Simon French

Brief Life History of Simon

When Simon French was born in March 1846, in Union Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States, his father, Philip Brown French, was 39 and his mother, Amy DeMott, was 29. He married Louisa Davis on 15 February 1872, in Gibson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Patoka, White River Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Fort Branch, Union Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1925, at the age of 79, and was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Indiana, United States.

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Simon French
Louisa Davis
Marriage: 15 February 1872
Rosetta French
Stella Mae French
Nevada French
Jesse Brown French
Mary E. French
Samuel Ruben French
Barney Walter French

Sources (14)

  • Simon French in household of Ann French, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Simon French, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Simon French in entry for Samuel Ruben French, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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Historical Boundaries: 1852: Gibson, Indiana, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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