Charity French

15 August 1747–1813 (Age 65)
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Charity

When Charity French was born on 15 August 1747, in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jeremiah French, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Elizabeth Edwards, was 32. He married Mercy Dewey about 1768, in Dover Plains, Dover, Dutchess, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in 1813, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Charity French
Mercy Dewey
Marriage: about 1768
Charity French
Betsey French
William French
Sarah French

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1768Dover Plains, Dover, Dutchess, New York, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (6)

    Age 29
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
    Age 34
    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 36
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    English:ethnic name for someone from France, from Middle English frensh, frenche ‘French’ (Old English frencisc), or in some cases, perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs.variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (29)

    • Charity French, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Vermont, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1860
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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