Abel French

15 August 1766–17 November 1843 (Age 77)
Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abel

When Abel French was born on 15 August 1766, in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ebenezer French Jr., was 31 and his mother, Rebecca Kidder, was 36. He married Betsy Merriam on 2 December 1802, in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 17 November 1843, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Menands, Colonie, Albany, New York, United States.

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Abel French
Betsy Merriam
Marriage: 2 December 1802
Franklin French

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    Betsy Merriam


2 December 1802
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


    Franklin French


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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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New York is the 11th state.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 21

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abel in entry for Franklin A. French, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Abel French, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abel French, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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