John French

21 February 1746–18 July 1829 (Age 83)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John French was born on 21 February 1746, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Deacon Ephraim French, was 47 and his mother, Bethia Dean, was 40. He married Lydia Allen on 6 January 1771, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 18 July 1829, in Seekonk, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Newman Cemetery, East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

John French
1746–1829
Lydia Allen
1750–1835
Marriage: 6 January 1771
Lydia French
1771–
Emma French
1788–1810
Otis French
1773–1834
Belle French
1775–
Olivia French
1777–1834
John French
1779–1791
Squire French
1781–1869
Bethiah French
1782–1844
Benjamin French
1784–1856
Ame French
1787–
Cyril French
1790–1864

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 January 1771
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1776

Age 30

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 30

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1789

Age 43

George Washington elected first president of United States.

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)

  • John in entry for Benjamin French, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John in entry for Benjamin French, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • John in entry for Cyril French, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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