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8 ASA FRENCH (Aaron1), b. July 8, 1780, Essex Co., N. J.; d. Aug. 9, 1845, Miami Co., O.; m. (1st), 1301, Sarah Jackson (b. Apr. 24, 1780; d. Mar. 26,1820); m. (2nd). Miami Co., O., Hannah Davis (b. Feb. 19, 1800, near Lexington, Ky.; d. Mar. 5, 1883, near Troy, O.). Asa French moved from Greene Co., Pa., to Miami Co., O., 1811.

Children of first marriage:

68 EZEKIEL FRENCH, b. Aug. 20, 1802, near Amity, Pa.; d. Feb. 2, 1889, S. Bend, Ind.; m. Elizabeth Hilliard. Ch.: CHARLES HILLIARD, d. (m. Mary Eliza Stillman). SARAH d. (m. Francis Clark, s. of Dr. Francis, Ft. Madison, Ind). FRANCES ROSETTA. ELLA MAY (Loring), d. m.

69 SIMEON FRENCH, b. Jan. 7, 1804, near Amity, Pa.; d. July 5, 1889, Springfield, O.; m. (1st) Mar. 25, 1830, Martha McKaig Telford (Andrew). Ch.: ANDREW TELFORD, d. SARAH JANE, d. m. (Cap’t) MILTON, d. SAMUEL, d. m. THOMAS BRAINARD, d. JULIA ANN, d. QUINCY ADAMS, d. m.; no ch. ASA, m. MARTHA MCKAIG, d. m. Simeon French6 s m. (2nd) Oct. 14, 1847, Piqua, O., Permilla Culver. Ch.: SALOMA, m. MARIETTA, m. HOWARD, m. LEANDER LINCOLN, m.

70 AARON FRENCH, b. Sep. 29, 1805, near Amity, Pa.; d. Feb. 12, 1880, Leesburg, Ind.; m. (1st) 1826, Susannah Dye. Ch.: JOHN (d. Elco, Nev.) ; m. MARGARET, d. m. CAROLINE, d. (m. Ezekiel Sayers). BENNET, m. EZEKIEL (d. in Cal.). DAVID (b. Aug. 17, 1839; lives at Pierceton, Ind; m. Sarah Elizabeth O’Brien; ch.: William Aaron, d. in infancy). RACHEL, d. m. MARTHA, d. m. Aaron French 70 m. (2nd) Mariah McCullen (d. Aug. 6, 1879, age 75 yrs. 7 mos. 16 ds.). Ch.: ASA, d. (age about 4 yrs.).

71 MARGARET FRENCH, b. June 16, 1807; d. Nov. 4, 1892; m. Oct. 17, 1830, Thomas Jefferson Sayers. Ch.: EZEKIEL FRENCH, m. JOHN HAMILTON, d. m. SAMUEL HARRISON, m. SARAH FRENCH, m. ENOS FRENCH, m. JUDSON, m. MILTON CARY, d. m. FRANCIS, d. (age 6 yrs.).

72 JACOB FRENCH, b. Dec. 12, 1808, near Amity, Pa.; d. Dec. 14, 1880, Arkansas City, Kan.; m. (1st) Sarah Elizabeth LeFevre. Ch.: NAOMI, d. m MIA ANN, d. m. MINOR, m. ASA, m. CHARLES LEMUEL, m. Jacob French72 m. (2nd) Dica McMann, wid. of Levi Baker. Ch.: ELIZABETH, m. JACOB. MALISSA EMALINE (Durham), m. WILLIAM SAMUEL. AMA and IDA (twins), d. CORA, m. SOPHRONIA, m. Jacob French72 was a Baptist preacher, but late in life became an Adventist. In 1849 he traveled overland from Kosciusco Co., Ind., to Cal., in search of gold.

73 ENOS FRENCH, b. June 20, 1810, near Amity, Pa.; d. 1854, Urbana, O.; m. (1st) Piqua, O., Julia Moore; no ch. m. (2nd), Lebanon, O., Harriet VanHorne. Ch.: WILLIAM, d. ENOS VANHORNE, d.; (m. Matilda Truitt). Enos French 75 was a Baptist preacher; no descendants now living.

74 SUSANNAH FRENCH, b. June 19, 1812; d. age 6 yrs.

75 LEWIS FRENCH, b. Jan. 24, 1814, Miami Co., O.; d. Sep. 4, 1885; m. (1st) Aug. 12, 1841, Maria Sargent. Ch.: GEORGE BROWN, d. LEWIS ALBERT, d. DAVID SARGENT (b. Apr. 4, 1844; m. Cornelia Mitchell). Lewis French75 m. (2nd) Apr. 14, 1848, Rachel Gatch, widow. Ch.: WILLIAM, d. JOHN. Lewis French75 m. (3rd) July 12, 1855, Jane Clairie. Ch.: MORRIS STROUD (m.; dau. Susan Witmer, m.). Lewis French75 was a lawyer at Cincinnati, O.

76 DAVID SHIDELER FRENCH, b. June 1, 1815, Miami Co., O.; d. Nov. 2, 1880, Brookston, Ind.; m. Jan. 9, 1842, Bloomfield, Ill., Hannah Clark (Dr. Chester). Ch.: ADELAIDE, d. m. LEWIS THEADORE, m. JUDSON ALFONSO, d. EMARILLA, d. CHESTER CLARK (Brookston, Ind.). FRANK DAVID, m. (2). VIOLA, d. David Shideler French76 was a Baptist preacher and editor; was treasurer of Fountain Co., Ind.

77 PRISCILLA FRENCH, b. Nov. 19, 1816; d. 1870; m. William Green. Ch.: ABBOTT, d. MARTHA, d. m. SARAH MARIA, m. WILLIAM, (m. Mary Thackara). ELIZA, d.

78 SON, b. Nov. 1, 1818; d. same month.

Children of Asa French,8 second marriage:

79 ASA DAVIS FRENCH, b. Apr. 16, 1822; d. Aug. 13, 1891, Heppner, Ore.; m. Ruth Glancy. Ch.: MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE (of Heppner, Ore.), m. JOHN GLANCY, m. MILLARD FILMORE. ELLA, d. m. HANNAH, m. In 1849 Asa Davis French79 with a company of 150 men went from O. to Cal. in search of gold. He remained three years and was successful.

80 HANNAH FRENCH, b. Aug. 24, 1823; d. Aug. 23, 1882; m. Oct. 7, 1845, Miami Co., O., Stephen Davis Green. Ch.: ASA THOMAS, d. ZELORA (m. Medora Arbuckle). SARAH ELIZA (m. Alonzo Thackara; ch., Fairy (Mead). JOSEPH FRENCH (Gregory, Tex.), m.; GLENN, m.

81 SARAH FRENCH, b. June 25, 1825; lives at Brookston, Ind.; m. Sep. 27, 1851, Urbana, O., William Ripley (b. Mar. 7, 1824; d. July 23, 1898), s. of Jacob Ripley and Amelia Boswell, his w. Ch.: HANNAH LOUISE (Barnes), m. ANNA AMELIA (Wallace) m. SARAH, d. VAN GLENN (m. Mary Emma Pettit). DELL (Pettit) m. JENNIE CLAIRE (Wright) m.

82 ELI FRENCH, b. Mar. 17,1827; d. Mar. 20, 1841.

83 CYNTHIA FRENCH, b. Feb. 19, 1829; d. Mar. 26, 1884; m. Isaac Cooper Glenn; no ch.

84 SON, b. Mar. 10, 1831; d. Mar. 1831.

85 MOSES FRAZER FRENCH, b. Feb. 21, 1832, Miami Co., O.; m. (1st) Mar. 6, 1866, Martha Catharine Jordan (d. Oct. 7, 1878). Ch.: INDEPENDENCE (b. July 4, 1867; m. Harry Bathis, paymaster, U. S. Navy). Moses Frazer French85 m. (2nd) Aug. 21, 1888, Sarah Belle Pitts; he lives at Remington, Ind.

86 WILLIAM FRENCH, b. Nov. 27, 1833; d. Mar. 27, 1867, White Co., Ind.; m. Mar. 12, 1861, Mary Susan Ash (b. Oct. 27, 1837; d. Nov. 18, 1901). Ch.: CHARLES JOSEPH, d. (m. Emma Adell Archer). JAMES FORDYCE (m. Anna Hildebrand). WILLIAM (m. Ruth Burget). WILBUR, d.

87 JAMES FRENCH, b. Aug. 6, 1835; d. Mar. 18, 1864, from illness contracted in trenches of Union army during siege of Vicksburg.

88 SILAS FRENCH, b. Oct. 3, 1837; d. Sep. 30, 1888, Heppner, Ore.; m. (1st) Emilie Estey. Ch.: WILBUR; d. in childhood; m. (2nd) ; no ch.

89 MICHEAL FRENCH, b. July 8, 1839; d. Nov. 30, 1882, Brookston, Ind.; m. Oct. 12, 1862, (Cap’t) Andrew Cochran (Andrew). Ch.: SHERMAN (m. Emma Jane Currie). CLYDE COOPER (m. Ella Martha Stoudt).

90 JOSEPH WASHINGTON FRENCH, b. May 20,1841; lives at Hysham, Mont.; m. Mar. 15, 1866, Alda Estey (b. Apr. 28, 1844). Ch.: IDA MAY, d. ELWOOD ESTEY, m. ALFORD HARRISON, m. CLARA EMILY, m. CLARENCE ELMER. FRANK, m.

MLA Source Citation:

French, Charles Newton. Aaron French and his descendants. Chicago: Priv. print., 1910. Web. 1 February 2015. - Last updated on Apr 3rd, 2013

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