Erasmus Darwin French

Male20 January 1822–September 1902

Brief Life History of Erasmus Darwin

When Erasmus Darwin French was born on 20 January 1822, in Middlesex, Middlesex, Yates, New York, United States, his father, Harvey French, was 33 and his mother, Amanda Hazelton, was 19. He married Cornerlia Seymour Cowles on 12 January 1858, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in San Pasqual, San Diego, California, United States in 1880. He died in September 1902, at the age of 80.

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Erasmus Darwin French
Cornerlia Seymour Cowles
Marriage: 12 January 1858
Lila French
Lula Charlotte French
Alfred Channing French
Addison Paine French

Sources (2)

  • Erasonus D. French, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Erasmus Darwin French, "California Great Registers, 1850-1920"

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  • Marriage
    12 January 1858San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    When Yates County was formed in 1823, Middlesex became part of the new county.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 3

    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.


    Age 24

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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