Joseph Francis French

Male7 August 1830–15 December 1907

Brief Life History of Joseph Francis

When Joseph Francis French was born on 7 August 1830, in Bradford Burial Ground, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Moses E. French, was 29 and his mother, Anna W. Bailey, was 27. He married Roxanna Althea Twitchell on 10 September 1857, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He died on 15 December 1907, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77.

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Joseph Francis French
Roxanna Althea Twitchell
Marriage: 10 September 1857
Carrie Amanda French
Alice Greenwood French
Charles Herbert French
Fannie Josephine French
Lulia Florence French

Sources (35)

  • Joseph G French in household of Moses E French, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph S Franch, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Joseph F French, "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915"

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  • Marriage
    10 September 1857Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 6

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 33

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

    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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