In 1810, Richard moved his family to Washington Co. Pa. Then in 1820 to Tuscarawas Oh.
RUSH TOWNSHiP. - 627
ORGANIZATION-PHYSICAL FEATURES--FIRST SETTLEMENTS-EARLY TEACHERS - THE SCREAM OF THE IRON HORSE-LIMA--POST
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:
Event(s): Birth: 27 Mar 1809
25 May 1809
Father, Richard FRENCH; Mother: Elizebeth VAN VLERA
Tuscarawas Marriage Records:
1828 - Moses FRENCH to Jane EDDIE
1830 OH Census - Tuscarawas Co., OH - Dohrman TWP, P. 39:
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 30-40 yrs
1850 Census - Tuscarawas Co., OH - Mill TWP, P. 611:
FRENCH, Moses, age 43 NJ Farmer
Jane, age 43 OH *cannot read or write
FRENCH, Alexander,age 20, b. OH
FRENCH, Mary, age 19, b. OH
age 17, b. OH
FRENCH, Eliza, age 15, b. OH
FRENCH, Sarah, age 13, b. OH
FRENCH, Robert, age 11, b. OH
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
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
1754 Gettysburg, Adams, PA
2 Alexander EDIE
Abt 1739 Adams Co., PA
d. 1825 Highland Co., Ohio
b. Abt 1738 Adams Co., PA
3 Alexander EDIE
1782 Allegheny Co., PA
d. 1852 Licking or Tuscarawas
m. Elizabeth WAGSTAFF
2 Dec 1784 Allegheny Co., PA
1866 Allegheny Co., PA