Charity French

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

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

Spouse and Children

about 1768
Dover Plains, Dover, Dutchess, New York, United States


    Charity French



    William French



Parents and Siblings



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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 and Scottish:1. ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. 2. variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charity French in entry for William French, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Charity French, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Charity French, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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