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Richard French's family

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 This is a time line and listing of all the  "French's" I have found in Sussex County -as it was in the 1700's
 
Clues to our ancestor Richard French..     dates in Maroon are IGI data:
 
1665 Mrs. Sarah French b. Newton
 
1710 Mrs. Elnor French b. +_ Newton *
1716 Uriah French b. Newton *
 *  See Below- Roots web entries
1752 Noah French b. Turkey Union Cty. NJ.
 
1752/3 Samuel French, b. 1718 at Goshen NY; (35 mi. east of PT. Jervis)  marries Helena Rosencrans More @ Port Jervis , Susex NJ.
         Son Jacobus born 1753 @ Machackemeck NY. (Indian raid through Minisink in 1754 or 5)
  NOTE: possible "S. Finch"
1767 John Congleton French b. 1767  According to a letter from Benjamin, John C.'s son; John.C. French's brothers are Aaron and Jonathan. 
Their parents, Moses and Mrs. French (possibly nee Congleton) are " Sussex natives".& of "Scotch /Irish" descent. (I believe this descent is MATERNAL)
  Aaron goes to Chemung, NY. Jonathan moves to Maumee River, Ohio.
1771 Joseph and Elenora French christen Elenora @ Oldwick , Sussex NJ. Zion Church
 
1772  Rebecca French b. Sussex
1774 Sandyston Twp. Sussex NJ. Moses Frensh ,on  taxpayer list.
 
Per Marion Scherer:Jeremiah French enlisted in the Continental Army at Sandiston, Sussex County, NY.
He is on a Revolutionary war vet. list as:
 French, Jeremiah. Captain Westbrook's company, Third Battalion, Sussex; also Continental Army.
  He mustered out of the Army and was in the Shamokin, PA area during the 1790
Census
 
1774 Newton Twp. Henry Frensh,  on Taxpayer list.

1775 (inferred from census) Richard born. Richard is apparently not a son of Moses. He could be a cousin, brother,nephew. That he is related is proven by DNA.

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Elizabeth Van Auken was born before 8 Jun 1777 and was christened 8 Jun 1777 in Minisink, Orange Co., NY.

1780&81 James French on tax rolls ( Ancestry) Possibly m. Sarah Ferguson 1779- Son of Robert and Hannah Cattell. (infrence by process of Elimination)
1780&81 Henery French on tax rolls.     "    
1780 May  Nehemhah  French on tax rolls
1781 " * " French on tax rolls

1782/3   Richard French and Selletje christen Anna and William @ Oldwick Zion Church, Hunterdon Cty..
1783 Richard French on the Sussex militia eligible list. Means he is at least 16, probably 18.
1785 Mrs. Elnor French b. 15 Dec. Amwell Sussex
                NOTE: Oldwick is 10 mi. North of Amwell, NJ.& +- 25 mi. east of Walpack.
1789 Sarah French m. John Osborne; Squire Francis Price officiating. (?Sis to Richard)??
1789 Moses French b. Amwell
1793  Noah  French@ New town.   (1st wife- Mary Rolfe apparently d. <1786)     
1793  John  French@ New town.                                             "
1793 Henry French @ Newtown           "
    1793     Aron  French @ Sandyston. (Son of Moses Frensh ,1774 list. {Ethyl "bible entry" + Benjamin letter)
          Lewis French @ Hardeston
 
1797 2 June -Mary French marries James Love.
(Sister to Rich?)
1797 Ye widow Selletje marries Wm. Louis @   Oldwick, NJ.
1797 28 may- Aaron French marries (b.1767 ;Death: 1 Jan 1851) ! spouse: MARY MEYERS. (Aaron's father Moses)
officiant: Guisbert L. Sutfin JP
 
1798 Conglenton French (John) m. Martha Morris;  Daniel Predmore officiating. (Son of Moses)
1798 Elizabeth French b. 1 July to Aaron and Mary Myers  DRC Minisink Valley
1798 Johanna French born to Noah French (b. feb. 1754) & Johanna Campbell (2nd wife)
(m. 1786) Newton Twp. Sussex Cty. NJ. 1800 NOTE:   Noah's first wife was Mary Rolfe. He moved to New York, NY in 1800/01?; died 14  NOV. 1841
 
Born to to Richard and Easter ;
       1799 Selitie b. 16 Aug. 
       1801 Susy b. 25 June  {christened. 10 July  "03)
  
1802 Ester French b. 9 Feb. to Aaron and Mary Myers; DRC Minisink .  up river
1802 Richard French witness to a will in Knowlton Twp.
1802 John French marries Rachael Sutton.
1803 Richard French (b.~1775) & Easter christen Caty b. 14 Jan '03, then 4 months later, Selletje and Susana @ Walpack Dutch Reformed Church.
1803 Henry French marries Catherine Thompson.
1804 Per Van Auken family; Richard m. Eliz. Van Auken.(Might be a Nicolas French)
1805 Richard and Elizabeth Van Vlera christen Marie @ Walpack DRC.( IGI says b. 13 Oct.)
1807 Richard and Elizabeth christen Sarah
1809 Richard and Elizabeth Van Vlerden christen MOSES ( My 3xG grandfather)
 1809 Catherine French marries John Fogerty.
  
  Nearby counties add:
1764 Aaron French residing in Passaic Valley
1765 Richard French moved in Passaic Valley

From Passaic valley roots web  DAVID FRENCH.

DAVID FRENCH came from Connecticut Farms, now Union, and settled about one mile east of David Smalley's, Esq. He had a brother, John French, who lived where Thomas Conn now does, who sold out to Mr. Conn, and went to the lakes, New York. David French married, 30th May, 1776, Sarah Willcox, daughter of William, son of Peter Willcocks, Sen., and had children: (2d Generation.)

Henry French b. Union Co. 5 July 1775.
.1771 Noah French on Morris Twp. Morris co. "census"
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Then our French's head west-
1810 Richard , Elizabeth and 4 children  2 boys, 2 girls are on the Cross Creek, Washington County, PA. census. (they are the only French's in the County census)
 so- of Selitie, Susy, Caty, Marie and Sarah only 2 are with Richard and Elizabeth at Washington, and Moses is 2 children. NOTE: Catherine married John Fogarty; Is she a sister rather than a child?
( May not be pertinent:- Ezekiel French b. Essex Cty. 1775 m. Polly Bates 1795 @ Washington Cty. PA.
 AND
Aaron French has a daughter Ruth b. Nov. 1810 @ Washington PA.]
  Then another move:
1820 Richard and family  are on the 1820 census At Tuscawaras Cty., Ohio
 
Chilkdren of Aaron French and Mary Meyers:
CHRISTENA FRENCH - International Genealogical 
                                                                         Machackemeck, Orange, New York
 ELIZABETH FRENCH - International Genealogical
Gender: Female Christening: 21 OCT 1798 Dutch Reformed Church, Machackemeck, Orange, New York
. ESTER FRENCH - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 21 APR 1803 Dutch Reformed Church, Machackemeck, Orange, New York


 Walter French - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: abt 1812 Pennsylvania
Margaret French - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: F Marriage: 24 Dec 1824 Sheshequin, Bradford, Pennsylvania


Naomi French - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: F
Catherine French - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: F
  
Abisha French - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: M
 Aaron French - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: M
 Sarah "Sally" French - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: F Birth/Christening: 1803
Birth/Christening Death/Burial  
Name Date Place Date Place Database
French, Uriah ABT. 1716  Moorestown, New Jersey, Family homestea      dispora 
Search for this name at Ancestry.com Pedigree Has children Father: Charles Ffrench  Mother: Elinor  Spouse: Mary McCullock 
FRENCH, Uriah Bef 1719  Burlington, -, NJ      windmill 
Search for this name at Ancestry.com Pedigree Has Sources Has no children Father: Charles FRENCH  Mother: Elinor  Spouse: Mary McCULLOCK 
French, Uriah Bef. 1719  Burlington, New Jersey  Wft Est. 1750-1809    :1818897 
Search for this name at Ancestry.com Pedigree Has no children Father: Charles French  Mother: Elinor UNKNOWN  Spouse: Mary McCullock 
French, Uriah BEF. 1719  Burlington, NJ  WFT Est. 1750-1809    :205990 
Search for this name at Ancestry.com Pedigree Has no children Father: Charles French  Mother: Elinor ???  Spouse: Mary McCullock 
French, Uriah BEF. 1719  Burlington, NJ  WFT Est. 1750-1809    francesco 
Search for this name at Ancestry.com Pedigree Has no children Father: Charles French  Mother: Elinor ???  Spouse: Mary McCullock 

 

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Thanks to Kerri Pajutee- this list from geneology 's FRENCH message board of Feb. 24, '02-
 
Dutch Reformed Church, Walpack, Sussex, New Jersey:
Moses FRENCH
Sex: M
Event(s): Birth: 27 Mar 1809
Christening: 25 May 1809
Parents:
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:
FRENCH, Moses
1 male under 5 yrs
1 male 20-30 yrs
1 female 20-30 yrs

1840 Census - Tuscarawas Co. OH - Rush TWP, Pg. 344:
FRENCH, Moses
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.
 


1860 Perry County Il.  French census

FRENCH                Richard         43    PA.              pg00200.txt     207
FRENCH                Mahala          36    OH.              pg00200.txt     207
FRENCH                Moses           16    OH.              pg00200.txt     207
FRENCH                Samuel          13    OH.              pg00200.txt     207
FRENCH                Tobin           11    OH.              pg00200.txt     207
FRENCH                David           8     IL.              pg00200.txt     207
FRENCH                Alexander       5     IL.              pg00200.txt     207
FRENCH                Elios           2/12  IL.              pg00200.txt     207

 
 
FRENCH                Alex            32    OH.              pg00075.txt     91
FRENCH                Elanor A.       25    IL.              pg00075.txt     91
FRENCH                Wm. Alex        1     IL.              pg00075.txt    91
 
 
FRENCH                Robert          20    OH.              pg00075.txt     91
FRENCH                Richard         18    OH.              pg00075.txt     91
FRENCH                Wm.             27    OH.              pg00075.txt     91
 
FRENCH                Margaret        22    IL.              pg00075.txt     91
FRENCH                Lucinda         2     IL.              pg00075.txt     91
 
 
FRENCH                Robt.           20    OH.              pg00200.txt     205


 

Hello -

Here is what I have found on this particular Moses FRENCH.

Dutch Reformed Church, Walpack, Sussex, New Jersey:
Moses FRENCH
Sex: M
Event(s): Birth: 27 Mar 1809
Christening: 25 May 1809
Parents:
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:
FRENCH, Moses
1 male under 5 yrs
1 male 20-30 yrs
1 female 20-30 yrs

1840 Census - Tuscarawas Co. OH - Rush TWP, Pg. 344:
FRENCH, Moses
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.