Melvina French

1829–1896 (Age 66)
Harrison County, Indiana, USA

The Life of Melvina

When Melvina French was born on 31 August 1829, her father, Strawther French, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Goldsmith, was 23. She married Jared C Scott on 14 November 1852, in Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Penn Township, Stark, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died in January 1896, at the age of 66.

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Melvina French
Jared C Scott
Marriage: 14 November 1852
Harriet Jane Scott
George G Scott
Jerrad Bradford Scott

Spouse & Children

  • Female1829–1896Female

  • Jared C Scott


14 November 1852
Fulton, Illinois, United States


  • Harriet Jane Scott


  • George G Scott


  • Jerrad Bradford Scott


Parents & Siblings



  • Ellen J French


  • Female1829–1896Female

  • Caroline French


  • Ellen J. French


  • Mary J. French


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 19

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

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)

  • Marina Mc Cormick in household of William Mc Cormick, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Malvina French in household of Strawther French, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Melvina French in entry for Anderson Sturms and Mary E Mccormick, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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