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Chart #36, Hugh French Ist, 1636
St.
Mary’s and Charles Co., MD
Westmoreland, Prince William, Stratford, Fauquier, King George, Richmond, Culpeper, Northumberland, and Loudoun Counties, VA

Also Mason Co., KY; Pike Co., MO; Independence Co., AR; and Zaneville, OH

Eighth Generation

This chart updated by Mara French on 2/1/09. Numbers in brackets [ ] 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 marafrench@mindspring.com. Revisions: 1991, 1997, 2008. This revision is currently in draft format.

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Children of John Isemonger Lewis and Jane (Conner) French, 7.1

Hugh1, Mason2, Hugh3, James4, William5, Daniel6, John7

8.1* James William French, b. 1 May 1860, d. 9 Dec 1935, m. 31 Oct 1883 to Mary Berry Price, b. 6 May 1861, d. 2 May 1846 [5].

8.2

8.3

Children of John Isemonger and Louisa (Shilkett) French, 7.8

Volunteers fill the dumpster provided by the landfill with brush as they clear out the servants’ graveyard at Poplar Grove Farm in Stafford Co., VA. The first buried there were slaves, believed to be mostly children.

8.4 Sallie Virginia French, b. 7 Apr 1886 in Stafford, VA, d. 15 Sep 1986 in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, VA, buried at the Poplar Gove Farm, Stafford, VA. Salle m. Lee Brockenbrough Fitzhugh in Stafford, VA on 29 Aug 1916 [83]. They had 3 children: John French Fitzhugh, Virginia Lee Fitzhugh, and Lee Brockenbrough Fitzhugh [83].

8.5* Hugh James French, b. 17 Sep 1891 in Poplar Grove Farm, Stafford, VA, d. 29 Nov 1966, m. Elisabeth Catherine West on 14 Apr 1919. She was b. 7 Nov 1897 in Stafford, VA and d. 7 Jan 1991. They had 4 children.

8.6 Lula May French, b. 15 Nov 1898 in Poplar Grove Farm, Stafford, VA, m. William Cameron or Charles Crockett.

8.7 Edna Shelkett or Wood French, b. 16 Jul 1902 in Stafford, VA, m. Maphis Moncure Pilcher on 26 Oct 1927 in Stafford, VA.

Children of Hugh and Margaret (Moran) French, 7.10

8.8 James French, b. 1847 from the 1850 census of Harrison Co., KY.

8.9 Susan French, b. 1848 from the 1850 census of Harrison Co., KY.

8.10 Hiram French, b. 1849 from the 1850 census of Harrison Co., KY. In the 1870 census of Pinhook, Robertson, KY, Hiram was living at home with his father, Hugh, and he was age 20.

8.11 Lydia French, b. 1852 from the 1860 census of Harrison Co., KY.

8.12 Jane E. French, b. 1853 from the 1860 census of Harrison Co., KY. Jane was living at home with her father, Hugh, in the 1870 census of Pinhook, Robertson, KY, and she was age 17, but the census reversed the number to 71.

8.13 John C. French, b. 1854 from the 1860 census of Harrison Co., KY. John “B” as they have it on the 1870 census of Pinhook, Robertson, KY, age 14.

8.14 Miranda French, b. 1855 from the 1860 census of Harrison Co., KY. Miranda was living at home with her father, Hugh, in the 1870 census of Pinhook, Robertson, KY, age 12.

8.15 Charles French, b. 1856 from the 1860 census of Harrison Co., KY. Charles was living at home with his father, Hugh, in the 1870 census of Pinhook, Robertson, KY, age 11.

The family also lived with James Camson (age 15) and Fanny Camson (age 5) from the 1860 census of Harrison Co., KY. In the 1870 census of Pinhook, Robertson, KY, this family was also living with John Fishwaters.

Children of Charles and Nancy (Sparks) French, 7.11

8.16 Malinda French, b. 1848 from the 1850 census of Harrison Co., KY.

8.17 Jane French, b. 1851 from the 1860 census of Harrison Co., KY.

8.18 Mahala French, b. 1853 from the 1860 census of Harrison Co., KY.

Also living with this family in the 1860 census of Harrison Co., KY were William C. French, age 23; Anna Painter, age 4; and Lawson Taylor, age 68. Their father, Charles, was a farmer, and William C. French was a laborer.  This French family and his brother Hugh, above, were the only French families living in Harrison Co., KY, in 1860. By 1870, they had all moved out of Harrison Co., KY. Both Hugh and his brother Charles moved to Robertson Co., KY. Hugh was living in Pinhook, and Charles was living in Kentontown.

Children of James J. and Elizabeth (Blankenship) French, 7.17

8.19* Jesse N. French, b. ca. 1840 in Dewitt County, IL, d. 27 Nov 1894 in Fannin Co., Texas, buried at the Irish Chapel Cemetery, m1. Caroline Butler in 1863 in Davies Co., MO and had dau. Lillie French who m. Martin. Jesse N. French m2. 29 Feb 1872 in Clarksville, Red River, TX to Amanda Carter [70]. Amanda was b. Jun 1856 in LA, d. ca. 1900-1901 in Fannin Co., TX, and is buried at the Irish Chapel Cemetery [70].

Children of John Thomas and Rosanna French, 7.22

8.20 Slaughter French, b. 1862 in Fulton Co., IL [79].

8.21 Mary French, b. in Fulton Co., IL [79].

8.22 Emma French, b. in Fulton Co., IL [79].

8.23 Lizzie French, b. in Fulton Co., IL [79].

Children of Benjamin and Elmira Clenavia (Foote) French, 7.23

8.24 John Thomas French, b. 1866 in IL [79].

8.25 Nellie French, b. in IL [79].

8.26 Mary French, b. Apr 1869 in Fulton Co., IL [79].

8.27 Alonzo French, b. 1871 in IL [79].

8.28 Rachel French, b. 1874 in IL [79].

8.29 Clara Belle French, b. 1877 in IL [79].

8.30* William Henry French, Sr., b. 1 Mar 1881 in Peoria Co., IL, d. 4 May 1967 in Quincy, Adams Co., IL, m. Dora Mabel Castle after 1900 in Hannibal, MO. She was b. 22 Mar 1886 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and d. 2 Feb 1975 in Quincy, Adams Co., IL. They had 4 children. [79].

8.31 Charles French, b. in IL, probably died in infancy [79].

8.32 Charles French, b. ca. 1882 in IL, d. 1900 in Breeds, Fulton Co., IL at age 18 [79].

Children of Bedford Hugh and Ada (Mann) French, 7.27

Hugh1, Hugh2, Hugh3, Robert4, Micajah5, Robert6, Bedford7

8.33 Ernest Linwood French, b. 18 Sep 1878, d. 5 Aug 1940, m. Nancy Agee Hubbard on 24 May 1902 in Prince Edward Co., VA [37]. He was buried at Liberty Cemetery in Green Bay, VA. His will from 1940 is in Lunenburg Co, VA Book 16, page 264 [37]. He had various deeds [37]:

Deed – Sep 8, 1909 – 1 ½ acres to Mrs. M. F. Shelburne (Nr. Fidle) – Prince Edward Co.

Deed – Dec 10, 1913 – 49 acres to Morton Amstead (Leigh District) – Prince Edward Co.

Deed – Nov 30, 1915 – 7 22/100 acres to J. C. Rowlett (Leigh District) – Prince Edward Co.

Deed – Dec 8, 1915 – 2 acres to N & W Railway Co. – Prince Edward Co.

Deed – Apr 8, 1915 – a lot to R. B. Wilson – Prince Edward Co.

8.34 F. E. French, b. Apr 1880 in Prince Edward Co., VA [37].

8.35* Leslie Ray French Sr. (son) [59], b. 12 May 1882 at Meherrin, Prince Edward Co., VA, m. Lovelene Anderson Vaughan, dau. of T. W. Vaughan on 11 Nov 1914 at Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA. Leslie appears as head of household on 14 Jan 1920 at Covington, Alleghany Co., VA, and again in the same location on 3 Apr 1930. He d. 7 Mar 1943 at Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA at age 60 and is buried at Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA [57] [37].

8.36 Cleveland French, b. 12 Sep 1884 (twin) in Prince Edward Co., VA [37].

8.37* Claude Ernest French, b. 12 Sep 1884 (twin) in Prince Edward Co., VA, d. Feb 1963 in VA [37]. He m. Annie L. Wade on 2 Apr 1912 in Albermarle Co., VA. Annie is the sister of brother Cabell French’s wife [37].

8.38 son French, b. Nov 1887 [37].

8.39 Addie French, b. ca. 1888, d. 5 Apr 1890 [37].

8.40 Arthur French, b. 17 Apr 1889 in Price Edward Co., VA [37].

8.41 son French, b. Mar 1891 [37].

8.42* Cabell Lee French, b. 16 Jul 1892 in Prince Edward Co., VA, d. 27 Aug 1962 [37]. He m1. Ella S. Wade on 17 Feb 1914, m2 Alma Ruth Loving on 11 Sep 1917, m3. May Ball Byrd ca. 1962 [37]. Ella S. Wade was the sister of the wife of Cabell’s brother Claude [37]. Cabell had a son with his second wife, Alma Ruth Loving. His name was Maxie L. French, b. 13 Jun 1918 in VA, d. Mar 1983 in VA [37].

Children of George M. and Victoria (Flowers) French, 7.28

Hugh1, Hugh2, Hugh3, Robert4, Micajah5, Robert6, George7

8.43 Olga L. French, b. 8 Aug 1879 in Lunenburg Co., VA, d. Oct 1962 in Riverview Cemetery, Richmond, VA [37]. She m. C. Emil Hochart in 1896 in Prince Edward Co., VA [37]. The 1880 Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg Co., VA census shows her residence as Richmond, VA. She had 6 children: Ethel, Mabel, Loretta, Christina, Walter, and Evelyn [37].

8.44 O. M. French, b. 8 Sep 1881. No name listed, just initials, but he is recorded as a male [37].

8.45 May French, b. Aug 1882 in Prince Edward Co., VA, d. Feb 1948 in Prince Edward Co., VA, buried at a small cemetery in Cabbage Patch, VA. She m. Robert Edward Armes. He was b. Oct 871 in Lunenburg Co., VA, d. Mar 1945 in Prince Edward Co., VA [37]. Most likely no issue.

8.46 Annie Lee French, b. 21 Aug 1893 in Prince Edward Co., VA, d. 15 Jun 1975 in Lunenburg Co., VA [37]. She m. Charlie R. Rutledge in 1910 in Prince Edward Co., VA. Annie chose to be buried at the family cemetery located at Cabbage Patch, VA, where her infant son Benjamin and her daughter Audrey Mae were buried. They had 5 children: Thelma, Helen, Louise, Audrey, and Benjamin [37].

Children of Robert Henry and Mary Eliza (Taylor) French, 7.32

Hugh1, Mason2, Hugh3, Hugh4, Robert Mosby5, William Mason6, Robert Henry7

8.47 Laura French, b. and d. 14 Dec 1868, buried at the Taylor Cemetery in Denmark, Madison Co., TN [56]. Laura’s mother, Mary Eliza, d. 29 Mar 1869 [54].

Children of Robert Henry and Rebecca (Taylor) French, 7.40

Hugh1, Mason2, Hugh3, Hugh4, Robert Mosby5, William Mason6, Robert Henry7

8.48* Robert Hugh French, b. 4 May 1881 in Denmark, TN, d. 8 Feb 1962, buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, TN [56]. He m. Lolli Mai Taylor on 12 Oct 1904 at the First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, TN, the dau. of Mark Taylor and Emma Smith. Lolli was b. 6 Feb 1883 in Jackson, TN, and d. May 1961 in Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, TN [56].

8.49* William Richardson French, b. ca. 1883 in Denmark, TN, d. Indianola, MS [56]. He m. Estelle Carothers [56]. He had also lived in Tullahoma, TN, and owned and operated woolen mills there [56]. He had one daughter, Elizabeth, who m. Lee Kocsis, who ran a distillery [56]. Eventually William moved to Lebanon, TN, where he established a bank [56].

8.50 Laura Hyacinth French, b. ca. 1885 in Denmark, TN, d. ca. 1976 in San Diego, CA [56]. She m. W. H. Jones and had sons Robert French Jones and Monroe Jones [56].

8.51 Abner Mason French, b. 5 May 1876, d. 6 Aug 1877 (15 months) [56].

8.52 Mary E. French, b. 17 Mar 1877, d. 5 Aug 1877 (6 months) [56].

8.53 Olivia French, b. 14 Aug 1878, d. 2 Nov 1879 (15 months) [56]. Olivia’s mother, Rebecca, died 18 Nov 1889.

Children of Robert Henry and Louise (Tyson) French. 7.40

Hugh1, Mason2, Hugh3, Hugh4, Robert Mosby5, William Mason6, Robert Henry7

8.54 Fanny Ewing French, b. 10 Jan 1891, d. 10 Jan 1891, buried at the Methodist Church Cemetery in Denmark, TN [56].

8.55 John Tyson French, b. 8 Dec 1891, d. 16 Jan 1916 drowned in a car accident [56].

8.56 Inez French, b. 13 Jan 1894, d. ca. 1960 in Jackson, TN [56].

8.57 Annie or Anna Sue French, b. 24 Oct 1895, d. ca. 1987 in Jackson, TN [56].

8.58 Corinne French, b. 19 Jun 1897, d. ca. 1946 in Jackson, TN [56].

8.59 Katherine French, b. 4 Sep 1901, d. Sep 1993 in Jackson, TN [56].

Children of Thomas Mason and Emma (Stephens) French, 7.45

Hugh1, Hugh2, John3, John4, James5, Hugh6, Thomas7

8.60 Mabel French

8.61 Elizabeth French

8.62 Thomas Mason French, b. 13 Jan 1884 in Hickman, KY, d. there on 30 Oct 1952, m1. Frances Peavler, m2. Grace Perry.

Children of Harvey L. French, 7.47

8.63* Charles Caywood French, b. 1877, d. 1943, perhaps lives in or around Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH [21].

Children of James Lewis French, 7.48

8.64 Reuben Albert French, b. 1887, no issue, perhaps lives in or around Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH [21].

8.65* Otto Lee French, b. 1893, perhaps lives in or around Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH [21].

8.66* Almond Leland French, b. 1898, perhaps lives in or around Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH [21]. Still living in 1964 when he wrote:

According to a letter in my possession dated November 9, 1964 from Almond French of Philo, Ohio, Mason and Ann Burgess French had a son named James Burgess French who came to Muskingum County, Ohio in 1810 from Loudoun County, Virginia. He married ?. They had a son named James French who married Elizabeth McCoubrey and they had four children, John, David (from whom I descend), Nancy and Catherine. He (James Burgess French) later married Ann Nancy Triplett (1817).

8.67 Fred French, perhaps lives in or around Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH [21].

Children of Mason French, 7.52

8.68* James W. B. French, b. 1861, perhaps lives in or around Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH [21].

Children of Charles Ellsworth French, 7.53

8.69 Willis Lewis French, b. Jul 1887 in Jefferson, Fayette Co., OH [21].

8.70* Arthur Lee French, b. 1876, perhaps lives in or around Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH [21].

Children of James A. and Anne (Sparks) French, 7.54

Hugh1, Hugh2, John3, John4, James5, Hugh6, James7

   Jesse French (photo) [55]

8.71 Jesse French, b. ca. 1880 [55].

Children of Charles and Liddie (Wiggins) French, 7.61

Hugh1, Hugh2, John3, John4, James5, Hugh6, Charles7

8.72 Clyde French, b. 24 Nov 1894 in Robertson Co., KY, d. 9 Mar 1958 in Mt. Olivet, Robertson Co., KY, m. Emmaline Queen Wright, dau. Of Harvey Wright and Nancy Chisholm. She was b. 11 Mar 1903 in Morehead, KY, and d. 18 Feb 1991 in Cynthiana, KY [67]. They lived in Bracken Co., KY [67]. They had daughter Norma Marie French, b. 21 Nov 1926 in Mt. Olivet, Robertson Co., KY, m. Wilmer Woodward, Jr., on 15 Mar 1947, son of Wilmer Woodward and Mary Lail. Wilmer was b. 7 Apr 1927 in Milford, Bracken Co., KY, and d. 13 Jul 1996 in Sylva, NC. They had a son, Kim Woodward, who m. Catherine Elizabeth Clary [67].

Contents

Background

First Generation

Second Generation

Third Generation

Fourth Generation

Fifth Generation

Sixth Generation

Seventh Generation

Eighth Generation

Ninth Generation

Tenth Generation

Eleventh Generation

Twelfth Generation

Bibliography

Chart #36 Records (Wills, Court Cases, etc.)