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French family from Marion County, Illinois
Posted by: Rick Thomas (ID *****9139) Date: February 01, 2009 at 09:39:16
In Reply to: French family from Marion County, Illinois by William Crane of 650

Bill,

1920 Federal Census, Sandoval, Marion County, Illinois (January 1920):

William T. French, 48, Lula 43, Essie, 10, Darrell, 6 months

1910 Federal Census, Odin, Marion County, Illinois:

William T. French, 36, Lue B. 33, Flossa F. 14, Troy H. 11, Essie, 9 months, Thomas Heninger, 27.

Of very strong potential, the following is from the 1850 Federal Census, Marion County, Illinois:

#706, John Peter French, 57, born probably Washington/Greene Co., TN, farmer, $1000, Elizabeth, 59, born VA
John Peter French died 16 Mar 1877 in Marion County, Illinois
John Peter French reportedly was the son of Henry French out of Rockingham County, New Hampshire
#708, Joseph French (see father immediately above), 33, born TN, farmer, $800, Susannah, 28, Stephen 6, Charles, 2, Elizabeth, 6 months, [all children born IL], Ursula Purcell, 26, Jemima Purcell, 12, William Purcell, 10.

The following is from the [24 August] 1860 Federal Census, Marion County, Illinois, Township 3, Range 2, page 187:

#1318, #1370, Joseph Hartman French, 42, born TN, farmer, $3,000, personal item value $500, Mary 29, born TN, Stephen 16, Elizabeth, 11, James W. 10, Thomas 9, Jasper 8, Ann S. 7, Laura 2 [all children born IL]

From the Illinois State Land Record Index (Marion County):

Joseph H. French, NWNW, 12 03N 02E 3 03/22/1839 Marion County, IL
Jospeh H. French, NENW, 12 03N 02E 3 07/20/1844 Marion County, IL



Joseph Hartman French, B 23 Jul 1817, D 9 Mar 1867, Alma, Marion Co., IL
#1-Mrs. Susannah Purcell, B 1822, D 5 Mar 1855 Marion County, IL (maiden name has to be proven)
Married 31 31 Jul 1843 in Marion County, Illinois
Joseph was the son of John Peter and Ann Elizabeth (Hartman) French
#2-Mary ____, B 1830 NC, D 17 Apr 1884 (last name could be Finch or Jones--has to be proven)
Married 8 Sep 1857 in Marion County, Illinois

1. Stephen French, B circa 1844, D unknown
2. Charles French, B circa 1847-1848, D by 1860
3. Elizabeth French, B circ 1849, D unknown
4. James W. French, B circa 1850, D unknown
5. Thomas French, B circa 1851, D unknown
Thomas is the likely father to William Thomas French (b 1872, d 1952)
Needs to be proven with three or more records
6. Ann S. French, B circa 1852, D unknown
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1. Laura French, B 1858, D unknown



William Thomas French, B 21 Oct 1872, Marion Co., IL, D 5 Apr 1952 Beggs, OK
Lula Bell Tate, B 8 Sep 1876 Marion Co., IL, D 21 Jul 1933 Beggs, OK

1. Floss F. French, B circa 1896, D
2. Troy H. French, B circa 1899, D 1961
3. Essie Lucille French, B circa 1909, D
4. Thomas Darrell French, B 1919, D 1975


These are not my lines--and have no interest in the family.


Rick Thomas
Alexandria, Virginia


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