James French

6 November 1808–18 April 1865 (Age 56)
Witney, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James French was born on 6 November 1808, in Witney, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander French, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Green, was 17. He married Frances Rawlins in 1840, in Witney, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 18 April 1865, in Blackstone, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

James French
1808–1865
Frances Rawlins
1813–1887
Marriage: 1840
George French
1840–1914
Fanny French
1843–1849
Thomas W French
1847–1913
Elizabeth Elvira French
1848–1886
Edward J French
1850–1858
Horatio French
1852–1854
Charlotte A French
1853–1854
Harriet O French
1855–1931

Spouse and Children

    Male1808–1865Male

    Frances Rawlins

    Female1813–1887Female

MARRIAGE
1840
Witney, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(8)

    George French

    Male1840–1914Male

    Fanny French

    Female1843–1849Female

    Thomas W French

    Male1847–1913Male

    Elizabeth Elvira French

    Female1848–1886Female

    Edward J French

    Male1850–1858Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander French

    Male1779–1838Male

    Elizabeth Green

    Female1791–1849Female

siblings

(2)

    Male1808–1865Male

    Jane French

    Female1822–1894Female

World Events (8)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 4

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 17

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • James French, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James French, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • James French, "United States Census, 1850"

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