Charity French

Brief Life History of Charity

When Charity French was born on 15 August 1747, in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jeremiah French Sr, was 25 and his mother, Hannah 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

Sources (29)

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

World Events (6)


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1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

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

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


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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