William French

1780–1829 (Age 49)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William

When William French was born in 1780, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, Uziah French, was 20 and his mother, Millie Phillips, was 20. He married Nancy Chapman about 1801, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lawrence, Missouri Territory, United States in 1815 and Independence, Arkansas, United States in 1824. He registered for military service in 1812. He died in 1829, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William French
Nancy Chapman
Marriage: about 1801
Frances French
Daniel Benjamin French
George H. French
William French
Thomas Jefferson French Sr
Jane French

Spouse and Children

about 1801
Tennessee, United States


    Frances French


    George H. French




    Daniel Benjamin French


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Millie Phillips




World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 12

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 14

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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)

  • Arkansas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1819-1870
  • Arkansas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1819-1870
  • 1810 United States Federal Census

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