Robert French

about 1790–28 February 1879 (Age 89)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert French was born about 1790, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James French, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Ferguson, was 35. He married Margaret Glancy about 1819, in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in South Shenango Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. He died on 28 February 1879, in Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, Jamestown, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Robert French
Margaret Glancy
Marriage: about 1819
James P. French
Eliza French
Robert G. French
William M. French
Hiram French
David French
John French
Sarah French
Maria French
James Dowling French

Spouse and Children

about 1819
Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

Age 1

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 29

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Robert French, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert French, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert French, "United States Census, 1830"

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