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 I'm starting off  New Year  2005 searching out Joseph French. My line is back to Richard, b. abt. 1775; first found at Walpack NJ. near the Delaware river in Sussex, Nj in 1793.. He named his first daughter Selletie.
 
At the Zion Lutheran Church,  1770's in New Germantown, now Oldwick New Jersey, I find Joseph French + Eleanora, and in 1782 & 83   a Richard French + Selletje in the  Church records when they babtise William and Ann.
 If Joseph is of age to father children he is probably b. around 1745-50, but perhaps he is older?
 
 Does anybody have a Joseph on the records with a brother or son Richard? 
I find these texts on the internet:

" It has been found through a recently discovered mortgage deed given by Samuel Smith of the County of Morris to Joseph French of the City of New York, recorded in Morristown, N. J., Book A, page 23 of mortgages, that Richard Smith owned land here as early as 1738."  from http://alvyray.com/Family/dag/all-p/p185.htm
 
 Cannot find that Joseph on Family search.
 
Then:  This Joseph is apparently a Loyalist- from Woodbridge, which is 23 miles from Jersey City.
 
That Colonel Nathaniel Heard, of Woodbridge, in the colony of New Jersey, taking with him five or six hundred minute men, under discreet officers, do march to the western part of Queen's (sic) county, and that Colonel Waterbury, of Stanford, in the colony of Connecticut, with the like number of minute men, march to the eastern side of said county; that they confer together, and endeavour to enter the said county on the same day; that they proceed to disarm every person in the said county, who voted against sending deputies to the said convention, and cause them to deliver up their arms and ammunition on oath, and that they take and confine in safe custody, till further orders, all such as shall refuse compliance.

That they apprehend and secure, till further orders, the persons named as principal men among the disaffected in the said county, in a summons for their appearance before the convention of New York, issued the 12 of December last, viz.

Of Jamaica township, Captain Benjamin Whitehead, Charles Arden, Joseph French, Esq
. Johannes Polhemus.
Of Newtown, Nathaniel Moore, John Moore,Sen
Samuel Hallet, John Moore, Jun. William Weyman. John Shoals, Jeromus Rapalje.
From:
 
 
 
 I searched Familysearch for Joseph French 20 yrs either side of 1739, New Jersey,
 
---- Less the patently obvious  Burlington Quaker French's, that yeilds:
    Joseph French  
     
  Matches: All Sources - 32
Ancestral File
1. Joseph FRENCH - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: 14 Oct 1753 Morrestown, Morris, Nj
2. Joseph FRENCH - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: < 1723 <New Jersey City, , New Jersey>
Matches: Ancestral File - 3

International Genealogical Index - North America
4. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Marriage: 1722 Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey
5. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Birth: About 1723 Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey
6. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Birth: About 1723 , , New Jersey
7. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Marriage: 03 JAN 1749
8. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Marriage: 03 JAN 1749 Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey
9. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Birth: About 1752 , , New Jersey
10. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Birth: About 1752 , , New Jersey
11. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Death: 1752
13. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Birth: 14 OCT 1753 Of Moorestown, , Morris, New Jersey
17. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Death: 1753
18. Joseph <FRENCH> - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: <Male> Death: OCT 1753
19. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Death: 28 OCT 1753
20. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Birth: About 1758 , , New Jersey
Matches: International Genealogical Index/North America - 17

Pedigree Resource File
21. Joseph FRENCH - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: 14 Oct 1753 ,, NJ, USA
22. Joseph FRENCH - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: 14 Oct 1753 Morrestown, Morris, NJ
23. Joseph FRENCH - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: 14 Oct 1753 Morrestown, Morris, Nj
24. Joseph FRENCH - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: 14 Oct 1753 Morrestown, Morris, NJ
25. Joseph French - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: M Marriage: 1722 Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ.
26. Joseph French - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: M Marriage: 3 Jan 1749 Raritan Landing, New Jersey
27. Joseph French - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: M Marriage: 1722 Shewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ
28. Joseph FRENCH - Pedigree Resource File
Gender: M Death/Burial: abt 28 Oct 1753 ,, NJ, USA


Matches: Pedigree Resource File - 11

Web Sites
32. Untitled - Web Sites
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Matches: Web Sites - 1
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IGI/North America - 17
Pedigree Resource File - 11
Web Sites - 1
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 from that record-
 
1720 15 Jul Joseph French - Francis and Elizabeth     Which I find Intriguing Francis? That is an East New Jersey French name!
 
 This Somerset family additionally produces a Henry, and a John French - I think both are
names found on the tax list 1774 In Sussex NJ.... .)
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 Trying to put them on a time line I come up with -
 
JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Marriage: 1722 Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey
 JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Birth: About 1723 Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey
 
                               who is probably   Gender: M Birth/Christening 1723 <New Jersey City, , New Jersey
 Likely now Jersey City..
 
JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Marriage: 03 JAN 1749 Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey
9. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Birth: About 1752 , , New Jersey
 
                               11. JOSEPH FRENCH - International Genealogical Index / NA
Gender: Male Death: 1752   S/ of Thos French and Mary Allen

            No. 13 etc. Joseph, b. 14 Oct son of Robert French and Hannah Cottel appears to have died th
 
But let us not forget Sandys post:
 
Linda: This is what I have on my great-great-great-great grandfather, Joseph French, Sr. He was the son of Thomas French and Mary Allen. He was born 07/23/1698 in Rancocas, NJ. He married Allee 09/12/1722 at Shrewsbury, NJ Friends Meeting. He died 07/08/1752. He children are listed as Joseph, Jr., born 1722 in Shrewsbury, NJ, m. Hannah Horn. Aaron, b. 09/08/1739, Francis, Sr. (my g-g-g-grandfather), born 1740, Monmouth County, NJ, d. 1819, New Gretna, NJ and
Mary who married James Farrell, 1751. I believe that Lafford was Joseph, Jr.'s son. I haven't heard of Michael, Simon or William, but perhaps they were sons of Joseph also.
This line is the weak link in my genealogy chain. You see, there was a falling out between Thomas and his son, Joseph, Sr. and the line seems to stop there. The only children mentioned in the book, The History of the Thomas French family, which is in the Burlington County, NJ library are Joseph and Mary. Mary's husband was a lawyer and the executor of Thomas' estate. Joseph was only left five pounds and a pair of gloves. He should have inherited the bulk of his father's estate. My g-g-g-grandfather Francis, Sr. is not mentioned, although I have the genealogy listed elsewhere in handwritten form. I am looking for hard evidence, but have had no luck so far. If you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail me at erfrench44@hotmail.com. Sandy Johnson
 
 If any one has a handle on any of these Josephs, other than Joseph is probably Lafford's line, PLEASE respond.
Thanks
Dick

A William French was a member of Capt. Jacob Ten Eyck's company from (apparently) Bridgewater Township through 1881 .http://www.boundbrook.com/showBookPage.aspx?SourceGenus=Administration&SourceSpecies=Content&Book=History+of+Hunterdon+and+Somerset+Counties&PageName=Military81.Per

 
Joseph French was a member of Capt. Conrad Ten Eyck's Company as of 1776
 
SourceGenus=Administration&SourceSpecies=Content&Book=History+of+Hunterdon+and+Somerset+Counties&PageName=Military