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Richard French's family

MOSES French

In 1810, Richard moved his family to Washington Co. Pa. Then in 1820 to Tuscarawas Oh.






As it exists at present, Rush includes all of Township 6, Range 1, save one and one-fourth sections in the northeast corner, now a part of Mill, and the slight inroad which the Gnadenhutten tract made in the northwest corner, several hundred acres. It also embraces six sections east of this, a part of Township 13, Range 7, of the seven ranges. Of Township 6, Range 1, all is Congress land except the second or northwest quarter, which was surveyed into thirty-eight 100-acre military lots. At the Suggestion of Judge Patrick, the township was named in honor of Dr. Benjamin Rush, of Philadelphia.

It was here in the valley of the Stillwater that the first settlement in the township was made. The six sections which form the eastern part of Rush, 19, 20, 25, 26, 31, and 32 of Township 13, Range 7, like those in Mill Township, are a portion of the Dohrman tract. It began to be settled about 1808, and in 1820 the following settlers resided here and owned property: Thomas Archbold, the east half of Section 19; Nathan Adams, the northeast quarter of Section 20; Peter Bennett, the southwest quarter of Section 19; Patrick Bennett, the northwest quarter of Section 31; Richard French,.the northeast quarter of Section 31;

2. Richards oldest son is Moses, b. 1809.

Dutch Reformed Church, Walpack, Sussex, New Jersey:
Sex: M
Event(s): Birth: 27 Mar 1809
Christening: 25 May 1809
Father, Richard FRENCH; Mother: Elizebeth VAN VLERA

Tuscarawas Marriage Records:
29 Jan 1828 - Moses FRENCH to Jane EDDIE

1830 OH Census - Tuscarawas Co., OH - Dohrman TWP, P. 39:
1 male under 5 yrs
1 male 20-30 yrs
1 female 20-30 yrs

1840 Census - Tuscarawas Co. OH - Rush TWP, Pg. 344:
1 male under 5 yrs
1 male 5-10 yrs
1 male 10-15 yrs
1 male 30-40 yrs
2 females under 5 yrs
1 female 10-15 yrs
1 female 30-40 yrs

1850 Census - Tuscarawas Co., OH - Mill TWP, P. 611:
FRENCH, Moses, age 43 NJ Farmer
FRENCH, Jane, age 43 OH *cannot read or write
FRENCH, Alexander,age 20, b. OH
FRENCH, Mary, age 19, b. OH
FRENCH, William, age 17, b. OH
FRENCH, Eliza, age 15, b. OH
FRENCH, Sarah, age 13, b. OH
FRENCH, Robert, age 11, b. OH
FRENCH, Richard, age 6, b. OH
FRENCH, Elizabeth, age 23, b. OH
FRENCH, Sarah, age 22, b. OH

Moses is believed to have died before 1860.

His eldest son Alexander FRENCH is found in the 1860 census for Perry Co., IL married to Eleanor Ann BROWN (dau. of Samuel & Mary BROWN).

His son, William FRENCH married Margaret WILLSON in Perry Co., IL on 2 Apr 1857.

His daughter, Sarah FRENCH married Alexander C. BROWN in Perry Co., IL on 7 Jan 1857.

His son Richard B. FRENCH married Mary C. DAVIS in Perry Co., IL on 31 Mar 1869.

His son WILIAM married had children Richard, Samuel and Lucinda. William is presumed to have died before 1866 as hiswidow remmrried Mr Hughey. Son Richard   was born in 1864. This is  my grandfather. 

A suspicion: Edie's and Eddie's and EDDY's are the same line.

 Re:   My Edie line-

1 David EDIE
   b. Abt 1713 Ireland or Scotland
   d. 1754 Gettysburg, Adams, PA
    2 Alexander EDIE
       b. Abt 1739 Adams Co., PA
       d. 1825 Highland Co., Ohio
       m. Miss DUNBAR
            b. Abt 1738 Adams Co., PA
        3 Alexander EDIE
           b. 1782 Allegheny Co., PA
           d. 1852 Licking or Tuscarawas Co., Ohio
           m. Elizabeth WAGSTAFF
                b. 2 Dec 1784 Allegheny Co., PA
                d. 1866 Allegheny Co., PA

Moses' wife Jane EDIE. Her father Alexander and Mother Miss Elizabeth Wagstaff.
About Alexander-

ALEXANDER EDIE was born in Adams county, Pennsylvania in 1739, the son of David Edie, who had come to this country from Scotland as a young man. Alexander had been blessed with an adventuresome heart, and a love of family. He was married twice and had sixteen children, eight with each wife. The frontier seemed to call to Alexander, and it wasn't long before he left the Gettysburg area, and ventured over the Alleghenies in search of a new life. He moved around western Pennsylvania for a while finally settling at "Cat Fish Camp" in the Territory of Virginia. This area is known today as the city of Washington,Pennsylvania. In the year 1781 Alexander served as Judge of Election for the office of Sheriff at Cat Fish Camp, and was appointed Justice of the Peace on July 15, 1781. In 1782 he served as Foreman of the first Grand Jury of Washington County, Pennsylvania, and was involved in the laying out of the first streets for the Village of Cat Fish Camp, Washington,PA). On March 10, 1785, Alexander Edie received a pre-emption land grant of one thousand acres from the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Patrick Henry. With the city of Washington growing, Alexander moved his family to a parcel of his land along Kings Creek, in present Hancock County West Virginia, near the area known as Hollidays Cove, (present Weirton). In 1786 and again in 1789, Alexander sold large tracts of his land to another early pioneer by the name of James Campbell. Alexander then moved his family up the Ohio River a few miles to the present site of New Cumberland, WV., where he established the Edie Homestead, and many generations of Edies have flourished. Alexander's experience as Justice of the Peace and his interest in politics were past onto his oldest son John H. Edie, who served nine years as State Representative, in the Virginia Legislature, (1812-1821), served as Sheriff of Brooke County, and as Justice of the Peace of Brooke County. Alexander Edie Esq. lived to be 87 years old, and was buried in Highland, Ohio.

Above information provided by Dale G. Patterson via a net site.