Lucy French

March 1772–24 April 1869 (Age 97)
Trumbull, North Stratford, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Lucy

When Lucy French was born in March 1772, in Trumbull, North Stratford, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John French, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Robinson, was 39. She married Ebenezer Hawley on 4 March 1797, in Trumbull, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1860. She died on 24 April 1869, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 97.

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Ebenezer Hawley
Lucy French
Marriage: 4 March 1797
Betsy Hawley
Sally Hawley
Ransom Hawley
Levi Hawley

Spouse and Children

4 March 1797
Trumbull, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 9

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 28

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Lucy Hawley in household of Betsey Hawley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lucy Hawley, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"
  • Lucey French, "Connecticut, Church Records, 1660-1955"

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