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Chart #46, William French, ca. 1715,
of Westerly, Washington County, RI
Montgomery, Hampden Co., MA
Otego, Otsego County, NY
This chart updated by Mara French on 10/12/08. Numbers in brackets [ ] show the source material and refer to the bibliography at the end of this chart. An asterisk (*) shows continuation of that line. Please send me any corrections or additions to this chart to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Revised 2007, 2008.
This line has long been a puzzle for everyone. The first 3
generations of the main line is:
1. William French, m. Prudence Gavitt in 1737 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI.
2. John French, b. 15 Nov 1739 in Westerly, RI, m. Susannah Bill
3. Judge John French, b. 16 May 1764 in Montgomery, Hampden Co., MA, m. Desire Bull
(family moved to Otsego Co. NY)
Š One hypothesis is that William is connected thru FFA Chart #1, but this has been proven to be incorrect thru DNA testing, Group 5. Chart #1 is DNA Group 6. You can compare the results of both DNA Groups 5 and 6 on the DNA Results Site. Apparently this line is not connected to any of the English lines that immigrated directly to Massachusetts in the mid-1600s. If that was the case, the DNA would show this. This line may have been from Ireland , but no further research has been done.
Š Another hypothesis is that William’s father was Michael French, b. ca. 1660 in Ipswich, Essex, MA, m. unknown ca. 1690 in Lubberland, NH and had children James, John, and William. James m. Philippa White on 15 Jun 1714 and had son Michael b. 6 Jan 1716. John d. before 1747 in Chester, Rockingham Co., NH. William m. Prudence Gavitt in 1738. Lubberland on the shore is today Newmarket, NH. The oldest section was at Doe’s Neck in the mid-1600s. The Lubberland shore became part of Newmarket when the “Durhamside” was annexed in 1870. Two French homes are noted to be from Newmarket, those from 15 and 23 Exeter St. Newmarket suggests a connection to Chart #4, but that chart belongs to DNA Group 3.
Š Ref.  researched data identifying William French and Prudence Gavit of Westerly, RI, said by some to be from Londonderry, Ireland, to be actually from Londonderry, NH. This may be incorrect data leading to William (5), Michael (4), Thomas (3), Thomas (2), Thomas of Ipswich, MA (1) which is Chart #1 and incorrect. There was a Michael French (?) who lived around Lubberland (adjacent to Exeter, NH) in the 1670s. In her last email to Ted Steele, researcher Debbie Wilson of Greenland, NH, conjectures that this person may, in fact, have been Michael York, related to Thomas French alias Yorke. Debbie was able to find a map that shows where Benjamin York had land at Lubberland. Michael French bought and, I presume, lived on six acres. I still think he was a York or tied in with them. He was definitely not the son of Thomas 3 of Ipswich.
Ref . Notes in 1985 from Margaret T. Taylor
of the Trumbull, Ohio, Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society to William M.
French of Grand Junction, Colorado. These notes include the "Farmington
Records," from their library which includes handwritten notes on the
French, Bundy, Avery and other families. Apparently the notes were compiled by
Maxine Cox some years earlier and given to the OGS library at Trumbull. The FFA
published materials provided by this William M. French in 1986. In reviewing
this set of pages, however, all of the material appears to be correct -- in
that it checks with research I have done on these lines. Therefore, I see
little reason to dispute what they say about William French, son of Michael.
What they do say is that... "The French family line was Scotch-Irish. The
Gavits from the Isle of Jersey." "William French (from Scotland and
Londonderry, Ireland, came with parents, he was 12 years of age) married
Prudence Gavitt, born 6 July 1720, married March 1st 1738”. (Note that Phillip
Gavitt Sr. was b. ca. 1651 in St. Saviors, Isle of Jersey, England, and d.
after 1714 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.)
(Reply from Ted Steele) If William (who married in 1738) was about 20'ish when he married, he would have been born about 1715-1718 or so. If he were 12 when he came to America, that would put his date of immigration about 1727-1730. Supposedly, he came with his parents -- or at least his father, Michael French, at that time. BUT we have a Michael French taking an Oath of Allegiance at Exeter, NH, in 1677. I also have a note that "William French was of Exeter, NH, in 1709. That he removed from Londonderry, NH to Westerly, RI, in 1747. So, I think these notes give us great cause to examine French records in Londonderry, Ireland, and more importantly, in Scotland.
Š Ancestry.com and Rootsweb say that “Michael French resided in 1677 in Exeter, Rockingham Co., NH. He resided in 1709 in Exeter, Rockingham Co., NH. He immigrated about 1726. He resided in 1747 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI. Michael had sons James, John, and William”. The FFA feels this just doesn’t make sense. If Michael were only born in 1677, he would have been over 40 when William was born. These names and dates must be a combination of various French families. It further goes on to say that son “James m. Phillippa White on 15 Jun 1714 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, and that son James d. before 1747, and that William was b. ca. 1714 in Exeter or perhaps Londonderry, Londonderry Co., Ireland and immigrated about 1726.” The FFA feels it is strange that one son was born the same year that another son got married.
Š The FFA believes that, in light of the matched DNA tests, William was an immigrant with his father from Ireland. See DNA results for Group 5. There is no real evidence that Michael from NH was his father; however, there is more evidence thru the DNA tests that others from this line were living in New Jersey and had come over from Northern Ireland. As a last thought, there are no other Michaels in this line, so that could indicate that Michael was not William’s father. A more likely name would be the name of William’s first sons, John, William, or James.
This has been a real genealogical dilemma. Can anyone help? If so, email mailto:email@example.com.
1.1* William French, birth date unknown, but ca. 1709-1714 , and d. ca 1761 . He m. Prudence Gavitt on 1 Mar 1737/38 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI . Prudence was b. 6 Jul 1720 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI and d. 13 May 1753 in Westerly . Prudence was baptized as an adult on 28 Oct 1739 by Rev. Ebenezer Rosseter. Many of the Gavitt family resided in Westerly and are buried at the Westerly Historic Cemetery between Rt #1 and Old Post Rd. Gavitt is the name of a current street in Westerly.
Children of William French and Prudence Gavitt, 1.1
Of their 8 children, only 3 were males who carry on this line. Ref  says they had 14 children but have not had time to verify them. All children were born in Westerly, Washington Co., RI.
2.1* John French, 15 Nov 1738/1739 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI. He was baptized by Rev. Nathaniel Eells on 30 Aug 1741 along with his sister, Anna. He married Susannah Bill on 16 Mar 1758 or 1 Jul 1758  in Montgomery, Hampden Co., MA. She was b. 16 Jul 1740 in Groton, New London Co., CT, and d. in Otego, Otsego Co., NY. John d. after 1780  in Montgomery, Hampden Co., MA. He served in the military in 1776. Many members from the Bill, Avery, and French families married one another. John was a Yeoman and purchased a place called no. 3 in the county of Hampshire on 3 May 1754. He paid Thomas Brown thirty pounds for the sixty acres of land which were located in the southampton annex in Montgomery, MA. John fought in the Revoluntionary War and was in the migration to NY moving to Hapersfield/Otego Otsego Co., NY. John was a tough man not afraid of a good fight and so it is written in Otsego there was a fight among the early settlers and Peter Scramling and John were selected to "fight it out." The contest took place after the raising of the first sawmill in the town by Ransom Hunt. Three days had been spent in building the dam, and upon the day of the "raising" a keg of rum was furnished. And after the building had been successfully raised, and all had become comfortably merry, the champions closed for the contest. After a spirited fight French was adjudged the victor and thus ended the border wars . (See page 150, 151 History of Otego.)
2.2 Ann or Anna French, b. 25 Mar 1741 in Westerly, RI, baptized by Rev. Nathaniel Eells on 30 Aug 1741 along with her brother John, d. 1759 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI.
2.3 Prudence French, b. 7 Jun 1743 in Westerly, RI.
2.4* William French, b. 25 Jan 1744 Westerly, Washington Co., RI, d. 15 Aug 1838 Parkman Twp., Geauga Co., OH, m. 1767 to Elizabeth Avery. She was b. 20 Jan 1743/44 in Montgomery, Hampden Co., MA, d. 1813 Otego, Otsego Co., NY  . He was a Sgt. Of the Mass. Troops Rev. War . Many members from the Bill, Avery, and French families married one another. Ref  contributed various records and photos on William and the Parkman Bundysburg Gates Cemetery in Geauga Co., OH.
2.5 Mary French, b. 24 Nov 1746 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI.
2.6 James French, b. 14 Sep 1748 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI.
2.7 Hannah French, b. 12 Oct 1750 in Westerly, RI, d. ca. 1797 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY. She m1. William Wheeler on 15 Jun 1766 in New London, CT. They had children Ebenezer, James, William, John, Joseph, and Hannah. Hannah m2. Silas Hubbell in 1785 in Blanford, MA. They had son Truman Mallory Hubbell.
2.8 Thankful French, b. 21 Sep 1752, d. 19 Nov 1841 in Montgomery, Hampden, MA, m. James Wheeler (brother of William), ca. 1749 in New London, CT.
Children of John and Susannah (Bill) French, 2.1
Of these 10 children, only 4 were males to carry on this line. Ref  says they had 11 children, but have not had time to verify them.
3.1 Prudence French, b. 8 Feb 1759 in Montgomery, Hampden, MA, d. after Sep 1816 in Ontario, Wayne Co., NY. She m. Isaac Gates ca. 1775 in Ontario, Wayne Co., NY. They had a daughter, Polly Gates.
3.2 Mary (Polly) French, b. 3 Jul 1761 in Montgomery, Hampden, MA.
3.3* Judge John French, b. 16 May 1764 in Montgomery, Hampden Co., MA, m. Desire Bull. John was a noted lawyer of Otsego County, NY. Desire is in the 1860 census with her daughter and son-in-law, age 94 . She is not in the 1870 census, perhaps passed away .
3.4 Cynthia (or Cynthya) French, b. 16 Mar 1766 in Montgomery, Hampden, MA.
3.5 Abigail French, b. 25 Jun 1768 in Montgomery, Hampden Co., MA, d. after 1855 in Ohio.
3.6 Sarah French, b. 16 Jul 1770 in Montgomery, Hampden, MA.
3.7* Malcolm Wheeler French, b. 17 Feb 1774 in Montgomery, Hampden Co, MA, d. 2 Jul 1846 in West Almond, Allegany Co., NY . He m. Eunice Bundy ca 1792. She was b. 20 Sep 1776 in Montgomery, Hampden Co., MA and d. 9 Apr 1840 in Otego, Otsego Co., NY . His burial is at West Almond, Allegany Co., NY . Wheeler's name is found on several land transactions around the Bath Wheeler area in NY. Information has now come to light that makes us believe that after Eunice died 9 Apr 1840, that Wheeler then remarried a woman names Frances (last name unknown). In June of 1847 there are deeds showing land transfers of both Wheeler and Frances deeding land to Wheeler Jr., which leaves us to believe Wheeler died or was dying at that time. Frances died in 1849 and both are buried in W. Almond Twp. Allegany City, NY (small cemetery on private land). In 1855 we find on a NY state census in Otego, Harriett listed as head of household living with sister Almira, and John Hiro and Marilla as boarders.
3.8 William (Bill) French, b. 24 May 1776 in Montgomery, Hampden Co., MA, d. 1852.
3.9 Anna French, b. 11 Jul 1778 in Montgomery, Hampden Co., MA.
3.10 Dudley French, b. 24 Aug 1780 in Montgomery, Hampden Co., MA.
Children of William and Elizabeth (Avery) French, 2.4
3.11 Martha French, b. 19 Jan 1768 in Montgomery, NY , m. Ansel (or Asahel  ) Packard on 12 Aug 1780 in Southampton, MA . He was b. 18 Mar 1763 in Norwich, CT and d. 26 Jun 1846 in Unadilla, NY . Martha d. 1809 .
3.12 James French , b. 7 Dec 1769  in Montgomery, NY, m. Tryphena Abel .
3.13 Betsy French , b. 18 Oct 1772  in Montgomery, NY, and m. Gymenas Goodrich .
3.14* Wareham French, b. 13 Dec 1774 NY in Montgomery, NY , d. 7 Jan 1845 in West Farmington Twp, Trumbull Co, OH, m. 1820 to Sarah Johnson. She was b. 1782, d. 23 Aug 1841 in Farmington Twp., Trumbull Co., OH  .
3.15 Sabra French , b. 25 Apr 1777 is Otsego, NY , m. Isaac Gates who was on 28 Dec 1771 in Preston, CT and d. 10 Aug 1788 .
3.16 Abigail French , b. 9 Jul 1779, d. 14 Oct 1862 in Bundysburg, Geauga, OH, age 83, m. Jacob Gates who was b. 1769, d. 18 Oct 1817, age 48 . They had 10 children .
3.17* William French III was born on 24 Jul 1781 in Montgomery, NY . He died on 25 Oct 1862 in LeRoy, Dodge Co., Wisconsin  . He m. Lois Fuller ca. 1803 in NY . She was b. 1788 in NY, d. 4 Dec 1869 in Leroy, Dodge Co., WI  . He was buried in Kokoskie Cemetery, Dodge Co., WI . They had 10 children.
3.18* Abel French , b. 25 Jul 1783 in Otsego, NY , d. 13 Feb 1861 in Otsego, NY , m. Susannah Bundy who was b. 30 May 1786 and d. 22 Mar 1849 . At least 22 family members are buried in the Bundy Cemetery, Otego, Otsego Co., NY.
3.19 Sluman/Sleeman French , b. 19 Aug 1785  in Otsego, NY .
3.20 John French, b. 8 Oct 1787 in Otsego, NY , m. Bursheba French. Her parents were Malcolm Wheeler French and Eunice Bundy. Malcolm was John’s uncle . They had 3 children .
3.21* Avery French , b. 6 Oct 1789 in Otsego, NY , d. 1871 in Farmington, Tumbull, OH  or 3 Oct 1865 in Iowa , m1. Betsey (Elizabeth  ) Martin on 10 Oct 1810 . She was b. 26 Jan 1789, and d. 15 Feb 1850 in Shabbona Grove, IL . They had 12 children. Avery m2. Hannah Dean on 19 Nov 1853 .
3.22 Prudence French , b. 22 Dec 1791, d. 30 Jan 1873 (age 81), m. Elisha Bundy who was b. 20 Jul 1788, d. 7 Nov 1877 in NY . They had one son, Hiram Bundy .
3.23 Lucy French , b. 15 Feb 1794 , m. Harvey Bill and had 4 children: George, Zelotas, Harvey, and Mathilda Bill .
Children of John and Desire (Bull) French, 3.3
4.1 Cynthia French, m. Matheson .
4.2 Eunice French, m. Josiah Cass. Josiah was born in Kent, Litchfield, CT 26 Sep 1786.10 Josiah was the son of Aaron Cass and Ruth Bull. Josiah died about 1826.
4.3 Anna French was born in Otsego County, NY Jan 1796. Anna died 18 Feb 1860 in Tioga County, NY, at 64 years of age. She married Aaron Cass before 1822. Aaron and Anna were first cousins, being children of Ruth Bull and Desire Bull, respectively. See Case Family Reports.
4.4 Abigail (Abby) French, m. Aaron Depuy. These two individuals were cousins.
4.5 Hannah French, m. William Reed .
4.6 Polly French, m. Henry Williams . According to a couple of census, whe was born ca. 1809 . Their first child was b. in 1840 and they had a total of 5 children . Polly was buried in a small cemetery along with a “Jeremiah French” .
4.7 John French, twin, m. Lida Williams .
4.8 Abram French, twin .
4.9 Thomas French, m. Polly Bull. Polly was born in Lewis, NY 1805. Polly 13 was the daughter of Abraham Bull Jr. and Abigail Lake.
4.10 Rheinard French, scraped skin from back getting out of State’s prison .
4.11 Benjamin French was married twice. He m1. Lucy Bates. Lucy was the daughter of Reuben Bates and Abigail Bull. He married Catherine Frye.
Children of Malcolm and Eunice (Bundy) French, 3.7
4.12 Bursheba French, b. ca. 1799/1800, m. John French (see 3.20).
4.13 Harriett French was born about 1800/1801. She died in 1855.
4.14* Luther French was born in 1802 in New York. He died in 1891 in of Corning, Steuben, New York. He married Clarissa Shepard who was born about 1807 in New York. She died after 1870 in Corning, Steuben, New York.
4.15 Almira French was born in 1804 in New York. She died in 1878.
4.16* Wheeler French Jr., b. 1805 in Otego, Otsego, NY and d. 26 Dec 1879 in Maine Prairie, Stearns Co., MN . He m. Nancy E. Cramer ca. 1829 in NY. Nancy was b. 12 May 1811 in NY and d. 14 Feb 1873 probably in Maine Prairie, Stearns Co., MN .
4.17 Levi French, b. 1808 in NY, d. 1870 in Otego, Otsego, NY, m. Marinda Bundy. She was b. 1812 in NY, d. after 1860 in Otego, Otsego, NY. They had one daughter, Sarah, b. ca. 1838 in NY .
4.18 Maria French, b. Feb 1810 in NY, d. 8 Sep 1870 in Otego, Otsego, NY, m. Hiram Bundy and had 5 children: Egberto, Edgar, Harriet, Hiram E., and Elvira Bundy.
4.19* Dr. Dudley Saulston French, b. 8 Apr 1812 near Corning, Steuben Co., NY, d. 4 May 1867 in Shakopee, Scott Co., MN. He was buried in Valley Cemetery, Shakopee, Scott Co., MN. He m. Mary M. Bliss ca. 1849 in NY. She was b. 24 Sep 1820 in MA and d. 10 May 1888 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. About 1856 Dudley moved his family to Maine Prarie, Sterns Co., MN. He studied medicine as there was no doctor on the prarie and he practiced Homeopathy and was the only doctor in the area for many years. Later he and his wife moved to the Shakopee area where he died 4 May 1867. Mary died on May 10, 1888 at 3131 Lindley Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Both are buried at the Valley Cemetry, Shakopee, Scott Co., MN. Dudley lies in a grass-covered grave broken stone, Mary has no stone. All their children moved to the Los Angeles, California area about the turn of the century except Harriet. She remained in the Minneapolis area for many years .
4.20 Albert G. French, b. 1822, d. 1868, m. Melissa A. Barnard. She was b. ca. 1830 in NY, d. in Painted Post, Steuben, NY, and they had one daughter, Charlot A. French, b. ca. 1848 in NY.
4.21 Marilla French, b. 1823 in NY, m. Samuel Young.
Children of Wareham and Sarah (Johnson) French, 3.14
4.22* Schuyler French, b. September 20, 1813 Otsego County, New York d. Greene Twp., Trumbull Co., OH, marriage: June 15, 1835 to Mary Jane Bostwick b. February 25, 1818 Connecticut d. February 25, 1818 Greene Twp., Trumbull Co., OH .
4.23 Cornelia French, b. 8 Jun 1803 in Geauga, OH, d. 4 Aug 1842, m. Moses Hatch on 11 May 1820 and had 1 son, Warren Dewaine Hatch .
4.24 Samuel S. French, b. 2 Oct 1816, d. 21 Apr 1897 in Farmington, OH, m. Amelia Belden .
4.29 Luther French was born on 7 Mar 1818 in Plainsville, Ohio. He died on 23 Jan 1896 in Sutton, Nebraska . Luther married Polly Emeline Littlefield on 26 Apr 1849 in LeRoy, Dodge, Wisconsin .
4.37 Willard Dennis French, b. 15 Jun 1814 in Otego, Otsego, NY , d. 24 Jun 1890 in Otego, Otsego, NY, m1. Hannah Jenks on 6 Apr 1851 in Otsego, NY, and had daughter Hannah E. French, m2. Lucy Northrup  in Otsego, NY .
4.38 Susan E. French, b. 23 Jul 1816  or 13 Jul 1816 in Otego, Otsego, NY , d. 2 Sep 1895 (age 79) in Otego, Otsego, NY, m1. Samuel Derby on 4 Sep 1865. He d. 2 Sep 1895. They had one daughter, Susan Derby . Susan m2. Elisha Hubbard .
5.1* Almon Gilford French, b. May 1831 in NY and d. 16 Aug 1920 in Little Rock Lake, Benton Co., MN, m. Lydia Deliah Mageson ca. 1852 in NY. Lydia was b. 18 Feb. 1833 in Pennsylvania and died 12 Aug. 1904, in Detroit Lakes, Becker Co., MN .
5.11* Herbert Milton French was born on 5 Mar 1850 in New York City, New York, New York. He died on 25 Oct 1929 in Fullerton, Orange, California. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. He married Mary Sherrod STRAIT on 25 Dec 1878 in Shakopee, Scott, Minnesota. Mary Sherrod STRAIT "Mammie Delight" was born on 17 Dec 1860 in Jordan, Scott, Minnesota. She died on 21 Nov 1918 in Willows, Glenn, California. She was buried on 22 Nov 1918 in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.
5.12 Francis Marion French, b. ca. 1851 in NY, NY, d. 18 Jul 1901 in LA, CA. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA. He m. Louise Chase who was born on 25 Jun 1859 in New York City, New York, New York. She died on 5 Jan 1936 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. She was buried on 7 Jan 1936 in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
5.13 Helen E. Frenchwas born on 12 Aug 1854 in New York City, New York, New York. She died on 13 Apr 1922 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. She was buried on 15 Apr 1922 in Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois. She married Henri E. LANDRY and had daughter Marie Landry.
5.15 Harriet Isabel French was born on 27 Jan 1857 in Kimball, Stearns, Minnesota. She died on 31 Jul 1933 in Fairhope, Baldwin, Alabama. She was buried in Fairhope, Baldwin, Alabama. She married Clarence Otis WHITE on 25 Nov 1885 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. They had 5 children: Capt. Earl F., Edith M., Clara M., Mabel Catherine, and Gladys Dorothy White.
5.16 George Dudley French was born on 24 Feb 1860 in Saint Cloud, Sterns, Minnesota. He died on 13 May 1937 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. He was buried on 15 May 1937 in Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. He married Sarah Carlton ALLEN on 3 Dec 1883 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. Sarah Carlton Allen was born on 8 Sep 1862 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey. She died on 1 Feb 1938 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. She was buried on 4 Feb 1938 in Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.
5.17 Malcolm Harry French was born on 30 Apr 1862 in Great Plains, , Minnesota. He died on 28 Jun 1942 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. He was buried on 1 Jul 1942 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. He married Evalyn D. HOWE. Evalyn D. HOWE was born on 8 Jun 1861 in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri. She died on 23 Nov 1944 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. She was buried on 27 Nov 1944 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.
5.18* Their son, Sharon French, b. November 09, 1843 Farmington Twp., Trumbull Co., OH d. December 23, 1891 Silver Lake, Shawnee Co., KS, marriage: August 18, 1867 to Sylvia Alice Cory b. June 21, 1845 Greene Twp., Trumbull Co., OH d. January 09, 1888 Silver Lake, Shawnee Co., KS .
6.3* John Hiro French, b. 14 Jul 1859, in Elmira, Chemung Co., NY and d. 11 Nov 1925, in Williston, Williams Co., ND, m. Lucy Ann Doney, on 31 Dec 1886 in Maine Prairie, Stearns Co., MN. Lucy was b. 18 Dec 1869 in Atwater, Kandiyohi Co., MN and d. 7 Jan 1939, in Williston, Williams Co., ND . Another source says he m. Lydia Deliah Mageson of PA .
6.4 Herbert Alison French, b. November 19, 1877 Silver Lake, Shawnee Co., KS d. December 26, 1960 Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS, marriage: September 04, 1900 to Maud Bishop Myers b. March 04, 1880 Meriden, Jefferson Co., KS d. February 17, 1935 Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS .
6.5 Jennie Estelle French was born on 13 Dec 1880 in Shakopee, Scott, Minnesota. She died on 14 May 1957 in Santa Ana, Orange, California. She was buried in Santa Ana, Orange, California. She married George Hart CHESLEY on 1 May 1906 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.
6.6 Dudley Burton French was born on 30 Jan 1888 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. He died on 11 Oct 1956 in Lynwood, Los Angeles, California. He was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Redlands, San Bernardino, California. He married Edna May DUDLEY on 3 Jul 1909. Edna May DUDLEY was born on 10 Jan 1889 in , LaPorte, Indiana. She died on 13 May 1980 in , San Bernardino, California.
6.7 Nina Delight French Nina Delight FRENCH was born on 30 May 1890 in , , Minnesota. She died on 14 Jan 1970 in , Los Angeles, California. She married William Berry PYLES Sr. on 3 Sep 1913 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.
6.10 Walter Dudley French was born on 16 Oct 1884 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. He died on 7 Apr 1970 in Ridgeway, Fairfield, South Carolina. He was buried on 10 Apr 1970 in Evergreen Cemetery, Chester, South Carolina. He married Ada Adele STONE on 7 Jan 1913. Ada Adele STONE was born on 12 Jan 1884 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. She died in Feb 1981 in of Greenwood, Greenwood, South Carolina .
6.11 Marian Lysle French was born on 13 Oct 1886 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. She died on 20 Apr 1952 in Orange Cove, Fresno, California. The cause of death was car accident. She was buried on 22 Apr 1952 in Reedley Cemetery, Reedley, Fresno, California. She married Walter Carl THOMAS on 19 Jan 1909 in El Centro, Imperial, California. They had 3 children: Walter Carl, Marian Lysle, and George Douglas Thomas .
6.12 Vera Carlton French was born on 2 Feb 1889 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. She died on 9 Jul 1968 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. She was buried on 12 Jul 1968 in Crestlawn Memorial Park, Riverside, Riverside, California. She married John Scott THOMAS on 14 Sep 1908 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. They had 3 children: Clarence Scott, Vera Beryl, and Leland Wayne Thomas .
6.13 Helen Gladys French was born on 24 Feb 1891 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. She died on 11 Feb 1969 in Malibu, Los Angeles, California. The cause of death was heart failure. She was buried on 14 Feb 1969 in Ivy Lawn Cemetery, Ventura, Ventura, California. She married Franklin Stephen SOLOMON on 29 Nov 1913 in Calexico, Imperial Valley, California. They had 2 children: Francis Winnefred Solomon and another child who is still living in 2007 .
6.15 George Donald French was born on 19 Apr 1894 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. He died on 7 Sep 1967 in Vista, San Diego, California. He was buried on 11 Sep 1967 in Eternal Hills Cemetery, Oceanside, San Diego, California. He married Nancy Wilma AMMONS on 1 Sep 1920 in , Ventura, California. Nancy Wilma AMMONS was born on 27 Jun 1899 in , , Tennessee. She died on 6 Dec 1985 in San Diego, San Diego, California. Their child and George’s second wife are still living in 2007 .
6.16 Douglas Allen French was born on 22 Nov 1895 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. He died on 8 May 1942 in National Military Home, Malibu, Los Angeles, California. The cause of death was appendicitis. He was buried on 12 May 1942 in , Los Angeles, California. He married Frances Marie J. MYTTON on 10 Dec 1919 in , San Bernardino, California. The marriage ended in divorce. Frances Marie J. MYTTON was born about 1895 in , , Canada. The marriage ended in divorce. Their 3 children and Douglas’ second wife are still living in 2007 .
6.18 Evelyn Lucille Catherine French was born on 29 Nov 1902 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. She died on 1 Apr 1993 in Carson City, Carson City, Nevada. She married Willard W. WEBSTER on 24 Oct 1919 in Santa Ana, Orange, California. The marriage ended in divorce. They had a son, Dale W. Webster Sr., and another child who is still living in 2007 . She m2. William F. Grieco .
7.1 Enos Gilford French, b. 12 May 1890, in Maine Prairie, Stearns, MN and d. 15 Jul 1932, in Williston, Williams Co., ND, m. 22 Oct 1927 Clara Agnes Vogt in Sidney, Richland Co., Montana. Clara was b. 20 Sep 1898, in Detroit Lakes, Stearns Co., MN and d. 23 Jan 1998, in Williston, Williams Co., ND .
Westerly, RI Deeds Vol. 7, Pages 72-3, William French & Prudence his wife to Jonathan Weaver of Middletown, bounded by John Dodge, Peter Davis, Edward Bleaven, Thomas Weaver, ... all ye Land purchased of Ezekiel Gavit Jr., Nov. 26, 1747. Witnesses: Elias Thompson and W. Babcock.
Westerly, RI Deeds Vol. 7, Pages 74-5, William French & Prudence his wife to Thomas Weaver of Bristol, Husbandman, 122 acres bounded by Peter Davis, Ebenezer Rathbun, heirs of William Rathbun Deceased, and John Crandal ... being all the Land purchased of Joseph Babcock Jr., Nov. 26, 1747. Witnesses: Elias Thompson and W. Babcock.
Aaron was born in Kent, Litchfield, CT about 1795. Aaron 2 was the son of Aaron Cass and Ruth Bull. Aaron died after 1860. Aaron traveled to California before 1850 to join in the "gold rush." After settling first in Tuolumne County, CA, Aaron had apparently moved from there (probably to Yuba county) soon after the 1850 census, as he was not found in any local records at the Tuolumne County Genealogical Society - including the Miner's and Businessmen's Index, Pioneer Roster, Alley's Tuolumne County History, and the 1852 CA state census for Tuolumne County. Aaron was visited by at least one family member while in California, son George Whitman Cass, who shows up with him in the 1860 federal census of Yuba County, CA.
In Selkreg's book on Tompkins County, Aaron is mentioned on page 283: "Aaron and John Cass went to Canada." So perhaps he moved from California after 1860 with his brother John to Canada. Further research is required to substantiate this. Moved to town of Dix in 1842, according to 1855 NY State Census.
Miles Dighten Cass was born in NY about 1822. He married Adeline ELLISON. I believe his name was Miles Dighten, as he seems to have used both names in the 1855 NY State census (Miles D.) and the 1860 US census (Dighten).
Andrew Jackson Cass was born in Campbell, Steuben, NY Dec 1827. The NY State census records show that Andrew was born in Steuben County, NY. His death record shows a birth place that appears to be "Cameltown N.Y." The closest town name in Steuben County would be Campbell, from which the spelling "Cam[pb]el[l] Town" is probably derived. Andrew died 8 Jan 1899 in Geneva, Ontario, NY, at 71 years of age.7. Andrew died of Bright's Disease: Glomerulonephritis (kidney inflammation). His doctor's name, from the death record, appears to be R. W. Padgham. His body was interred 1899 in Reading, Schuyler, NY, County Line Cemetery. Death record states that Andrew was buried in Watkins, NY. He married Harriet COLLINS in NY, about 1857. In 1875 NY State census Andrew is listed as a widower, working as a stablehand at a hotel.
Sarah became the mother of Eliza French 1852. At 27 years of age Sarah became the mother of Robert Howard French in New Jersey?, 1857. At 28 years of age Sarah became the mother of James H French 1858. At 24 years of age Robert became the father of Eliza French 1852. At 29 years of age Robert became the father of Robert Howard French in New Jersey?, 1857. At 30 years of age Robert became the father of James H French 1858.
10. Robert James3 French (Robert Howard2, Robert H1) was born May 6, 1877. Robert died May 7, 1932 in Jersey City, New Jersey, at 55 years of age. He married Mary Mulcahy. Mary was born November 7, 1877. Mary was the daughter of James J Mulcahy and Elizabeth Lewis. Mary died March 5, 1930 at 52 years of age. At 25 years of age Mary became the mother of Henry French in New Jersey, Oct 9 1903. At 32 years of age Mary became the mother of Elizabeth (Betty) French 1910. At 33 years of age Mary became the mother of Anna French 1911. At 38 years of age Mary became the mother of Joseph French March 20, 1916. At 40 years of age Mary became the mother of Lilly French June 15,1918. At 45 years of age Mary became the mother of Robert James French 02/10/1923. At 26 years of age Robert became the father of Henry French in New Jersey, Oct 9 1903. At 33 years of age Robert became the father of Elizabeth (Betty) French 1910. At 34 years of age Robert became the father of Anna French 1911. At 38 years of age Robert became the father of Joseph French March 20 1916. At 41 years of age Robert became the father of Lilly French June 15,1918. At 45 years of age Robert became the father of Robert James French 02/10/1923. Robert James French and Mary Mulcahy had the following children:
DNA Match: 1017 (me) & 1018 French of Irish -Scottish decent. The match was a 25 marker match with Two Step Mutations. I'm hoping to find some ffrench's in Ireland that have done DNA testing or are willing to do the test. I have found other Irish French information that I do not have a connection to 2nd Source level
The following are a sample of U.S. Immigration information on French's arriving from Ireland. Let me know if you have a specific name you wan time to look for. Send me a private email if you want me to search for you.
 FFA member Ted Steele, firstname.lastname@example.org (old email), EESTEE@ccmail.monsanto.com (1996), Ted.Steele@monsanto.com (work, old email), member since 1986. Email in 2000 is email@example.com and website http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~steeles/Steele/d63.htm and http://www.interment.net/data/us/oh/geauga/parkman/parkman.htm
 FFA Library F533 WILLIAM FRENCH. 9 page outline contributed by William M. French. Perhaps William French of Ireland, 1714. William French (Chart #46). Surnames: Gavit, Bill. Locations: Westerly, RI; Westfield, MA; Otego, NY; Bundysburg, Geauga Co., OH.
 Ohioan Room of the Warren Trumbull County Library. Title page (handwritten) FARMINGTON....EARLY FAMILIES....Ashley, Baldwin, Bundy, French, Gates, Goodrich, Rawson, Stephens, Wilson so maybe this "manuscript" was handwritten and Mrs. Taylor didn't handwrite it herself. She states: French Family....William French (from Scotland and Londonderry Ireland) came with parents when he was 12 years old. Married Prudence Gavitt, etc. etc. etc. The Gavitts were from the Isle of Jersey. See New England History & Genealogy Register Vol 77, page 34 - 56, etc. etc. etc. Where would you get the "came here at age of 12"?
 Vital Records of Montgomery, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, published by the NEHGS, 1902.
John and Susannah French are from FFA Chart #46.
Harmon and Ermine French are from FFA Chart #86.
FRENCH 1850 Records of Births
Abigail, d. John and Susannah, June 25, 1768.
Anna, d. John and Susannah, July 11, 1778.
Betsey Clarrissa, d. Harmon and Emiline, Sept. 8, 1826.
Bill, s. John and Susannah, May 24. 1776.
Cynthya, d. John and Susannah, Mar. 16, 1766.
Dudley, S. John and Susannah, Aug. 24, 1780.
Eunice, d. Harmon and Emiline, Sept. 21, 1833.
Eunice, d. Harmon and Emiline, Aug. 21, 1831.
Henry Edward, s. Harmon and Ermine, Mar. 26, 1828.
Horace Dwight, s. Harmon and Emiline, Nov. 11, 1829.
John, Nov. 14, 1739.
John, s. John and Susannah, Mar. 16, 1764.
Mary, d. John and Susannah, July 3, 1761.
Maryette, d. Harmon and Emiline, May 23, 1825.
Prudence, d. John and Susannah, Feb. 8, 1759.
Sarah, d. John and Susannah, July 16, 1770.
s. John and Susannah, Feb. 17, 1774.
----, s. Harmon and Emiline, Oct. 6, 1834.
FRENCH 1850 Records of Marriages
Herman [int. of Westhampton] and Emiline [int. Emaline] Frisby, [int. Dec. 19, 1824] Feb. ----, 1825.
John and Susannah, Bill, July ----, 1758.
FRENCH 1850 Records of Deaths
Emily, d. Harmon [dup. Harman] and Emiline, Apr. 9, 1834 [dup. a. 7 m.]