Mercy French

1769–1856 (Age 87)
Manchester, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Mercy

When Mercy French was born on 21 March 1769, in Manchester, Bennington, Vermont, United States, her father, Lieutenant Jeremiah French, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Wheeler, was 23. She married David Sheek in 1785, in Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 29 November 1856, in Mille Roches Island, Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Mercy French
1769–1856
David Sheek
1763–1821
Marriage: 1785
Mary Margaret Sheek
1786–
Elsie Sheek
1790–
Sheek
1794–
David Sheek
1800–
Elsie Sheek
1806–
Sheek
Marilla Sheek
1798–
Guy Edwin Sheek
1803–1865
Caroline Melinda Sheek
1806–1851

Spouse & Children

  • Female1769–1856Female

  • David Sheek

    Male1763–1821Male

MARRIAGE
1785
Canada
children

(9)

  • Mary Margaret Sheek

    Female1786–Female

  • Elsie Sheek

    Female1790–Female

  • Sheek

    Female1794–Female

  • Marilla Sheek

    Female1798–Female

  • David Sheek

    Male1800–Male

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 7

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 22

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 25

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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 .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Family Data Collection - Individual Records

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