(See Grant and Riley) -Joseph Mason, son of Robert Mosby and Margaret (Fields) French, was born near Stillwell Sept. 22, 1856, and was educated in the Cherokee National schools.
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He married at Fort Gibson on July 19, 1876, Sallie, daughter of John McNary and Nancy (Ivy) Riley, born Oct. 9, 1860. Mrs. French died Nov. 11, 1901.
They were the parents Frances Abigail born July 27, 1879, Jennie Myrtle, born February 7, 1881 ; Lewis, born July 28, 1883; Gypsy, born November 24, 1886; George Yarborough, born March 12, 1889; Beulah, born July 8, 1891; Cabal Vaughan, born Dec. 6, 1893; Josh Mason, born July 24, 1898; and John Foreman, born October 22, 1901.
Mr. French’s second wife, E. May (Elliott) French, is the mother of Nina, (born Feb. 1904, and Walter French, born Feb. 8, 1906.
Mr. French is a member of the Methodist Church, Knights of Pythias, and the Redman fraternities. He was elected superintendent of the Female Seminary in 1895.