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
1780–1829
Nancy Chapman
1778–1860
Marriage: about 1801
Frances French
1802–1853
Daniel Benjamin French
1822–1891
George H. French
1810–1892
William French
1813–1861
Thomas Jefferson French Sr
1819–1879
Jane French
1827–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1801
Tennessee, United States
children

(6)

    Frances French

    Female1802–1853Female

    George H. French

    Male1810–1892Male

    Male1813–1861Male

    Male1819–1879Male

    Daniel Benjamin French

    Male1822–1891Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1760–Male

    Millie Phillips

    Female1760–Female

siblings

(1)

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.

Possible Related Names

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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