., b. 15 Jan 1927 in Williamson, WV, d. 30 Apr 1988 in Henderson, NV, m1. 3 May 1952, Joan C. Taylor, divorced 1964, m2. 8 Oct 1976, Sarah Janice Behrens.
10.4 Jennifer Joan French, b. in Pittsburgh, PA, m. Aug 1978, Russell Miller.
10.5 Gordon Marcellus French, b. 14 Dec 1956 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, d. 26 Feb 1989.
9.11 Sarah Margaret French, b. 4 May 1929 at Williamson, Mingo Co., WV, d. 11 Jun 2013 in Silver Spring, Montgomery Co., MD, m. 19 May 1951, Hiram Malcolm Smith.
9.12 Rev. William Alley French, b. 2 Jan 1933 in Williamson, Mingo Co., WV, m. 9 Aug 1959, Andrea Lynne McManigle.
10.6 Stephen William French, b. in Brookville, PA.
11.2 Ryan William French.
11.3 Maria Elizabeth French.
10.7 John Travis French, b. in Brookville, PA, m. 19 Nov 1994, Natalie Fenster.
11.4 Sara Jessica French.
11.5 Jacob Daniel John French.
8.20 Junius Butler French, b. 21 Mar 1903 in Mingo Co., WV, d. 22 Oct 1974 in Knoxville, TN, m. 17 Jul 1929 Irene Rankin Johnston.
9.13 Junius Butler French Jr., b. Knoxville, TN, d. Knoxville, TN (infant death).
9.14 Elizabeth Irene French, b. Knoxville, TN.
Children of William Logan and Nettie Ann Lee:
8.21 William French, b. 10 Aug 1917 in Mooresburg, TN, d. 21 May 2008 in Williamson, WV, m. 13 Mar 1944, Hazel Louise Floyd.
8.22 Charles Richard French, b. 2 Aug 1922 in Williamson, WV, d. 12 Oct 1994 in Ft. Mitchell, KY, m., Paula May Daniels.
9.15 Daniel Logan French.
10.8 Rachael Elaine French.
10.9 Rebecca French, m. Chris Stamm, and had son Logan Stamm.
10.10 Michael French.
9.16 Mary J. French.
7.41 Julia Coleman French, b. 8 Jul 1872 in Bedford Co., VA, m. Addison “Addie” M. Sparrow on 13 Nov 1895.
7.42 Henry Gordon French, b. 29 Jun 1876 in Bedford Co., VA, d. 8 Jul 1976 in Bedford Co., VA.
6.19 Matilda Caroline French, b. 1833, d. 1887, m1. Franklin C. Gray, m2. David Hewes.
6.20 James Henry French, b. 1835 in Warrenton, Fauquier Co., VA, m. Sarah Lorrinilla Webb, d. 1893 in San Antonio, TX. Mayor of San Antonio, TX.
7.43 Rev. Junius Butler French, b. 29 Jan 1858 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, m. Annie Lawrence Dial on 2 Sep 1885 in San Marcos, TX, d. 9 Feb 1918 in Jacksonville, Florida.
8.23 Matilda Clyve French, b. 31 Oct 1886 in San Marcos, TX, d. 1961, m1. Ernest Chilsholm on 10 Oct 1906, m2. Albert Kellum Pray on 23 Feb 1921.
8.24 James Henry French, b. 5 May 1888 in Tustin, CA, m. Franklina Matilda Bartlett (his second cousin, see 7.3) on 7 Sep 1915. James d. 27 Sep 1956 and Franklina d. 16 Dec 1963.
9.17 Franklina Gray French, “Panky”, b. 31 Jan 1921, m. 7 Sep 1946 James A. Moore, b. 6 Jan 1919.
9.18 James Henry French, Jr., b. 29 Oct 1924, d. in auto accident 6 Nov 1944, age 20.
8.25 Elmo Dial French, b. 12 Apr 1890 in Tustin, CA, m. Elizabeth Otto on 7 Sep 1922. Elmo d. 24 Oct 1950.
8.26 Winifred Bartlett French, b. 22 Dec 1892 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, never married, d. 1961.
8.27 Annie Carol French, b. 26 Nov 1901 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, d. 1988, m1. 19 Feb 1919 to Roswell Francis Field in Jacksonville, FL, m2. Albert Jay Crane on 13 Apr 1959 in Naples, FL.
9.19 Robert Eugene Field, b. 15 Apr 1920, d. 3 Oct 1968.
9.20 Richard Sutherland Field, b. 31 Aug 1922, d. 24 Aug 1969.
9.21 Charles Kellogg Field, III, b. 28 Jul 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, m1. Marilyn Elaine Whitney on 8 Sep 1950, m2. Barbara Ann Wiggins on 4 Oct 1975.
8.28 Junius Butler French, Jr., b. 11 Nov 1902/03 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX, d. 1982, m1. Mabel Redwine on 23 Nov 1934. They were divorced in 1960. He m2. Myrtle Mae Gust on 13 Nov 1965 in La Jolla, CA.
9.22 June Carol French, b. 1938.
8.29 Robert Aubrey French, b. 3 Sep 1906, d. 3 May 1908 (age 2).
7.44 Olive Ann French, b. 25 Feb 1860, in San Antonio, TX, d. 26 Jan 1936, m. Judge Joseph Phillip Devine of San Antonio, TX, on 2 Sep 1879.
7.45 James Vassar French, b. 25 Jun 1864 in San Antonio, TX, m. Augusta Hirschfield, d. 1925.
8.30 Josephine French, m. Joseph Rosenfeld of Los Angeles, CA.
8.31 Lonnie French, m. Richard “Dick” Walker of Fort Worth, she d. 26 Nov 1925 in CA.
7.46 Sarah (Sallie) Lorrinilla French, b. 23 Jul 1867, d. 28 Oct 1914, m. William French, her first cousin (see 7.40) on 30 Jan 1896 in San Antonio, TX. William was the son of her uncle, Marcellus French.
7.47 Franklina Gray French, b. 25 Jul 1872 in San Antonio, TX, d. 18 Oct 1959, age 87, in Mountain View, CA. She m. Francis (Franklin) Gerrit Yates
6.21 Junius Butler French, b. 1837, d. 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was a lawyer. He never married and had no children. When each of his brothers married, each named a son after their deceased brother.
6.22 Rosalie Henry French, b. 1839, d. 1889, m. Arthur H. Brown.
The following children show up in the 1850 census record, but they are unidentified.
6.23 John French, b. 1842.
6.24 Charles French, b. 1844.
6.25 Ellen French, b. 1845.
6.26 Margaret French, b. 1847.
5.12 Stephen Zinah French Jr., b. 1804, m. Anna Maria Briggs, d. 1827.
4.4 Kezia French, b. 1761, m1. George Madden, m2. Valentine Stone, d. 1822.
The core of this chart was taken from “A Genealogical and Biographical History of the Field Family of Massachusetts and Vermont, and the French-Henry Families of Virginia and Texas” by FFA member Charles Kellog Field, III , now deceased having died in 2006 at age 78 in Bloomfield Hills, Oakland Co., MI.
Charles K. Field’s book states that Daniel French was the first colonial ancestor of this French family to arrive in America. He states that Daniel immigrated from Frenchpark, Roscommon County, Ireland in 1660 and landed at Cape Henry, VA ; however, the FFA finds no mention of a Daniel French in Frenchpark, Ireland. Daniel’s descendants settled in Prince William County, Virginia, which in 1747 in part became Fauquier County. His descendants also lived in Stafford County, VA . There was a Daniel Frency of Maryland, who d. 1681, and who was said to have immigrated in 1622 from Roscommon County, Ireland and immigrated to Maryland, living at Poynt Comfort Creek. The FFA does not consider any of this information solid enough to add as fact; therefore, this chart starts with James French who resided in VA, not MD. Charles K. Field
Word has it, whatever that means, that Stephen, William, and James French may have immigrated in 1681 to Virginia from Northern Ireland .
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Men with the names James Henry French:
Š FFA Chart #10, James Henry French, b. 9 Feb 1855 in P.O. Gastones, Greene Co., TN, m1. Elizabeth Johnson, m2. Martha Jane Knipp, DNA Gp 4.
Š FFA Chart #14, James Henry French, b. 1801, m. Sarah Scarborough Butler Henry, DNA Gp. 21.
Š FFA Chart #36, James Henry French, b. ca. 1820 in Goochland Co., VA, m. Elvira Rice, DNA Gp 1.
Š FFA Chart #57, James Henry French, b. 1880 in Canada, m. Ada Mae Wambolt, unknown DNA.
Š FFA Chart #87, James Henry French, b. 1890 in TN, m. Tilda Lomax, unknown DNA.
Š FFA Chart #174, James Henry French, b. 7 Jul 1843 in Uxbridge, Canada, m. Hulda Sisler, DNA Gp. 2.