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Jefferson County Kentucky Courthouse

Chart #193, David French, 1765
Counties in Kentucky:
Ohio, Jefferson, Daviess, Allen, and Warren

This chart updated by Mara French on 1/26/12. Numbers in brackets [  ] shows the source material and refer to the bibliography at the end of this chart. An asterisk (*) shows continuation of that line. Please send any corrections or additions to this chart to marafrench@mindspring.com. Revisions: 1994, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012.


NOTE: Please make any corrections or additions to this chart – although this is not my family, I will be updating it from time to time. Refer to this chart by chart number Refer to each family member by their number. Additions are greatly appreciated. You will be notified of the next revision. Although this is not my line, I make additions to it, and you will be notified when your data or someone else’s data is added.

Contents

FFA Home Page

Foreword

Geography

FFA Charts Related To This Chart

History and Background

Who Was David’s Father?

Proposed Lineage

DNA Test Data for Louisa French

DNA Test Group 4 Test Results (old website)

DNA Test Group 4 Test Results (new website)

DNA Test Group 4 Lineages

DNA Test Group 4 Cross-Reference Chart

DNA Test Group 4 Blog

DNA Test Group 4 Descendant Chart to Testee

DNA Group 4 Analysis

DNA Testing

Genealogy of David French

First thru Third Generation

Fourth Generation

Fifth Generation

Sixth Generation

Seventh Generation

Eighth Generation

Ninth Generation

Tenth Generation

The Shively Family

The Surname Fielding

Bibliography

Foreword

I’ve researched this line just about all I can from ancestry.com and from the internet. Additions need to come from family members or from local books or historians who haven’t put their information online.

P.S. Although David French is not of my line, I will continue to do research as time permits. My line is FFA Chart #6.

Geography

 

In 1786, Madison and Mercer County were formed from Lincoln County.

Clark County, Kentucky, was formed in 1792 from Bourbon and Fayette
Counties.

Montgomery County was formed in 1796 from Clark
County.

Estill County was formed in 1808 from Clark and Madison
Counties.

Powell County was formed 1852 from Clark, Estill, and Montgomery
Counties.

Ohio County was Kentucky’s 35th County, formed in 1799. Total population of Ohio Co. in 1820 was 3,879.

FFA Charts Related To This Chart

FFA Chart #10, John Peter French and William Lewis French – DNA Test Group 4
FFA Chart #23, Isaac French – DNA Test Group 4
FFA Chart #30, Louisa French – Sister of Jacob French
FFA Chart #31, Henry French – DNA Test Group 4
FFA Chart #66, Samuel French (perhaps)
FFA Chart #129, Peter French, no test yet
FFA Chart #136, George French – DNA Test Group 4
FFA Chart #186, Philip French – DNA Test Group 4
FFA Chart #193, David French – DNA Test Group 4
FFA Chart #194, Jonathan French – DNA Test Group 4
FFA Chart #195, Jacob French – DNA Test Group 4 – David’s grandfather

The DNA expert and administrator for the surname French is Julia French Wood. Email her about all DNA questions to JuliaFWood@aol.com. For ancestry questions, email marafrench@mindspring.com.

History and Background

Jacob French (FFA Chart #195), Louisa French (FFA Chart #30), George French (FFA Chart #136), and John French (FFA Chart #129) were most likely 4 children of John French, b. 1705, who was the first of this French family in the U.S.; namely, in Pennsylvania. John French, b. 1705, immigrated to PA in 1728. For more details, see FFA Chart #195.

Who Was David’s Father?

Some facts and hypotheses that I’ve gathered:

Š      From the group of men with the surname French in DNA Test Group 4, and assuming David would have to come from one of those men on the list above, we could eliminate a few and work with the ones that are left. First of all, David being born ca. 1762-67, could fit in either generation 3 or 4 based on his age (see Proposed Lineage below).

Š      If he fit in generation 3, he would be the oldest son of 2nd generation George French, FFA Chart #136, whose son George moved to SC. No proof has been found either way. His age does not fit into generation 4 of this line.

Š      If he fit in generation 4, his grandfather would be 2nd generation Jacob, as his brother John is too young. Jacob m. Magdalena Shively and had son John in 1753 who married Catherine Hedges. The names Shively and Hedges are both used for David’s descendants. 

Š      Based on the preceding bullet, John and David witnessed the marriage of Henry’s daughter, Christina. John does not fit into Henry’s direct family.

Proposed Lineage

Researchers: This is a complete hypothesis. I’ll be working on this lineage and get more sources.

David French’s sons were Philip (perhaps), George, Samuel, David, and John. David’s wife, Margaret Shively, had siblings Henry, William, John, and Mary, according to her father Christian Shively’s will of 1826. It is not known if David French ever lived in Lancaster Co., PA, where the Shively family lived.

Note: A different Henry French m. Abigail Anderson in Frederick Co., VA, FFA Chart #192 [4]. This Henry French is FFA Chart #192, and he belongs to DNA Group 11, not 4.

 

3.5 John French, FFA Chart #194, b. ca. 1750, m. Catherine Hedges. He did not remain in Berkeley Co., WV, but moved to KY. John died in Lincoln Co., KY on 21 May 1792, age ca. 40. Catherine then m2. Henry Daugherty.

4.1 David French, FFA Chart #193, b. 1766 in Berkeley Co., WV, lived in Jefferson Co., OH and Daviess Co., KY, then migrated to Ohio Co., KY, m1. Margaret Shively (a German name) on 20 Dec 1790 in Jefferson Co., KY, d. 29 Dec 1819 in Ohio Co., KY, his son David Shively, his son William Henry, his son David Shively, his son Felix Latney (DNA Test 10303).

5.1 Philip French, FFA Chart #186, b. 3 Mar 1790 in KY, m. Sarah Randall on 12 Aug 1813 – she was from Butler Co., OH, his son Warner, his son George, his son William Albert, his son Wayne Hathaway, his son Warren Wayne French (DNA Test 176015). (This has not been 100% verified)

5.2 Samuel S. (Shively?) French, b. 1797 in KY, m1. Frances (Fanny) Hudson, m2. Mary E. Bartlett.

5.3 David Shively French, b. 11 Jun 1799 in Ohio Co., KY, m. Ann Hudson.

5.4 George French, b. 1808 in Ohio Co., KY.

5.5 John French, b. 1810 in Ohio Co., KY.

First thru Third Generation

John French – David’s great-grandfather, b. ca. 1705, FFA Chart #195
Jacob French – David’s grandfather, b. ca. 1730, FFA Chart #195
John French – David’s father, b. 1750, m. Catherine Hedges, FFA Chart #194
David French – b. 1765, FFA Chart #193

Fourth Generation

We are starting with the 4th generation in order to keep the generations consistent with DNA Test Group 4.

4.1 David French, b. ca. 1762 in Berkeley Co., WV, migrated to Ohio Co., Mercer Co., and Jefferson Co., KY, m. Margaret Shively (a German name) on 20 Dec 1790 in Jefferson Co., KY. Margaret was born ca. 1763-1767 in VA; another source says 1763 in Bethel, Lancaster Co., PA. Another source says she was b. 1775 in Fort Redstone, Fayette Co., PA.

David d. 29 Dec 1819 in Ohio Co., KY, his son was David Shively French, and his son was William Henry French, and his son was David Shively French, and his son was Felix Latney French (DNA Test 10303).

David shows up in Mercer Co., KY where he was on the taxes on 15 Aug 1789 and witnessed the marriage of Christina French to Bennett Bull. Christina was the daughter of Henry French, FFA Chart #31.

Bond: Christina m. 16 Aug 1789 Bennett (Beneo) Bull in Mercer Co., KY by J. Bailey, Minister with John French as surety [24], witnessed by David French.

Bennett Bull Sr. was b. 9 Jan 1768 in Baltimore, Maryland, d. 25 Jan 1854. Bennett Bull appears in the 1810 census of Mercer Co., KY with a family of 8.

My interpretation of the relationship of these Frenches is as follow: Henry was David’s uncle, the younger brother of David’s father John. David was b. ca. 1762, and Christina was b. ca. 1771, so they were quite close in age. It is most likely that John French was Christina’s uncle, in other words, her father’s brother, which also indicates that John was David’s father. This would indicate that David French was Christina’s cousin. Another mention about this wedding states that John French was the Bondsman and the witnesses were David French and Peter Widenor.

The situation arises as to why Christina did not have her father, Henry French, as surety, a bondsman, or a witness to her marriage to Bennett Bull? Henry was still alive on 15 Aug 1788, and they all were in Mercer Co., KY. This proves that David French was in the exact same area in Mercer Co., KY, as Henry was in 1789. Henry also had land in Jefferson Co., KY; however, all his children were born in Mercer Co.

Marriage

December 20, 1790 Margaret Shively, wed David French. The Jefferson County, Kentucky wedding bond has "David French (X)" The bondsman for the license was Peter Letherman and permission for Margaret to marry was given by "her father Jacob." Descendants have long assumed this was a clerk’s or David French’s error, because her father by family tradition is Christian Shively, and shortly before her death, the October 3, 1866 Owensboro Monitor says her father was "Colonel Shively" of Jefferson County, which is certainly a reference to Christian, not Jacob. Christian lived in Jefferson County for many years, owning land, lending money. Jacob Shively, on the other hand, seemed to repeatedly sell his land there to someone for enough money to get by, and then getting permission from them to continue living on the land.

Margaret was the dau. of Christian Shively [1] and Margaret Washbaugh or Mary Bashore or Brasheres/Brashears [2]. She was buried in Ohio Co., KY in 1866 [2], age 88, on a farm owned in 1934 by Mr. R. J. Hewett. The French Cemetery on Pleasant Ridge, in Ohio Co., KY, has no marker for her [2].

Census

1790 Census: In the reconstructed 1790 census of Kentucky Henry French, FFA Chart #31, is listed in Jefferson County on the date 4/4/1789, definitely indicating that Henry was head of household and born before 1770 and probably related to David French as they both lived in Jefferson County.

David is listed in the reconstructed 1790 census of KY as living in Jefferson Co. on 4 Apr 1789. Only 3 other Frenches are listed in this KY 1790 census: Benjamin French (Woodford Co., KY), William French (Fayette Co., KY), and John French (Lincoln Co., KY). 1790 Kentucky Map (can be enlarged over 200%). Woodford Co. is just west of Fayette Co., and Lincoln Co. is a couple of counties further south.

1800 Census of Jefferson Co., KY. David was living in Jefferson Co., KY, by 1796. He was living partly with his uncle Henry who was the brother of David’s father John, in Mercer Co., but he was also the head of household in the 1810 census in Jefferson Co., KY, and lived next to his cousin Henry’s second home. FFA Chart #193 and #136 are one DNA mutation different.

1810 census: I checked the transcription by ancestry.com of the 1810 census of David in Jefferson Co., KY, and it clearly says French, not Frence, so that is a warning to all of us to compare the original with the transcript. The Henry family of Henry French in Mercer Co. and in Jefferson Co. both match up as far as his children go, so apparently he did own land in both places. He had a slave in Mercer County but not in Jefferson County. A slave in Jefferson County was named Henry French. In Mercer there is one added adult over the age of 45 besides Henry, which must be David, as in Jefferson, David and Henry had their individual households and are listed separately.

1820 census: The surname French first appears in the 1820 census of Ohio Co. showing 2 French families:

1. Edmund French living with his wife, both between 16-25 years of age, perhaps not of this line.

2. Margaret French (her husband David had died the year before). This census seems to be quite detailed and is the best early record we have of all Margaret and David’s children with their ages, plus 3 slaves.

Daughter Elizabeth was already married in 1813 and she appears not to be listed in the 1820 census, but could be listed with her husband; all the other 8 children appear in the 1820 census except oldest daughter Margaret Ann.

(supposed) Son Philip was 30, married, and living in Butler Co., OH
Son Samuel was 23 and not married until 1821.
Son David was 21 and married at the end of 1820.
Daughter Margaret Ann was not living at home.
Sarah Jane was 15 and not married until 1824.
Martha Ann was 12 and not married until 1830.
John was 10.
Mary was 7.
George was 6.

0 – males to age 10
1 – males 10-15 son George
1 – males 16-18 son John
3 – males 18-25 sons David and Samuel, and one other, but not Philip.
0 – males 25-44 (David would have been in this group, but he died the year before, 1819)
1 – males 45+ (born before 1775) unknown
1 – females to age 10 daughter Mary or Sarah Jane?

1 – females 10-15 daughter Martha Ann
1 – females 16-25 daughter Margaret Ann
0 – females 25-44
1 – females 45+ (born before 1775) Margaret Shively French
0 – occupation for
0 – occupation agr
0 – occupation com
0 – occupation mfcs
1 – male slaves to age 14, born between 1804 and 1820
1 – male slaves 14-25, born between 1776 and 1804
0 – male slaves 26-44
0 – male slaves 45+
0 – female slaves to age 14
0 – female slaves 14-25
1 – female slaves 26-44, born between 1776 and 1804
0 – female slaves 45+
0 – free male negroes to age 14
0 – free male negroes 14-25
0 – free male negroes 26-44
0 – free male negroes 45+
0 – free female negroes to age 14
0 -- free female negroes 26-44
0 -- free female negroes 26-44
0 -- free female negroes 45+
10 – Others (unknown)

The 1830 census of Daviess Co., KY, Margaret was living with a family of 3 plus 2 slaves. One slave was a male, born 1807 to 1820 (could have been George or Isaac). The other was a female born between the same years. Could this be Caroline?

The 1840 census of Ohio Co., KY, Margaret was living with a family of 2 plus 2 slaves. One slave was a male and one was a female, both born between 1805 and 1816 (could be George and Caroline?). The two white people were John, born 1800-1810, and Margaret who was aged 60-69 and therefore born 1770 to 1780. She was born 1763. Margaret was living with a male between ages 30 and 40, and that she was between the ages of 60 and 70; therefore, born at the earliest in 1770. The male living with her was born between 1800-1810.

The 1850 census of Ohio Co., KY says Margaret was b. ca. 1767 in Virginia, age 83, living with John French, her son, age 40, a farmer. They had no slaves. They were living next to the Westerfield family, her son-in-law.

The 1860 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY, shows John, age 49, was living with his mother Margaret, age 97, and the Dodson and Boyd families. Margaret died in 1866. Margaret’s great-grandson was Henry H. French who was born in 1864 just before Margaret died. He m. Annie, who had daughter Leotia, who m. Harlan H. Boyd. But other than this connection, we have no data on any relationship between the French, Dodson, and Boyd families. . This census states that Margaret was b. ca. 1763 in VA. She is living with her son John French. David and Margaret Shively’s 9 children lived in Floyd Co., IN; New Albany, Harrison Co., IN; and Ohio Co., KY.

1870 census. Margaret is not listed in the 1870 census.

Slaves

The 1880 census shows a Harry French, b. ca. 1772 in Virginia, living in Shardine, Jefferson Co., KY. He is widowed and black. He is listed as 108 years old, living with many other people probably in a boarding house. No other names fit this family. It states he cannot read or write and that both his parents were born in VA. The original appears to say 108. The people listed next to him don’t seem to have any characteristic indicating they belong together. Shardine is just outside Louisville where the DNA Test Group 4 lived. You can search for an 1879 map online of Shardine and see the name Shively. The Shively area of Louisville, KY, is quite noteworthy. See another 1879 map of Shiveley just SW of Louisville. Also, see the 1879 Atlas of Jefferson and Oldham Counties.

Land Deeds and Tax Records

January 1783 -- Petition To Congress For A New State. David French, George French, Richard Clark, John Clark, Basil Clark and hundreds of other inhabitants of the west side of the Laurel Hill Mountains, sent a petition to the President of the Congress asking for a new state to be created from their area and an end to the dispute over the land between Pennsylvania and Virginia. The original document is on file at the National Archives and is listed as a letter from David French and George French inhabitants of the west side of the Laurel Hill Mountains, PA, to the President of Congress, January, 1783. The reference to this from an index at the Archives is: 8 p M247, R62, i48, p. 251. Why the book listed this as from David and George French in the index is unknown, since their names are no more prominent in position or size than any other of the 1,800+ signatories.

     . . . Repetitious names are in the original document. There are two David Frenches listed or one David French twice. There was another David French who had bought land in the West Virginia area, and he was the son of Matthew French and demonstrably not the David of Virginia. David was not listed on Lincoln County, Virginia tax records. In 1786, Madison and Mercer County were formed from Lincoln County. There was a William French in Madison County. . .

David French shows up in Mercer County, where he was on the taxes and on 15 August 1789 witnessed the marriage of Christina French to Bennett Bull. Christina was listed as the daughter of Henry French. Also in Mercer County were Samuel French and Henry French. Henry French's appraisement and inventory there in 1824/1825 documents his family, and did not include David.

In 1789, David French bought 100 acres of land in Jefferson County. A Henry French had bought a lot in Louisville in 1783.

22 April 1794, David French was in Mercer County where he certified that Elizabeth McCoy was of age when she married James Campbell.

David French was listed as "removed to Jefferson" on the 1796 Mercer County taxes, well after he had married Peggy Shively in Jefferson in 1790.

The Estate of David French Settlement

Dec 1824, Ohio Co., KY, David died 29 Dec 1819 in Ohio Co., KY, and is not listed in the 1820 census.

ORDER BOOK #4.  OHIO COUNTY, KENTUCKY.  420.

DEC. COURT 1824.
On motion of Jesse Moseley who took the oath signed? by law and with Benjamin Smith?? and Lewis Rogers? Security Execute bond in the penalty of $200 con----  as the law directs a certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of admr. of the Estate of ROBERT MOSELEY dec'd in one from ....

On motion of Cornelius Westerfield? ordered that John Fuguay?, William Gallaspy?, Alexander Barnett and Cornelius Roach or any three of them being first sworn to from Barnetts mill to Burtons as it is not cut  paping? his farm and run thr road as reported here to for by comm. report the com?????? convience .... convenience to the court.

a Settlement of the Estate of David French dec'd returned into court and being approved is ordered to be recorded.

Fifth Generation

Children of David and Margaret (Shively) French, 1.1

Four siblings of this French family (Samuel, David, George, and Margaret) married Hudson siblings from Virginia.

5.1 Philip French, b. ca. 1790, see FFA Chart #186. (not 100% sure he belongs here)

5.2 Elizabeth French, b. ca. 1791, m. in 1813. The 1810 census of Jefferson Co., KY, lists Elizabeth as born between 1785-1794.

Ref [15] states: You referred to David French as being the "stepfather" of Elizabeth French who married Stephen Jones in 1813 in Jefferson Co. KY. Stephen Jones was born in 1785 in Wales. According to JEFFERSON COUNTY VIRGINIA - KENTUCKY EARLY MARRIAGES book 1 1781 - July 1826 David was her stepfather and he gave his consent in person. The abbreviation "sd" stands for "said", not for "stepdaughter". There is no marriage date but the License & Bond were taken on 3-2-1813 and they were married by John Todd. David French posted the bond and Edward Tyler Jr. was the witness. On page 12 of this same book David French (made his mark X) married Margaret Shively. The bond was by Peter Letherman. The bonding date was 12-20-1790. There is no marriage date or Minister's name.

Another account is as follows: Elizabeth French is listed as a daughter in many documents, but David French was present to give consent for her to marry Stephen Jones, and at that time said she was a stepdaughter, Jefferson County Virginia-Kentucky Marriages Book 1. The marriage license was March 2, 1813 witnessed by Edward Tyler, Jr.

An 1884 Ohio County, KY, Court case of D. H. French versus George Samuels et. al. lists among Elizabeth's heirs Ellen Newman, Margaret Jones wife of William Shively, Sarah Lewis, Elizabeth Crumm, Susan Norton, George Jones and Henry Jones. Elizabeth’s husband, Stephen Jones, was a widower, age 75, by the 1860 census of Jefferson Co., KY, living with his children Eliza and George.

Elizabeth had 7 children, born after 1813: Ellen Jones (married Newman), Margaret Jones (married William Shively), Sarah Jones (married Lewis), Eliza Jones (married Crumm), Susan Jones (married Norton), George Jones, and Henry Jones [20]. We know the most about Sarah Jones, b. 1824 in KY, lived in Shardine, Jefferson Co., KY, in the 1880 census, widowed, and the census states that Sarah’s father was born in Wales and her mother in Kentucky. In the 1850 census of Jefferson Co., KY, Sarah was 27 years old, married to James M. Lewis, and had 2 children. By the 1860 census of Jefferson Co., KY, she was married to James M. Lewis and had 5 children. By the 1870 census of Shively, Jefferson Co., KY, she was married to James with 5 children. By the 1880 census, she was widowed and living with 2 of her children. This 1880 census gives valuable insight as to her parents. Then, likewise, valuable insight can be learned from the 1880 census record of Susan E. Jones, b. 1831 in KY, was living in Morganfield, Union Co., KY in the 1880 census, married to Stephen J. Norton with 4 children. She also states that her father was born in Wales and her mother in Kentucky.

Edward Tyler Jr. was b. ca. 1779 in Jefferson Co., KY. Peter Letherman is on the KY Early Census Index of Jefferson Co., KY in 1789.

5.3* Samuel S. (perhaps Shively or Seymour) French, b. 1797 in KY [10], d. 27 Sep 1867 in Ohio Co., KY. He m. Frances "Fanny" Hudson who was b. 12 Jul 1806, d. 24 Dec 1854. (She is buried in Hudson Cemetery in Ohio Co. per Gerry Bell). Their Ohio County, KY marriage bond 29 August 1821 between Samuel French and Thomas Hudson for the marriage of Samuel French and Fanny Hudson. Thomas Hudson her father gave consent.

Census

In the 1820 census of Ohio Co., KY, the oldest son listed was between 18-25 years of age, or born 1795-1802. Samuel m1. Frances (Fanny) Hudson on 29 Aug 1821 in Ohio Co., KY [2], the dau. of Thomas Hudson. Samuel and Frances had 7 children. Frances was born 12 Jul 1806 in VA, d. 4 Dec 1854 in Ohio Co., KY and is buried in the Hudson Cemetery in Ohio Co., KY [10]. Samuel m2. Mary E. Bartlett on 12 Oct 1857 in Daviess Co., OH. She was b. ca. 1820, 23 years younger than Samuel. They had daughter Martha who m. Hoylan.

Samuel is listed in the 1830 census of Ohio Co., KY.

Samuel French was born 1790 to 1800 per 1840 census records.

The 1850 census of District 2, Ohio Co., KY, says Frances was b. ca. 1802 in VA. Also living with him in 1850 are David French, 27; Thomas French, 18; Julaann French, 14; Samuel French, 10; William J. French, 4; and Adam Cain, 23.

Samuel is listed in the 1860 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY, age 62, living with Mary E. French, b. 1821 in KY; Samuel French, b. 1842 in KY; Nancy French, b. 1822 in KY (wife of Samuel’s son David); Mary E. French, b. 1851 in KY; Sallie French, b. 1855 in KY; Laurena French, b. 1858 in KY; and William J. French, b. 1847 in KY. All of Samuel’s grandchildren from his son David lived with them: William J., Mary E., Sallie, and Laurena – David had died just before the 1860 census was taken.

In the 1870 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY, Samuel was living with Mary C. French, 49; Frances J. French, 11; Martha J. French, 8; John French, 59; Julia Cooper, 18; and Thomas Richard, 15.

The 1880 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, lists Mary E. French as the mother-in-law of the Hoylan family (Martha J., Elizabeth E., Mary F.) and also living with William T. French, age 16, b. 1864, the son of Samuel’s son, Samuel.

5.4* David Shively French, b.11 Jun 1799 in Ohio Co., KY. A descendant of David took the DNA test for DNA Test Gp 4 (DNA Test 10303). David m1. Rebecca Sturman Hudson in on 4 Feb 1816 in Knox Co., Vincennes, IN. She was the daughter of Thomas Humphrey Sturman and Mary Lewis. See Sturman. David m2. Ann Hudson on 20 Dec 1820 in Ohio Co., KY. She was b. 6 Nov 1802 in VA and d. 17 Nov 1884 in Ohio Co., KY, per Gerry Bell, and is buried at the French Cemetery on Pleasant Ridge in Ohio Co., KY. David d. 27 Sep 1867.

Census

In the 1820 census of Ohio Co., KY, the second to the oldest son listed was between 18-25 years of age, or born 1795-1802. David m. Ann Hudson on 20 Dec 1820 in Ohio Co., KY, d. 27 Sep 1867 in Daviess Co., KY, buried at the French Cemetery in Daviess Co., KY [2]. Brothers Samuel and David married Hudson sisters. Ann was b. 6 Nov 1802 in VA, d. 17 Nov 1884 in Ohio Co., KY, and is buried at the French cemetery, Pleasant Ridge, Ohio Co., KY. David is buried at the French cemetery, Pleasant Ridge, Ohio Co., KY.

David is listed in the 1830 census of Ohio Co., KY, as age between 20 and 30.

In the 1860 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY, David is 59 and living with Ann, 58, and 4 of his children: Mary E., Sarah, Warner, and David H.   It is very interesting that the name Warner appears here, as Philip French named his oldest son Warner. David’s son Warner is listed in both the 1850 and 1860 census as Warner L. which might stand for Lewis.

In the 1880 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, Ann is 77, b. ca. 1803 in VA, widowed, living with her family:

1880 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY
William Henry French, b. 1824 KY, married to Amelia, son of Ann French, farmer, his father was born in KY, his mother in VA.
Amelia E. French, b. ca. 1833 KY, wife
David S. French, b. ca. 1854 KY, son, both parents born in KY
Mary M. French, b. ca. 1860 KY, dau., both parents born in KY
Gregory L. French, b. 1862 KY, son, both parents born in KY
Henry H. French, b. 1864 KY, son, both parents born in KY
Carren N. French, b. 1866 KY, son, both parents born in KY
John L. French, b. 1868 KY, son, both parents born in KY
Dollie, b. 1874 KY, dau. both parents born in KY
Joseph V. French, b. 1876 KY, son, both parents born in KY
Ann French, b. 1803 VA, widowed, both parents born in VA.

5.5 Margaret Ann French, b. 6 Nov 1802, Margaret m. William F. Hudson. The marriage bond said William F. Hudson was married 20 August 1821 by Thomas Downs, with bondsman Samuel French.

Census

Margaret was born between 1795-1804 according to the 1820 census of Ohio Co., KY, m. 20 Aug 1821 to William F. Hudson [2] [5] [11] in Ohio Co., KY, d. 17 Dec 1884 and is buried at the French cemetery, Pleasant Ridge, Ohio Co., KY.

William F. Hudson was b. ca. 1795 in VA and appears in the 1870 census of Murrays Precinct, Daviess Co., KY with his wife, Margaret, age 68; he was 75.

In the 1880 census of Murrays, William appears with 5 children: M. S., Mary E., Margret A., Robert, and Claudus Hudson; his wife Margaret is not listed although she died 4 years later.

They had 9 children: John, William, George, S., Mary who m. Howard, Cynthia (1830-1885, who m. Lindley or Addison Howard), Sarah who married Spencer, Susan who m. G. L. Davis, and America who m. Higgs and had 5 children [20].

5.6 Sarah Jane French, b. ca. 1810 [10], m. 9 Jun 1824 in Ohio Co., KY to James Breming (or Bruce) Westerfield [2]. James was b. ca. 1805 in Nelson Co., KY [10] as indicated in the 1860 census of Daviess Co., KY, when he was living with his wife Sarah, age 50, and 4 of their children: Stephen, Clinton C., Cynthia M., Thomas H. Westerfield. Sarah died before 1840. Ohio Co. Kentucky Marriage Records.
"this the 27 Day of May 1824
To the clerk of Ohio County i have gave from under my hand this day to James Westerfield a setificit to git a par of lisings for him and my Daughter SariaPegey french.  And i wood of put your name hire but idont Noe it. James Westerfield d. Sep 1855.

They had 11 children: George Washington Westerfield, Margaret Ann E. Westerfield, William M. (Bill) Westerfield, David Crocket Westerfield, Nancy Jane Westerfield, Amanda Catherine Westerfield, James Alexander Westerfield, Stephen J. (Daniel) Westerfield, Mary Ellen Westerfield, Clinton C. Westerfield, Sarah F. Westerfield [10]. Sarah died before 1884.

5.7 Martha (Patsy) Ann French, b. ca. 1808 in Ohio Co., KY [10], m. 8 Nov 1830 to Robert B. Moseley [2]. Robert was b. ca. 1812 in Ohio Co., KY. They had 8 children: Margaret Ann Moseley, Martha Ann Moseley, Son Moseley, Elijah P. Moseley, Mary E. Moseley, David Moseley, America F. Moseley, William Wesley Moseley [10]. Martha died after 1884.

5.8* John French, b. ca. 1810 in KY. John m. Mary E., d. 1884. John had a report filed at the Ohio Circuit Court on 12 Jun 1884, age ca. 74, which names all his heirs and the degree of relationship of each heir. This report states that John died without issue and had 3 brothers (Samuel S., David S., and George) and five sisters (Margaret, Sarah, Martha, Mary, and Ellen), all of whom died before him except for his sister, Martha Mosely. See Ref. [20].

Census

In the 1820 census of Ohio Co., KY, John should have been listed as a child 10 or under, but he is not listed. They had 2 daughters: Francis J. French, b. 1859 and Martha J. French, b. 1862 in KY [10].

John is in the 1840 census, John is listed as born between 1790-1800.

In the 1850 census of Ohio Co., KY, John (age 40) was living alone with his mother Margaret (age 83).

In the 1860 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY, John, age 49, was living with his mother Margaret, age 97, and the Dodson and Boyd families.

In the 1870 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY, John was 59, his mother Margaret had died, and he is living with his brother Samuel, age 73; with Mary C. French who was b. in 1821 in KY; with Frances J. French who was b. 1859 in KY; Martha J. French who was b. in 1862 in KY; and with Julia Cooper, age 18; and Thom Richard, age 15, probably both unrelated.

John cannot be found in the 1880 census [2]. Living with mother?

5.9 Mary (Polly) French, b. 7 Jan 1813 (date same as marriage date) [10] in KY, m. John Franklin Hancock in Floyd Co., IN, on 7 Jan 1813. Family resided in New Albany, Harrison Co., IN. She gives her father’s name on the marriage record as David French. Mary d. after 1842 possibly in Floyd Co., IN [1], but before 1884. John Hancock was b. ca. 1790 probably in Randolph Co., NC, d. 1843 in Floyd Co., IN [1].

They had 7 children: Isaiah, William, John, Jane, John B. Stephen, and Mary Laffolett [20]. Generations continue with (3) Jane Hancock who m. George W. Shaw. (4) Laura Shaw who m. Thornton C. Austin. (5) Jesse Austin who m. Pearl Petty. (6) William T. Austin who m. Anne Welch. (7) Anne Laurie Austin who m. Greg Smith [1]. John Franklin Hancock was born about 1795, probably in Randolph County, North Carolina according to Anne Laurie Smith of Webster, Indiana. Both die in Floyd County, Indiana. John was the son of Vachel Hancock (born about 1768) who had married Sarah ____ before 1790. Vachel Hancock died in November 1817 in Harrison County, Indiana. He was the son of John J. Hancock.

5.10* George French, b. ca. 1808 in KY. George French born 1790 to 1800 according to the 1840 census. He married Sally Hudson 6 December 1827 per Gerry Bell. His estate appraisal was filed 14 January 1842 in Ohio County and named his wife Sarah French. Monday February 24, 1845, on a motion of Thomas Hudson Jr. in the Ohio County Court James Newton, Thomas Bell, William Field, Robert Hellirocks were sworn to allot to Sarah French her dower from the estate of George French deceased.

Census

In the 1820 census of Ohio Co., KY, the youngest son listed was between 10-15 years of age, or born 1805-1810. George m. 6 Dec 1827 to Sally Hudson, d. 14 Jan 1842 (age ca. 34) in Ohio Co., KY [2]. Sally was b. 3 Jan 1816 in Pulaski Co., KY, the dau. of Daniel Hudson and Mary (Polly) Luster. She d. 8 Jan 1861 in Warren Co., Iowa.

By the 1830 census of Bourbon, Kentucky, only George and his wife are listed. This entry seems correct because George would have been too young to have 5 children by 1830.

This establishes the county of Bourbon, Kentucky. It is the remnant of what was previously a much larger Bourbon County, established as part of Virginia in 1785, and comprised what is now 34 modern Kentucky counties. It is best known for its historical association with bourbon whiskey, although no bourbon whiskey is currently made or sold within the current borders of Bourbon County. Bourbon County was formed on 17 Oct 1785 from sections of Fayette Co., VA. Bourbon became part of the new state of Kentucky when it was created in 1792. In 1830 when George lived in Bourbon County, it had a population of 18,436, and by 1840 it lost population and had only 14,478. Today (2010) it has not gained much population, as it is only 19,985. Paris, the capital, was first settled in 1775, having originally been known as Hopewell, Virginia.

By the 1840 census of Kentucky, there were 3 men named George: the one previously mention in Hardin which we have ruled out, and one in Ohio Co., and one in Mercer Co. By 1840, George and his wife were about 26 years old. The George in Ohio was over 30 years of age showing he was not this George, but he could have very well been of this family because this family also lived in Ohio Co. The George in Mercer Co. was between 20-29 years of age, so I would assume this one was him. Also in his household were two females under 5, no male children, and no slaves. George was employed in agriculture, meaning, he was a farmer.

Their 5 children were living with the Douglas family in the 1850 census after their father had died.

Sixth Generation

Children of Samuel S. and Francis (Hudson) French, 5.3

6.1 Ellen French, b. ca. 1820, m. T. B. Bell [20].

6.2* David H. French, b. 25 Sep 1822 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. David d. 18 Feb 1860 in Ohio Co., KY by a tree falling, and is buried in the Hudson Cemetery in Ohio Co., KY [10]. He m1. Maria T. Sears on 6 Oct 1845 in Allen Co., KY by Mordecai F. Ham [10]. No birth or death info on her. Maria must have died before the 1850 census of Ohio Co., KY as David and his brother William J. are listed in his parent's home. David H. French m2. Nancy Ann Patten on 8 Jan1851 in Allen Co., KY, by M. F. Ham.  Patten is also spelled Patton in records. Nancy is the mother of Mary E. who m. John W. Ashley, Sarah M. who m. Thomas Patton, and Laurena C. French [10]. Nancy never remarried after David's death and remained in Ohio Co., KY [10]. Nancy was b. 7 Nov 1822 in KY [10]. In the 1850 census, David was living with his parents and siblings in District 2, Ohio Co., KY. Nancy is not listed. David and his brother Thomas were the only French members to move to Allen Co., KY [16] [20].

6.3* Thomas H. (or Jefferson) French, b. May or June 1831/2 in Ohio Co., KY [10] [16], d. ca. 1904 [16]. He m1. Malinda R. Sears on 6 Jan 1853 [16]. He m2. Rachael Read on 25 Nov 1865 in Scottsville, Allen Co, KY. Malinda d. 20 Jun 1865 and is buried in the Sears Graveyard, located on the Harold Walker Farm, Gainesville, Allen Co., Y [16]. Malinda R. Sears was the daughter of Henry Sears and Sarah of Allen Co, KY. She was b. 25 May 1834, d. 20 Jun 1865, buried in the Sears graveyard, located on the Harold Walker farm, Gainesville, Allen Co, KY [16]. Thomas’ second wife, Rachel Read, was the daughter of James Read and Mary Pullen/Pulliam. She was born April 19, 1844 near Scottsville, Allen Co, KY. She was married for 38 years until his death around 1904. She moved to Oakland, Warren Co, KY to live with her daughter after her husband’s death and lived with her for 17 years. She d. 7 May 1924 at the age of 80, following a 6 weeks illness of causes incident to old age and heart trouble (organic heart disease) at the home of her daughter, Laura Alice French Burnett at Oakland, Warren Co, KY. Rev J D Atkins, pastor of the Smith’s Grove Baptist Church, held funeral services at 4pm May 8, 1924 at the Burnett residence. The interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Smith’s Grove, Warren Co, KY [16].

In the 1870 census of Allen Co, KY, Thomas was 39 (KY), Rachel was 24 (KY), John L was 16 (KY), Mary L was 13 (KY) and Laura A was 2 (KY). Living with them was Nancy J Read was 28 (KY) and Mary A Read was 21 (KY) [16].

In the 1880 census of Allen Co, KY, he was 50 (KY), farmer, Rachel was 36 (KY), keeping house, Mary Lou was 22 (KY), Laura A was 12 (KY) and Anna Etta was 2 (KY). Living with them was his son John L was 26, laborer on farm [16].

Thomas died December 14, 1896 in Allen Co, KY. He died trying to help when a neighbor’s home was on fire. He was buried in the Sears graveyard, located on the Harold Walker farm, Gainesville, Allen Co, KY [16]. Thomas and his brother David were the only French family members to move to Allen Co., KY [16].

Thomas and his brother David were the only French members to move to Allen Co., KY [16] [20]. Ref. [10] has more info to add to this line.

6.4 Gailla A. French, b. 16 Nov 1833 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. She d. 11 Jul 1853 (age 20) and is buried at the Hudson Cemetery in Ohio Co., KY [10]. She is not in her father’s will of 12 Jun 1884 [20].

6.5 Julann (or Julaann as per the 1850 census) French, b. ca. 1836 in Ohio Co., KY [10].

6.6 Lucy French, m. Matthew Williams [20]. She is in her father’s will of 12 Jun 1884 [20].

6.7* Samuel R. French, b. Nov 1840 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. He is listed in the 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, and 1910 census as a farmer in Ohio Co., KY [10]. He m. Sina F. Dawson who was b. 19 Oct 1839 in KY [10]. They m. 1 Jan 1863 in Ohio Co., KY and had 6 children [10] [20]. Samuel was living at home with his father, Samuel, when he was 18 years old in the 1860 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY.

Children of Samuel S. and Mary E. (Bartlett) French, 5.3

6.8 Frances J. (Fanny) French, b. 1859 in KY, lived in Bells, Ohio Co., KY, in the 1870 census, m. John Hogeland. She died young on 21 Jan 1877 at age 18 and had two infant children: Elizabeth Hogeland and Mary Hogeland. [20]. She is in her father’s will of 12 Jun 1884 [20].

6.9 Martha J. French, b. 1862 in KY, m. John Hoylan or Hugeland [20]. She is in her father’s will of 12 Jun 1884 [20].

Children of David S. and Ann (Hudson) French, 5.4

6.10* William Henry French, b. 29 Oct 1823 in Ohio Co., KY, d. 5 Apr 1909 in Daviess Co., KY, m. Amelia Elizabeth Davis on 17 Jan 1849 in Daviess Co., KY [2] [20]. Amelia was b. 15 Feb 1833 in Daviess Co., KY, d. 17 Feb 1913 in Ohio Co., KY. Both are buried at the French cemetery on their land which was both in Daviess and Ohio Co., KY [2]. Amelia was survived by her sons William French of Whitesville, D. S. French of Pleasant Ridge, Lewis French of Pleasant Ridge, Henry French of Pleasant Ridge, Curran French of Owensboro, John French of Colorado, and Joe French of Colorado. And her daughter Louisa Stevens of Hartford, her sister Mrs. S. D. Ambrose of Calhoun and Mattie Houston of Owensboro. They had 14 children. He appears in the 1830 census as age 5-10 in Ohio Co., KY. William’s son was William Henry, and his son was David Shively, and his son was Felix Latney (DNA Test 10303).

William is listed in the 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, and 1900 census as a farmer in Ohio Co., KY [10]. In the 1880 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, William Henry French, b. 1824 KY, married to Amelia, son of Ann French, farmer, his father was born in KY, his mother in VA. Amelia E. French, b. ca. 1833 KY, wife. The 1900 census shows 3 generations living in the same household:

6.11 Mildred Elizabeth French, b. 5 Jan 1826 in KY, d. 11 Jul 1891, m. William Lewellyn Hawkins Hawkins [20] on 21 Sep 1848 in Ohio Co., KY.

6.12* Daniel J. French, b. ca. 1827 in Ohio Co., KY, he appears in the 1830 census of Ohio Co., KY, as under 5 years of age, m1. Laura Stevens Woodward on 20 Dec 1858 [2] [20], m2. Lucy E. Tanner on 17 Feb 1882 in Ohio Co., KY, d. 19 Nov 1899 in Livermore, McLean Co., KY, buried at Mt. Carmel Church, Beda, Ohio Co., KY. Daniel appears in the 1850 census of Ohio Co., KY as age 22 living with his parents and siblings. Daniel appears in the 1870 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY, age 42, living with his wife Laura and 3 children: Lizzie K. French, Madora B. French, Maud French. Daniel appears in the 1880 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, stating that his father was born in KY and his mother in VA. He was a farmer and a widower, living with all his 4 children and with Lesley Stephens, age 23, his step-son. Apparently Laura had married first to a man named Stevens. The surname Stevens is well-known as a family who married many members of this French family.

6.13 Cynthia Margaret French, b. 20 Jun 1830 in Ohio Co., KY, m. Dr. Horace S. Lindley on 26 Jun 1855, d. 4 May 1885 at age 68 [2]. Horace was b. 28 Jun 1825 in OH [10]. The had 5 children: Sallie M. Lindley, Amanda B. Lindley, Lucy A. Lindley, Mary E. L. Lindley, Carrie L. Lindley [10]. Cynthia is buried at the French cemetery, Pleasant Ridge, Ohio Co., KY [20]. Cynthia appears in the 1850 census of Ohio Co., KY as age 18 living with her parents and siblings.

6.14 Lucy Ann French, b. ca. 1834 in Ohio Co., KY, m. William R. Pate/Pate on 5 Jun 1828 [2]. She was a widow by 1884 [20]. William was b. ca. 1836 in Ohio Co., KY [10]., d. 17 May 1886. They had 4 children: Ettie M. Pate, Mary E. Pate, Estel McH. Pate, Elizabeth W. Pate [10]. Lucy d. 1909 and is buried at the French cemetery, Pleasant Ridge, Ohio Co., KY [20]. Lucy appears in the 1850 census of Ohio Co., KY as age 15 living with her parents and siblings.

6.15 Mary Ellen French, b. 4 Oct 1837 in Ohio Co., KY [10], m1. Thomas B. Bell who was b. 28 Apr 1818 in KY [10], m2. John W. Ashley on 21 Dec 1870 [2]. Mary and Thomas had 4 children: William S. Bell, Robert F. Bell, Mary F. Bell, F. Thomas B. Bell [10]. Mary d. 8 Feb 1898 in Ohio Co., KY and is buried at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery in Ohio Co., KY [10] [20]. Mary appears in the 1850 census of Ohio Co., KY as age 13 living with her parents and siblings. In the 1860 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY, she is 22 and living with her parents and 3 siblings.

6.16 Sarah (Sallie) Jane French, b. 10 May 1839 [2] in Ohio Co., KY [10] [20]. Cynthia appears in the 1850 census of Ohio Co., KY as age 11 living with her parents and siblings. In the 1860 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY, she is 21 and living with her parents and 3 siblings.

6.17 Warner Lewis French, b. 16 Aug 1842 in Ohio Co., KY, unmarried, d. 23 Sep 1862 age 20 in Ohio Co., KY [2]. In the 1860 Census of Ohio County Kentucky, Warner French was living in the household with his parents, David Shively French, 59, and Ann Hudson French, 58. Warner is buried at the French Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge, Ohio Co., KY. Ref. [20] does not list this child. Warner appears in the 1850 census of Ohio Co., KY as age 9 living with his parents and siblings. In the 1860 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY, he is 17 and living with his parents and 3 siblings. He did not marry or have children.

6.18* David Humphrey French, b. 18 Jul 1844 [2] in Ohio Co., KY [10] [20]. David m. Susanah F. Harwood in 1872. David appears in the 1850 census of Ohio Co., KY as age 5 living with is parents and siblings. In the 1860 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY, David is 14 and living with his parents and 3 siblings. In the 1880 census of La Grange, Oldham Co., KY, David is 35, a lawyer, and living with his wife Susanah F. In the 1900 census of La Grange, Oldham Co., KY, David is 55 and living with his wife Susanna and his sister-in-law Sallie Harwood and their daughter, Mary, age 12. In the 1910 census of KY, David is 64 and living in La Grange, Oldham Co., KY, with his wife Susana and their daughter Mary H. and with his sister-in-law, Sally Harwood. The same situation for 1910 is for the 1920 census, but David was 74 and must have died before the 1930 census; likewise for Susanna who was 71. David died on 9 Sep 1926 in Oldham and is buried at the Shelbyville Cemetery in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., KY; he was 81. See the Historical Society website which also includes the burials of Barbara French, Cecil Edward French, George French, John Michael French, Mary French (3 of them), Paula Jean French, and Pete French.

See an 1879 map of La Grange, Oldham Co., KY, when David was working there as a lawyer.

Children of John and Mary E. French, 5.8

6.19 Francis J. French, b. 1859 in KY.

6.20 Martha J. French, b. 1862 in KY.

Children of George and Sally (Hudson) French, 5.10

It appears that all these children were orphans by the 1850 census of Ohio Co., KY, living with the Douglas family. This French family dies out as all children or grandchildren were females.

6.21 Fannie M. French, b. 1831 in KY, m. Robert Holbrook [20]. They had son Winfrey Holbrook born 9 Dec 1866 in Ohio Co., KY, who d. 12 Oct 1949 in Daviess Co., at age 82.

6.22 Dr. George W. French [20], b. ca. 1833 in KY, d. 4 May 1902 in Grayville, Edwards and White Counties, IL at age 69. He was returned to Owensboro, KY, for burial. He m. Mary Jane French who was b. in 1839 in IL. He was a Practicing Physician. They had daughter Sally E. French, b. 1864. In the 1870 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, George was 37, Mary was 32, and Sallie E. was 6. In the 1880 census, George lived in Logansport, Cass Co., IN with his wife Mary J. Both his parents were born in KY. In the 1880 census, Sally was living with her parents in Logansport, Cass Co., IN. Daughter Elta (or Sally E.) was age 11 in 1875; therefore, born in 1864, see below. His daughter married a Geller.

6.23 Samuel S. French [20], b. 1835 in KY. He lived in Buford, Ohio Co., KY in the 1880 census, and m. Elizabeth in 1855, living with his nephew Luther Henry, age 1, and his niece, Nettie Henry, age 6. In the 1860 census, Samuel and Elizabeth were living in Bells, Ohio Co., KY, no children. In the 1870 census, Samuel and Elizabeth were living in Bells, Ohio Co., KY, with their 8-year old son Neal Bryant French, b. 1862. In the 1900 census of Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY, Samuel was living with Elizabeth and Lawes Riley, age 7, a boarder.

6.24 Susan M. French, b. 1839 in KY, m. Elija C. Johnson [20] on 10 Jan 1860 in McLean Co., KY.

6.25 Sarah (Sallie) M. French, b. 1841 in KY, m. Mark Tharp or Thorp [20] on 15 Dec 1857 in OH. In the 1870 census, they lived in Bells, Ohio Co., KY; Mark H. Thorp was 43 and Sallie A. Thorp was 30. They lived in the 1880 census in Buford, Ohio Co., KY with their daughter May E. Tharp, age 7. In the 1920 census, Mark was 92 in Buford, Ohio Co., KY, widowed, born ca. 1828 in KY and his parents were from NC, living with the Gabbart family. His daughter May married into the Gabbart family. By 1920, May was also a widow and living with her children Sue, Nellye, and William M., and her father Mark.

Seventh Generation

Children of David H. and Maria T. (Sears) French, 6.2

7.1* William J. French, b. 28 Aug 1846 in Ohio Co., KY [10] [20], d. 7 Jan 1933 and is buried at the Shultztown Cemetery in Ohio Co., KY, see http://files.usgwarchives.org/ky/ohio/cemeteries/schultz.txt. William is listed in the 1860, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 census Ohio Co., KY as a farmer. In the 1930 census, his granddaughter Ruby G. French was living with him [10]. William m1. Lena Austin on 12 Jan 1871 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. She was b. ca. 1852 and they had 3 children. William m2. Nancy J. (Nannie) Layton on 9 Jul 1883 in Ohio Co., KY. She was b. 1 Jul 1852 in KY and they had 6 children before she d. 28 Jul 1939 [10].

Children of David H. and Nancy (Patton) French, 6.2

7.2 Mary E. (Molly) French, b. 6 Sep 1852 in KY [10], the daughter of David H. French and Nancy Patton as per Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910. She was living at home with her father, Samuel, when he was 9 years old in the 1860 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY. Mary d. 12 Sep 1883 in Ohio Co., KY and is buried at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Ohio Co., KY. She is in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 census of Ohio Co., KY [10]. She m. John Wesley Ashley on 21 Dec 1870 in Ohio Co., KY. He was b. 9 Aug 1842 in Ohio Co., KY. They had 6 children: Naomia (Oma) Ashley, William Oscar Ashley, Rufus David Ashley, Arthur V. E. Ashley, Ellis Ashley, and Hardin Ashley [10].

7.3 Sarah M. (Sallie) French, b. 22 Dec 1854 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. Sarah d. 8 Mar 1905 in Ohio Co., KY. She is in the 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900 census of Ohio Co., KY [10]. She m. James Thomas Patton on 25 Jan 1875 in Ohio Co., KY, and they had 3 children: Jessie T. Patton, Gur Pearl Patton, and Ernest J. Patton [10].

7.4 Laurena C. (Arena) French, b. 7 Jul 1859 in Ohio Co., KY [10], d. 1879 at age 20, before her father died.

Children of Thomas D. and Malinda R. (Sears) French, 6.3

7.5* John Lindsey French, b. 3 Jan 1854 in Ohio Co., KY [16], m. Mary R. in 1884, and had sons William T. French and John Dewey French. John L. appears in the 1900 census in Scottsville, Allen Co., KY. He appears in the 1910 census in Scottsville, Allen Co., KY. He appears in the 1920 census in Raleigh, Allen Co., KY. John d. 6 Sep 1929 at age 75 in Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY. He was a farmer.

7.6 Mary Lou French, b. 6 Apr 1857 in KY, d. 3 Jul 1915 in Warren Co., KY [16].

7.7 Anna Belle French, b. 29 Nov 1862, d. 21 Mar 1870, age 8 [16].

Children of Thomas D. and Rachel (Read) French, 6.3

7.8 Laura Alice French, b. 1 Jan 1868 in KY, d. 5 Jul 1952 [16].

7.9 Anna Etta (Amy) French, b. 16 Feb 1878 in KY, d. 10 Aug 1893 [16].

Children of Samuel R. and Sina F. (Dawson) French, 6.7

7.10* William T. (Willis) French, b. Dec 1863 in KY [10]. He is in the 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 Census of Ohio Co., KY as a farmer [10]. By 1930 he was listed as a widower. He m. Mary E. Trogden on 28 Nov 1885 in Ohio Co., KY. She was b. 12 May 1866 in KY and they had 2 children [10]. In the 1930 census he was living alone, age 65, working as a farmer in Bartlett, Ohio Co., KY.

7.11 Byron J. (may have been Barnes J.) French, b. Oct 1866 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. He is listed in the 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 census of Ohio Co., KY as single [10].

7.12 Bethenia Frances (Fannie) French, b. 30 Jan 1869 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. She is listed in the 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 census of Ohio Co., KY [10]. She d. 15 Oct 1948 in Ohio Co., KY and is buried at the Sunnyside Cemetery, Beaver Dam, Ohio Co., KY [10]. She m. Byron C. Austin on 7 Nov 1891 in Ohio Co., KY, and had 7 children: Cliffie Austin, Gola Mae Austin, Hazel Austin, Louise Austin, Marge Austin, Pauline Austin, and Lockie Austin [10].

7.13 Infant son of S. R. and M. F. French was buried in the Bells Run Baptist Church Cemetery across the road from the church. The only date on the stone was September 28, 1871.

7.14 Leslie D. French, b. May 1873 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. He is listed in the 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 census of Bartlett, Ohio Co., KY as single [10]. In 1930 he was working in partnership with Barnes J. French, who was the head of house, b. in 1872, listing Leslie as his brother.

7.15 Mary E. French, b. Jan 1877 in Ohio Co., KY [10].

7.16 Altha Ora French, b. 12 Jan 1884 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. She is listed in the 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 census of Ohio Co., KY [10]. She d. 31 Mar 1958 in Ohio Co., KY and is buried at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery in Ohio Co., KY. She m. Albert Stewart on 11 Apr 1908 in Ohio Co., KY and had 3 children: Ellis Stewart, Dora Belle Stewart, and one other [10]. In 1930 she was living in Bartlett, Ohio Co., KY.

Children of William H. and Amelia (Davis) French, 6.10

7.17* William Davis French, b. 7 Feb 1851 in Ohio Co., KY, m. Lutitia or Luticia Stevens on 6 Dec 1873 in St. Lawrence Church (a dispensation having been obtained as Mr. French was not a Catholic [11] ), d. 11 Jan 1928 [2]. He is living with his parents in the 1870 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY. He lived in Whitesville ca. 1913. In the 1880 census of Bartlett, Ohio Co., KY, William lives with Lutitia, he states that both of his parents were born in KY, and the have children David S., Alonzo, and Willie. He appears in the 1900 census of Vanover, Daviess Co., KY, with Luticia and all 4 of his sons. He appears in the 1910 census of Daviess Co., KY with his wife and all 4 of his sons. He appears in the 1920 census of Upper, Daviess Co., KY with his wife and 2 sons: Alonzo and William. The surname Stevens is well-known as a family who married many members of this French family.

7.18* David Shively (Pig) French, b. 24 Jun 1853 in Ohio Co., KY, m. 28 Jun 1903 to Carolina (Carrie) Isabella Owen, d. 5 Jun 1943 in Ohio at age 89 and is buried at the French cemetery [2]. Carolina was b. 15 May 1873 in Livia, McLean Co., KY, d. 12 Nov 1959 [2]. He is living with his parents in the 1870 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY. David is in the 1860, 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1930 census of Ohio Co., KY as a farmer. He lived in Pleasant Ridge in 1913 when his mother died. In the 1900 census, he was living with his parents and his wife in Buford, Ohio Co., KY. His son was David Shively, and his son was Felix Latney (DNA Test 10303).

7.19 Daniel B. French, b. 23 Mar 1855 [2], perhaps died young. He is not in the 1870 census with his parents. He is listed in the Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910 as the son of Wm H French and Amelia Davis.

7.20 Edward H. French, b. 17 Sep 1857 [2], perhaps died young. He is not in the 1870 census with his parents. He is listed in the Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910 as the son of Wm H French and Amelia Davis.

7.21 Horace E. French, b. ca. 1857 in Ohio Co., KY [10], perhaps died young. He is listed in the 1860 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY, living with his parents and siblings, but both brothers Daniel and Edward are not listed here. He is not in the 1870 census with his parents. He is listed in the Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910 as the son of Wm H French and Amelia Davis.

7.22 Mary M.  (Mollie) French, b. ca. 1859 in KY [10], m. Alonzo L. Stevens [2] on 22 Dec 1884 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. Alonzo was b. 24 Jul 1859 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. They had at least one daughter, Elizabeth Steven, b. Sep 1892 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. She is living with her parents in the 1870 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY. She is also listed in the 1900 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY. The surname Stevens is well-known as a family who married many members of this French family.

7.23* Gregory Lewis French, b. 3 Feb 1862 in Ohio Co., KY, d. 18 Apr 1945 in Ohio Co., KY, m. Queen Victoria Russell, 10 Apr 1892 in KY [2]. He is buried at the Mt. Carmel cemetery in Buford, Ohio Co., KY [2]. Gregory was a farmer [2]. Queen Victoria was b. 10 May 1874 in KY, the dau. of Zachariah Russell and Drusilla McCarty [2]. She d. 23 Sep 1957 and is buried at Mt. Carmel cemetery in Buford, Ohio Co., KY [2]. He is living with his parents in the 1870 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY. Gregory is listed in the 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 census of Ohio Co., KY as a farmer [10]. In 1930 he was living in Bartlett, Ohio Co., KY. He lived in Pleasant Ridge in 1913 when his mother died.

7.24 Henry H. French, b. ca. 1864 in Ohio Co., KY [10], m. Annie [2]. He is living with his parents in the 1870 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY. They had two daughters: Lillian, and Leotia who m. Harlan H. Boyd and d. 23 Jul 1985 [2]. He lived in Pleasant Ridge in 1913 when his mother died.

7.25* Curran (Curry) Norbin French, b. ca. 1866 in Ohio Co., KY [10], m. Matilda Cunniff [2]. The 1870 census and the 1920 census list him as Curry. In 1820 he lived in Lakeland Co., FL. He lived in Owensboro in 1913 when his mother died.

7.26* John Lee French, b. Mar 1866 in Ohio Co., KY [10], m. Nettie M. Stewart [2]. They have two children: Orville (or Arvil S.) and Orion (or Orin F.) [2]. In the 1910 census, all 4 were living in Precinct 6, Gunnison, CO. In the 1920 census, all 4 were living in Littleton, Arapahoe Co., CO. He lived in Colorado in 1913 when his mother died. Listed in the 1900 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, living with his parents and his wife. He is not living with his parents in the 1870 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY.

7.27 Rupert S. French, b. 1868 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. He is living with his parents in the 1870 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY.

7.28 Dolly (Dotte) French, b. ca. 1874 in Ohio Co., KY [10], m. Virgil T. Stevens [2]. She d. 1904. The surname Stevens is well-known as a family who married many members of this French family.

7.29 Ann French, b. ca. 1876 [10].

7.30 Joseph Valentine French, b. Feb 1876 in Ohio Co., KY [10], m. Belle Russell [2]. Belle was b. 1877 and lived in Littleton, CO, the dau. of Zachariah Russell and Drusilla McCarty [2]. They had three children: Leah French, m. Mike Callicrate in Denver, CO [2]. Tula French m. Charles Foster. Jay French never married [2]. Joseph is listed in the 1880 and 1900 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY as a farm laborer, age 24, with Belle age 23, and their dau. of 1 year. He lived in Colorado in 1913 when his mother died.

Children of Daniel J. and Laura (Woodward) French, 6.12

7.31 Eliza K. (Lizzie) French, b. ca. 1859 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. She appears in the 1870 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY. She appears in the 1880 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, living with her father (as her mother had died), and with her other 3 siblings.

7.32 Madora B. (Dora) French, b. ca. 1862 [10] in KY. She appears in the 1870 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY. She appears in the 1880 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, living with her father (as her mother had died), and with her other 3 siblings.

7.33 Maud French, b. ca. 1867 [10] in KY. She appears in the 1870 census of Bells, Ohio Co., KY. She appears in the 1880 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, living with her father (as her mother had died), and with her other 3 siblings.

7.34 Herman French, b. 1872 [10] in KY. He appears in the 1880 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, living with his father (as his mother had died), and with his other 3 siblings.

Children of David H. and Susanna (Harwood) French, 6.18

7.35 Mary H. French, b. Mar 1888 in La Grange, Oldham Co., KY. She appears in the 1900 and 1910 census living with her parents. No other children are listed as siblings of Mary.

Eighth Generation

Children of William J. and Lena (Austin) French, 7.1

8.1* William Henry French, b. 18 Dec 1871 in KY [10], d. 31 May 1963. William is in the 1900, 1920, and 1930 census of Ohio Co., KY as a farmer. He m. Amanda Jane (Maudee) Gentry on 17 Feb 1896 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. She was b. 4 Apr 1874 in KY, and they had 6 children [10]. She d. 1949 in KY, and is buried at the Slaty Creek Cemetery in Ohio Co., KY.

8.2 Alexander Lonnie French, b. Mar 1875 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. In the 1900 census, he lived in Cromwell, Ohio Co., KY, at the William Henry Austin residence. No known marriage.

8.3 Lester French, b. May 1879 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. In the 1900 census of Cromwell, Ohio Co., KY, he was living with his father and step-mother and 6 siblings.

Children of William J. and Nancy (Layton) French, 7.1

8.4 Lucian Jay French, b. 26 Jan 1885 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. He d. 17 Dec 1906 in Ohio Co., KY [10], and is buried at the Shultztown Cemetery in Ohio Co., KY, see http://files.usgwarchives.org/ky/ohio/cemeteries/schultz.txt. In the 1900 census of Cromwell, Ohio Co., KY, he was living with his parents and 6 siblings.

8.5* Forest French, b. 17 Aug 1886 in Prentiss, Ohio Co., KY [10]. In the 1900 census of Cromwell, Ohio Co., KY, he was living with his parents and 6 siblings. Forest registered for the WWI draft in Ohio Co., KY. Forest registered for the WWII draft in Madison, IN. In the 1920 census of Rochester, Butler Co., KY, he was married to Mamie Fogle, b. 1896, and their 2 children, Pearl May French b. 1916 and Mildred French b. 1918. In the 1930 census of Butler Co., KY, Forest was 43, Mamie was 33, and they were living with their 4 children.

8.6 Ada Blanchie French, b. 11 Dec 1888 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. She d. 22 Jan 1958, m. Joseph T. Bradley and had 2 children: Ora or Orell Bradley who was b. 19 Oct 1911 and Dorothy Bradley who was b. 3 Dec 1912 [10]. In the 1900 census of Cromwell, Ohio Co., KY, she was living with her parents and 6 siblings.

8.7 Jessie D. (Jeffie or Jefferson) French (female), b. May 1892 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. She d. 7 Jul 1966 in Ohio Co., KY, m. Cecil C. Shultz on 23 Oct 1910 in Ohio Co., KY and had 3 children: David Malloy Shultz, Francis Leroy Shultz, and William Carman Shultz [10]. In the 1900 census of Cromwell, Ohio Co., KY, she was living with her parents and 6 siblings.

8.8* Earl H. (Irl) French, b. 6 Nov 1893 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. He is in the 1900, 1910, and 1930 census of Ohio Co., KY as a farmer [10]. He m1. Daisy Elizabeth Chinn on 25 Sep 1914 in Ohio Co., KY. She was b. 8 Aug 1896 in Ohio Co., KY. They had 2 children. He m2. Maggie M. Allen on 15 Apr 1922 in Ohio Co., KY. She was b. 6 Apr 1900 in KY and they had 2 children [10]. In the 1900 census of Cromwell, Ohio Co., KY, he was living with his parents and 6 siblings.

8.9 David E. French, b. 15 Sep 1895 in Ohio Co., KY [10], d. 5 Feb 1971 and is buried at the Shultztown Cemetery in Ohio Co., KY, see http://files.usgwarchives.org/ky/ohio/cemeteries/schultz.txt. In the 1900 census of Cromwell, Ohio Co., KY, he was living with his parents and 6 siblings. David is living with his parents and siblings in the 1910 census of Cromwell, Ohio Co., KY. In the 1930 census of Rockport, Ohio Co., KY, David is 35 and living with his parents and with his parents granddaughter Ruby G. French, age 12.

Children of John L. and Mary R. French, 7.5

8.10 William Thomas French, b. 14 Apr 1887 in KY, appears in the 1900 census of Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, age 13, living with his parents. In 1910 census of Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, at age 23, he was living with his wife, Gertrude L., age 18. In the 1920 census, he was living in Raleigh, Allen Co., KY with his wife, no children. In the 1930 census of Raleigh, he was also living with his wife and a lodger, Lewis Oliver, age 19. William registered for the WWI draft; he had blue eyes, light hair, and slight build. He was a farmer.

8.11 John Dewey French, b. 1901 in KY. In the 1910 census, he lived in Scottsville, Allen Co., KY, as well as in the 1920 census. By the 1930 census of Raleigh, Allen Co., KY, Dewey was married to Vera U., and they were living with Dewey’s mother, Mary R., widowed.

Children of William T. and Mary (Trogden) French, 7.10

8.12* Alford (or Alfred) T. French, b. Jul 1880 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. Alford is in the 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 census of Ohio Co., KY as a farmer. He m. Veora Duke and had at least one child [10]. In the 1920 census of Bartlett, Ohio Co., KY, Alfred and Veora were living with his parents. In the 1930 census, they were living in Bartlett, Ohio Co., KY. Veora was b. in 1890. Their daughter Jaunita K. French was almost 3 years old. They were living with Joseph Evans, age 70, who was a hired laborer.

8.13 Ida Bella French, b. 4 Aug 1886 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. She d. 2 Feb 1917 in Ohio Co., KY and is buried at the Bells Run Cemetery in Ohio Co., KY. She m. Elijah Massie on 4 Jan 1905 in Ohio Co., KY, and had at least one child, Noal Massie [10].

Children of William D. and Lutitia (Stevens) French, 7.17

8.14 David Shively French, b. ca. 1874 in Ohio Co., KY, never married, d. 28 Sep 1944 [2]. He appears in the 1880 census of Bartlett, Ohio Co., KY, age 6. He appears in the 1900 census of Vanover, Daviess Co., KY, living with his parents, age 26. He appears in the 1910 census of Daviess Co., KY, living with his parents, age 36. He was not living with his parents in the 1920 census.

8.15 Alonzo French, b. 8 Dec 1876 in Ohio Co., KY, m. Mary Maude Moseley on 10 Apr 1892, d. 18 May 1952 [2]. He appears in the 1880 census of Bartlett, Ohio Co., KY, age 3. He appears in the 1900 census of Vanover, Daviess Co., KY, living with his parents, age 28. He appears in the 1910 census of Daviess Co., KY, living with his parents, age 34. He appears in the 1920 census of Upper, Daviess Co., KY, living with his parents, age 43.

8.16* William (Willie) Andrew French, b. 11 Aug 1878, m. Annie Winsett (or Wimsett [11] ) on 16 Jan 1922, d. 5 Mar 1953 [2]. He appears in the 1880 census of Bartlett, Ohio Co., KY, age 1. He appears in the 1900 census of Vanover, Daviess Co., KY, living with his parents, age 22. He appears in the 1910 census of Daviess Co., KY, living with his parents, age 32. He appears in the 1920 census of Upper, Daviess Co., KY, living with his parents, age 41.

8.17 James Bernard French, b. 8 Mar 1884, m. Otilla M. Molahorn, d. 16 Sep 1926 [2]. He appears in the 1900 census of Vanover, Daviess Co., KY, living with his parents, age 16. He appears in the 1910 census of Daviess Co., KY, living with his parents, age 26. He was not living with his parents in the 1920 census; therefore, he could have married.

Children of David Shively and Carolina (Owen) French, 7.18

Only one of their 6 children married.

8.18 Infant Daughter French, b. 7 May 1904, d. 7 May 1904 [2].

8.19 Amelia Elizabeth French, b. 20 Nov 1905 in Ohio Co., KY, never married, d. 3 May 1985 [2]. She was in the 1920 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, living with her parents and siblings.

8.20 Laura Camilla French, b. 4 Jun 1908 in Ohio Co., KY, never married, d. 1986 [2]. She was in the 1920 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, living with her parents and siblings.

8.21 Mary Lindley French, b. 12 Aug 1910 in Ohio Co., KY, never married, d. 11 May 1990 [2]. She was in the 1920 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, living with her parents and siblings.

8.22 William Henry French, b. 30 Mar 1913 in Ohio Co., KY, never married, d. 27 May 1992 [2]. She was in the 1920 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, living with her parents and siblings.

8.23* Felix Latany French, b. 10 May 1915 in Ohio Co., KY, m. Mary Alethea Howell on 30 Jun 1956 at Hall St. Baptist, Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY [2]. Mary was b. 10 Aug 1926 in Islan, McLean Co., KY, the dau. of Rosco Howell and Lezzie Everley [2]. She was in the 1920 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY, living with her parents and siblings.

Felix Latney (DNA Test 10303).

Children of Gregory and Victoria (Russell) French, 7.23

8.24 Delia Belle French, b. 7 Apr 1894 in Ohio Co., KY, d. 19 Oct 1975 in Dearborn, Wayne Co., MI, m. 11 Dec 1915 to Otis Clark in Ohio Co., KY [2]. They had 6 children. Their dau. Georgia Mae Clark was b. Sep 1916 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. Their dau. Myrtle Frances Clark was b. 16 Apr 1918 in Ohio Co., KY and m. John Gibson [2]. Delia is buried at the Elmwood cemetery in Hammond, IN [2].

8.25 Ophelia Lindley French, b. 18 Mar 1896, m. Jessie Whitaker on 10 Aug 1921, d. 16 Jul 1922 [2].

8.26 James Webb French, b. 30 Dec 1905, m. Edna Reed Mincey, d. 31 Jul 1977 [2] in Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY.

8.27 Flora Delores French, b. 21 Feb 1909, m1. Foster Smith, m2. Wayne Hunt, m3. Wayne Harrall [2]. She d. 23 Jun 1989 and is buried at the New Hope cemetery in Caneyville, KY [2]. In 1930 she was living in Bartlett, Ohio Co., KY.

8.28 Eula Mae French, b. 6 Jul 1911, m1. Darrell Atherton, m2. Elmer Allbright, d. 30 Sep 1989 [2].

Children of Curran N. and Matilda (Cundiff) French, 7.25

8.29 Henry Hamilton French [2].

8.30* Hilyan Drayne French, Sr., b. ca. 1892 in KY, m. Mona (or Nora C.) Bowman on 3 Feb 1912 in Rockford, IN [2]. They were living in FL by 1913. According to the 1930 census of Johnson, Putnam Co., FL, Hilyan was married to Nora C. French, one year older than himself. The 1930 census spelled his name Hylin and was 38 at that time. They were living with 7 children: Francis, Nora, Hilda, Hylin, Martine, Curran, and Henry. Nora was b. in KY. Hylin was a machinist. Hilyan d. in 1954 and is buried at the Ochwilla Baptist Church Cemetery in Melrose, Putnam Co., FL. Mona was b. 1890, d. 1939 and is buried at the Ochwilla Baptist Church Cemetery in Melrose, Putnam Co., FL. The name Hilyan has been misspelled in various places as Hylin [9].

Children of John L. and Nettie M. French, 7.26

8.31* Orville S. French, b. Dec 1896 in Ohio Co., KY [2]. His name was also spelled Arvil S. according to the 1900 census of Buford, Ohio Co., KY. In the 1910 census, they were living in Precinct 6, Gunnison, CO. In the 1920 census, they were living in Littleton, Arapahoe Co., CO. in the 1930 census, they had moved back east to Colonial Heights, Chesterfield Co., VA. Orville m. Jewell, b. 1901, and they had a son, Orville S. French Jr., born 1924 in Colorado.

8.32 Orion/Orin F. French, b. Sep 1898 in Ohio Co., KY [2]. In the 1910 census, he was living in Precinct 6, Gunnison, CO. In the 1920 census, he was living in Littleton, Arapahoe Co., CO. In the 1930 census, he was 31 living in Littleton, Arapahoe Co., CO with his wife Edna H., and her sister Edith Houser and her mother Alba Houser.

Ninth Generation

Children of William Henry and Amanda (Gentry) French, 8.1

9.1 Lena French, b. 25 Nov 1896 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. Died on 28 Nov 1920, unmarried, no children [13].

9.2 William Allen French, b. Sep 1898 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. He married twice. Second wife was Ruth, no children. William d. ca. 1977 in Anderson, IN [13].

9.3* John Liter French, b. 27 Mar 1902 in Ohio Co., KY, d. 29 Apr 1980, m. Nell Albin in 1929 [13].

9.4 Bessie French, b. ca. 1903 in Ohio Co., KY [10], d. ca. 2004 [13]. She was living perhaps in the Detroit area of Michigan. Bessie m. Walton Read in 1904 [10] [13]. They had 5 children: Sylvia Jean Read (Dungs), Martha Ann Read, Beverly Read (Measel), John Read, and either James or Gerald Read [13]. All lived in Michigan.

9.5 Golda French, b. ca. 1904 in Ohio Co., KY [10], d. ca. 1996 in Anderson, IN [13]. Golda m. Oliver Rhoads [13]. They had one child, Charles, who died as a young child [13].

9.6 Ila Odell French, b. 20 Jan 1916 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. Ila m. Fredrick Raymond Coy on 30 May 1938 in Ohio Co., KY. He was b. 28 Feb 1915 in Ohio Co., KY [10] [13], d. 18 Feb 1987. She was known as Aunt Dell [13]. They had 2 children: Paul Frederick Coy and Peggy Coy (Morgan) [13]. Ila d. 20 Mar 2005 at her home in Beaver Dam and is buried in Slaty Creek Church Cemetery near Beaver Dam, KY [13].

Children of Forest Sr. and Mamie (Fogle) French, 8.5

9.7 Pearl May French, b. 1916 in Butler Co., KY, m. Bodenhorn, d. before 2006.

9.8 Mildred French, b. 1918 in Butler Co., KY, m. Brown, d. before 2006.

9.9 Forest French, Jr., b. 18 May 1922 in Butler Co., KY, d. 16 May 1922, m. Hilda Jarrett on 12 May 1946. He had children Robert Keith French and wife Carol French of Washington township, Michigan. He was in the U.S. Army.

Memorial for Forrest French, Jr. Born in Ohio County, Kentucky on May 16, 1922 Departed on Oct. 14, 2006 and resided in Anderson, IN. Visitation: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 Service: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 Cemetery: Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions. Anderson - Forrest French, Jr, 84, Anderson, died October 14, 2006 at Countryside Manor, Anderson after an extended illness. He was born May 16, 1922 in Ohio County, Kentucky, and resided in Anderson, Indiana most of his life. He retired in 1980 as an electrician from Delco Remy Division of General Motors after 38 years of service. He served his country in the US Army Air Corp during WWII in the European Theater. Forrest was an Indiana State Representative in 1964/1965. He was a member of the United Auto Workers #662 and Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks Lodge #209. He is survived by his wife whom he married May 12, 1946: Hilda (Jarrett) French. Son: Robert Keith & wife Carol French of Washington Township, Michigan. Sister: Marjorie Morley of Michigan. One Granddaughter: Danielle Bentzen. He was preceded in death by his parents: Forrest & Mammie (Fogle) French. Two Sisters: Pearl Bodenhorn and Mildred Brown. Services will be Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 1:00 PM, at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel; 200 W. 53rd Street; Anderson, with Pastor Bradley Smith officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Anderson. Visitation will be from 12-1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at funeral home, south chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice in Indianapolis. www.LooseFuneralHomes.com. In 1992 he lived at 19681 Summerlin Rd., Fort Myers, FL.

9.10 Anna Margaret French, b. 1927 in Butler Co., KY. She m. Morley of Michigan and had one granddaughter Danielle Bentzen.

Children of Earl H. and Daisy E. (Chinn) French, 8.8

9.11 Ruby Gordon French, b. 10 May 1917 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. She m. Hampton and had 4 children [10].

9.12 Nannie B. French, b. 27 Aug 1919 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. In 1930 she was living with her grandmother, Mary Chinn [10].

Children of Earl H. and Maggie M. (Allen) French, 8.8

9.13 ________ French [10].

9.14 Harold J. French, b. 10 Feb 1927 in Ohio Co., KY [10]. He d. 4 Jun 1939 at age 12 and is buried in the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in Ohio Co., KY [10].

Children of Alford T. and Veora (Duke) French, 8.12

9.15 Alfred French, Jr., b. 8 Jan 1932 in OH. He d. 8 May 1994 in KY; his last residence was in Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY.

Children of William A. and Annie (Winsett or Wimsatt) French, 8.16

9.16 James Guido French, b. 10 Apr 1925, m. Mattie Elizabeth Toms [11].

Children of Felix and Mary A. (Howell) French, 8.23

9.17 Judith Carol French, b. 13 Nov 1957 in Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY [2].

9.18 Rebecca Ann French, b. 6 Nov 1960 in Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY, m. Gregory Rupp Hughes on 11 Feb 1984 in Owensboro, KY [2]. They have two children: Eric Scott Hughes and Megan Brooke Hughes [2].

Children of Hilyan D. Sr. and Mona / Nora C. (Bowman) French, 8.30

9.19 Ruben Carlton French, b. 6 Feb 1913 in FL, d. 11 Feb 1932 [2], age 19.

9.20 Frances May French, b. 26 Oct 1915 in FL [2], living in Johnson, Putnam Co., FL, according to the 1930 census.

9.21 Nora (or Mona) Lee French, b. 7 Oct 1918 in FL [2]. According to Johnson, Putnam Co., FL, 1930 census, Mona’s name should be Nora L. French, born in 1918.

9.22 Hilda Delia French, b. 15 Jan 1920 in FL [2]. Her name is listed as Hilda Herren (French) Gelhous at the Ochwilla Baptist Church Cemetery in Melrose, Putnam Co., FL. According to Johnson, Putnam Co., FL, 1930 census, she is listed as Hilda D.

9.23 Hilyan Drayne French, Jr., b. 1 Aug 1921 in FL, d. 5 Oct 1967 [2], age 46. Hilyan (spelled Hylin in the 1930 census) was living in Johnson, Putnam Co., FL, according to the 1930 census.  He d. 5 Oct 1967 and is buried at the Ochwilla Baptist Church Cemetery in Melrose, Putnam Co., FL. Hilyan Jr. went by the name “Hickey” because Andrew Jackson, “Old Hickory” was rather popular in that region back then. He thought it was a high compliment, like “Old Reliable”. He m. Clara Elizabeth Roberts.

Published Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Clara Elizabeth French, 73, of Palatka, died Aug. 16, 2004, at Palatka Health Care Center after a long illness. She was a native of Springside and a lifelong resident of Putnam County. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church in Springside and she was a homemaker.

Services: 10 a.m. today at the Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. Officiating: The Rev. John Cameron. Burial: Ochwilla Cemetery.

Survivors: Three sons, Hilyan French, Palatka; Benjamin French, Spindale, N.C.; and Derrick French, St. Augustine; one daughter, Tina Thurston, St. Augustine; three brothers, John B. Roberts and Roger Roberts, both of Palatka; and Emory Roberts, Middleburg; two sisters, Alice Davis, Palatka, and Allene Morris, Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilyan D. "Hickey" French Jr.; her parents, Benjamin and Gertrude Roberts; two sisters and four brothers.

9.24 Martine Elizabeth French, b. 14 May 1923 in FL [2]. Martine was living in Johnson, Putnam Co., FL, according to the 1930 census.

9.25 Curren Norben French, b. 25 Jun 1925 in FL [2]. Curran was living in Johnson, Putnam Co., FL, according to the 1930 census, and his name was listed as Curren R. French. Curren d. at age 76 on 8 Dec 2001 in Palatka, Putnam Co., FL.

9.26 Henry Hamilton French, b. 27 Feb 1930 in FL, d. 16 Aug 1955, age 25 [2]. Henry was living in Johnson, Putnam Co., FL, according to the 1930 census. Henry was buried at the Ochwilla Baptist Church Cemetery in Melrose, Putnam Co., FL.

Children of Orville S. and Jewell French, 8.31

9.27 Orville S. French, b. 3 May 1923 in Colorado, m. Doris Goldberg, d. 8 Jun 2011 at age 88 in Glen Mills, Delaware Co., PA.

Orville S. French, 88 Formerly of Springfield Orville S. French, 88, died on June 8, 2011. Survivors: Beloved Husband of Doris (nee Goldberg); devoted father of Jeffrey and Michael French; also survived by 6 grandchildren. Visitation: A Remembrance of Orville French will be Saturday July 16th at the Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore at 1 PM. Memorial gifts to the Players Club of Swarthmore, P.O. Box 236, Swarthmore, PA 19081-0236. Interment private. Arr: Frank C. Videon, Broomall

Tenth Generation

Children of John L. and Nell (Albin) French, 9.3

10.1 Mary Joan French, b. 30 Jul 1949 in Grosse Pointe, MI, m. Robert Cameron and had one son, Corey John Cameron, and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Cameron, b. 2005 and Nicholas John Cameron, b. 2004 [13]. The entire family lives in Minnesota [13].

Children of Hilyan Drayne II and Clara Elizabeth (Roberts) French, 9.23

10.2 Hilyan French III, lived in Palatka, FL, in 2004, b. ca. 1950, living with Valerie A. French, Douglas J. French, and Tracy M. French at 4529 Hudson St., Palatka, FL 32177-2450. (386) 328-2359.

10.3 Benjamin French, lived in Spindale, NC, in 2004.

10.4 Derrick L. French, Sr., b. ca. 1950, lived in St. Augustine, FL, in 2004, living with Cindy L. French and Sarah J. French at 2885 N. 1st St., St. Augustin, FL, 32084-1941, (904) 829-5062. Email: derrickfrench@belhaven.edu.

10.5 Tina French, m. Thurston, lived in St. Augustine, FL, in 2004.

Children of Orville S. and Doris (Goldberg) French, 9.27

10.6 Jeffrey French.

10.7 Michael French.

The Surname Fielding

Unrelated? George Fielding married Anne French on 7 Jul 1735 at St. Annes Westminster in London, Middlesex, England. He was b. 18 Oct 1719 in Westminster, London, England to Edmund Fielding.

George French d. 29 Sep 1920 in Bourbon where he was born to George Fielding French of Kentucky. His mother was Emily. He was black, age about 70, lived near Little Rock. Death certificate informant was Tucker French of Paris, KY. He was buried in Middletown, Jefferson Co., KY.

George was born in Flat Rock, Bourbon Co., KY, in 1910 he was 64, therefore born 1846, black.

Wife Eliza 63, Kentucky
Daughter Lizzie Gay 37, Kentucky
Grandson Russell 13, Kentucky
Granddaughter Julia 11, Kentucky
Grandson Nelsen 10, Kentucky
Grandson Joseph 08, Kentucky
Granddaughter Eliza Gay 06, Kentucky
Grandson Frank 04, Kentucky
Grandson Eugine NR, Kentucky

In the 1920 census, he was 76 and living only with Eliza, 75.
Fields French was b. 1820 in KY, black, married to Eva French.

DNA Testing

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Bibliography

[1] FFA member Anne L. Smith, R.R. #2, Box 144, No. Webster, IN 46555. Unknown Frenches:

Elizabeth French, m. Stephen Jones in 1813 [1].

Juda French, m. Henry Stalkup in 1813 [1].

Dovina French, m. William Johnson in 1817 [1].

Daniel French Jr., m. Sarah Smith in 1814 [1].

Catherine French, m. Patrick Flanagan in 1814 [1].

Penelop French, m. Thomas Paddock in 1826 [1].

Mason French [1].

Sarah French [1].

Sophia French, m. after 1827 to William Littell [1].

Wesley French [1].

Millie French [1].

[2] FFA member Myrtle F. Gibson, 3793 Solar Circle, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406, myrtle@montana.com. Email undeliverable. She also lived in Bozeman, MT, but passed away in Apr 2007.

[3] Old Kentucky Entries and Deeds, by Willard Rouse Jillson, Sc.D., 1969, FFA library F306. Frenches from Jefferson County are Henry, Jacob, James, and William.

[4] Martha Wurtele, marwurtele@aol.com

Data from Ref [4].

January, 1783

Petition To Congress For A New State

David French, George French, Richard Clark, John Clark, Basil Clark and hundreds of other inhabitants of the west side of the Laurel Hill Mountains, sent a petition to the President of the Congress asking for a new state to be created from their area and an end to the dispute over the land between Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The original document is on file at the National Archives and is listed as a letter from David French and George French inhabitants of the west side of the Laurel Hill Mountains, PA, to the President of Congress, January, 1783. The reference to this from an index at the Archives is: 8 p M247, R62, i48, p. 251. Why the book listed this as from David and George French in the index is unknown, since their names are no more prominent in position or size than any other of the 1,800+ signatories.

     . . . Repetitious names are in the original document. There are two David Frenches listed or one David French twice.

There was another David French who had bought land in the West Virginia area, and he was the son of Matthew French and demonstrably not the David of Virginia.

David was not listed on Lincoln County, Virginia tax records. In 1786, Madison and Mercer County were formed from Lincoln County. There was a William French in Madison County.

David French shows up in Mercer County, where he was on the taxes and on 15 August 1789 witnessed the marriage of Christina French to Bennett Bull. Christina was listed as the daughter of Henry French. Also in Mercer County were Samuel French and Henry French. Henry French's appraisement and inventory there in 1824/1825 documents his family, and did not include David.

22 April 1794, David French was in Mercer County where he certified that Elizabeth McCoy was of age when she married James Campbell.

In 1789, David French bought 100 acres of land in Jefferson County. A Henry French had bought a lot in Louisville in 1783.

David French was listed as "removed to Jefferson" on the 1796 Mercer County taxes, well after he had married Peggy Shively in Jefferson in 1790. No second David French appeared in Jefferson County during this period.

[5] M. Richardson, grayle@webtv.net (good in 2001) (not valid in 2009).

[6] Heather Hurley, hurley@aye.net (not valid).

[7] The Oldham County Historical Society, 106 North Second Avenue,
La Grange, KY 40031 
Phone: (502) 222-0826 
Fax: (502) 222-7115 
Email: ochstryctr@aol.com

[8] Deb Skoff, skoff@comcast.net.

[9] Derrick French, derrickfrench@belhaven.edu.

[10] Joseph Taylor, TAYLORVCJ43@aol.com, email good in 2008, not good in 2012, Ohio County Kentucky Lines 2008, website:
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=2006-ohio-co-ky&id=I031839, Ohio County Kentucky Photo Project website: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohiocokypictures/aaa-ohio-co-ky-photo-project.html

[10] Shirley Beach Ingram and her brother David Beach, fsingram@bellsouth.net, lives in western KY near Lake Barkley in Cadiz, KY.

[11] “Following a Kentucky Trace” by Carol Gibson Flaherty details a lot of data on this French family and the Shively family, published in 1999. Email: carolf@montana.com. Carol Flaherty, MSU News Service, PO Box 172220, 416 Culbertson Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717, voice: 406 994-5136. Website: http://www.avicom.net/~flaherty/follow/entireindex.htm. Order her book by sending $30 to 416 W. Arnold, Bozeman, MT 59715.

Index of Frenches:

French

   Alethea see Mary Alethea

   Alice, 218

   Allison, 295

   Alonzo, 219, 248

   Amelia, 66, 189-190, 228, 238, 247, 268

   Amelia Elizabeth, 217, 226, 228, 261, 268

   Amanda, 295

   Ann, 144, 189-190, 218, 224, 228, 247, 253, 296

   Belle Russell, 259, 265-266

   Caleb, 295

   Carolina, Carrie B., 216, 247, 261

   Christina, 118

   Cindy, 295

   Curren or Curran Norbin, 217, 294

   Curren Norbin French Family Summary, 294

   Cynthia, 188, 190

   D.H., 144

   Daniel, 117, 188, 218

   David, 72-73, 89, 107-109, 116-119, 125, 142-144, 162, 177, 183, 187, 194, 197, 210, 219, 225, 235, 242, 247, 260-261

   David French Family Summary, 143, 187, 261

   David H., 188, 219, 233, 235

   David Shively, 72-74, 89, 107-109, 116-119, 125, 142-144, 150, 162, 177, 183, 187, 190, 194, 197, 200, 210, 216, 219, 226, 235, 237, 240, 242, 245, 247-248, 254, 260-261, 291

   Dee, 217, 237, 243, 251, 253, 266, 268, 270, 272, 278, 281-282, 292, 297

   Delia Belle, 217-218, 233, 244, 251, 253, 257, 267, 269-270, 275, 299

   Delores, Dolores, 218, 295

   Dolly, 218, 265

   Edna Reed Mincey, 253

   Edward H. , 218

   Elaine, 294

   Elizabeth, 144, 154, 210, 217-218

   Esther, 119

   Eula, 217, 254, 270, 275, 280

   Felix Latany, 194, 208, 217, 247, 262, 296

   Felix French Family Summary, 296

   Flora Delores, 217, 237, 243, 251, 253, 266, 268-270, 272, 278, 281-282, 292, 297

   Frances, 50, 218

   George, 89, 91, 107, 109, 116-118, 144, 194, 209-211, 219

   Gregory Louis, 188, 200-201, 217, 238, 247, 253-254, 266, 268, 271-272, 277-278, 283, 292

   Gregory Louis French Family Summary, 253

   Henry, 118, 160, 188, 193, 216-219, 225-226, 236, 238, 247, 262, 266, 278

   Hilda Delia, 218

   Hilyan Drayne, 217-218

   James French, 109-110, 119, 269, 297

   James Bernard, 248

   James Guido, 247, 292

   James Webb, 109-110, 119, 217, 253, 266, 269, 297

   Jay, 259-260, 266

   John, 91, 118-119, 144, 175, 194, 210, 217, 225, 235, 260

   Joseph, 118, 144, 217, 259, 266

   Judith Carol, 296

   Lance, 295

   Laura or Laurena, 74, 101, 217, 221-222, 235, 240, 247, 261

   Leslie, 294

   Letitia, 247

   Leotia, 218

   Lillian, 218

   Lonnie, 247

   Louis, Lewis, 188, 200-201, 217, 238, 247, 253-254, 266, 268, 271-272, 277-278, 283, 292

   Lucy, 188, 224

   Lutitia Stevens, 216

   Margaret, 51, 72-74, 114, 125, 143-144, 162, 186, 188-190, 192, 194, 196, 209-210, 219, 221-222, 225, 235

   Martine Elizabeth, 218

   Martha, 91, 107, 118-119, 144, 170, 194-195

   Mary, 118, 188, 217, 224, 235, 247-248, 262, 296

   Matilda Cunniff, 217

   Matthew, 107, 118

   Mattie Elizabeth Toms, 247

   Maude, 247

   Mollie, 217, 265

   Mona Bowman, 218

   Mona Lee, 218

   Nettie Stewart, 217

   Ophelia, 217, 253, 257, 269, 273, 275-276, 296

   Orion, 217

   Orville, 217

   Otilla M. Molahorn, 248

   Patsy, 177

   Pig, 219, 261, 278, 296

   Polly, 143, 175

   Rebecca, 296

   Ruben Carlton, 218

   Samuel, 89, 108, 118, 143-144, 177, 188-189, 194, 197, 209, 242

   Sally, 144

   Sarah, 144, 162, 188, 190, 210, 235

   Thomas, 117

   Valerie, 294

   Victoria, 217, 242, 247, 249, 253-254, 266, 294, 297

   W.L., 219, 225

   Warner, 219, 235

   William, 1, 72, 74, 101, 107, 110, 118-119, 169, 174, 183, 210, 216, 219, 222, 225, 233, 237, 247-248, 254, 278, 292

   William French Family Summary, 247

   William Henry, 110, 160, 188, 193, 216-219, 222, 225-226, 228, 236, 238, 247, 262, 266, 268

   Zelda, 294

[12] Family Group Record: http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/AF/family_group_record.asp?familyid=7656885&frompage=99

[13] Mary Joan French Cameron, descendant of William H. and Amanda (Gentry) French, velvit1@arvig.net

[14] Raiford French, raifrench@techline.com, now Raiford is using raifrench@cni.net (good in 2011).

[15] Bob Crum, 1999.

[16] David Beach, HonusWgner@aol.com, good in 2008.

[17] Regina Madlem, 5th great-granddaughter of David and Margaret French, email: rlmadlem2001@yahoo.com.

[18] Letter sent by Ref. [8], dated 1934.

The following letter, written in 1934, is one of the items contained in a "FRENCH Family folder" at the Filson Club library in Louisville, KY. It lists the children of this couple and their spouses.

(Transcribed August 5, 2007)

Cary, Miller & Kirk
Attorneys at Law
Owensboro, Ky.

October 23, 1934

Dear Mrs. Bowman:

David French and Margaret Shively were my great-great grandparents. You will find their marriage recorded in Jefferson County under date of December 20, 1790. David French died about 1818. Margaret French lived until about 1870 or later. Mr. John C. Riley of Hartford, who is 85 years of age, remembers her very well. Mr. Robert Bell of Whitesville, Ky. is one of her grandsons. He remembers her very well. A Mr. French living near Buford in Ohio County, Ky. knows where she is buried. He says she is buried in what is known as the French burying ground over on a farm now owned by Mr. R. J. Hewett.

Their marriage record indicates that she was the daughter of Jacob Shively. But I am convinced in my own mind that thru oversight of the clerk in making the record of the marriage license, he either confused the name of her father with the name of her brother or else confused the name of her father with the name of David Frenchs father. There was a Jacob French in Jefferson County at that time according to some records I have observed but which records I do not at this moment recall. I think Margaret had a brother Jacob Shively.

Christian Shivelys will is recorded in Will Book No. I at Louisville. It refers to his daughter Margaret French. It refers to other children and grand-children whom some of the French descendents now living still remember as their Shively relations. I, therefore, think it is certain that Margaret French was the daughter of Christian Shively and that the referred to Jacob Shively as her father was an error of the clerk.

The whole marriage record presents a clerical error, in that it recites David Frenchs name as that of David Fink or Finck. But it is in reality the record of the marriage of David French and Margaret Shively, as wills, deeds and the memory of persons living conclusively show thru their recollections of the older relatives and their children.

The children of David and Margaret French were:
David French, who married Ann Hudson, December 20, 1820
George French, who married Sallie Hudson, December 3, 1827
Margaret French, who married William Hudson, August 20, 1821
Samuel French, who married Fannie Hudson, August 29, 1821
Sarah French, who married James Westerfield, Jun 9, 1824
Martha French, who married Robert Moseley, November 8, 1830
(These were my great-grandparents)

I do no recall the name of the daughter who married Thomas Bell.

These are in addition to Elizabeth Jones. There was one whose marriage record is on file at Hardinsburg. I once found the record and made a reference to it but do not have the reference before me.

In Perrins History of Kentucky, page 1000, there is a sketch of William Henry Shively, who is remembered by Robert Bell of Whitesville, and the Mr. French who lives near Buford. His sketch says he is a grandson of Christian Shively.

Margaret French lived to be about 88 years of age. He remembers that when he was 9 years of age he frequently rode behind her on horseback. At that time she could ride up to a gate, jump down out of the sidesaddle, open the gate, and after leading the horse thru, lead him to a stump and from there jump back into the sidesaddle as spry as a cat.

I have never traced the Revolutionary record of Christian Shively because of the slight uncertainty which has appeared because of the marriage record as to the identity of her father. I have never known the father of David French but at times have been led to surmise that it was Jacob French. Therefore, my membership in the S.A.R. is not thru descent of either the Shively or French ancestor.

[19] Suzanne Kowicki, email i_am_suzanne@yahoo.com, email good in 2008.

[20] Master Report of Heirs of John French.

D. H. FRENCH  et al

MASTERS REPORT

vs
GEO. SAMUELS et al


Filed June 12th 1884

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Ohio Circuit Court.


D. H. French et al      
Plaintiffs
against    ) 
MASTER REPORT

George Samuels et al Defendants



This course was referred to the Master Commissioner to take proof and report the names of all the heirs of JOHN FRENCH and the degree of relationship of each heir to said descendant.
Inpursuance of said orders, I have taken all proof offered by plaintiffs and the same is returned herewith.  From said proof.  I find that JOHN FRENCH died without issue and had three brothers and five sisters, all of whom are dead save one, viz. MARTHA MOSELEY.


1. SAMUEL FRENCH, a brother, had eight children as follows:
 a. Ellen, wife of T. B. BELL
 b. SAMUEL FRENCH
 c. MARTHA, wife of JOHN HUGELAND?
 d. W. J. FRENCH
 e. DAVID FRENCH, who is dead and has two heirs
  A. MARY wife of John W. Ashley 
  B. Sarah, wife of Thomas Patton.
 f. FANNY, who married John HOGELAND, is dead and leaves two infant children, 
  A. Elizabeth Hogeland
  B. Mary Hogeland.
 g. Lucy F., wife of Matthew WILLIAMS
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2. DAVID S. FRENCH, a brother had seven heirs as follows:
1. W. H. FRENCH
2. D. J. FRENCH
3. MILDRED, wife of W. L. HAWKINS
4. LUCY A  POTE/PATE, a widow
5. C. M. LINDLEY, wife of H. S. LINDLEY
6. SALLIE, wife of C. H. LEE
7. MAYR E., wife of G. J. DAVIS
8. D. H. FRENCH.
---


3. GEORGE FRENCH, a brother had five children as follows:
1. GEORGE W. FRENCH
2. SAMUEL FRENCH
3. FANNIE, wife of ROBT. HOLBROOK
4. SARAH, wife of MARK THARP?
5. SUSAN, wif eof E. C. JOHNSON.
---


4. MARY HANCOCK, a sister, had seven heirs as follows:
1. ISAIAH HANCOCK
2. WM. HANCOCK
3. JOHN HANCOCK
4. JANE, wife of Geo. w. BAKER
5. JOHN B. HANCOCK
6. STEPHEN HANCOCK, who is dead and has one heir STEPHEN HANCOCK
7. MARY LAFFOLETT, who is dead and left two heirs, MARY E. and GEORGE P. LAFFOLETT.
---


5. MARGARET HUDSON, a sister had nine heirs as follows:
1. JOHN HUDSON
2. WM. HUDSON
3. GEORGE HUDSON
4. S. HUDSON
5. MARY, wife of ______ HOWARD (sic)
6. CYNTHIA, wife of Addison HOWARD
7. SARAH SPENCER, a widow
8. SUSAN, wife of G. L. DAVIS
9. AMERICA HIGGS, who is dead and left five children
 a. MARY
 b. _____?
 c. OLA 
 d. WILLIAM
 e. LILLY HIGGS.
---


6. SARAH WESTERFIELD, a sister had ten heirs as follows:
1. GEORGE WESTERFIELD, who is dead and has three children,  
 a. THOMAS WESTERFIELD
 b. CYNTHIA MARY, wife of B. W. DICKENS 
 c. GEORGIANNA, wife of WM. HOHIMER?
2. WILLIAM H. WESTERFIELD, who is dead as seven children 
 a. JAMES WESTERFIELD
 b. MARIA JANE EDWARDS, a widow
 c. BELLE, wife of JO PRIOR
 d. JOHN WESTERFIELD
 e. JO ANN wife of EBENEZER EVANS
 f. EM WESTERFIELD, who is under age
 g. CYNTHIA WESTERFIELD, who is under age
3. MARGARET ANN, wife of JAMES RUMMAGE
4. NANCY J. HIGDON, who is dead and has four children
 a. ISAAC HIGDON
 b. MARGARET, wife of ALEX. PRIOR
 c. Mrs. ALFRED SAPP?
 d. MARTHA HIGDON
5. AMANDA , wife of JOHN T. SUTTON
6. MARY ELLEN, wife of VAN B. ROYAL
7. JAMES A. WESTERFIELD, who is dead and left one heir
 a. SARAH CAROLINE, wife of JULIAN ROACH.
8. STEPHEN J. WESTERFIELD
---


7. ELIZABETH JONES, a sister, had seven heirs as follows.
1. ELLEN NEWMAN
2. MARGARET, wife of WM. SHIVELY
3. SARAH LEWIS?
4. ELIZA, wife of _____ CRUM (sic)
5. SUSAN NORTON
6. GEORGE JONES
7. HENRY JONES

 

I herewith append a list of the heirs with the relationship, interest and residence of each.

MARTHA MOSELEY, sister, 1/8 Ohio co. KY
ELLEN BELL, niece 1/64, Ohio co., KY

SAMUEL FRENCH, nephew, 1/64, Ohio co., KY

MARTHA HOGELAND, niece, 1/64, Ohio co., KY

W. J. FRENCH, nephew, 1/64, Ohio co., KY

MARY ASHLEY, great niece ,1/128, Ohio co., KY

SARAH PATTON, great niece, 1/28, Ohio co., KY

ELIZABETH HOGELAND, great niece, 1/128, Ohio co., KY

MARY HOGELAND, great niece, 1/128, Ohio co., KY

THOMAS FRENCH, nephew, 1/64, Allen co., KY

LUCY F. WILLIAMS,  niece, 1/64, Allen co., KY

W. H. FRENCH, nephew, 1/64, Ohio co., KY

D. J. FRENCH, nephew, 1/64, Ohio co., KY

MILDRED E. HAWKINS, niece, 1/64, Ohio co., KY

LUCY A. PATE, niece, 1/64, Ohio co., KY

C. M. LINDLEY, niece, 1/64, Ohio co., KY

SALLIE LEE, niece, 1/64, Ohio co., KY

MARY E. DAVIS, niece, 1/64, of Illinois

D.H. FRENCH, nephew, of Lagrange?, KY

GEORGE W. FRENCH, nephew, 1/40, Logansport, IN

SAMUEL FRENCH, nephew, 1/40, Ohio co., KY

FANNIE HOLBROOK, niece, 1/40, Ohio co., KY

SARAH THORP, niece, 1/40, Ohio co., KY

SUSAN JOHNSON, niece, 1/40, Daviss co., KY

ISAIAH HANCOCK, nephew, 1/56, New Albany, IN

WILLIAM HANCOCK, nephew, 1/56, New Albany, IN

JOHN HANCOCK, nephew, 1/56, near Charleston, IL

JANE BAKER, niece, 1/56, near Charleston, IL

JOHN B. HANCOCK, nephew, near Charleston, IL

STEPHEN HANCOCK, great-nephew, Breckenridge co., KY

GEO. P. LAFFOLLETT, great-nephew, 1/112, Paducah, KY

MARY LAFFOLETT, great-niece, 1/112, Paducah, KY

JOHN HUDSON, nephew, 1/72, Webster co., KY

WM. HUDSON, nephew, 1/72, Webster co., KY

GEORGE HUDSON, nephew, 1/72, Webster co., KY

S. HUDSON, nephew, 1/72, Daviss co., KY

MARY HOWARD, niece,  1/72, Daviss co., KY

CYNTHIA HOWARD, niece, 1/72, Daviss co., KY

SARAH SPENCER, niece, 1/72, Daviss co.  KY

SUSAN DAVIS, niece, 1/72, Daviss co., KY

MARY HIGGS, great niece, 1/360, Ohio co., KY

LILY HIGGS, great niece, 1/360, Ohio co., KY

VIRGIL HIGGS, great nephew, 1/360, Ohio co., KY

OLA HIGGS, great nephew, 1/360, Ohio co. KY

WILLIAM HIGGS, great nephew, 1/360, Ohio co., KY

THOS. WESTERFIELD, great nephew, 1/240, Ohio co., KY

Mrs. C. M. DICKENS, great niece, 1/240, Daviess co., KY

G. HOHIMER?, great niece, 1/240, Daviess co., KY

JAMES WESTERFIELD, great nephew, 1/560, Daviess co., KY

BELLE PRIOR, great niece, 1/560, Daviess co., KY

Mrs. M. J. EDWARDS, great niece, 1/560, Ohio co., KY

JNO. WESTERFIELD, great nephew, 1/560, Ohio co., KY

JO ANN EVANS, great niece, 1/560, Ohio co., KY

EM WESTERFIELD, great niece, 1/560, Ohio co., KY

CYNTHIA WESTERFIELD, great niece, 1/560, Ohio co., KY

MARGARET A. RUMMAGE, niece, 1/80, Ohio co., KY

ISAAC HIGDON, great nephew, 1/320, Ohio co., KY

MARGARET PRIOR, great niece, 1/320, Daviess co., KY

Mrs. ALFRED SAPP, great niece, 1/320, Ohio co., KY

MARTHA HIGDON, great niece, 1/320, Ohio co., KY

AMANDA SUTTON, niece, 1/80, Ohio co., KY

MARY ELLEN ROYAL, niece, 1/80, Ohio co., KY

SARAH C. ROACH, great niece, 1/80, Ohio  co., KY

STEPHEN J. WESTERFIELD, nephew, 1/80, Ohio co., KY

CLINTON C. WESTERFIELD,  nephew, 1/80, Ohio co., KY

DAVID C. WESTERFIELD, nephew, 1/80, Ohio co., KY

ELLEN NEWMAN, niece, 1/56, Jefferson co. KY?

MARGARET SHIVELY, niece 1/56, Jefferson co., KY?

ELIZA CRUM, niece, 1/56, Jefferson co., KY

SARAH LEWIS, niece, 1/56, Jeffercon co., KY

SUSAN NORTON, niece, 1/56, Union co., KY

GEORGE JONES, nephew, 1/56, Union co., KY

HENRY HONES, nephew, 1/56, Little Rock, Ark.



For (lasting) proof and making report I ask an allowance of $25.00.

Respectfully submitted
JOHN P. BARRETT
MC, OCC

William HANCOCK (1834 - 1864)

Stephen A. HANCOCK (1821 - 1859)

Mary Helen HANCOCK (1824 - 1859)

John Bethel HANCOCK (1818 - 1904)

Jane E. HANCOCK (1830 - 1906)

Isaiah HANCOCK (1831 - 1886)

Sarah FRENCH ( - 1840)

Samuel S. FRENCH (1795 - 1870)

Mary “Polly” FRENCH ( - 1850)

Margaret Ann FRENCH (1802 - )

John FRENCH (1810 - 1879)

George FRENCH (1802 - 1842)

Elizabeth FRENCH (1815 - )

David Shively FRENCH (1799 - 1867)

[21] Ohio County, Kentucky, Genealogy, website, Kentucky’s 35th County, formed in 1799. Website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyohio/ohioco.html. Email: Maggie Stewart, arc2009.subs@gmail.com.

[22] Harrodsburg Historical Society, email: jsampsonantiques@bellsouth.net.

[23] Ohio County Kentucky Lines 2011, Joe Taylor, email: taylorvcj43@aol.com, email no longer good, website: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=2006-ohio-co-ky&id=I031839.